AbbVie Associate Scientist II/ Scientist I, Pharmacology in Worcester, Massachusetts

Associate Scientist II/ Scientist I, Pharmacology

USA, Massachusetts, Worcester

Research & Development

Requisition #1900124

We are seeking a motivated and creative scientist with a background in Immunology/pre-clinical Pharmacology to work in a cross-functional team environment. This person will work in drug discovery in multi-functional teams and delivery high quality data to advance pipeline programs.


  • Independently conduct experiments in pre-clinical animal models of immunological disease with a focus on gastrointestinal disorders

  • Troubleshoot/establish in vivo models of autoimmune disease

  • Engage colleagues in cross-functional scientific discussion, critically analyze and present experimental data to small and large groups

  • Use of electronic notebook to maintain records

Position will be hired based on level of experience.

  • BS/MS in Immunology, pharmacology, or related field with 3+ (BS), or 0+ (MS) years of relevant experience

  • Demonstrate innovation, strong problem solving, analytical skills and be a team player.

  • Competency in all aspects of rodent handling and treatment

  • IP, SC, PO, IV dosing of mice and rats

  • Understanding of data analysis software: excel, prism, powerpoint

  • Experience with models of intestinal inflammation is a plus

  • Strong communication, organizational and collaborative skills.


  • BS in Immunology, pharmacology, or related field with 5+ years of relevant experience

  • MS in Immunology, pharmacology, or related field with 3+ years of relevant experience

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Additional Information

  • Travel: No

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time