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Senior Research Associate Cell Science


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

The Senior Research Associate will be responsible for RabMAb development by culturing cell lines and providing screening and validation materials for various ELISA, WB, ICC, IHC, FC and IP experiments. Detailed experimental documentation, database entry and report preparation are also required.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Maintain and culture frequently used suspension and adherent cell lines.
  • Isolate and culture primary cells according to the validation requests.
  • Prepare cells, cell lysates, and biological samples for downstream antibody screening and validation methods such as sELISA, WB, ICC, IHC, FC and IP.
  • Perform cell treatment experiments to get treated cells and cell lysates according to validation requests.
  • Establish stable cell lines by performing transfection, stable pool generation, single-cell cloning, and selection.
  • Deposit and archive cell lines in the company’s repository cell line bank.
  • Contribute to process and technology improvements.
  • Work closely with scientists and project stakeholders to make project progress smoothly.
  • Update the experimental information on internal database.
  • Manage and regular maintain instruments, equipment, and inventory.
  • Maintain high quality standards within the lab; ensuring the lab is compliant with all external and internal quality standards, and compliance with all health and safety guidelines.


You will have a Master’s degree or BSc with 3 years experience in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, or a related field. You have hands on experiences in mammalian cell culture, ELISA and Western Blot, along with knowledge of Flow Cytometry, IHC and ChIP. You also have the ability to do troubleshooting. Experience in establishing stable cell lines is preferred. You have solid organizational skills including great attention to detail and the ability to multi-task. You have rigorous logical thinking and good communication skills along with a strong sense of responsibility. If this sounds like you, 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.