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AbbVie Associate Scientist II, High-throughput Protein Production & Engineering in Worcester, Massachusetts

About AbbVie

AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at . Follow @abbvie on Twitter ( , Facebook ( , Instagram ( , YouTube ( and LinkedIn ( .

The Biologics Generation Group at AbbVie is seeking a highly-motivated research scientist to join a dynamic team supporting biologics drug discovery. This position will impact projects through purification and characterization of biopharmaceutical products such as monoclonal antibodies in high throughput. The ideal candidate should have direct experience with mammalian tissue culture, molecular techniques, and binding assays, such as ELISA and flow cytometry. Other desirable skills include protein purification expertise, proficiency in standard chromatography techniques, and protein characterization (e.g., MS, SEC). The applicant should be able to analyze, document, and report data. She/he should possess excellent communication skills and be comfortable presenting in group settings.



  • Position will be hired based on level of experience

  • BS or MS in biology or related field with 3-5+ years (BS), or 0-2+ years (MS) of relevant industry/academic experience

  • Expertise in mammalian cell culture and transfection

  • Direct experience with binding assays (e.g., ELISA, flow cytometry)

  • Keen ability to engage internal and external scientific leaders in collaborative research

  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Team player with the ability to operate in a fast-paced multi-disciplinary environment

  • Adapt to rapid changes in project priorities and timelines

  • Competency with software programs, including MS Excel, Powerpoint, Word

Desired skills:

  • Experience with protein purification and in vitro analytical techniques for protein characterization (e.g., SEC, MS)

  • Experience with molecular biology techniques (PCR, molecular cloning)

  • Familiarity with sequence analysis tools (Vector NTI, Geneious, Sequencher) and graphing software (GraphPad Prism)

  • Understanding of protein structure and function

Key AbbVie Competencies:

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

  • Learns fast, grasps the “essence” and can change the 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.

Significant Work Activities

Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)



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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.