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Scientist - Kits and Accessories

Department: In-house Manufacturing

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

About the role

Abcam, a rapidly expanding bioscience organisation, are looking for a Scientist to join our first-class In-House Manufacturing team. You will manage and support the manufacture and assembly of products across the conjugation and accessories portfolio. You will also support our dynamic and growing custom conjugation team.

This is a very exciting opportunity for someone to have an immediate and positive impact within the team and ultimately support researchers and scientists across the world to discover more faster!

Roles & Responsibilities: 

  • Plan, manage and support the conjugation team in the manufacture of catalogue products and custom conjugations.
  • Supervise and train junior members of the team.
  • Carry out the manufacture and QC of our conjugation and accessories portfolio in line with production schedules with minimal direction and supervision.
  • Troubleshoot problems and drive product improvement initiatives.
  • Prepare and execute SOPs
  • Independently conduct troubleshooting activities and contribute towards process optimisation initiatives with operational excellence in mind.
  • Perform analysis according to established protocols
  • 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 relevant Lab areas.

You will have a degree or equivalent in biological sciences and several years’ experience of working in laboratory production. Previous supervisory or project management would be an advantage. You should have a flexible approach to work, being able to work autonomously as well as part of a team. The ability to work accurately and to follow both written and verbal instructions whilst maintaining accurate and detailed records together with excellent communication skills are a must.


Our ideal candidate will have an awareness of working to strict timelines and demanding quality standards. Prior experience in either colloidal gold manufacture, antibody conjugation or standard binding assays such as ELISA and Lateral Flow is desirable, although not essential as full training will be provided. 


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.