Associate Scientist II

Lake County, Illinois
Apr 27, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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The In Vivo Tumor Biology team in Lake County is seeking a tumor biologist to support discovery and development of innovative cancer therapeutics, both small molecule and biologics. 


Position will be hired based on level of education and experience.

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in physiology, pharmacology, molecular biology or any related field of biology
  • 2+(BS) or 0+(MS) years of experience
  • Proven expertise with the design and execution of studies regarding efficacy of cancer drugs in mouse models is required
  • Ability to establish new xenograft models and explore molecular disease targets and mechanisms of drug action by performing supporting assays (e.g. 3D assays, tissue culture, FACS, Immunoassays, etc.) is preferred  
  • Experience with drug administration via SC, PO, IP, IM and IV routes
  • Familiarity with data analysis, presentation, management, and statistical software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, Study Director, JMP) is essential
  • Understanding of optical imaging approaches in vivo and familiarity with instrumentation (e.g. IVIS instrument) is preferred
  • Knowledge of PK/PD related to protein therapy, protein analytical methods and tumor models in vitro is an advantage
  • The willingness to work with a multidisciplinary team of researchers is essential
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential

Key Leadership 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
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality

Significant Work Activities
Yes, 5 % of the Time
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