Research Scientist II

at Abbott in South Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

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 114,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

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.

The Opportunity

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.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Scientist II , focused on technical documentation, within the Research & Development team at our Abbott Rapid Diagnostics business. In this role, you will help support on market products for the BinaxNOW and ID NOW platforms by supporting the development and creation of high-quality written content for internal and external audiences.

Abbott Rapid Diagnostics is part of Abbott’s 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.

What You’ll Do

+ Participate in a Quality Management Systems Program, with the primary responsibility being the creation of high-quality written content to support regulatory submissions.

+ Daily interaction with technical documentation, documentation tasks to be performed with high-throughput and attention to detail

+ Required to proofread, prepare, create, review, edit, and/or update Quality and Technical Documents including, but not limited to: SOPs, Design Control Documentation (Design and Development Plan, Customer Requirements, Product Requirements, Design Outputs, Design Verification Protocol and Reports), Technical Reports, Risk Management Documentation including FMEAs

+ Understands and is aware of the quality consequences which may occur from the improper product performance; has awareness of device defects that may occur in their area of responsibility, including product design, verification and validation, manufacturing, and testing activities

+ Plans and works on projects of moderate complexity under limited to no supervision

+ May have supervisor duties for small teams and may direct staff in their day to day work and assist in problem solving.

+ Demonstrate technical proficiency in general laboratory techniques

+ Conduct experiments of a varied nature in support of on-market products

+ Works with multidisciplinary team including other scientists, researchers, and technicians.

+ Analyze experimental results and provide written reports and oral presentations to executives

+ Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal/external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company’s policies and practices; build productive internal/external working relationships

+ Carries out duties in compliance with established business policies

+ Adapt rapidly to a changing industry and be able to adjust responsibilities, time and objectives accordingly

+ Perform other duties & projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications

+ Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry, or related technical field

+ Minimum of 5+ years of progressively responsible positions in a research development environment with laboratory and technical writing experience working under design control and developing human in vitro diagnostic tests for commercialization in the U.S and OUS

+ Ability to work as part of a team with excellent communication skills

+ Problem-solving skills combined with analytical skills and attention to detail

+ Experience owning the end-to-end documentation creating process

+ Proficiency with Microsoft Office, specifically in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

+ Must be able to productively generate quality documentation to meet program timelines


+ Project planning

+ Team leadership

+ Comprehension of scientific literature and terminology

+ Practical laboratory skills

+ Ability in mathematics and computer literacy

+ Good communication skills, capable of communicating ideas to colleagues and customers

+ Problem-solving skills and good organizational skills

+ Understanding of the commercial value of their work

+ Firm knowledge of science and the ability to apply basic principles and techniques.

The base pay for this position is $64,000.00 – $128,000.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

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

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Job Posting: JC255646946

Posted On: Feb 22, 2024

Updated On: Mar 28, 2024

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