Statistician - Diagnostics

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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 Lake Forest, IL, currently has an opportunity for a Statistician. This new team member will provide appropriate statistical input into study design and analysis of data along with ensuring accuracy of programs and documents. The Statistician will participate in statistical or process related presentations.

  • Study Preparation: Meets with Cross-functional teams, R&D, Instrumentation scientists, department data collection staff.
  • Reviews the study protocol; understands the protocol; and ensures that the correct data is being collected to achieve the objective(s) of the protocol.
  • Includes data management in the planning for the study.
  • Makes data management aware of the schedule and any special manual data entry that will be required.
  • Completes the study documentation that is required.
  • Reviews all documentation for completeness, accuracy, and appropriateness.
  • Data Analysis: Write R code and uses automated analysis for common statistical analyses.
  • Understands and correctly uses validated R functions in the data analysis programs.
  • Understands program verification procedure; writes and executes program verification plans.
  • Conducts thorough and detailed reviews of project documentation, program algorithms and analysis outputs.
  • Interprets the analysis output clearly and effectively.
  • Identifies data analysis related issues and resolves promptly
  • Participates in the creation of the verification plan and line listings.
  • Prepares and reviews statistical sections contained in submissions and other publications.
  • Prepares statistical summaries in a timely manner for team and management review.
  • Prepares for data reviews throughout the study.
  • Creates a realistic timeline and adheres to the timeline.
  • Follows the appropriate operating procedure required within the division and department.
  • Effectively communicates information to supervisor and team members regarding the progress of the study.
  • Explains the rationale of the statistical methods to the project team.
  • Develops experimental design and performs statistical analyses for studies.
  • Performs R programming to generate analyses of data.
  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.


  • B.S. Statistics (or related field) + 1-year experience or MS/PhD in Statistics (or related field)
  • SAS programming, statistical writing, experience in data analysis.
  • Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting IVDs and Biologics.

  • R programming highly preferred.
  • Prior experience working in the medical diagnostic industry


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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