Biological Research Associate III

Irvine, CA, United States
Feb 23, 2021
Science/R&D, Research
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 . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

Envision working with energetic colleagues and inspirational leaders. Now, place yourself in that mix; leading discussions, asking the right questions and driving results.

What Your New Manager Wants You To Know

Allergan Aesthetics, Aesthetics Biological Research is seeking a highly motivated and innovative candidate for role of Biological Research Associate III - In vivo and cell-based potency and pharmacology assays. The successful candidate for this position will work independently and contribute to projects aimed at characterizing protein-based therapeutics. He/she will be carrying out a variety of primarily neuronal assays and cell-based assays to evaluate the activity and functionality of therapeutic proteins. This individual will organize, analyze and interpret results, come forward with recommendations, and communicate and present in team meetings and reports. The ideal candidate will be able to propose and design assays and have exceptional troubleshooting skills. Experience with rodent models, establishing cell cultures, western blots, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) is required. Working experience with immunohistochemistry is a plus. The successful candidate will collaborate extensively with other Research Associates and Scientists while taking personal responsibility for the success of assigned tasks and projects.

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
  • Design and perform cell based assays and in vivo assay
  • Innovate and help develop technologies
  • Write protocols, reports, and present data findings to multidisciplinary teams



You Bring
  • Bachelor-level education in biological science field and 2-4 years specific experience, or Master in Cell & Molecular Biology, Pharmacology or related discipline.
  • Extensive experience with primary cell culture, western blots (native and SDS-PAGE), and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) is required.
  • Working experience with rodent models, including injection and handling of animals is required.
  • Extensive experience with developing, performing and troubleshooting assays.
  • Exceptional writing and communication skills. Computer skills: advanced knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and GraphPad Prism.
  • Familiarity with the product development process for medical devices, biologics, and/or cell/tissue products

In this role, we're looking for a leader who will :

• Act as an Owner

• Be Excellence Focused

• Act as an Influencer

Significant Work Activities
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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.