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Associate Scientist I/II, Bioanalytical

Irvine, California
Start date
Feb 19, 2024

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

The Bioanalytical associate Scientist II, as part of Local Delivery Translational Sciences (LDTS) at the Irvine, California site at AbbVie will develop and perform bioanalytical assays to quantify botulinum toxin proteins in biological fluids and tissues. The Bioanalytical Associate Scientist II will collaborate with colleagues in Clinical Pharmacology, Pre-Clinical Safety, and other Research areas to address key project questions, especially related to biodistribution and pharmacokinetics, for botulinum toxin, and aesthetics therapeutic areas.


As a member of a small team, and under the mentorship of a supervisor, this individual will develop, and perform quantitative non-regulated large molecule bioanalysis studies for in vitro and in vivo studies, document experiments, prepare formal reports, and present results to project teams. This individual should be a self-starter who is eager to learn and thrives in a collaborative, fast paced environment, with a desire to make an impact by interacting closely with scientists from other disciplines and functional areas.


Responsibilities include:

  • Under the supervision of a mentor, generate and analyze data in alignment with project goals.
  • Work on experimental design, troubleshooting, assay optimization and data analysis as needed.
  • Learn and effectively implement new experimental protocols and/or techniques.
  • Support a safe, organized, and operational laboratory environment, including coordination of equipment calibration/maintenance, procurement of supplies, etc.
  • Maintain timely and accurate laboratory records consistent with good documentation practices.
  • Perform experiments in a select agent laboratory.

Education and experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Bioanalytical or a related field with 3 or more years of experience or a master’s degree without experience
  • Knowledge of quantitative ligand binding assays (e.g. ELISAs).
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to manage different tasks and priorities simultaneously.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new techniques and technologies. A collaborative mindset, with the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

This position requires the individual to work with and in areas requiring select agents and Toxins access (i.e. Biosafety level 2 laboratories). Access to and use of select agents is regulated by federal policies. Therefore, the candidate must conduct all work activities in compliance with AbbVie internal and applicable regulatory requirements. AbbVie internal requirements include compliance with ethics, environmental health and safety, financial, human resources, and general business policies, requirements and objectives.


Preferred Experience

  • Hands-on laboratory experiences with basic immunology and biochemistry assays
  • Experience with relevant technology such as Quanterix/ MSD/ ELISA/Octet, Biacore, assays.
  • Experience with handling proteins and other biological samples
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Good interpersonal and team skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Efficient in Microsoft programs

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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