Abbott Laboratories

Job Description

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.

Our location in Lake Forest (Conway Park), IL currently has an opportunity for a Statistician.


Primary Function:

Provide appropriate statistical input into study design and analysis of data. Ensures accuracy of programs and documents. Participates in statistical or process related presentations to customers.

Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

Developing Statistical Plan: Effectively communicates with project manager/CRA to understand to objectives of the study. Follows the appropriate operating procedure required for developing the statistical plan. Demonstrates the ability to research and provide appropriate statistical input to the study design. Using templates or examples, writes accurate statistical plans that are clear and understandable to the reviewers. Explains the rationale of the statistical methods to the project team.

Study Preparation: Meets with CRA, R&D, Instrumentation scientists, department data collection programmers, and data entry to find the best way of capturing the data. Reviews the study protocol; understands the protocol; and ensures that the correct data is being collected to achieve the objective(s) of the protocol. Includes data management in the planning for the study. Makes data management aware of the schedule and any special manual data entry that will be required. Completes the study documentation that is required. Reviews all case report forms (CRFs) for completeness, accuracy, and appropriateness. Gets a project numbers assigned. Arranges with systems personnel to get the project directory set-up. Attends and participates in the team meetings

Data Analysis: Write SAS/R code for common statistical analyses. Understands and correctly uses validated SAS macros in the data analysis programs. Understands program verification procedure; writes and executes program verification plans. Conducts thorough and detailed reviews of project documentation, program algorithms and analysis outputs. Interprets the analysis output clearly and effectively. Identifies data analysis related issues and resolves promptly

Post Analysis Activities: Participates in the creation of the verification plan and line listings. Prepares and reviews statistical sections contained in submissions and other publications. Prepares statistical summaries in a timely manner for team and management review. Files documents and archives projects according to current department procedures. Successfully troubleshoots data issues. Prepares for data reviews throughout the study. Creates a realistic timeline, and adheres to the timeline. Attends team meetings regularly. Participates in the discussions. Follows the appropriate operating procedure required within the division and department. Effectively communicates information to supervisor and team members regarding the progress of the study. Explains the rationale of the statistical methods to the project team. Develops experimental design and performs statistical analyses for studies. Participates on project teams. Performs SAS/R programming to generate analyses of data. Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.



  • B.S. Statistics (or related field) + 1 year experience or MS/PhD in Statistics (or related field)

  • SAS programming, statistical writing, experience in data analysis. Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting IVDs and Biologics.


  • Master’s Degree in Statistics or Applied Math

  • Recent Statistics Master’s Degree graduates are welcome to apply!

  • R programming (ideal) --  and/or SAS programming 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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