Research Associate - Molecular

10 Feb 2021
26 Feb 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
About the role

Following the acquisition of gene editing platform and oncology product portfolio of Applied StemCell Inc, we are expanding the team as we look to become a leader in the cell engineering field. With this in mind, we are recruiting for a Molecular Research Associate to join our Molecular team.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your career within a growing business by playing a hands-on role in the companies use of molecular biology to support the accomplishment of Cell service projects and any internal product development service projects.


  • Conduct projects and experiments for genotyping and gRNA validation using multiple approaches, including PCR, Sanger sequencing, NGS, QPCR, ddPCR, Surveyor Assay, or any other assays as needed
  • Generate high-quality and deliverable data, perform data analysis and report in a timely, troubleshooting wherever needed;
  • Collaborate and exchange the technique protocols, tips and experience with other team members internally or externally;
  • Create and manage good documentation of experimental data and reagent inventories;
  • Perform a good laboratory practice and maintenance. Keep a safe and clean laboratory hygiene.
  • Perform additional relevant duties as needed and assigned.

About you
  • At least one year of relevant laboratory experience with PCR, NGS, Sanger sequencing and a plus cloning, primer design.
  • B.S in Molecular Science or closely related degree.
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills
  • Excellent computer skills including instrumentation specific software and proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Position requires prolonged stints of standing/sitting

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.

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