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Scientist, Cell lines

Department: Research & Innovation

Location: WALTHAM, Massachusetts, United States

About the role

This is a new exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing group focused on generating a large collection of physiologically relevant cellular models for the scientific community. This role will be a critical member of a newly created team, reporting to the Cell Lines Director the Senior Scientist will help us to establish our new facility in Waltham.


Roles & Responsibilities:

In this role, you will use cutting-edge technologies and CRISPR/ genome editing to generate a large portfolio of a variety of edited cell lines i.e. cancer cells, mammalian or primary cells, immune and neurones cells. This laboratory-based role will give you the opportunity to apply your molecular and cell biology expertise; obtain practical experience in launching large pipeline of cellular models; build expertise in multiple research areas i.e. Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Immunology-oncology and Cardiovascular metabolism; and finally collaboratively work across many business areas with local and global matrix teams. 


About you

We are looking for a committed, enthusiastic and motivated person with relevant technical knowledge, analytical skills, problem-solving abilities and a passion for learning. As this is a constantly developing field, you will need to be swiftly responsive, adaptable and able to deliver impact quickly with new tasks and new technologies. A successful candidate for this position is a real team worker, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, able to engage with various stakeholders

Essential Requirements

  • Ph.D in Biology or a related discipline
  • Experience with CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing
  • Proven track record of handling large pipeline of cell lines, cancer, immune and primary cells, neurones and stem cells
  • Scientific excellence as shown by previous work, publication history and references from scientific mentors

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience with high throughput DNA extraction
  • Experience with designing and implementing focused or genome-wide CRISPR screen
  • Experience with working with library of CRISPR reagent
  • Experience with laboratory automation and information management systems

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 ( 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.