Senior Scientist/Engineer - Device Design
AbbVie - Lake County, IL

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Description

AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott. AbbVie combines the focus and passion of a leading-edge biotech with the expertise and capabilities of a long-established pharmaceutical leader to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world’s most complex and serious diseases. In 2013, AbbVie will employ approximately 21,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries.

PRIMARY JOB FUNCTION:
The incumbent in this technical position will be responsible for representing Abbvie’s interest and guiding parenteral/injectable medical device / combination product development being performed with external development partners and suppliers.

As the primary technical interface between Abbvie and the contract medical device manufacturers and technical consultants for the development and commercialization of combination products and drug delivery devices and related components, you will be responsible for:

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Developing appropriate system-level requirements, specifications, test methods and technical studies in support of combination product development activities as required.

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Establishing engineering laboratory capabilities for device functional testing, characterization and measurement method development.

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Executing both system and component level test plans to identify design robustness and potential weaknesses.

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Evaluating the impact of component tolerances on design performance and reliability.

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Manage subprojects of limited scope within the larger project plans to ensure that deadlines are met on time and on budget.

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Maintaining currency with medical device technolog

ical and industrial trends.

Qualifications

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BS / MS in Mechanical / Biomedical Engineering with 1 to 5 years of hands-on experience in the design and development of parenteral combination products and/or drug delivery devices.

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Some experience in high-volume injection molding and dimension inspection method development is preferred.

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The ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbal, with all levels of the organization and with development and manufacturing partners and suppliers.

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Working knowledge in the use of CAD software such as Solidworks, AutoCAD or equivalent.

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Understanding of Device and Drug development regulations (QSR 820 and cGMP Parts 210 / 211) and applicable guidances.

Strong Project management and leadership skills.

Skills / Experience Requirements:
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Minimum educational requirement: A degree in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering (BS or MS). B.S. & 5+ of experience or MS & 2+ years of experience. Required to ensure that incumbent has necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to do the job.

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Experience in the development of medical devices and/or combination products.

Percent of travel: 15%

Significant Work Activities and Conditions

Continuous sitting for prolonged periods ( more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

Job Classification

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Experienced

Job

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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Primary Location

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USA-Illinois-Lake County

Organization

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GPRD-Pharma R&D

Schedule

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Full-time

Shift

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Day

Travel

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Yes, 25 % of the Time

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