Postdoctoral Fellow – Analytical Development


The Postdoctoral Program is designed for true investigational and experimental research. Participants will be mentored by renowned industry scientists and collaborators at AbbVie and focus on delivering cutting-edge advancements in Discovery, Development Sciences and BioPharma. The enriching training program offers a balance of structured learning and work experience which fosters a learning environment to advance individual development with accessibility to high-level knowledge building across the drug development continuum. The technical expert will investigate, identify, develop, and optimize new methods/ techniques to address critical project needs. Continuously seek to improve existing laboratory methods and processes. Read and adapt literature to accomplish assignments. Demonstrate mastery of a broad range of experimental techniques and methods of data analysis. 

To be successful, we need outstanding individuals willing to challenge themselves to find the best solutions for our patients. The AbbVie Postdoc program is one way we are doing just that.  This assignment is expected to be one year long and no more than two years.


  • Establish, perform and optimize targeted and untargeted metabolomics and proteomics analyses using liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS)
  • Design and execute experiments for LC-MS method development. 
  • Explore bioinformatics analysis and pathway analysis to enhance bioprocess understanding
  • Explore vibrational spectroscopy methods for analysis of raw materials and connect findings with cell culture performance
  • Effective writer and communicator of research materials
  • Demonstrate the ability to resolve any key issues by effectively utilizing available information and technical expertise
  • Proactively seek out new information in the literature and incorporate this into individual project(s) as well as the overall program
  • Publish research in peer-reviewed journals and present work at scientific conferences aligned with business objectives
  • Demonstrate a high degree of responsibility in maintaining scientific standards, and safe laboratory practices for self and reporting staff, if any
  • Generate new research strategies to effectively address the Postdoc project needs
  • Collaborate with cross functional and technical experts to facilitate scientific achievement


  • Successful completion and defense of a PhD in chemistry, biochemistry engineering or related field to liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry.
  • Experience in using LC-MS for metabolomics, proteomics and lipidomics analyses.
  • Knowledge of vibrational spectroscopy.
  • Demonstrate scientific initiative and creativity in research or development activities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to resolve key project hurdles and assumptions by effectively utilizing available information and technical expertise.
  • Demonstrate the ability to independently design and execute experiments, interpret data, and identify appropriate follow-up strategies.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated scientific writing skills and strong verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently design and execute experiments, interpret data, and identify appropriate follow-up strategies.
  • Proven track record of teamwork, adaptability, innovation, initiative, and integrity.
  • Global mindset to thrive in a diverse culture and environment.
  • Ability to multitask and work within timelines
  • Authorization to work in the United States


  • Hands-on experience in targeted and untargeted metabolomics, lipidomics and proteomics analyses by LC-MS.
  • Knowledge and experience with vibrational spectroscopy techniques is also desirable

AbbVie is an equal opportunity employer including disability/vets. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, or any other protected group status. We will take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, individuals with a disability, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans or active-duty wartime or campaign badge veterans. The Affirmative Action Plan is available for viewing in the Human Resources office during regular business hours.

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