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AbbVie Principal Research Scientist II/ Senior Principal Research Scientist, Translational Imaging in North Chicago, Illinois

Principal Research Scientist II/ Senior Principal Research Scientist, Translational Imaging

USA, Illinois, Lake County

Research & Development

Requisition #2001068

We have an exciting opportunity available in the Translational Imaging group for a Principal Research Scientist II/ Senior Principal Research Scientist (dependent on experience) to provide molecular imaging expertise for key projects in the neuroscience area, and if suitably experienced lead the clinical application of imaging methodologies more broadly.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide neuroimaging biomarker support, with a focuson the use of molecular imaging in neurodegenerative diseases.

  • Lead the clinical application of imagingmethodologies, PET and MRI, to support the development of novel medicines.

  • May manage clinical imaging scientists, includingthose supporting other therapeutic areas.

  • Provide drug development teams with adviceand guidance concerning the appropriateness, feasibility, limitations andbenefits of applying imaging in various scenarios.

  • Proactively propose studies and other imagingapproaches where they may add value to drug development.

  • Work with peers in translational imaging and otherfunctions to develop optimal imaging strategies for key areas of focus.

  • Ensure quality of projects involving clinical imaging.

  • Contribute to the operational excellence of molecularimaging studies.

Position will be hired based on level of experience.

  • Bachelors, Masters, or PhD in a science related field with typically 16-18+ (BS), 14-16+ (MS) or 8-10+ (PhD) years of experience developing and executing molecular imaging studies; pharmaceutical industry setting preferred.

  • Direct experience of applying molecular imaging in a neurosciencedrug development context, including executing multicentre molecular imagingstudies (additional experience in other therapeutic areas is also desirable).

  • Experience providing expert advice tocross-functional teams developing novel therapeutics.

  • Deep understanding of the overall drug developmentprocess, including regulations related to the use of radiopharmaceuticals.

  • Strong publication record in internationalpeer-reviewed journals.

  • Line management experience, or proven experiencemanaging without direct authority e.g. leading matrix teams, etc.

Additional Information

  • Significant Work Activities and Conditions: N/A

  • Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Job Level Code: D