AbbVie

Scientist / Senior Scientist, Protein Delivery

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Irvine, California
Posted
Jul 07, 2021
Ref
2109537
Required Education
Bachelors 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 www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

As a Scientist/Senior Scientist within AbbVie Drug Delivery Sciences, you will work as a key part of a talented, multidisciplinary and cross-functional team to build cutting-edge new capabilities for the sustained delivery of biologics, and advance product candidates through early R&D.  The ideal candidate has demonstrated research experience in protein formulations, has outstanding oral and written communication skills, and has the desire and capacity to grow as part of a dynamic, high performing team.

Responsibilities

  • Plans, coordinates, and executes the preparation and characterization of protein formulations
  • Designs and tests new protein formulations to enable the development of novel sustained release technologies
  • Applies an in-depth understanding of protein stability and degradation mechanisms and excipients to solve complex stability problems related to sustained delivery
  • Coordinates cross-functional activities with key stakeholders.
  • Maintains timely and accurate laboratory records consistent with good documentation practices
  • Contributes to AbbVie's patent estate
  • Responsible for compliance with all applicable Corporate and Divisional policies and procedures

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • PhD degree in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, bioengineering, pharmaceutical sciences, or a related field with typically 0-5 years of related experience (Scientist) or 5-10 years of related experience (Senior Scientist)
  • Candidates with BS/MS degrees in the above fields will also be considered with significant experience required, typically 5 - 10+ years
  • Willingness to travel up to 15% of the time
  • Job level will be commensurate with experience

Essential Skills and Abilities

  • A thorough knowledge of protein stability and degradation mechanisms will be essential
  • Prior experience in early-stage protein formulation development including designing and conducting developability assessment tests  preferred
  • Hands on experience in protein characterization techniques including SEC, IEC, CE-SDS, mass spec, CD, IR, DLS and DSC will be required
  • The successful candidate will have a solid track record of peer-reviewed publications and presentations at a national-level conferences in the area of protein formulation and stability
  • Excellent scientific approach and communication skills, both oral and written, are prerequisites
  • Good interpersonal and team skills
  • A strong sense of urgency and ability to operate in a highly dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • A desire and capacity to learn, drive continuous improvement, and develop novel solutions to problems

Key Leadership Competencies

  • Deals comfortably with risk and ambiguity, changing course when needed
  • Lives AbbVie values. Acts consistently with our ethics, obligations and the law
  • Acts respectfully yet courageously
  • Communicates openly and honestly with all colleagues
  • Looks outside AbbVie for new ideas to stimulate innovation
  • Connects unrelated concepts, generates original or unique ideas
  • Persistent and resilient - finds the way to move good ideas forward

Significant Work Activities
N/A
Travel
Yes, 10 % of the Time
Job Type
Experienced
Schedule
Full-time
Job Level Code
IC
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.