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AbbVie Associate Scientist I - Operations Scientist Development Program in Worcester, Massachusetts

We welcome recent graduates to apply for the Associate Scientist I position within the Operations S&T Biologics Scientist Development Program (SDP). Supporting the AbbVie Biologics First-in-Human (FiH) pipeline, you will generate and analyze precise, reliable, and reproducible data in a timely manner, under the direction of a senior scientific leader, while contributing to two (2) separate core functions of the FiH workflow over the duration of the program (3 years). Candidates will support a fast-paced process development environment to accelerate AbbVie’s biologics pipeline to the clinic.


  • Completely follow established experimental protocols and assess results with supervision.

  • Recognize and report experimental variances.

  • Apply basic scientific principles to research.

  • Learn and effectively implement new experimental protocols and/or techniques. Maintain laboratory equipment and optimize laboratory operations for efficient use of time and laboratory supplies and reagents, when appropriate.

  • Consult literature to understand scientific purpose of assignments. Impact projects predominantly through lab and/or pilot plant based activities.

  • Understand and adhere to corporate standards regarding code of conduct, safety, appropriate handling of materials, biological compounds, and GxP compliance.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, or related scientific disciplines.

  • Theoretical and practical knowledge to carry out job functions.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community, and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because 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, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.