Scientist II/ Senior Scientist I, In Vivo Pharmacologist

Lake County, IL, United States
Nov 21, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
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 .

Our expanding In Vivo Pharmacology group in Lake County, IL has an opening for a motivated in vivo pharmacologist who is committed to the discovery and development of innovative therapeutics. As a key member of the team, you will be responsible for both small molecule and biologics, with a focus on diseases of aging (including neurodegenerative, mitochondrial, and fibrotic disorders). Additionally, you will interact with our in vitro biology, translational/ biomarkers, and medicinal chemistry teams to advance therapeutic agents through the R&D pipeline!


Position will be hired based on level of education and experience.
  • Bachelors, Masters, or PhD in physiology, pharmacology, molecular biology, or any related field of biology with 7-10+ (BS), 5-8+ (MS), or 0+ (PhD) years of experience
  • Proven expertise with design and execution of studies utilizing in vivo / ex vivo techniques in rodents is required. This includes measurements of animal behavior, tissue collection, and analysis by biochemical or histological methods.
  • Experience with drug formulation and administration via SC, PO, IP, and IV routes
  • Familiarity with data analysis, presentation, management, and statistical software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, Prism) is necessary
  • Experience with ELISA / MSD methods and/or immunohistochemistry of paraffin/frozen sections for analysis of rodent tissue samples is desired
  • Familiarity of in vivo imaging approaches (e.g. optical, ultrasound) and familiarity with instrumentation is preferred
  • Experience with drug formulation and administration via SC, PO, IP, and IV routes
  • Exceptional communication skills and the willingness to work with a cross-functional team of researchers is essential

Key Leadership Competencies
  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance
  • Learns fast, grasps the 'essence' and can change the course quickly where indicated
  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality

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Equal Employment Opportunity
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