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Scientist 1 Chemical Product Testing (31030901)




Full Time


St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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.

Scientist I Chemical & Physical Product Testing St Paul, MN

Abbott’s Structural Heart division is a high growth business division working on Ventures Trans-Catheter Mitral Valves and novel Structural Heart therapies, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives. Our 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

The Scientist I– Chemical and Physical Product Testing will work within a team focused on chemical and physical testing of solutions and materials to support routine manufacturing and engineering projects. The position will report to a chemistry supervisor or manager.


  • Sample handling and sample/standard preparation

  • Perform wet chemistry testing to support incoming chemicals/materials per USP methodologies.

  • Support for routine manufacturing and internal product development using analytical instrumentation such as TOC, DSC, FT-IR, and HPLC in high-throughput environment.

  • Execution and documentation of work adhering to good documentation practices (GDP), good laboratory practices (GLP), and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

  • Support test method development and validation

  • Support investigational analysis on medical devices and components

  • Perform daily verifications of balances, pH meter, and Milli-Q water systems.

  • Maintain lab equipment due for monthly calibration (pipettes, thermometers, timers).

  • Ensure laboratory cleanliness is maintained and chemical inventory is well stocked.

  • Follow Abbott Quality Policy by adhering to documented Standard Operating Procedures and work Instructions.


Required Qualifications

  • BA or BS in chemistry

  • Experience with routine laboratory/wet chemistry work

  • Experience with lab equipment and analysis

  • Ability to perform standard mathematic/statistical calculations in Microsoft Excel

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Knowledge and application of good documentation GDP, GLP, and GMP

  • Ability to follow direction and be effective with some supervision

  • Knowledge and application of Microsoft suite of applications

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 years experience working in a chemistry lab setting

  • Experience with TOC, DSC, FT-IR, HPLC

  • Experience documenting laboratory work in electronic/paper notebook system according to GMP guidelines.

  • Experience with Empower software and LabVantage LIMS software.

  • Possess strong attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work in fast-moving environment where priorities frequently change.

Working Conditions:

  • Working in lab environment with proper safety equipment.

  • Working with common laboratory chemicals and biological tissue.

  • Working while sitting and /or standing.


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

  • Student Loan Repayment 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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