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Research Associate III

Abbott Laboratories
Scarborough, ME
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Sep 27, 2022

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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.

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 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.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate III, focused on technical documentation, within the Research & Development team at our Abbott Rapid Diagnostics business located at Scarborough, ME. In this role, you will help support on market products for the BinaxNOW™ and ID NOW™ platforms by supporting the development and creation of high-quality written content for internal and external audiences.

Abbott Rapid Diagnostics is part of Abbott's Diagnostics family of businesses, bringing together exceptional teams of experts and industry-leading technologies to support diagnostic testing which provides important information for treatment and management of diseases and other conditions.


* Participate in a Quality Management Systems Program, with the primary responsibility being the creation of high-quality written content to support regulatory submissions.

* Daily interaction with technical documentation, documentation tasks to be performed with high-throughput and attention to detail

* Required to proofread, prepare, create, review, edit, and/or update Quality and Technical Documents including, but not limited to: SOPs, Design Control Documentation (Design and Development Plan, Customer Requirements, Product Requirements, Design Outputs, Design Verification Protocol and Reports), Technical Reports, Risk Management Documentation including FMEAs

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

* Demonstrate technical proficiency in general laboratory techniques

* Conduct experiments of a varied nature in support of on-market products

* Works with multidisciplinary team including other scientists, researchers, and technicians.

* Analyze experimental results and provide written reports and oral presentations to executives

* 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

* Adapt rapidly to a changing industry and be able to adjust responsibilities, time and objectives accordingly

* Perform other duties & projects as assigned



* Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry, or related technical field

* Minimum of 3 years of laboratory and technical writing experience working under design control and developing human in vitro diagnostic tests for commercialization in the U.S and OUS

* Ability to work as part of a team with excellent communication skills

* Problem-solving skills combined with analytical skills and attention to detail

* Experience owning the end-to-end documentation creating process

* Proficiency with Microsoft Office, specifically in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

* Must be able to productively generate quality documentation to meet program timelines


* Comprehension of scientific literature and terminology

* Practical laboratory skills

* Ability in mathematics and computer literacy

* Good communication skills, capable of communicating ideas to colleagues and customers

* Problem-solving skills and good organizational skills

* Understanding of the commercial value of their work

* Firm knowledge of science and the ability to apply basic principles and techniques.


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

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:

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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