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Scientist, Antibody Discovery, EMEA Custom Solutions

Department: Antibody Custom Service & Optimisation

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

About Custom Solutions at Abcam

Abcam EMEA Custom Solutions team is part of a global section that offers customers (including leaders from the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry) tailor-made, high-performance antibody discovery projects to deliver solutions for their research, diagnostic and therapeutic programs. We utilize a number of approaches, including RabMAb® technology (our patented antibody technology), B cell cloning, Next Generation Sequencing and phage display for the development of high-quality monoclonal antibodies.  The team work collaboratively with our partners to understand their needs and we design projects to meet these.  Every project undergoes detailed scoping with variety of approaches used to ensure we meet the project goals.

The Role:

The successful candidate will be working in a specialised team dedicated to the discovery of unique bespoke monoclonal antibodies that enable clients in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries to advance their research. The role is predominantly lab-based with the successful candidate (working alongside an existing Scientist) to co-lead the co-ordination of multiple projects to discover rabbit monoclonal antibodies using our proprietary RabMAb platform.  This is achieved using a variety of techniques including B cell cloning and hybridoma processes to produce recombinant monoclonal Ab that are characterised using high-throughput screening and application methods. In addition, the successful candidate will provide support for more junior members of the team; this will include line management responsibilities.


Job Responsibilities:


  • Apply your expertise to deliver Ab discovery projects, ensuring assay cascades are designed and executed to identify lead recombinant Ab candidates that fit the desired profile
  • Work collaboratively with the Project Management team to ensure excellent communications with customers, providing necessary information to keep them appraised of project progress
  • Have oversight of technical delivery of project work and support junior members of the team with their day to day work and career development goals
  • Role model working in a safe and efficient working environment in the laboratory and ensure the safety of colleagues and visitors. And support team adherence to all health and safety guidelines while maintaining high quality standards compliant with ISO9001 (2015).



About You


We are looking for a talented and motivated scientist, who has worked with antibodies and understands the principles of antibody discovery and the use of assay cascades to identify candidate antibody leads.  Ideally, you will have familiarity with both molecular biology as well as immunoassay techniques, such as ELISA, HTRF, flow cytometry or Octet, and understand how to use these techniques in designing assay cascades.  Experience of antibody discovery in the therapeutic field or any knowledge in the production of recombinantly expressed antibodies d would be a bonus but is not a pre-requisite

From a leadership perspective, our ideal candidate will be a team player, highly self-motivated, pro-active, and collaborative with excellent organisational and communication capabilities and the ability to deliver results consistently to a high-standard in a fast-paced environment. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about science and using their expertise to support the delivery of lead candidate antibodies for challenging targets/ projects.  You will also be a positive role model:  inspiring, collaborating and supporting others in the team.

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.  


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.