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Associate Scientist II / Scientist I Pharmacology

North Chicago, Illinois
Start date
Sep 22, 2022

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Science/R&D, Biotechnology, Pharmacology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Our expanding In Vivo Pharmacology group in Lake County, IL has an opening for an experienced pharmacologist to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to discover innovative therapeutics for age-related diseases. Candidates should have a proven track record of technical expertise in a wide range of preclinical models (e.g., fibrosis, immune, kidney, cardiovascular or CNS).  Primary duties include experimental design and execution, histology and immunohistochemistry (IHC), microscopy, quantitative image analysis, data analysis, and presentation of results.  Previous hands-on experience in troubleshooting and optimizing staining protocols as well as a foundational theoretical knowledge of IHC are required.  Previous experience in drug discovery is preferred.  Additional skills in in situ hybridization, biochemistry, and immunoassays (e.g., Western blot, ELISA, MSD, flow cytometry) would also be valued.



  • Meet regularly with supervisor and lab partners to schedule and prioritize multiple lines of research simultaneously
  • Maintain competency in small animal handling and drug administration by various routes
  • Collect tissues by dissection or biopsy and process for paraffin-embedded or frozen microtomy
  • Stain tissues using histochemical and immunohistochemical techniques
  • Perform brightfield or fluorescence microscopy and imaging
  • Quantify staining using image analysis software and techniques
  • Perform appropriate statistical analysis
  • Generate and present experimental results
  • Communicate experimental results to stakeholders both one-on-one and in group settings
  • Maintain study records by electronic notebook
  • Maintain lab supplies and equipment


Position will be hired based on level of education and experience

  • Associate Scientist II - Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent education, with typically 3 or more years’experience or Master’s Degree or
    equivalent education (no additional experience)
  • Scientist I - BS with 10+ years of experience or MS 7+ years with a degree in Pharmacology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, or any related field of Biology
  • Proven expertise with design and execution of studies utilizing in vivo / ex vivo techniques in rodents is required
  • Experience with drug formulation and administration to rodents via SC, PO, IP, and IV routes
  • Experience utilizing in vivo/ex vivo techniques in rodents including physiological measurements, tissue collection, and analysis by histological methods
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with data analysis, presentation, management, and statistical software (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite, Prism) is necessary
  • Good communication skills and willingness to work with a cross-functional team of researchers is essential
  • Strong organization and attention to detail with the ability to efficiently deliver high-quality and timely results



Key Leadership Competencies:

  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functional partners outside of the team.
  • Learns fast, grasps the 'essence', and can change course quickly where indicated.
  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo.
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality.

At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action 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. If you would like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan or policy statement, please email


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.

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