Microbiologist (can be based in Houston, TX or St. Paul, MN)

in St. Paul, MN

Microbiologist (can be based in Houston, TX or St. Paul, MN) Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID

    31080600

  • Req #

    ABLAUS31080600ENUSEXTERNAL

  • Job Location

    St. Paul, MN, US

  • Job Category

    Medical and Clinical Affairs

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel

    Yes, 10 % of the Time

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of .
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

For years, Abbott’s medical device 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 fingersticks

Abbott Vascular provides innovative, minimally invasive and cost-effective products for treatment of vascular disease. Our extensive portfolio includes drug-eluting stents, bare metal stents, guide wires, balloon dilatation catheters, imaging catheters and software, vessel closure devices and peripheral stents.

This position can be based at our site in Houston, TX or St. Paul, MN

THIS IS AN ON-SITE DAILY POSITION.

MAIN PURPOSE OF ROLE

Establishment and operation of microbiology laboratory including developing and implementing microbiology testing. Sterility testing, environmental testing (air, surface, fluid, boiburden), bacteria ID, certification of the population of the label claim, Limulus Amebocite Lysate test, and new types of biological testing as necessary.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

• Conduct microbiology testing including biological indicator incubation time studies.

• Write protocols and reports (sterilization, bioburden recovery, ETO dissipation etc.).

• Determine new test methods as appropriate.

• Monitor equipment performance and calibration schedules.

• Create laboratory operation procedures and follows guidelines from regulatory agencies.

• Cultivates a wide range of internal networks and begins to develop an extensive external network of resources to facilitate 

completion of tasks.

• May lead a project team of moderate scope.

• Provides guidance to less experienced staff.

• Acts as a mentor to lower level individual contributors.

• Influence exerted at peer level and occasionally at first levels of management.

• Plans, organizes, and prioritizes own daily work routine to meet established schedule.

• Exercises authority and judgment within defined limits to determine appropriate action.

• Failure to achieve results or erroneous decisions or recommendations may cause delays in program schedules and may 

result in the allocation of additional resources.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Bachelors Degree (Life Sciences/Engineering) or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Experience/Background

  • Minimum 2-5+ years of related work experience with a good understanding of specified functional area.
  • Experience with:
  • ETO
  • Validation
  • Sterilization
  • Medical devices experience preferred.
  • Working technical knowledge and application of concepts, practices and procedures. General understanding of business unit/group function.
  • Will perform this job in a quality system environment.
  • Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.
  • Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors.
  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
  • Has a broad knowledge of technical alternatives and an understanding of their impact on the systems environment.

WHAT WE OFFER :

At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority
  • 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

Apply Now

* 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.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:  www.abbottbenefits.com

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life.

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.



The base pay for this position is $57,300.00 – $114,700.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • microbiology
  • microbiology testing
  • bioburden
  • testing
  • environmental testing
  • vascular
  • sterilization
  • healthcare
  • medical devices
  • technical knowledge

Additional Information

Who We Are

PUT YOUR TALENTS TO WORK

Abbott values the leadership skills developed through military service and we have a broad range of functional areas to put your talents to work. Our organization is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve with a diverse offering of healthcare products. We have a strong veteran employee community to help with your transition from the military to the corporate world.

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