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AbbVie Senior Scientist I in Worcester, Massachusetts

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 at , Facebook at , Instagram , YouTube at and LinkedIn at .


The Commercial Manufacturing Support organization within BioProcess Development leads the validation, implementation, continuous improvement, and technical support for commercial manufacturing of therapeutic proteins for AbbVie. We have an exciting opportunity for a Scientist II / Senior Scientist I position in the Commercial Manufacturing Support group. The position is based in AbbVie Bioresearch Center, Worcester, MA.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsible for cell culture manufacturing support for late-stage clinical and commercial biologics.

  • Design and execute experiments in support of validation and continuous process improvement

  • Interfaces with other functional groups to facilitate efficient technology transfer/scale-up of production processes

  • Identify and drive technical innovations that will contribute to future business developments and improvements

  • Provide technical support for cell culture manufacturing including routine process monitoring/trending and troubleshooting of any process issues

  • Conceive and execute continuous process improvement activities to improve process efficiency, robustness, and product quality

  • Provide technical leadership for agency inspections and audits

  • Author relevant sections of annual product quality reports and update process trending plans as required

  • Mentor and enhance team performance and to create a scientific climate of excellence to achieve business goals

  • Communicates project goals and updates within and across departments and provide updates on major programs to site management.

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  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education and typically 10 years of experience, Master’s Degree or equivalent education and typically 8 years of experience, PhD and no experience necessary.

  • Relevant experience in areas of cell culture process development, and scale-up.

  • Demonstrated skills of independent thought and creativity in science and engineering.

  • Demonstrated success in coordinating and executing important projects to achieve business unit goals.

  • Ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative and dynamic environment.

  • Strong sense of urgency, engagement and self-motivated desire to achieve.

  • Must have a “results-oriented” work ethic and a positive, “can-do” attitude.

  • Excellent communication skills and presentation skills expected.


  • Proven track record in one or more of the following: media design, cell metabolism, late stage process development, statistical data analysis and predictive modeling, raw material management manufacturing support, process validation, and regulatory submissions.

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 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

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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.