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Personal Assistant (12 month FTC)

Department: Marketing Leadership

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

About the Role:  


Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President of Research and Development the role is responsible for providing full, professional and confidential assistance to Executive Level and generalist support as required to the wider leadership team within Research and Development.

This is a key role to support the achievements of the Senior Vice President and provides a proactive, dynamic and agile approach to professional business support.  It’s an exciting opportunity to support a passionate leader through a period of restructure and change within a growing fast-moving global organisation.

Flexibility maybe required in this role to support a global organisation. However, at Abcam we believe flexibility works both ways and support flexible working for our employees. Please include any flexibility you would like to be considered as part of your application for consideration. 

Roles & responsibilities:
  • Diary management including liaison with other Executive PA’s to ensure collaborative approach to Executive meetings
  • Act as a gatekeeper for the Executive leader, ensuring calls, mail and visitors are supported
  • Arrangement and setup of meetings (on and offsite, including coordination of equipment, refreshments etc)
  • Prepare agendas for meetings, attend and take minutes/actions as required and provide relevant follow up as needed
  • Arrangement of all travel including hotels, flights/trains, visas and itineraries ensuring full preparation and documentation is provided in advance of any trip
  • Assist in the preparation of presentations
  • Meet and greet visitors as required
  • Support the submission of expenses
  • Generalist administrative support for the leadership team within research and development
About you

You will have significant experience working in a PA/EA role supporting Senior Executives with demonstratable complex diary management experience.  You will be proactive with the ability to maintain excellent organisational and time management skills while multitasking. 

In addition, you will be fully competent in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) with a high level of attention to details.

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 ( 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.