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Senior Scientist II, Biologics ARD

Lake County, Illinois
Start date
Feb 23, 2024

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

AbbVie Biologics Analytical Research & Development (Biologics ARD) is a global analytical sciences organization responsible for all CMC analytical activities related to the development of AbbVie's therapeutic biologic products.  Our scope includes AbbVie's diverse pipeline of innovative therapeutic biologics medicines, including monoclonal antibodies, antibody drug conjugates (ADC), and other novel modalities, and spans from the selection of Discovery candidate molecules through the transition of analytical methods and testing to commercial labs to support product launch.  We are building a world-class team of scientists and leaders who will drive the advancement of industry-leading analytical capabilities and make meaningful contributions to advance AbbVie's pipeline of innovative medicines.  Careers in AbbVie Biologics ARD provide unique opportunities to work with global and cross-functional teams to drive exceptional science and innovative product development strategies. 

The Analytical Development-Early Stage group within Biologics ARD is responsible for support of programs transitioning from discovery through clinical proof of concept.  The team leads fit for purpose method development and validation.  In collaboration with cross-functional partners, the team supports early phase formulation and process development studies.    Key deliverables include product control strategies informed by analytical data and method understanding; fit for purpose analytical methods; data packages that drive product and process understanding; clinical supplies release testing and stability studies to establish clinical product dating; and associated clinical trial application.

Key Responsibilities

  • Effectively function as a senior research scientist, generating original technical ideas and research or development strategies.
  • Demonstrate creative “out of the box” thinking to solve difficult problems and champion new analytical technologies to achieve project goals.
  • Independently responsible for project activities within area of expertise while also contributing within the project team to the overall progress of the program.
  • Deliver results in a team-oriented setting and willing to work across scientific disciplines to drive programs through critical milestones.
  • Generate new scientific proposals and lead those efforts. Anticipate and critically evaluate scientific or regulatory advances or competitive threats and respond with appropriate new strategies.
  • Effectively organize and present scientific plans and data.
  • Author technical documents (e.g., methods, protocols, reports, etc.), scientific publications, presentations, and regulatory documents.

  • Qualifications

    •        PhD (4+ years), Master’s Degree (10+ years), or Bachelor’s Degree (12+ years) in scientific discipline (e.g., Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Biology) with previous laboratory experience.
    •        Practical experience and strong knowledge of protein HPLC (e.g., SEC, IEX, HIC), capillary electrophoresis, and other separation techniques as applied to protein analysis.
    •        Must possess a solid understanding of protein chemistry and biochemistry, particularly as related to biologics drug development.
    •        Maintain a laboratory notebook in compliance with Good Laboratory/Manufacturing Practices.
    •        Demonstrated independent problem-solving ability in science and technical proficiency.
    •        Demonstrated ability to learn, understand, and master new experimental techniques.
    •        Ability to multitask and work within timelines.
    •        Demonstrated scientific writing skills and strong verbal communication skills.


    Level and compensation will be commensurate with experience.

    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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