ABBOTT LABORATORIES Staff Research Scientist Salary in the United States

How much does a Staff Research Scientist make at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States? The average salary for Staff Research Scientist at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States is $76,118 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $65,049 and $87,188. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities2


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What does a Staff Research Scientist do at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES?

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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Position Summary

We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Staff Research Scientist to provide scientific and clinical expertise for development and execution of preclinical and clinical feasibility studies related to neuromodulation therapies for treating chronic pain and movement disorders.  Additionally the scientist will plan, complete, and support technical and scientific programs leading to innovative applications of new and existing products and technologies.  The scientist will also disseminate findings and product implications to management, engineers/scientists, and when appropriate, the scientific and medical community through publications, conferences, reports, and presentations.  He/she will investigate the patent implications of research outcomes and coordinate applications with Abbott’s intellectual property attorneys.

Additional Main Responsibilities

  • Designs, plans, and carries out preclinical and clinical feasibility studies in spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation and deep brain stimulation for treatment of chronic pain and movement disorders
  • Generation of study-related documents, which may include, but are not limited to, study protocols, informed consent and case report forms
  • Serve as an active member of study teams and provide scientific support to justify trial design and ongoing scientific analysis during protocol development. May include generation of pre-protocol documentation of scientific information
  • Performs extensive analysis of data using statistical methods
  • Reports significant progress and final findings of projects to management and product development staff in the company
  • Publishes research findings in scientific press and may otherwise disseminate findings at conferences and symposia
  • Remains aware of patent implications of research; takes appropriate steps to review patent implications with attorneys and with management; prepares documentation for patent applications whenever required to protect value to the company
  • With approvals, may collaborate with and/or direct research projects carried out at universities and laboratories outside the company
  • Assess own and others’ research results in order to develop recommendations for future research directions and projects


  • Minimum qualification 8 years of neuro experience.
  • Doctorate Degree in neurosciences or biomedical engineering  required.
  • This position will work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
  • This position requires strong verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • This position also requires strong leadership skills as it will require significant interaction with executive leadership, physicians and regulatory authorities.
  • This position will require up to 20% travel.

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