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Technician, R&D I

Irvine, California
Start date
Feb 8, 2024

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Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
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Under limited supervision, this position in the Local Delivery Safety Translational Sciences (LDSTS) department is responsible for the technical support of in vivo studies in accordance with study protocols, Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), IACUC and departmental guidelines. The position requires basic understanding of pre-clinical toxicology and pharmacokinetic study conduct in addition to knowledge of regulatory and animal welfare requirements. In partnership with the Study Director and other relevant personnel, the incumbent will manage all technical aspects of study conduct and will generate high quality data for assigned studies.
The incumbent will also support implementation of process improvements with respect to study execution and departmental capabilities and when qualified will be responsible for training technical staff on new in vivo procedures.

1. Provides technical support for IVS studies under supervision. Acts as Study Leader/Coordinator for assigned studies and assists Study Director with study setup by interacting with assigned personnel in study meetings, preparing study calendar and notebook, generating data sheets, randomizing animals, performing equipment calibrations, and tracking test article formulation and handling records.
2. Demonstrates technical proficiency in general in vivo procedures such as dosing, sample collection, and clinical observations of rodent and non-rodent species. Proficient in the use of department automated data collection and analysis systems. Participates in training personnel in various experimental procedures and proper equipment operation.
3. Provides assistance for short or long-term assignments in support of department functions that may include administrative or clerical duties, report
writing support, inventory, equipment maintenance, etc. Maintains up-to-date knowledge and skill in general animal dosing and sample collection
procedures. Learns new techniques and concepts by reading journals, attending meetings and lectures and participating in available training and
certification programs.


    Education and Experience
    • A.S., B.S. or B.A in biology, biochemistry, animal science or related field with >2 years of relevant work experience
    • High school diploma in combination with >3 years relevant pre-clinical study experience.
    • Experience with the conduct of pre-clinical toxicology and/or pharmacokinetic studies

    Essential Skills and Abilities
    • Understanding of basic pre-clinical study-related functions including dosing, observational and sampling techniques in relevant laboratory animal species, and study set up and management.
    • Ability to lift at least 40 pounds, stand for extended periods, perform visual examinations and manually manipulate equipment.
    • Strong interpersonal, organizational, problem-solving, and verbal and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team or matrix environment.
    • Proficiency with computer software including Microsoft Office and electronic data capture systems.

    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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