Abbott Senior Scientist in Columbus, Ohio

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.

Job Description

Day to day activities may include but are not limited to the following:

Provide pediatric nutrition science technical expertise for clinical research and to translate complex science and research into compelling product messaging and other communication claims to support education of nutrition product benefits to grow the global nutrition business

  • Manage internal and external relationships with key strategic scientific partners, key opinion leaders, customers and consumers to support the nutrition product portfolio and deliver against global R&D agenda in nutrition business

  • Provide scientific and nutrition related support to internal departments, including but not limited to consumer relations, marketing, sales training, international affiliates, and field sales force as relates to Abbott Nutrition products and brands

  • Prepare and deliver nutrition science related educational and scientific information and lectures to field sales force, sales training, affiliates, customers, consumers and external key opinion leaders to support the global business strategy

  • Serve as nutrition science brand expert and partner with product development, marketing, sales, sales training, regulatory, legal, consumer relations and other functional business units to provide expertise on cross-functional project teams to ensure product/brand messaging is based on sound science

  • Remain current on standards of care and nutrition practice as it relates to Abbott Nutrition brands and maintain up-to-date knowledge of current scientific literature in the field to apply knowledge to Abbott Nutrition brands for both driving the existing business as well as new innovation across Abbott Nutrition platforms

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of competitive products, sales messages, key competitive features and benefits and how this relates to Abbott Nutrition line of products

  • Develop and review Abbott Nutrition brand and nutrition education related materials including but not limited to applying advanced technical writing skills in the preparation of product scientific backgrounders, monographs, white papers, compelling product comparisons, FAQs, product training materials and formula justification documents

  • Attend key conferences or meetings for expanded educational opportunities as well as networking with key opinion leaders and other professionals in the field



  • Strong collaborative, project leadership, teaching 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, pediatric clinical and/or academic experience that blends science and business preferred

Education Requirements

Bachelors Required, PhD/RD preferred or MS/RD preferred with minimum 5 years of relevant pediatric clinical/research productive and progressive experience

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