Senior Scientist Bioanalysis

Lake County, IL, United States
Dec 16, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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The candidate for this Senior Scientist position will be working in the Method Development & Validation group of AbbVie's Bioanalysis and Biotransformation department. The primary responsibility will be for developing methods for small and large molecule analysis as well as for endogenous and exogenous biomarkers.

The individual will be expected to have extensive experience in developing and validating LCMS based methods in a regulated environment. In addition, the individual will have opportunities to contribute to broader areas within DMPK as their experience and expertise warrants.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Developing and validating bioanalytical methods for large and small molecules on LCMS platforms
  • Maintain awareness of evolving trends in separations and mass spectrometry
  • Use and manage biohazardous matrices (e.g., plasma, serum, urine, blood, tissue, etc.)
  • Author method documents for regulated analysis
  • Author scientific papers for publication
  • Maintain and troubleshoot complex LC systems and ultra-sensitive mass spectrometers
  • Expertise in the cutting-edge assay technologies and excellent assay troubleshooting skills

Level and compensation will be commensurate with experience.


  • Ph.D. with no additional experience or M.S. with 8+ years of pharma or CRO experience and a degree in Analytical Chemistry or related field required.
  • Experience with Hamilton Starlet automated liquid handling instruments is a plus.
  • Experience with operating Shimadzu and Leap Liquid Chromatography instruments.
  • Experience with operating API3000, API4000, API5000, API5500, and API6500 Applied Biosystems Mass Spectrometers.
  • Experience with electronic laboratory notebook software, WATSON Laboratory Information Management Software (LIMS), and Applied Biosystems Analyst Software.
  • Familiarity with regulatory guidelines for bioanalysis and experience working in a regulated environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently with minimal supervision in managing multiple projects and priorities and work well within a team, and a desire to learn specific techniques for bioanalysis

  • Ph.D. with typically 4+ years of experience or M.S. with 10+ years of pharma or CRO experience and a degree in Analytical Chemistry or related field required.

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 course quickly where indicated.
  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo.
  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement.
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
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