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AbbVie Senior Scientist I/II/III, Crystallization Engineer in North Chicago, Illinois

About AbbVie

AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-driven biopharmaceutical company committed to developing innovative advanced therapies for some of the world’s most complex and critical conditions. The company’s mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to markedly improve treatments across four primary therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, virology and neuroscience. In more than 75 countries, AbbVie employees are working every day to advance health solutions for people around the world. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com . Follow @abbvie at https://twitter.com/abbvie on Twitter, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AbbVieCareers/ or LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/abbvie/jobs .​

AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott Laboratories. The company's mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world's most complex and serious diseases. AbbVie employs approximately 30,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries.

Organization Description

Process Research and Development invents chemical processes and prepares active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) to enable clinical trials, toxicology studies and drug product development for AbbVie’s pre-clinical and clinical drug pipeline. In addition to working with small molecules, Process R&D also develops antibody drug conjugates (ADC). We create valuable intellectual property through composition of matter, chemical processes and technologies resulting in cost effective commercial manufacturing processes. We develop the supply chain for APIs, prepare and defend CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control) regulatory content.

Chemical Engineers in AbbVie's R&D work in multi-functional teams to develop scalable processes and supply API for safety testing, clinical trials and formulation development. The teams include Process Chemistry, Pilot Plant Operations, Analytical Chemistry and Solid State Chemistry. Chemical Engineers support API projects through all phases of development. Early in development, engineers focus on ensuring the process can be run safely, identifying and addressing major scale-up issues and developing the final (API) process step. Later in the development process, engineers optimize the API process and lead process campaigns run in the R&D Pilot Plant. In the final stage of development, engineers transfer the optimized process to manufacturing and support process validation.

Job Description

The successful candidate will play a key role in the Center of Excellence (CoE) for Isolation and Separation Technologies (CoExIST), a critical CoE within Process R&D. The mission of this Center is to address challenging problems in API crystallization, filtration ,and drying to meet the target chemical and physical property attributes through an in-depth scientific assessment of these unit operations. The members of the Center develop scientifically-sound practical processes and demonstrate them at scale. The CoExIST also leads identification and development of novel approaches and technologies to enhance efficiency in process development and commercialization. The candidate must exhibit a collaborative nature in identifying crystallization, filtration and drying challenges on a wide range of projects, and take on a leadership role in developing and implementing solutions.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • Required: BS in chemical engineering and 10 years of experience OR MS in chemical engineering and 8 years of experience OR PhD in chemical engineering and no experience

  • PhD in chemical engineering preferred with a strong background in crystallization process design and development.

  • Demonstrated pharmaceutical development experience and familiarity with various process analytical technologies (PATs) is desired.

  • The candidate is required to possess effective oral and written communication skills and abilities as a strong team player.

Key Leadership Competencies

  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross-functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance.

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

  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo.

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

  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality.

Level and compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Significant Work Activities

N/A

Travel

Yes, 5 % of the Time

Job Type

Experienced

Schedule

Full-time

Job Level Code

M

Equal Employment Opportunity

At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

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