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Scientist I, Precision Medicine Oncology

Primary South San Francisco, California Req ID 2218357 Category Research and Development Division AbbVie

AbbVie’s Precision Medicine organization is committed to advancing drug development and patient care through building a deeper understanding of disease biology and developing tools to optimize clinical decision making and customize treatment for patients. As a Scientist I, you will be part of a fast paced and multi-disciplinary team responsible for developing and implementing innovative technologies to enable decision making in clinical trials and evaluate disease and drug biology.

The Oncology Genomics team within Precision Medicine is committed to driving novel translational genomic biomarker efforts for our pre-clinical and clinical stage programs. We are seeking a highly motivated molecular biologist with experiences in genomic methods to join the team at AbbVie Bay Area site and support cutting-edge translational genomic research and biomarker efforts for our drug discovery and development pipeline.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform Genomics experiments (such as such DNA and RNA extraction, primer design, qPCR) with high quality and reproducibility in a timely manner.
  •  Perform next generation sequencing library prep experiments independently.
  • Generate quality control analysis reports and present them to the team.
  • Interpret and draw conclusions from quality control results and optimize assay performance to further project goals.
  • Test and adapt novel methodology to advance research in single cell genomics.

Work as part of a multidisciplinary research team in an exciting, fast-paced environment.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Life Sciences field with 2+ years of molecular biology experiences or Bachelor degree with 5+ years of cell biology and molecular biology experiences.
  • Broad and versatile technical expertise in molecular biology and cell biology assays such as DNA and RNA extraction, primer design, qPCR, Gene cloning and sequencing library prep etc.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work successfully in a team environment.
  • Good general laboratory and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills as well as excellence and productivity in independent research.
  • Must be proactive and able to work effectively on multiple projects in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Applicable to California Applicants Only 

  • The below range is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in California.

This range may be modified in the future. 

  • The salary range is (minimum: _$66,500 to maximum:_$130,000
  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive program 
  • This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentive programs 
  • We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees. 
    • 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 discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law. 

AbbVie is an equal opportunity employer including disability/vets. 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 disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, or any other protected group status. We will take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, individuals with a disability, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans or active-duty wartime or campaign badge veterans. The Affirmative Action Plan is available for viewing in the Human Resources office during regular business hours.

Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

Travel: No

Job Type: Experienced

Schedule: Full-time


Minimum Salary $66,500

Maximum Salary $130,000

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