Senior Statistician

in Des Plaines, IL

Senior Statistician Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID


  • Req #


  • Job Location

    Des Plaines, IL, US

  • Job Category

    Medical and Clinical Affairs

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel

    Yes, 5 % of the Time

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

The Opportunity
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 At Abbott Molecular, we realize the potential of personalized care as the laboratory’s most trusted and preferred source for molecular diagnostic solutions. We are a division of Abbott Laboratories, a global, diversified healthcare innovator with a legacy of pioneering work in medical diagnostics. 


  • Provide appropriate statistical input into study design and analysis of data. 

  • Ensures that statistical sections of protocol-directed clinical studies are designed to establish or validate product performance claims. 

  • Participates in the preparation of data review and regulatory submissions.

  • The Statistician has established a high degree of competence in statistics and programming.

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.  Complies with FDA and other regulatory requirements, company policies, operating procedures and task assignments.

  • Provides input to study design, protocols, CRFs; creates statistical analysis plans.

  • Set up study directory for analysis programming environment.

  • Work with data management to set up study data processing.

  • Conducts complex data checks, work with data management and clinical affairs to ensure data integrity.

  • Performs SAS or R programming to generate tables, figures and data listings for verification study and clinical study records.

  • Participates on project teams, be able to communicates the basic stats principal to the project team, acts as the subject matter expert on the team. 

  • Performs program verification activities, or other related duties on occasion, as assigned.

  • Be able to solve simple issues independently.

  • Update manager on important issues in a timely manner.



  • B.S. Statistics (or related field) + 3 years’ experience


  • PhD in Statistics (or related field) is preferred.

  • Specific experience in clinical statistics is desirable.

  • Familiarity with at least one statistical programming package required; extensive experience with SAS preferred.   

  • Experience working on medical device studies in highly regulated environment preferred.

  • Able to work both independently and as a team member.

  • Experience coordination, prioritizing and setting timelines for multiple tasks.

  • Good organizational and time management skills.

  • Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Able to describe complex procedures concisely and accurately.

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy


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

The base pay for this position is $72,700.00 – $145,300.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • statistical analysis
  • sas
  • statistical programming package
  • statistics
  • statistical programming
  • data management
  • data integrity
  • data processing
  • quality system
  • clinical statistics
  • opportunitydiagnostic testing

Additional Information

Who We Are


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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