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Scientist - MSE-kit and Assay


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 with a growing company? Are you passionate about manufacturing as it relates to life sciences? If the answer is yes, read on!

Our Manufacturing, Science and Engineering (MSE) team is looking for a skilled professional to join as a Scientist, MSE-Kits and Assays in our Waltham, MA facility. This role will be a part of our in-house manufacturing team and work closely with our Quality Control (QC) team, supply chain, and procurement teams. This person will be mainly responsible for providing technical support to solve any ongoing issues with published kits and assay products and ensure our products are available to our customers in-line with our high quality standards.

The role includes:

  • QC troubleshooting and provide second tier technical support
  • Tackle any immediate manufacturing issues caused by supply chain and manufacturing constraint in a timely manner (material shortage, quality issue, switch suppliers, manufacturing challenges, etc.).
  • Communicate effectively with cross functional stakeholders and quickly find solutions.
  • Proactively anticipate and identify systemic risks, gaps, and resource bottlenecks that could challenge the manufacturing workflow and take action to fix the issue
  • Organize and /or provide advanced training to batch production and quality control team to ensure high manufacturing efficiency and quality standard
  • Work closely with R&D and Quality Control team and setup process to facilitate product troubleshooting and redevelopment transfer from QC to MSE to R&D.


You have a bachelors or masters degree in biology, biochemistry, immunology or another related life sciences field with at least 5 years experience in industrial life science product development and/or process improvement. You are familiar with the assay development process and workflows and have a deep understanding of troubleshooting products from R&D through to manufacturing and QC.

You have experience successfully managing multiple projects at once and have strong communication skills, both verbal and written. You have the ability to influence and drive accountability across cross-functional stakeholders.

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.