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Research Associate Purification and Conjugation (12-month FTC)

Department: In-house Manufacturing

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Job Title: Research Associate Purification and Conjugation (12-month FTC) 

Location: Cambridge


About the role 

Abcam, a rapidly expanding bioscience organisation, are looking for a Research Associate - Purification & Conjugation (12-month FTC) to join our first-class In-House Manufacturing team. This is a lab-based role where you will be responsible for performing a wide range of purification techniques as well as preparing antibody and peptide conjugates to a broad range of labels, producing high quality results to hit high throughput targets and assisting with the day to day running of the Purification & Conjugation Lab.


Roles & Responsibilities: 

  • Carry out purification and conjugation processes to deliver completed experiments in line with production schedules.


  • Support troubleshooting activities and assist with process optimisation initiatives.


  • Develop effective relationships across a variety of different teams within Abcam.


  • Ensure compliance with Quality policies, SOPs and Health and Safety procedures.


  • Contribute to the housekeeping tasks within the Purification & Conjugation Lab areas.


  • Ability to learn new techniques, keep accurate records, follow instructions and comply with company policies is essential.


About you 

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent in a biological science. Previous laboratory experience is desirable, and you will be expected to understand the fundamental science behind antibody production including purification techniques and conjugation strategies.

It would be desirable to have knowledge or experience of:

  • AKTA chromatography systems - Unicorn method writing/ editing & chromatograms
  • Purification techniques – Affinity, SEC, IEX, HIC
  • Conjugation techniques – Protein conjugation chemistries (labels and linkers).

You will be organised and enthusiastic and be comfortable with working autonomously or in a team environment. In addition to this you will have excellent interpersonal skills, be a competent user of MS Office applications and have a customer centric approach.


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.