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Team Leader - Purification & Conjugation

Department: In-house Manufacturing

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

About the role

Abcam, a rapidly expanding bioscience organisation, are looking for a Team Lead - Purification & Conjugation to join our first-class In-House Manufacturing team. This is a leadership role responsible for a team of Purification & Conjugation Technicians and Scientists. The successful candidate will be responsible for driving safety, quality, delivery, and cost thru leadership of the team.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Support the Purification & Conjugation Team in-line with workload demands.
  • Carry out weekly scheduling and monitoring of routine Purification and Conjugation processes and manage team workload.
  • Support Technicians in their lab work, ensuring that all production work is carried out to high quality standards. Identify when specifications are missed and troubleshoot these situations.
  • Keep stakeholders informed and up-to-date by sharing all relevant information and take part in cross team discussions, including presenting data to stakeholders and influencing outcomes through actions.
  • Show compliance with Quality policies, SOPs and Health and Safety procedures.

About you


  • Hold a Life Science or Technical degree
  • Demonstrate a commitment to safety and reinforce safe behaviors with the staff
  • Ability to work with and lead manufacturing teams
  • Ensure the accuracy of lab procedures and documentation
  • Have at least three years’ experience of the practical and theoretical aspects of some/all of the following techniques:
  • Antibody production techniques
  • Protein conjugation
  • Use of AKTA chromatography systems - Unicorn method writing/ editing
  • Be an enthusiastic team-player, with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Work well under pressure, working to tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrate good troubleshooting skills
  • Be confident in using MS-Office applications.


  • Experience in chromatography techniques – Affinity, SEC, IEX, HIC
  • Experience in protein stability formulation studies, including lyophilisation.
  • Experience in Project Management
  • Experience in working within an industrial environment
  • Experience in working to ISO 9001 standards.
  • Experience with Lean and Six Sigma

You will be organised and enthusiastic and be comfortable with working autonomously or in a team environment. In addition to this you will have excellent interpersonal skills, be a competent user of MS Office applications and have a customer centric approach.

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!