Senior Research Associate - Chemistry


Location: Eugene, Oregon

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? Do you have a passion for Chemistry? If the answer is yes, read on!

Reporting to the Manufacturing Services Manager, our Chemistry function, within our in-house manufacturing team, is looking to add a Senior Research Associate to our team in Eugene, OR. This person will contribute to the synthesis, QC testing, and packaging of our existing biochemical products. Majority of the work will be done in a laboratory setting requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which will be provided.

The role involves:

  • Performing documented organic synthesis manufacturing processes according to SOPs
  • Using analytical chemistry methods to evaluate the purity and quality of compounds.
  • Comply with Good Documentation Practices for routine and troubleshooting of multi-step syntheses.
  • Comply with Abcam's Global Quality Standards.
  • May be required to perform other duties as required/assigned

Work Environment:

  • Lab setting (80%)
  • Office setting (20%)
  • BSL2 Lab


You have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry, bioengineering, biology or a related field with experience in modern organic chemical synthesis, low and medium pressure liquid chromatography purification, thin-layer chromatography, crystallization, fluorescence, and UV analysis methods.

You have demonstrated experience with a variety of chemical synthesis-related lab equipment and have experience in either an academic or industrial lab setting. You possess excellent computer skills, including instrumentation specific software, and are proficient with Microsoft Office suite. You display manual dexterity required to operate lab equipment and are okay with prolonged stints of standing/sitting. You can thrive in a fast-paced environment and are detail-oriented with excellent communication and organizational skills.

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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