Abbott Assistant II Microbiology - Columbus Ohio in Columbus, Ohio

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.

The Global Analytical and Food Safety Microbiology Department within Abbott Nutrition Research and Development is responsible for using scientific techniques in the microbiological analysis of research and development raw ingredients, R&D finished products, environmental samples from pilot plant facilities, commercial production technical support, method validation, production system validations, specifications recommendations, and other microbiological technical support.

The Assistant II Microbiology candidate is responsible for applying high quality laboratory technique in the analysis of samples submitted for routine release testing including ingredients, in-process samples, finished products, and environmental monitoring samples. Additionally, support is provided to commercial production for follow-up to the facilities test results when necessary, in support of process system validation, and requested projects.

The typical workload will include activities such as lab cleaning, media preparation, ordering, screening tests, plate counts, and genetic identifications.

Major Responsibilities include:

  • Implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

  • Conducting simple to complex procedures and functions

  • Conducting routine microbiological procedures according to written and or verbal instruction with little direct supervision. Recognizes problems and errors and makes or seeks corrective actions.

  • Performing non-routine analysis when given direction.

  • Assisting in method validation and verification by performing routine procedures

  • Reporting results according to documentation procedures and policies.

  • Performing functions in compliance with relevant corporate and division procedures.

  • Complying with laboratory safety practices.

  • Maintaining a clean, safe, work environment.

  • Serving as a member of teams and committees as needed.

No Direct Reports


Bachelor’s degree in a life science discipline is required


The ideal candidate will have one to five years’ experience after completing a bachelor’s degree. Consideration may be given to less years of experience post-degree if experience is gained through internship or assignments in a related field. At this level an individual will demonstrate a basic understanding of scientific principles corresponding with an undergraduate degree level, gained through academic training or practical experience.

This position routinely communicates with laboratory co-workers and customers. Interpersonal relations skills are important. Problem solving skills are desirable for investigating laboratory errors in procedure performance. Ability to manage time efficiently and with accuracy is critical. Clear communications while working with co-workers, a high degree of motivation, and attention to detail is expected.

Accountability / Scope/Budget:

This position will be accountable to the laboratory management and department management for outcomes relative to assignments. The individual in this position is expected organize time and means to accomplish the assigned tasks based on laboratory demands.

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