Associate Scientist II, Bioprocess Development

Worcester, MA, United States
Jan 26, 2021
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 .

The Commercial Manufacturing Support group within the BioProcess Development Department supports biologic product manufacturing, drives, and implements improvement of processes and technologies for commercial drugs to meet AbbVie's quality, compliance, financial and innovation goals for the benefit of our internal/external programs. We have an exciting opportunity for an Associate Scientist II position based in Worcester, MA.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Be the subject matter expert for biologic production manufacturing processes at both small and large scale. This includes supporting downstream process transfer, facility fit, troubleshooting, and technical investigations
  • Work with Production, Facilities, Engineering, and Quality to support manufacturing deviation investigation for late clinical stage and commercial biologics manufacturing processes
  • Assist the alignment with GMP compliance and regulatory requirement
  • Support quality risk management and manufacturing audit.
  • Author site statement papers and risk assessment reports
  • Assists in and initiate continuous improvement activities
  • Performs data acquisition, trending and analysis in a timely manner. Assists in experimental designs and data interpretation
  • Documents work appropriately in lab notebooks and technical memos; and writing technical reports


Key AbbVie 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. • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement. • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality.

Basic Requirements: • BS or MS in Chemical or Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry, or related field with 2+ years (BS) or 0+ years (MS) of relevant pharmaceutical industry experience• Understands basic scientific/engineering principles applicable to assigned tasks. • Capability to consult literature/reports or other independent research to understand and develop scientific purposes of assignments. • Has demonstrated ability to identify critical information from own work and has also contributed to experimental design. • Good communication and scientific skills, the desire and drive to grow and develop scientifically. • Ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative and dynamic environment. • Strong sense of urgency and self-motivated desire to achieve. • Must have a "results-oriented" work ethic and a positive, "can-do" attitude.

Preferred: • Previous biopharmaceutical industry experience within relevant scientific discipline. • Purification experience on centrifugation, chromatography, and filtration. • Prior experience with manufacturing support and knowledge of process development.

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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.