It helps neuroscientists study antidepressants.
He showed us how to synthesise it better
This is what you could do.
We’re proud of our maverick beginnings, and in the UK you’ll find where it all began at our global HQ in Cambridge. Today, we’ve got a team of more than 400 at the Cambridge Science Park; a hub for the best in life science institutions and businesses. In Bristol, you’ll also find our outstanding team of biochemists and specialists, who manage our product portfolio. Drawing together talent from all cultures and backgrounds, we enjoy sharing views and opinions in our open-plan offices and cutting-edge laboratories.
Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge,
“I joined the business because I wanted to work for a company that’s not only a leader in its field, but also offers excellent opportunities for its people. That’s exactly what abcam does.”
“As an uncertain humanities graduate, I found a friendly and comfortable home in Logistics at Abcam. It’s exciting to work in such a such a forward-thinking, consumer-centric place – I feel like I’m doing something worthwhile.”
Senior Logistics Technician
“I joined Abcam 12 years ago because I liked the fact that it’s so customer-oriented – and that it takes product quality so seriously. I’ve had many different jobs over the years, but the business is growing so fast that it’s always a good balance between fun and challenging.”
Senior Project & Change Manager
“Having left academia, I was looking for stability, security and career progression. Abcam gave me all three, which is fantastic.”
Principal Scientist, R&D
I work as a Product Manager here at abcam, working on Data Integration. That means I’m responsible for our product updates, new product integration management, and new product screening. At the same time, I also line manage three product administrators and a product specialist, so I’ve got a great team around me.
Abcam definitely develops my skills to help me support my team, too. I’ve been on a real variety of training courses since starting my role, and that’s allowed me to build my skill set and help my team build theirs too. I’m currently on a Leadership course along with all the other managers at abcam, and that’s been an excellent experience. I’ve learned so many new techniques that help with every aspect of being a manager, from negotiations to appraisals to everyday team support.
I think that kind of training and career development has been my biggest achievement here. Starting as a lab technician, I’ve been able to transition from a purely scientific role to something that’s both scientific and commercial. The support and opportunities that abcam provide have really allowed me to develop personally and professionally. I just don’t think that I would have been able to gain this level of experience anywhere else.
You get incredible exposure to big projects at abcam, and I think that’s been vital for me. As an example, I was involved in the product integration element of the MitoSciences acquisition, helping to organize and implement the addition of all the MitoSciences products to our catalogue. It was abcam’s first acquisition, so it was quite a high profile and challenging project, but at the same time, it was so rewarding to know the difference we were making for our global business and our customers.
We succeed because we’re committed to reaching for new ideas, sometimes taking risks to go above and beyond. At abcam, we make sure that our colleagues are rewarded for that determination and feel optimistic and excited about their future with us. These are just some of the benefits enjoyed by our UK colleagues, their partners and families: