Senior Scientist

Abcam   •  

Cambridge, MA

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


Less than 5 years

Posted 132 days ago

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About the role:

We are seeking a Senior Scientist to lead the production of an exciting immunoassay product line at Abcam, a leading life science company, in our Cambridge, US office. This position willwork within a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers to develop new research tools for use by life scientists worldwide.   The Senior Scientist will beresponsible for the production and quality management of the new FirePlex-HT product line. The FirePlex-HT kits are a high-throughput multiplex immunoassay which utilize the FirePlex particle technology. The candidate will optimize, validate, and manufacture these multiplex immunoassay kits to fit the needs of our customers.The ideal candidate will be a detailed-oriented research scientist who is quality focused, hasexperience operating under standardizedprocesses and understands the principlesrequiredfor immunoassay development.


  • Production of high-quality multiplex immunoassay kits with associated documentation
  • Support tech transfer evaluation of projects from the new product development team to the production team 
  • Independently design, plan and conduct experiments to support process improvements 
  • Manage and perform Quality Control analysis of all FirePlex-HT kit components
  • Analyze and critically evaluate experimental results with an attention to detail
  • Maintain good laboratory records and presentation of regular internal production reports
  • Communicate with the team about project status, lead-times, technical issues, and experimental results
  • Prepare technical reports, product summaries, protocols, CoAs and SOPs
  • Complete project tasks in a timely and efficient manner
  • May be required to supervise junior members of staff
  • May be required to perform other duties as required


  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or closely related discipline
  • 2+ years of relevant laboratory experience with 1+ year of experience in an industry setting


  • Process driven and a keen eye for continuous improvement
  • Hands on experience with development and optimization of antibodies in single/multiplex immunoassays
  • Hands on experience with biochemistry and molecular biology techniques, such as ELISA, flow cytometry, and protein conjugations are strongly desired
  • Experience with automation platforms
  • Demonstrated experience with quantitative data analysis
  • Familiarity with LIMS systems
  • Must demonstrate strong communication and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team 
  • Ideal candidate will be self-motivated, detail-orientated, and able to multi-task
  • Must have excellent computer skills including instrumentation specific software, and proficiency in Microsoft office.