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Biologist - Team Leader Biomarkers, Immunology, Cancer (m/f/d)

Posted on Nov 23, 2019 by AbbVie Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Health Care
21 Nov 2019
Annual Salary
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
Team Leader (m/f/d) - Biomarker discovery
Design and explore innovative approaches to discover and quantify new disease- or target-specific biofluid biomarkers for AbbVie's drug-development programs for neurodegenerative diseases
Identify emerging scientific and technological trends from internal and external resources, evaluate their impact and implement them into the biomarker development strategy
Coordinate and supervise a team of scientists focusing on biomarker discovery for neurodegenerative diseases. Contribute with own experimental work to the biomarker data generation
Plan and coordinate complex experiments involving interdisciplinary working groups
Act as biomarker lead in early or late discovery project teams
Effectively compile and present scientific plans and data
Collaborate with experts in other groups, cross-functionally (e. g. developmental sciences) and globally

For the Molecular & Imaging Biomarker Group within Neuroscience Discovery we are seeking an experienced researcher for a team leader position. A primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to identify and develop biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases with a focus on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Experience in biomarker discovery within neuroscience, cancer, immunology or other life science areas is required.
PhD in biochemistry, biology, pharmacology or related field with at least 2 years of postdoctoral or equivalent industrial experience
Experience in biofluid biomarker research within neuroscience, cancer, immunology or other life science areas is required
Expertise in omics, multi-candidate and related technologies, cellular and animal biomarker methods to enable biomarker discovery. Knowledge in systems biology, data-mining and computational biology aspects would be a plus
Expertise in protein biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology. Background in assay development and validation would be beneficial
Excellent teamwork and interpersonal relationship skills to effectively work in a matrix environment. Experience in leading and motivating a team of scientists would be beneficial
High scientific rigor and commitment to provide robust, high-quality scientific results
Good communication and presentation skills and proficiency in English (written and oral)

A fantastic opportunity to work in in a world-class team
A mentor who will assist you as coach and contact person
A supportive environment that allows you to focus on your role and tailor your work to your individual needs, including flexible 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

Reference: 801360444

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