Associate Scientist I/II, Cancer Biology

Job Location
San Francisco, CA
Job Description

Oncology is a key therapeutic area for AbbVie, with a portfolio consisting of three marketed products - Imbruvica, Venclexta, and Empliciti - and a pipeline containing multiple promising new molecules that are being studied in nearly 200 clinical trials in 19 different types of cancer. AbbVie is expanding its oncology hub on the West Coast, with three sites in the San Francisco Bay Area (Redwood City, South San Francisco, and Sunnyvale) focused on the discovery and development of novel oncology therapies. More than 1,000 AbbVie scientists, clinicians, and product developers with strong entrepreneurial roots work across these three sites. They combine their expertise in immuno-oncology, stem cells, and cell-signaling with their knowledge of bispecific antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), and covalent-inhibitor technologies to discover and develop novel cancer treatments. This position will be based at Stemcentrx, AbbVie's location in South San Francisco, CA. 
Associate Scientist I/II - Cancer Biology 
The Associate Scientist in Cancer Biology will work as part of a team to facilitate the discovery and validation of cancer stem cell-associated drug targets and participate in the development of preclinical in vivo models. In this role, the candidate will support the Cancer Biology group by taking over common tasks including the routine collection and processing of human and animal tissue for isolation of single cells, culturing of mammalian cells, ordering of common reagents and submitting or archiving of biological samples. We are looking for an Associate Scientist with experience in tissue processing, tissue culture and cell-based assays. The candidate must have a strong desire to work in a dynamic team environment, contribute to the company's growth and mission, and be a catalyst to enable the development and approval of oncology drugs that significantly improve patient survival. 

• Performs routine tasks competently and independently including collection and processing of human and animal tissue 
• Ordering and coordinating reagents/supplies for discovery experiments 
• Isolating single cells and culturing mammalian cells with consistency and reliability 
• Preparing and submitting and/or archiving biological samples; assist in analyzing results and noting scientific deviations 
• Manages multidisciplinary projects and communicates with other groups across many scientific disciplines and functional groups



• BS in biology, biochemistry, genetics, or a related field 
• 2+ years of relevant academic or industry experience or MS in scientific discipline 
• Demonstrated proficiency to work aseptically in mammalian tissue culture 
• Hands-on experience with tissue or blood processing and cell isolation preferred 
• Experience with antibody or cells based assays and flow cytometry in particular are desired 
• Able to reliably perform routine tasks in a consistent manner and in support of other scientists 
• Highly motivated, organized and disciplined record keeping 
• Good verbal and written communication skills are essential

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