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Senior Scientist Flow Cytometry

Department: Validation & Technical Quality

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Job Title: Senior Scientist Flow Cytometry

Location: Cambridge, UK

About the role

Due to internal progression, we have an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled expert in Flow Cytometry to contribute to Abcam’s Flow Cytometry Product Portfolio expansion. The successful candidate will be reporting into the Immunocytochemistry and Flow Cytometry Team Leader within the Characterisation Team and is passionate about validating antibodies to the highest standard.

The Characterisation Team is part of the Antibody Validation and Characterization Group holding a key function in the validation and characterization of new antibodies and new batches of existing products ensuring functionality for our customers. It  plays a key role in validating the quality of our products before they are delivered to our customers.

We are looking for an expert in in Flow Cytometry with proven track record of delivering projects with impressive results as well as an ability to teach and mentor others, along with line management responsibility for 2 colleagues. You will be collaborating with other labs across the world on new product development and method standardisation.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring high quality validation of new antibodies.
  • Streamline current processes with a focus on continuous improvements along with new and improved methods.
  • Communicate clearly with project managers and colleagues across the world providing updates and the necessary documentation.
  • Maintain high quality standards within the lab
  • Line manage and mentor more junior colleagues, creating an engaging environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects to meet timelines.
  • Highly effective analytical and problem-solving skills, including excellent attention to detail

About you:

You will be PhD educated in an appropriate subject (or can demonstrate an equivalent level of expertise) with experience in an industry or academia setting, (typically 5 years). You will have extensive practical expertise in Flow Cytometry to include:

  • multi-colour experiments for immunophenotyping
  • isolation of primary immune cells (murine and human)
  • cultivation and treatment of primary immune cells
  • use of extra and intracellular staining protocols

In addition, it will be advantageous to have experience managing a small team, experience with unconjugated primary antibodies for Flow Cytometry and worked to ISO9001 quality standards.

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.