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Abbott Principal Bioinformatics Scientist in Abbott Park, Illinois

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries


Diagnostic testing is a compass, providing information that helps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a range of health conditions.

Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools give you accurate, timely information to better manage your health. We’re empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbott’s diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people.

Our location in Abbott Park, IL currently has an opportunity for Principal Bioinformatics Scientist to join our Research and Development Team for Abbott Core Laboratory


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

  • Designs and conducts experiments, accomplishes established milestones and summarizes data, interprets, results and draws conclusions. Evaluates data using analytical methodologies to achieve results. Recommends options for future experiments. Presents scientific observations to others.

  • Trains lower-level scientists.

  • Expertise and Problem Solving: Leverages experience in biology, computer science, modeling, statistics, analytics and math to derive insights from large biological sequence data sets. Maintains strong knowledge of sequencing technologies, and their application. Identifies technical alternatives. Anticipates, recognizes and resolves technical problems.

  • Project Planning: Generate and champions new project ideas. Establishes project and leads project planning, updates and process improvements. Translates top-level goals to specific project level goals for individual team member. Establishes and reviews complex plans for multiple projects or activities. Liaise with Global Information Technology, Asset Management, and Software Quality on behalf of project stakeholders. Plans resource allocation and distribution.

  • Scientific Leadership: Submits ideas for inventions; publishes; innovates through patent filings and/or scientific publications.

  • Economic Profitability: Provide direction to project team to meet economic profitability (EP) profile for the project (product cost analysis).

  • Documentation: Appropriately documents experimental procedures and results according to established guidelines.


Minimum Education and Experience: Ph.D. plus 6 years experience or B.S./M.S. with equivalency*; proven track record of research which advances technology within a division.

*Equivalency to Ph.D. defines as ability to hypothesize, design own experiments, draw conclusions and provide direction.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong experience in Bioinformatics.

  • Advanced Computer Skills.

  • Advanced Knowledge of multiple analytical instruments.

This position needs to be based in Abbott Park, IL. No relocation support available.


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

  • Paid time off

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: at

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