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Associate Scientist, Molecular Biology

Worcester, Massachusetts Req ID 2209623 Category Research and Development Division AbbVie

As a member of the Multi-Specific Biologics Group, you will be responsible for the cloning, production, and analysis of novel multi-specific antibodies. A successful candidate will have experience in multiple facets of molecular biology. Proficiency in protein expression, purification and characterization is desired. Experience with plate-based assays is nice to have.

The candidate must have a proven track record of delivering high quality experimental data. Experience with automated liquid handling and tools for data capture would also be desirable. In addition, the candidate must be able to demonstrate individual contributions to projects and to possess strong interpersonal skills. The scientist will be expected to represent the Multi-specific Biologics group and present their data in project team meetings.


  • Perform molecular biology to construct libraries of bispecific antibodies
  • Utilize automation to express and purify therapeutic proteins
  • Develop protocols to increase throughput and integrate with informatics
  • Demonstrate skills in analyzing, interpreting, and communicating experimental data
  • Work with project team members to develop a basic understanding of target biology
  • Understand relevant scientific literature and apply theoretical framework to solving problems within scientific discipline in a timely manner.
  • Understand and adhere to corporate standards regarding code of conduct, safety, appropriate handling of materials

  • B.S. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or equivalent discipline with 0-3+ years of experience; or MS in equivalent field with 0+ years of experience
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques is a must, and experience with mammalian cell culture and transient transfection is desired.
  • Proficiency in protein purification and protein analytical techniques such as SDS-PAGE, SEC-HPLC, MS and binding assays
  • Experience with automation is a plus.
  • Excellent attention to details and the ability to communicate effectively
  • Competency with software programs including DNA sequence analysis software, MS Excel, Powerpoint, Word, and Electronic Laboratory Notebooks.

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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