Senior Scientist I/II – Ocular Discovery Research - Retina
The AbbVie Eye Care Research group is seeking an accomplished scientist with a broad scientific skillset to make substantial contributions to our retina disease research and discovery efforts to develop therapies for sight-threatening disease. S/he/they will conceive of, execute, and communicate experiments for target identification/validation and discovery of novel therapeutics using a variety of in vitro and in vivo methodologies. The successful candidate will leverage collaboration with internal and external stakeholders/experts to find answers to scientific questions and move projects forward. They should be a highly motivated, hands-on experimentalist who is also capable of leading scientific projects. Emphasis is on the ability to successfully perform hands-on work, demonstrate scientific leadership skills, and interact in a team environment. Prior experience in fields of ophthalmology, retinal degeneration, or vision research is an asset, but not required. In addition, the candidate should have a strong track record of cross-functional collaborations along with excellent oral and written communication skills.
Executing experiments to inform target biology using a variety of approaches to model disease processes, analyze signaling pathways, and evaluate structural and functional endpoints
Utilizing and developing in vitro models of retinal disease for target validation and discovery of novel therapeutics
Identifying and validating pathways associated with published genetic targets to contribute to building new discovery pipeline projects
Generating high-quality experimental data to identify and confirm the mechanism of action of lead compounds, antibodies, and gene therapies identified through target discovery efforts
Presenting data and findings across various platforms, including project teams and extended research and discovery organization meetings
Using decision making, organization and communication skills to effectively collaborate with colleagues from cross-functional teams
Maintain an up-to-date understanding of new technologies and relevant scientific advances in support of our research goals
Sr. Scientist I - PhD an no relevant post graduate work experience
Sr. Scientist II - PhD in cell biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, oncology, immunology, neurobiology, or a related field with 4+ years of relevant post-graduate work experience.
Drug development experience in a pharmaceutical or biotech industry setting is highly desired.
Strong analytical skills and proficient at complex data analysis and interpretation
Must have strong communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with both internal and external stakeholders, and to audiences of diverse backgrounds
Highly motivated, self-driven and results-oriented person, comfortable working independently in a fast-paced environment
Demonstrate high degree of flexibility in adapting to different projects and personalities as well as excellent networking and relationship-building skills (both internal and external)
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The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believes in good faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individual compensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.
We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.
This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs.
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 and absolute discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law.
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