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Logistics Technician - 6 months

Department: Logistics

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

About the Role

Abcam, a Cambridge-based life science organisation, is looking for three Logistics Technicians to join the Logistics team based on the Science Park, on a 6 month fixed-term basis. You will work as part of a diverse team responsible for receiving, storing, and shipping scientific products to leading researchers around the world.

You will typically work 37.5 hours per week and your working hours will be agreed with you at offer stage.

You will ideally have previously worked in a fast-paced environment that requires high attention to detail. You are not afraid of change, quite the opposite, feel energised by it, and you take the initiative in learning new skills.

A typical day could include receiving stock from one of our global production facilities, then prioritising products for processing into one of our automated storage systems. You may spend the afternoon picking stock for customers, testing samples to ensure they meet our strict quality criteria, and preparing orders for our global customer base. There are new deadlines to work towards every day, and as the company grows, we are looking to achieve more each day!

#Big things are happening at Abcam every day so whatever your role, your work will support scientific discovery!

We will be looking to hold an assessment centre for this role early/mid-January. Date TBC.

Development, Development, Development!

Once you are confident in the core processes, there are various areas where you could potentially take on new responsibilities and develop yourself. Along with our other Logistics Technicians, you will be a key part of our business and will be empowered to develop your skills and refine our processes.

The working environment is fun and fast-paced, with everybody working together to deliver great service to our customers. Every day.

Note: Abcam will be relocating in 2019 to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus

About you

  • Professional, can-do spirit
  • Ability to work well with a diverse team and towards a common goal
  • Perfect attention to detail
  • Easily and quickly pivots to new tasks as directed
  • Computer literate (for example, comfortable with Excel)
  • Great time management and organisational skills
  • Previous work experience in a fast-paced environment, such as a restaurant, warehouse, or manufacturing group
  • Comfortable with this role involving standing 60 to 100% of the time
  • When provided with insulated clothing as part of health and safety measures, you should be able to spend up to 20 minutes in a freezer environment.

About Us

Ever since 1998, when our founder, Jonathan Milner, started selling antibodies from the back of his bike, Abcam has aimed to help scientific researchers make breakthroughs faster. We now have offices and labs in the UK, the US, China and Japan, and as we continue to grow, we remain ambitious, driven by our customers’ success 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 passion and the vision to become the most influential company, and, best-loved brand in life sciences.

Our culture is our key differentiator. We believe in empowering individuals, with responsibility given at an early stage. The working environment is fun and fast-paced, collaborative and outcome focused, with a strong customer focus. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive and flexible benefits package (which includes shares for eligible employees), a culture focused on well-being and opportunities for growth and development.