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Research Scientist I

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.

**About Abbott**

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 has developed a novel point-of-care in vitro molecular diagnostic platform, the ID NOW, based on its proprietary isothermal nucleic acid amplification technology (iNAT). The ID NOW is capable of detecting a DNA or RNA target in less than fifteen minutes from a crude lysate, with exquisite sensitivity and specificity. The ID NOW Influenza A & B, Strep A and RSV tests were recently granted CLIA waivers, with the Influenza A & B test being the first molecular test to obtain such a status.

Our location in Westbrook, ME currently has an opportunity for **Research Scientist I** **.** The Scientist will perform studies and documentation focused on product development, specifically the later stages associated with design freeze and verification and validation studies.


+ Perform product development studies at the later stages such as design freeze and verification studies for regulatory submissions

+ Write protocols and reports and perform data analysis under Design Control

+ Perform remediation studies and documentation as required by the Quality Management System

+ Demonstrate technical proficiency in molecular techniques as required

+ Troubleshoot and identify areas of improvement for studies that will be used in regulatory submissions


+ B.S./M.S. in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry, or a closely related field with a minimum of 5 years of full-time laboratory experience in an industrial setting.​

+ MS Preferred.

+ Hands-on nucleic acid amplification and detection technologies experience

+ Extensive experience in statistical analysis and associated software such as JMP

+ Strong technical writing skills and attention to detail

+ Experience with writing verification and validation protocols and reports

+ Experience with drafting design control documentation

+ Strong knowledge of the processes required by the Quality Management System

+ Strong knowledge of the molecular rapid technology and point of care diagnostics field

+ Inventive, with ability to implement novel ideas in development processes and documentation

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

+ Familiar with CLSI guidelines for designing studies that will be used for regulatory submissions


+ At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

+ A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority (Manufacturing roles only)

+ Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled (Manufacturing roles only)

+ **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:

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.

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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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Research Scientist I

Full time
Westbrook, ME 04092

Published on 05/08/2021

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