Research Associate – Abcam Plc – Waltham, MA


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Paid time off
Parental leave

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From global research discoveries to clinical breakthroughs – our vision is to become the most influential life sciences company for researchers. If you are motivated by making a real impact to people’s life and have a desire to work in a passionate and diverse community, Abcam is the place for you.

Our culture is driven by our dedicated, agile and audacious community of professionals who are driven by a combined purpose and sense of belonging. We’re incredibly proud to be recognised as one of the top 5 best places to work in the UK for two years running, as per Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award.

Job Description

Abcam is looking for a Laboratory Operations specialist to join our team in Waltham, MA, working to support downstream product QC and release in the development of standalone recombinant products at Abcam. The goal of this product line is to deliver outstanding products to our customers and help Abcam achieve our aim of being the most influential company in life sciences by helping advance global understanding of biology and causes of disease, which, in turn, will drive new treatments and improved health.


Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Perform downstream tasks supporting product release, including all activities adjacent to and included in protein lyophilization
  • Interact with Supply Chain and Manufacturing to manage work orders within the US and UK teams, including relevant database updating
  • Manage bulk protein inventory within the Waltham Protein Sciences Team, and update external groups as needed/requested
  • Complete required quality control of proteins, including SDS-PAGE gels and endotoxin testing
  • As needed, perform routine laboratory tasks, including glass wash, autoclaving, media and buffer preparation, centrifugation, ordering/inventory management, and vialing/labeling of protein samples.
  • Contribute to additional activities within the team, as required.
  • Communicate clearly with team members within the Protein Sciences Group, providing delivery dates and the necessary documentation as for activities.
  • Document procedures and processes in laboratory notebooks and participate in the drafting and implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Support and foster a safe and efficient working environment within the Laboratory and ensure the safety of colleagues and visitors and adhere to all health and safety guidelines.
  • Maintain high quality standards within the lab; ensuring the facility is compliant with all internal and external quality standards, including ISO9001 (2015).
  • Routine maintenance and troubleshooting of scientific equipment.
Qualifications


About you:

You have a minimum of 2 years previous experience in an industrial setting and thrive in a fast-paced environment. You have downstream processing experience and are interested in learning more and taking on additional responsibilities in your role. You are a team player and appreciate being part of a team.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree with 2 years of experience in an industrial setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Industrial experience in a similar role within a laboratory setting.
  • Established track record of thriving in a fast-paced environment.
  • Motivated, positive and enthusiastic team player with strong problem-solving capabilities.
  • Hard-working and motivated.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

Additional Information

We know that when it comes to benefits, no one size fits all. Flexibility and choice matter which is why we offer all kinds of ways to enable you and your loved ones to be well and live well. You can expect;

  • A culture focused on well-being and opportunities for growth and development. We provide a wide range of training opportunities, for both professional and personal development.
  • The freedom to work in a way that works for you, with a focus on maximizing productivity and innovation at work while reducing environmental impact.
  • A performance-based share plan, inspiring and rewarding our people as we deliver Abcam’s strategy.
  • Attractive and flexible benefits package including 18 weeks full paid maternity leave and 6 weeks full paid paternity leave, increased paid time off accrual over time and much more.

We offer a truly inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. This is underpinned by our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and our partnerships with WORK180 (endorsed employer for women) and MyGwork (LGBT+ professional community). All our positions are open as a Job Share, where two talented professionals can share the responsibility of a full time position. You can declare your interest in a job share role within the application form.

Abcam is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to age, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you’re interested in this particular role then we’d love to read your application.

Effective January 1, 2022, all U.S.-based employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID as a condition of employment at Abcam. Employees with a sincerely held religious belief and/or disability impacting their ability to obtain the COVID vaccine can request a reasonable accommodation.

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