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Associate Scientist II/ Scientist I, In Vivo Antibody Discovery

Research & Development
1907619 Requisition #
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The Biologics Generation Group within Global Biologics is seeking a highly motivated research scientist to join the in vivo antibody discovery team at AbbVie Bioresearch Center (ABC). The ABC site, based in Worcester, MA, offers the unique setting where Biologics drug discovery, development and manufacturing coexist in one location! Our team interacts with multidisciplinary groups across AbbVie focused on developing therapies for Immunology, Neurology and Oncology diseases. We utilize innovative immunization approaches, advanced multiplex screening assays and outstanding automation platforms to enable successful antibody discovery against complex targets!

As an integral part of the group, the ideal candidate will:

  • Exercise proficiencies in mammalian tissue culture, molecular techniques, and binding assays such as ELISA and flow cytometry
  • Execute all phases of in vivo antibody discovery campaigns by hybridoma generation or single cell isolation including immunizations, screening, cell culture and antibody characterization
  • Analyze and document results, placing data in accurate scientific context through review of relevant literature and report findings at team meetings
  • Demonstrate scientific excellence through dedication to multiple projects in a fast-paced multi-disciplinary environment
  • Exhibit a can-do attitude with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to multiple teams across different functional areas

Position will be hired based on knowledge and/or level of experience.

  • Bachelors or Masters in Biology or other closely related field with typically 3-5+ (BS), or 0-3+(MS) years of industry or academic experience
  • Knowledge of basic immunology concepts
  • Understanding of immunoassays (e.g. flow cytometry and ELISA)
  • Strong attention to quality and details when exercising organizational, documentation and interpersonal skills
  • Proven flexibility to take care of changing timelines and shifting work priorities
  • Proficiency with software programs, including MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture, aseptic technique is highly desired
  • Experience in immunoassays using techniques like flow cytometry, ELISA and microscopy
  • Animal handling experience (e.g. restraint, immunizations, tissue harvesting etc.)
  • Familiarity with microfluidics and single cell analysis platforms

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