Abbott Research Information Scientist in Abbott Park, Illinois

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their 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, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

A Biomedical and Business Searcher to define and conduct scientific, business, and IP-related searches. Review, analyze and synthesize search results. Present deliverables to clients to enable assessments, and to support decision-making within R&D and overall business processes.

Main outputs are:

  • Conducts literature searches

  • Provides research results with value-added analysis

  • Creates and monitors current awareness on industry related topics

Key Responsibilities

  • Defines search strategy and relevant criteria (databases, indexing, keywords)

  • Conducts accurate, comprehensive, literature searches in scientific, business, legal and news databases

  • Supports project based searching, including searches related to competitive intelligence

  • Consults with business, scientific or legal clients to determine research needs and applies appropriate information strategies to solving problems

  • Creates and delivers well researched reports that are clearly structured, and that address the issue

  • Monitors, updates, and improves knowledge and expertise with respect to information research tools and resources

Key Skills

  • B.S. in Science required, with at least 5-7 years relevant experience in healthcare, corporate or library setting

  • MS degree in Library Science and/or a combination of relevant searching experience preferred

  • Strong proficiency of secondary research tools and information retrieval techniques using databases andplatforms such as Medline, Embase, lnspec, STN, Factiva, Proquest Dialog, Thomson ONE

  • Ability to review, analyze and synthesize technical information

  • Ability to work with clients to develop solutions that meet expectations and deliver value

  • High customer focus, flexibility, initiative, ability to prioritize workload, high accuracy, diligence and a fast responder

  • Excellent people skills, ability to work well in a team and in an individual capacity, and willingness to take the lead on initiatives or as assigned

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn, and continuously develops talents, skills and abilities

  • Takes ownership of results, approaching work with a winning attitude

  • Excellent problem solving skills, verbal and written communication skills

  • Professional attitude to allow agile and proactive responses to changing business demands and opportunities

  • Fluency in English (any other language is an advantage)

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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