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Manufacturing Data Administrator (12-month FTC)

Department: In-house Manufacturing

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Job Title: Manufacturing Data Administrator (12-month FTC)

Location: Cambridge


About the role 


This role is based in our Cambridge, UK office. The data administrator will support key functions within our busy Cambridge In-House Manufacturing team. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and have an outstanding work ethic with a strong mindset on delivering results and exceeding target manufacturing goals. A keen attention to detail and desire for best quality is a pre-requisite.



Roles & Responsibilities: 


  • Assist with the procurement of raw materials and equipment within a laboratory facility.
  • Work with the procurement function and IHM lab team to ensure best working practices.
  • Ensure prices of all raw materials are updated on an annual basis. Identify and target high cost or high usage material areas with a view to negotiating better discounts.
  • Carry out data entry in a timely manner with high attention to detail.
  • Contribute to additional activities within the team, as required.
  • Demonstrate a high level of attention to detail to ensure compliance with internal and external quality standards.


  • Understand and work to the concepts and practices of Abcam's Lab Health and Safety Policy including the regulations governing COSHH and biological agents.


About you


Our ideal candidate will be highly self-motivated, hardworking, have excellent organisational skills and consistently deliver high quality results in a fast-paced environment. A flair for negotiation and networking would be an advantage. Excellent communication skills are a must.


You should have the ability to maintain accurate records and be proficient in Microsoft Office. You should have a flexible attitude to work being able to work both autonomously and as part of a team.


Our ideal candidate will have an awareness of working to strict timelines and demanding quality standards. Prior experience of quality systems, purchasing and stock control would be an advantage, although not essential as full training will be provided. 


If this sounds like you and you’d like to be a part of a fast paced, growing business with the vision to become the most influential company and best-loved brand in life sciences please apply now!



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?( 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.