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French Speaking Scientific Support Specialist (Fixed-term until end of Apr 18)

Department: Transformation Projects

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

About the role

Abcam, a rapidly growing bioscience organisation, are looking for an enthusiastic French-Speaking Scientific Support Specialist to provide daily technical support to our French and English customers via email and phone.

You will also liaise with production labs about our products and may be involved in departmental and inter-departmental projects, sharing your expertise with the wider Abcam team.

You will need solid research laboratory experience using antibodies and related reagents having dealt extensively with at least two antibody-related applications (Western Blot, IHC, Elisa). You need to be fluent in both English and French.

About the Scientific Support Team at Abcam

Made up of experienced and highly qualified Biologists, Microbiologists and Life Scientists, the Scientific Support Team makes up part of Abcam’s Commercial Operations alongside Customer Services, Supply Chain and Account Management/Business Development. 

The team provide a service which ensures no matter who you are, where you are based, or what you have bought from us, you always have a fantastic customer experience.

Roles & responsibilities:

  • Answering customers’ enquiries via email and phone using first class communication skills.
  • Troubleshooting problems with antibody-related applications and antibody based products (Western blot, IHC, immunoassay kits, etc.)
  • Proactively resolving complaints by providing optimal solutions to customers, balanced with commercial needs.
  • Improve our customers’ work in the lab and increase sales by cross-selling where appropriate.
  • Liaise with product suppliers to obtain product information when necessary.
  • Update product datasheets when new information becomes available.
  • Proactively review customer feedback in the form of online submitted Abreviews before publication.
  • Some travel to conferences and customer visits.

About you

You will need to have a BSc or above in a life sciences field with additional research laboratory experience using antibodies and related reagents. You will need experience in at least two antibody related applications including Western Blot or Immunohistochemistry. 

We are looking for a good team player, someone with excellent communication skills with fluency in both French and English.

You have strong attention to details and are passionate about delivering quality scientific support to our customers and ideally, have previous experience of working with customers. 

Please note that this is not a bench position.

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!

About Us

Ever since 1998, when our founder, Jonathan Milner, started selling antibodies from the back of his bike, Abcam has aimed to help scientific researchers make breakthroughs faster. We now have offices and labs in the UK, the US, China and Japan, and as we continue to grow, we remain ambitious, driven by our customers’ success and their research needs.

It’s our goal to provide a world-standard in protein research tools, technical support and delivery. When you join Abcam, you’ll join a global business with the passion and the vision to become the most influential company, and, best-loved brand in life sciences.

Our culture is our key differentiator. We believe in empowering individuals, with responsibility given at an early stage. The working environment is fun and fast-paced, collaborative and outcome focused, with a strong customer focus. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive and flexible benefits package (which includes shares for eligible employees), a culture focused on wellbeing and opportunities for growth and development.