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Abbott Principal Research and Development Quality Engineer in Abbott Park, Illinois

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.


The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health.

Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations — with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics.

Abbott Diagnostics has an opportunity for a Principal Research and Development Quality Engineer based in Abbott Park, Illinois .


Work with dynamic cross-functional teams developing and maintaining in-vitro diagnostic products for use in hospital and centralized reference laboratories worldwide. Assure safe and reliable products by providing analytics supporting robust design and manufacturing. Lead colleagues and teams to resolve complex technical challenges by leveraging diverse product experience and adapt accordingly to deliver novel solutions aligned to business. Responsible for continual improvement of processes, training, and infrastructure and management, development, and deployment of resources.

Main Responsibilities include:

  • Analyzes, evaluates, and plans methods of approach to and organizes a means to achieve the solution of complex technical problems.

  • Conducts investigations of considerable complexity.

  • Conceives and plans projects to explore product or process risks; defines and selects new concepts and approaches to deliver robust designs, products, or processes.

  • Provides ongoing consultation to CFT; interacts effectively with SME's to assure objectives are achieved efficiently. Understands the business both externally and internally and provides solutions that are aligned with customers' needs and constraints.

  • Reviews, generates, and approves quality engineering and / or system performance analytics deliverables.

  • Reviews project progress and evaluates results.

  • Recommends resource allocations required for the completion and implementation of technical projects.

  • Interfaces with product, manufacturing, quality, and medical affairs team members and management. Interfaces with senior management for product and project tasks.

  • Communicates with external partner decision makers and senior leadership, and other professional experts.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a science, statistics, engineering discipline or ASQ Quality Engineering certification with 6 to 10 years work related development experience and 2 to 4 years of Quality Engineering specific experience.


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: (

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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An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email