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Abcam in the United Kingdom

We’re proud of our maverick beginnings, and in the UK you’ll find where it all began at our global HQ in Cambridge. Today, we’ve got a team of more than 400 at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus; a hub for the best in life science institutions and businesses. Drawing together talent from all cultures and backgrounds, we enjoy sharing views and opinions in our open-plan offices and cutting-edge laboratories.


Where we are

Cambridge HQ

Discovery Drive,
Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge,

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The people you’ll work with

“What amazed me when I first joined Abcam was how genuinely passionate and dedicated every single team is. I thoroughly enjoy partnering with the different teams to attract outstanding colleagues who share the same purpose and values to ensure Abcam’s continued success.”

Talent Acquisition Lead, UK

“As an uncertain humanities graduate, I found a friendly and comfortable home in Logistics at Abcam. It’s exciting to work in such a such a forward-thinking, consumer-centric place – I feel like I’m doing something worthwhile.”

Senior Logistics Technician

“Having left academia, I was looking for stability, security and career progression. Abcam gave me all three, which is fantastic.”

Principal Scientist, R&D

“I joined Abcam 12 years ago because I liked the fact that it’s so customer-oriented – and that it takes product quality so seriously. I’ve had many different jobs over the years, but the business is growing so fast that it’s always a good balance between fun and challenging.”

Senior Project & Change Manager


QA Tester, IT Development

Karis talks to us about the incredible career opportunities she’s had at Abcam, moving across the business and exploring our global offices.


Senior Product Manager

Karan tells us about Abcam’s invaluable support to her as a manager and the unique opportunities she had that enabled her to successfully transition from the lab to a more commercially focused career at Abcam.

Inquiring minds; exceptional benefits

We succeed because we’re committed to reaching for new ideas, sometimes taking risks to go above and beyond. At Abcam, we make sure that our colleagues are rewarded for that determination and feel optimistic and excited about their future with us. These are just some of the benefits enjoyed by our UK colleagues, their partners and families:

  • Rewarding salary packages
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance and DIS policy
  • Critical illness cover
  • Private medical and dental insurance and BUPA health assessments
  • Travel insurance
  • Cycle2Work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Gym membership discounts
  • Discounts at leading brands and retailers
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Income protection quotes
  • Employee share scheme
  • Joining-date anniversary rewards
  • Free refreshments, including tea, coffee and juice
  • Free seasonal fruit deliveries
  • Subsidized fitness classes
  • Onsite games rooms fitted with consoles, pool tables and table tennis
  • Ice cream van visits in the summer months
  • Social events including summer barbecues, as well as extensive sports and gaming clubs, all company-subsidized