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Scientist II Instrument – Laboratory Automation

Lake County, Illinois
Start date
Sep 14, 2023

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We are seeking a talented and curious engineer to join our SPecialized Research in Chaotic Systems (SPaRCS) team within our Small Molecule Therapeutics and Platform Technologies (SMTPT) organization.  This individual will work with scientists and engineers across R&D to create software that controls custom laboratory automation instruments that deliver significant productivity improvements to AbbVie laboratories.  The successful candidate will utilize their thirst for knowledge and their experience to write easy-to-use, graphical software for a wide variety of life science laboratories.

Job Responsibilities

·       Design, develop and maintain software for controlling complex, custom, robotic and/or electromechanical automated instruments and systems.

·       Blend information from client scientific laboratories with engineering team needs to determine functional specifications.

·       Understand and interpret source code written in multiple computer languages as documentation necessary to support, maintain, and enhance existing systems.

·       Negotiate and collaborate with instrument vendors to secure access to programming interfaces that enable integration of commercial instruments with customized components. 

·       Contribute to general instrument electrical, software, and mechanical engineering design decisions and problem solving.

·       BS or MS in mechanical, electrical, or other engineering 5+(BS) or 3+(MS) years of experience, Scientist II  

·       Hands-on research experience in developing software for control of complex electromechanical and/or robotic fluid-handling systems

·       Experience in data science, database design, image processing, and machine learning a plus

·       Multidisciplinary understanding of how to solve engineering problems.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community, and embracing diversity and inclusion. 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 protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.


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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