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Scientist

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Irvine, CA
Start date
Jun 1, 2024

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Discipline
Science/R&D, Biotechnology
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time
Hotbed
Biotech Beach, Best Places to Work

Job Details


Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions 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, and eye care and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.


Job Description

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, validate, and conduct microbiological experiments for pharmaceutical products of various dosage forms.
  • Design and conduct experiments for evaluation of the efficacy and safety of microbiological attributes for ophthalmic, dermatological, and parenteral products, for small molecule drugs, biologics, medical devices, their raw materials and components.
  • Utilize experience with pharmaceutical microbiology attributes including preservative effectiveness, sterility, microbiological examination, bioburden, endotoxin, aseptic procedures, and microbiological handling of pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacterial and fungal cultures.
  • Design experiments, risk-based approaches for product design and testing to edge-of-failure, troubleshooting, and science-driven justification of recommendations.
  • Support the development of new pharmaceutical products by developing methods for Bioburden, Sterility, APET, BET, Microscopy and establishing control strategies for microbial growth and control.
  • Conduct and report outcomes of special projects to achieve relevant objectives for R&D programs and projects.
  • Design and implement micro qualification testing for ophthalmic products in special multi-dose preservative-free containers.
  • Biofilm development and evaluation on pharmaceutical product surfaces using tools like confocal microscopy.
  • Comply with US Pharmacopeia, Ph Eur, cGMP to ensure the quality of medicines and their ingredients, and to protect the safety of patients.
  • Assist with the training and transfer of methods to other groups within AbbVie and to other outsourced facilities.
  • Address deviations and OOS/OOT data through QMS. Write SOPs and conducts investigations to address deviations and OOS/OOT data through QMS.
  • Work with medical devices, biofilm evaluation, and employing biofilm control strategies on surfaces of pharmaceutical products.
  • Attend product development teams & address microbiological attributes.
  • Utilize knowledge in protein & biopharmaceutical characterization, microbiological aspects of sterilization & aseptic processing & their validation.
  • Prepare microbiology sections using proper scientific justification in Regulatory submissions & assist in writing responses to microbiological queries post submission.
  • Maintain a productive & collaborative laboratory environment consistent with Regulatory & company expectations.

Qualifications

Must possess a PhD degree or foreign academic equivalent in Microbiology, Nanoscience or a highly related field of study with at least 2 years of experience in the following:

  1. Experience with pharmaceutical microbiology attributes including preservative effectiveness, sterility, microbiological examination, bioburden, endotoxin, aseptic procedures, & microbiological handling of pathogenic & non-pathogenic bacterial & fungal cultures;
  2. Designing experiments, risk-based approaches for product design & testing to edge-of-failure, troubleshooting, & science-driven justification of recommendations;
  3. working with medical devices, biofilm evaluation, & employing biofilm control strategies on surfaces of pharmaceutical products;
  4. utilizing knowledge in protein and biopharmaceutical characterization, microbiological aspects of sterilization and aseptic processing & their validation.

Salary Range: $142,000.94 - $173,500 per year.

Apply online at https://careers.abbvie.com/en. Refer to Req ID: REF23812T.


Additional Information

We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees. This job is eligible to participate in our short-term and long-term incentive programs.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVies policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because 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, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.

Company

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, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Stock Symbol: ABBV

Stock Exchange: NYSE

Company info
Website
Phone
1-800-255-5162
Location
1 North Waukegan Road
North Chicago
Illinois
60064
US

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