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Abbott Research Associate – IVD Technology Development in Carlsbad, California


At Abbott, diverse ideas, perspectives, and expertise allow us to create life-changing solutions that help people live healthier lives. In 150 countries and with businesses spanning nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices, and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott offers you enormous opportunities to explore your interests and help you achieve your career and personal goals.

We have an exciting opportunity for a ResearchAssociate – Technology Development within our Abbott Rapid Diagnostics business located at Carlsbad, CA . In this role, you will help expand test content on the ID NOW™ platform by screening and optimizing novel assays as well as engaging in research activities focused on expanding the capabilities of the core technology.

Abbott Rapid Diagnostics (formerly Alere) is part of Abbott’s Diagnostics family of businesses, bringing together exceptional teams of experts and industry-leading technologies to support diagnostic testing which provides important information for treatment and management of diseases and other conditions.


  • Develop andoptimize iNAT assays, from initial screening through validation on clinicalsamples

  • Performresearch related to improving and expanding core technology capabilities

  • Optimizesample preparation coupled to the iNAT’s core technology

  • Optimizedetection approaches coupled to the iNAT’s core technology

  • Analyzeexperimental results and provide written reports and oral presentations to management

  • Demonstratetechnical proficiency in molecular techniques

  • Provideproduct support when necessary

  • Investigateproblem areas and areas of desirable product improvement

  • Works with multidisciplinary team with other scientists,researchers and technicians.


  • B.S. inMolecular Biology/Biochemistry, or a closely related field with a minimum ofone year of molecular laboratory experience

  • Hands-onnucleic acid amplification and detection technologies experience

  • Experiencewith nucleic acid sample preparation methods, including rapid technologies

  • Work withclinical samples using molecular diagnostic technologies

  • Inventive,with ability to implement ideas in the laboratory

  • Ability towork as part of a team with excellent communication skills

  • Problem-solvingskills combined with analytical skills and good attention to detail


  • M.S. in Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry, or relatedtechnical field

  • Experience working under design control and developing humanin vitro diagnostic tests for commercialization in the U.S and OUS is a plus

  • Experience working with various clinical samples

About Abbott

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.

An equal opportunityemployer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation, please send an email to .

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