Senior AI Engineer

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Abcam Plc

Abcam, the leading supplier of protein research tools to life scientists. Discover more from a range of 118,000 antibodies, kits, proteins and other reagents

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Company Description

For over 20 years, Abcam has been providing tools the scientific community needs to enable faster breakthroughs in critical areas like cancer, neurological disorders, infectious diseases, and metabolic disorders.

We believe that to continue making progress, we need to work together in new ways. We need your own unique perspective as well as this of our people to make an always greater impact on the world. This community needs people like you: dedicated, agile and above all audacious so we can truly bring progress forward.

Job Description

Are you looking to make a real impact on how AI accelerates the next breakthrough in life sciences? Does working on a world-class data science technology stack excite you? Then read on!  
The Data Science and AI team at Abcam is at the forefront of developing next-generation AI solutions for a wide range of life science questions, including fundamental biological topics like antibody development, genetic engineering of cell lines, etc. We are uniquely positioned with proven AI benefits, strong data and technology offerings, state-of-the-art labs and expert interdisciplinary teams.

As Senior AI Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in scaling the impact of AI at Abcam. If you are an enthusiastic AI Engineer with a deep understanding of AI technologies and algorithms, and a passion for pushing the boundaries of what technology can achieve, we are excited to receive your application.   

In this role you will:  

  • Work in the Data Science and AI team at the forefront of innovation in life sciences. 

  • Develop, deploy and operate scalable AI applications. 

  • Innovate and enhance Abcam’s AI Tech Stack, including MLOps, GitLab CI pipelines, Abcam’s AI Python library, UI or application back/frontends. 

  • Implement and promote best practices for code quality, standardisation, documentation and software development lifecycle.  

  • Improve the technical quality and reliability of AI solutions through rigorous testing and validation.  

  • Implement frameworks for scalable data ingestion by AI applications. 

  • Feature engineer data for performance and efficiency optimisation of AI Applications. 

  • Collaborate closely with our TechOps, Data Engineering, Architecture and Cyber Security teams for seamless technology integration.  

  • Work with our Data Governance and Data Management teams on data requirements. 

  • Stay updated on the latest developments in next-generation technologies and emerging MLOps frameworks to ensure the use of the right tools.




We would love to hear from individuals with  :

  • Expert programming skills in Python.  

  • In-depth knowledge of how to apply AI frameworks and models.  

  • Proven experience in the technical development, deployment and operation of AI solutions. 

  • Understanding of AI models.  

  • Experience with SQL, GitLab, GitCI, JavaScript, MLflow, Airflow, Jira.  

  • Experience with cloud and AI services from AWS, GCP and Azure.  

  • Experience with automated ML frameworks and UI development.  

  • Familiarity with Kubernetes, Terraform, Spark, TensorFlow, PyTorch.  

  • Familiarity with configuring GitLab CI pipelines.  

  • Familiarity with data structures, data platforms and data integration.  

  • Attention to detail and highest coding and documentation standards. 

 And we are particularly keen if you also have: 

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. 

  • Ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts to partners. 

  • Familiarity with software security concepts. 

If you would like to be a part of a collaborative team in a fast-paced, growing business with a focus on Data Science, Machine Learning, AI and Bioinformatics, and the vision to become the most influential company and best-loved brand in life sciences, we encourage you to apply! 


Additional Information

We know that when it comes to benefits, no one size fits all. Flexibility and choice matter which is why, in addition to market competitive salaries, we offer you a flexible benefits package which is tailored to your unique needs and support your financial, physical and emotional wellbeing. This includes a range of fantastic benefits such as 18 weeks fully paid maternity leave, 6 weeks fully paid paternity leave as well as highly flexible working and much more. Besides, your development will be integral to your experience here. You will grow alongside other talented minds, in ways you may often find unexpected.

When people come together, incredible things happen. Here you’ll work in a safe environment where you can be who you truly are. We’ll champion and celebrate your uniqueness throughout your journey with us. This is how we excel at partnering with the scientific community no matter the challenge, ultimately helping solve the world’s most critical diseases. Find out more about Diversity & Inclusion at Abcam.


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Perks/benefits: Career development Flex hours Parental leave

Region: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
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