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Senior Scientist - Diagnostics Product Development

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Scarborough
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Job Description:

At Abbott, diverse

ideas, perspectives, and expertise allow us to create life-changing solutions that help people live healthier lives. In

150 countries and with businesses spanning nutrition, diagnostics, medical

devices, and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott offers you enormous

opportunities to explore your interests and help you achieve your career and

personal goals.


Scientist/Project Lead who will manage and coordinate R&D projects and the

assigned team members to meet project, company and organization goals. Further, this role will also help with continuous

improvement within assay and product development processes. Successful

candidates will join an exciting and fast-paced team focused on improving human

health worldwide through this highly innovative molecular diagnostics platform.


Rapid Diagnostics (formerly Alere) is part of Abbotts Diagnostics family of

businesses, bringing together exceptional teams of experts and industry-leading technologies to support

diagnostic testing which provides important

information for treatment and management of diseases and other conditions.

    • Manage and support R&D projects through

      feasibility and/or development, transfer and product launch
    • Manage projects by developing study designs, work

      streams, timelines and deliverables while driving project execution to

      meet corporate expectations
    • This position may manage several research and

      development employees
    • Delegate project activities and responsibilities in

      order to meet project objectives
    • Work within the established design

      control process for product development and transfer new products from

      R&D into manufacturing
    • Works as part of a multi-disciplinary

      team with other scientists, chemists, engineers and manufacturing

      personnel on product transfer efforts
    • Critically analyze data generated by team members and

      draw conclusions that can be scientifically supported and communicate

      results as needed to the supervisor, R&D team members,

      multidisciplinary teams, and to members of the executive team
    • Demonstrate technical proficiency in

      molecular techniques, creativity, collaboration with others and

      independent thought
    • Provide technical expertise on

      relevant project concepts, investigate problem areas, and areas of

      desirable product improvement
    • Escalate issues which cannot be

      resolved by the team
    • Ensure documentation is complete and meets defined

    • Good communication skills, capable of

      communicating ideas to colleagues

    • Understanding of the commercial value

      of the work


        • MS degree in biology, biochemistry, microbiology, or

          closely related field with 7+ years of relevant industry experience
        • Hands-on knowledge of nucleic acid amplification and

          detection technologies experience
        • Hands-on molecular diagnostic product development

          experience in a Design Control environment

        • Demonstrated proficiency and expertise in product development

          through published papers, patents, launched products, and/or presentations
        • Demonstrated ability to lead complex projects with

          minimal supervision



          working under design control and with FDA regulatory submissions

          • Experience with leading and executing V&V studies

            for IVD product development
          • Work with clinical samples using molecular diagnostic

          • Inventive, with ability to implement ideas in the

          • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting capabilities,

            with good attention to detail
          • Ability to work as part of a team
          • Prior experience leading a small team consisting of

            Scientists and Research Associates on product development activities from

            feasibility to product transfer


            • Ph.D. biology, biochemistry, microbiology, or closely

              related field with 3+ years of relevant industry experience



              of the procedures, processes, record keeping, software systems and

              infrastructure of product development and product transfer is highly desirable

              • Understanding of the internal

                regulatory requirements of bringing new products to market
              • Isothermal nucleic acid amplification experience a plus

                About Abbott
                At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their 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.

                An equal opportunity

                employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

                We provide reasonable accommodation to

                qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation, please

                send an email to

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