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Abbott Manager - Medical Affairs in Lake Forest, 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.

Primary Job Function:

Works with medical directors to execute medical affairs strategies and complete medical affairs projects. Focus of responsibilities can be on any part of the product lifecycle from research through the on-market phase. Activities can include development of key medical and research contacts across a variety of disease state areas, development and implementation of clinical study protocols, development and execution of clinical studies, medical input/support for product development, medical support for customer inquiries and medical assessment of on market product issues. Must be able to review, synthesize data clearly and present conclusions to medical directors. Will need to be able to work independently, within an internal cross functional team and with external partners.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

  • Execute Medical Affairs strategies in consultation with their manager

  • Will work collaboratively with internal stake holders and Manager to evaluate various opportunities to address medical needs.

  • Conduct research activities in a scientific, efficient and compliant way, with due regard to applicable policies, processes and procedures and national regulations, and alignment with areas of strategic research interest for relevant products/therapeutic areas.

  • Establish medical and scientific information for Abbott products and products in development, and ensure that medical information is of high quality and communicated in an accurate, balanced, timely and compliant way.

  • Explain complex medical issues to non-medical personnel

  • Be accountable for understanding compliance requirements, risk identification and assessment, mitigation planning as well as implementation and monitoring of appropriate internal controls.

  • Ensure adherence to applicable company standards, policies and procedures.

  • Ensure compliance with all training requirements for staff.

  • Travel: up to 10%

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Medical Degree (MD). Clinical experience preferred or PhD in Life Science and 3+ years of experience in either clinical research or IVD industry

Preferred Experience, Education, etc.:

  • MD highly preferred but will consider PhD in any: Microbiology, Virology, Oncology, Chemistry, or Organic Chemistry.

  • Clinical research work experience, which includes math and/or statistics background, out of any of the following industries/employers: medical device, private medical practice, hospital medicine, internal medicine, healthcare or medical groups.

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