Abbott Sr Scientist III Abbott Molecular R&D in Des Plaines, Illinois

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Primary Function

Conceives, plans, designs, and conducts advanced independent research. Investigates and develops new procedures. Direction provided by project goals and experimental design. May act as project leader, lead scientist, or independent reviewer. Provides technical direction and feedback to others. Interacts with other groups and shares information; participates in team activities.

Minimum Education and Experience

Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting IVDs and Biologics.

Ph.D. in a life or physical science with 2+ years research or industrial experience;

Or B.S./M.S. degree with research experience sufficient to demonstrate equivalency.

Expertise and Problem Solving Responsibilities

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

Understands and consistently follows documented procedures.

Determines priorities for experiments.

Applies quantitative methods: analyzes data, evaluates results, forms conclusions, and provides/implements process or document improvements.

Independently designs and executes a series of experiments to test hypotheses related to project outcomes.

Applies advance scientific knowledge to projects.

Utilizes DOE where appropriate.

May assist in th

Level of Accountability Scope: Across functional areas

Defines project goals and is responsible for timely project completion.

Responsible for own Redbook documentation, and for the accuracy, quality, and timeliness of experimental results.

Summarizes data and analyzes results, independently formulates conclusions, and determines future experiments.

Actively participates in routine maintenance, lab safety; may assume roles of responsibility, such as training or document control.

Level of Accountability

Scope: Across functional areas

Defines project goals and is responsible for timely project completion.

Responsible for own Redbook documentation, and for the accuracy, quality, and timeliness of experimental results.

Summarizes data and analyzes results, independently formulates conclusions, and determines future experiments.

Actively participates in routine maintenance, lab safety; may assume roles of responsibility, such as training or document control.

Leadership Activities

Prepares results of projects internally and may present externally.

Reviews, evaluates, and critiques presentations for others.

Presents complex technical data to large and diverse groups.

Trains others on the theoretical and practical basis of techniques, processes, and assays.

Participates in project planning, updates, and process improvements.

May generate new product ideas consistent with division strategy.

Prepares and aligns goals with manager's goals.

May coach lower-level scientists (e.g., presentation skills, negotiation skills, decision-making, and contingency planning).

Influences decision-making through negotiation, addressing conflict, and by building (productive) working relationships across functional areas.

Interpersonal Skills

Participate in technology teams.

Develop and maintain internal and external customer contacts to maintain technical knowledge as required to accomplish objectives.

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 corpjat@abbott.com