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Sr Staff Scientist - Real-World Evidence and Data Science



Full Time

On Site


Santa Clara, California, United States

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.

For years, Abbott’s MEDICAL DEVICES businesses have offered technologies that are faster, more effective, and less invasive. Whether it’s glucose monitoring systems, innovative therapies for treating heart disease, or products that help people with chronic pain or movement disorders, our medical device technologies are designed to help people live their lives better and healthier. Every day, our technologies help more than 10,000 people have healthier hearts, improve quality of life for thousands of people living with chronic pain and movement disorders, and liberate more than 500,000 people with diabetes from routine finger sticks.


You will work within the Abbott Global Data Science and Analytics team with a focus on cardiac implantable devices. You will lead and execute data analytics projects that generate impactful evidence and insights related to medical device technology, relevant disease states, and healthcare economics. You will collaborate with peers within the function, across the organization, and thought leaders outside the company. You will work with different types of data, developing creative ways to analyze and present your results. You will lead preparation of conference presentations and development of scientific manuscripts. You will also support digital health initiatives. Your work will support healthcare decisions by patients, physicians, health authorities, payers, and policy makers.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Data Analytics
    • Lead and complete advanced data analytics projects related to medical devices, focused on cardiac implantable devices
    • Design and implement real-world evidence studies
    • Work with varied data types, including insurance claims data, electronic health records, remote device monitoring data, and clinical study data
    • Support digital health and data science initiatives
  • Strategy and Communication
    • Build strategy for real-world evidence generation across technologies
    • Communicate with regulatory agencies on study designs and results
    • Oversee preparation of reports for regulatory agencies
    • Collaborate with peers within the function, across the organization and outside the company on projects
    • Lead preparation of conference presentations and scientific manuscripts
    • Present to internal and external stakeholders with varied backgrounds
    • Cultivate relationships with key opinion leaders in the industry


Desired skills:

  • Excellent data analysis skills
  • Strong knowledge of statistical methods
  • Experience with analytical software tools such as R, Matlab, SAS, Python
  • Ability to come up with innovative data analysis and presentation strategies
  • Excellent written skills, with proven ability to prepare scientific manuscripts
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and ability to speak with experts in the field
  • Experience working in a regulated environment a plus
  • Knowledge of cardiac rhythm management devices a plus

Minimum qualifications required:

  • MS and 10+ years of experience or Ph.D. and 5+ years of experience or in biomedical engineering, health/biomedical sciences, epidemiology, bioinformatics, or related field


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. Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year. An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • 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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