AbbVie Scientist I/II, Histologist, Neuroscience in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Scientist I/II, Histologist, Neuroscience

USA, Massachusetts, Cambridge


1 additional location

USA, Massachusetts

Research & Development

Requisition #1901909

AbbVie is investing heavily in a new research enterprise in Cambridge, Boston - the Foundational Neuroscience Center (FNC). The FNC will investigate the fundamental biological mechanisms underpinning neurodegenerative disease, especially Alzheimer’s disease.

We are seeking an experienced, lab based Scientist with expertise in Histological analysis to join the In Vivo Pharmacology team at the FNC. This individual will be responsible for providing ex vivo support for variety of in vivo studies in animal models including target identification, target validation and efficacy for Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease drug discovery projects.

Key Responsibilities Includes:

  • Working closely with team members to design and execute in vivo experiments with histological endpoints

  • Developing new technologies and methods to understand disease pathophysiology and target biology

  • Responsible for data collection, interpretation/analysis and presentation as needed

Position will be hired based on level of experience.

  • BS in biology or related field with 5-7+ years of neuroscience-related experience or MS with 2-5+ years of experience

  • Experience doing histology, immunohistochemistry and image analysis required

  • Experience doing paraffin histology (processing, embedding, sectioning) and/ or frozen (sliding microtome, cryostat) required

  • Prior experience working with automated IHC/staining system (e.g. Leica BOND) preferred

  • In vivo skills including animal handling, dosing and tissue collection preferred

  • Outstanding organizational skills and excellent verbal/written communication skills required

Additional Information

  • AbbVie is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer: At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis 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, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

  • Significant Work Activities and Conditions: N/A

  • Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time