Senior Research Associate, Cell Engineering


Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Job Type: Full time


Company Description

For over 20 years, Abcam has been providing tools the scientific community needs to enable faster breakthroughs in critical areas like cancer, neurological disorders, infectious diseases, and metabolic disorders.

We believe that to continue making progress, we need to work together in new ways. We need your own unique perspective as well as this of our people to make an always greater impact on the world. This community needs people like you: dedicated, agile and above all audacious so we can truly bring progress forward.

Job Description

Are you looking to work for a company growing 20% year over year? Are you a highly motivated cell biologist looking for an exciting lab-based role? If the answer is yes, read on!

Our Cell Line team is looking for a Senior Research Associate based out of our Waltham, MA location. Reporting to the Cell Line Development Team Lead, this person will be responsible for preparing top quality KO cell line banks for the abcam catalogue for both new product development and for future replenishment pipelines.

This role is predominately a benchwork lab-based role.

The role includes:

  • Grow and maintain, clean mammalian cell cultures, of adherent and suspension cell lines, to generate final cell line stock
  • Perform quality control mycoplasma testing of final cell line stock
  • Work across multiple sections of the business (supply chain, logistics, project management) to deliver products to the catalogue.
  • Work independently, within a team environment, to deliver products and record data within appropriate deadlines
  • Support overall Cell Lines Team in various projects, as required
  • Help establish and maintain high quality standards during experimental processes and record keeping. Abide by laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and keep accurate Batch Manufacturing Records (BMRs)
  • Help maintain a safe and efficient working environment in the laboratory, ensure the safety of colleagues & visitors and comply with Health and Safety (H&S) policies


You will have a B.S. in biology or subject related to Life sciences. Practical experience in mammalian cell culture is essential. Experience working in an industry setting and/or under ISO9001 is desirable, in addition to high-throughput screening, and genetics. Knowledge of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing systems would also be advantageous.

With excellent attention to detail, you will have good organizational skills with the ability to prioritize, work across several projects, and to deadlines. You will be an enthusiastic team player; self-motivated, independent, and able to facilitate open and constructive communication within the Cell Lines Team and other teams within the company.

If this sounds like you and you’d like to be a part of a fast paced, growing business with the vision to become the most influential company and best-loved brand in life sciences please apply now!

Additional Information

We know that when it comes to benefits, no one size fits all. Flexibility and choice matter which is why, in addition to market competitive salaries, we offer you a flexible benefits package which is tailored to your unique needs and support your financial, physical and emotional wellbeing. This includes our award-winning share scheme, 18 weeks fully paid maternity leave, 6 weeks fully paid paternity leave as well as highly flexible working and much more. Besides, your development will be integral to your experience here. You will grow alongside other talented minds, in ways you may often find unexpected.

When people come together, incredible things happen. Here you’ll work in a safe environment where you can be who you truly are. We’ll champion and celebrate your uniqueness throughout your journey with us. This is how we excel at partnering with the scientific community no matter the challenge, ultimately helping solve the world’s most critical diseases. Find out more about Diversity & Inclusion at Abcam.

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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