Scientist 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 make amazing progress across our Research and Development function, we now have an exciting opportunity for a scientist to join our 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.

In this role, you will be involved in custom CRISPR based cell engineering projects within the cell engineering team. This involves working on E2E cell engineering projects (from design of reagents to characterisation of cell lines) to generate knock-out and knock-in cell lines.

This is a full-time laboratory-based role. 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 have a PhD in Biology or a related discipline along with at least 3 years experience in an industry environment. You have experience with cell culture (adherent and suspension), transfection methods and basic imaging techniques. You will have the ability to design and run your own experiments and have strong problem solving skills.

You are a committed, enthusiastic, and motivated person with relevant technical knowledge, analytical skills, problem-solving abilities, and a passion for learning. 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 great if you also have experience with CRISPR reagents design (i.e., sgRNA) and primer design.

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 free fruit, a drink station on every floor and Barista made coffee along with a heavily subsidised cafeteria and much more. 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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