Principal Research Scientist II (Lockport)

AbbVie in Lockport, IL

  • Industry: Scientific Research - Education
  • Type: Full Time
  • $82,720.00 - 119,330.00
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Direct research and/or project activities and professional development of a group of scientists supporting Combination Products by effectively mentoring, guiding and/or supervising personnel. Independently conceive, execute and communicate novel multi-disciplinary research/development and industrialization strategies that achieve project and area goals. Serve as a lead scientist on his/her own project and supply scientific insights into multiple projects.
Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Effectively function as a principal investigator, generating technical ideas and research/development and industrialization strategies.
  • Demonstrate out of the box' thinking to solve problems and champion new technologies to achieve project goals.
  • Independently responsible for project science with a focus on autoinjectors and on-body delivery systems on one or more project teams.
  • Author and maintain design controls for ongoing projects
  • Make significant contributions to project team through lab based, or other work environments, activities.
  • Generate new scientific proposals and lead those efforts. Anticipate and critically evaluate scientific or regulatory advances or competitive threats and respond with appropriate new strategies.
  • Recognized and sought out as an expert in his/her discipline within the company and possibly externally.
  • Primary author of publications, presentations, regulatory documents and/or primary inventor of patents.
  • Present at leading scientific conferences.
  • Mentor/supervise a team of one or more and evaluate the performance of those individuals; is accountable for the performance of the team/individuals.


  • BS or equivalent education and typically 14+ years of experience; MS or equivalent education with typically 12+ years of experience; PhD with typically 6+ years of experience in area or scientific area of discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a principal investigator, generating original technical ideas and research/development and industrialization strategies.
  • Demonstrate 'out of the box' thinking to solve technical problems and champion new technologies to achieve project goals.
  • Recognized and sought out as an expert in his/her discipline within the company and possibly externally.
  • Experienced and proven success as primary author of publications, presentations, regulatory documents and/or primary inventor of patents.
  • Demonstrated scientific communication and presentation skills by presenting at leading scientific conferences.

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