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Abbott Design / Product Development Engineer in Abbott Park, Illinois

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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Technical lead for Immunoassay and clinical chemistry assay development. Overseeing assays through the development process from verification through launch. Job responsibilities includes, drafting verification and characterization protocols, leading technical investigation, and approval of protocols, records, deliverables, labeling and submissions.

Strong technical background in immunoassay and/or clinical chemistry assay development.

Designs and conducts experiments, summarizes data, interpret results and draws conclusions. Recommends options for future experiments by presenting recommendations and rationale to management.

Drives project to meet critical milestones by working with other functional areas and linking critical path items.

Conducts research; develops new procedures related to R&D processes

Additional Main Responsibilities

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

Recommends options for other project approaches or experiments.

Internal data presentations within R&D organization.

Expertise and Problem Solving: Recognizes and resolves technical problems; evaluates options for complex experimental problems; utilizes analytical instruments.

Project Planning: Participates in project planning and updates; executes project plan; participates in defining project goals; develops timelines; comprehends resource requirements.

Lab Safety: Participates in routine maintenance and lab safety.

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


Within project - contributes to the definition and timely achievement of goals.


Note: This job description is not to be considered an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements and does not limit the assignment of additional duties for this role.

Additional Qualifications

B.S. plus 4 years minimum related lab/industrial experience or M.S. with 2 years minimum relevant experience or Ph.D. in a life or physical science. Basic Computer skills. Knowledge of analytical instruments assigned by supervisor.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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