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Associate Scientist I/II, Cellular and Molecular Biology

Worcester, Massachusetts Req ID 2207371 Category Research and Development Division AbbVie

Diligent scientist who can generate precise, reliable, and reproducible data in a timely manner to contribute to the Immunology Dermatology Late area.  Responsibilities for the position include to perform routine tasks competently and independently; to analyze and critique results; troubleshoot experiments and instrumentation, as needed; to learn and understand new experimental techniques. The successful candidate will demonstrate skill in multiple techniques and appropriately modify protocols, as required, to suit the changing needs of research.

The successful candidate will perform protein and gene expression analyses from cell/tissue culture assays, to support target differentiation and mechanism of action studies in dermatological immune-mediated diseases within a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary environment. The candidate will develop and optimize new methods/techniques to generate reliable and reproducible data in a timely manner. Strong problem-solving skills are required. Working closely with his/her/their supervisor this scientist will schedule and prioritize workload to manage several tasks simultaneously; will identify and utilize resources outside of own group. Excellent communication skills and ability to present data clearly and thoroughly in both one-on-one and group meetings. The candidate must be willing to work as part of a multidisciplinary research team in an exciting, fast-paced environment under the mentorship of a supervisor.


  • BS or MS degree with 0-3+ years of experience in Biology, Pharmacology, Immunology, or a related field.
  • Experience culturing cells required with expertise isolating RNA from tissue and cell preparations highly desired.
  • Experience performing basic flow cytometry a plus.
  • Highly developed communication skills and keen ability to engage internal and external team members in collaborative research.

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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