Research Associate, Histology/Immunohistochemistry (6 Month FTC)

Cambridge, United Kingdom
16 Feb 2021
18 Mar 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
About the Role

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 temporary 6 months role within our New Product Development (NPD) function for a Research Associate with histology skills to primarily support the validation and characterization of antibody by immunohistochemistry techniques. You will be providing support to the IHC team by running routine experiments, collecting and communicating experimental data.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience in automated immunohistochemistry, tissue embedding, tissue microtomy and cryotomy.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join a fast-paced 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
  • Performing routine automated Immunohistochemistry assays.
  • Performing microtomy/cryotomy.
  • Producing tissue microarrays.
  • Performing digitisation and QC of IHC slides (Leica Aperio AT2 slide scanner).
  • Accurately recording experimental details in Lab notebooks or the Batch Manufacturing Record (BMR) system.
  • Abide by Laboratory SOPs and work within Abcam H & S, Ethical and Quality standards.

About You

You will have extensive knowledge and understanding of technical principles, literature and methods in the field of immunohistochemistry. Hands-on experience in immunohistochemistry, automated IHC platforms (e.g Leica BOND, DAKO Omnis or Ventana platforms), tissue embedding, tissue microtomy and cryotomy is essential with previous working experience in an NHS Histology laboratory being an advantage. Experience in building tissue microarrays is desirable but not essential.

You will be a team player, hardworking, have excellent organisational capabilities and deliver results consistently to a high-standard. You will have the ability to manage day-to-day activities, conform to SOPs, work to deadlines and achieve clear milestones set by the line manager, with the understanding of how these fit into the wider team purpose.

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

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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