Scientist - Immunoassay Development


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 are seeking a Scientist to lead the development of novel immunoassays in our Eugene, OR facility. The candidate will join a well established and highly successful immunoassay development team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in immunology and biochemistry and extensive experience in multiple laboratory techniques including, but not limited to, ELISA, Western blotting, flow cytometry, high content imaging and other antibody-based laboratory research methods.

The candidate must be able to work on problems of diverse scope and high complexity, exercising sound judgment to select methods, techniques and evaluation criteria. They must have previously demonstrated successful technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration and independent thought.

Roles & responsibilities:

  • Line management of Research Associate/s
  • Document optimized assays as commercialized research use only products
  • Transfer developed methods and products to Manufacturing team and scale up.
  • Communicate experimental detail information both verbally and in technical reports and notes
  • Comply with all safety and quality regulations
  • May be required to perform other duties as required/assigned
  • Maintain good laboratory records and establish and troubleshoot SOPs
  • Operate within our quality management system and safety practices.

Additional Information:

  • Lab setting 25%
  • Office setting 75%


The ideal candidate for this position should hold a PhD or M.S. degree in immunology, biology, biochemistry, or a closely related field. Additionally, they should have accumulated at least 5 years of hands-on experience within a laboratory setting, specifically with a focus on utilizing antibody and ELISA methods, preferably in an industrial context. The candidate should also demonstrate expertise in team management and talent development, showcasing their ability to foster team growth to address organizational requirements. Familiarity with Biosafety Level 2 or higher-classified laboratory environments is essential.

Given the nature of the role, candidates should be prepared for extended periods of both standing and sitting. A meticulous approach to maintaining accurate and comprehensive records is crucial, underscoring the need for strong organizational 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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