Senior Biological Research Scientist

Irvine, CA, United States
Nov 10, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
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Envision working with energetic colleagues and inspirational leaders. Now, place yourself in that mix; leading discussions, asking the right questions and driving results. AbbVie is always striving to find top scientists to work at our Irvine, CA site

Senior Biological Research Scientist, Irvine, CA

What your manager wants you to know:

"I'm looking for a team player with experience modeling disease through complex in vitro methods to join our Eye Care Research group. If you want to be part of a team committed to tackling challenging scientific problems to discover new medicines for vision-threatening disease and enjoy collaboration and critical thinking, I would be very interested in receiving your resume. Let's discuss what you can bring to the team and how the team might help you achieve your goals for the future."

YOU WILL: The successful candidate will lead and contribute to implementation of strategies for discovery and validation of targets in ophthalmology . You will participate in a team of scientists to lead various activities including target identification/validation and drug discovery using in vitro, in vivo and/or omics methodologies to evaluate pharmacology in collaboration with internal and external stake holders/experts . You will be a highly motivated, hands-on experimentalist who is also capable of leading scientific projects. Emphasis is on the ability to successfully perform hands-on work, demonstrate scientific leadership skills and interact in a team environment. Prior experience in fields of ophthalmology, vision research, complex in vitro models (iPSC-derived cells, co-culture, organoids), or in drug development an asset. In addition, the candidate should have a strong track record of cross-functional collaborations along with excellent written and oral communication skills.

Be a trusted and expert scientific partner with experience and passion for the following:
  • Research and understand relevant target/disease biology; design and implement experimentation to validate hypotheses
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Active participation in program/project team meeting. Provide critical technical evaluation of program research activities. Issue technical reports for internal distribution.
  • Prepare presentations and represent the group to cross-functional teams
  • Maintain awareness of current developments in the field through comprehensive reading and analysis of the literature and attendance at appropriate scientific meetings


  • Ph.D. in biology or equivalent with experience in immunology, dermatology and pharmacological evaluation of drugs, 3+ years of postdoctoral or industry experience preferred.
  • Experience in the fields of ophthalmology, vision research desired
  • Experience in a drug development setting desired
  • Experience with in vitro and in vivo functional assays and the application of these techniques to pharmacological studies required
  • Experience in bioinformatics / molecular target ID a plus
  • Strong scientific skills with the ability to collaborate with project team members
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Committed to the values of integrity, accountability, transparency, scientific rigor and drive

  • Excellence Focused
  • Open and Authentic
  • Ownership Thinker


Job Type


Equal Employment Opportunity
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