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AbbVie Senior Scientist, Oncology Biologics in Lake County, Illinois

Senior Scientist, Oncology Biologics

USA, Illinois, Lake County

Research & Development

Requisition #1902789

AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company that combines the focus and passion of a leading-edge biotech with the expertise and capabilities of a long-established pharmaceutical leader to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world’s most complex and serious diseases.

Primary JobFunction:

AbbVie Oncology Discovery is seeking a talented immunologist/cell biologist to join our Oncology Biologics Discovery team. The successful candidate will participate in the design and execution of high-quality, lab-based studies supporting the discovery and development of new cancer therapeutics. As part of a multidisciplinary research team in a fast-paced discovery environment, applicants should have extensive laboratory research experience and a desire to continue in a laboratory-focused role with a high level of experimental vigor and quality. Because the individual will interact with diverse groups of experts within and outside of his/her scientific discipline, strong communication and teamwork skills are essential.

Level and compensation will becommensurate with experience.


  • BS, MS, or Ph.D. in CancerBiology, Immuno-oncology, Immunology, Cell/Molecular Biology, or relatedfield

  • 10+ years (BS), 8+ years(MS), or 0+ (PhD) years post-graduate experience in Immuno-oncology, Immunology,Cancer Biology, Cell/Molecular Biology, or related field

  • Demonstrated expertise infunctional characterization of immune cells, with a focus on T cellbiology preferred

  • Record of scientificachievement (i.e. strong publication and/or patent record) and proficiencyin standard biochemical, cellular and molecular techniques

  • Ability to thrive in acollaborative, matrix-based team environment and strong written and oralcommunication skills are essential


  • Strong background in cancer biology andimmunology

  • Impactful researchexperience demonstrated by high-quality publications, patents and/orpresentations at national/international conferences

  • Previous research experiencein either an academic or industrial setting

Key LeadershipCompetencies:

  • Builds strong relationshipswith peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enablehigher performance

  • Learns fast, grasps the"essence" and can change course quickly where indicated

  • Raises the bar and is neversatisfied with the status quo

  • Works productively in alearning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation forimprovement

  • Embraces the ideas ofothers, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality

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: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

  • Travel: No

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time