Senior Scientist II/Principal Research Scientist I- Immunology Discovery

Cambridge, Massachusetts
May 09, 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.

Our immunology research group in Transformational and Translational Immunology Discovery (TTID) focuses on identifying new targets for treating autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases through screenings and omics analysis of human disease tissue-derived datasets. We are also in charge of the validation of targets using in vitro and in vivo experimental approaches. We are seeking a highly-skilled, motivated, and dedicated individual with Immunology laboratory experience both in vitro as well as in vivo. Candidates with demonstrated ability of leading early drug discovery program, are highly desired. This position requires passion, attention to details, hands-on experience, and teamwork.

Key responsibilities:

  • Seeking an outstanding immunologist with a proven track record of leading original research as evidenced by significant conceptual and technical advances and high-impact publications.
  • Identification, prioritization and validation of potential novel targets for the treatment of inflammatory conditions.
  • Thoroughly review literature data, with the ability to capture the essence of target biology and conceptualize target therapeutic hypotheses and develop strategic plans for target validation.
  • Design, develop, evaluate and implement well-controlled in vitro and in vivo studies to interrogate target and drug biology, and generate proof of concept data supporting target Go/No Go decisions.
  • Planning and coordination of experiments with internal and external team members and facility operations.
  • Demonstrate creative “out of box” thinking to solve difficult problems and champion new technologies to achieve project goals.
  • Analysis and presentation of data, providing scientific interpretations and recommendations in lab meetings and project team meetings.
  • Maintaining accurate and well-organized records including laboratory notebooks.
  • Supporting development of protocols, study reports and data presentations by junior scientists.
  • People skills to mentor/supervise team of one or more junior scientists in the department and collaborative departments.