Scientist - Quality Control


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

Our Quality Control team is looking for a skilled professional to join as an Associate Scientist - Quality Control in our Waltham, MA facility. This role will be a part of our in-house manufacturing team and will work with our Quality Control (QC) team, R&D, supply chain, and procurement teams. This person will be mainly responsible for providing technical support to solve any ongoing issues with published biochemical kits and assay products, helping to continuously improve manufacturing scalability and quality and ensuring that manufactured products are in-line with our high quality standards.

The role includes:

  • QC troubleshooting to determine the root cause of failure for in-house manufactured kits through lab-based testing, documentation, and process review.
  • Design and implement experiments to analyze the activity and stability of enzymes used as kit components.
  • Assist supply chain and manufacturing teams to resolve any immediate manufacturing constraints in a timely manner (including troubleshooting manufacturing scalability and formulation challenges, addressing raw material shortages, vendor quality issues, etc…).
  • Collaborate with senior-level R&D scientists to optimize product formulations and implement changes as part of an ongoing commitment to continuous quality improvement.
  • Develop quantitative criteria for product release.
  • Communicate effectively with cross-functional stakeholders and quickly find solutions.
  • Proactively anticipate and identify systemic risks, gaps, and resource bottlenecks that could challenge the manufacturing workflow and take action to fix the issue.
  • Organize and /or provide advanced training to manufacturing and quality control teams to ensure high manufacturing efficiency and quality standards.
  • Work closely with R&D and setup processes to facilitate product troubleshooting and redevelopment transfer from QC to PE to R&D.
  • Maintain high-quality standards within the lab; ensuring the facility is compliant with all internal and external quality standards, including ISO9001 (2015).


You have a bachelors or masters degree with 10 and 5 years respectively, in biology, biochemistry, enzymology, pharmacology or another related life sciences field. You are familiar with the assay development process and workflows and have a deep understanding of troubleshooting products from R&D through to manufacturing and QC.

You have experience successfully managing multiple projects at once and have strong communication skills, both verbal and written. You have the ability to influence and drive accountability across cross-functional stakeholders.

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.


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