Associate Scientist Flow Cytometry 12 Month Fixed Term Contract


Location: Cambridgeshire

Job Type: Full time


Company Description

For over 20 years, Abcam has been providing tools the scientific community needs to enable faster breakthroughs in critical areas like cancer, neurological disorders, infectious diseases, and metabolic disorders.

We believe that to continue making progress, we need to work together in new ways. We need your own unique perspective as well as this of our people to make an always greater impact on the world. This community needs people like you: dedicated, agile and above all audacious so we can truly bring progress forward.

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Associate Scientist to contribute to Abcam’s Antibody Product Portfolio expansion.

The successful candidate will be reporting into the Immunocytochemistry/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 lots of existing products ensuring functionality for our customers.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Experimental design and execution of Flow cytometry experiments
  • As an experienced scientist contribute to ideas and establishment of protocol and protocol improvements. Be proactive in their validation, optimisation and documentation and take responsibility for validating new assay protocols and their integration into standard work streams.
  • Actively seek to improve testing conditions for individual antibody products and product groups to best demonstrate their performance.


You will have a PhD in a life sciences field or an MSc and a number of years in industry. Your experience will be in using antibody reagents for multi-colour flow cytometry. You will have a firm understanding of principles, literature and methods in flow cytometry (FC). Your excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise, multitask and work to deadlines make you a great team player, able to facilitate open and constructive communication within the team along with other teams within the company across the globe.

Additional Information

We know that when it comes to benefits, no one size fits all. Flexibility and choice matter which is why in addition to market competitive salaries, we offer you a flexible benefits package which is tailored to your unique needs and support your financial, physical and emotional wellbeing. This includes our award-winning share scheme, 18 weeks fully paid maternity leave, 6 weeks fully paid paternity leave as well as highly flexible working and much more. Besides, your development will be integral to your experience here. You will grow alongside other talented minds, in ways you may often find unexpected.

When people come together, incredible things happen. Here you’ll work in a safe environment where you can be who you truly are. We’ll champion and celebrate your uniqueness throughout your journey with us. This is how we excel at partnering with the scientific community no matter the challenge, ultimately helping solve the world’s most critical diseases. Find out more about Diversity & Inclusion at Abcam.


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