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Research Associate

Department: Validation & Technical Quality

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Research Associate (FTC)


About the Role

The Imaging team, part of the Characterisation Group, play a key role in the validation and characterisation of new antibody and abcam core products. 

We are seeking a multi-skilled and highly motivated research associate to assist and contribute flexibly across our team for a period of 12 months.

You will be providing support by running routine experiments, collecting and communicating experimental data, preparing buffers and solutions. In return you will have the potential of job training in a number of different disciplines and the opportunity to interact with people in all of the units across Abcam’s Cambridge Laboratories.


Roles and Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Performing routine Flow Cytometry and Immunocytochemistry assays.
  • Preparing cells, plates or tissues for analysis.
  • Accurately recording experimental details in Lab notebooks or the Batch Manufacturing Record (BMR) system.
  • Preparing standard buffers and reagents according to defined operating procedures.
  • Providing general lab support, maintaining a clean and safe environment.


About You

You will be a highly organised individual and a good team player, preferably with experience in a Laboratory environment. A demonstrated track record of adapting rapidly to new challenges and delivering quality results would be ideal.


Experience in flow cytometer and immunocytochemistry assays and familiarity with various mammalian cell lines are desirable.


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.