Sr. Research Associate

Last updated 2 days ago
Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts

About the role

We are seeking a dynamic Senior Research Associate to help researchers accelerate their research by providing customers with quality data and analyses related to our high-throughput, multiplexed immunoassays and miRNA assays. The successful candidate will gain experience in every aspect of the Service Lab, from experimental design through running the assays, data analysis, report generation and supporting the customers as they interpret the results. As proficiency increases the candidate will take on trouble shooting and training roles. The candidate will join a small team of 3-4 reporting to the Director of Assay Services. This is a great opportunity to become an expert in a cutting edge technology and assist researchers in a broad range of fields.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Profile biomarkers from biofluids on multiplexed detection assays with high reproducibility and attention to detail
  • Work with hands on and automated assays
  • Retain careful records of all work done
  • Analyze results to determine if QC metrics are met
  • Generate reports of experimental work for submission to customers
  • Troubleshoot problems with assays and samples as they may occur
  • Address customer questions related to experimental design and work performed, leading to high customer satisfaction
  • Work closely with R&D to incorporate new assays into our portfolio and propose and implement improvements to existing assays
  • Continually think of, suggest, and help implement process improvements
  • Actively participate in team meetings and discussions
About you

You should at a minimum have a BS in Biology or a related field and one year of additional laboratory research experience that includes RT-PCR work. You must display a high attention to detail and accuracy and be comfortable with Excel and Word.

Preferably you have a MS in Biology or a related field, with genomics experience in a lab that demonstrates BSL2 compliance. You don’t need to be an expert in statistics, R or python, but the idea of learning them shouldn’t freak you out. If you have experience in ELISA or other antibody based applications that would be great. Finally, you should be able to function well in a team environment, displaying great active listening skills and contributing ideas, while also being able to work independently and multitask.

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!

Pay and Benefits

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive and flexible benefits package (including our award-winning share scheme, 18 weeks full paid maternity leave and 6 weeks full paid paternity leave), a culture focused on well-being and opportunities for growth and development, and a highly flexible working environment.

What’s more, as a WORK180 Endorsed Employer, we are recognized globally as an organization that’s diverse, inclusive and supports women in the workplace.

About Us

An idea conceived in a University of Cambridge laboratory in 1998, Abcam plc( began life as an innovative and entrepreneurial start-up, spearheaded by like-minded individuals who shared a common purpose of providing the scientific community with quality antibody reagents, as well as trustworthy and up-to-date information about their uses and limitations. Abcam has now grown to become a leading supplier of protein research tools to life scientists, whilst always maintaining the core collaborative values assumed at its inception.  

Abcam now supports life science researchers in their quest to understand the cause of disease and ultimately offer improvements to diagnoses and treatments. To achieve this outcome, the company both develops and manufactures its own products in specialist facilities across the globe, and sources from over 400 partners, offering scientists the newest, most innovative and highest quality research tools available globally, regardless of source. With a customer base of research scientists who require high performance products with detailed technical specifications, 64% of global researchers use Abcam products. 

Inclusion & Diversity

Abcam is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to age, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.