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Associate Scientist - Global Analytical & Food Safety, Physical Stability Lab - Nutrition - Columbus, OH

Abbott Laboratories

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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.

Associate Scientist - Global Analytical & Food Safety (GA&FS), Physical Stability Lab

Our nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands – including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® – to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

Our location in Columbus, OH, currently has an opportunity for an Associate Scientist. In Research & Development (R&D) our ambition is providing innovative high-quality products, creating sustainable value, delivering superior user experience and enhancing health outcomes at all stages of life

Primary Job Function

  • Associate Scientist under the direction of the department management.
  • Perform liquid and powder testing of products to assure product quality as well as participate in method validation. Training will be provided in the testing methodology.
  • Summarize data and assist with project logistics.


Core Job Responsibilities

  • Conducts routine testing under the guidance of a research scientist, project coordinator, or R&D manager. Directs own daily activities and incorporates appropriate procedures.
  • Read, understand, and comply with all applicable Division, area, and group-specific safety and employee health procedures.
  • Perform accurate and precise testing according to laboratory methods
  • Operate various types of analytical instrumentation including pH meters, viscometers, particle size analyzers, osmometers, and colorimeters
  • Complete documentation of experiments in laboratory notebook; contribute to status reports summarizing results, conclusion, and recommendations as appropriate. Regularly communicate project status to management.



  • B.S. in a scientific related field.
  • 2+ years’ experience in research or industry laboratory is a plus.
  • Experience with rheology, particle size, food science, dairy science, protein chemistry, emulsions, and design of experiments (DOE) is an advantage.
  • Experience with Sample Manager (LIMS) preferred but not required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel a plus


  • Strategy: Projects are assigned with defined scope and goals. Assures activities are consistent with project critical path. Detailed direction of activities is not required. Budgets own time to carry out assigned duties.
  • Quality of Work: Responsible for documentation accuracy, quality, and timeliness of experimental results.
  • Work Performance: Successfully summarizes data and analyzes results; formulates conclusions and reviews progress with supervisor. Actively participates in routine maintenance, lab safety, GLP implementation as appropriate. Based on area, may assume training role.


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

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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