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Principal Scientist

Department: Technology Development

Location: Branford, Connecticut, United States

About the role 


Abcam is looking for an innovative and goal driven Principal Scientist.  Successful candidate will be a strong leader that is passionate about contributing to the growth and development of the next generation scientist. We are looking for a candidate that can solve challenging scientific problems and lead the development of advanced technologies for antibody discovery and engineering. This professional will possess a strong background in immunology and molecular biology. The successful candidate will be expected to lead large, multi-disciplinary projects, manage multiple levels of scientists, and contribute to project planning. 

Roles & responsibilities:

  • Serve as a scientific and technical leader to guide and lead execution of technology development projects related to antibody discovery

  • Oversee a multi-disciplinary team to deliver on specific individual and corporate objectives within target timeframes

  • Identify critical factors and steps that impact the overall success of a project and work to resolve any issues to minimize impact on success

  • Resolve scientific or technical challenges including, as needed, the development and implementation of new assays to address complex scientific problems

  • Analyze data, write reports and present results and project assessments to Senior Management

  • Train and supervise multiple levels of scientific staff

  • Maintain broad knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theory in antibody discovery and development

Minimum Qualifications
  • A Ph.D., or equivalent experience in immunology or closely-related discipline with 10+ years relevant experience in a laboratory setting


About You

You have 10 or more years’ experience successfully leading a team of scientists.  You have a deep understanding of Immunology, including B-cell and T-cell biology.  You have expertise in antibody discovery technologies.

You excel in strategic planning and enjoy leading group discussions about scientific advancements.  You will be comfortable being the intellectual leader and be confident to influence and engage stakeholders to reach common goals.  You exhibit excellent written and oral communication skills.  Prioritization and time management are some of your strong points, as is multi-tasking. 

You’ll be joining a fast-paced environment and must be comfortable with hitting the ground running. 

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! 


About Us

Ever since 1998, when our founder, Jonathan Milner, started selling antibodies from the back of his bike, Abcam has aimed to help scientific researchers make breakthroughs faster. We now have offices and labs in the UK, the US, China and Japan, and as we continue to grow, we remain ambitious, driven by our customers’ success and their research needs.

It’s our goal to provide a world-standard in protein research tools, technical support and delivery. When you join Abcam, you’ll join a global business with the passion and the vision to become the most influential company, and, best-loved brand in life sciences.

Our culture is our key differentiator. We believe in empowering individuals, with responsibility given at an early stage. The working environment is fun and fast-paced, collaborative and outcome focused, with a strong customer focus. In addition to competitive salaries, we can offer an attractive flexible benefits package which includes share options, a culture focused on well-being and opportunities for growth and development.

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.