Abbott Intermediate Scientist, R&D (12 month contract) - Abbott Point of Care (Ottawa) in Ottawa, Ontario

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your 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, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Abbott Point of Care is a worldwide leader in providing with-patient care solutions that are intuitive, reliable, and cost-effective for our customers. By delivering lab-quality results in minutes, our i-STAT® System family of with-patient products and services fosters a collaborative, patient-centred environment while driving operational performance. We are headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, with more than 1,500 global employees and a presence in 84 countries. Our 46,500 square metre, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, Abbott Pointe, is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Status : Temporary, Full Time (12 months)

Position Overview:

As an Intermediate Scientist in the R&D Systems Engineering group, you will be a key technical contributor in a project-oriented environment. The individual must be flexible and be able to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities. This position requires someone who can work Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


  • Supporting product architecture, requirements structure, risk documentation and traceability schemes and/or

  • Supporting new products, systems, inventions and solve problems, and/or

  • Supporting the redesign of existing products and systems to improve performance, reliability and manufacturability while reducing overall costs.

  • Other miscellaneous duties as may be required.

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Design Controls with respect to development of Class II medical device products including but not limited to: Planning, Input requirements, Outputs, Design Reviews, Verification, Validation, Design Transfer, Change Control and Design History File.

  • Knowledge of FDA regulations for in vitro diagnostic manufacturer is an asset

  • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, as evidenced by the ability to organize experiments, interpret results, and draw conclusions.

  • Strong protocol design, technical writing skills are critical for this position

  • Knowledge of electrochemical sensor design, manufacture and performance is an asset.

  • Knowledge of IBM Rational DOORS is an asset.

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a multi-departmental environment.

  • Strong verbal and written communication. Ability to read, critique and interpret scientific and medical literature.

  • You must be a self-starter and have the ability to follow instructions and use good judgment.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Minimum requirements are successful completion of an undergraduate BSc physical sciences or Engineering; post-graduate degree preferred.

  • Minimum 1- 3 years direct or related research experience, preferably in an industrial R&D setting, with electrochemical sensors, assay design, reagents, disposables and instrumentation development.

Abbott Canada is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of individuals without discrimination based on factors such as race, sex, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion, disability, age, citizenship, family or marital status, political beliefs, sexual preference or other factors included in human rights legislation.

Our diversity goals for recruitment, hiring, and retention are embedded in our corporate goals, and our diversity initiatives are supported by the highest level of the organization.

We strongly believe that a diverse workforce fosters more creative and innovative thinking throughout the organization. Creating an inclusive environment, where everyone is respected and valued, enables us to leverage our diversity as a business driver and strengthens our position as a global leader.

Abbott strives to promote and maintain an inclusive, high-performing culture that allows all employees to reach their full potential and contribute to Abbott’s success.

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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