AbbVie Medical Technologist in Lake County, Illinois

Description:

This position is for a full-time research technologist in the Clinical Pathology Laboratory at AbbVie. The laboratory is directed by a Veterinary Clinical Pathologist and performs routine pre-clinical testing to assist in the safety assessment of pharmaceuticals being developed to treat human disease.

Job Responsibilities/Qualifications * Operating and maintaining instruments for hematology, clinical chemistry, coagulation, and urinalysis * Interpreting and troubleshooting quality control results to ensure accurate and precise test results * Performing preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and calibration of laboratory instrumentation * Following all policies, procedures and guidelines necessary for Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulatory compliance and in accordance with CLIA and CLSI * Using a validated computer system to receive and process orders, and provide test results * Participating in CAP proficiency surveys * Developing and updating standard operating procedures (SOP)s * Designing and implementing procedures for instrument qualification and method validation * Completing all mandatory internal training and following implemented health and safety requirements * Completing additional training to develop competency in new methods as they are implemented * Standing, sitting, lifting up to 40lbs (on occasion), pipetting and other general lab tasks

Qualifications:

Basic:

Relevant laboratory experience and knowledge demonstrated through: * B.S./B.A. in medical technology or related field, with 3-5 years relevant experience * MT (ASCP), CLS or AMT certification is preferred, but a candidate with strong biology skills and a willingness to learn may be considered

Preferable:

Ideally greater than 3 years of experience within a clinical pathology laboratory within a pharmaceutical company, CRO, hospital or diagnostic company. Knowledge of laboratory informatics systems, flow cytometry or plate based assays.

Other Desirable Attributes: * Well organized * Self-motivated * Detail oriented * Ability to work and effectively communicate within a team environment * Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously * Delivers timely and high quality results * Excellent oral and written communication skills * Highly motivated * Enthusiastic * Independent analytical thinker 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.

Job Classification: Experienced
Job: RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Primary Location: USA-Illinois-Lake County
Organization: Research & Development
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Travel: No
Req ID: 1705993

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