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Abbott Production Chemist I in San Diego, California

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.

Production Chemist I

Carlsbad, CA

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 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries

About Abbott

Diagnostic testing is a compass, providing information that helps in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a range of health conditions.

Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools give you accurate, timely information to better manage your health. We’re empowering smarter medical and economic decision-making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbott’s diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people.

Our location in Carlsbad, CA currently has an opportunity for a Production Chemist I is within our Cardiometabolic & Informatics business unit. This role will be responsible for a variety of manufacturing support functions involving the operation of lab equipment and conduct of procedures/tasks according to established GMP, under the direction of senior staff.


  • Responsible for daily cleaning and maintenance of production equipment

  • Responsible for cleaning and charging chromatography resins

  • Order, Transfer, and stock laboratory supplies and materials as directed

  • Complete maintenance and calibration log sheets as needed.

  • Carry out production tasks in support of manufacturing goals and objectives.

  • Production of small-scale biological reagents as directed, following established guidelines and procedures.

  • Maintain documentation and manufacturing batch records in an accurate, timely, and thorough manner.

  • Performs chromatography purification techniques (small scale).

  • Performs fermentation processes for bioreactor cell growth (small scale).

  • Perform required data entry on company planning and materials management system.

  • Carry out functions that may require multiple task coordination.

  • Understands and is aware of the quality consequences which may occur from the improper performance of their specific job; has awareness of device defects that may occur in their area of responsibility, including product design, verification and validation, manufacturing and testing activities

  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal/external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company’s policies and practices; build productive internal/external working relationships

  • Carries out duties in compliance with established business policies

  • Other duties as assigned, according to the changing needs of the business



  • BA or BS degree in Chemistry or Biological Sciences; or equivalent work experience in a manufacturing laboratory

  • 0-2 years of laboratory experience

  • Exposure to bioconjugations

  • Exposure to Protein Diafiltration/Filtration


  • Exposure with size exclusions column chromatography


  • UV/VIS Spectrophotometer

  • AKTA Pilot operations

  • Ability to follow detailed instructions, maintain accurate records and notes, and carry out assignments in a thorough, conscientious fashion while adhering to safe laboratory practices.

  • Experience with problem-solving and troubleshooting in a laboratory environment

  • Training in the operation of lab equipment and use of lab chemicals and tools.


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority

  • Production areas that are clean, well-lit, and temperature-controlled

  • 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 a history of being actively involved in local communities

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 the 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 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