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Post-Doctoral Research Scientist (m/w/d) - Tau Biology, Neuroscience Discovery - AbbVie Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG | Jobs Stellenangebote in Ludwigshafen am Rhein

AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott Laboratories. The company's mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world's most complex and serious diseases. AbbVie employs approximately 30,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries.

For our location in Ludwigshafen, Germany we are looking for a

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist (m/w/d) - Tau Biology, Neuroscience Discovery

REF: 1903372


The position is located within the Tau Biology Group in the Neuroscience Discovery organization at Ludwigshafen and will support a European Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) Project. The accomplished neurobiologist will make substantial contributions to the conception and execution of new therapeutic approaches to neurodegenerative diseases in a collaborative environment. A primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to develop and execute complex neuronal models of Tau pathology with a focus on Alzheimer Disease. Experience with molecular and cellular biology, neuronal cell culture, microfluidic devices and confocal microscopy would be an asset. The position is offered for 2 years.

Key Objectives

  • Designing disease-relevant assays and methods to support AbbVie’s contributions and efforts in the IMI project IMPRiND (Inhibiting Misfolded Protein Propagation in Neurodegenerative Disease).
  • Independently design, execute, analyze and interpret experiments to address key scientific questions.
  • Contribute to identify new targets, design and execute target validation studies.
  • Design, establish and validate neuronal models for Alzheimer Disease.
  • Identify, develop and optimize new techniques to address critical project needs.
  • Effectively compile and present scientific plans and data.
  • Read and apply relevant scientific literature to support scientific discussions.
  • Collaborate with other groups in discovery, developmental sciences and global colleagues.

Education and qualification

  • PhD in neuroscience, cell biology or related fields with at least 2 years of postdoctoral or equivalent industrial experience. Experience in drug discovery would be an advantage.
  • Track-record in neurodegenerative diseases would be desirable.
  • Expertise in protein biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, including method development and validation.
  • Expertise with culturing primary neurons and/or iPSC-derived neurons and their genetic manipulation.
  • Detailed knowledge on establishing neuronal models in microfluidic devices would be an advantage. 
  • Very good skills in planning and coordination of complex interdisciplinary studies.
  • A high degree of self-initiative, independency, flexibility and curiosity.
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Good communication skills and proficiency in English (written and oral).
  • Ability to present scientific activities / results at internal and external meetings, and publish in peer-reviewed journals

We offer you

  • A fantastic opportunity to work in in a world-class team.
  • A mentor who will assist you as coach and contact person.
  • A supportive environment that allows you to focus on your role and tailor your work to your individual needs, including flexible work models, multiple benefits, and comprehensive health and sports programs.
  • Attractive compensation and company benefits, including our excellent occupational health management system, which is one of the best in Germany.


We are looking forward to your online application. Please provide information about your salary expectations and possible start date in your motivation letter.

An equal opportunity employer. AbbVie welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

Learn more about AbbVie Deutschland at www.abbvie.de. Visit www.abbvie-care.de for more information about the therapeutic areas in which we’re active.

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Post-Doctoral Research Scientist (m/w/d) - Tau Biology, Neuroscience Discovery


AbbVie Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG


67061 Ludwigshafen am Rhein

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