AbbVie is at the forefront of cancer research, discovering and developing the next generation of treatments to address unmet medical need for cancer patients. Our strong pipeline includes both small molecule and biologic therapeutic approaches with first in class agents that target multiple pathways central to the growth and survival of both solid and hematological malignancies.
We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled Senior Scientist with a proven track record of research accomplishments to join our cutting-edge cancer research organization. The successful candidate will be part of a team dedicated to discovering and validating novel cancer targets and developing early- and late-stage discovery programs in the field of Immuno-Oncology.
Independently conceive and execute rigorous scientific research for fast paced Immuno-Oncology research programs
Make strong contributions to research team short- and long-term scientific strategies
Leverage broad technical expertise in immunology and cancer-immune cell interactions to develop and implement innovative ex vivo and in vivo assays/analyses to proactively advance research programs; expertise in tumoroid/organoid models is desirable
Establish strong interactions with cross-functional, multi-disciplinary teams both within and outside AbbVie
Train and direct colleagues in established techniques and in the development of novel methodologies
Demonstrate a high level of initiative and proficiency in troubleshooting experiments and performing data analysis
Effectively communicate scientific results and reports to diverse audiences of stakeholders, at scientific conferences, and for peer-reviewed publications
PhD in Cancer Research, Immunology or related field with 0-6+ years of post-graduate experience
Demonstrated track record of scientific achievement (i.e., strong publication and/or patent record)
Extensive laboratory research experience in Immunology/Oncology with a high degree of expertise in innate and adaptive immune cell biology and tumor/immune cell interactions
Ability to develop novel assays and cellular models for the interrogation of Immuno-Oncology biology; proficiency in standard biochemical, cellular and molecular techniques
Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to collaborate across multi-disciplinary teams is critical
Experienced in training and mentoring junior scientists
Ability to thrive in a fast paced, multi-disciplinary, matrixed environment
Enthusiasm and passion for conceiving and executing innovative scientific research
Key Leadership Competencies:
Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance
Steps up and takes leadership to own toughest challenges
Persistent and resilient when confronted with obstacles – finds the way.
Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement
Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures and manages innovation to reality
Position will be filled at level commensurate with extent of education, experience, and accomplishment
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