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Research Associate Immunohistochemistry


Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom



Research Associate Immunohistochemistry – New Product Development


Department: PPI


Location: Cambridge, Biomedical Campus, United Kingdom




Abcam are a leading supplier of protein research tools to life scientists, with a global reputation for high performance products with detailed technical specifications. As we continue our rapid growth and success, we now have a need for a new permanent role within our New Product Development (NPD) function for a Research Associate with histology skills to primarily support the validation and characterization of antibody by immunohistochemistry techniques. You will be providing support to the IHC team by running routine experiments, collecting and communicating experimental data.




The ideal candidate will have significant experience in automated immunohistochemistry, tissue embedding, tissue microtomy and cryotomy.


This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join a fast-paced immunohistochemistry team in the Antibody Validation & Characterisation group in Cambridge and support the development of antibodies to aid researchers and scientists across the world to achieve their research missions, faster!




Roles and Responsibilities


  • Performing routine automated Immunohistochemistry assays.

  • Performing microtomy/cryotomy.

  • Producing tissue microarrays.

  • Performing digitisation and QC of IHC slides (Leica Aperio AT2 slide scanner).

  • Accurately recording experimental details in Lab notebooks or the Batch Manufacturing Record (BMR) system.

  • Contribute to and support process improvements. 



About You


You will have extensive knowledge and understanding of technical principles, literature and methods in the field of immunohistochemistry. Hands-on experience in immunohistochemistry, automated IHC platforms (e.g Leica BOND, DAKO Omnis or Ventana platforms), tissue embedding, tissue microtomy and cryotomy is essential with previous working experience in an NHS Histology laboratory being an advantage. Experience in building tissue microarrays is desirable but not essential.


You will be a team player, hardworking, have excellent organisational capabilities and deliver results consistently to a high-standard. You will have the ability to manage day-to-day activities, conform to SOPs, work to deadlines and achieve clear milestones set by the line manager, with the understanding of how these fit into the wider team purpose.


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.




In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive and flexible benefits package (which includes shares for permanent employees), a culture focused on well-being and opportunities for growth and development.