Abbott Statistician in Lake Forest, Illinois

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Job Description

This is considered an entry level position.

Performs statistical analysis and statistical programming. Reviews protocols and statistical methods for accuracy. Be able to program using R and/or SAS.

Main Responsibilities:

Develops Statistical Plan: Effectively communicates with project manager/scientists to understand to objectives of the study.

Follows the appropriate operating procedure required for developing the statistical plan.

Demonstrates the ability to research and provide appropriate statistical input to the study design.

Using templates or examples, writes accurate statistical plans that are clear and understandable to the reviewers.

Explains the rationale of the statistical methods to the project team.

Study Preparation: Meets with CRA, R&D, Instrumentation scientistes, department data collection programmers, and data entry to find the best way of capturing the data.

Reviews the study protocol; understands the protocol; and ensures that the correct data is being collected to achieve the objective(s) of the protocol.

Includes data management in the planning for the study.

Makes data management aware of the schedule and any special manual data entry that will be required.

Completes the study documentation that is required.

Data Analysis: Write SAS code for common statical analyses.

Understands and correctly uses validated SAS macros in the data analysis programs.

Understands program verification procedure; writes and executes program verification plans.

Conducts thorough and detailed reviews of project documentation, program algorithms and analysis outputs.

Interprets the analysis output clearly and effectively.

Identifies data analysis related issues and resolves promptly Post Analysis Activities: Participates in the creation of the verification plan and line listings.

Prepares and reviews statistical sections contained in submissions and other publications.

Prepares statistical summaries in a timely manner for team and management review.


Influence exerted at peer level and occasionally at first levels of management.

Plans, organizes, and prioritizes own daily work routine to meet established schedule.

Exercises authority and judgment within defined limits to determine appropriate action.

Failure to achieve results or erroneous decisions or recommendations may cause delays and may result in the allocation of additional resources Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills are required.

Will perform this job in a quality system environment.

Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.

Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors.

Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.


B.S. Statistics (or related field) + 1 year experience or MS/PhD in Statistics (or related field) SAS programming, statistical writing, experience in data analysis. Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting IVDs and Biologics.

Preferred Qualifications: R programming is a plus.

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