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Team Leader – Biomarker development - Neuroscience Discovery (m/f/d)

Research & Development
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For the Molecular & Imaging Biomarker Group within Neuroscience Discovery we are seeking an experienced researcher for a team leader position. The accomplished scientist will make substantial contributions to the conception and execution of new therapeutic approaches to neurodegenerative diseases in a collaborative environment. A primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to identify and develop biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases with a focus on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Experience with protein biochemistry, assay development, amyloid-protein misfolding and neurodegenerative diseases would be an asset.

Key Objectives:

  • Discover and validate new disease- or target-specific biomarkers for AbbVie’s drug-development programs for neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Identify emerging scientific and technological trends from internal and external resources, evaluate their impact and implement them into the biomarker development strategy. 
  • Coordinate and supervise a team of scientists focusing on biomarker discovery for neurodegenerative diseases. Contribute with own experimental work to the biomarker data generation. 
  • Plan and coordinate complex experiments involving interdisciplinary working groups. 
  • Act as biomarker lead in early or late discovery project teams.
  • Effectively compile and present scientific plans and data.
  • Collaborate with experts in other groups, cross-functionally (e.g. developmental sciences) and globally.
Education and Qualification:
  • PhD in biochemistry, neuroscience, cell biology, pharmacology or related field with 3-5 years of postdoctoral or equivalent industrial experience. Experience in biomarker discovery would be an advantage.
  • Track-record in neurodegenerative diseases with a focus on neurodegeneration mechanisms and pathways. 
  • Strong expertise in omics and multi-candidate approaches to enable biomarker discovery. Knowledge in systems biology, data-mining and computational biology aspects would be a plus.
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate a team of scientists and effectively work in a matrix environment.
  • Expertise in protein biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology. Background in assay development and validation would be beneficial.
  • High scientific rigor and commitment to provide robust, high-quality scientific results.
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Good communication and presentation skills and proficiency in English (written and oral).

We Offer:
  • A fantastic opportunity to work in in a world-class team.
  • A mentor who will assist you as coach and contact person.
  • A supportive environment that allows you to focus on your role and tailor your work to your individual needs, including flexible work models, multiple benefits, and comprehensive health and sports programs.
  • Attractive compensation and company benefits, including our excellent occupational health management system, which is one of the best in Germany.

  • We are looking forward to your online application.
  • An equal opportunity employer. AbbVie welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.
  • Learn more about AbbVie Deutschland at www.abbvie.de. Visit www.abbvie-care.de for more information about the
  • therapeutic areas in which we’re active.

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