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Associate Scientist, Data II

Lake County, Illinois
Start date
Feb 24, 2024

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

The Data Solutions Department within the Information Research (IR) Division works with internal clients to provide data management and decision support tools to optimize the efficiency and efficacy of research and development at AbbVie.

The Associate, Data Scientist II role interfaces directly with Development Sciences scientists to facilitate data capture, data visualization and analytics. This position will work with Development scientists in various therapeutic areas to understand their workflows and problems and work to build out solutions.  A successful candidate should also be able to build custom applications supporting scientific workflows.  Key responsibilities include implementing data capture systems and developing technology solutions ranging from web-based applications to Spotfire dashboards. These solutions will be developed either independently, or by working with a developer, to provide agile, impactful, and cost-effective solutions for the business.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Communicate – ability to communicate with scientists to understand existing work and data flows and client needs
  • Collaborative Design – Work independently, or with a team of developers, to seek appropriate solutions
  • Integrate – understand the value in capturing data properly, and integrating data sets
  • Build – through your own efforts and by working with developers, create custom solutions that capture or visualize data in an efficient and supportable manner
  • Organize – Effectively organize and present project objectives and progress; deliver projects in a timely manner
  • Adaptability – ability to work on multiple, sometimes very different, projects at one time
  • Breadth – contribute independently to a wide variety of projects


Experiences that make you a strong fit for the role:


  • BS or equivalent in related field and typically 2 years of experience OR Master's degree with 0 years of experience
  • Working knowledge of scientific workflows required
  • Proficient with python and demonstrated ability to learn additional data analysis programming languages (i.e. SQL, R, Java, etc.) or tools (Pipeline Pilot, Knime, etc.)
  • Experience with visual analytics tools preferred (i.e. Spotfire, Qlik, Tableau, etc.)
  • Familiar with web development frameworks such as Django or Flask.
  • Knowledge of agile software development paradigms and object-oriented programming
  • Working knowledge of version control, Git, Docker required
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work within timelines
  • A self-motivated learner and thinker with a hands-on approach
  • An analytical mind with outstanding interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills


  • Background in chemistry, engineering, physics or other scientific domain
  • Experience working with data from life sciences
If you believe you’re a great fit for this job but don’t have all of the experiences listed above, we encourage you to apply anyway!

Why Business Technology Solutions 

For anyone who wants to use technology and data to make a difference in people’s lives, shape the digital transformation of a leading biopharmaceutical company, and secure sustainable career growth within a diverse, global team: we’re ready for you.

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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