Reagents Scientist I 2nd Shift

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: Full-Time


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At Abbott, diverse ideas, perspectives, and expertise allow us to create life-changing solutions that help people live healthier lives. In 150 countries and with businesses spanning nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices, and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott offers you enormous opportunities to explore your interests and help you achieve your career and personal goals.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Reagent Scientist I within our Abbott Rapid Diagnostics business located at Scarborough, Maine. In this role you will be producing antibodies for use in immunology-based chromatography and enzyme tests. The primary responsibility of the individual is the production and maintenance of the Technical Manufacturing Critical Reagent supply using Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Abbott Rapid Diagnostics (formerly Alere) is part of Abbott’s Diagnostics family of businesses, bringing together exceptional teams of experts and industry-leading technologies to support diagnostic testing which provides important information for treatment and management of diseases and other conditions.


  • Maintains and supports the Critical Reagents supply according to production schedule

  • Responsible for assisting with product/process testing projects

  • Investigates problem areas and areas of desirable improvement

  • Undertakes new procedures and observes proper safety precautions

  • Cross department cooperation to support R&D efforts

  • Maintains quality systems and proper GMP/GLP

  • Understands and responds to customer needs

  • Maintains a broad range of knowledge of scientific principles and theories that must be applied to troubleshooting and diagnostic tests.

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of these scientific principles combined with technical proficiency to maintain high standard of production.

  • Follows and supports SOP and document system

  • Creates and follows protocols designed around product improvement

  • Able to perform technical procedures and use laboratory equipment

  • Maintains good verbal and written communication skills and provides timely and accurate reporting both internally and externally


  • Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) in biology, immunology, or chemistry or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum of 1-year laboratory experience.


  • Familiarity with national and international testing standards related to mechanical and chemical testing.

  • Knowledge of database software; internet software; inventory software; spreadsheet software and word processing software

  • About Abbott

    At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

    An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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