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Abcam in the United Kingdom

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.

 

Where we are

Cambridge HQ

Cambridge Science Park,
Milton Road,
Cambridge.
CB4 0FL

Bristol

Unit 3
Avon Riverside Estate,
Victoria Road,
Avonmouth,
Bristol
BS11 9DB

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The people you’ll work with

“The thing that keeps me at abcam is the variety. No two projects are the same, and I love working with all the different stakeholders, impacting on the business every day.”

Rachel
Project Manager

“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.”

Will
Talent Acquisition

“Working at abcam lets me focus on my personal goals and objectives whilst still being a part of a high performing team, both of which are great for my career.”

Matt
Logistics Technician

“Having left academia, I was looking for stability, security and career progression. Abcam gave me all three, which is fantastic.”

Saeeda
Principal Scientist, R&D

Karan’s story

Product Manager

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.

 

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Inquiring minds; exceptional benefits

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:

  • Rewarding salary packages
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance and DIS policy
  • Critical illness cover
  • Private medical and dental insurance and BUPA health assessments
  • Travel insurance
  • Cycle2Work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Gym membership discounts
  • Discounts at leading brands and retailers
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Income protection quotes
  • Employee share scheme
  • Joining-date anniversary rewards
  • Free refreshments, including tea, coffee and juice
  • Free seasonal fruit deliveries
  • Subsidized fitness classes
  • Onsite games rooms fitted with consoles, pool tables and table tennis
  • Ice cream van visits in the summer months
  • Social events including summer barbecues, as well as extensive sports and gaming clubs, all company-subsidized