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Senior Scientist II, Cellular Molecular Biologist

South San Francisco, California
Start date
Jan 30, 2024

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Science/R&D, Biology, Biotechnology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

We are seeking highly motivated and skilled Cell/Molecular Biologist to conceive and execute novel scientific research that achieves project and area goals. He/she will generate new scientific proposals and lead those efforts in a laboratory-focused role. They will investigate, identify, develop and optimize new methods and techniques. Finally, they will act as a lead scientist in his/her area of expertise and critically evaluate relevant scientific and regulatory advances and integrate this knowledge into research or development programs.         


•                     Tumor-intrinsic/genetically linked target identification followed by drug candidate development

•                     Leading and executing scientific research of early-stage discovery programs

•                     Ability to resolve key project hurdles with available information from literature and internal experts

•                     Ability to generate and execute novel hypotheses while maintaining a high level of productivity in the lab. Formulate conclusions and design follow-on experiments based on multidisciplinary data.

•                     Excellent skills in scientific writing for internal reports, external presentations, and publications in peer-reviewed journals.

May mentor/supervise small group of scientists and evaluate the performance of those individuals if management skills demonstrated

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.

 Experience must be in cell/molecular biology, RNA modulation, protein translation research in Oncology.

•         Experience in research involving RNA and protein translation desired, but not required.

•         Previous experience in drug discovery research is preferred, but not required.

•         Impactful research experience as demonstrated by track record of publications, patents and/or scientific accomplishments is essential, as is the ability to engage internal and external scientific leaders in collaborative research.

•         Technical proficiency in standard cellular and molecular biology techniques with a working knowledge of novel CRISPR screening technologies.

•         Proficient in various genome-wide transcriptomics and proteomics platforms to decipher mechanisms of action and hypothesis generation of cancer targets.

•         Strong written and oral communication skills are essential.


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. 

· This job is eligible to participate in our long-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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