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Abbott Senior Bioinformatics Scientist II in Abbott Park, Illinois

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.


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 pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations — with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and your 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 (https://www.abbott.com/corpnewsroom/strategy-and-strength/tackling-student-debt-for-our-employees.html) student debt program, and FreeU (https://www.abbott.com/corpnewsroom/strategy-and-strength/college-degree-for-free-its-possible-with-freeu.html) 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 the best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

Our Diagnostics business currently has an opportunity for the role of Senior Bioinformatics Scientist II for our Abbott Park (Waukegan, Illinois) location. The primary function of this position is to manage biologic sequence data as well as collect, generate, and manage descriptive and analytic data related to such bioinformatics data. The Bioinformatics Scientist enables colleagues to access bioinformatics data and continuously improves the quality and accessibility of bioinformatics data.

What You’ll Work On

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

  • Designs and conducts experiments, accomplishes established milestones, organizes and summarizes data, interprets and reports results, draws conclusions. Evaluates data using analytical methodologies to achieve results. Recommends options for future analyses. Presents scientific observations to others.

  • Expertise and Problem Solving: Leverages experience in biology, computer science, modeling, statistics, analytics and math to derive insights from large biological sequence data sets. Maintains knowledge of sequencing technologies and their applications. Identifies technical alternatives. Anticipates, recognizes and resolves technical problems.

  • Project Planning: Participates in project planning, updates and process improvements. Implements project plans comprehending resource, budget, facility and regulatory requirements. Translates top-level goals to specific project level goals for the individual team member. Establishes and reviews complex plans for multiple projects or activities. Liaise with Global Information Technology, Asset Management, and Software Quality on behalf of project stakeholders. Plans resource allocation and distribution.

  • Scientific Leadership: Submits ideas for inventions or publications and participates in application and report generation.

  • Economic Profitability: Provide direction to project team to meet economic profitability (EP) profile for the project (product cost analysis).

  • Documentation: Appropriately documents experimental procedures and results according to established guidelines.

  • Position addresses problems of systems integration, compatibility, and multiple platforms.

  • Translates business needs into technical systems solutions.



  • Associates Degree or higher required; Bachelors Degree with strong focus on Computer Science field preferred.

  • Minimum 4 years experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters Degree.

  • SQL database and BASH (shell) experience preferred.

  • Cloud computing experience preferred.

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx . Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity. Connect with us at www.abbott.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott , and Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

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The base pay for this position is $83,000.00 – $166,000.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com