1+ months

Principal Technical Scientist

Des Plaines, IL

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their 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, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Abbott Molecular has an opening for Principal Technical Scientist. This individual conceives, designs, conducts and leads advanced independent or multi-disciplinary research driven by strategic business needs. Provides technical review of experimental results. Serves as a technical role model to others. Provides consultation to others on technical issues. Interacts with other groups and shares information; participates in team activities.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.
  • Understands and consistently follows documented procedures.
  • Identifies/communicates to other areas in the division implications of relevant scientific observations.
  • Conceives, plans, and executes projects related to the strategic needs of the division.
  • 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.
  • Ensures quality through sound experimental design, execution and evaluation.
  • Assists in the design of experiments for others.
  • Identifies new directions for research 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.
  • Anticipates, recognizes, and resolves technical problems.


    Ph.D. in a life or physical science with typically 6+ years advanced research or industrial
    experience; Or B.S./M.S. degree with research experience sufficient to demonstrate equivalency.

    Required Background:

    Product FMEAs, Specifications product Development of customer requirements; design history files; risk management files

    Job Family: Product Development
    Division: AMD Molecular
    Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
    Medical Surveillance: No
    Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


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