Senior Scientist I, T Cell Biologist (Immuno-Oncology)

Lake County, Illinois
Jul 25, 2021
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We are seeking a highly motivated scientist with experience in molecular biology and T cell biology to contribute to AbbVie’s growing presence in the Immuno-Oncology field. This individual will be responsible for engineering soluble T cell receptor-based and antibody-based specific therapeutic candidates directed against novel cancer specific antigens. This person will ensure scientific excellence, quality, and completeness of key platform initiatives. The successful candidate will collaborate in a multidisciplinary research team in an exciting, fast-paced discovery-oriented environment.


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

  • BS, MS or PhD in cellular/ molecular biology or related field with a strong track record of publications and scientific accomplishments.
  • Typically 10-12+(BS), 8-10+ (MS), or 0-4+ (PhD) years of relevant experience.
  • Post-doctoral oncology experience in the pharmaceutical industry or academia is preferred. 
  • Strong scientific expertisesexpertise in molecular biology, T cell biology, and oncology research are desirable, as are practical experiences in T cell-based assays, molecular biology techniques, and engineering display systems. 
  • Demonstrated excellence and productivity in independent research. 
  • Extensive knowledge of T cell biology research.  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.

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