AbbVie Senior Scientist III Engineering in Lake County, Illinois

Senior Scientist III Engineering

USA, Illinois, Lake County

Research & Development

Requisition #1805223

Key Responsibilities Include:

· Strategic leader on one or more synthetic API isolation and final purification steps including but not limited to: crystallization, polymorph control, drying, and particle size distribution control. Influences the approach to unit operation design and commercial control strategy implementation.

· Leads technology transfer of small molecule chemical process from lab and pilot scale to production manufacturing facility.

· Influences the development of control strategy to ensure commercial process robustness and product quality at one or more sites globally.

· Has developed a strong understanding of commercial manufacturing facility equipment such as reactors, centrifuges, filters dryers and auxiliary piping and utilities.

· Conceptualizes and implements novel approaches using combinations of engineering and scientific principles.

· Utilizes knowledge of engineering, literature, and experience to guide decisions for complex situations

· Must have an in-depth understanding of the cause/effect relationship to use for improvements to multiple processes and products.

· Independently designs and coordinates experiments to test hypotheses related to project outcomes; extracts the full relevance of scientific observations.

· Applies extensive, advanced scientific knowledge to multidisciplinary projects.

· Assures experimental quality through sound experimental design and provides advice on experimental design. Successfully designs and executes major studies.

· Implements new technical alternatives for research from literature review, industry knowledge, and development experience.

· Familiar with lab environment and safety practices; assumes higher roles of responsibility in department or division (e.g., Dept./Div. Representative).

· Applies advanced technical writing skills to produce technical reports and regulatory filings.

· Anticipates, recognizes, and resolves problems. Shows understanding of the issues relevant to the broad organization and business.

Desired skills:

· Demonstrate the ability to resolve key project hurdles and assumptions by effectively utilizing available information and technical expertise.

· Publish research in peer-reviewed journals and present work at scientific conferences.

· Proactively seek out new information in the literature and incorporate this into individual project(s) as well as the overall program.

· Seize opportunities to pursue project relevant leads that are in line with the group’s strategy.

· Maintain a high level of productivity in the lab.

· Understand and adhere to corporate standards regarding code of conduct, safety, appropriate handling of materials, controlled drug and radioactive compounds, GxP compliance, and animal care where applicable.

May mentor/supervise a team of one or more and guide and evaluate the performance of those individuals; is accountable for the effective performance of the team/individuals.

Education :

  • BS in Chemical Engineering or related field with minimum 12 years of experience

  • MS in Chemical Engineering or related field with minimum 10 years of experience

  • PhD in Chemical Engineering or related field with minimum 5 years of experience

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


25% Travel

Additional Information

  • Significant Work Activities and Conditions: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

  • Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time