Allergan Biological Research Associate II in Irvine, California

Biological Research Associate II

Irvine, California, United States at

Apr 27, 2018Post Date

179393Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day.

Allergan is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition. Where you can build bridges all over the world. Where you can power ideas that drive change. And where you will act fast and drive results for customers and patients. Power your future & join our bold team.

Position Overview

The successful candidate for this position will contribute to projects aimed at pharmacological characterization of novel biopharmaceutical agents. Under supervision by senior personnel, he/she will be required to work on a variety of in vivo animal pharmacology models to help characterize biological compounds. This individual will need to organize, analyze and interpret results and present the findings to senior personnel or in team meetings.Experience with histological, as well as other laboratory techniques is a plus. The successful candidate may collaborate with other Research Scientists and Associates, while taking personal responsibility for success of assigned tasks and projects.

Main Areas of Responsibilities

  • Organize and execute in vivo pharmacological studies. Formulation and dilution of large protein molecules.

  • Data analysis and presentation to multidisciplinary teams.

  • Work with cross-functional team members to accomplish the goals and requirements of the organization, including excellence in execution, and workload prioritization.


  • Min. 3 years’ experience in either academic or industry laboratory setting.

  • Experience with performing a variety of in vivo behavioral or pharmacological assays.

  • Experience with dosing of molecules through a variety of different routes.

  • Experience with histological techniques, including immunohistochemistry and microscopy techniques, as well as other laboratory techniques is a plus.

Preferred Skills/Qualification

  • Exhibits flexibility and a commitment to scientific excellence.

  • Highly motivated, hands-on experimentalist who thrives in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment.

  • Able to have a direct impact on project performance.

  • Possess strong interpersonal skills with an ability for creative thinking.

  • Perform experiments with supervision and interact in a team environment.

  • Meticulous attention to detail and diligence in record keeping.

  • Good writing and communication skills

  • Computer skills: working knowledge of MS-Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) is required.

  • Knowledge of graphing software (e.g., GraphPad prism) is a plus.


Bachelor’s degree required in Chemistry, Biology or related life science.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Allergan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.