Senior Scientist, Translation Research - Columbus, Ohio

Abbott Laboratories - Columbus, OH (30+ days ago)4.1


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.

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your 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, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Founded in 1903 and restructured to focus on innovative nutrition products, the company that evolved into Abbott Nutrition built its reputation on nutritional excellence through solid scientific advances. We are a worldwide leader in nutrition science, research, and development.

Abbott Nutrition is a division of Abbott, the global, broad-based health care company. Every day, our global team of scientists is working hard to discover and develop nutritional and related health care products that advance the quality of life for people of all ages.

Health care professionals and their patients trust us to provide cutting-edge nutrition products that meet changing nutrition needs. And we deliver on their expectations—providing a vast array of nutritional and therapeutic products that help babies and children grow, work to keep bodies strong, and support the unique needs of patients with chronic illnesses.

We are behind some of the world's most trusted names in pediatric, adult, and healthy living nutritional product brands such as:

  • Similac® Advance®, Similac Expert Care® Alimentum®, and Similac® Soy Isomil® in infant formulas
  • PediaSure® and Pedialyte® for children
  • Ensure® and ZonePerfect® for active adults
  • Glucerna® for people with diabetes
  • EAS® for elite athletes and fitness enthusiasts
Day to day activities may include but are not limited to the following:

Provide in-depth nutrition science technical expertise for pre-clinical and feasibility clinical research. Translate complex science and research into compelling product propositions. Communicate/translate for multiple audiences to grow the global nutrition business though novel, disruptive innovations.

Conceive multiple pre-clinical and feasibility clinical innovation projects, identify and then design with external principle investigator to test the efficacy of novel technologies.
Report/translate the results to internal and external customers including R&D at all levels, marketing, and external customers such as physicians. Present findings at scientific conferences and publish in peer-reviewed journals.
Manage internal and external relationships with key strategic scientific partners and key opinion leaders to support the innovation research portfolio and deliver against global R&D strategy.
Build on, and extend, the scientific value of the existing pipeline through independent thought culminating in novel and disruptive innovation.
Exemplify persistence in both science and translation activities. Strong work ethic required.
Establish and build internal and external scientific network based on a strong scientific acumen.
Represent the Discovery team by serving as technical consultant in cross-functional meetings.
Conceive of, and pursue research-driven Intellectual Property.
Build proficiency in a broad array of relevant nutrient/technologies and outcome measures.
Provide scientific support related to innovations in support of Scientific and Medical Affairs in their interactions with marketing, sales training, international affiliates, and field sales force.
Remain current on the latest research in fields that are key to the relevant research pipeline and when relevant, interact with key researchers.
Learn business by establishing knowledge of competitive products, public domain research, benefits and how these relate to the research pipeline
Attend key conferences or meetings for expanded research opportunities as well as networking with key opinion leaders and other professionals in the field
Skills/Experience/Requirements

Independent thought, disruptive scientific skill, entrepreneurial strength, persistence strongly desired
Strong collaborative, research leadership, and communication (written and verbal) skills required
Proven ability to work on own initiative and in a team environment required
Ability to work constructively, decisively and collegially with external and internal customers, consumers and key opinion leaders required
Strong oral presentation skills required
Minimum of 3 years’ industry, clinical and/or academic experience that blends science and business preferred
Education Requirements

Bachelors Required, PhD/RD strongly preferred.