2023 Experiential Internship - Research Scientist Intern, Innovation(California)

2023 Experiential Internship - Research Scientist Intern, Innovation(California)

Abbvie | Melbourne, FL, 32901, US
Salary Range:$73,000 – $104,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 8 days ago

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AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health, and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio.

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Envision spending your summer working with energetic colleagues and inspirational leaders, all while gaining world-class experience in one of the most dynamic organizations in the pharmaceutical industry. This is a reality for AbbVie’s Experiential Interns.

Innovation is a team sport at Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company. Allergan Aesthetics is a global leader in the medical aesthetics industry. We create breakthrough products and technologies for patients and providers that drive the advancement of aesthetic medicine through research, science, and innovation.

As a Research Scientist (R&D), the Intern will support the Innovation team within R&D. The Intern will be part of an exciting contributive effort within AbbVie to identify & validate solutions for aesthetic medicine, dermatology, and aging. This position provides the opportunity to partner across the aesthetics portfolio which includes neurotoxins, facial injectables, body contouring, plastics & regenerative medicine, as well as skincare. This role is seeking a high motivated team player and experimentalist who is also capable of assisting in scientific projects while in collaboration with internal and external stake holders. Emphasis is on the ability to successfully execute on original technical ideas from your manager and contribute “out of the box” thinking for problem solving. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of turning research hypotheses to actionable plans that deliver reproducible & reliable data.

In this role, efforts will provide both an immediate and long-term impact to the lives of Allergan Aesthetics patients. In return the innovation team will provide a dynamic fast-paced environment and high impact development experiences. This position requires a self-starter with a strong scientific background, strong analytical skills & thinking, the ability to translate the strategic vision into tactical action, great time-management, and work well in a cross-functional team. For more information about Allergan, an AbbVie company, please visit us at https://www.allerganaesthetics.com/en/about.


  • Research and understand relevant target/condition biology; assist in design and implementation of experiments to validate hypotheses, tools, technologies, etc.
  • Quickly learn and demonstrate knowledge of new experimental protocols, study designs, tools and /or techniques.

  • Assist in data analysis and reporting of the project’s deliverables

  • Maintain awareness of current developments in the field through comprehensive reading and analysis of the literature
  • Assist manager in carrying out applied research studies in various models focused on understanding and improving outcomes in aging
  • Assist manager in generating new scientific proposals.
  • Work with cross-functional team members to accomplish the goals and requirements of the organization

  • Currently enrolled in university, pursuing a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD in Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Cellular/Molecular Biology or related field
  • Must be enrolled in university during the internship period

  • Active Learning: understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving

  • Critical Thinking: use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, or approaches to problems
  • Demonstrated scientific communication and presentation skills by presenting at leading scientific conferences
  • Motivated team player with a can-do attitude
  • Able to work independently, set priorities, and execute key deliverables efficiently

  • Exposure to industry via other internships, summer jobs, etc.

  • Ph.D. in Cell and/or Molecular Biology, Dermatological Sciences, Immunology or equivalent with 0-2+ years of postdoctoral or industry experience in skin biology or dermatology preferred; Master’s degree and 5+ years of academic or industry laboratory experience.

  • Expected graduation date of May - December 2024

  • Competitive pay

  • Travel, transportation, and lodging support for eligible students

  • Dynamic fast-paced environment with high business impact development experiences

    At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate based on 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, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

    Applicable to California Applicants Only

  • The below range is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in California. This range may be modified in the future.
  • The salary range is ($45,760.00 minimum to $93,995.20 maximum)

  • Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.