• Research Scientist, Clinical Assay Development

    Abbott Santa Rosa, CA 95404

    Job #2047743466

  • 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 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

    The Research Scientist, Clinical Assay Development position is located in Santa Rosa, CA. This position will provide LDT development leadership for multiple clinical assays on immunoassay platforms. Serves as a subject matter expert to other departments for Clinical Assay Development and provides training to the Clinical Scientists. Performs responsibilities meeting project commitments and in compliance with applicable procedures; regulations and standards.


    • Designs, conducts and leads LDT development for immunoassay tests and panels on routine core lab immunoassay analyzers.

    • Designs and executes experiments, applies advanced knowledge of instrument platform to adjust assay file parameters to achieve desired results.

    • Analyzes data from multiple experiments, formulates conclusions and determines future experiments. Integrates data and identifies critical process variables

    • Presents scientific observations to others, supervises and trains lower-level scientists. Provides consultation to others on technical issues.

    • Anticipates, recognizes and resolves technical problems, identifies new direction for LDT development in collaboration with the Principal Scientist.

    • Serves as the subject matter expert for Immunoassay platform.

    • Appropriately documents experimental procedures and results according to established guidelines

    • Facilitates the development of pre-feasibility, feasibility and test validation timelines in coordination with the Principal Scientist.

    • Supports clinical studies as needed (e.g. clinical co-relation studies for the new developed tests

    • Performs literature and competitive intelligence searches to support the development of LDTs and processes

    • Integrates medical/physiological relevance of biomarkers with assay design to arrange, support, and design LDTs

    • Supports clinical research team with the review and monitoring of clinical study data.

    • Lead and participate in training and educational opportunities for personal development and cross-training within the organization. Responsible for training organization on Clinical Assay Development processes and systems; as applicable

    • Accountable for development of LDTs for clinical markers within the scope of the project.

    • Accountable for scheduled completion dates. Accountable for early identification of issues or

    • risks to projects and plans for resolution. Responsible for mentoring; training and cross-training of others within

    • the organization.

    • This position works with a high degree of competence in Clinical Assay Development. The Research Scientist works in collaboration with the Principal Scientist and has the required autonomy in conducting R&D activities for developing clinical assays.


    • PhD in Biological Science or Medical Specialty preferred

    • Minimum of 4 years experience in clinical test development in a clinical research environment or a research laboratory with automated IVD assay/instrument experience, including data analysis, interpretation and management presentation experience.

    • Experience writing technical reports, presenting results and working with electronic document management systems

    • Experience in presenting key results and recommendations to Senior Leadership are preferred


    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

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    An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

    We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

    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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