AbbVie Associate Scientist, Chemistry in Lake County, Illinois

Associate Scientist, Chemistry


USA, Illinois, Lake County

Research & Development

Requisition #1802884

The Discovery Chemistry and Technology group has an exciting opportunity for an associate scientist position to join the High Throughput Chemistry (HTC) team. This scientist will conceive and execute organic synthetic methods andchemistrytechnologies for medicinal chemistry research. The candidate will demonstrate strong understanding of core discipline.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Synthesize libraries in a high throughout manner to 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

  • Understand the broad objective of the projects and contribute to the generation of project-related documents and presentations

  • Learn, understand and master new chemistry technologies

  • Collaborate with functional and technical experts to facilitate scientific achievement

Level commensurate with experience.




  • BS or MS in Organic Chemistry or related field

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

  • Demonstrate strong synthesis skills and understanding of organic chemistry


  • MS in Organic Chemistry or BS with 3+ years of pharmaceutical industry experience

  • Hands-on experience in the areas of High Throughput Chemistry synthesis and/or High Throughput Experimentation.

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