AbbVie Senior Scientist III Engineer in Lake County, Illinois

Serve as a lead scientist/engineer on a given project/product, and contribute scientific insights into multiple other projects. Assume technical ownership of a given product across the various stages of development and commercialization in coordination with other functional areas. May direct research and/or project activities and professional development of a scientist(s) within the individual’s area of expertise, by effectively mentoring, guiding and/or supervising scientific personnel.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Independently responsible for project science/management within his/her area of expertise on one or more project teams.
  • Capable of serving as the technical product/process expert for one or more products, representing S&T across multiple functions.
  • Author, review, and/or approve technical reports and/or regulatory submission documents.
  • Make significant contributions to the project team, including lab based activities.
  • Ensure timely and robust technical transfers.
  • Generate new scientific proposals and lead those efforts. Anticipate and critically evaluate scientific or regulatory advances or competitive threats and respond with appropriate new strategies.
  • May mentor/supervise a team of one or more and evaluate the performance of those individuals; is accountable for the effective performance of the team/individuals.



  • BS or equivalent education and extensive, typically 14 years of experience; MS or equivalent education with typically 12 years of experience; PhD with typically 6 years of experience in area or scientific area of discipline.
  • Experience in Amorphous Solid Dispersion, milling, compression and/or extrusion processes.
  • Experience leading complex technical projects that cross functional areas, including tech transfers
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a principle investigator, generating original technical ideas and research or development strategies.
  • Recognized and sought out as an expert in his/her discipline within the company and possibly externally.
  • Experienced and demonstrated success as primary author of publications, presentations, regulatory documents and/or primary inventor of patents.
  • Demonstrated scientific communication and presentation skills, for example by presenting at leading

Job Classification: Experienced
Primary Location: USA-Illinois-Lake County
Organization: Operations
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time
Req ID: 1703285

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled