Abbott Scientist Associate, 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, 99,000 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-centered 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 meter, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, Abbott Point of Care, is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Status: Regular, 1 Year Contract

Position Overview:

As a member of our Chemistry Engineering Support Team, you will play a key role in improving product yields. You will identify and support the implementation of solution improvements to improve process and product yields, reduce production costs, and improve efficiency.

Your particular area of focus and responsibility will be supporting the Test Lab with special attention spent on process monitoring; validation, documentation and equipment support as well as CAPA related activities.


  • Owns all aspects of exception reports in the CAPA system.

  • Recommends and implements productivity improvements and process changes to improve product performance, quality and yield.

  • Defines, develops and implements process control and metrics in area of responsibility.

  • Employs consistent use of the scientific method and takes an organized approach to creative problem solving.

  • Maintains contact with managers and group members of related process engineering areas, including manufacturing, research and development, quality assurance area and test.

  • Keeps up to date with the latest technical developments in the related area, assesses and integrates appropriate changes to work practices.

  • Sets up control charts and process limits, plans and executes experiments and analyzes test data.

  • Develops & implements process specifications for solutions and raw materials. Writes validation reports, project reports, presents information to others.

  • Recommends and implements improvements and changes to processes, material and equipment usage.

  • Acts as a resource to manufacturing and test areas on issues of chemical preparation and solution quality. Maintains internal contacts with other process groups.

  • Ensures that all documentation is accurate and current, including software. Approves document changes, creates new documentation when required.

  • Support senior scientists in technical initiatives and solution or quality improvements.

  • Other miscellaneous duties as may be require

Required Education and Experience:

  • The typical minimum level of education to perform this job competently is completion of a University (Bachelor’s Degree) program in the specialized field of study (ex. Chemistry, Biochemistry).

  • Direct/indirect related work experience required for someone to perform this job competently is three to five years.

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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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