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Scientist I or II, Immuno Oncology

Lake County, Illinois
Start date
Jan 27, 2024

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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.

Job description:
We are seeking a highly motivated and accomplished in vitro biologist to join our cutting-edge immuno-oncology pre-clinical research team. The successful candidate will have expertise in immunology and oncology and excel at cellular and molecular biology techniques.


  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary research team in an exciting, fast-paced environment under the mentorship of a supervisor
  • Culture immune and cancer cells, and develop, optimize and perform cell-based assay to interrogate immune and tumor cell function with standard cellular, biochemical, and molecular techniques
  • Critically analyze/interpret data, accurately document, and promptly communicate the results.
  • Understands project goals, suggest, design and pursue relevant experiments that further project goals
  • Independently schedule and prioritize workload to manage several tasks simultaneously and identify/ utilize resources outside of own group
  • Critically evaluate emerging scientific literature and participate in scientific meetings. Stays current with and adopts new technologies and emerging cancer targets.
  • Efficiently organize and present scientific plans and data at project team meetings

  • Scientist I: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education with typically 5+ years of experience or a Master’s degree (or equivalent education) with 2+ years of experience.
  • Scientist II: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education with typically 7+ years of experience or a Master's Degree (or equivalent education) 5+ years of experience.
  • Experience in immuno-oncology drug discovery is a plus
  • Broad and versatile technical expertise in immunological, cell/molecular biology, and/or biochemical assays (flow cytometry, cell culture techniques, immune cell function assays, qPCR, ELISA, immuno-blotting, lentiviral transduction, cell line engineering, etc) and assay development
  • Demonstrate the ability to independently design, execute and interpret critical experiments
  • Proven ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and deliver high-quality results in a timely fashion. 
  • Highly developed communication skills and keen ability to engage internal and external team members in collaborative research
  • Solid adaptability to promptly learn new science concepts and techniques, and apply knowledges to new targets and research fields.
  • 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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