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It's used to study and fight the causes of Lupus.

And this is Raj

She helps us track what it costs to produce.

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What it’s like to work at Abcam

We exist to serve life scientists to achieve their mission faster. And we are constantly on the lookout for better ways of doing that. After all, we all share the challenge of making it happen. We listen to each other, we respect everyone’s backgrounds, and we work together in everything. That’s why we offer the kind of opportunities, support and benefits that help everyone feel encouraged and empowered at Abcam.

We aim to become..


We love helping our customers discover more. So we use smart data and insights to deliver what they need today, and anticipate their needs tomorrow. Deeper understanding enables more intelligent decisions - and that's something to be proud of.


Abcam is born of entrepreneurialism and raised by research. So we work with a sense of experimentation and restless invention. It's what makes us authentic and authentically different; we are what we do.


What we do matters. When we do it counts. So we work with pace, purpose and a focus on quality and delivery. Enabling cirtical research to move forward at the speed of life.

Explore the possibilities

We think it’s important to think differently. To leave complacency at the door, and always aim higher. That goes for our careers too. Come to Abcam, and you’ll find opportunities to grow and develop.

Growing with Abcam

At Abcam, we do everything we can to adapt and evolve our skills as a team. Use our Career Development Fund to study for a new qualification that hones your talent. Find support to learn and grow on our Mentoring Scheme. Or join the New Manager Program or the Abcam Leadership Program, where you’ll develop your knowledge and empower yourself to make a greater impact.

The people you’ll work with

“I’m thrilled to be part of a company that’s contributing to dynamic and emerging scientific fields, which can have real impacts on patients.”

Senior Vice President Portfolio & Business Development

“It’s great to be a part of a fast-paced and friendly company that is really making a difference to scientists across the globe providing research tools for drug discovery, diagnostics and basic research.”

Head of Antibody Pipeline, Innovation & Manufacturing

“After the first month working at Abcam, I knew I’d found the right company to develop my career with. Working with the latest skills and technologies, we work for a better experience for our customers.”

QA Automation Engineer

Share in our results

We support scientific breakthroughs that benefit everyone, and we make sure all our colleagues, their partners and their families benefit from that exceptional work. Below are just some of the benefits you’ll enjoy at Abcam, dependent on your role and location:

  • Rewarding salary packages
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Critical illness cover
  • Global enhanced paid parental leave - 18 weeks maternity, 6 weeks Paternity.
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Cycle2Work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Gym membership discounts
  • Discounts at leading brands and retailers
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Share Scheme
  • Free refreshments
  • On-site games rooms fitted with consoles, pool tables and table tennis tables
  • Social events including summer barbecues as well as extensive sports and gaming clubs, all company-subsidized

A flexible approach

At Abcam we understand the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Which is why we encourage and promote flexible ways of working wherever possible. Our teams are used to work in collaboration to ensure flexible working opportunities work for everyone while maintaining the business effectiveness at all times.


We have a dedicated Social Committee made of enthusiastic internal volunteers who are always in the look-out for the next cool event to organise. There’s an event for every interest and it’s entirely up to you if you wish to join!

Recent social events have included:

  • Social Mini Golf
  • Quiz Nights
  • Board Game Nights
  • Thursdays Social Drinks
  • Running groups
  • Christmas Jumper day
  • Hallowe’en
  • Yearly Summer Jam: we all gather around a fun theme, different every year, and play team games and socialise with our fellow colleagues and families. The most popular event of the year!

Corporate social responsibility

Our work enables scientists to study biology and develop treatment for major diseases. But that doesn’t mean we stop there. We’re relentlessly focused and we know there’s still more we can do for our community and our planet. That’s where our Corporate Social Responsibility comes in.

Protecting the environment

We’re passionate about making sure everything we do is of the highest quality. For us, that doesn’t just mean exceptional service – it means a sustainable business.

Our production

  • More than 90% of our packaging is recyclable
  • We use compactors to reduce our plastic, polystyrene and cardboard usage, reducing waste by 30%
  • We re-use boxes and ice-packs as much as we can until the end of their usable life
  • We use cutting-edge energy-efficient freezers
  • We actively look for local suppliers, helping us reduce our carbon footprint

Our deliveries

  • In Cambridge, UK, and Boston, MA, we use local bike couriers to deliver our products and reduce traffic
  • In Cambridge, our cycling couriers covered 5,211 miles in 2014, saving 45 tons in CO2 emissions
  • Our same-day delivery bike service will soon expand to London and beyond

Our commute

  • 35% of our team travel to work by bike – compared with a UK national average of 2.8%
  • 25% of staff car-share, walk or take the bus – meaning that more than 50% of our staff have substantially reduced their carbon footprint

Focused on the community

We’re a company that listens. From our colleagues to our community, we think it’s important to support and develop everyone – and to use science to make a positive difference. We run programmes that aim to inspire children to pursue education and careers in science. This involves partnering with organisations that run mentoring programmes, as well as through corporate giving and employee involvement. We support medical research through a mixture of corporate giving and fundraising activities and are always looking for new ways to work innovatively with our customers – most of whom are research institutions in their own rights. We work hard at a local level, too. We encourage our employees to get involved in charitable organisations within their own communities, and our teams regularly volunteering for high-impact projects and fundraising. In addition to donating funds to local causes, we’re currently working on rolling out a matched donation programme to help individual employees take their own charitable fundraising efforts to the next level.

To discover more about our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts, click here.