AbbVie

Scientific Associate

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Irvine, CA, United States
Posted
Nov 25, 2020
Ref
205252
Required Education
Associate 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 www.abbvie.com . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

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What Your New Manager Wants You To Know

"I'm looking for an integral team member to support the development of protein therapeutics in a dynamic and highly matrixed Discovery organization. If you have meticulous attention to detail and are interested in supporting laboratory operations, sample inventory, and technical assays, I would be very interested in receiving your resume. Let's discuss how you can support the success of an innovative Discovery research team."

Allergan Aesthetics R&D, Biological Research is seeking a highly motivated and innovative candidate for the role of Scientific Associate, Aesthetic Biologic Inventory Management.

The successful candidate will have a critical role in supporting the overall Aesthetics Biological Research Program by managing inventory, administration of personnel training, and management of personnel security access. He/she will be the team Subject Matter Expert regarding a custom inventory database as well as policies and procedures for registration, use, shipment, and receipt of inventory. The candidate will coordinate and oversee inventory audits and will represent the team in interactions with EH&S and both internal and external auditing agencies. The candidate will identify and recommend changes in policies, procedures, and software design. He/She will coordinate shipment and receipt of samples, including entry of inventory into the electronic inventory system. Responsibilities will also include management of a freezer monitoring system.

The candidate will also utilize a learning management system to administer and track personnel training on required SOPs. He/She will complete, submit, and manage security access requests for secured lab areas. In addition to the Biologic inventory responsibilities, the candidate will also support the team with protein quantification, SDS-PAGE, Western blot, and additional protein and DNA analysis, including documentation of results. Candidate will also partner with Departmental Lab Operations staff to escort vendors and service technicians during on-site visits into research labs.

The position is an entry level position in the scientific track at AbbVie supporting highly regulated inventory requirements. The candidate must productively interact with and accept direction from multiple different team members in a highly matrixed organization. The position requires participation in team discussions and decisions, and will also require proactive interaction with other departments, e.g., EH&S, IT, etc.

Furthermore, the position requires the individual to work with and in areas requiring select agents and Toxins access (i.e. Biosafety level 2 and biosafety level 3 laboratories). Access to and use of select agents is regulated by federal policies. Therefore, the candidate must conduct all work activities in compliance with AbbVie internal and applicable regulatory requirements. AbbVie internal requirements include compliance with ethics, environmental health and safety, financial, human resources, and general business policies, requirements and objectives.

YOU ARE more than just a title, YOU ARE...

First class team player : collaborate across multiple disciplines to ensure compliance and ability to influence cross-functional teams and senior leadership.

You Will
  • Coordinate with PIs to oversee and document inventory audits of cold storage units, including regular spot checks. Work with PIs, EHS, and IT communicate departmental needs and to evaluate the impact of changes to the inventory system. Recommend policy and procedural changes and test the inventory system as needed.
  • Coordinate with PIs to oversee and document inventory audits of cold storage units, including regular spot checks. Work with PIs, EHS, and IT communicate departmental needs and to evaluate the impact of changes to the inventory system. Recommend policy and procedural changes and test the inventory system as needed.
  • Track and administer departmental SOP training via the learning management system. Work with appropriate lab personnel to identify and update policies and procedures.
  • Track and administer departmental SOP training via the learning management system. Work with appropriate lab personnel to identify and update policies and procedures.
  • Support the program by running protein quantification, SDS-PAGE, and Western blots, including the required documentation and interpretation of results.
  • Escort vendors and service technicians during on-site visits into research labs.
  • Attend and participate in lab, team and departmental meetings by updating on inventory-related activities, which may include in person training of personnel.

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Qualifications

You Bring

Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, or related life science field and 1 - 3 years relevant experience supporting complex, highly regulated laboratory activities.

In this role, we're looking for a leader who will :
  • Act as an Owner
  • Be Excellence Focused
  • Act as an Influencer


Travel
Yes, 10 % of the Time

Job Type
Standard

Schedule
Full-time

Equal Employment Opportunity
At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.