Senior Scientist IHC NPD

Location:Cambridgeshire

Senior Scientist Immunohistochemistry – New Product Development

Abcam are a leading supplier of protein research tools to life scientists, with a global reputation for high performance products with detailed technical specifications. As we continue our rapid growth and success, we now have a need for a new permanent role within our New Product Development (NPD) function for a Senior Scientist with skills in IVD or pharmaceutical development.


Working closely with stakeholders from across our sites in NPD and interacting closely with the NPD IHC Team Leader, you will be responsible for the transfer of recombinant RUO antibodies into an enhanced validation stream suitable for IVD and pharmaceutical customers.



The ideal candidate will have significant experience in automated immunohistochemistry using Leica Bond and/or Ventana Discovery systems in an IVD or pharmaceutical GCPL setting. Additionally, you will have a sound knowledge of antibody validation methods, IHC multiplexing and in situ hybridisation.


This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join an outstanding immunohistochemistry team in the Antibody Validation & Characterisation group in Cambridge and support the development of antibodies to aid researchers and scientists across the world to achieve their research missions, faster!


Roles and responsibilities:



  • To oversee the conversion of RUO-validated monoclonal antibodies to enhanced validation suitable for IVD and pharmaceutical clients.

  • Develop the most appropriate validation

  • Co-ordinate with Business Development and Custom Solution colleagues in developing, presenting and delivering data packages of enhanced validation.

  • Ensure compliance with H&S, Quality, COSHH and GMO policies at all time.

  • Continuously improve both experimental methodologies and validation methods aimed at producing better quality products .


About you


You will have a PhD, or equivalent years of experience, with solid and proven experience of antibody development in immunohistochemistry within an IVD or pharmaceutical organisation. You will have experience in working under regulatory guidelines, such as GCPL or GLP. You will have significant experience in immunohistochemistry techniques with experience in multiplexing and in situ hybridisation being an advantage.


Our customers are at the centre of what we do at Abcam and as a result you must have the customer in mind in everything you do.


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!



About Us


Ever since 1998, when our founder, Jonathan Milner, started selling antibodies from the back of his bike, Abcam has aimed to help scientific researchers make breakthroughs faster. We now have offices and labs in the UK, the US, China and Japan, and as we continue to grow, we remain ambitious, driven by our customers’ success and their research needs.


It’s our goal to provide a world-standard in protein research tools, technical support and delivery. When you join Abcam, you’ll join a global business with the passion and the vision to become the most influential company, and, best-loved brand in life sciences.


Our culture is our key differentiator. We believe in empowering individuals, with responsibility given at an early stage. The working environment is informal, fun and fast-paced, collaborative and outcome focused, with a strong customer focus. It’s a great opportunity



In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive and flexible benefits package (including our award winning share scheme), a culture focused on well-being and opportunities for growth and development, and a highly flexible working environment.