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Principal Engineer

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: November 18, 2021

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.About AbbottFor years, Abbott's medical device businesses have offered technologies that are faster, more effective, and less invasive. Whether it's glucose monitoring systems, innovative therapies for treating heart disease, or products that help people with chronic pain or movement disorders, our medical device technologies are designed to help people live their lives better and healthier. Every day, our technologies help more than 10,000 people have healthier hearts, improve quality of life for thousands of people living with chronic pain and movement disorders, and liberate more than 500,000 people with diabetes from routine ---ngersticks.Abbott Vascular provides innovative, minimally invasive and cost-effective products for treatment of vascular disease. Our extensive portfolio includes drug-eluting stents, bare metal stents, guide wires, balloon dilatation catheters, imaging catheters and software, vessel closure devices and peripheral stents. Our location in Temecula, CA or Santa Clara CA currently has an opportunity for a Principal Scientist/Engineer.Job Purpose:This position requires academic training in organic chemistry, polymer science or a related field and will work closely with R&D Mechanical Engineers, Process Engineers, and Analytical Chemists. This scientist or engineer will provide technical leadership and guidance towards the successful design and testing of bioresorbable devices, as well as assist in material selection and characterization of polymeric components in other devices. The ideal candidate will excel in polymer chemistry, structure-property relationships, and material characterization. Additional job responsibilities will be to analyze root causes of a wide variety of failures related to issues arising in design, development, manufacturing, and/or use of Abbott products, support regulatory filings related to biomaterials, and design and execute studies on in vitro and in vivo biodegradation of the devices.WHAT YOU'LL DOIndependently initiate and lead technical projects pertaining to polymeric device programs. Determine the course of action and assemble a team to resolve issues.Determine clear and specific priorities on the development strategy for new products.Be responsible for writing and coordinating biomaterial sections of regulatory submissions.Coordinate with cross-functional departments, including process engineering, manufacturing, quality, pre-clinical, clinical, and regulatory, to identify and coordinate contracts with external consultants and/or academic advisors on product development and process optimization.Identify the training needs or competency gaps for the department and/or product development team and initiate/arrange associated training across Santa Clara and Temecula.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRINGRequiredMasters or PhD degree in Chemistry, Polymer Sciences or related field with over 10 years of experience in polymer chemistry, processing, product development, or manufacturing. Experience with FDA regulations is required. Understanding of material biocompatibility is a plus.Position reports to: Director of Systems EngineeringWHAT WE OFFER At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priorityProduction areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistanceFinancial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plansHealth care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programsPaid time off401(k) retirement savings with a generous company matchThe stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communitiesLearn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.comFollow 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.Connect with us at, on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

Keywords: Abbott Laboratories, Santa Clara , Principal Engineer, Engineering , Santa Clara, California

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