Senior Scientist II, Engineering


North Chicago, IL

  1. Operations
  2. Science & Technology
  1. Full-time

Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions 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, and eye care – and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on TwitterFacebookInstagramYouTube and LinkedIn

Job Description

Conceive and execute novel scientific research or development that achieves projects and area goals. Generate new scientific proposals and lead those efforts. Investigate, identify, develop, and optimize new methods and techniques. Act as a lead scientist in his/her area of expertise and critically evaluate relevant scientific and regulatory advances and integrate this knowledge into research or development programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate the ability to resolve key project hurdles and assumptions by effectively utilizing available information and technical expertise (DFx, DOE, brainstorming, xFMEA, continuous improvement). 
  • Publish research in peer-reviewed journals and present work at scientific conferences (PDS&T/R&D and ACOS poster sessions).
  • Seize opportunities to pursue project relevant leads that are in line with the group’s strategy (independency, ability to work in team environment).
  • Demonstrates high proficiency across a wide range of relevant technologies (design, analysis, manufacturing, assembly, testing).
  • Maintain a high level of productivity in the lab (experiment planning, material control, recordkeeping, handling ELN).
  • Proactively seek out new information in the literature and incorporate this into individual project(s) as well as the overall program.
  • Primary author of publications, presentations, regulatory documents and/or primary inventor of patents.
  • Understand and adhere to corporate standards regarding code of conduct, safety, appropriate handling of materials, controlled drug and radioactive compounds, GxP compliance, and animal care where applicable.
  • May mentor/supervise a team of one or more and guide and evaluate the performance of those individuals; is accountable for the effective performance of the team/individuals.


  • BS, MS, or PhD in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical Engineering or a related field and 12+ (BS), 10+ (MS), or 4+ (PhD) years of relevant industrial experience.
  • Possess thorough theoretical and practical understanding of own scientific discipline (product/device development, design controls, 3D/2D CAD and EPDM, drawings, mechanical design, FEA, reverse engineering, rapid prototyping, laboratory testing, high volume manufacturing, injection molding, metrology, statistics). 
  • Demonstrated ability to learn, understand and master new experimental techniques.
  • Ability to multitask and work within timelines.
  • Effective writer and communicator of research or other regulatory materials (technical protocols, reports, memos, presentations).

Additional Information

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law: ​​

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believes in good faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individual compensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.​

  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.​

  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs. ​

  • This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentive programs​

​Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law. ​​

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion.  It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because 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, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.

  1. Yes, 25% of the Time
$103500 - $197000