Instructional Designer II

Lake County, Illinois
Oct 03, 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 Instructional Designer II leverages knowledge and expertise in instructional design and adult learning theories to design and develop robust and engaging learning experiences to address knowledge gaps in support of clinical processes and clinical trial execution. This role is accountable to design, develop, and evaluate material aligned to learning programs established by Process and Performance Learning managers.


•Per direction of Process and Performance Learning Manager, design and develop robust, engaging, learning experiences on time and within budget (if applicable) that are based on sound instructional design principles and align with adult learning theories and corporate learning models.
•Ensure learning experiences are issued via the appropriate platform and all metadata and approvals are complete and accurate to facilitate compliance,  effective searching and periodic review.
•Participates on continuous improvement projects or cross-functional initiatives  in support of business priorities.
•Identify issues that potentially impact compliance to learning expectations and identify potential interventions or solutions to mitigate risks.
•Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of curricula by creating and implementing measures to track outcomes and ensure alignment to business objectives.
•Effectively communicate learning/knowledge gaps, metrics and project progress. Establish networks and relationships within and across functions to define training needs and current training progress within the organization.
•Manage and oversee outsourced projects to ensure alignment with SME expectations, business objectives, and AbbVie processes.
•Analyze and evaluate learning needs in support of clinical trial execution and may work with vendors to design and develop robust, engaging learning experiences.
•Onboard and mentor junior level instructional designers.




•Bachelor’s degree (or ex-US equivalent) is preferred, in instructional design,  training & development or related field. Minimum 4+ years significant relative experience without a degree.
•Must have 4+ years of Pharma-related / clinical research related / adult learning related experience.
•Must have demonstrated a high level of core and technical competencies.
•Possesses good communication skills and demonstrated leadership abilities and problem solving skills.
•This is the second level position (of 2 levels) within a job family which is responsible for the curricula supporting clinical trial execution.
•This position will report into a Manager level and will have no direct reports but could begin to matrix manage a team.
•Expertise in instructional design principles and adult learning tools.


Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Yes, 5 % of the Time
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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.