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Sr. Research Associate

Department: Research

Location: Branford, Connecticut, United States

About the role:

This key position will play a hands-on role in the company’s use of a wide variety of molecular biology and protein purification techniques in support of various research and production projects. The Research Associate will partner closely with other team members within the group assisting with research and/or development on company projects. They will make observations, analyze data, and interpret results with full supervision.

About the department:

You will join a dedicated group of scientists and lab professionals in a recently expanded lab, working on the latest cutting-edge technology.


Essential Responsibilities:

• Execute experiments under full direction of supervisor.
• Work as part of the team to implement experimental plans.
• Thorough documentation of the work, contribute to data analysis and interpretation of results.
• Help assessing information to ensure data quality and completeness of results.
• Ability to communicate results to supervisor and peers.
• Strong organization skills, able to handle multitasks with help from team members.
• Assist with regular assigned laboratory maintenance duties.


Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology or a related field
• One year of relevant laboratory experience in an academic or industrial setting

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in molecular biology or a related field
• Expertise in the following aspects:
o General understanding of molecular biology principles.
o General laboratory skills required.
• Detail-oriented, organized, ability to implement protocols and maintenance of a detailed lab notebook.
• Ability to communicate results to supervisor and peers.
• Keep proper records and documented laboratory notebook.
• Manage goals within defined timeframes.
• Anticipate problems to minimize issues and work to resolve any issues to minimize impact on success of projects.
• Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multitasks.
• Assist with regular assigned laboratory maintenance duties
• Flexibility with work schedule to accommodate deadlines to customers

About you:

You’re a passionate life science professional with at least a year of lab experience, with a natural inclination toward attention-to-detail and accuracy. In addition, you are excited about working with new technologies, like a dynamic work environment and bring a positive attitude to work every day.

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 wellbeing 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.