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Cell Biology Scientist

Department: Cell Line Development Platform

Location: FREMONT, California, United States

We are looking to expand our team to support Abcam’s strategic ambitions in the cell engineering field. We are recruiting for a Scientist with excellent technical skills in cell model generation using CRISPR/Cas9 to join our Cell Biology team

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your career within a growing business by playing a hands-on role in the Custom Cell Engineering group in Fremont to support the delivery of Custom Cell Engineering projects and any internal product development.

Key Responsibilities

  • Apply gene editing technologies including CRISPR/Cas9 in mammalian cells
  • Plan and manage multiple projects for gene editing using CRISPR/Cas9 technology
  • Design, execute and analyze experiments, generating high-quality reports to support customer projects in a timely fashion
  • Develop and optimize protocols for gene editing of diverse mammalian cell types
  • Directly supervise and provide training to junior members of staff, reviewing their work and reports ensuring adherence to high quality standards
  • When necessary, lead and support troubleshooting activities to achieve project aims.
  • Directly interact and update the project progress with the project management team and/or the department Director
  • Collaborate and exchange technical protocols, tips and experiences with other team members working at both local and other global Abcam locations, ensuring governance of any technical transfer
  • Identify innovative solutions aligned with continuous improvement and maintaining leading edge for customer delivery
  • Role model and champion safe working practices, adhering to all company EHS policies

Skills and Experience Required

  • PhD in cell biology, molecular, genetics or related biological life science
  • 3+ years hands-on experiences, preferably within an industrial setting
  • Direct experience working with gene editing using CRISPR/Cas9 in mammalian cells
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture including challenging cell types such as iPSC culture.
  • Data analytic and report writing, including preparation of technical presentations
  • Experience supervising and developing the technical skills of others.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational, time-management skills and careful attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate within a team-based environment
  • Excellent computer skills including instrumentation specific software and proficiency in Microsoft Office 

Pay and Benefits 

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive and flexible benefits package (including our award-winning share scheme, 18 weeks full paid maternity leave and 6 weeks full paid paternity leave), a culture focused on well-being and opportunities for growth and development, and a highly flexible working environment. 

What’s more, as a WORK180 Endorsed Employer, we are recognized globally as an organization that’s diverse, inclusive and supports women in the workplace.   

About Us 

An idea conceived in a University of Cambridge laboratory in 1998, Abcam plc ( began life as an innovative and entrepreneurial start-up, spearheaded by like-minded individuals who shared a common purpose of providing the scientific community with quality antibody reagents, as well as trustworthy and up-to-date information about their uses and limitations. Abcam has now grown to become a leading supplier of protein research tools to life scientists, whilst always maintaining the core collaborative values assumed at its inception.

Abcam now supports life science researchers in their quest to understand the cause of disease and ultimately offer improvements to diagnoses and treatments. To achieve this outcome, the company both develops and manufactures its own products in specialist facilities across the globe, and sources from over 400 partners, offering scientists the newest, most innovative and highest quality research tools available globally, regardless of source. With a customer base of research scientists who require high performance products with detailed technical specifications, 64% of global researchers use Abcam products.


Inclusion & Diversity  

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.