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Abbott Scientist Technical Support 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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Position Summary:

  • Proactively contribute to design control or process/product improvement activities and investigations.

  • Perform or support test/process method modifications,recognize adverse trends/emerging issues, and propose/implement solutions.

Additional Main Responsibilities:

  • Project Management - Manage product and process improvements independently using established principles and procedures.

  • Product and Process Improvement - Monitor performance of multiple manufacturing processes and products differing in nature but with recurring themes to recognize adverse trends and instigate improvement programs as required.

  • Proactively contribute to design control,process and product improvement activities,and investigations.

  • May perform or support test and process method modifications.

  • Recognize adverse trends and emerging issues.

  • Propose and implement solutions to internal and external issues.

  • Design Control & Risk Management - By standard practice (Operating Procedures) independently develops,and maintains risk management files and organizes data for risk management evaluation and decisions. 4.

  • Complaint and Internal Investigations - Manage investigations,identify root cause and drive to resolution with minimal supervision.

  • Provides audit inputs and support as required.

  • Technical Support - Develop and design experiments,analyze data and recommend next steps.

  • Sharing Knowledge - Presents technical information to management and may present externally to customers and Third Party Manufacturers (TPM). Shares knowledge and expertise with others in work group.

  • Mentors or teaches others to facilitate timely resolution of product and process technical issues.

  • Strategic and Results Orientation - Demonstrates fiscal responsibility through support of product availability and improvements.


  • Receives general direction.

  • Identifies,understands and resolves technical problems and operational issues.

  • Utilizes appropriate experimental,statistical and project management tools.

  • Capable of resolving different but recurring problems.

  • Thinking is innovative but guided by standard practice/precedent.

  • Requires some specialized knowledge.Requires specialized knowledge of product or process design,standardization,performance anchors and modes of control.


  • Higher Certificate,Ordinary or Honors Bachelor degree in scientific and technical field is desired or relevant combination of education and experience.

  • Two years’ related work experience. (Advanced degree(s) may offset required years of experience).

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email