Senior Associate, Clinical Scientist I: Pharmacology

Lake County, Illinois
Oct 01, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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To build all necessary data/information needed in preparing internal documents/scientific reports related to clinical trials and; to keep multiple reports moving forward simultaneously through multi-tasking.

  • Prepare scientific reports/presentations related to clinical trials using available software and templates and; review/contribute to clinical protocols, by utilizing expertise, to assist in interpretation of data.
  • Coordinate advisory meeting agendas, activities and slide decks and consulting agreements
  • Comply with procedures set forth in relevant IQS documents and Study protocols and other directives issued by the management regarding clinical/ preclinical studies.
  • Lead the study development by applying most current electronic document conventions/processes most consistently/accurately to ensure scientific integrity of all processes.
  • Responsible for receiving and completing tasks and assignments from Scientific Staff within timeline with minimal supervision and; maximizing individual, therapeutic area and team productivity.
  • Participate on teams for process improvement initiatives and review key decisions impacting project timelines with management.
  • Apply experience to analyze clinical study data, including statistical data using available software to assist with ongoing blinded efficacy and safety reviews and ensure the scientific integrity of all processes. 
  • Perform literature/competitive intelligence searches to recognize/resolve scientific and technical problems by applying the most current electronic document conventions and processes consistently and accurately.
  • Provide/present key clinical study information to therapeutic area and management.
  • May lead teams within therapeutic area and supervise exempt and/or non-exempt direct reports and mentor therapeutic area personnel.



  • Bachelors/Master’s degree, in Science related to Field with 11+ years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry or Pharm-D/PhD with 1+years
  • Ability to understand more complex clinical study principles
  • Advanced understanding of appropriate technology necessary to analyze clinical study data, generate reports and create presentations, posters and manuscripts
  • Experience in team, drug development, and scientific project leadership or related.
  • Experience supporting clinical research, drug development and/or therapeutic area operations. 
  • Must have a proven record of successful projects.
  • Experience in multi-faceted, broad-based multiple therapeutic areas or clinical functions with in depth knowledge of clinical study issues.
  • Ability to appropriately and effectively use resources to complete tasks and meet required timelines.
  • Ability to produce work of the highest quality by paying attention to detail
  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
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