Abbott Statistician / Data Scientist in Donegal Town, Ireland

Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150+ countries and employs approximately 97,000 people.

In Ireland, Abbott has five business units, represented across eight manufacturing sites. The Abbott Diabetes Care division based in Donegal Town manufactures FreeStyle blood glucose test strips for use in diabetes management. Among Abbott Diabetes Care leading brands are the FreeStyle Precision, FreeStyle Lite and FreeStyle Libre system.

Job Specification:

  • Provide real time data analysis support to manufacturing in terms of process adjustments, material performance, investigations, programming and yield analysis.

  • Ability to independently data mine multiple large, complex datasets to answer specific research / investigation questions. Curiosity to dig deeper and access other documentation sources to understand the data.

  • The ability to strategically interpret statistical findings into a business significant context.

  • Develop and lead projects focused on enhancing statistical methodologies. This includes providing input to the site data strategy and ensure delivery of the strategy

  • Provides consulting on data analysis and statistical tools in support of trend analysis, root cause analysis, failure investigation, risk assessment, data management and data visualization to junior analysts and engineers.

  • Develop automated solutions that address specific analytical objectives and facilitate report generation and distribution of analyses.

  • Highly effective in presenting and communicating statistical results to lay audiences is required.


  • Bachelor's Degree in a quantitative field (i.e. Mathematics, Data Science, Statistics, Applied Statistics, Biostatistics etc.) preferred. Will consider relevant industry experience.

  • Ability to develop custom sampling plans and sample size calculations for production and validation activities.

  • Proficient in JMP / SAS statistical software (statistical analysis and programming) preferred but not essential. Training will be provided.

  • Experience with relational databases (for example: Oracle Databases, MySQL, Microsoft Access, etc.) is desirable.

  • An understanding of probability, statistical process control, hypothesis testing, non-parametric statistics, time series analysis, linear and logistic regression etc.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email