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Scientist Biomarker Discovery (all genders) - (temporary 15 months / fulltime)

Primary Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany Req ID 2211927 Category Research and Development Division AbbVie

For the Molecular & Imaging Biomarker Group within Neuroscience Discovery we are seeking an experienced researcher for a Bench-Scientist (MSc) position. The accomplished scientist will make substantial contributions to the conception and execution of new therapeutic approaches to neurodegenerative diseases in a collaborative environment. A primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to discover and validate new biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases with a focus on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Experience with neurodegenerative diseases, especially neuroinflammation, protein biochemistry, flow cytometry as well as ligand-binding assay development and validation would be relevant assets.

Key Objectives:

  • Independently design, execute, analyze and interpret experimental data to discover and validate new disease- or target-specific biomarkers for AbbVie’s drug-development programs for neurodegenerative diseases. 
  • Pro-actively identify emerging scientific and technological trends from internal and external resources, evaluate their impact and implement them into the biomarker development strategy.
  • Effectively compile and present scientific plans and data.
  • Collaborate with experts in other groups, cross-functionally (e.g. developmental sciences) and globally.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education with typically 5 years of experience, or Master’s Degree or equivalent education with typically two years of experience in in biochemistry, biology, neuroscience, cell biology, pharmacology or related field
  • Skillset to independently generate and analyze experimental data with state-of the art statistical tools is a pre-requisite.
  • Strong background in de novo assay development, especially of immunoassays, and their subsequent validation according to industry standards will be highly advantageous.
  • Expertise in biomarker discovery, especially in omics and multi-candidate approaches desired. Knowledge in systems biology, data-mining and computational biology aspects would be a plus.
  • Knowledge in protein biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology as well as experience with cell culture and flow cytometry desired.
  • Motivation to effectively work in a team of scientists in a highly collaborative matrix environment.
  • High scientific rigor and commitment to provide robust, high-quality scientific results.
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Good communication and presentation skills and proficiency in English (written and oral).
Travel: No
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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