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Scientist I - Protein Analytics

Irvine, California
Start date
Mar 11, 2023

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Science/R&D, Biotechnology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

Allergan Aesthetics Biological Research is seeking a highly motivated and innovative candidate who will contribute to multi-disciplinary research in a highly collaborative environment. The successful candidate for this position will work independently and contribute to projects aimed at characterizing protein-based therapeutics. He/she will be developing and carrying out a variety of assays to evaluate the activity and functionality of therapeutic proteins. Strong knowledge and technical expertise in protein/enzyme characterization is preferred. This individual will organize, analyze, and interpret results, come forward with recommendations, or understanding of the results, and communicate and present in team meetings and reports. The ideal candidate will be able to propose and design assays and have exceptional troubleshooting skills.

  • Independently design and conduct critical experiments that further project goals.

  • Implement and may innovate new experimental protocols/techniques.

  • Understand the goal and maintain a high proficiency in his/her projects as well as the overall program.

  • Interpret results and draw conclusions from own multistage experiments, note significant deviations, then suggest, design, and pursue relevant experiments.

  • Understand relevant scientific literature and apply theoretical framework to solving problems within scientific discipline in a timely manner.

  • Perform routine and complex tasks competently and independently and generate reliable and consistent results.

  • Impact projects mostly through lab and/or pilot plant based activities.

  • Responsible for compliance with all applicable Corporate and Divisional policies and procedures.

  • 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.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education with approximately 5-7 years of experience, or master’s degree or equivalent education with approximately two years of experience in biology, biochemistry, molecular/cellular biology, or other related discipline.

  • Strong knowledge and technical expertise in protein/enzyme characterization including SDS-PAGE, western bots, DLS/aggregation, HPLC (reverse phase/ size exclusion/ ionic), enzyme assays, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and RT-PCR.

  • Experience with surface plasmon resonance (SPR) and fluorescence techniques highly preferred.

  • Strong skill in mass spectrometry, size-exclusion chromatography with multi-angle light scattering (SEC-MALS), and mammalian cell culture is preferable.

Applicable to California Applicants Only 

The below range is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in California. This range may be modified in the future. 

The salary range for this role is posted below 

This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive program 

This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentive programs 

We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees. 

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law. 

AbbVie is an equal opportunity employer including disability/vets. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because 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, status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, or any other protected group status. We will take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, individuals with a disability, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans or active-duty wartime or campaign badge veterans. The Affirmative Action Plan is available for viewing in the Human Resources office during regular business hours.


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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