Abbott Principal Scientist, Assay Technology Development in San Diego, California
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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health.
Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations — with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics.
Abbott is currently looking for a dynamic individual who will provide molecular diagnostic assay development experience and expertise to further populate the pipeline of tests to be performed on the platform. The Scientist will perform studies focused on the design, screening, development and optimization of novel assays, as well as expanding the capabilities of the core technology.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Independently perform assay development studies, from initial design through validation
Perform research related to improving, altering and expanding core technology capabilities including development of new molecular tools and implementation of mechanistic studies
Optimize sample preparation and detection approaches coupled to the core iNAT technologies
Proficiency in all areas of developing assays including sample preparation, quality control, specification setting, documentation and test execution
Investigate problem areas and areas of desirable product improvement
Work as a member of a team on assay development efforts, as well as on independent development and improvement projects
Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with other scientists, chemists, engineers and manufacturing personnel
Demonstrate technical proficiency in molecular techniques
Perform high level analysis of experimental results
Provide data summaries, written reports and oral presentations to executives
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING
Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, microbiology, or closely related field
Minimum eight years (Ph.D.) of assay development experience in an industrial setting
Hands-on nucleic acid amplification and detection technologies experience, with isothermal nucleic acid amplification experience a plus
Demonstrated proficiency and expertise in assay development through published papers, patents and/or presentations
Demonstrated ability to lead complex projects with minimal supervision
Experience with nucleic acid sample preparation methods, including rapid technologies
Work with clinical samples using molecular diagnostic technologies
Inventive, with ability to implement ideas in the laboratory
Good communication skills, capable of communicating ideas to colleagues
Excellent analytical and troubleshooting capabilities, with good attention to detail
Ability to work as part of a team
Hands-on molecular diagnostic product development experience a plus
Knowledge of enzymatic and other protein assays is a plus
WHAT WE OFFER
At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
Paid time off
401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities
Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx
Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.
Connect with us at www.abbott.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.
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 email@example.com
- Abbott Jobs