Scientist I, Precision Medicine Oncology Genomics

Redwood City, California
Apr 18, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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Experienced Molecular Biologist – Precision Medicine Oncology Genomics

The Precision Medicine Oncology Genomics team is committed to drive translational genomic biomarker efforts for our pre-clinical and clinical stage programs. We are seeking an experienced, highly motivated molecular biologist with expertise in genomic methods to join the team at AbbVie Redwood City and support cutting-edge translational genomic research and biomarker efforts for our drug development pipeline.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform single cell/CITE-Seq experiment and rigorous qualification checking to ensure high quality and reproducible data in a timely manner.
  • Plan, organize and perform next generation sequencing library prep experiments independently.
  • Generate reports and present to the team.
  • Interpret and draw conclusions from QC results and optimize assay performance to farther project goals.
  • Read relevant literature and adapt novel scientific methodology to advance research in single cell genomics.
  • 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 3+ years of molecular biology experience.
  • Broad and versatile technical expertise in molecular biology and genomics assays (DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, exome and RNA-Seq library prep etc).
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work successfully in a team environment.
  • Good general laboratory and organizational skills.
  • 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 genomics field is desired.
  • Proficiency in single cell/CITE-Seq experiments and long reads sequencing in academic or industry setting is preferred.

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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