AbbVie

Senior Scientist II

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Lake County, Illinois
Posted
Jul 28, 2021
Ref
2111876
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
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.

Senior Scientist II: Drug Metabolism, Pharmacokinetics, and Bioanalysis – AbbVie Inc.

The Drug Metabolism & Pharmacokinetics Department at AbbVie has an opening for a Senior Scientist II position in North Chicago, IL. The successful candidate will be responsible for independently researching and implementing LC-MS techniques to support small molecule bioanalysis, along with providing insight and support to custom DMPK based experiments.  If interested, please refer to job posting 2111876 on the Abbvie.com/careers website.

Key Responsibilities Include:  

  • Research and develop in-vitro/in-vivo and exploratory biomarker LC-MS assays.
  • Identify and troubleshooting instrument and assay problems.
  • Investigate, evaluate, and implement new methodologies, platforms, and technologies to meet challenging assay requirements while maintaining effective resource utilization.
  • Act as the project leader on multiple projects, interacting with collaborators and internal project teams to understand study impact, define project needs and priorities, and present study outcomes.
  • Mentoring junior scientists.

Qualifications

Qualifications: 

  • PhD (3+ years), M.S. (10+ years), or B.S. (13+ years) in analytical chemistry or related field with relevant academic/pharmaceutical industry experience.
  • Familiarity with current LC-MS/MS platforms (for examples, RapidFire, ADDA, and Leap autosamplers, Sciex API-6500/7500 triple quads) and software (e.g. Discovery Quant, Analyst, Electronic notebooks) and automated sample preparation platforms. Working experience with high resolution MS for the bioanalysis of large molecules will be a plus.
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment and an ability to collaborate successfully across other groups within R&D.
  • Working experience of regulated bioanalysis and/or CRO settings will be a plus.
  • Knowledge of ADME science/assays (Metabolic Stability, DDI/TDI, Protein Binding, Clearance assays, etc…) with an understanding of both experimental design and analytical practices will be a plus.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Highly motivated and self-driven with the flexibility to quickly adapt to different projects.
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality.
  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement

Key Leadership Competencies:

  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of the immediate team to enable higher performance
  • Learns fast, grasps the “essence” and can change course quickly where indicated
  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo
  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experiments to drive the science in the field of interest
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality

 

Additional Information

  • AbbVie is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer: 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.
  • Significant Work Activities and Conditions: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Travel
Yes, 5 % of the Time
Job Type
Experienced
Schedule
Full-time
Job Level Code
M
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.