SR SCIENTIST III 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.

Position Summary

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.

Main 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 the design of experiments for others.

Identifies technical alternatives from literature review.

Applies basic computer skills (includes word processing, spreadsheets, instrumentation-related and Abbott network systems).

Produces reports and documents utilizing advanced writing skills.

Utilizes multiple analytical instruments; trains others in their operation.

Recognizes and resolves technical problems.


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.


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.