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Logistics Internship / Industrial Placement (12 Month Contract)

Department: Logistics

Job Type: Standard

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Abcam Logistics Internship / Industrial Placement

Are you a student at University? Do you enjoy working in a fast paced environment? Do you have any lab experience? Abcam is currently seeking student interns to join us on twelve month industrial placements as part of their sandwich degree at University.


About Abcam

Since 1998, when our founder Jonathan Milner started selling antibodies from the back of his bike, Abcam has aimed to help researchers make breakthroughs faster. Today, we have offices and labs in the UK, the US, China and Japan, and as we grow, we stay ambitious, driven by our customers and their research needs. It’s our goal to provide a world-standard in protein research tools, technical support and delivery. When you join Abcam, you’ll join a global business with the ambition and the vision to become the most influential company and best-loved brand in life sciences.


About the role: Logistics Internship

Our Interns are empowered to take the initiative, make decisions and manage their own workflow. You will receive extensive training in how to appropriately handle our scientific products and ship orders to our customers globally. Our team takes pride in working efficiently, accurately and working well under pressure. You’ll also troubleshoot cross-departmental issues, transport queries and vendor problems that could impact customer delivery. We provide a world class service to our customers and so it is important we put them first in everything we do.

Our logistics team put together a YouTube video to show what life is like working at Abcam. Click here to take a look.


This year’s interns

Grace (Logistics Internship 2016-17)
‘My first few months working at Abcam have been great! Working with such a friendly and co-operative team made it really easy to learn all of the processes, as everyone is happy to help. As a Logistics Intern you will be required to manage your own time and be flexible within the department- with a key emphasis on being able to prioritise tasks and work efficiently whilst showing a high attention to detail. It’s the perfect placement if you’re looking to develop a wide range of skills that can be applicable to any future career!’


Emma (Logistics Internship 2016-17)
‘Working as a Logistics Intern has taught me many valuable skills: the requirements of temperature sensitive products, a keen eye for detail, to be adaptable and to work to strict deadlines in order to ensure all orders are sent out on time. The team are very friendly, approachable and were quick to make me feel welcome. I have really enjoyed the first few months of my placement at Abcam.’


What we are looking for

We are looking for a confident and effective communicator, who always maintains a positive attitude. The successful candidate will be proactive, adaptable, motivated, enthusiastic and willing to learn new skills. You will be expected to work equally as part of a team or on an individual basis, displaying solid organisational and problem-solving skills to meet tight deadlines.

You will be an undergraduate studying towards a degree in a related field. Ideally you will be on a sandwich degree and be taking the industrial placement as a recognised part of your course.


Requirements and experience

  • Experience of working in a laboratory or warehouse would be useful.

  • Experience of aliquoting and the use of flow hoods (desirable).

  • Experience of receiving and booking in stock (desirable).

  • Ability to prioritise and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

  • Organised and efficient management of time.

  • Remain calm and focused whilst working under pressure.

  • Ability to pick up new software packages quickly and follow processes accurately.

  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to communicate effectively.

  • Experience solving problems both individually and by recruiting help from others.

Submission deadline:     15th Feb 2017

Assessment centre:       23rd Feb 2017

Start date:                           July 2017

In your cover letter please make sure that you answer the following question: “Why do you want to work in logistics at Abcam?”