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Scientist I/II, Analytical and Purification Sciences

North Chicago, Illinois Req ID 2210316 Category Research and Development Division AbbVie

Discovery Platform Technologies has an opening for a Scientist I/II in the Analytical and Purification Sciences group.  This position will provide opportunities to devise innovative solutions to complex analytical and separation problems through the implementation and utilization of sophisticated instrumentation

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Operate and maintain instrumentation for the analysis and purification of compounds from medicinal chemistry projects and high-throughput chemistry libraries using HPLC, SFC, and MS.
  • Chiral analysis and purification of samples using supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) and developing methods for the resolution of racemic drug molecules on milligram to gram scale by preparative chiral SFC.
  • Maintain a high level of productivity in the laboratory setting.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of responsibility in maintaining scientific standards, and safe laboratory practices for self and reporting staff, if any.
  • Effective writer and communicator of research or other regulatory materials.
  • Keep accurate and current records of research and/or project related activities according to AbbVie policies.

Job level will be based commensurate with education and experience.


  • MS, or BS in Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry or closely related field with 2+years (MS); or 5+ years (BS) of job-related experience.
  • Hands-on experience with LC-MS, preparative HPLC, preparative SFC, and mass spectrometry.
  • Ability to operate and troubleshoot a variety of hardware/software platforms.
  • Proven effective written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact effectively with scientists and engineers.
  • Experience in synthetic organic chemistry and the ability to communicate effectively with medicinal and high throughput chemistry project teams.


  • Experience with instrument maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience a plus

Key Leadership Competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated ability to work within a team environment.
  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance.
  • Learns fast, grasps the "essence" and can change 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.
Significant Work Activities: N/A
Travel: No
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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