Senior Scientist I/II, Process Chemistry

Lake County, IL, United States
Nov 04, 2020
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Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women's health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

Process Research and Development is responsible for inventing and executing the chemical processes and preparing active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) to enable clinical trials, toxicology studies and drug product development for Abbvie's pre-clinical and clinical candidates. We create valuable intellectual property through composition of matter, chemical processes, and technology resulting in a cost effective commercial manufacturing process. We develop the supply chain for APIs, prepare and defend CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control) regulatory content.

AbbVie is seeking a creative and highly motivated chemist to work in it the Center of Catalysis to conduct research and development of state-of-the-art catalytic methods (e.g., photoredox catalysis, C-H activation, non-precious metal catalysis, C-X cross coupling, asymmetric hydrogenation, etc.) for applications spanning the continuum of pharmaceutical discovery through development and commercialization. The candidate will collaborate within diverse project teams in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.



The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. degree or commensurate experience and capability in an area of catalysis (organo-, photoredox, organometallic, etc.) along with a track record of success. The position requires creativity; leadership; expertise and knowledge of physical organic chemistry, modern spectroscopic methods, high-throughput experimental and analytical techniques; the ability to communicate effectively; and active participation in cross-functional teams. Proactively seeks out new information in the literature and incorporate sthis into individual project(s) as well as the overall program. Seize opportunities to pursue project relevant leads that are in line with the group's strategy. Maintain a high level of personal productivity in the lab.


  • BS, MS, or PhD and 10-12 (BS), 8-10 (MS), or 0-4 (PhD) years of experience.
  • PhD in chemistry strongly preferred
  • Necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to do the job.
  • Expertise in one or more areas of catalysis (e.g., organo-, organometallic, photoredox, etc.).
  • A strong theoretical understanding of physical organic chemistry and its practical application.
  • Understanding of and proficiency in modern spectroscopic (NMR, FTIR, and MS), high-throughput and analytical (HPLC, GC) techniques.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to work collaboratively in multiple, cross-functional teams.
  • Keeps accurate and current records of research and project related activities.

Job level will be commensurate with experience

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