Research Associate - Quality Control


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

We have an exciting opportunity to join our quality control team that tests ELISAs. This is a full-time permanent position. The research associate reports to the Quality Control Manager who leads the testing team. This role provides an excellent opportunity to work on a dedicated team while gaining career building technical skills. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and have an outstanding work ethic with a strong mindset on delivering results and exceeding target manufacturing goals. A keen attention to detail and desire for best quality is a pre-requisite.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform documented methods required for finished product quality testing
  • Review manufacturing documentation for process deviations
  • Communicate analyzed results in detailed written reports.
  • Maintain archive of control sample inventory required for product testing
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records
  • Must possess strong organization skills
  • Maintain a safe and healthy workplace.
  • 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


The ideal candidate for this position should possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology or a closely related discipline, indicating a strong academic foundation in relevant scientific principles. As the role involves conducting experiments and using office lab equipment, the candidate should display excellent manual dexterity to handle the equipment effectively.

It is important to note that this position requires the ability to endure prolonged periods of standing or sitting, suggesting a need for physical stamina. Moreover, candidates should be prepared for weekend work, with the schedule spanning from Tuesday to Saturday, ensuring availability for important lab activities during this time frame. These qualifications collectively form a comprehensive profile of the ideal candidate, equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills, and commitment to excel in this role.

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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