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Graduate Research Associate – Cell Line Expansion


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

Abcam is expanding product development of the cell lines portfolio, providing an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Graduate Research Associate to join the Cell Line Expansion Team within Cell Sciences (NPD).

As a Graduate Research Associate in the Cell Line Expansion team, you will be responsible for driving the delivery of top-quality cell line stock, and western lysates, for the Abcam catalogue. This is a permanent position based in Cambridge (UK) on the Biomedical Campus. This fantastic opportunity is a lab-based role and your daily activities will contribute directly to Abcam’s goals and values.


You will have a BSc or MSc in Biology . Practical experience in culturing mammalian cells is desirable. Ideally you will have experience of working with cell lines in an industrial setting and working under ISO9001.

With excellent attention to detail, you will have good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise work, across several projects, and to deadlines. You will be an enthusiastic team player; self-motivated, independent and able to facilitate open and constructive communication within the Cell Sciences team and other teams within the company.

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.