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Postdoctoral Program

Deepen your research experience while connecting with some of the brightest minds in science.

Behind every scientific breakthrough is a group of talented people working together for the greater good. This is true for us at AbbVie and it’s why we continually strive to empower our people to learn, grow and contribute.

Our postdoctoral program gives you the opportunity to pursue ground-breaking research as part of an inclusive and collaborative scientific community, publish results in leading journals and present your findings at national and international conferences. Here, you’ll do challenging and meaningful work that will advance your career and contribute to helping patients worldwide.

“As a leader, I have taken pride in the growth and development of our fellows, many of whom I continue to see in our labs to this day."

Shuhong Zhang, vice president of development sciences, AbbVie

Do great science

Our postdoctoral program focuses on discovery and development across a wide range of therapeutic areas, including oncology, immunology, neuroscience, eye care and virology. With experienced scientists as your mentors, you’ll work on meaningful scientific advancements within the focus area you choose

Connect with a vibrant community

When you join AbbVie, you’ll become a part of AbbVie’s Community of Science (ACOS), a thriving community committed to collaboration, innovation, and career development. ACOS nurtures scientists through education and mentorship, and celebrates their contributions through events like the Celebration of Science, an annual global symposium.

Share your research

Whether it’s pursuing publications in top-tier journals or taking part in conferences and panel discussions, we encourage our scientists to engage with peers both inside and outside of AbbVie. By sharing ideas with the scientific community, we can advance new thinking that can ultimately benefit society.

Program overview

Our postdoctoral program is 2 to 3 years long, and designed for true investigational and experimental research. In this program, you’ll focus on making cutting-edge advancements in discovery research and development sciences, all while receiving support and mentorship from AbbVie scientists who are leaders in their field.

Opportunities may be available in multiple sites, including Lake County, Illinois; Worcester and Cambridge, Massachusetts; South San Francisco and Irvine, California.

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"The research done by postdoctoral scientists elevates our scientific standards and creates a body of knowledge that will enable future scientific breakthroughs." 

Jonathon Sedgwick, vice president and global head of discovery research, AbbVie