Digital Business Analyst - Science - 1 year FTC


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

About the Role

We're looking for an exceptional Business Analyst who will support the delivery of projects within the Digital Science domain, specifically around the Laboratory Information Management Systems.

A key part of this role is to analyse and design new business processes. Identify and define detailed product requirements and use cases. Serve as a liaison to the business community and participate in user and task analysis to maintain the business community's perspective.

About the Team

The Business Analyst will join the Digital Science Team comprising of a diverse set of skills, knowledge and experience including Business Partnering, Business Analysis, Development, Product and Portfolio Management.   The team is committed to delivering digital products to our R&D, manufacturing and product innovation functions that are aligned to our customers’ purpose and vision.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Understanding, influencing and collaborating with stakeholders, users, and the business, across departments and teams to identify and define needs.

  • Use a variety of techniques including facilitating single or multiple user research sessions and the analysis of data to elicit requirements.

  • Creating and owning high-quality user & functional requirements and managing these through the SDLC.

  • Identifying and defining business benefits, value and metrics, epics, features, and user stories, including splitting and refining work, and curating the backlog.

  • Supporting the adoption of agile ways of working and solution delivery at pace, coaching others in the team in agile business analysis techniques.

  • Working with stakeholder to gain consensus in common practices, terminology and opportunities for business process improvement.

  • Working hand-in-hand with developers, ensuring the development lifecycle remains continuous and product quality and benefits are maintained

  • Support and influence the continuous improvement of the delivery management framework and methodology


You will have worked with multiple project disciplines and methodologies, particularly strong in Agile, and within a business with both a web application development and SaaS software implementation focus. You will be experienced in the full project/product management lifecycle.

You will have more than 4 years’ experience as a Business Analyst. You will have a recognised Business Analysis certification or have attended a formalised Business Analysis course.

Experience within the Life Sciences industry would be ideal but is not essential, but curious learning style will help to hit the ground running.

You will excel at facilitating group discussions and workshops, using tried and tested business analysis techniques to elicit, validate and prioritise requirements and user stories. You will be comfortable escalating where appropriate and be confident to influence and engage stakeholders to reach common goals.

Prioritisation and time management must be a strong point, as must multi-tasking, as you could be balancing your time across multiple workstreams within the project simultaneously.

You will be joining Abcam at an exciting time of growth and innovation.

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. 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.