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Associate Scientist Chemistry

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AbbVie Inc.

North Chicago, IL

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Associate Scientist, Chemistry


North Chicago


Job #633077042

Associate Scientist, Chemistry


USA, Illinois, Lake County

Research & Development

Requisition #1802816

The Discovery Chemistry and Technology group has an exciting opportunity for a Associate Scientist to join the Centralized Medicinal Chemistry team. This Associate Scientist will design targets and execute organic synthetic methods to advance medicinal chemistry lead optimization programs to candidate selection. The Associate Scientist will act as technical expert, critically evaluate relevant scientific advances and integrate this knowledge into research programs.

Key Responsibilities:

Devise synthetic routes to enable lead compound synthesis and advance Structure Activity Relationships

Maintain a high level of productivity in the laboratory setting

Demonstrate mastery of broad range of experimental techniques and methods of data analysis.

Demonstrate the ability to resolve key chemistry issues by effectively utilizing available information and technical expertise

Proactively seek out new information in the literature and incorporate this into individual project(s) as well as the overall program

Effective writer and communicator of research

Demonstrate a high degree of responsibility in maintaining scientific standards, and safe laboratory practices for self and reporting staff, if any

Understand the broad objective of the projects, participate in defining short and long-term scientific strategies, and contribute to the generation of project-related documents and presentations

Learn, understand and master new chemistry technologies, and act as a resource for others

Collaborate with functional and technical experts to facilitate scientific achievement

Design targets based on medicinal chemistry best practices

Level and compensation will be commensurate with experience.



MS in Organic Chemistry (MS) or BS in Chemistry

Demonstrate the ability to resolve key project hurdles and assumptions by effectively utilizing available information and technical expertise

Demonstrate strong interest in synthetic organic chemistry


MS in Organic Chemistry or related field

BS in Chemistry with 3 years (BS) in organic synthesis

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 to reality

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Updated 04/14/2018

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AbbVie Inc.
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At AbbVie, we have the expertise of a proven pharmaceutical leader and the focus and passion of an entrepreneur and innovator. The result is something rare in health care today – a global biopharmaceutical company that has the ability to discover and advance innovative therapies and meet the health needs of people and societies around the globe.

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