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Research Associate, Quality Control (flexible working days)

Department: In-house Manufacturing

Location: Eugene, Oregon, United States

Working hours –

Position requires weekend work (e.g., Sunday-Thursday, Tuesday-Saturday)


About the role

We have an exciting opportunity to join our quality control team that tests ELISAs. This is a full-time permanent position. The research associate reports to the Quality Control Manager who leads the testing team. This role provides an excellent opportunity to work on a dedicated team while gaining career building technical skills. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and have an outstanding work ethic with a strong mindset on delivering results and exceeding target manufacturing goals. A keen attention to detail and desire for best quality is a pre-requisite.


Roles & Responsibilities:


  • Perform documented methods required for finished product quality testing
  • Review manufacturing documentation for process deviations
  • Communicate analyzed results in detailed written reports.
  • Maintain archive of control sample inventory required for product testing
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records
  • Must possess strong organization skills
  • Maintain a safe and healthy workplace.
  • Comply with Abcam's Global Quality Standards.
  • May be required to perform other duties as required/assigned


About you

  • B.S. in Biology, or closely related discipline
  • Experience running immunoassays is preferred
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to do the following:
    • Position requires prolonged stints of standing/sitting
    • Display manual dexterity required to operate office lab equipment
  • Work Environment:
    • Lab setting 80%
    • Office setting 20%
    • BSL2 lab


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. 


We are incredibly proud to be recognised as the ‘3rd Best Place to Work in the UK in 2021’, as per Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award. Our culture is driven by our dedicated, agile and audacious community of professionals who are driven by a combined purpose and sense of belonging. 


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.