AbbVie Innovation Center

1800 S. Oak Street, Suite 200 Champaign, IL

AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013. Our mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that address complex health issues and enhance people’s lives. Our ~50,000 employees are scientists, researchers, communicators, manufacturing specialists and regulatory experts located around the globe. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio.

What is the AbbVie Innovation Center? 

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The AbbVie Innovation Center (AIC), located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Research Park, is a hub for project enhancement and experimentation within AbbVie’s technology organization, especially in support of scientific research and development. The AIC is the flagship site for Information Research Academic Partnerships (IRAP). IRAP’s student co-op program facilitates collaboration between students and AbbVie project teams, exploring innovative solutions to ongoing challenges within the enterprise. Driven by the transformative power of technology, IRAP provides students incredible opportunities to develop skills in fields like software development, machine learning, data science, communications, design, and business systems analysis. 

IRAP’s three pillars of Innovation, Collaboration, and Culture form the foundation of the program, propelling its students and staff to constantly push boundaries.  

Positions and Skills at AbbVie Innovation Center

· IRAP offers co-op positions in software development, data engineering, business systems analysis, computational and statistical analysis, technology research, visual and UX design, and communications.

· IRAP looks for candidates who are self-motivated, organized, able to work in cross-functional teams and have a passion for learning.

· Students commit to 12-15 hours per week during the Fall and Winter/Spring terms and 35-40 hours per week during the summer.

AbbVie Innovation Center at Research Park

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