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Research Associate - NPD (ftc)

Department: New Product Development

Location: Eugene, Oregon, United States

Research Associate – SimpleStep Immunoassays

Abcam is looking for a full-time contract Research Associate to assist in the development of novel immunoassays in our Eugene, OR facility. The core responsibility will be to provide support to the SimpleStep immunoassay development team through the use of antibody-based laboratory techniques such as sandwich ELISA, Western blot, immunocytochemistry, and flow cytometry as well as the generation of biological materials for analysis.

Our culture is one that empowers individuals with responsibility given at an early stage. The environment is fun and fast-paced, with everybody working together as a team to deliver great service and the best products to our customers.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Perform documented methods required for immunoassay development
  • Assist in further validation of antibodies, proteins and lysates for immunoassay development
  • Maintain good laboratory records
  • Communicate experimental detail information both verbally and in technical reports and notes
  • Perform tissue culture
  • Generate cell, tissue, subcellular fractions and purified protein materials required for assay development
  • Comply with all safety and quality regulations
  • Routine maintenance and troubleshooting of scientific equipment
  • May be required to perform other duties as required/assigned

B.S. in Biology, or closely related discipline

1 year of relevant laboratory experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in immunoassays, protein chemistry, protein separation or chromatography
  • 1+ year working in industry
  • Must demonstrate strong communication skills
  • Follow detailed instructions precisely
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records
  • Must possess strong organization skills
  • Excellent computer skills including instrumentation specific software, and proficiency in Microsoft office.

 Lab setting 70%

Office setting 30%

Pay and Benefits

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive and flexible benefits package 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.