Abbott Global Service Data Scientist in Des Plaines, Illinois

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

Leads projects. Provides technical review, direction, and feedback to others. Conducts advanced research.

Main Responsibilities

Designs and conducts experiments, accomplishes established milestones and summarizes data, interprets, results and draws conclusions.

Evaluates data using analytical methodologies to achieve results.

Recommends options for future experiments.

Presents scientific observations to others.

Trains lower-level scientists.

Expertise and Problem Solving: Identifies technical alternatives.

Utilizes multiple analytical instruments.

Anticipates, recognizes and resolves technical problems.

Understands machine language (e.g. Python, R, Java or similar)

Evaluate instrument operation, identify predictive failures, and generate appropriate algorithms based on reliability/statistical data

Project Planning: Participates in project planning, updates and process improvements.

Implements project plans comprehending resource, budget, facility and regulatory requirements.

Translates top-level goals to specific project level goals for individual team member.

Establishes and reviews complex plans for multiple projects or activities.

Plans resource allocation and distribution.

Lab Safety: Participates in lab safety.

Documentation: Appropriately documents experimental procedures and results according to established guidelines.


Across functional areas/programs within division.

Contributes to project plan.

Responsible for project completion.


Ph.D. plus 2 years of research or industrial experience or B.S./M.S. with equivalency*.

*Equivalency to Ph.D. defines as ability to hypothesize, design own experiments, draw conclusions and provide direction. Basic Computer Skills. Advanced Knowledge of multiple analytical instruments.


Product Development


AMD Molecular


United States > Des Plaines : 1350 East Touhy Avenue





Yes, 15 % of the Time




Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

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