Associate Scientist II, Pharmacology

Lake County, Illinois
Jul 15, 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.

The In Vivo Tumor Biology group seeks to hire a highly motivated tumor biologist (G13) to support discovery and development of innovative oncology therapeutics, both small molecule and biologics.  The successful candidate will have proven expertise with the design and execution of studies regarding efficacy, PK/PD relationships, and MTD of oncology drugs in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised mouse models.  The ability to develop, maintain, and preserve patient-derived xenograft models as well as conduct gnotobiotic studies in a clean, pathogen-free environment is essential.  The candidate should be experienced with drug formulation and administration via SC, PO, IP, IM and IV routes.  Additionally, understanding of optical imaging approaches in vivo and familiarity with instrumentation (e.g. LagoX and IVIS instruments) is preferred.  Familiarity with data analysis, presentation design and communication, management, and statistical software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, Study Director, JMP) is necessary.  Our scientists interact with in vitro biology, translational/biomarkers, medicinal chemistry, and husbandry teams to advance oncology agents through the R&D pipeline, therefore excellent communication skills and the willingness to work with a multidisciplinary team of researchers is essential.

  •  BS with 3+ years of experience or MS with a degree in physiology, pharmacology, molecular biology or any related field of biology.
  • 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.

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