Senior Scientist Analytical Development


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

With our ever expanding Protein Sciences team, we have created a new role and are looking for a Senior Scientist with experience in protein analytics to join the team. Based in our Waltham, MA office this role will support analytical characterization and method development for the global Abcam network. The will be responsible for implementing biophysical QC approach for proteins and antibodies to support our scientists.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Ensuresuccessful technical transfer of existing and new analytical methods across the Abcam network
  • Ensure products which pass QC meet the established standards using accepted analytical techniques
  • Troubleshoot technical and analytical problems within established analytical processes (including but not limited to RP-HPLC, SEC-HPLC, LCMS, DLS, etc.)
  • Improve analytical method robustness as needed
  • Draft technical documents and provide data analysis reports as needed
  • Provide technical guidance and training to biophysical QC teams across Abcam as needed
  • Contribute to the evolution of analytical methods by maintaining a strong understanding of alternative technologies and approaches
  • Provide regular updates to senior leadership


You will have a PhD or Masters in Analytical Chemistry or Biochemistry plus 3 or 5 years of industry experience in a development setting. You are an expert in the analytical methods necessary for protein characterization with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve complex problems. You are self-motivated, have excellent communication skills, be a team player, and have strong knowledge and experience in advanced bioanalytical separation sciences including chromatographic, electrophoretic and mass spectrometry methods.

You have a solution-orientated attitude and strong logical thinking with excellent organization, coordination and communication skills and the ability to identify new methods for protein characterization. You will be collaborating with our teams in China on a regular basis so being able to speak Mandarin would be great. 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.

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.

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


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