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Team Leader - Gels and Stains

Department: In-house Manufacturing

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Job Title: Team Leader Gels and Stains

Location: Cambridge 

About the role

Abcam, a rapidly expanding bioscience organisation, are looking for an experienced manager to join our first-class In-House Manufacturing team. You will supervise a small team of scientists in the manufacture of electrophoresis buffers, gels and Coomassie stains.

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: 

  • Supervision of a small team of manufacturing scientists.
  • Plan production schedules.
  • You will be working a combination of early (7am to 3pm) and late (12pm to 8pm) shifts on a rotational basis.
  • Oversee the manufacture of Abcam products according to manufacturing batch records (MBR’s).
  • Actively drive product improvement and process scale up.
  • Assist with quality control when required.
  • Actively participate in laboratory and company meetings.
  • Maintain an accurate and complete record of all laboratory work performed.
  • Uphold health and safety guidelines.

About you 

Our ideal candidate will be a team player, highly self-motivated, hardworking, have excellent organisational capabilities and deliver results consistently to a high-standard in a fast-paced environment.

You will have a degree or higher qualification in biological sciences and a minimum of five years’ experience of working in laboratory production. Previous supervisory or project management is essential. You should be team focused with the ability to motivate the team to hit production targets.

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. Basic level chemistry is advantageous. Prior experience with antibodies and antibody conjugation 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.