Scientist – Immunoassay Design


Location: Eugene, Oregon

Job Type: Full time


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Company Description

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

Are you looking to join a growing business? Could you be part of a global team focused on developing a dynamic product range? If the answer is yes, read on!

As our team continues to grow we are looking for a Scientist to lead the development of novel immunoassay platforms in our Eugene, OR facility. This role will be 50% lab environment and 50% office environment.

Your role includes:

  • Research and implement novel antibody platforms to deliver customer-focused solutions
  • Document optimized assays as commercialized research use only products
  • Transfer developed methods and products to manufacturing team and scale up.
  • Line management of Research Associate/s
  • Communicate experimental information both verbally and in technical reports
  • Provide technical support for products to key customers


About you:

You will have a PhD or M.S. in Immunology, biology, biochemistry or a closely related field with at least 5 years of experience in a laboratory setting using various antibody-based methods. You have a proven track record of developing quantitative cell-based assays and multiple laboratory techniques including ELISA, Western blotting, flow cytometry, high content imaging and others.

You are able to work on a diverse scope of projects with high complexity, can exercise sound judgment when selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria. You have excellent communication and organization skills with a strong attention to detail.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in immunology and biochemistry and extensive experience in multiple laboratory techniques including but not limited to ELISA, Western blotting, flow cytometry, high content imaging, and other antibody-based laboratory research methods. You also have experience working in a Biosafety Level 2 or higher classified laboratory environment and are comfortable with prolonged stints of standing and/or sitting.

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 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 maximising productivity and innovation at work whilst reducing environmental impact.
  • A performance-based share plan, inspiring and rewarding our people as we deliver Abcam’s strategy.
  • Attractive and flexible package including 18 weeks full paid maternity leave and 6 weeks full paid paternity leave, increased holiday allowance 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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