Scientist II/ Senior Scientist I, Instrument

Lake County, Illinois
Nov 24, 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.

  • Design, develop and maintain software for controlling complex, custom, robotic, optical, and/or electromechanical automated instruments and systems.
  • Rapidly master software written by others to modify, enhance, support previously developed complex instruments.
  • Blend information from client scientific laboratories with engineering team needs to determine functional specifications.
  • Negotiate and collaborate with instrument vendors to secure access to programming interfaces that enable integration of commercial instruments with customized components. 
  • Contribute to general instrument electrical, software, and mechanical engineering design decisions and problem solving.


Level and compensation will be commensurate with experience

  • Bachelors, Masters, or PhD in electrical, computer, software, or other engineering  with typically 8-10+(BS), 3-5+(MS) or 0+ (PhD) years of experience
  • Hands-on research experience in developing software for control of complex electromechanical, optical, multisensory, and/or robotic systems
  • Experience in multiple computer programming languages and the demonstrated ability to rapidly learn new languages
  • Multidisciplinary understanding of how to solve engineering problems

Key Leadership Competencies:

  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance 
  • Learns fast, grasps the 'essence' and can change the course quickly where indicated
  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo
  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality 

Significant Work Activities
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.