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Senior 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.

Senior 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 a Senior 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

  • Serve as a technical leader in development, validation, transfer, and maintenance of analytical methods in rheology, microscopy, particle size, and zeta potential testing of products and ingredients to facilitate understanding of physical characteristics of Abbott Nutrition products such as emulsion stability, powder solubility, mouthfeel, flowability, and shelf-life stability, to name a few.
  • Lead identification and evaluation of new technologies in the space and development of predictive models for shelf-life physical stability using data generated or at hand.
  • Work very closely with Product Development and Engineering groups to support product development, scale-up, and troubleshooting.


Core Job Responsibilities

  • Conceives, plans, designs and conducts advanced independent research with minimal supervision.
  • May act as lead scientist, project leader, or project contributor. Provides scientific and technical direction and feedback. Provides consultation to others on technical issues. Interacts with other groups and shares information. May supervise technical personnel.
  • May conduct routine testing of commercial and research samples.
  • Read, understand and comply with all applicable Division, area, and group-specific safety and employee health procedures. Comply with all applicable quality procedures.
  • Complete documentation of experiments in laboratory notebook. Primary contribution to project reports summarizing results, conclusion, and recommendations as appropriate. Regularly communicate project status to management. Provide managers with periodic reports summarizing activities and progress within area of responsibility.



  • Minimum Ph.D. in a scientific related field with experience in research or industry laboratory. BS/MS in a scientific related field with 8+ years’ experience in research or industry laboratory.
  • Experience with rheology, particle size, zeta potential, microscopy, food science, protein chemistry, emulsions, and design of experiments (DOE) are required. Experience with milk-based systems and both liquid and spray drying formulations is an advantage.


  • Strategy: Project goals are broadly defined; defines project milestones; responsible for timely project completion. Designs experiments and documentation independently.
  • Quality of Work: Responsible for documentation and for the accuracy, quality, and timeliness of experimental results.
  • Work Performance: Successfully summarizes data and analyzes results; formulates conclusions and determines future experiments. Actively participates in routine maintenance, lab safety, GMP 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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