Associate Data Analyst, Quality Systems

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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.

Our location in Irving, TX , currently has an opportunity for Associate Data Analyst, Quality Systems


This role is a chance to help build a world class Data Analytics organization at the Abbott Diagnostics Division Dallas Core Lab site. The successful candidate will bring their expertise in data analysis along with innovative ideas, a passion for data quality, and a can-do attitude to help spread a data driven culture.

The Associate Data Analyst will use programming and database expertise to gather, analyze, interpret and report quality system data from different functional areas to measure performance, identify opportunities to improve product quality, and maximize process efficiencies using PDCA and Six Sigma Lean methodologies. The position will work closely with area managers across the organization to identify appropriate metrics to ensure data is measurable and actionable, then present the data to site and executive management at regular intervals.

  • Particularly skilled in quantitative analysis and data management
  • Utilize database knowledge, system capabilities to collect, clean, analyze, predict, and effectively communicate information:
  • Identify and resolve data quality problems
  • Evaluate large data sets for quality and accuracy
  • Work with stakeholders to correct data quality errors
  • Able to examine and interpret relevant data to quickly develop an analysis plan that will answer key business questions and create value for the organization
  • Analyze data, draw insights, and present results in a cohesive, intuitive, and simplistic manner to site and executive management in monthly and quarterly meetings
  • Identifies opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the systems and process being examined (process improvement/reengineering projects).
  • Works with the co-sourcing partners to plan the project, draft project reports and conduct the fieldwork, which includes interviews, process flow determination, critical analysis of activities as value added/non-value added, financial analysis, system data analysis and transaction testing.
  • Participates in special projects as they arise, including compliance reviews, financial audits, and due diligence reviews.
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities throughout the data life cycle
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert in cross functional team meetings as well as internal and external audits
  • Ensure compliance with associated regulations, standards, and site procedures
  • Proactively contributes to multiple projects to support the solution design process and delivers the analytical models and algorithms to achieve business value
  • Cultivates a wide range of internal networks and begins to develop an external network of resources to facilitate completion of tasks. May demonstrate basic project management skills by acting as a project lead on small, well defined project. Influence exerted at peer level and occasionally at first levels of management
  • Plans, organizes and prioritizes own daily work routine to meet established schedule
  • Exercises authority and judgement within defined limits to determine appropriate action


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 2-5 years of related work experience with a good understanding of specified functional area

  • Focused degree in Computer Science, Data Analytics or similar discipline including Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, or Engineering preferred.
  • Experience working in life sciences or healthcare industry preferred.
  • Working experience with database applications including programming experience (e.g. SQL, Python, R, Java, Scala, C++ in Linux/Unix and/or equivalent).
  • Experience implementing process improvements and efficiencies
  • Strong excel skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills to explain data analysis findings
  • Self-starter who can plan their own work to meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills, be self-motivated, have a strong desire to learn, and be adaptable to a fast paced, ever-changing environment.

  • 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

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