Scientist I Precision Medicine Translational Research Immunology Cell Biology

Worcester, Massachusetts
Oct 04, 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 Precision Medicine Department is committed to advancing drug development and patient care through building a deeper understanding of disease biology and developing tools to optimize clinical decision making and customize treatment for patients. The Scientist will be part of a fast paced and multi-disciplinary team responsible for developing and implementing new technologies to enable decision making in clinical trials, and evaluate disease and drug biology. The successful candidate will have a strong background in immunology and autoimmunity and a demonstrated ability to design, execute, troubleshoot, and interpret experiments independently. The successful candidate will have expertise in advanced Cytometry techniques such as high throughput cell staining, sorting, high dimensional cytometry and ligand binding assays.  The successful candidate will also have experience with handling human tissues and samples, and developing assays to evaluate drug target engagement, receptor occupancy and pharmacodynamics, and interrogate disease and drug biology.   The ability to work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, represent program-related work to senior management and external collaborators will be required. 



Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a high level of productivity in the laboratory
  • Independently design, execute, and interpret critical experiments to answer scientific questions
  • Demonstrate the ability to resolve project hurdles by utilizing available information and technical expertise in multi-dimensional cytometry
  • Analyze and document results, placing data in proper scientific context through review of relevant literature and report findings at team meetings
  • Understand and adhere to corporate standards regarding code of conduct, safety, controlled drugs and radioactive compounds




  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education and typically 5 years of experience, Master’s Degree or equivalent education and typically 2 years of experience
  • Expertise in cytometry staining, acquisition, and analysis
  • Experienced in cell sorting and multicolor panel design
  • Experience with ligand binding assays
  • Experience with ex vivo culture of human tissues
  • Knowledge of basic immunology concepts
  • Knowledge of target engagement, receptor occupancy and pharmacodynamic assay development a plus
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary groups in a fast-paced discovery team setting
  • Effectively communicate cross-functionally with team members throughout the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (both written and oral)

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Additional Information:

  • Travel: No
  • Job Type: Experienced
  • Schedule: Full-time



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