Marketing & Communications
Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

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 114,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Abbott’s Heart Failure Business

In Abbott’s Heart Failure business, we’re developing solutions to diagnose, monitor and manage heart failure, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.


Scientific Communications Manager

We have an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join our growing clinical affairs team within Abbott Heart Failure. The job purpose and scope of the Scientific Communications Manager is to effectively communicate and proactively lead the dissemination of evidence generation activities from the clinical affairs organization. This includes developing and executing the podium and publication strategy in collaboration with the Director of Clinical Programs and other cross-functional partners, as well as contributing to scientific and clinical materials including publications and presentations as well as internal work instructions and SOPs. This position will work closely with the cross-functional clinical study team including field clinical affairs, marketing, medical affairs, biostatistics, in addition to working directly with physician leaders and study investigators. This individual will have significant interaction with internal leadership and physicians.

Description of Job Scope

This position will:

  • Proactively engage cross-functional groups in designing and executing on the departmental podium and publication strategy.
  • Lead the development of improved work instructions and SOPs that improve clinical evidence dissemination efficiencies.
  • Design and manage multiple digital platforms to track and communicate clinical study progress.
  • Synthesize and disseminate literature across multiple products and/or therapies within the assigned therapeutic area.
  • Collaborate closely with external stakeholders including physician investigators and key opinion leaders on clinical and scientific evidence generation projects.
  • Contribute as an author on presentations, publications and/or regulatory submissions through coordination with clinical science, investigator authors and project management.


  • Minimum requirements: A PhD in biomedical engineering, biological sciences, or related field. A MS in an equivalent field will be considered with additional experience.
  • 2+ years of medical device and/or pharmaceutical industry experience in a similar role.
  • Working knowledge of medical conference organization from an industry perspective.
  • Understanding of cardiovascular physiology is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in communication and organizational tools such as PowerBI and
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems independently.
  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Demonstrated skill and tactfulness in working as a cross-functional team member.
  • Well-organized and self-motivated with an ability to initiate and follow through on assignments.

Key attributes considered necessary for success

  • Ability to work collaboratively, internally and externally.
  • Ability to manage/prioritize multiple tasks and adapt to a changing, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work in a group environment.
  • Ability to drive effective communication with a cross-functional team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including influencing, negotiation and teamwork skills.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The base pay for this position is $83,000.00 – $166,000.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.