is an award-winning spinout from the University of Cambridge. Our breakthrough technology combines synthetic and stem cell biology for the precise, efficient and consistent reprogramming of human cells used in research, drug discovery, and cell therapy. At, we are passionate about engineering human cells that will enable the medicine of the future. To do this we need talented and curious people who want to make an impact on the future of science and therapeutics.

As a team of individuals, we value science, collaboration, openness, curiosity and creativity. We are united by trust and respect for each other.

Location: Babraham Research Park, Cambridge
Type: Full time, permanent
Start: Immediate
Salary: Competitive / Hours: 40 p/w
Lab Based Position

Cambridge Biotech of the Year 2022 

Your role in our team:

The Logistics Technicians are responsible for receiving incoming goods, preparing shipments for sensitive biological materials and tracking the movement of goods shipped across the world, whilst ensuring timely delivery in the most safe, efficient and cost-effective way.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Pack, prepare and ship materials globally, ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation and transport regulations including IATA & International Customs regulations.
  • Ensure materials with special handling, storage or distribution requirements (such as hazardous shipments and temperature critical material) are accurately supervised.
  • Handling of hazardous goods (including but not limited to liquid nitrogen storage, dry ice, lithium batteries) for all typologies of shipment.
  • Proactively track shipments and investigate any missing shipments or shipment errors interacting with couriers and/or clients to troubleshoot proactively, timely and accurately on delivery status.
  • Receipt, booking-in and inspection of stock. Update ERP accurately and promptly with relevant information, prioritising temperature sensitive products.
  • Stock control; movement of stock around site and unloading of supplies to ensure appropriate materials flow between stores and lab areas. Assist with priority LN2 consolidations.
  • Waste sorting / disposals of expired products. Maintain stores, goods-in, goods-out & loading areas as clean, organised and obstruction free working environments.


  • Have a minimum Bachelor degree in a relevant subject/related field of study (or equivalent experience).
  • Have an IATA Dangerous Goods Certification OR willingness to get certified in the first three months.
  • Will be collaborative, customer focused and comfortable in adapting to changing priorities in a rapidly growing business. 
  • Have exceptional organisational skills and acute attention to detail.
  • Have excellent time management and experience working to challenging deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Are comfortable with this role involving standing 60% to 100% of the time and lifting heavy weights.
  • Are willing and able to work flexible hours in line with the requirements of the role as and when required.

With essential experience in…

  • A Logistics role, preferably within the biotechnology and/or pharmaceutical industry or similar regulated industry.
  • General shipping activities.
  • Customs import/export process and stock management activities.
  • Processing documentation accurately.
  • Knowledge and experience using computer software, ideally with experience of using an ERP system.

…and possibly…

  • Experience in a GMP environment would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge and experience of using an ERP system, preferably NetSuite.



More reasons to join us: provides a vibrant and dynamic work environment in an exciting, fast-moving time for biology. We work with cutting edge technologies and with our world-leading scientific advisory board. We conduct pioneering work with real-world impact.

We trust our people to make significant contributions early on with opportunities to be involved in projects that are key to the success and growth of our young company. We invest in people, creating opportunities for personal development in an inclusive multi-skilled team with ambitious goals that provide opportunities to learn on the job from each other.

Creativity and open minds are encouraged for everyone to contribute to the success of the company.

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