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Abbott Sensor Scientist Lead in Donegal Town, Ireland

Abbott serves the Irish market with a diverse range of health care products including diagnostics, medical devices and nutritionals products. In Ireland, Abbott employs almost 4,000 people across nine sites. We have six manufacturing facilities located in Clonmel, Cootehill, Donegal, Longford and Sligo and a third-party manufacturing management operation in Sligo. Abbott has commercial, support operations and shared services in Dublin and Galway. We have been operating in Ireland since 1946.


  • Plan, implement and lead complex Technical projects including validation activities and product/process improvements supporting Sensor Projects. Responsible for writing up/reviewing the results and conclusions accurately and on time.

  • Support the development and roll out of technical trials / characterization studies.

  • Lead and participate in cross-functional problem-solving teams for troubleshooting, and complex scientific investigations.

  • Seek opportunities for significant, process or product improvements; considering CQAs, critical process parameters, and product performance characteristics.

  • Act as a scientific expert, providing scientific support and knowledge. Applies specialized knowledge of product and process design.

  • Recognize adverse trends and emerging issues. Propose and implement solutions to internal and external issues.

  • Present complex technical information to internal and external groups. Share scientific information and expertise. Experience mentoring and teaching others to facilitate timely resolution of product and process technical issues.

  • Recognize adverse trends and emerging issues. Propose and implement solutions to internal and external issues.

  • Utilizes appropriate experimental; statistical and project management tools.

  • Data management, trending (including SPC) and reporting of product performance and other business measures.

  • Analysing data, evaluating results, forming conclusions & contributing to design, process or document improvements.

  • Translates top-level goals to specific goals and aligns activities with respective strategic business priorities.

  • Develop and maintain project timelines and provide updates and feedback to leadership.

  • Ensures prompt attention of the Technical Sensor Manager areas of risk, which might have an adverse effect on product and/or safety.


  • Preferably Masters or PhD in a science related discipline, preferably in a biosensor field

  • Experience and knowledge of Sensor Manufacturing is desirable.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ people management experience in a technical capacity in medical device or pharmaceutical industry is desirable.

  • Self-motivated and significant project experience with an ability to influence others are essential.

  • Demonstrated ability to fully realize improvement initiatives.

  • Demonstrated successes in a team environment, such as project teams, problem solving teams etc.

  • Strong technical knowledge of design control process and experience of leading technology transfers.

  • Advanced leadership skills in order to build an effective team by providing clear direction and defining priorities.

  • Excellent communication / interpersonal skills.

  • Good knowledge of statistical analysis software.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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