Associate Scientist I/II – DMPK-BA: Drug Metabolism, Pharmacokinetics, and Bioanalysis


North Chicago, IL

  1. Research & Development
  2. Biotechnology
  1. 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 at www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on TwitterFacebookInstagramYouTube and LinkedIn

Job Description

Quantitative, Translational & ADME Sciences Department at AbbVie has an open position for an Associate Scientist II position in North Chicago, IL. The successful candidate will be responsible for non-regulated quantitative LC-MS/MS bioanalysis of small molecules from in vivo and in vitro samples, including data analysis and interpretation. 

Key Responsibilities Include:  

  • Perform quantitative LC-MS/MS (Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry) analysis of small molecules from various bio-matrices in vivo and in vitro to support PK/PD, ADME, efficacy and exploratory toxicology studies. 
  • Operate, perform routine maintenance, and support the troubleshooting of AB Sciex LC-MS/MS systems. 
  • Maintain excellent documentation of all work including LIMS, test methods, and protocols. 
  • Work closely with multiple teams across Discovery and DMPK-BA to support bioanalysis. 



  • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent education, with typically 3 or more years’
    experience or Master’s Degree or equivalent education (no additional
  • Experience with quantitative bioanalysis of small molecules.
  • Hands-on experience using Triple Quad MS is required.
  • Experience operating and troubleshooting current LC-MS/MS platforms (Agilent HPLCs, Leap/CTC PAL autosamplers, Sciex API-5500/6500(+) triple quad Mass Spectrometers) and software (e.g. Discovery Quant, Analyst, Electronic notebook, LIMS) is highly preferred.
  • Experience with protein precipitation, liquid/liquid extraction, and solid phase extraction preferred.
  • Experience with liquid handling robotics preferred.
  • Experience with chromatographic and analytical methodologies.
  • Ideal candidate is detail oriented and committed to generating high-quality results within tight deadlines and across different projects.
  • Proven ability to work independently or under minimal supervision in a high-throughput environment to design and conduct experiments, interpret, document, and communicate results, as well as in a team environment to collaborate successfully across other groups within R&D.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.

Key Leadership Competencies:

  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance.
  • Learns fast and can change 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.

Level and compensation will be commensurate with experience.

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 Company’s 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 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.

$55000 - $104500