• AbbVie
  • $104,950.00 -149,600.00/year*
  • Worcester , MA
  • Scientific Research
  • Full-Time
  • 2 Hampden St

The Manufacturing Sciences department within the Operation Science & Technology organization owns the optimization, validation, implementation, continuous improvement and global technical support for late stage and commercial manufacturing of therapeutic proteins for AbbVie. We have an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Scientist position in the Cell Culture group reporting to the Group Leader at our AbbVie Bioresearch Center in Worcester, MA.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Cell culture process development and manufacturing support for late-stage clinical and commercial biologics
  • Design and execute experiments in support of process characterization, validation and continuous process improvement
  • Collaborates 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
  • Contribute to regulatory filings and 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 improve team performance and to craft 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.


  • Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree or PhD with typically 10+ (BS), 8+ (MS), or 0+ (PhD) years of academic or industry experience; Chemical Engineering degree preferred
  • Relevant academic or industry experience in areas of cell culture process development and scale-up
  • Demonstrated skills of independent thought and creativity in science and engineering
  • Shown success in coordinating and executing meaningful projects to achieve business unit goals
  • Ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative and dynamic environment
  • Strong sense of urgency, engagement and ambitious desire to achieve
  • Should have a \"results-oriented\" work ethic and a positive, \"can-do\" attitude
  • Excellent communication skills and presentation skills expected


Preferred:

  • Consistent 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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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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