Abcam: Senior Scientist (12 month fixed term contract)

  • Closing date 31 Mar 2018

Abcam recently announced that we have entered into a license agreement with Roche Tissue Diagnostics. This gives Abcam the exclusive rights to the product portfolio of Spring Bioscience Corporation in the research use only (RUO) field – a total of approximately 760 unique products that will allow us to better respond to our customers’ needs by giving them access to more products for their most important targets, faster. We will manufacture and sell the products using our brand, inclusive of SP branding.

In order to develop our inhouse capabilities and transfer the production of these new products to our in-house Manufacturing division, we are now recruiting for a Senior Scientist to join the team.

About the New Product Development Team at Abcam

Abcam’s New Product Development Team are a highly agile forward-thinking team who are developing next generation science tools to help scientists across the world achieve their goals faster. We play an important role in consistently developing new products for our customers and adding significant value to their research.

Roles and responsibilities

Working within the New Product Development department and based in Cambridge this position will help to support the integration of products that Abcam has recently added to its portfolio.

The role will involve the quality control and exploratory testing of hybridoma derived mAbs, predominantly using Immunohistochemistry and evaluating both supernatant and purified samples.

The role holder will be working closely with the Cell Sciences group and Project Management, taking the lead in scheduling the testing, analysing the results and reporting the data out to the wider Project team.

About you

  • Experience of the characterisation of antibodies using Immunohistochemistry is required.
  • The ability to work on numerous products/projects simultaneously and prioritise effectively would be beneficial.
  • Education preferably PhD or equivalent experience
  • You will be working within a fast-moving project, interacting with numerous teams/functions, each of which has a vital part to play in delivery of the final product. You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to concisely express concerns or queries where necessary and, working with Project Management, transmit information throughout the project team and to other stakeholders



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 offer an attractive and flexible benefits package (which includes shares for eligible employees), a culture focussed on wellbeing and opportunities for growth and development.

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