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AbbVie Oncology Discovery is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Cell Biologist with a proven track record of accomplishments in the cancer field. Background in cancer stem cells, epigenetics, and/or classical oncogenic signaling pathways preferred.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Independently conceive and execute experimental strategies to identify/validate novel cancer targets
  • Lead/support drug discovery programs and develop translational plans
  • Operate in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary environment, interacting with diverse groups of experts within or outside of his/her scientific discipline
  • Prioritize and manage multiple research activities and possess a broad range of technical expertise and knowledge in cancer biology


Position will be hired based on level of experience:

  • BS, MS or PhD in Cell/Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics/Genomics, Pharmacology, Oncology or related field with 10+ (BS), 8+ (MS), or 0+ (PhD),  of job related experience; broad experience technical proficiency in standard biochemical, cellular and molecular biology techniques
  • Extensive laboratory research experience and a desire to continue in a laboratory-focused role with a high level of experimental vigor and quality
  • Impactful research experience demonstrated by high quality publications, patents and/or presentations at national/international conferences
  • Proven effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Team player with the ability to operate in a fast-paced multi-disciplinary environment


  • 2 years of postdoctoral experience in cell/molecular biology
  • Previous experience in drug discovery, either in an academic or industrial setting

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 to reality