Production Associate, In-house Manufacturing (6+ month contract)


Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Job Type: Contract/temp


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

As we continue our mission, we are building a new manufacturing team here in Waltham for our Protein products. This is a unique opportunity to be part of new growth at Abcam.

To help with this growth, we need a Manufacturing Associate and join our in-house manufacturing team and contribute to the component manufacturing for immunoassay kits, maintain material inventory, and the overall operation of lab equipment.

About the In-house Manufacturing Team at Abcam:

The In-house Manufacturing Team works closely with other teams across the business to deliver high quality products. Relevant skills include an understanding of the biological sciences, an eye for detail, excellent written and verbal communication, and teamwork.

Your role will include:

  • Bulk preparation of kit components, ability to read and understand batch production guides for intermediates and finished goods
  • Effectively use various laboratory equipment such as Biological Safety Cabinets, pipettes, incubators, balances, pH meters, centrifuges, etc.
  • Preparing and maintaining proper documentations
  • Maintain line clearance and clean work environment according to 5S
  • Use ERP system to complete work orders
  • Support any process development and, optimization of products
  • Assist with and troubleshooting manufacturing processing
  • Ensure compliance with Quality policies, SOPs and Health and Safety procedures


The ideal candidate for this position should possess either a Bachelor of Science degree in life sciences or at least two years of experience in biomanufacturing, with a preference for the former. It is important for the candidate to have a solid understanding of basic laboratory techniques and be proficient in using MS Office applications.

Being an enthusiastic team player with exceptional written and verbal communication skills is essential, along with the ability to work independently when necessary. The candidate should also demonstrate excellent organizational skills and the capability to handle multiple tasks efficiently. A strong work ethic and effective time management skills are highly valued in this role. Additionally, the candidate must be physically capable of lifting objects weighing up to 15 pounds.

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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