AbbVie Oncology is seeking an experienced, highly motivated cellular/molecular biologist to join the Translational Oncology team at AbbVie headquarters in North Chicago and drive translational research and biomarker efforts for our Immune-Oncology pipeline.
Key Responsibilities Includes:
Investigate, identify, develop and optimize assays and cellular models for interrogation of Immune-Oncology biology, and perform standard biochemical, cellular and molecular techniques.
Generate reliable and reproducible data in a timely manner. Analyze, organize and manage data independently. Generate reports and present to the team.
Interpret results and draw conclusions from own multistage experiments and suggest, design and pursue relevant experiments that farther project goals.
Read relevant literature and adapt scientific efforts to advance research in the area.
Work as part of a multidisciplinary research team in an exciting, fast-paced environment under the mentorship of a supervisor.
Master's or Bachelor's Degree in Life Sciences field with a minimum of 2+ years (MS) or 5+ years (BS) of cellular and molecular biology experience.
Broad and versatile technical expertise in immunological, cell/molecular biology, and biochemical assays (flow cytometry, ELISA, western blotting, cell culture techniques, immune cell function assays, etc).
Demonstrated effective interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills.
Proven ability to work successfully in a team environment.
Demonstrated critical thinking skills as well as excellence and productivity in independent research.
Must be proactive and able to work effectively on multiple projects in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
Background in cancer research, immune-oncology or immunology is desired
Proficiency in flow cytometry and immunological experimental approaches
10+ years of experience in academic or industry 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 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.