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Senior Scientist I/II– Drug Delivery

Irvine, California
Start date
Mar 16, 2023

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As a Senior Scientist 1/Senior Scientist 2 within AbbVie Drug Delivery Sciences, you will work as a key part of a talented, multidisciplinary, and cross-functional team to build cutting-edge and new capabilities for the delivery of biologics, oligonucleotides and small molecules and advance product candidates through early R&D.  The ideal candidate has demonstrated research experience in the design and characterization of micro/nano particle-based drug delivery systems, has outstanding oral and written communication skills, and has the desire and capacity to grow as part of a dynamic, high performing team.


  • Applies an in-depth understanding of polymer and materials science principles to design particle-based formulations.
  • Prepares, and tests the performance of new drug delivery systems.
  • Coordinates cross-functional activities with key stakeholders.
  • Maintains timely and accurate laboratory records consistent with good documentation practices.
  • Contributes to AbbVie's patent estate.
  • Responsible for compliance with all applicable Corporate and Divisional policies and procedures.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemical engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or Materials Science.
  • Candidates with 0-4 years of experience will be considered for Senior Scientist 1 position and candidates with 4-6 years of experience will be considered for Senior Scientist 2 position.
  • Willingness to travel up to 15% of the time.

Essential Skills and Abilities:

  • A thorough knowledge of the synthesis and characterization of micro and nanoparticles, polymer and lipid-based supramolecular assemblies will be essential.
  • Hands-on experience in polymer and particle characterization techniques including DSC, GPC, light scattering, rheology, and microscopy and will be required.
  • Prior experience in developing particle-based formulation for nucleic acid-based (DNA/RNA) delivery systems is preferred.
  • The successful candidate must have a solid track record of peer-reviewed publications and presentations at a national-level conferences.
  • Excellent scientific approach and communication skills, both oral and written, are prerequisites.
  • Good interpersonal and team skills.
  • A strong sense of urgency and ability to operate in a highly dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • A desire and capacity to learn, drive continuous improvement, and develop novel solutions to problems.

Key Leadership Competencies:

  • Deals comfortably with risk and ambiguity, changing course when needed
  • Lives AbbVie values. Acts consistently with our ethics, obligations and the law
  • Acts respectfully yet courageously
  • Communicates openly and honestly with all colleagues
  • Looks outside AbbVie for new ideas to stimulate innovation
  • Connects unrelated concepts, generates original or unique ideas
  • Persistent and resilient - finds the way to move good ideas forward

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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