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Senior Scientist, Bioinformatics II

Lake County, Illinois
Start date
Nov 18, 2023

Job Details

AbbVie’s Genomics Research Center Computational Genomics is looking for a highly motivated computational biologist (Senior Scientist II, Bioinformatics) to join a team of bioinformatics scientists investigating aging and age-related diseases. AbbVie’s GRC is a center of excellence for bioinformatics, functional genomics, and human genetics. The GRC works across all R&D including discovery and clinical development, and multiple areas such as process sciences, global epidemiology, search and evaluation, and corporate strategy.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced computational biologist with extensive experience in designing and implementing bioinformatics methods as well as analysis and interpretation of various types of omics data to solve biological and clinical problems. The candidate should be familiar with developing and improving genomic data workflows on large NGS datasets, contemporary data visualization methods, as well as writing clean, well-documented, efficient code in R, bash, and python. Candidates should have demonstrated proficiency in a Linux environment and high-performance distributed computing and should be knowledgeable in the areas of statistical inference. Individuals with experience interpreting biological data related to understanding human disease biology, drug target identification, or treatment mechanism of action are preferred. The successful candidate will be responsible for formulating scientific questions into coherent analytical efforts, developing rigorous statistical methods, and communicating scientific findings to internal and external stakeholders. In addition, the candidate may contribute to presentations at scientific conferences, publications in peer-reviewed journals, and regulatory filings.

  • Senior Scientist II, Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education and typically 12 years of experience, Master’s Degree or equivalent education and typically 10 years of experience, PhD and typically 4 years of experience.
  • A high degree of technical competency and strong communication ability, as well as fluency in 2 or more relevant programming languages, such as R, Python or Java.
  • Candidates should be experienced with high-throughput omics technologies such as gene expression transcriptomics, enrichment analysis, proteomics, metabolomics, epigenomics etc.
  • Knowledge around contemporary data visualization methods like R Shiny, or Spotfire; as well as experience in database management in SQL, SQLite, or MongoDB
  •  Strong communication skills in a cross-site and collaborative environment
  • Additional skills preferred:

    Experience analyzing and interpreting gene expression data for understanding disease mechanisms and model organism prioritization

    Background in analyzing and understanding human disease biology with omics data across multiple tissues from affected patients and mouse models

    Experience handling, visualizing, recording, and managing data with SQL or other enterprise solutions

    Fluency with public data repositories like GEO, SRA, and ArrayExpress and mouse model repositories (mgi); familiarity with genomic databases (such as those relating to genome annotation), genetic variants, or consortium disease specific (like the Accelerating Medicines Partnership - Alzheimer's Disease, the Cancer Genome Atlas).

    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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    North Chicago

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