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Senior Scientist as Team Leader (m/f/d) Tau Biology in Neuroscience Di

Posted on Apr 6, 2019 by AbbVie Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Research & Development
4 Apr 2019
Annual Salary
Full-Time
AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed
in 2013 following separation from Abbott Laboratories. The company's mission is
to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to
develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world's most
complex and serious diseases. AbbVie employs approximately 30,000 people
worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries.

For our location in Ludwigshafen, Germany we are looking for a

Senior Scientist as Team Leader (m/f/d) Tau Biology in Neuroscience Discovery

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JOB DESCRIPTION

The position is located within the Tau Biology Group in the Neuroscience
Discovery organization at Ludwigshafen. The accomplished neurobiologist will
make substantial contributions to the conception and execution of new
therapeutic approaches to neurodegenerative diseases in a collaborative
environment with a focus on Alzheimer Disease and other tauopathies. A primary
responsibility of the successful candidate will be to develop and achieve
Tau-targeting projects in alignment with functional goals and key scientific
objectives. Experience with protein biochemistry, proteomic, molecular and
cellular biology, microscopy and enzymatic assays would be an asset.

Key Objectives

* Independently design, execute, analyze and interpret experiments to advance
portfolio assets and address key scientific questions
* Identify new targets, design, coordinate and execute complex target
validation studies
* Design, establish and validate cellular and ex vivo models for Alzheimer
Disease
* Sources and identify emerging scientific and technological trends from
internal and external resources and evaluate relevance: Integrate trends into
functional objectives to address critical project needs
* Coordinate and supervise a team of scientists focusing on drug discovery
for tauopathies.
* Plan and coordinate complex experiments involving interdisciplinary working
groups. Act as project lead
* Effectively compile and present scientific plans and data
* Read and apply relevant scientific literature to support scientific
discussions
* Collaborate with discovery experts in other biology groups,
cross-functional (e.g. developmental sciences) and global colleagues
Education and qualification

* PhD or M.D in neuroscience, cell biology, biochemistry, pharmacology or
related field with at least 6 years of postdoctoral or equivalent industrial
experience. Experience in drug discovery would also be a plus
* Track-record in neurodegenerative diseases with main focus on Tau biology
and pathology
* Expertise in protein biochemistry, molecular / cellular biology, including
method development and validation
* Proven ability to lead and motivate a team of scientists and effectively
work in a matrix environment
* Excellent team spirit, intercultural and interpersonal relationship skills
* Knowledge of relevant cellular (primary / iPS-neurons) and animal
transgenic models of Alzheimer Disease
* High scientific rigor and commitment to provide robust, high-quality
scientific results
* Very good skills in planning and coordination of complex interdisciplinary
studies
* A high degree of self-initiative, independency, flexibility and curiosity
* Good communication skills and proficiency in English (written and oral)
* Ability to present scientific activities/results at internal and external
meetings, and publish in peer-reviewed journals We offer you

* An opportunity to work in a world-class team
* A supportive environment that allows you to focus on your role and tailor
your work to your individual needs, includingflexible work models, multiple
benefits, and comprehensive health and sports programs
* Attractive compensation and company benefits, including our excellent
occupational health management system, which is one of the best in Germany YOUR
APPLICATION

We are looking forward to your online application

. Please provide information about your salary expectations and possible start
date in your motivation letter.

An equal opportunity employer. AbbVie welcomes and encourages diversity in
our workforce.

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