Principal Research Scientist I, Immuno-Oncology (Lombard)

AbbVie in Lombard, IL

  • Industry: Healthcare - Physician - Oncology
  • Type: Full Time
  • $99,000.00 - 130,420.00
position filled
AbbVie is at the forefront of cancer research, discovering and developing the next generation of treatments to address unmet medical need for cancer patients! Our strong pipeline includes both small molecule and biologic therapeutic approaches with first in class agents that target multiple pathways central to the growth and survival of both solid and hematological malignancies. We are seeking a highly motivated scientist with a proven track record of research accomplishments to join our growing cancer research organization in Lake County, IL.The scientist will be part of a team dedicated to discovering and validating novel cancer targets and developing early and late stage discovery programs in the field of Immuno-Oncology.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Independently conceive and execute hypothesis driven research projects
  • Develop innovative in vivo/ex vivo/in vitro assays/analyses to interrogate the function of immune and tumor cell populations and their interaction
  • Interact with cross-functional teams to establish productive collaborations within and outside of AbbVie
  • Train and guide colleagues in established methodology, troubleshooting of assays, and in the development of novel techniques
  • Make strong contributions to the research team's short- and long-term scientific strategies
  • Develop compelling scientific presentations and reports for internal review meetings, and external collaborators, scientific conferences and peer-reviewed journals


Position will be hired based on level of experience.
  • Bachelors, Masters or PhD in Cancer Research, Immunology or related field with typically 12-14+ (BS), 12-14+ (MS) or 4-6+ (PhD) years of post-graduate experience; Experience in the pharmaceutical research setting is highly preferred.
  • Proven track record of scientific achievement (i.e., strong publication and/or patent record)
  • Extensive laboratory experience in Immunology/Oncology with a high degree of expertise in innate and adaptive immune cell biology and signaling, and tumor/immune cell interactions
  • Ability to develop novel assays and cellular models for the interrogation of Immuno-Oncology biology; proficiency in standard biochemical, cellular and molecular techniques
  • Experienced in training and mentoring junior scientists
  • Highly developed communication skills and keen ability to engage internal and external team members in collaborative research
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, multi-disciplinary, matrixed environment
  • Enthusiasm and passion for conceiving and executing innovative scientific research

Key Leadership Competencies:
  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance
  • Steps up and takes leadership to own toughest challenges
  • Persistent and resilient when confronted with obstacles - finds the way.
  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures and manages innovation to reality

Associated topics: ancmg, cancer, hem onc, hematology, lah, oncology, palliative, physician md, physician md do, thedacare

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