Associate Scientist or Scientist I, Recombinant Production


Worcester, MA

  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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Job Description

Discovery Biotherapeutics at AbbVie is seeking a highly-motivated research scientist to join a dynamic team supporting biologics drug discovery. This position will impact projects through purification and characterization of biopharmaceutical products such as monoclonal antibodies in high throughput. The ideal candidate has direct experience with mammalian tissue culture, protein purification, proficiency in standard chromatography techniques, protein characterization (e.g., MS, SEC), and binding assays (e.g., ELISA and flow cytometry). The applicant should be able to analyze, document, and report data. She/he should possess excellent communication skills and be comfortable presenting in group settings.



  • BS or MS in biology or related field with 0-5+ years (BS), or 0-2+ years (MS) of relevant industry/academic experience
  • Expertise in mammalian cell culture and transfection
  • Direct experience with binding assays (e.g., ELISA, flow cytometry)
  • Keen ability to engage internal and external scientific leaders in collaborative research
  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Team player with the ability to operate in a fast-paced multi-disciplinary environment
  • Adapt to rapid changes in project priorities and timelines
  • Competency with software programs, including MS Excel, Powerpoint, Word

Desired skills:

  • Experience with high-throughput protein purification and in vitro analytical techniques for protein characterization (e.g., SEC, MS)
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques (molecular cloning)
  • Familiarity with sequence analysis tools (Vector NTI, Geneious, Genedata) and graphing software (GraphPad Prism)
  • Understanding of protein structure and function

Key AbbVie Competencies:

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

Position will be hired based on level of experience. 
Associate Scientist I or Associate Scientist II or Scientist I

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.

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