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Senior Scientist I/II, Toxicology

Primary Irvine, California Req ID 2212465 Category Research and Development Division AbbVie

The AbbVie Non-Clinical and Translational Sciences group is seeking a scientist for a position in the toxicology team to support efforts to develop therapies in Eye Care and Neurosciences.

In this role, the Sr Scientist I/II:

  • Serves as toxicology representative in project teams, conducts all toxicology and safety pharmacology studies required to support drug development.
  • Ensures high quality and integrity of the data as well as proper interpretation and valid conclusions in support of product safety prior to initiating clinical trials in humans and regulatory submissions. 
  • Presents data and findings at project teams and extended research and development organization meetings.
  • Writes toxicology safety assessment to support activities related to drug discovery, drug development, regulatory, and marketing commitments.
  • Authors toxicology and safety pharmacology sections and contribute to efficacy and safety sections of INDs, NDAs, BLAs, IBs for worldwide regulatory submissions.

The candidate should have a strong track record of cross-functional collaborations along with excellent oral and written communication skills. The role maintains an up-to-date understanding of new technologies and relevant scientific advances in support of our research goals. 

Can hire at Senior Scientist I or Senior Scientist II level based on experience. 


  • PhD in toxicology, pharmacology, biological sciences or related field with 4+ years of relevant post-graduate work experience; MS with 8+ years of equivalent experience. Experience in ocular toxicology and immunotoxicology desirable.
  • Knowledge of GLP/ICH guidelines and FDA regulations and guidance
  • Strong analytical, complex data analysis and interpretation skills
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with both internal and external stakeholders, and to audiences of diverse backgrounds
  • Highly motivated, self-driven and results-oriented person, demonstrate high degree of flexibility in adapting to different projects and personalities

Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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