Scientist / Senior Scientist, Non-Clinical Study Monitoring

Irvine, California
Jun 15, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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The Scientist / Senior Scientist, Non-Clinical Study Monitoring is responsible for monitoring non-clinical safety studies conducted at Contract Research Organizations (CROs) and for direction and execution of non-clinical studies conducted in-house in support of AbbVie’s research and development programs. These studies may include nonclinical toxicology, pharmacokinetics/toxicokinetics [PK/TK], and biological research. This role will manage the study process from protocol development to final study report.


  • In partnership with project scientists, he/she will guide, review, and comment on the study design, compound requirements, protocol, data and study reports and resolve study-related issues to ensure that studies are aligned with the expectations of both the department and that of the projects.
  • Monitor the CRO studies including site visits, as needed, during the study and assures that scientific, regulatory, and animal welfare expectations are met and quality reports are delivered on agreed upon timelines.
  • Work closely with cross-functional project team members to ensure all contributing reports meet project timelines.
  • Participate in key project reviews and project team meetings and interface with project nonclinical subteam representatives to understand project strategy and coordinate project and study planning.
  • Represent the department in meetings with the outsourcing vendors, including vendor qualification visits.
  • Identify best practices, and write guidance documents and standards to increase the effectiveness of the role.
  • The employee must conduct their work activities in compliance with all relevant regulations, ICH, PhRMA, CFR and ISO guidelines as well as all AbbVie policies and procedures. AbbVie policies include compliance with ethics, environmental health and safety, financial, human resources, and general business policies, requirements and objectives.

  • M.S in toxicology, pharmacology, or a related field and a minimum of 4-6 years of related experience
  • B.S. or B.A.and a minimum of 10 years related experience.
  • Direct industry experience in non-clinical study conduct strongly preferred.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% at times.

*Job level will be commensurate with experience


  • Knowledge and experience with general toxicology, pharmacokinetic, and bioanalytical principles, and general laboratory techniques.
  • Strong understanding of GLPs and regulatory requirements for non-clinical studies as well as animal welfare regulations.
  • Direct experience working with CROs from both a scientific and business perspective and/or experience working in a CRO with a Sponsor-facing role is highly desired.
  • Proven track record of coordinating multiple studies and projects to a timely completion within budget constraints.
  • Experience working in matrix organizations.  Strong communication, time management, and negotiating skills.
  • Experience working with small molecules and biologics is desirable.

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