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AbbVie Senior Scientist I/II, Bioanalysis in North Chicago, Illinois

Senior Scientist I/II, Bioanalysis

USA, Illinois, North Chicago

2 additional locations

USAUSA, Illinois

Research & Development

Requisition #1900265

The candidate for this Senior Scientist position will be working in the Method Development & Validation group of AbbVie’sBioanalysis and Biotransformationdepartment. The primary responsibility will be for developing methods for small and large molecule analysis as well as for endogenous and exogenous biomarkers.

The individual will be expected to have extensive experience in developing and validating LCMS based methods in a regulated environment. In addition, the individual will have opportunities to contribute to broader areas within DMPK as their experience and expertise warrants.

Key responsibilitiesinclude:

  • Developing andvalidating bioanalytical methods for large and small molecules on LCMSplatforms

  • Maintainawareness of evolving trends in separations and mass spectrometry

  • Use and managebiohazardous matrices (e.g., plasma, serum, urine, blood, tissue, etc.)

  • Author methoddocuments for regulated analysis

  • Authorscientific papers for publication

  • Maintain andtroubleshoot complex LC systems and ultra-sensitive mass spectrometers

  • Expertise in thecutting-edge assay technologies and excellent assay troubleshooting skills

Level and compensation will be commensurate withexperience.


  • Ph.D. with no additional experience or M.S. with 8+ years of pharma or CRO experience and adegree in Analytical Chemistry or related field required.

  • Experience withHamilton Starlet automated liquid handling instruments is a plus.

  • Experience withoperating Shimadzu and Leap Liquid Chromatography instruments.

  • Experience withoperating API3000, API4000, API5000, API5500, and API6500 Applied BiosystemsMass Spectrometers.

  • Experience withelectronic laboratory notebook software, WATSON Laboratory InformationManagement Software (LIMS), and Applied Biosystems Analyst Software.

  • Familiarity withregulatory guidelines for bioanalysis and experience working in a regulatedenvironment.

  • Stronginterpersonal skills, the ability to work independently with minimalsupervision in managing multiple projects and priorities and work well within ateam, and a desire to learn specific techniques for bioanalysis


  • Ph.D. with typically 4+ years of experience or M.S. with 10+ years of pharma or CRO experience and a degree in Analytical Chemistry or related field required.

Key LeadershipCompetencies:

  • Builds strongrelationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of teamto enable higher performance.

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

  • Raises the barand is never satisfied with the status quo.

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

  • Embraces theideas 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