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R&D Lab Operations Technician V

Irvine, California
Start date
Sep 21, 2023

Job Details


The successful Lab Ops technician will support R&D scientists by ensuring optimal operation efficiency of the  laboratories. 

Primary area supported is Allergan Aesthetics Biological Research and Eye Care Research, and includes multi-disciplinary interaction with EH&S, Managed Lab Services, Facilities & Corporate Engineering, and Pharmaceutical Development with emphasis on planning, coordinating and executing logistical lab operations.

Responsibilities include: scheduling technician visits and escorting the technicians into restricted lab spaces; tracking research lab equipment including inactive, new, movement, and repair or calibration schedules; maintaining lab freezers and the freezer alarm system; facilitating safety inspections and general lab orderliness; tracking and ordering compressed gases; collaborating with scientists to resolve lab related operational issues; overall building safety; etc.

Supervisory responsibility: (if applicable)


  KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Describe scope: % of Time or Importance

Escort vendors and service technicians during on-site visits into research and select agent labs


Monitor and maintain laboratory equipment


Lab safety duties


Other duties as assigned



Education and Experience

·       College degree in a Life Science or Chemistry (Associate’s degree with equivalent work experience will also be considered).

·       Previous work experience within laboratory preferred (college lab experience will be considered).


Essential Skills, Experience, and Competencies (includes Licenses, Credentials)

·       Must have good computer skills and working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.

·       Must be comfortable handling chemicals and research materials.

·       Must be able to lift 50 lbs, crouch and stand for long periods.

·       Must possess good communication, organizational and time-management skills, and have good attention to detail.  Candidate should also possess good written and verbal skills.

·       Must be a self-starter, proactive and able to work both independently and within a team environment.


Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law: 

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


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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1 North Waukegan Road
North Chicago

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