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AbbVie Associate Scientist II/Scientist I, MSAT 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 ( .

Associate Scientist II/Scientist I, MSAT

We are seeking a highly motivated Associate Scientist II or Scientist I to join Manufacturing Science and Technology (MSAT) in the Operations S&T Biologics organization at AbbVie Bioresearch Center based in Worcester, MA. MSAT leads the process technology transfer, optimization, validation, implementation, and continuous improvement for late-stage and commercial manufacturing of therapeutic proteins within AbbVie. The successful candidate will work in a dynamic and highly professional team of scientists and engineers to support MSAT’s mission at AbbVie.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead routine upstream manufacturing support activities

  • Perform manufacturing data acquisition and analysis in a timely manner.

  • Problem solving and troubleshooting of process-related problems in the upstream manufacturing process

  • Support process validation activities and contributes to writing validation protocols/reports.

  • Lead laboratory-scale studies in collaboration with the process development group and document work appropriately in technical reports

  • Assist in continuous process improvement/verification.

  • Serve as an upstream process SME in a cross-functional team consisting of operations, engineering, quality, regulatory, project management, and planning.


Basic Requirements:

  • BS or MS degree in a scientific or engineering discipline with 3+ years (BS) or 0+ years (MS) of relevant upstream manufacturing support/operations/process development experience in the biopharmaceutical industry.

  • Expertise in upstream manufacturing processes for biologics.

  • Mammalian cell culture experience with media preparation, operation of shake flasks and bioreactors and relevant cell culture analytical techniques.

  • Experience with statistical/data analysis tools (e.g., JMP, Discoverant, SIMCA) is a plus

  • Strong sense of urgency and self-motivated desire to achieve.

  • Excellent communication and scientific skills, the desire and drive to grow and develop scientifically.

  • Ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative and dynamic environment.

  • Must have a “results-oriented” work ethic and a positive, “can-do” attitude.

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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.