Technician, Research & Development

Lake County, Illinois
Sep 24, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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Our expanding In Vivo Tumor Biology group has an opening for a motivated individual who is dedicated to the discovery and development of innovative therapeutics, both small molecule and biologics. As part of a multidisciplinary team, the primary role of this individual will be to support in vivo studies for the pharmacological evaluation of novel agents.  Additional responsibilities will be to independently perform in vivo studies and to interact with other AbbVie research teams to coordinate delivery and testing of study derived samples.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Excellent animal skills;
    • Perform MTDs; record animal weight, observe and record clinical observations on small laboratory animals in a regulatory environment
    • Small animal restraint, dosing (e.g. oral, intravenous, intraperitoneal, subcutaneous drug administration), surgery, collection/processing of blood/tissues, formulation of drugs and calculation of the appropriate quantities to ensure proper administration
  • Compliance with all applicable local, federal, GLP, FDA, and USDA regulations
  • Apply and maintain safety procedures 
  • Will be required to work on some weekends and holidays
  • Effectively collaborates across all intra and cross functional teams




  • Associate or B.S. in Biology or related field with 1+ yr  small animal care experience
  • Must be a team player in a matrixed environment with excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Detail-oriented, with excellent organizational and record-keeping skills is required
  • Enthusiastic individual motivated to learn new techniques, ability to troubleshoot/improve as needed
  • Experience with basic sterile techniques as well as rodent micro-surgical experience are a plus
  • Basic computer skills


  • Experience in small animal tumor biology studies is preferred
  • Previous IACUC laboratory animal training/experience is a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is a plus
  • Pharma industry experience is a plus
  • Familiarity with trial designs is a plus



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