Allergan Biological Research Scientist in Irvine, California

Biological Research Scientist

Irvine, California, United States at

Oct 28, 2016Post Date

149635Requisition #

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 pharmaceuticals and biologic products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of best-in-class products that provide novel treatments for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology, anti-infective and cardiovascular 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.

Our success is powered by our world-class team’s commitment to being Bold for Life. Together, we build bridges, power ideas, act fast and drive results for our customers and patients around the world by always doing what it is right.

Join one of the world’s fastest growing pharmaceutical companies!

At Allergan you will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced, strategic environment where bold, innovative thinking isn’t just welcomed, it’s encouraged. Across all functions, we relish the opportunity to help our people fulfill their potential. Our rapid growth strategy means plenty of opportunities to step into the spotlight.

Position Description

The successful candidate will contribute to create, develop, execute and support skin biology research studies of skincare products in collaboration with formulation team and potential external collaborators.


Main Areas of Responsibilities

  • Contribute with scientific input and provide expertise in mechanisms of skin conditions with a special emphasis in skin inflammation/irritation, pigmentation and/or aging.

  • Provide technical expertise and experience to coordinate, design and carry out research projects involving cell-based assay, 3D cell culture model, ex-vivo model, biochemical, cell biological, molecular biology and immunological techniques associated with the skin biology research.

  • Provide scientific data on products by presenting to healthcare professionals.

  • Collaborate extensively with other Research Scientists and Associates, while taking personal responsibility for success of assigned tasks and projects.

  • May require 10% of travel


The following listed requirements need to be met at a minimum level to be considered for the job:

  • Proven expertise in the design and hands-on experience with conducting skin biology research, such as inflammation/irritation, pigmentation and/or aging.

  • Experience with some cell biology and/or molecular biology experiments is must (e.g. qPCR, ELISA, Western blotting, etc.)

Preferred Skills/Qualification

The below skills are attributes that may not be mandatory, but are definitely desired in the ideal candidate.

  • Experience with skin models, including cell-based, 3D tissue models, and ex vivo models.

  • Experience with histopathology methods and knowledge of image acquisition and analysis.


  • Ph.D. in molecular or cellular biology, medical sciences, or biochemistry with 3+ years of relevant post graduate experience, preferably in industry experience in skin biology research.