Abbott Senior Scientist III in Alameda, California

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.

We have an exciting new Senior Scientist III opening at Abbott Diabetes Care in Alameda, working on next generation product development for our FreeStyle Libre sensor. Off the back of our FreeStyle Libre product growth since launching it in the USA at the beginning of 2018, we are expanding rapidly to meet the needs of the market.

Primary Function

Independently conceive, execute and communicate novel multi-disciplinary research in the area of biosensing and in-vivo analyte monitoring. Generate new scientific proposals and lead those efforts. Anticipate and critically evaluate scientific or regulatory advances. Consistently demonstrate excellent record of accomplishment of scientific and business objectives.


Initiates, directs and executes scientific research and/or development strategies. Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions, products and problems. Plans and executes laboratory research. Maintains broad knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories. Makes major contributions to scientific literature and conferences. May act as spokesperson on corporate research and development and advise top management. May participate in development of patent applications. Interfaces with various departments and serves as internal consultant. Interact with suppliers to resolve scientific and technical challenges. Assist with product development as a member of product development teams (develop project plans, conduct and participate in design reviews, develop analytical methods). Hire and manage junior staff.

Minimum Education

BS in physics, chemistry or other relevant scientific disciplines required. PhD preferred.

Minimum Experience

Ph.D.: 4 years / BS: 10 years experience in research in industrial or academic setting. Familiar with standard laboratory techniques. Able to present orally and in writing at a professional level. Able to perform proficiently under applicable regulatory requirements. Medical device experience preferred.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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