Associate Project Coordinator, Sample Center – Nutrition – Columbus, OH

Abbott Laboratories
July 21, 2021
Columbus, OH
Job Type


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.

Our nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands – including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® – to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.  

Our location in Columbus, OH, currently has an opportunity for an Associate Food Scientist.  In Research & Development (R&D) our ambition is to provide innovative high-quality products, creating sustainable value, delivering superior user experience and enhancing health outcomes at all stages of life. Columbus, Ohio, is Abbott’s oldest nutrition manufacturing plant in the world. Working here, you’ll feel part of a family – a family of 400 that works together to help nourish the world.

Associate Project Coordinator

This position is non-laboratory but a technical background to interact with other scientists would be preferred. This role will support our incoming and outgoing product inventory and need to interact daily with both external and internal customers.



  • Maintain stability sample inventory and execute testing strategy by coordinating incoming and outgoing sample inventory, shipping to appropriate laboratories, and maintaining records

  • Supports multidiscipline laboratories in overall R&D inventory management of laboratory supplies and product for testing

  • Keeps detailed records and follows all applicable procedures and SOPs

  • Generates periodic reports and makes inventory updates and adjustments as needed

  • Willingness to work as part of a team to support area objectives

  • Interacts positively with internal customers and external vendors

  • Day-to-day Sample Center and Stock Room activities are core responsibilities.  Those include:

    • Separate, label, and store samples from PRL, Pilot Plant, and/or Deviation.  Pull samples at the appropriate time points and coordination of testing at both third-party and internal laboratories. 

    • Maintain laboratory stock room supplies, including: consumables, solvents, gas cylinders, and glassware.  Wash glassware as needed.

  • Maintain storage facilities, including quiescent ambient storage and elevated temperature & humidity ‘zone’ incubators



  • B.S. or B.A. degree in a technical field

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Able to prioritize workload and meet challenging deadlines

  • Able to shift focus and problem-solve

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite


  • 1 or more years of relevant experience

  • Maximo or other inventory software experience

  • SampleManager or other LIMS software experience

  • SAP 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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