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Senior Manager of Clinical Innovation (Clinical Scientist II)

Irvine, CA
Start date
May 15, 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

Innovation is a team sport and Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company, wants you to join our team! Allergan Aesthetics is a global leader in the medical aesthetics industry. We create breakthrough products and technologies for our patients and providers that drive the advancement of aesthetic medicine through research, science, and innovation. Our team is looking for an innovation enthusiast whose curiosity will allow them to push the boundaries of aesthetic medicine. As a Sr. Manager, you would be responsible for driving innovation across our aesthetics portfolio which includes facial injectables, body contouring, plastics, skin care, and more.

This role is seeking a high performing team contributor who has demonstrated an interest in the aesthetics industry to support our strategic vision and shape the future of our business. In return the innovation team will provide a dynamic fast-paced environment and high impact development experiences. To excel in this role, you must be a self-starter with a strong leadership skill, a proven scientific track-record, demonstrate robust analytical skills, possess long-term expertise around study design, and the ability to translate the strategic vision into tactical action. For more information about Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company, please visit us at

Key duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

As a senior member of the team, support manager by providing scientific insight, guidance, and support on all studies executed by the team (e.g., contribute to the design, execution, analysis of data, and reporting of studies, etc.) and escalating key issues or gaps to manager to address with the team

Serve as a subject matter authority in applying scientific qualitative and quantitative research to generate evidence and inform development of conceptual models and/or studies which address a measurement gap (e.g., identification of unmet measurement need, endpoints capturing outcomes, condition improvements, quality of life measures, etc.)

Participate in scientific education of internal & external stakeholders on the translational data relevant to the projects and new innovation approaches that are beneficial for key collaborators

Partner with clinical science team, and other key stakeholders across AbbVie to pursue and develop clinical outcome measures that drive our business toward new claims or indications.

Monitors, understands, and prioritizes external trends of relevance to our enterprise programs around evidence generation, and escalates to manager to address how AbbVie should prepare and/or respond

Serves as an innovation champion by communicating clinical science program goals across the organization and addressing business critical gaps that position our business for success


Ideal Education & Experience:

  • Doctoral Degree in relevant subject area, plus practical experience (highly preferred in skin health, dermatology space, etc.)

  • Conducting outcomes research studies, and the communication of study findings to internal and external audiences

  • Translational Science and/or clinical expertise & experience in aesthetics, dermatology, or skin health with the development, selection, and evaluation of assessment tools used in clinical studies

  • Minimum years of experience (8+ with Bachelors, 6+ with Masters, and 3+ with PhD) in scientific evidence generation, clinical development, or other aspects of experimental design and discovery in a hands-on role.

  • Experience leading junior scientist

  • Diligence- ability to see big picture, while still possessing attention to detail and ability to lead multiple concurrent projects and activities

  • Resilience-ability to overcome challenges and empower others

  • Strong oral and written communication skills as demonstrated by publication record or selected oral presentations.

  • Is adaptable, innovative, and an out-of-the-box thinker when problem solving to achieve the best experimental outcome

  • Strong leadership skills, project management skills and is highly collaborative

  • Experience managing large projects within a complex matrixed organization and partnering with complex, cross-functional teams

  • A self-starter with drive, energy, and passion to advance the Innovation Teams mission

  • 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 payis considered to bewages 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.

Additional Information

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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