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German speaking Scientific Support Specialist (Maternity cover)

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About Us
Abcam is a leading web based business supplying research tools to life scientists worldwide. Our head office is in Cambridge (UK), we also have offices in Bristol (UK), Cambridge, Eugene and San Francisco, (USA), Tokyo (Japan), Hong Kong and Hangzhou, Shanghai (China).

Our culture is one that empowers individuals, with responsibility given at an early stage. We place great emphasis on knowledge and experience. The working environment is fun and fast-paced, with everybody working together as a team to deliver great service and the best products to our customers. In addition to competitive salaries we can offer an attractive flexible benefits package which includes share options.

We can also offer relocation assistance for candidates wanting to relocate to the UK.

What does an Abcam Scientific Support Specialist do?

The Abcam Scientific Support Team is part of Abcam’s Commercial Operation Team and is responsible for providing daily technical support to our German and English customers via email and phone.

As part of our Scientific Support team our Scientific Support Specialists are responsible for providing daily technical support to our German and English speaking customers via email and on the phone. You will also be involved in liaising with production labs about the products, updating product datasheets and reviewing customer data and will also work closely with our Marketing and Customer Service teams. 

In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to work on departmental and inter-departmental projects, sharing your expertise with your team and the rest of the organisation. 

About You
We are looking for an excellent candidate to join us for a fixed term maternity leave contract of 9-12 months.

This role would suit someone who is a good team player, who is resourceful and can manage their own time and responsibilities. You will be someone with excellent communication skills and the ability to listen well, deliver quality scientific support and understand our customers’ needs.

While the role does involve routine aspects, each enquiry you deal with will be different. In a fast-paced working environment there will be times when you will need to think on your feet and make decisions quickly, but overall we’d value a methodical approach, paying attention to detail.
  • You will be fluent in both German and English
  • You will need to have a BSc or above in a life sciences field with additional research laboratory experience using antibodies and related reagents
  • You will need experience in at least two antibody related applications including western blot or immunohistochemistry
  • Previous experience working with customers would be desirable

If this sounds like you and you want to join a growing company at an exciting time, then apply now!

Contact detail

How to apply:
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Victoria Kelly

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Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
Work experience
job experience is not required
United Kingdom
Working place
CB4 0FL Cambridge
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology