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Research Associate

Department: Custom Manufacturing

Location: Burlingame, California, United States

Research Associate (Custom Antibody Development)
Department: Custom Solutions
Location: Burlingame, CT USA
About the role
We have a great opportunity to join the Custom Solutions Team in Burlingame, CA. The position is primarily responsible for the screening and characterization of monoclonal antibodies. The successful candidate will play a hands-on role in the company’s use of a wide variety of analytical assays such as ELISA, flow cytometry, Octet, and HTRF. He or she will partner closely with other team members within the group, assisting with every step of antibody development.  The candidate will make observations, analyze data, and interpret results with full supervision.
About Custom Solutions at Abcam
The Custom Solutions team in Burlingame is responsible for the development of best in class antibodies for various commercial and academic clients.
Job responsibilities
The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
·       Execute experiments related to characterization of antibodies using various analytical assays
·       Work as part of the team to implement experimental plans
·       Maintain documentation of work, contribute to data analysis and interpretation of results
·       Help assess information to ensure data quality and completeness of results
·       Ability to communicate results to supervisor and peers
·       Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to multitask
·       Assist with regular assigned laboratory maintenance duties
Minimum qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences (or closely-related discipline)
  • 1-year experience working in a laboratory setting
Preferred qualifications
  • 2 years of experience in a laboratory setting and understanding of laboratory equipment
  • 1 year of experience in antibody development and characterization. Previous in ELISA experience is preferred.  Experience in advanced techniques such as Octet BLI and TR-FRET would be an advantage but full training will be provided
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to multitask and manage time effectively
  • Must demonstrate a high attention to detail
  • Ability to follow complex instructions
  • Ability to maintain accurate and thorough records
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office
About Us
Ever since 1998, when our founder, Jonathan Milner, started selling antibodies from the back of his bike, Abcam has aimed to help scientific researchers make breakthroughs faster. We now have offices and labs in the UK, the US, China and Japan, and as we continue to grow, we remain ambitious, driven by our customers’ success and their research needs.
It’s our goal to provide a world-standard in protein research tools, technical support and delivery. When you join Abcam, you’ll join a global business with the passion and the vision to become the most influential company, and, best-loved brand in life sciences.
Our culture is our key differentiator. We believe in empowering individuals, with responsibility given at an early stage. The working environment is fun and fast-paced, collaborative and outcome focused, with a strong customer focus. In addition to competitive salaries, we can offer an attractive flexible benefits package which includes share options, a culture focused on well-being and opportunities for growth and development.
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.