Senior Scientist - Enzymology or Molecular Biology

Abbott Laboratories
San Diego County, California, US
May 06, 2021
May 16, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
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 location in Carlsbad, CA, currently has an opportunity for a Sr. Scientist. The Sr. Scientist will have biochemistry/enzymology expertise to research projects and deliver on goals and objectives. Propose, design, set-up and validate biochemical assays and purification processes, with strong troubleshooting skills and attention to technical details.

  • Extensive practical knowledge of protein biochemistry and enzymology.
  • Critically analyze and interpret experimental data, including results from multi-functional teams. Document experiments in a thorough and timely manner.
  • Maintain knowledge of scientific and competitive advances from literature and conferences; propose and develop a forward plan of action.
  • Clear presentation of research outcomes and recommendations to cross-functional teams.
  • Foster a spirit of collaboration, teamwork, and motivation within the research team.
  • Evaluate and summarize data using analytical methodologies, interpret results, draw conclusions and recommend options for future experiments to achieve project goals.
  • Conceive, plan, design & conduct advanced independent research in compound, assay, process, product, or method development.
  • May act as lead scientist, project leader, or project contributor.
  • Provide technical direction and feedback to others.
  • Directly supervise technical personnel.
  • Design, plan & execute project related tasks.
  • Design experiments to test hypothesis related to project outcomes.
  • Apply advanced scientific knowledge to projects; determine priorities for experiments.
  • Independently design and execute experiments.
  • Assure experimental quality through sound, independent experimental design.
  • Identify technical alternatives from literature review.
  • Recognize & resolve technical problems.


  • BS/MS Degree in the sciences
  • Formal training in one of the following main fields of study is needed: Biochemistry, Enzymology or Molecular Biology.
  • Experience in protein purification and demonstrated use of multiple protein purification technologies, such as Protein A, Size Exclusion, Ion Exchange and HIC required.

  • Ph.D. in a life or physical science preferred with up to two years research or industrial experience Formal training in one of the following main fields of study strongly preferred; Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular, Cellular & Development Biology, Cellular Physiology or Molecular Biology
  • Experience with automated chromatography systems would be helpful
  • Experience with presenting results of projects both internally & externally; present complex technical data to large and diverse groups
  • Ability to train others on the theoretical and practical basis of techniques, processes and assays
  • Familiar with project planning, process updates, & experimental design Prepares & align impact goals with department goals


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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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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