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Associate Scientist I/II, Cellular and Molecular Biology

Worcester, Massachusetts Req ID 2207654 Category Research and Development Division AbbVie

AbbVie Immunology is dedicated to identifying break-through therapies for inflammatory and auto-immune diseases that will have a remarkable impact on patients’ lives. The Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology group is seeking an Associate Scientist responsible for conducting in vitro studies on the characterization of drug candidate molecules and the validation of drug targets.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and perform biochemical and cellular studies of drug potency and mechanism of action
  • Analysis and interpretation of quantitative data
  • Effectively conduct and organize activities, and communicate through oral and written presentations
  • Read and apply relevant scientific literature
  • Maintenance of accurate and current records of research
Qualifications:
  • BS or MS in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, or a related discipline and 0-3+ (BS) or 0+ (MS) years of relevant lab experience
  • Experience with cellular assays:  2nd messenger, proliferation, phospho-protein analysis, gene reporter, and release of soluble mediators
  • Experience with biochemical assays: enzymatic activity, binding
  • Experience with cell culture and the preparation and testing of primary immune cells
  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented, curious of the science, and desiring to learn novel in vitro pharmacology techniques
  • Strong IT skills and familiarity with spreadsheets and curve-fitting programs
  • Candidate must be highly collaborative and thrive in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and inter-personal skills

Key Leadership Qualifications

  • 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 when needed
  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo
  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement
  • Embraces novel ideas, nurtures innovation, and manages innovation to reality

Position will be hired based on level of experience

Significant Work Activities: N/A
Travel: No
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time
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