Scientist in Des Plaines, Illinois | DiversityInc Careers


At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your 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, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.

Primary Function

Conceives, plans, designs, conducts and document studies.

Analyzes and presents data to team.

Provides technical direction and feedback to others. Interacts with other groups and shares information; participates in team activities.

Minimum Education and Experience

B.S./M.S. degree with 2+ years research or industrial experience.

Expertise and Skills

Independently designs and executes a series of experiments.

Applies quantitative methods: analyzes data, summarizes data, evaluates results, independently formulates conclusions, and determines future experiments.

Applies scientific knowledge to projects.

Understands and consistently follows documented procedures.

Prioritize experiments and multi-task.

Defines project tasks goals and is responsible for timely task completion.

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

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

Flexibility to occasionally work late shifts is preferred.

Leadership Activities

Presents study design and results to large and diverse groups.

Reviews, evaluates, and critiques presentations for others.

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

Participates in project planning, updates, and process improvements.

Builds (productive) working relationships across functional areas.