Abbott SR SCIENTIST LV3 in Des Plaines, Illinois

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.


Position Summary

Conceives, plans, designs, and conducts advanced independent research.

Investigates and develops new procedures.

Direction provided by project goals and experimental design.

May act as project leader, lead scientist, or independent reviewer.

Provides technical direction and feedback to others.

Interacts with other groups and shares information; participates in team activities.

Main Responsibilities

Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

Understands and consistently follows documented procedures.

Determines priorities for experiments.

Applies quantitative methods: analyzes data, evaluates results, forms conclusions, and provides/implements process or document improvements.

Independently designs and executes a series of experiments to test hypotheses related to project outcomes.

Applies advance scientific knowledge to projects.

Utilizes DOE where appropriate.

May assist in the design of experiments for others.

Identifies technical alternatives from literature review.

Applies basic computer skills (includes word processing, spreadsheets, instrumentation-related and Abbott network systems).

Produces reports and documents utilizing advanced writing skills.

Utilizes multiple analytical instruments; trains others in their operation.

Recognizes and resolves technical problems.


Scope: Across functional areas

Defines project goals and is responsible for timely project completion.

Responsible for own Redbook documentation, and for the accuracy, quality, and timeliness of experimental results.

Summarizes data and analyzes results, independently formulates conclusions, and determines future experiments.

Actively participates in routine maintenance, lab safety; may assume roles of responsibility, such as training or document control.


Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting IVDs and Biologics.

Ph.D. in a life or physical science with 2+ years research or industrial experience;

Or B.S./M.S. degree with research experience sufficient to demonstrate equivalency.


Product Development


AMD Molecular


United States > Des Plaines : DP01 Floor-1





Yes, 5 % of the Time




Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

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Abbott is about the power of health. For more than 125 years, Abbott has been helping people reach their potential — because better health allows people and communities to achieve more. With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 150 countries, we create new solutions — across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it’s next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health.

The people of Abbott come to work each day with relentless energy, enthusiasm and a promise to enhance the health and well-being of millions of people. They push the boundaries to help manage and treat some of life’s greatest health challenges.

We invite you to explore opportunities at Abbott , to see if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our openings. An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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