Associate Scientist WB


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 immunoassays to join Abcam within the Characterisation Team. We are looking for someone who is passionate about validating high quality antibodies.

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

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.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring high quality validation of new antibodies and gene edited cell lines.
  • Planning, execution and data analysis of WB, ELISA, IP experiments
  • Maintain high quality standards within the lab; ensuring the lab is compliant with all external and internal quality standards, including ISO9001.
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects to meet timelines.
  • Highly effective analytical and problem-solving skills, including excellent attention to details.


You will have a PhD in a life sciences field or an MSc and a number of years in industry. You will have Theoretical and practical expertise in Western Blot and ELISA. You will also have an understanding or experience with IP – ChIP and IP/MS.

You have a great attention to detail and thrive on collaborating with other teams across the globe along with being able to multi-task and prioritise your work. If you possess high standards of consistency and quality, a passion for science and the expertise in Western Blot, then this role is for you so 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 fully funded private health care, 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.