California - US Full Time 2 weeks ago

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.

About Abbott

Diagnostic testing is a compass, providing information that helps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a range of health conditions.

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 CARLSBAD CALIFORNIA currently has an opportunity for a Manager, Analytical Chemistry.     If you are confident and competent with your skills in HLPC, Mass Spectrometry, IEC, biacore analysis and statistics ~ and interested in managing and leading a small team ~ this role may be for you!

This position is within our Cardiometabolic business unit located in Carlsbad, California.  This role oversees development and implementation of standards and analytical methods/procedures for testing and evaluating protein products;  Develops budget and monitors expenditures; Makes recommendations for corrective action necessary to ensure conformity with quality specifications; Ensures finished products conform to government and company standards and satisfy good manufacturing practices regulations; and Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.


  • Responsible for the day-to-day direction of Analytical Chemistry departmental staff.
  • Develops and recommends project objectives, timelines and resources.
  • Provides direction to employees according to established policies and management guidance.  Administers company policies that directly affects subordinate employees.  Recommends changes to unit or sub-unit policies.  Management reviews work to measure meeting of objectives.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in Analytical Chemistry. 
  • Provide recommendations and observations to other scientific staff and management on results of projects/tasks.  Play a key role in the formulation of development strategies and tactics.
  • Investigate, develop and establish analytical testing methods.
  • Design and approve validation protocols and reports. Provide technical expertise to identify process risks and impacts.
  • Participates in or leads cross-functional process development & transfer teams.
  • Lead and set the standard by which others should follow, create a working environment which acknowledges and proactively supports compliance.
  • Manages performance of staff towards department and Company goals; including feedback on performance, appraisals, recommendations for merit increases or necessary disciplinary actions, and communication to employees on performance.
  • Understands and is aware of the quality consequences which may occur from the improper performance of their specific job; has awareness of device defects that may occur in their area of responsibility, including product design, verification and validation, manufacturing and testing activities
  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal/external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company’s policies and practices; build productive internal/external working relationships
  • Carries out duties in compliance with established business policies
  • Other duties as assigned, according to the changing needs of the business



Minimum education:

  • BS  in Chemistry or related field

Minimum experience:

  • 8 years laboratory experience (BS)
  • 3 years experience as a supervisor/manager in GMP laboratory environment.
  • Experience designing, characterizing and implementing analytical test methods


  • MS or PhD in Chemistry with 3 years laboratory experience
  • Direct experience with FDA QSR and ISO 13485 & ISO 14971 compliance.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills (Design of experiments, root cause analysis, risk analysis)
  • Process orientated, logical, analytical, meticulous, highly organized and able to analyze data & implement solutions.


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:  [Link available when viewing the job]

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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