AbbVie Senior Scientist I, Cell and Molecular Biologist in Lake County, Illinois

Senior Scientist I, Cell and Molecular Biologist

USA, Illinois, Lake County at

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AbbVie Oncology Discovery is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Cell Biologist with a proven track record of accomplishments in the cancer field. Background in cancer stem cells, epigenetics, and/or classical oncogenic signaling pathways preferred.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Independently conceive and execute experimental strategies to identify/validate novel cancer targets

  • Lead/support drug discovery programs and develop translational plans

  • Operate in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary environment, interacting with diverse groups of experts within or outside of his/her scientific discipline

  • Prioritize and manage multiple research activities and possess a broad range of technical expertise and knowledge in cancer biology



  • BS, MS, or PhD in Cell/Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics/Genomics, Pharmacology, Oncology or related field with 10+ (BS), 8+ (MS) or 0+ (PhD) of job related experience; broad experience technical proficiency in standard biochemical, cellular and molecular biology techniques

  • Extensive laboratory research experience and a desire to continue in a laboratory-focused role with a high level of experimental vigor and quality

  • Impactful research experience demonstrated by high quality publications, patents and/or presentations at national/international conferences

  • Proven effective verbal and written communication skills

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


  • 2 years of postdoctoral experience in cell/molecular biology

  • Previous experience in drug discovery, either in an academic or industrial setting

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 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 to reality

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