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Abbott Laboratory Information System Specialist - Quality Assurance - Nutrition - Columbus, OH in Columbus, Ohio

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.

Laboratory Information System Specialist - Quality Assurance


About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Our nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands – including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® – to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

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:

  • 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, Medical Benefits start day 1

  • Vacation – 3 weeks accrued vacation (1st yr. is prorated) + vacation buy program + 3 personal days + 10 paid holidays

  • Company Paid Pension Plan

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match of 5%

  • 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 a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

The Opportunity

The Abbott Nutrition (AN) Laboratory Information Systems Specialist position works out of our Columbus, OH location in the Nutrition Division .

The Laboratory Information Systems (LIMS) Specialist has an in-depth knowledge of and experience in laboratory testing data systems and requirements. The position is responsible for:

  • Management of the Laboratory Data Management systems

  • Reviews and approves master data change requests

  • Assures escalations of changes with potential major impact to the global AN network

  • Confirms people, culture, and knowledge transfer management

  • Leads, coordinates, and performs testing, verification, and validation of user and system requirements

  • Management of the Laboratory Data Management business processes

  • Analyzes and drives standardization of the LIMS Data Management business processes

  • Creates and updates necessary policies, processes, and SOPs and works to drive decisions and approvals necessary to stay compliant to the quality system requirements for the AN LIMS Data Management business processes

  • Works directly with user groups to understand specific business processes, drivers, and strategy across multiple sites and departments

  • Supports the Laboratory Data Management systems

  • Identifies and addresses any needs associated with the management, maintenance, and effective business use of quality information systems for multiple user groups and areas globally

  • Keeps commitments to and achieves attainment of key milestones and obtains alignment with the overall AN strategy

  • Recognizes and communicates resulting needs and opportunities for business process improvements that can be enabled through people, process, and technology initiatives

  • Investigates and understands user needs in relation to the capabilities of existing systems and technologies and creates requests for required support per the business strategy

What You’ll Work On

  • Works on supporting production users and user-related issues

  • Troubleshoots issues in SampleManager (AN LIMS) and Empower

  • Provides end user training for new projects as well as existing functionality

  • Identifies business process improvements and helps plan and execute improvement projects

  • Reviews and leads information systems process standardization plans to support the overall AN strategy Identifies the business benefits to support strategic requirements of quality and compliance

  • Ensures compliance between business strategies and technology directions

  • Builds relationships with others to remain current on status of issues resolutions and informs management of progress



  • Bachelor’s Degree – Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Life Science or IT Science/Technical field

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience


  • Experience in microbiology and environmental monitoring is a plus

  • Experience in a regulated food industry with knowledge of standards and requirements and experience in the scale- up and/or commercialization of product innovations

  • Ability to provide technical expertise, consultation, and recommendations to internal customers to improve end user experiences

  • Ability to think independently to solve problems, analyze data and troubleshoot problems expeditiously

  • Ability to successfully interact and communicate with all organizational levels internally and externally (e.g. vendors)

  • Demonstrated ability to manage several activities / projects at once, organize / prioritize work

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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: www.abbottbenefits.com (http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx)

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.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

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