Head, Foundational Unit, Immunology Discovery
Company: AbbVie, Inc.
Posted on: February 20, 2021
Head, Foundational Unit, Immunology Discovery
- Cambridge, United States of America
- Research and Development
- 2009356 Job Description About AbbVie
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 ,
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As a scientific thought-leader for AbbVie Immunology, the
successful candidate will develop and execute a scientific strategy
that delivers compelling opportunities to the AbbVie pipeline and
ultimately breakthrough new therapies for treating immunologic
diseases. This will involve driving a deep understanding of human
disease biology and using this understanding to maximize the
probability of success of clinical development programs. The
candidate will specifically be responsible for AbbVie's
Foundational Immunology organization composed of a significant
number of highly dedicated, experienced immunology researchers.
This organization is devoted to the selection and validation of
high quality target mechanisms for drug discovery programs as well
as translational strategies to enable clinical proof of concept
studies in collaboration with groups across AbbVie. The individual
will leverage a global network within the Immunology research
community to establish research collaborations with leading
academic and biotech laboratories. He/she will align and partner
with the broader AbbVie organization to provide scientific insights
that advance compelling targets into the pipeline, including access
to appropriate cellular and animal models, selection of optimal
pharmacodynamic and predictive biomarkers, development of
appropriate companion diagnostics and introduction of new
technologies. He/she will advise on and share accountability for
transitions across major drug discovery/development milestones. The
individual will help access and evaluate the scientific merits of
potential biotechnology alliances, help to extract value from
AbbVie's participation in public-private consortia, and evaluate
both internal pipeline and external licensing opportunities.
Skills and Expertise Requirement
- A minimum of 15 years of post-doctoral experience in the field
- A demonstrated passion to translate basic science into
transformational therapies, and back-translate clinical findings
into discovery programs.
- A widely recognized reputation of innovation and ability to
recognize transformational opportunities, including an exceptional
publication record, demonstrated ability to obtain significant
funding for innovative research proposals, influential
participation in study sections, membership on editorial boards,
and intellectual property generation.
- Ability to anticipate and prioritize industry emerging
scientific trends and continually develop, pioneer and implement
breakthrough solutions and technology.
- Keen understanding of state-of-the-art Immunology clinical
practices, translational strategies and biomarker
- An extensive network of connections with leading investigators
in the global immunology field actively supporting open exchange of
expert opinions and visions of technology.
- Prior pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience including the
advancement of innovative new approaches to early development is a
- Track record of attracting, retaining and developing talent in
the academic or commercial setting.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Experience in
interacting with executive-level management. Educational
Requirements MD, MD/PhD, or PhD in immunology
Significant Work Activities
Yes, 25 % of the Time
Job Level Code
Equal Employment Opportunity
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