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Principal Research Scientist I - Medical Devices

North Chicago, Illinois Req ID 2206191 Category Research and Development Division AbbVie

The Principal Scientist will direct research and/or project activities and professional development of a group of scientists within the individual’s area of expertise by effectively mentoring, guiding and/or supervising scientific personnel.  Independently conceive, execute and communicate novel multi-disciplinary research or development strategies that achieve project and area goals. Serve as a lead scientist on his/her own project and contribute scientific insights into multiple other projects.   

Responsibilities:

  • Effectively function as a principal investigator, generating original technical ideas and research or development strategies.
  • Demonstrate creative 'out of the box' thinking to solve difficult problems and champion new technologies to achieve project goals.
  • Independently responsible for project science within his/her area of expertise on one or more project teams.
  • Make significant contributions to project team through lab based, or other work environments, activities.
  • Generate new scientific proposals and lead those efforts. Anticipate and critically evaluate scientific or regulatory advances or competitive threats and respond with appropriate new strategies.
  • Recognized and sought out as an expert in his/her discipline within the company and possibly externally.
  • Primary author of publications, presentations, regulatory documents and/or primary inventor of patents.
  • Present at leading scientific conferences.
  • Mentor/supervise a team of one or more and evaluate the performance of those individuals; is accountable for the effective performance of the team/individuals.
Qualifications:
  • BS or equivalent education and typically 14+ years of experience; MS or equivalent education with typically 12+ years of experience; PhD with typically 6+ years of experience in area or scientific area of discipline. Degree in Mechanical or Systems Engineering preferred.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with design controls and/or design history file management preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a principal investigator, generating original technical ideas and research or development strategies.
  • Demonstrate creative 'out of the box' thinking to solve difficult technical problems and champion new technologies to achieve project goals.
  • Previous project / program management experience is a plus.
  • Recognized and sought out as an expert in his/her discipline within the company and possibly externally.
  • Experienced and demonstrated success as primary author of publications, presentations, regulatory documents and/or primary inventor of patents.
  • Demonstrated scientific communication and presentation skills by presenting at leading scientific conferences.
Significant Work Activities: N/A
Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time
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