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Principal Research Scientist I - MSAT

Worcester, MA
Start date
May 16, 2024

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Regulatory, Science/R&D, Biotechnology, Research
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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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 Follow @abbvie onTwitter,Facebook,Instagram,YouTubeandLinkedIn.

Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated group leader (Principal Research Scientist I) for purification to join the Manufacturing Science and Technology (MSAT) group within Operations Science & Technology -Biologics organization. Our group is responsible for the optimization, validation, implementation, and continuous improvement for commercial manufacturing of therapeutic proteins at AbbVie Bioresearch Center in Worcester, MA. The candidate should be a discipline expert who drives functional, financial, and quality performance by controlling, improving, and troubleshooting commercial processes as well as designing and implementing studies aimed at new or improved products.


  • Lead a team of scientists with expertise in purification. The candidate is expected to proficiently manage manufacturing aspects of commercial support of biologics drug substance process throughout the product life cycle: from technology transfer, process validation to commercial manufacturing, and process improvement in order to meet the financial, quality and throughput objectives.
  • Serves as technical expert for the manufacturing plant with respect to the biological process(es).
  • Responsible for developing, communicating, and implementing the vision and strategy to fulfill functional goals and key scientific objectives. This also involves collaboration with experts within function to integrate scientific objectives into activities associated with development of new/improved products or technology.
  • Advance scientific expertise within the function and proactively demonstrates leadership by advises and sharing of expert opinions with subordinates, peers, and senior management.
  • The candidate also mentors and trains functional colleagues, assesses current and emerging business challenges, enabling functional goal achievement.
  • Ensures quality and effectiveness of key results of major project plans within function through sound design, early risk assessments, and implementation of fallback strategies.
  • Sources and identifies emerging scientific trends from multiple internal and external sources and assess relevance. Integrates trends into functional short-term objectives. Advances cross-discipline technology and direction through generation of data.
  • Applies imagination and innovation by creating, inventing, and implementing new or better approaches, alternatives and breakthrough ideas that are valued by customers within the function.
  • Presents scientific concepts and results for functional scientific and non-scientific leaders as well as potential and existing partners. Maximizes impact and value of expertise.
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

  • Masters Degree or equivalent education in Biological Science or equivalent education with extensive biologics process purification experience (typically 12+ years of related work); PhD in Biological Science or related field with extensive biologics process purification experience (typically 6+ years of related work experience).
  • Proven biologics process purification technical experience in pharmaceutical companies, with ability and prior experience in the innovation of new or improved product releases, generating original technical ideas and research or development strategies.
  • Demonstrate creative out of the box thinking to solve difficult technical problems and champion new technologies to achieve project goals.
  • Interacts well with diverse groups within function and maintains strong working relationships with internal and external collaborators.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others in areas of science through excellent communication and prolific writing.

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 ingood faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individualcompensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimatelypay 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/visioninsurance 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 benefitsthat are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until paid andmay 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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