Scientist, Data II (Plainfield)

AbbVie in Plainfield, IL

  • Industry: Scientific Research - Health/Medicine/Pharmacology
  • Type: Full Time
position filled
The Data Solutions Department within the Information Research (IR) Division works with internal clients to provide data management and decision support tools to optimize the efficiency and efficacy of research and development at AbbVie.

The Data Scientist II is a critical role for AbbVie within the Data Solutions department. This position independently identifies, develops and optimizes new business technology solutions to address critical business needs within the Development Sciences organization through data capture, data integration, data visualization and analysis of large and complex data sets. Key responsibilities include establishing new workflows/systems by which scientific data can be captured, databased and shared. Additionally, this role will interface directly with Development Sciences scientists to understand their workflows and needs to independently design and develop technology solutions. This individual will develop solutions, either independently, or by working with a developer, to provide agile, impactful and cost-effective solutions for the business.

Key Responsibilities
  • Communicate - ability to communicate with scientific individuals from Development Sciences to understand existing workflows/problems
  • Collaborative Design - understand the client's needs, propose solutions and work independently, or with a team of developers, to seek appropriate solutions
  • Build - through your own efforts and by working with developers, create custom solutions/processes that capture data and foster the growing AbbVie data integration environment
  • Support - provide solutions to performance related issues and work with downstream systems to support data driven demands
  • Adaptability - given our diverse mission you should be able to move fluidly between different project responsibilities
  • Breadth - as a talented and motivated Data Scientist, you can contribute independently to a wide variety of missions related to enhancing drug development


  • BS or equivalent and typically 7 years of experience
  • MS or equivalent and typically 5 years of experience
  • Background in life sciences, and work experience in the Development Sciences sector of the pharmaceutical industry strongly preferred
  • Working knowledge of drug development process; background in pharmaceutical Drug Product Development strongly preferred
  • Experience working with data from: Chromatography Data Systems, Drug Product Development, Formulation, Analytical Methods, and Chemistry Manufacturing & Controls preferred
  • Dedicated team player who can interface with stakeholders from a variety of internal IT disciplines (DBAs, architects, developers, etc.) and external customers (manufacturing, operations, analytical chemists, process chemistry, formulation scientists, etc.)
  • Knowledge of SQL, R, Python or other similar languages strongly encouraged
  • Strong familiarity with data visualization and pipelining tools such as Spotfire and Pipeline Pilot, or equivalent
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong communication skills
  • Statistical experience desired
  • Experience with data capture methods and software
  • Ability to multi-task and work within timelines
  • A self-motivated learner and thinker with a hands-on approach
  • An analytical mind with outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

Associated topics: cytometry, health, healthcare, histologist, histology, medicine, microbiological, therapy, toxicologist, trauma

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