Careers

Here at Sphere Fluidics, our aim is to combine expertise and exciting technology to help our customers reach their goals faster and more cost-effectively. None of this would be possible without our team – it’s their knowledge, commitment and enthusiasm that makes us who we are.

 

We recognise this, and in return, offer a supportive environment that encourages employees to learn and develop. Since we are a forward-thinking company operating in a rapidly-growing industry, we help individual staff members develop and progress in their careers. We offer our employees exciting projects, excellent training, and an attractive compensation package including employee share options, a Workplace Pension Scheme, life insurance and performance-related annual salary increases. We strongly believe that collaboration drives innovation, and as such, our goal is to build teams of people with a shared passion for integrating cell biology, microfluidics and leading-edge engineering into innovative solutions.

If you think this sounds like you, then please see below for current job opportunities.

Current Employment Opportunities at Sphere Fluidics

 

Job Title:  Senior Service Engineer

  • Location: Cambridge area / World-Wide as required
  • Job Type: Full-time | Permanent
  • Salary: £45,000 – £50,000 per annum
  • Closing date for applications: 28th August 2020

Are you passionate about making a difference and providing professional service at a high level within the Life Science segment? If so, you might be the person we’re looking for.

Sphere Fluidics Limited is an established Life Sciences Instrumentation company. As a result of our continuing growth, we now have an immediate opening for a Senior Service Engineer to join our business in Cambridge UK, on a permanent basis.

The Senior Service Engineer will be responsible for all aspects of field service support and customer relationship management. The successful candidate will provide complete services on our laboratory-based research platforms and Cyto-Mine® system. This will include installation, repairs, preventative maintenance, and instrument qualifications. Our ideal candidate will be customer-oriented, an advocate for Sphere Fluidics Ltd. in customer laboratories.

You will become a part of a Service team serving Sphere Fluidics’ customers internationally. You will be based in our Headquarters in Babraham with 25-50% travel around the UK and some trips abroad.

Description:

You will have responsibility for ensuring Sphere Fluidics’ equipment is working at its highest possible quality level and is satisfying customer requirements. Responsible for developing and improving all processes and procedures that directly impact service resolution and responsiveness. Responsible for equipment installation and equipment repair efficiency, preventive maintenance compliance, field resolution and system upgrades. With company growth, there will be opportunity for the right candidate to expand the role to encompass people management responsibility for a team of Field Service Engineers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform on-site installation, repair, maintenance, qualification, and validation of Sphere Fluidics’ systems, in compliance with internal and customer procedures and regulations.
  • Installing, repairing, maintenance and instruction of use of instruments to ensure safe and effective customer operations.
  • Providing professional and responsive customer support (on-site or remotely) to ensure that the installed instrumentation base is working and maintained reliably and customers are supported in a timely and friendly manner.
  • Input into user manual creation and update.
  • Review reports and documentation from customers, and inspects malfunctioning product to determine nature and scope of problem.
  • Coordinates problem resolution with engineering, customer service, and other personnel to expedite repairs.
  • Analyse reports of technical problems to recommend modifications to eliminate future problems.
  • Provide a communication link between the customer and the company to help ensure that effective service is provided to the customer.
  • Develop and conduct training on the safe operation of the equipment and demonstrate skills to trainees, including both team members and customers.
  • Maintain and update the Service Database with all service interactions to enable traceability of work carried out and revision of instruments.
  • Generate and update technical documentation for internal and external use as the product develops.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Education and/or Experience requirements:

  • HND or Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Science or related field preferred.
  • 5+ years hands-on experience as a Service Engineer is preferred, particularly working with laboratory instrumentation or 5+ years relevant industry experience.
  • Working knowledge of: electronics, optics, fluidics, pneumatics and control systems is required.
  • Ability to read and understand technical procedures, wiring schematics and engineering drawings.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to establish good customer rapport, write reports and to present to clients in a professional manner.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Candidates must hold a full international driving licence and passport and be able to pass a CRB and extensive reference check in order to gain access to regional airports.
  • Ability to prioritize service requests and produce clear and concise documentation.

Working Conditions:

  • Required to work independently within a customer location (25-50% of the time).
  • Extensive walking/standing may be required for 50-75% of the day during servicing/installation days.
  • Must possess motor skills appropriate to the task.
  • Ability to safely lift 25kg with assistance on occasion.
  • Ability to bend, squat, stretch, and reach on a daily basis in a service function.
  • Ability to use material handling equipment such as push carts and pallet jacks.
  • May be required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (e.g. lab coats, coveralls, nitrile gloves, safety glasses).
  • Hold a valid full driving licence and maintain a safe driving record.

The successful candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary team and should be enthusiastic with excellent team-working and communication skills. If interested, please e-mail your CV to Human.Resources@spherefluidics.com and include the title of your target position e.g. “Senior Service Engineer” in the title.

All Sphere Fluidics employees are given an employment package including: competitive salary; employee share options; life insurance and auto-enrolled in to the Aviva Pension Scheme. Each employee is also encouraged to develop an annual development plan, including SMART objectives and training needs, as part of their career development. The position will be based in or around Cambridge, UK, when not attending Customer sites.

The closing date for applications for this position is 28th August 2020.


 

Job Title:  Senior Scientist

  • Location: Cambridge, UK
  • Job Type: Full-time | Permanent
  • Salary: £32,000 – £42,000 per annum
  • Closing date for applications: 23rd October 2020

Sphere Fluidics Limited is a rapidly growing Life Sciences company based in Cambridge, UK. The company is developing innovative engineering solutions and chemistries for use in novel microfluidic-based instruments for single cell characterization and selection.

The R&D team is now looking to recruit a Senior Scientist into our Cell and Molecular Biology Group. The successful candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary team on a range of exciting and leading-edge projects with external global companies. Projects are mainly cell-biology based including native immune cells and engineered cells and therapies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and perform independent experiments aligned with Company needs.
  • Contribute expert knowledge and skill sets in areas pertinent to their group.
  • Assist in the creation and filing of intellectual property and any reduction to practice.
  • Develop technical specifications for specific products.
  • Perform due diligence on competitive science, technology and intellectual property.
  • Building of the Company R&D profile externally via publication of patents, papers and conference posters.
  • Organising demonstration and presentation of Company technology to external parties.
  • Manage scientists, engineers, managers or consultants on agreed projects.
  • Effective liaison with Company Commercial personnel to help generate marketing and promotional materials.

Education and/or Experience requirements:

  • PhD in life sciences with some industrial experience useful.
  • Proven experience in cell therapy R&D – including CAR-T generation and development, therapeutic T cell characterisation, cell engineering and assay development
  • Knowledge and or experiences on microfluidics and single cell analysis are preferable, but not essential.
  • Excellent communication skills desirable.
  • The ability to work with a set timeline and deliver tasks in time is required.
  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively is essential

The successful candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary team and should be enthusiastic with excellent team-working and communication skills. If interested, please e-mail your CV to info@spherefluidics.com and include the term “Senior Scientist – Biology” in the title.

All Sphere Fluidics employees are given an employment package including: competitive salary; employee share options; life insurance and auto enrolled in to the Aviva Pension Scheme. Each employee is also encouraged to develop an annual development plan, including SMART objectives and training needs, as part of their career development.

The closing date for applications for this position is 23rd October 2020


 

Job Title: Scientist – Chemistry

  • Location: Cambridge, UK
  • Job Type: Full-time | Permanent
  • Salary: £24,000 – £32,000 per annum
  • Closing date for applications: 4th September 2020

Sphere Fluidics Limited is a rapidly growing Life Sciences company based in Cambridge, UK. The company is developing innovative engineering solutions and chemistries for use in novel microfluidic-based instruments for single cell characterization and selection. The R&D team is now looking to recruit a Scientist into our Chemistry Group. The successful candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary team on a range of exciting and leading-edge projects with external global companies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Production of the company’s key specialist chemical products;
  • Production of the company’s key microfluidic biochip products;
  • Conducting QA/QC to assure the company products meet and/or exceed the set quality standards;
  • Providing technical support to customers regarding Sphere’s products;
  • Maintaining stable supply chain of critical materials for production;
  • Maintaining appropriate stock of the company’s chemical products;
  • Maintaining production tracking records and documentation to meet ISO 9001 requirements;
  • Shipping the company’s products to customers;
  • Complying with the company’s set safety standards and policies;
  • Developing new chemicals and novel microfluidic biochips;
  • Interaction with existing collaborators on approved R&D projects;
  • Generation and/or input to new publications and patents.

Education and/or Experience requirements:

  • BSc or MSc in organic chemistry, and proven working experience in a chemistry laboratory environment are essential;
  • Practical experience and knowledge of a wide range of synthetic chemistry reactions and techniques are essential;
  • Excellent communication skills are essential;
  • The ability to work with a set timeline and deliver tasks in time is essential;
  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively is essential;
  • Past experience in chemical production and quality management is highly desirable;
  • Experience in the development and scale-up of chemical processes to large scale labs and pilot processes is favourable;
  • Experience in working closely with customers is of added value in this position;

The successful candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary team and should be enthusiastic with excellent team-working and communication skills. If interested, please e-mail your CV Human.Resources@spherefluidics.com and include the term “Scientist – Chemistry” in the title.

All Sphere Fluidics employees are given an employment package including: competitive salary; employee share options; life insurance and auto enrolled in to the Aviva Pension Scheme. Each employee is also encouraged to develop an annual development plan, including SMART objectives and training needs, as part of their career development.

The closing date for applications for this position is Friday 4th September 2020.


 

Job Title:  Part-Time Bookkeeper – 6 Month Fixed-Term Contract

  • Location: Cambridge area
  • Job Type: 3 days / 22.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £18,000 per annum
  • Closing date for applications: 18th September 2020

Sphere Fluidics Limited is an established Life Sciences company, which is developing new instrumentation systems for biological drug discovery. Due to company growth, we are now looking for a Part-Time Bookkeeper to support the Finance Area.

General Purpose

  • Responsible for maintaining the financial records of the company by accurately recording the day to day financial transactions of the company.
  • The role is for 3 full-time days per week.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Sales and purchase ledger processing
  • Reconcile company bank accounts
  • Collate and analyse account data and generate financial reports
  • Maintain internal control systems
  • Reconciliation of supplier statements
  • Comply with relevant reporting requirements
  • Prepare monthly VAT returns
  • Assist with budget preparation
  • Assist with audits
  • Maintain complete filing system to support financial records
  • Track and maintain inventory records
  • Assist the Finance Director with miscellaneous tasks

Education and Experience

  • Experience with Xero and Receipt Bank would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and regulatory requirements
  • Knowledge of data management and financial data analysis

Key Competencies

  • Planning and organising
  • Numeracy and accuracy
  • Problem analysis
  • Communication skills
  • Confidentiality
  • Integrity

This employee will be given an employment package including: competitive salary; life insurance and auto enrolled in to the Aviva Pension Scheme. Each employee is also encouraged to develop an annual development plan, including SMART objectives and training needs, as part of their career development. The position will be based in or around Cambridge, UK.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please e-mail your CV including “Part-Time Bookkeeper” in the title to: Human.Resources@spherefluidics.com

The closing date for applications for this position is 18th September 2020.