Principal Technical Scientist

5 - 7 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/22/18
Des Plaines, IL
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/22/18


Abbott Molecular has an opening for Principal Technical Scientist. This individual conceives, designs, conducts and leads advanced independent or multi-disciplinary research driven by strategic business needs. Provides technical review of experimental results. Serves as a technical role model to others. Provides consultation to others on technical issues. Interacts with other groups and shares information; participates in team activities.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.
  • Understands and consistently follows documented procedures.
  • Identifies/communicates to other areas in the division implications of relevant scientific observations.
  • Conceives, plans, and executes projects related to the strategic needs of the division.
  • Independently designs and executes a series of experiments to test hypotheses related to project outcomes.
  • Applies advance scientific knowledge to projects.
  • Utilizes DOE where appropriate.
  • Ensures quality through sound experimental design, execution and evaluation.
  • Assists in the design of experiments for others.
  • Identifies new directions for research from literature review.
  • Applies basic computer skills (includes word processing, spreadsheets, instrumentation related and Abbott network systems).
  • Produces reports and documents utilizing advanced writing skills.
  • Utilizes multiple analytical instruments; trains others in their operation.
  • Anticipates, recognizes, and resolves technical problems.


Ph.D. in a life or physical science with typically 6+ years advanced research or industrial
experience; Or B.S./M.S. degree with research experience sufficient to demonstrate equivalency.

Required Background:

Product FMEAs, Specifications product Development of customer requirements; design history files; risk management files


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