IVD Manufacturing Lead


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

About the role:

Abcam is seeking a talented people manager with lab experience to lead a small team in Waltham, MA The primary responsibilities of this role are to (1) Ensure products are delivered on time and at the set quality standard, (2) Develop and motivate continuous improvement (3) Execute cross-functional projects for a rapidly growing product line, and (4) Work cross-functionally to support quality management system and regulatory requirements.

About the department:

Our culture is one of innovation and unrelenting responsibility. There is a deep value for process-driven work and product quality, but also for thinking beyond the SOP.
The products are rabbit monoclonal antibodies that have been specifically developed for use in pathology laboratories for immunohistochemical staining of formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissues.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the quality management system according to ISO 13485 and cGMP requirements. Ensure products are delivered on time
  • Develop and motivate continuous improvement initiatives
  • Manage projects, budgets, and schedules to fulfill top-down and self-developed objectives
  • Manage production schedules and inventory levels


You have a master degree with a minimum of 4 years of industry experience in science or engineering (bioengineering, chemical engineering preferred). Or you have a bachelor degree with a minimum of 6 years of industry experience in science or engineering (bioengineering, chemical engineering preferred). You have experience operating in ISO 13485/ISO 9001 and cGMP environments with at least 2 years experience leading and managing people. You have excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.

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.


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