Senior Scientist

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

Job Description:

The position will focus on providing the on-site technical lead and formulation support to nutritional product manufacturing activities in the Tipp City, Ohio plant. It will involve troubleshooting of manufacturing issues and establishing root causes. The position will also be an on-site connection for Product Development (PD) to support plant trials, clinical batch manufacturing, and FLTS readiness. The candidate will establish plant-specific manufacturing line expertise and assist with improvements in formulation design and plant processes to consistently deliver products that meet specifications. The individual will participate in projects and activities intended to reduce costs and improve product margins as well as meeting quality and business excellence goals related to the plant operations. The position will serve as the primary communications channel for technical/formulation issues between the plant and the Technical Development Center/Division R&D.

Skills/Experience Requirements:

The position requires thorough knowledge of manufacturing aspects of liquid forms of Adult and Pediatric products, as well as their related nutritional, physical, and sensory characteristics. An intimate knowledge of the Tipp City plant's liquid processing and filling lines must be developed in a timely fashion, with subsequent contributions to operational idea generations (improved process, improved gross margin) and technical input into the Design-To-Value process. The candidate must effectively establish the leadership and decision-making PD role as it relates to the integration of routine responsibilities and special activities into the plant-based environment and work flow. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills are required for productive exchange of technical information between Manufacturing, R&D, and QA.

Education Requirements:

BS/MS Food Science/Nutrition/Engineering or related scientific field with 5+ years progressive and practical related experience sufficient to demonstrate equivalency.