Senior Scientist Western Blot


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

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled expert in immunodetection to join the Antibody and Biochemical Assay Validation group within the Characterisation Team.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about validating high quality antibodies.

The Characterisation Team is part of the Antibody Validation and Characterization Group and plays a key role in the validation and characterization of new antibodies. It plays a key role in validating the quality of our products before they are delivered to our customers.

Reporting directly to the Antibody and Biochemical Assay Validation team leader you will be an expert in immunodetection techniques including Western blot and ELISA. You will be collaborating with other labs across the world on new products and key research and development. You will have a proven track record of delivering projects with impressive results as well as an ability to teach and mentor others.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring high quality validation of new antibodies
  • Lead a small team to deliver quality validation
  • Streamline current processes with a focus on continuous improvements and new and improved methods.
  • Communicate clearly with project managers and interacting with team leaders, providing delivery dates, updates, and the necessary documentation.
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects to meet timelines
  • Highly effective analytical and problem-solving skills, including excellent attention to detail


You will have a PhD in Biology or a related subject along with a number of years industry experience post your academic studies. You have practical and theoretical experience with both Western Blot and ELISA techniques along with understanding and experience with IP - ChIP and IPMS. You have knowledge of CRISPR/ CAS9 technology to generate modified cell lines and protein biophysical analysis, including HPLC, mass spec, DLS and Tm measurements would be useful.

You have experience of managing a small team which includes coaching, mentoring and driving performance in an industry setting along with being a real team player and able to contribute to the wider teams. If this sounds like you and you want a role that really can make a difference, 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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