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AbbVie Senior Scientist II Oncology Precision Medicine in North Chicago, Illinois

About AbbVie

AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at . Follow @abbvie on Twitter ( , Facebook ( , Instagram ( , YouTube ( and LinkedIn ( .

Job Title: Senior Scientist II Cell/Mol Bio


The Precision Medicine Translational Oncology group is committed to drive translational and biomarker efforts for our pre-clinical and clinical stage programs. We are seeking a highly motivated scientist with a passion for oncology research, and a proven track record of research accomplishments, who enjoys working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. The successful candidate is expected to conceive and execute biomarker strategies for clinical stage assets.


  • Lead design and implementation of biomarker strategies for one or more clinical trials and serve as point of contact for all aspects of clinical biomarker strategy providing scientific expertise and leadership as a member of a cross-functional project team.

  • Identify pharmacodynamic biomarkers, tumor indications, patient sensitivity biomarkers, and mechanism-based drug combinations for AbbVie Oncology pipeline

  • Articulate hypotheses, workplans, and effectively present results to a variety of audiences in both oral and written communications

  • Leadership of biomarker subteams to enable cross functional collaboration on biomarker implementation

  • Author biomarker sections of protocols, ICFs, IRB responses, regulatory documents, and others

  • Critically evaluate relevant scientific and regulatory advancements and integrate into research programs.



•Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education and typically 12 years of experience, Master’s Degree or equivalent education and typically 10 years of experience, PhD and typically 4 years of experience.

•Possess thorough theoretical and practical understanding of own scientific discipline.

•Effective writer and communicator of research or other regulatory materials.


  • Strong scientific background in tumor biology and oncology supported by publication record

  • Clinical development experience interacting with teams conducting clinical trials

  • Demonstrated leadership in translational sciences, employing pharmacodynamic, predictive and exploratory biomarkers

  • Experience in analysis of large datasets and knowledge of biostatistics

  • Experience in assay development, qualification and implementing biomarker assays on diverse platforms including IHC/IF, gene expression profiling, flow cytometry

  • Companion diagnostics development knowledge is a plus

  • Effectively work in a cross-functional team environment, interacting with various levels within the organization as well as vendors/academic sites/KOLs

  • Organization, orientation to details, and effective time management with an ability to adapt to changing priorities

  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills in the English language

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Equal Employment Opportunity

At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.