Abbott Senior Scientist I in Alameda, California

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.

We have an exciting new Senior Scientist I opening at Abbott Diabetes Care in Alameda, working on next generation product development for our FreeStyle Libre sensor. Off the back of our FreeStyle Libre product growth since launching it in the USA at the beginning of 2018, we are expanding rapidly to meet the needs of the market.


Responsible for designing and evaluating biosensors or components thereof. This includes the development of original designs for measurement devices, devising testing and analytical evaluation schemes to best characterize the effectiveness of designs, and to further the optimization of design elements.

Other responsibilities include:

  • selection of chemistry raw materials compatible with intended manufacturing processes

  • establish product and material requirements

  • develop project plans

  • determine methods to verify and validate requirements

  • conduct and participate in design reviews

  • develop and validate analytical methods

  • hire and manage junior and senior staff

Minimum Education:

BS, MS or Ph.D. in Chemistry, chemical engineering, or a relevant physical or life science.

Minimum Experience:

5-15 years in a relevant industrial or academic setting. The number of years experience necessary is related to the degree held (more for a bachelors degree, less for a Ph.D.) and the nature of the experience. Knowledge of laboratory techniques consistent with a skilled, experienced professional. Capable of literature research and current in the appropriate literature of his/her field of expertise. Able to present orally and in writing at a professional level. Able to perform proficiently under up to date regulatory requirements.

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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