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Sr. Scientist I, Systems Biology, Bioinformatics

North Chicago, IL
Start date
Mar 18, 2024

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Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions 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, and eye care and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Job Description

AbbVies Genomic Research Center (GRC) is seeking a highly-qualified Systems Biology scientist to join the Bioinformatics Genomic Sciences team at the GRC with a focus on developing computational Systems Biology capabilities for investigating complex biological systems across therapeutics and drug manufacturing. AbbVies GRC is a center of excellence for bioinformatics, functional genomics, and human genetics. The GRC works across all R&D including discovery and clinical development, supporting AbbVies numerous therapeutic areas, including science and technology, global epidemiology, search and evaluation, and corporate strategy.

We are seeking a talented and highly motivated computational scientist who will work on building and applying computational methodologies for understanding the interactions and dynamics of complex biological systems, especially applied to mammalian production cells to improve productivity and product quality of Biologics. This candidate will work collaboratively with bioprocessing, cell biology, and bioinformatics teams to develop computational models and gain insights into the underlying mechanisms of complex biological systems involved in the production of biologics. Strong communication and teamwork skills are essential as the candidate is expected to operate in a high-paced and multi-disciplined environment across geographic locations. This position will be on-site in Lake County, North Chicago.

Key Responsibilities:

Collaborate extensively and cross-functionally with both computational and bench scientists at the GRC and S&T Biologics in matrixed research environment to identify key factors and critical pathways that impact the production process and product quality.

Build computational Systems Biology capabilities, such as statistical models, algorithms, and simulations, and apply them to complex biological systems across therapeutics and drug manufacturing.

Manage, process, and analyze diverse sets of large-scale multi-omics data for investigating the underlying mechanisms of mammalian production cells.

Provide scientific leadership in designing experiments and developing innovative systems biology approaches to gain scientific understanding in the complex cellular processes.

Contribute to the development and validation of novel computational tools and methodologies for systems biology analysis in the field of bioprocessing.

Publish research findings, and present project designs and results clearly, both to individual stakeholders and at larger cross-functional scientific meetings and conferences.

Proactively seek out new information in the literature and incorporate this into individual project(s) as well as the overall program.

Maintain accurate records, documenting methodologies, and ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and quality guidelines.


Masters, or PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, engineering, (bio)statistics, mathematics, or related fields with a focus on systems biology with typically 5+ (MS), or 0+ (PhD) years of experience.

Fluency in one or more relevant programming languages, such as R or Python, for performing custom computational analyses, executing existing algorithms, and developing novel software applications.

Experience working in an HPC Linux computing environment and familiarity with version control and deployment tools such as GitHub and Docker.

Ability to learn new skills and apply them in a fast-paced environment is a must.

Creativity, problem solving, and attention to detail are required.

Strong communication and collaboration skills are essential. Ability to work independently as well as in a team is a must.

Key AbbVie Competencies:

Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of the team to enable higherperformance.

Learns fast, grasps the essence, and can change the course quickly where indicated.

Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo.

Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement.

Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality.

Additional Information

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.

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 Companys 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 AbbVies 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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1 North Waukegan Road
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