Senior Scientist I Engineering

Lake County, Illinois
Jul 10, 2021
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 Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

  • Serve as a lead process engineer for new oral dosage product transfer from R&D to global manufacturing plants/TPMs as well as marketed products. Responsible for oral dosage product and process development, improvement, and optimization.
  • Provide technical expertise to marketed products and processes. Responsible for the implementation of technical projects and providing direction for the technical team.
  • Applies engineering fundamentals such as chemistry, transport phenomena, thermodynamics, reactions, unit operations, dynamics, material science and process control when solving problems; Design and execute lab and commercial scale (scale-up and scale-down) experiments for oral drug product and manufacturing processes
  • Formulate technically sound conclusions and/or design follow-on experiments based on multidisciplinary data. Present scientific concepts and results to cross functional stakeholders
  • Understands the business implications of assigned products and processes and identifies engineering solutions compatible with business needs.
  • Demonstrate scientific initiative and creativity in research or development activities.  Adapt and integrate newer approaches and technologies that are scientifically meaningful, reliable, and can be incorporated directly into a research or development program.
  • Author//co-authors/reviews internal reports, regulatory submissions, external publications, and presentations. Develops productive collaborations and communication with other groups, across scientific disciplines, and with scientists outside of AbbVie.
  • Understand and adhere to corporate standards regarding code of conduct, safety, appropriate handling of materials, GxP compliance, and animal care where applicable.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education in an engineering or related field and typically 10 years of experience, Master’s Degree or equivalent education and typically 8 years of experience, PhD and no experience necessary.
  • Ideal candidate will have a strong background in solid oral dosage form manufacturing and its related unit operations as well as technology transfer and scaling.
  • Strong engineering background and communication (written and verbal) skills. Highly motivated.

This role may be filled at higher grade level depending on the selected candidate's experience.

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Yes, 20 % of the Time
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Equal Employment Opportunity
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