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AbbVie Associate Scientist II/Scientist I, Analytical Chemistry 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 www.abbvie.com . Follow @abbvie on Twitter at https://twitter.com/abbvie , Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AbbVieGlobal , Instagram , YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/AbbVie and LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/abbvie .

Analytical chemist responsible for commercial and pipeline small molecule development within Science and Technology, Pharmaceutical Product Group.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Perform routine analytical chemistry tests competently and independently and generate reliable and consistent results.

  • Learn and understand new experimental techniques.

  • Demonstrate skill in multiple analytical techniques. Author scientific protocols and reports.

  • Use data interpretation ability and critical thinking skills to troubleshoot experiments and instrumentation, suggest, design, and conduct relevant experiments

  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in pharmaceutical analysis.

  • Maintain excellent documentation of all work including electronic lab notebooks and other documentation.

  • Present results and experimental information in team meetings.

  • Follow GMP and other regulations per requests.



  • BS or MS in Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering with approximately 3-5 (BS) or 0-2 (MS) years of laboratory-based experience, candidate experience will determine the level in which the role will be filled at.

  • The ideal candidate would have demonstrated proficiency with analytical techniques including, HPLC, GC, spectroscopic techniques, mass spectrometry and associated data systems as they relate to GMP pharmaceutical analysis.

  • This position requires an individual who is self-motivated, hard-working, detail-oriented and able to work in a fast-paced team environment.

  • Good oral and written communication skills.

  • Organizational, planning and troubleshooting skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing conditions.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team setting.

Key AbbVie Competencies:

  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of the team to enable higher performance.

  • Learns fast, grasps the “essence” and can change the 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 innovation to reality.

Job level will be commensurate with experience

Significant Work Activities

Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


Yes, 5 % of the Time

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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.