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Research Associate - Protein Expression

Research Associate

Department: Technology Development

Location: Natick, Massachusetts, United States

**please note this role will be moving to our new Waltham, MA location in March 2021 


About the role

Abcam is looking for a Research Associate to join our team in Natick MA, working to express high quality recombinant proteins for development as standalone products at Abcam.  The goal of this product line is to deliver outstanding products to our customers and help Abcam achieve our aim of being the most influential company in life sciences by helping advance global understanding of biology and causes of disease, which, in turn, will drive new treatments and improved health.   


Primary Responsibilities  

·       Express proteins at small and medium scale in mammalian or bacterial cell systems. 

·       Generation of transfection grade DNA for recombinant protein expression. 

·       Contribute to additional activities within the team, as required. 

·       Communicate clearly with team members within the Protein Sciences Group, providing delivery dates and the necessary documentation as well as clearly presented data to support ongoing and completed work. 

·       Document experiments and procedures in laboratory notebooks, analyzing and presenting experimental data within internal meetings, and participate in the drafting and implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs). 

·       Support and foster a safe and efficient working environment within the Laboratory and ensure the safety of colleagues and visitors and adhere to all health and safety guidelines. 

·       Maintain high quality standards within the lab; ensuring the facility is compliant with all internal and external quality standards, including ISO9001 (2015). 

·       Routine maintenance and troubleshooting of scientific equipment. 


You have a proven track-record in industry, thriving in a fast-paced environment.  You have demonstrated experience improving protein expression utilizing your knowledge of cell culture (mammalian, microbial).  You have a strong working knowledge of purification and analytical platforms in order to engage in conversation with colleagues in those areas in order to troubleshoot your own work.   


*you must have industry experience to be considered

* there is no relocation for this role


Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of experience, in bioengineering, biochemistry or biology. 


·       Industrial experience in protein expression, generating proteins for multiple projects at a time. 

·       Established track record of thriving in a fast-paced environment. 

·       Motivated, positive and enthusiastic team player with strong problem-solving capabilities. 

·       Hard-working and motivated to deliver the highest quality proteins.  

·       Excellent communication and organizational skills. 

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.