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Research Technician, In Vivo Oncology

Lake County, Illinois
Start date
Feb 24, 2024

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

Our expanding In vivo Tumor Biology group has an opening for a motivated individual who is dedicated to the discovery and development of innovative therapeutics, both small molecule and biologic drugs.  As part of a multidisciplinary team, the primary role of this individual will be to support in vivo studies for the pharmacological evaluation of novel agents.  Heightened responsibilities will be to independently perform in vivo studies and to interact with other AbbVie Research teams to coordinate delivery and facilitate testing of study derived samples.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Good animal practice:
    • Perform MTDs; records animal weight, observes and records clinical observations on small laboratory animals in a regulatory environment.
    • Small animal restraint, dosing (via oral, IV and intraperitoneal, subcutaneous routes), surgery, collection/ processing of blood/ tissues, formulation of drugs and calculations of the appropriated quantities to ensure proper administration.
  • Compliance with all company, local, Federal, GLP, FDA and USDA rules and regulations.
  • Apply and maintain safety procedures.
  • Will required to work on some weekends and holidays.
  • Effectively collaborate across all department and cross functional teams.


  • Associate or bachelor's degree in Biology or related field with 1+ small animal care experience.
  • Team player in a matrixed environment with excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Detail-oriented, with excellent organizational and record-keeping skills.
  • Enthusiastic individual motivated to learn new techniques, with an ability to troubleshoot/ improve techniques as needed.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Experience with basic sterile techniques, as well as rodent micro-surgical experience regarded as a plus.


  • Previous IACUC laboratory animal training/experience is a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is a plus.
  • Pharma industry experience is a plus.
  • Familiarity with trial designs is a plus.
  • 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

    Company info
    1 North Waukegan Road
    North Chicago

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