Creating the future of medicine in the Bay Area

At AbbVie, we are combining our historic legacy in biopharma with the spirit of California innovation. Our team in South San Francisco is pushing the limits of science and technology and driving the discovery and delivery of innovative treatments for cancer.

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Our Campus

Explore our new campus

At our South San Francisco facility, we are pursuing transformative R&D and commercialization. Join our virtual tour experience to see the site up close.

“We’re creating a place for the best and brightest minds in the industry to reimagine what’s possible for patients. At AbbVie in the Bay Area, our potential is truly limitless.”

Mo Trikha, Ph.D., Vice President and Head of Oncology Early Development, Bay Area Site Head

Committed to transforming standards of care

by advancing cancer research and the development of new treatments for a range of blood and other forms of cancer


with 480,000 square feet of R&D labs and offices

On-site amenities

including the 50,000 square feet Traverse amenity building next door, offering a communal food hall, fitness club, and gathering space

Our Work

Pioneering breakthroughs for patients

We discover and develop innovative medicines that solve serious health issues for people around the world. In South San Francisco, we are driving AbbVie’s leadership in oncology and immunology, and using precision medicine to unlock more targeted treatments for patients. Beyond South San Francisco, we have a presence throughout the Bay Area, which includes sites that became part of AbbVie through our acquisition of Allergan in 2020.

Our areas of focus in the Bay Area include

  • Immuno-Oncology
  • Tumor Targeting
  • Tumor Dependencies
  • Precision Medicine

Fueling AbbVie’s robust pipeline to expedite breakthroughs that are truly life-changing for patients

Home to commercial operations for IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib), developed in the Bay Area

“At AbbVie, you can learn from and work with the most creative minds in technology and biopharmaceuticals, unleashing your full potential. We provide many different opportunities for growth and career progression — in the Bay Area and at other locations in AbbVie’s global network. AbbVie has a strong culture, a vibrant employee community and a reputation as a Great Place to Work."

Ann Tomlin, MILR, Head of Human Resources, AbbVie Bay Area

Ann Tomlin
Careers At AbbVie

Challenging work with a global impact? We offer that. 

We have built a culture that fosters an entrepreneurial spirit and leads to meaningful careers. Here are some of the things that bring more than 1,000 Bay Area employees to work at AbbVie each day.

Our unrelenting spirit of innovation

Dynamic scientific minds with strong values are essential to delivering on the promise of our R&D efforts. We are a passionate, diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization with a culture that supports bold ideas.

Opportunity to have global impact

At AbbVie, you’ll find interesting and challenging work that delivers life-changing impact for patients in more than 175 countries and 60 disease areas.

Commitment to learning and development

We are dedicated to helping employees reach their full potential – not just at work, but in everyday life. We foster an inclusive environment where breakthroughs can break through.

Explore more

Learn more about how we’re transforming standards of cancer care through our pipeline and partnerships.

Visit us:
1000 Gateway Boulevard
South San Francisco, CA 94080