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Regulatory Compliance Specialist

Department: Quality & Operational Excellence

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Job Title: Regulatory Compliance Specialist

About the role

This exciting role will support Abcam’s Regulatory Compliance Manager , with main accountabilities being the authoring and maintenance of product safety data sheets (SDS) and hazard data for inclusion on product labels in accordance with GHS, REACH, OSHA (HCS) and any other applicable relevant global regulations. This role will interface closely with Category and Supplier Management Teams and will principally involve SDS updates, authoring of new SDS as required and the answering of relevant queries via a dedicated inbox facility.


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Generate compliant SDS for all new products using Abcam’s dedicated SDS authoring application, WERCS
  • Maintain existing product SDS ensuring any updates to hazards and/or legislation are implemented
  • Support managing a dedicated inbox
  • Carry out routine governance and oversight checks, particularly for antibody, protein, peptides & lysates portfolios
  • General Regulatory Compliance team support


About you

Our ideal candidate will possess a knowledge of Chemistry, Life Science or a related field.

Familiarity with global chemical regulations (EU, GHS, OSHA (HCS) would be advantageous, but not essential due to basic training being provided, as would any other experience of a previous administrator role, junior regulatory affairs or product compliance role.

You will benefit from being technically minded, have the ability to work independently with strong communication skills. You will hold yourself and others to high standards of accuracy and attention to detail in a fast-paced environment.

Knowledge of the SDS authoring application WERCS would be advantageous, as would any other experience with this type of application.


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. 

We are incredibly proud to be recognised as the ‘3rd Best Place to Work in the UK in 2021’, as per Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award. Our culture is driven by our dedicated, agile and audacious community of professionals who are driven by a combined purpose and sense of belonging. 

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.