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Associate Scientist II/Scientist I, Cellular/Molecular Biology

Worcester, Massachusetts
Start date
Sep 5, 2022

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We are seeking a highly motivated Associate Scientist/ Scientist to join the AbbVie Drug Discovery Science & Technology organization. The successful candidate will be part of an exciting and fast-paced team working with cross-disciplinary groups both internally and externally with a primary focus on biology of aging. This individual will provide dedicated support to the Biologics Drug Biology group through protein production and analysis to explore novel therapeutic approaches to age-related diseases. Experience in protein purification and characterization is required.


  • Perform purification on AKTA FPLC systems using Unicorn software, design and modify protocols as needed
  • Characterize purified material using techniques such as SE-HPLC, SDS-PAGE and MS
  • Perform biochemical binding assays (such as ELISA, MSD, Western-blots or WES) to characterize biologics molecules.
  • Maintain, propagate and bank mammalian expression cell lines
  • Order expression constructs or perform molecular cloning as needed
  • Collaborate with colleagues and outside vendors in the set-up and maintenance of relevant laboratory instruments
  • Engage colleagues in cross-disciplinary scientific discussion, present scientific data to internal and external audiences.
  • Keep accurate electronic records of experiments and activities, timely report experimental results.
  • Understand and adhere to corporate standards regarding code of conduct, safety, appropriate handling of materials, controlled drug and radioactive compounds, GxP compliance, and animal care where applicable.


  • B.S. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or equivalent discipline with 3-5+ years of experience; MS in equivalent field with 0-2+ years of experience
  • Proficiency in protein purification on AKTA FPLC machines and Unicorn software as well as analytical techniques such as SE-HPLC and MS is required
  • Experience with mammalian or bacteria cell culture is required
  • Hands on experience with plate-based assays such as ELISA, MSD is desired.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary matrix team in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, desire to take on increasing responsibility over time.
  • Excellent collaboration and organizational skills are required.
  • Competency with sequence analysis software programs including Geneious is a plus.

Position will be hired based on level of experience.


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, and YouTube.

Stock Symbol: ABBV

Stock Exchange: NYSE

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