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Project Coordinator (12 months contract)

Department: Custom Manufacturing

Location: Pleasanton, California, United States

About the role:

Are you interested in antibody development and looking to pursue a career in scientific project management? The role of project coordinator is an ideal early career opportunity supporting custom antibody projects, driving them through major milestones and to successful completion.  

You will receive formal and on-the job training while working with an exceptionally dedicated team of project managers, technical staff, and customer relationship managers.  You will also have exposure to all aspects of the Abcam custom antibody development process.

You will receive support and training with the objective of enabling you to work independently.

We are expanding and optimizing as a team and you will help shape process improvements and the team’s impact and influence.


This is a 12-month contract opportunity.

About Custom Antibody Development teams at Abcam:

In Custom Solutions, our global team develops tailor-made, best-in-class rabbit monoclonal antibodies for diverse research and diagnostic targets and applications.  We partner with pharmaceutical and biotech companies, nonprofit and governmental organizations, and academic labs, solving the challenges of making custom antibodies utilizing hybridoma, B-cell cloning, Next Generation Sequencing and phage display.  Our goal is to help researchers around the world achieve their mission faster.  Our vision is to become the most influential company and best-loved brand in life sciences.

Your coworkers are warm, helpful, and friendly.  We value engagement and contributions from all our team members. We celebrate our differences.  We encourage bold and creative problem solving at every level.  We trust, respect and support each other.

Responsibilities:

  • As a project coordinator, you would:
  • Assist the project manager in managing and documenting project timelines to ensure accurate and on-time delivery to customers

  • Request and manage outsourced work with contract organizations
  • Source and order critical reagents for use within customer projects
  • Correspond with customers, including obtaining detailed technical specifications for projects, providing them with project timelines and updates

  • Attend, document, and lead customer facing meetings
  • Prepare data reports, product datasheets, and presentations for internal use and for customer communications

  • Request lab work and communicate project specifications to technical teams

  • Support project logistics, prepare documentation, package outgoing shipments and receiving incoming materials

  • Keep accurate records
  • Contribute to group meetings, including reporting project data, planning and troubleshooting

  • Seek out partnerships and collaborations throughout Abcam to identify or create the best solutions for the project or the team

  • Participate in internal and external training to improve your skills
  • Proactively help the team meet our key performance indicators

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a biological science discipline

  • Coursework or work experience in an academic or industry lab

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products, including Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Outlook and Word

  • Demonstrated interest in project management

  • Dedicated, analytical, thoughtful, considerate, thorough and with exceptional attention to detail

Preferred qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of education or work experience in immunology, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, immunohistochemistry, or related fields

  • Previous project management or project coordination experience

About You:

You are:
  • Intrinsically motivated and an enthusiastic team player  

  • Dedicated, hardworking, and enjoy a fast-paced and close-knit team environment

  • Organized, meticulous, analytical, and detail-oriented

  • Committed to forming strong working relationships with customers, collaborators and coworkers

  • Able to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Comfortable in a research lab setting, including safe handling of reagents and performing lab-based calculations

  • Delighted to provide exceptional service to customers and will go the extra mile to meet their needs

  • Continuously seeking improvement by learning and growing your skills

  • Openminded, thoughtful, considerate, and respectful

 

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.