Project Coordinator

Last updated 2 days ago

Abcam are a leading supplier of research tools to life scientists, with a global reputation for high performance products. As we continue our rapid growth and success, we have a need for a new permanent Project Coordinator role within our New Product Development (NPD) function. This role will support the completion of product quality enhancement and new product launches within our areas of focus across life science research.

About the role

We are looking for a motivated and collaborative Project Coordinator. This role will work very closely with our New Product Development teams globally, so effective cross-functional teamwork is a must. This role will be part of the New Product Development (NPD) team and report into the Senior Project Manager. The NPD team sits within the Product Portfolio and Innovation (PPI) group at Abcam.

The initial focus for this role will be on our Knock Out validation and new RabMAb antibody generation platforms. This is an exciting opportunity for someone aiming to begin their career in project management while supporting the implementation of new processes across multiple teams to ultimately deliver the best products to our customers.

The job is based at our Cambridge (UK) site, but the job holder will work closely across several teams in our global locations.

Role & responsibilities
  • Responsible for coordinating new product development platform with global stakeholders.
  • Chair regular project meetings and provide concise and clear minutes to key stakeholders.
  • Maintain project trackers, monitor and report monthly delivery against budget.
  • Monitor and communicate in a timely manner changes in delivery. Work with Project Manager to generate an action plan to get back on track.
  • Identify risks and issues impacting delivery and propose options to mitigate these.
  • Responsible for coordinating inter-company and external material shipments.
  • Understand and utilise project management tools to govern progress and decision making.
  • Be aware of interdependencies across our new product development platforms.
  • Establish skills to influence project team members to ensure deliverables are achieved on time.
  • Develop an understanding of the basic financial terms applicable to new product development.

About you:

Our ideal candidate will have a strong interest in a project management career and be able to demonstrate some knowledge of what project management involves. Having a BSc in biological science or equivalent is desirable, but not essential. Having a basic scientific understanding of antibodies and their biological function will be advantageous.

We are looking for someone highly organised, with outstanding attention to detail and comfortable working to deadlines. Someone that is proactive, reliable and cares about the quality and impact of the work they deliver. Our ideal candidate will be comfortable working within a fast-paced, dynamic environment where effective communication is key.

Experience using MS Office Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint would be advantageous.

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!

Pay and Benefits

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive and flexible benefits package (including our award-winning share scheme, 18 weeks full paid maternity leave and 6 weeks full paid paternity leave), a culture focused on well-being and opportunities for growth and development, and a highly flexible working environment.

What’s more, as a WORK180 Endorsed Employer, we are recognized globally as an organization that’s diverse, inclusive and supports women in the workplace.

About Us

An idea conceived in a University of Cambridge laboratory in 1998, Abcam plc ( began life as an innovative and entrepreneurial start-up, spearheaded by like-minded individuals who shared a common purpose of providing the scientific community with quality antibody reagents, as well as trustworthy and up-to-date information about their uses and limitations. Abcam has now grown to become a leading supplier of protein research tools to life scientists, whilst always maintaining the core collaborative values assumed at its inception.

Abcam now supports life science researchers in their quest to understand the cause of disease and ultimately offer improvements to diagnoses and treatments. To achieve this outcome, the company both develops and manufactures its own products in specialist facilities across the globe, and sources from over 400 partners, offering scientists the newest, most innovative and highest quality research tools available globally, regardless of source. With a customer base of research scientists who require high performance products with detailed technical specifications, 64% of global researchers use Abcam products.

Inclusion & Diversity

Abcam is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to age, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.