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Senior Scientist IV


Posted Wednesday, April 3, 2024


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Alameda, CA
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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.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life.

You'll also have access to:
  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor's degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.
We are currently looking for a Senior Scientist IV for our Alameda, CA facility.

The Opportunity

This position is an onsite opportunity in the Abbott Diabetes Care Division. We are helping people with Diabetes lead healthier, happier lives. As a global leader in diabetes care, Abbott is constantly working to deliver the highest quality products and unwavering support to our customers. Consistent and accurate glucose monitoring is the foundation of any diabetes management plan, so we're committed to continuous improvement in the way patients and professionals measure, track and analyze glucose levels.

This is an onsite daily opportunity in Alameda, CA.

What You'll Do

Lead and conduct applied research into improved technology for the continuous in-vivo measurement of various analytes through design, construction and characterization of prototype devices and/or design and execution of laboratory experiments and clinical studies.

Biomedical research scientist. Responsible for designing and evaluating prototype devices, laboratory studies and clinical studies to assess new technology for the continuous in-vivo measurement of various analytes.

Essential functions:
  • Provide technical leadership to ongoing development of Abbott Diabetes Care prototype continuous in-vivo sensors and products.
  • Devise and execute laboratory experiments and/or clinical studies to evaluate changes and improvements in new prototype sensors as well as existing products.
  • Support hardware/software development of prototype electronics for novel in-vivo electrochemical measurement techniques. Engage with outside vendors to further electronics and/or software development.
  • Support biocompatibility testing of various sensor components. Troubleshoot biocompatibility results to alter sensor composition.
  • Engage with outside vendors to source biologics as well as polymeric membrane materials.
  • Hire and manage junior and senior staff Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and performing other duties as assigned by management
Note: This job description describes the principal and main elements of the job. It is a guide to the nature and main duties of the job as they currently exist, but is not intended as a wholly comprehensive or permanent representation

Experience/Education You'll Bring


BA or BS in Physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, biology, biomedical engineering, materials science and/or other relevant scientific disciplines. MS or Ph.D. preferred.

  • Ph. D. plus 7 years, or MS plus 10 years, or BA/BS plus 14 years experience in advanced research in industrial or academic setting.
  • Laboratory technique consistent with a skilled, experienced professional.
  • Capable of literature research and current in the appropriate literature of his/her field of expertise.
  • Able to present orally and in writing at a professional level.
  • Able to perform proficiently under up-to-date regulatory requirements.
  • Electrochemical sensor development.
  • Biocompatibility of implanted devices.
  • Hardware/software development for on-body electrochemical instrumentation.
  • Membrane polymers for electrochemical sensors.
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* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life.

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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The base pay for this position is $144,100.00 - $288,300.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Contact Information


The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.
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