Associate Scientist - Cell Engineering

's Mission

Our mission at Abcam is to serve life scientists to achieve their mission, faster. Abcam identifies, develops, and provides high-quality biological reagents and tools which are essential in a wide range of fields and applications including drug discovery, diagnostics and basic research.

What you'll be doing

  • In this role, you will use cutting edge technologies and CRISPR/ genome editing to endogenously modify and characterise a variety of cell lines i.e. cancer cells, mammalian or primary cells, immune and neurones cells.
  • You will work within a multifaceted community with broad technical expertise to improve current gene editing techniques.
  • This laboratory-based role will give you the opportunity to apply molecular and cell biology expertise; obtain practical experience in launching large pipeline of cellular models; build expertise in multiple research areas i.e. Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Immunology-oncology and Cardiovascular metabolism.


  • MSc in Biology or a related discipline
  • Experience with CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing
  • Experience in CRISPR reagent delivery : lipofection/ electroporation
  • DNA extraction and Genotyping
  • Single cell Cloning : FACS, limiting dilution or other technologies
  • Hands-on experience with various cellular models: cancer, immune and primary cells, neurones etc
  • Strong experimental design and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent team working, communication and networking skills with experience of interacting effectively across interfaces of discipline, culture, and expertise.
  • (Desirable) Ph.D in Biology or a related discipline
  • (Desirable) Experience with designing and implementing focused or genome-wide CRISPR screen
  • (Desirable) Experience of cell-based assays and high content imaging
  • (Desirable) Experience in NGS and NGS data analysis

Company Values

Company Benefits

  • 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
  • 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.
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