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Associate Scientist


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

We are currently seeking an Associate Scientist to join our Manufacturing team at our Waltham, MA facility working to optimize the manufacturing for enzymatic biochemical and cell based assays. Specifically, through the support of the manufacturing team through collaboration with the Process Excellence Scientist.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct experiments to identify root causes of issues with in-house manufactured products, collaborating with R&D and Process Excellence teams to update processes.
  • Address immediate manufacturing challenges caused by supply chain and production constraints, ensuring timely resolution of material shortages, quality concerns, and manufacturing issues.
  • Proactively anticipate and mitigate systemic risks, gaps, and resource bottlenecks that may disrupt manufacturing processes, working with the Process Excellence team to find solutions.
  • Organize and update standardized documentation to support manufacturing and QC of products and customer usage of our products.
  • Work in collaboration with R&D and Process Excellence to sustain product lines through the support of tech transfer and implementation.
  • Support Quality Control through root cause experimentation and document review and improvement.
  • Initiate updates and creation of functional SOPs as required
  • Maintain a high level of quality in coordination with Quality Assurance teams, utilizing Novunex
  • Collaborate with the Process Excellence team members to identify and implement process improvements and optimization, while streamlining manufacturing workflows.


The ideal candidate for the Associate Scientist position in our Process Excellence team should hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in immunology, biology, biochemistry, or a closely related field. Additionally, we require a minimum of 2 years of laboratory experience if the candidate posses a master's degree, 5 years of laboratory experience if a bachelor's degree, preferably in an industry setting, involving the use of antibody and ELISA methods.

Familiarity with Lean manufacturing or equivalent methodologies is essential, as is prior experience in a Biosafety Level 2 or higher-classified laboratory environment. The role entails prolonged stints of standing/sitting, making physical endurance a key requirement.

The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to maintaining accurate and detailed records, showcasing strong organizational skills. The position involves a mix of laboratory and office settings, with 50% dedicated to the lab environment and 50% to office-based activities.

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 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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