AbbVie Research Scientist II Position in Screening Biology - fixed-term for 18 months (m/f/d) in Ludwigshafen, Germany
Research Scientist II Position in Screening Biology - fixed-term for 18 months (m/f/d)
Germany, Rhinland-Palatinate, Ludwigshafen
Research & Development
Plan and execute novel scientific research that achieves projects goals in the area of neurodegenerative diseases with a primary focus on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Identify, develop, and optimize new cellular assays, methods and techniques based on high content imaging readout in the area of in-vitro drug discovery. Act as a lead scientist in his/her area of expertise and critically evaluate relevant scientific advances and integrate this knowledge into research programs.
Independently develop, optimize and execute cellular assays to support target identification/validation and compounds characterization for drug discovery programs in the area of neurological diseases with a focus on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
Work in the cell culture laboratory to prepare cell lines and hiPSC-derived cells for plate-based screenings
Apply immunofluorescence staining techniques, microscopy image acquisition and software-based image analysis
Plan and perform assay development experiments necessary for assay optimization and screening using high content imaging
Maintain a high level of productivity in the lab
Drives and enables scientific excellence, technology advancement and experimental standards
Is responsible for data generation, analysis and integration to ensure that only high-quality data enter our corporate database
Present results within the discipline and cross-functional project teams
Establish new assays and technologies that are needed for continuous improvement of our research
Works cross-functionally and interact between BA scientists and medicinal chemists across global research sites
PhD degree or Master’s degree with at least 2-3 years of experience; Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education and typically more than 5 years of experience.
Broad experience in mammalian cell culture including hiPSC-derived cells and their differentiation into neurons, astrocytes and microglia.
Strong knowledge of immunofluorescence staining and imaging techniques. Experience in microcopy image processing and analysis.
Experience in drug discovery, assay development and high content imaging techniques is beneficial
Background in neurodegenerative diseases.
Highly motivated, self-driven and result-oriented person with good communication and presentation skills.
High degree of flexibility in adapting to different projects and persons; embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality.
Excellent team player with the ability to build networks with peers inside and outside of team to enable high performance.
Fluency in English is required, knowledge of German would be beneficial.
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
We are looking forward to your online application
AbbVie welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce
Learn more about AbbVie Deutschland at www.abbvie.de. Visit www.abbvie-care.de for more information about the therapeutic areas in which we’re active
Job Type: Temporary Work
Job Level Code: IC