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Sr Scientist I - Biologics Discovery

Primary Lake County, Illinois Req ID 2214303 Category Research and Development Division AbbVie


The Biologics Discovery Sciences group at AbbVie is seeking a highly-motivated research scientist to join a dynamic core team supporting biologics drug-discovery.  The applicant must have diverse experience in purification of antibody or engineered protein therapeutics.  The candidate should have proficiency in all standard bioprocess and chromatography techniques, and have a demonstrated strong ability to effectively drive purification process development activities.  As a creative problem solver, the individual should be proficient in overcoming issues (i.e. solubility, aggregation, recovery, purity, etc) with challenging therapeutic proteins.  The applicant should be experienced in biophysical and analytical characterization techniques and be familiar with how molecular- and post-translational attributes of biologics translate to their function.  Experience with engineering of novel therapeutics to generate optimized molecules is also beneficial.

The applicant will be working in a Discovery organization at AbbVie.  She/he should be able to work independently while contributing in a team environment, and manage several projects simultaneously.  The BDS group is central to the AbbVie biologics pipeline responsible for production and characterization of antibodies/multi-specifics to enable non-GLP pre-clinical studies.  She/he needs to stay current with applicable internal/external scientific literature and apply new information in innovative ways to successfully complete work assignments.  The applicant should be able to analyze, document, and report data concisely and rigorously.  She/he should possess excellent communication skills and be proficient in presenting in front of groups.

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemical Engineering or related field & 0 to 3 years experience.
  • BS/MS in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biochemical Engineering or related field & 5-7+ years experience.

At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, we do not discriminate on the basis 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, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic. If you would like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan or policy statement, please email

Significant Work Activities: N/A
Travel: No
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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