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Scientist l - In Vivo Pharmacology

Irvine, CA
Start date
May 22, 2024

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Science/R&D, Biotechnology, Pharmacology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Company Description

At Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company, we develop, manufacture, and market a portfolio of leading aesthetics brands and products. Our aesthetics portfolio includes facial injectables, body contouring, plastics, skin care, and more. Our goal is to consistently provide our customers with innovation, education, exceptional service, and a commitment to excellence, all with a personal touch. For more information, visit Follow Allergan Aesthetics on LinkedIn.

Job Description

The Neurotoxin Research Group at AbbVie is seeking a highly motivated and innovative candidate for the role of Scientist, Biological Research.

The successful candidate for this position will contribute to projects aimed at pharmacological characterization of protein-based therapeutics. Under supervision by senior personnel, he/she will be required to work on a variety of in vivo animal pharmacology models to help characterize and evaluate biological compounds.

This individual will need to organize, analyze and interpret results, come forward with recommendations and present the findings to senior personnel or in team meetings. Experience in handling and injecting rodents by various routes is required. Experience with tissue dissection, histological techniques, as well as other laboratory techniques is an advantage. Working knowledge of neuroscience is a plus. The successful candidate will be collaborating extensively with other Research Associates and Scientists, while taking personal responsibility for the success of assigned tasks and projects.

Key responsibilities:

Design and perform in vivo assays and analyze pharmacological results to answer scientific questions.

Set goals with experimental timelines and execute a strategy in alignment with the goals and key scientific objectives for the research.

Demonstrate creative out of the box thinking to solve problems and modify experimental plans when required to achieve project goals.

Understand the broad objectives of the project as well as their role in achieving those objectives.

Work with cross-functional team members to accomplish the goals and requirements of the organization.

Make significant contributions to project teams through lab-based, or other work environment activities.

Perform data analysis, help write protocols and scientific reports, and provide presentations to multidisciplinary teams and to management.

Learn, understand, and become proficient at new experimental techniques.

Effectively organize and p resent program updates and research strategies to functional leaders as well as potential and existing partners.

Understand and adhere to corporate standards regarding code of conduct, safety, appropriate handling of materials, controlled drug, and animal care where applicable.

Significant Work Activities -Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


Job Qualifications (minimum requirements):

Experience with pharmacological assays, focusing on in vivo pharmacology.

Direct experience with peripheral animal models and measurements is an advantage.

Working knowledge of neuroscience, animal anatomy and histological assays and methods is a plus.

Extremely organized with documentation of experimental plans, timelines, and technical reports.

Experience contributing to technical reports and regulatory documents is a plus.

Understanding of standard statistical analysis of scientific data using data software tools.

Detailed oriented and precise in written and oral communication.

Effective problem-solving skills.

Ability to critically analyze data and lead teams to solve issues and make best strategic decisions.

Highly collaborative, team-oriented, and considerate of the needs of others.

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with diverse groups within the organization.

Help create an inclusive environment where diverse ideas, viewpoints and backgrounds are valued.

Education & Experience:

Bachelors Degree or equivalent education and ~5 years of experience in either academic or industry laboratory setting; Masters Degree or equivalent education and ~2 years of experience.

Experience with performing a variety of rodent in vivo behavioral and/or pharmacological assays.

Experience with small animal handling, dosing of molecules through a variety of different routes and tissue harvest is required.

Experience with histological techniques, including immunohistochemistry and microscopy techniques, as well as other laboratory techniques is a plus.

Good writing and communication skills

Computer skills: working knowledge of MS-Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) is required. Knowledge of graphing software (e.g., GraphPad prism) and basic understanding of statistical analyses is a plus.

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.

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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