AbbVie Veterinary Technician - Oncology in Lake County, Illinois

Veterinary Technician - Oncology

USA, Illinois, Lake County

Research & Development

Requisition #1900143

Our expanding In Vivo Tumor Biology group has an opening for a motivated individual who is dedicated to the discovery and development of innovative therapeutics, both small molecule and biologics. As part of a multidisciplinary team, this individual will support and perform in vivo studies for the pharmacological evaluation of novel agents. Our scientists frequently interact with in vitro biology, translational/biomarkers, toxicology, clinical research, and medicinal chemistry teams to advance oncology agents through the R&D pipeline.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Good animal practice

  • Performs MTDs; records animal weight, observes and records clinical observations on small laboratory animals in a regulatory environment

  • Small animal restraint, dosing (e.g. oral, intravenous, intraperitoneal, subcutaneous drug administration), surgery, collection/processing of blood/tissues, formulation of drugs and calculation of the appropriate quantities to ensure proper administration

  • Compliance with all applicable local, federal, GLP, FDA, and USDA regulations

  • Ability to provide basic level technical training

  • Apply and maintain safety procedures

  • Will be required to work on weekends and some holidays

  • Effectively collaborates across all internal and cross functional teams

Level and compensation will be commensurate with experience


  • Associate or B.S. in Biology or related field with 1+ yr small animal care experience

  • Must be a team player in a matrixed environment with excellent communication skills, both oral and written

  • Detail-oriented, with excellent organizational and record-keeping skills is required

  • Enthusiastic individual motivated to learn new techniques, ability to troubleshoot/improve as needed

  • Experience with basic sterile techniques as well as rodent micro-surgical experience are a plus

  • Basic computer skills


  • Previous IACUC laboratory animal training/experience is a plus

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is a plus

  • Pharma industry experience is a plus

  • Familiarity with trial designs is a plus

Key Leadership Competencies:

  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance.

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

  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo.

  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement.

  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Additional Information

  • 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