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Senior Scientist I, Pathology

South San Francisco, California
Start date
Feb 10, 2024

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

The Precision Medicine organization within AbbVie is committed to driving translational research and clinical biomarker strategy for our pre-clinical and clinical stage programs. The Precision Medicne Pathology group within Precision Medicine supports projects from discovery through CDx assay development.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Senior Scientist with a strong scientific background and a passion for biomarker research to join this dynamic team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a highly collaborative environment and will participate as a member of cross-functional interdisciplinary teams. The candidate is expected to design and execute novel tissue-based assay development experiments independently to enhance our biomarker research.


·       Independently design, validate, and implement novel tissue-based assays for individual projects and therapeutic programs with a key responsibility to ensure delivery of highly specific and robust assays to meet project timelines.

·       Supports general pathology needs of project teams through design and implementation of hypothesis-driven studies utilizing tissue based assays.

·       Acts as a subject matter expert and resource for the evaluation and implementation of tissue based assay technologies, including multiplexing and digital pathology image analysis.

·       Works in cross-functional teams and contributes scientific insights to individual programs.

·       Collaborates with pathologists and digital pathology scientists to support image analysis projects.

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. 


·       Bachelor’s degree in Cancer Biology Cell Biology, Physiology, or related field with 10+ years of related work; Master’s Degree with 8 years of related work; PhD with no industry experience

·       Strong hands-on experience in singleplex and multiplex immunohistochemistry (IHC) assay development and other tissue-based assays including immunofluorescence (IF) and in-situ hybridization (ISH) is required.

·       Experience with IHC staining platforms (Ventana, Leica Bond Rx, and Dako) and slide scanners (Leica) is preferred.

·       Close familiarity with tissue microscopic anatomy and histology (normal and diseased)

·       Experience with quantitative image analysis software tools (HALO, Visiopharm) is preferred.

·       High level of initiative, motivation, and ability to work independently.

·       Demonstrated ability to independently conduct experiments and summarize data in a clear and concise manner.

·       Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Must be able to multi-task and work effectively within a cross-functional team

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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