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Scientist, Molecular and Cell Biology

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Worcester County, Massachusetts, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Aug 9, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Informatics / GIS
Discipline
Biology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Our Cell and Protein Sciences (CPS) Group, located at the AbbVie Bioresearch Center in Worcester, MA, is seeking a motivated scientist to join its Gene, Cell, and Protein Engineering (GCPE) team.
Our department designs and generates a diverse array of purified protein reagents and engineered cell lines to enable discovery campaigns across the organization. Because our department plays a central role within the vast and interconnected ecosystem at AbbVie, team members have the unique opportunity to collaborate with many therapeutic areas (immunology, oncology, neurology, virology) at one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.
The ideal candidate will have strong molecular biology skills and experience in plasmid design and cell line engineering. The candidate will work in a fast-paced environment to investigate, develop, and optimize methods and technologies through hands-on laboratory work and literature review.
Key Responsibilities:
Work with a multi-disciplinary project team and use cellular and molecular biology tools to engineer proteins for in vitro and in vivo applications
Extract information from protein and DNA/RNA sequences through sequence database searches, perform statistical analysis and multiple sequence alignment
Collaborate with colleagues in bioinformatics to build Non-Rodent and NHP databases.
Perform hands-on bench work cloning plasmids for protein expression in various expression hosts, primarily E. coli and mammalian HEK/CHO cells
Complete small-scale purifications of recombinant proteins for expression screening purposes
MS in Molecular/Cell biology/Biochemistry/Biophysics or related field, with 2-5+years industry experience, or a BS with 5-7 years of industry experience
Strong background in molecular biology, including construct design and protein expression in different hosts
Proficiency with using biological databases and online resources/tools to analyze protein, DNA, and RNA sequences
Experience with diverse protein purification approaches for recombinant proteins is a plus
Excellent communication skills
Team-focused, goal-oriented mindset
Position will be hired based on level of experience.PDN-ABV2207924
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