Associate II / Scientist I, Analytical Chemistry

Lake County, IL, United States
Feb 03, 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 .

AbbVie Analytical Research & Development (Analytical R&D) is a global analytical sciences organization responsible for all CMC analytical activities related to the development of AbbVie's pharmaceutical products. Our scope includes AbbVie's diverse pipeline of innovative small molecule and therapeutic biologic medicines and spans from the selection of Discovery candidate molecules through the transition of analytical methods and testing to commercial labs to support product launch. We are building a world-class team of scientists and leaders who will drive the advancement of industry-leading analytical capabilities and make meaningful contributions to advance AbbVie's pipeline of innovative medicines. Careers in AbbVie Analytical R&D provide unique opportunities to work with global and cross-functional teams to drive exceptional science and innovative product development strategies. We are looking for diverse candidates with strong scientific and leadership experience to join the AbbVie Analytical R&D team and can offer exciting and rewarding career opportunities for these candidates.

Role Overview

Within Analytical R&D, the Dissolution group focuses on the development of commercial dissolution methods with the emphasis on biopharmaceutics, clinical relevance, and fundamental understanding. The group is highly cross-functional and works closely with our internal Analytical R&D colleagues, as well as with Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics, Formulation and Process Development, and Sciences & Technologies and Operations.

Key Responsibilities
  • Independently design and conduct critical experiments, generating reliable and precise data. Interpret results and draw conclusions.
  • Understand relevant scientific literature and apply theoretical framework to solving problems within scientific discipline in a timely manner.
  • Implement and may innovate or modify experimental protocols to suit changing needs of research and development sciences.
  • Report and/or present conclusions of defined experiments to within function and cross-functional partners.
  • Understand the goal of his/her individual project(s) as well as the program.
  • Impact projects predominantly through lab activities and/or experimental design.
  • Demonstrate initiative/skill in new drug release techniques and laboratory automation.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment. Independently use and troubleshoot analytical instruments including HPLC and chromatography data systems.
  • Strong documentation skills, familiarity of GMP and GLP.
  • Understand and adhere to corporate standards regarding code of conduct. Ensure safety and GxP requirements are met when performing tasks.

  • BS/BA in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Medical Technology, Biology or related field with typically 2-5 years laboratory experience.
  • MS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Medical Technology, Biology or related field with typically 0-2 years laboratory experience.
  • Analytical chemistry experience within the Pharmaceutical industry preferred.
  • Experience in Dissolution testing is highly desirable.

Significant Work Activities
Yes, 10 % of the Time
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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.