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AbbVie Senior Scientist III/Principal Research Scientist (m/f/d) within Neuroscience Discovery in Ludwigshafen, Germany

Senior Scientist III/Principal Research Scientist (m/f/d) within Neuroscience Discovery

Germany, Rhinland-Palatinate, Ludwigshafen

Research & Development

Requisition #1903276

The position is situated within the Neuroinflammation Group (Alzheimer Disease Research within Neuroscience Discovery) in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The accomplished neurobiologist will make substantial contributions to the conception and execution of new therapeutic approaches to neurodegenerative diseases in a collaborative environment with a focus on Alzheimer Disease.

The successful candidate would have the following responsibilities:

  • Sources and identify emerging scientific and technological trends from internal and external resources and evaluate relevance: Integrate trends into functional objectives to address critical project needs.

  • Coordinate and supervise a team of scientists focusing on drug discovery related to microglia.

  • Plan and coordinate complex experiments involving interdisciplinary working groups. Act as project lead.

  • Collaborate with discovery experts in other biology groups, cross-functional (e.g. developmental sciences) and global colleagues.

  • Independently design, execute, analyze and interpret experiments to address key scientific questions.

  • Plan and coordinate complex experiments involving interdisciplinary working groups.

  • Identify, develop and optimize new techniques to address critical project needs.

  • Effectively compile and present scientific plans and data.

  • Read and apply relevant scientific literature to support scientific discussions.

  • Collaborate with other groups in discovery, developmental sciences and global colleagues.

Your AbbVie talent:

  • PhD in neuroscience, cell biology, biochemistry, pharmacology or related field with at least 5 years of industrial experience and profound knowledge in drug discovery.

  • Expertise in neurodegenerative diseases, neuroimmunology or innate immunology.

  • Expertise in molecular biology and protein biochemistry including method development and validation.

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

  • Very good skills in planning and coordination of complex interdisciplinary studies.

  • A high degree of self-initiative, independency, flexibility and curiosity.

  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal relationship skills.

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

  • Proven ability to lead and motivate a team of scientists and effectively work in a matrix environment as well as the ability to present scientific activities/results at internal and external meetings, and publish in peer-reviewed journals

We offer you:

  • A challenging job with high personal responsibility in a committed and competent team. Your mentoring will be accompanied by a mentor who will assist you as coach and contact person.

  • We create the ideal environment for focused and passionate work, providing our employees with the utmost flexibility to tailor their daily work to their 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 as well as a wide range of career paths and opportunities for further development.

We are looking forward to your application. Please provide information about your salary expectations and possible start date in your motivation letter.

An equal opportunity employer. AbbVie welcomes and encourages 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: Yes, 5 % of the Time

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time