Principal Scientist II - New Product Tech Transfer, S&T

Lake County, Illinois
Jan 25, 2022
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.


As a discipline expert, drives and owns New Product Tech-Transfer of Toxin Pipeline products into Abbvie commercial facilities.  The successful candidate will be the principal technical/scientific interface between sending site (typically R&D) and the commercial receiving site.   


  • Responsible for ensuring new toxin products and manufacturing processes are developed and ready for routine commercial manufacturing
  • Ensures that the New Product’s Critical Quality Attributes, Critical Processing Parameters and, Critical Material Attributes are clearly understood, defined and characterized.
  • Ensures that a robust Design Space for the proposed manufacturing process is delivered as part of any transfer to commercial operations.  
  • Develops and maintains timelines for Tech-Transfer activities ensuring they meet functional and company goals.
  • Collaborates with experts within Operations and R&D to integrate scientific and engineering objectives into activities associated with development of new/improved products or technology.
  • Proactively advises and shares knowledge and expert opinions with subordinates, peers, and senior management. Mentors and trains functional colleagues and assesses current and emerging business challenges enabling functional goal achievement.
  • Ensures quality and effectiveness of key results of major project plans within function through sound design, early risk assessments, and implementation of fallback strategies.
  • Applies imagination and innovation by creating, inventing, and implementing new or better approaches, alternatives and breakthrough ideas that are valued by customers within the function.
  • Presents scientific concepts and results for functional scientific and non-scientific leaders/stakeholders as well as potential and existing partners. Maximizes impact and value of expertise.



•Bachelor’s Degree in Science related field with 16 years of related work; Master’s Degree Science or PharmD with 14 years of related work; PhD in Science or related field with 8 years of related work experience.

•Proven ability to innovate with a history of new or improved product releases.

•Interacts well with diverse groups within function and maintains strong working relationships with internal and external collaborators.


Key Stakeholders: Internal Manufacturing and Engineering, Quality Assurance, External and Contract Manufacturing & R&D


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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.