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Logistics Technician - Temp to Perm

Department: Logistics

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

About the Role

Abcam, a Cambridge-based life science organisation, is looking for a Logistics Technician to join the Logistics team based on the Biomedical Campus, originally on a 6 months fixed-term basis with opportunities for becoming permanent based on performance.


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 then spend the afternoon picking stock for customers, aliquoting and weighing 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!


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. We have a Training Team, Mentor Programme, News Crew, and a variety of other exciting opportunities. 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. 

About you
  • 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.