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AbbVie Bench Scientist (PhD) (m/w/d) – Biomarker discovery, Neuroscience Discovery in Ludwigshafen, Germany

Bench Scientist (PhD) (m/w/d) – Biomarker discovery, Neuroscience Discovery

Germany, Rhinland-Palatinate, Ludwigshafen

Research & Development

Requisition #1906248

For the Molecular & Imaging Biomarker Group within Neuroscience Discovery we are seeking an experienced researcher for a Bench-Scientist (PhD) position. The accomplished scientist will make substantial contributions to the conception and execution of new therapeutic approaches to neurodegenerative diseases in a collaborative environment. A primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to discover and validate new biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases with a focus on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Experience with protein biochemistry, assay development, amyloid-protein misfolding and neurodegenerative diseases would be an asset.

Key Objectives:

  • Independently design, execute, analyze and interpret experiments to discover and validate new disease- or target-specific biomarkers for AbbVie’s drug-development programs for neurodegenerative diseases.

  • Identify emerging scientific and technological trends from internal and external resources, evaluate their impact and implement them into the biomarker development strategy.

  • Effectively compile and present scientific plans and data.

  • Collaborate with experts in other groups, cross-functionally (e.g. developmental sciences) and globally.

Education and Qualification:

  • PhD in biochemistry, neuroscience, cell biology, pharmacology or related field with 2-3 years of post-educational academic or industrial experience. Experience in biomarker discovery would be an advantage.

  • Track-record in neurodegenerative diseases with a focus on neurodegeneration mechanisms and pathways.

  • Expertise in omics and multi-candidate approaches to enable biomarker discovery would be desired. Knowledge in systems biology, data-mining and computational biology aspects would be a plus.

  • Motivation to work in a team of scientists and effectively work in a highly collaborative matrix environment.

  • Expertise in protein biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology. Background in assay development and validation would be beneficial.

  • High scientific rigor and commitment to provide robust, high-quality scientific results.

  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal relationship skills.

  • Good communication and presentation skills and proficiency in English (written and oral).

We Offer:

  • A fantastic opportunity to work in in a world-class team.

  • A mentor who will assist you as coach and contact person.

  • A supportive environment that allows you to focus on your role and tailor your work to your individual needs, including flexible work models, multiple benefits, and comprehensive health and sports programs.

  • Attractive compensation and company benefits, including our excellent occupational health management system, which is one of the best in Germany.

Your Application:

  • We look forward to receiving your application. Please inform us about potential start date and salary expectations in your motivation letter.

  • Abbvie is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce.

  • Learn more about AbbVie Deutschland at Visit for more information about the therapeutic areas in which we’re active.

Additional Information

  • Travel: No

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time