Scientist I, Translational Research

Redwood City, CA, United States
Feb 04, 2021
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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Experienced Cellular/Molecular Biologist - Translational Oncology

The Precision Medicine Translational Oncology group is committed to drive translational and biomarker efforts for our pre-clinical and clinical stage programs. We are seeking an experienced, highly motivated cellular/molecular biologist to join the Translational Oncology team at AbbVie Redwood City and drive translational research and biomarker efforts for our Immune-Oncology pipeline.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Investigate, identify, develop and optimize assays and cellular models for interrogation of Immune-Oncology biology, and perform standard biochemical, cellular and molecular techniques.
  • Generate reliable and reproducible data in a timely manner. Analyze, organize and manage data independently. Generate reports and present to the team.
  • Interpret results and draw conclusions from own multistage experiments and suggest, design and pursue relevant experiments that farther project goals.
  • Read relevant literature and adapt scientific efforts to advance research in the area.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary research team in an exciting, fast-paced environment under the mentorship of a supervisor.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Master's or Bachelor's Degree in Life Sciences field with a minimum of 2+ years (MS) or 5+ years (BS) of cellular and molecular biology experience.
  • Broad and versatile technical expertise in immunological, cell/molecular biology, and biochemical assays (flow cytometry, ELISA, western blotting, cell culture techniques, immune cell function assays, etc).
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work successfully in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills as well as excellence and productivity in independent research.
  • Must be proactive and able to work effectively on multiple projects in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Background in cancer research, immune-oncology or immunology is desired
  • Proficiency in flow cytometry and immunological experimental approaches
  • 10+ years of experience in academic or industry setting

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Yes, 5 % of the Time
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Equal Employment Opportunity
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