Senior Clinical Research Scientist

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Senior Clinical Research Scientist - St. Paul or Plymouth, MN


Our business purpose is to restore health and improve quality of life through the design and provision of device and management solutions for the treatment of STRUCTURAL HEART disease. We aim to lead the markets we serve by requiring the solutions we offer customers provide an improved benefit/risk profile as compared to existing standards of care; a performance threshold that by definition, guides and ensures the productive output of our engineering, business development, and clinical research efforts result in outcomes that advance the standard of care.


We are recruiting for a Senior Clinical Research Scientist to join our team in the St. Paul, MN or Plymouth, MN location. In this role, you will be responsible for pre and post market trials, collecting data on medical device performance, analyzing and documenting your findings, and reporting. You will be facilitate communication between Clinical Project Management, R&D, Clinical Affairs or Clinical Science, Clinical R&D, Regulatory Affairs, Sales and Marketing, Library Services, Product Performance Group (PPG), Quality Engineering, Risk Management, external CROs or Medical Writers, Training, Senior Management and other investigational sites. You will also be conducting team meetings, drafting and sending routine correspondence (e.g., newsletters) and presenting regular updates to senior leadership.

  • Creates, manages, or participates in clinical study or clinical evaluation timelines, and budgets by utilizing the appropriate project management tools, selecting providers or external medical writers, managing vendor contracts as requested, and ensuring expenditures are within budgetary guidelines
  • Facilitates regulatory submissions and communications by communicating with Regulatory Affairs during the submission process.
  • Participates in the development of clinical strategy and trial design by conducting meetings with the appropriate departments and individuals to obtain feedback/direction.
  • Writes clinical evaluation plans and reports, study protocols, protocol amendments, informed consents, study reports, risk master lists, and scientific papers for publication by evaluating scientific literature, analyzing scientific data and staying abreast of current clinical practice.
  • Interprets results in preparation for product applications by evaluating clinical and scientific and risk data and literature and staying abreast of current clinical practice.
  • Presents scientific data by communicating accurate, succinct summaries of clinical results at industry gatherings, investigational meetings and regulatory agency meetings.
  • Participates in and supports audits.


  • Bachelor's degree from an Engineering, Sciences, or related discipline
  • 5+ years of related work experience within medical device, pharmaceutical, and/or health care environment analyzing and summarizing data
  • Proficient with M/S Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work within a team environment and/or as a senior individual contributor leveraging and/or engaging others to accomplish projects within a fast-paced, matrixed environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

Preferred :
  • Advanced level degree
  • Previous experience within Regulatory and/or Quality departments


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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