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Senior Scientist I/II, Analytical Chemistry

North Chicago, Illinois Req ID 2207614 Category Research and Development Division AbbVie

AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Analytical chemist responsible for commercial and pipeline small molecule development within Science and Technology, Pharmaceutical Product Group.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead analytical teams in drug development activities. Mentor other team members for technical capability development. Provide project proposals and reviews, resource estimation and tracking, and periodical updates to management.
  • Independently design experiments, review data and complete results interpretation and reporting. Prepare and review regulatory submission documents.
  • Leading the analytical aspects of a project while collaborating with other CMC development functions and other areas in AbbVie to advance drug development.
  • Responsible for method development, testing procedures, and implementation of analytical controls to support late stage analytical development.
  • Initiate new areas of investigation that are scientifically meaningful, reliable, and can be incorporated directly into a development program.
  • Applying analytical separation and detection modes, such as LC-MS, GC-MS, or ICP-MS for complex impurity identification/quantitation or low level metal quantitation.
  • Support commercial manufacturing by participating as an analytical expert in investigations, trouble shoot analytical method issues, and improve method execution.
  • Implement a wide range of current analytical techniques to conduct research and development studies related to drug product development.
  • Introduce technologies to analytical chemistry labs, such as new separation technology, new techniques in mass spectrometry, data science, and data trending.
  • Perform routine and non-routine testing of development, release, and stability samples.
Qualifications:
  • BS or equivalent education and extensive, typically 12+ years of experience; MS or equivalent education with typical 10+ years of experience; PhD with typical 4+ years of experience in Chemistry or related fields with previous work experience (6+ years) in a pharmaceutical development laboratory setting. 
  • Proficiency with analytical techniques, e.g., HPLC, GC, spectroscopic techniques, and physicochemical characterization techniques.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS), Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS), or Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS), e.g. Orbitrap etc
  • Strong knowledge and experience with analytical method development, method validation, and method transfer in pharmaceutical cGMP lab
  • Candidate must possess a solid fundamental training in separation theory.
  • Candidate must possess outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Familiar with ICH and FDA guidance documents in analytical, DS and DP development and manufacturing.
  • This position requires an individual who is self-motivated, hard-working, detail-oriented, and able to work in a fast-paced team environment with demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Proven track record in leading analytical projects within a CMC development team setting.

Key Leadership Competencies:

  • 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: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time
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