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Forensic Scientist

Abbott Laboratories

This is a Full-time position in Gretna, LA posted November 19, 2021.

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 Abbott

Diagnostic testing is a compass, providing information that helps in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a range of health conditions.

Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools give you accurate, timely information to better manage your health. We’re empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbott’s diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people.

Our location in Gretna, LA currently has an opportunity for a Forensic Scientist. This role will be responsible for analysis, review and interpretation of analytical data in accordance with the SAMHSA mandatory guidelines and other regulatory organizations. 


  • Operation of the GC/MS and/or LC-MS/MS instruments
  • Perform initial review of data
  • Preparation and extraction of samples for GC/MS and LC-MS/MS confirmation; as needed
  • Operate lab equipment necessary to perform extraction; as needed
  • Prepare validation samples for new controls, calibrators and reagents
  • Documentation of QC validation results
  • Storage of supplies and disposal of empty boxes; as needed
  • Adhere to all security procedures for ensuring confidentiality of donor information



  • BS degree in a science or equivalent


  • At least one year of  technical laboratory experience preferred
  • Ability to understand analytical techniques and procedures.
  • Ability to understand laboratory instrumentation
  • Ability to understand certification requirements for SAMHSA, CAP (College of American Pathologists), and other relevant regulatory bodies.
  • Ability to understand the function of a LIS (Laboratory Information System) and other laboratory computer systems.


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 priority
  • 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 a 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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