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Principal Scientist - Clinical Assay Development

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Gurnee
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.Principal ScientistGurnee, ILAbbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countriesAbout AbbottDiagnostic testing is a compass, providing information that helps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a range of health conditions.Abbott's life-changing tests and diagnostic tools give you accurate, timely information to better manage your health. We're empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbott's diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people.Our location in Gurnee, IL currently has an opportunity for a Principal Scientist within our Toxicology business unit. This scientist will provide development leadership for multiple lab developed tests (LDT) and serve as subject matter expert on chemistry and immunoassay instrument platforms. They will execute experiments to meet project commitments in compliance with applicable procedures; regulations and standards and provide training to Clinical Laboratory Scientists. This role sits in our Rapid Diagnostics Division, and Toxicology Business Unit.WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Designs and executes experiments for LDT development, applies knowledge of instrument platform to adjust assay file parameters to achieve desired results.
  • Analyzes data from multiple experiments, formulates conclusions and determines future experiments. Integrates data and identifies critical process variables.
  • Able to solve a range of straightforward problems and analyze possible solutions using standard procedures
  • May contribute to developing study related materials and assist with writing reports. May also assist with the oversight of vendors.
  • Presents scientific observations to others, directs and trains lower-level scientists. Provides consultation to others on technical issues.
  • Anticipates, recognizes, and resolves technical problems,
  • Appropriately documents experimental procedures and results according to established guidelines.
  • Facilitates the development of pre-feasibility, feasibility and test validation timelines in coordination with the Lead Scientist and other team members.
  • Supports required clinical studies as needed (e.g. clinical co-relation studies for the newly developed tests).
  • Ensures the clinical studies adhere to the assigned protocol and all applicable regulatory standards. Notify appropriate study management when concerns exist.
  • Trains internal clinical laboratory professionals to ensure compliance with established protocols.
  • Accountable for development of LDTs for clinical markers within the scope of the project.
  • Accountable for scheduled completion dates. Accountable for early identification of issues or risks to projects and plans for resolution. Responsible for mentoring; training and cross-training of others within the organization.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING
    • PhD with 4 years of experience or B.S in biological or physical sciences with 10 + years of progressively responsible positions in a research development environment.
    • Experience in clinical test development in a clinical research environment or a research laboratory with automated IVD assay/instrument experience, including data analysis, interpretation and management presentation experience.
    • 4+ years research experience on Alinity ci platforms (Chemistry / Immunoassay test methods)
    • Must have demonstrated strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, presentation, analytical, organizational skills, and the ability to interpret study data, to meet deadlines as well as the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees.
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook programs and relevant clinical applications.
      • Experience writing technical reports, presenting results and working with electronic document management systems
      • Experience in presenting key results and recommendations to Senior Leadership are preferredWHAT WE OFFER At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
        • A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority
        • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled
        • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
        • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
        • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
        • Paid time off
        • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
        • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communitiesLearn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.Connect with us at , on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

Keywords: Abbott Laboratories, Waukegan , Principal Scientist - Clinical Assay Development, Healthcare , Gurnee, Illinois

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