Team Leader Cell Engineering


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

As we continue to grow, we now have an exciting opportunity for a Team Leader in the Cell Engineering Team. You will join a rapidly growing group focused on generating a large collection of physiologically relevant cellular models for the scientific community.

As a Team Leader, you will ensure the delivery of large quantity of CRISPR edited cell lines on target and to the highest quality standard at each stage of the cell engineering process. You will play a pivotal role in our day to day output creating exciting environment of cutting edge automation technologies. A successful candidate will show a strong record in using automation for cell line development and managing small teams.

You will primarily manage a team of 5-6 people, manage our cell line pipeline by interacting with cross-functional teams (supplier chains, product teams and program management) and balance this with some laboratory-based activities. You will contribute and present data in meetings to help drive project progression. You will be expected to stay up to date with scientific literature, maintaining a solid awareness of emerging technologies that could be deployed to strengthen our platforms.


You will have a PhD in Biology or a related discipline along with at least 5 years industry experience in addition to your academic roles. You have experience with managing a cell line generation pipeline, genome-wide CRISPR/Cas9 library screening along with NGS and NGS data analysis. You will have some leadership experience in a small team environment along with automation and liquid handling skills.

You are a committed, enthusiastic and motivated person with enthusiasm for automated processes and line management of small teams. Having relevant technical knowledge, analytical skills, problem-solving abilities and a passion for learning is required. As this is a constantly developing field, you will need to be swiftly responsive, adaptable and able to deliver impact quickly with new tasks and new technologies. You are a real team worker, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, able to respond to change.

It would be really great if you have experience with end to end generation of edited cells using CRISPR/ CAS 9 technologies, cell-based assays and high content imaging, along with laboratory automation and information management systems

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!

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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