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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:

Service Engineer

Closing date for applications: 21 June 2019
Location of job: Cambridge
Job type: Permanent, Full-time
Sphere Fluidics Ltd. (Service Group > Sales and Marketing)

Are you passionate about making a difference and providing professional service and support at a high level within the Life Sciences 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 Service Engineer to join our business in Cambridge UK, on a permanent basis.

Salary range: £35,000-£45,000 per annum.

The Service Engineer will be responsible for providing field service support on our laboratory based Cyto-Mine® Systems and Research Instrument Platforms. This will include installation, repairs, preventative maintenance, demonstrations and instrument qualifications. Our ideal candidate will be a customer-oriented advocate for Sphere Fluidics Ltd. who can develop and maintain professional customer relationships whilst providing exceptional service support.

You will become part of a Service team serving Sphere Fluidics’ portfolio of international customers and distributors. You will be based in our HQ in Babraham (Cambridge, UK) with 25-50% travel around the UK and occasional 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 supporting all established processes and procedures that directly impact service resolution and responsiveness. Duties will include equipment installation and repair, preventive maintenance, field resolution and system upgrades.

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 updates
  • Review reports and documentation from customers, and inspects malfunctioning product to determine nature and scope of problem
  • Coordinate problem resolution with engineering, commercial, and other departments 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 CRM with all service interactions to enable traceability of work carried out and revision of instruments
  • Generate and update technical documentation and quality reports for internal and external use as products develop
  • Provide field applications support
  • Other duties as may be assigned

Education and/or Experience requirements

  • HND or Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science or related field preferred
  • 3+ years hands-on experience as a Service Engineer is preferred, particularly working with laboratory instrumentation or 3+ 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
  • Will be required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (e.g. lab coats, coveralls, nitrile gloves, safety glasses)
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and 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. “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 around Cambridge, UK, when not attending Customer sites.

 

Job Title: 

Senior Field Application Scientist

Closing date for applications: 12 July 2019
Location of job: Cambridge

Sphere Fluidics Limited is an established Life Sciences company, which is developing new instrumentation systems for biological drug discovery. Due to rapid company growth, we are looking to recruit a Senior Field Application Specialist/Scientist.

Salary range: £30,000-£35,000 per annum.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carry out laboratory projects, including demonstrations, feasibility studies, new product evaluation/testing, and contract research services.
  • Participate in new product development projects, contribute to product design, development and evaluations.
  • Provide internal and external customers with comprehensive application training on using Sphere Fluidics’ technologies and products.
  • Provide application support and troubleshooting to customers via e-mail, telephone or via visits to customer sites.
  • Provide pre and post-sales technical and scientific presentations to prospective or existing customers.
  • Generate professional customer training materials, reports and customer feedback questionnaire.
  • Contribute to the creation and review of technical materials, including user manuals, application guidelines, application notes, white papers and presentations.
  • Contribute to an establishing product QC and QA protocols and procedures.
  • Monitor feedback from customers regarding their product requirements and communicate their needs to other relevant groups in the company.
  • Perform demos at both the Sphere Fluidics’ site, customer sites and approved conferences.
  • Interact and support Sales and Marketing efforts at the Company.

Required skills and experience

  • PhD in a Life Sciences discipline is essential. Industrial work experience in bioprocess engineering, biotherapeutics development, or scientific instrument development is highly desirable.
  • Excellent presentation skills are required.
  • Excellent verbal, documentation and communications skills are needed for this customer-facing role.
  • Excellent trouble shooting and problem-solving skills are essential.
  • This job requires about 50% bench work and 50% travelling.

The successful candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary R&D and Sales and Marketing 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 Field Application Scientist” in the title.

All Sphere Fluidics employees are given an employment package including: competitive salary; employee share options; 4x 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.

 

Job Title:

Quality and Health & Safety Manager

Functional Area: Operations
Closing date for applications: 7th July 2019
Location of job: Cambridge

Sphere Fluidics Limited is an established Life Sciences company, which is developing new instrumentation systems for biological drug discovery. The company is growing quickly and so we are now looking for a highly motivated Quality and Health & Safety Manager to support the Operations team and ensure quality and safety across the entire organisation.

Salary range: £28,000 per annum.

General Purpose

Responsible for planning, scheduling and reporting on Sphere Fluidics’ Quality and Health & Safety (H&S) activities.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
• Ensure QMS is reviewed and regularly updated in line with ISO 9001:2015.
• Plan and facilitate quarterly reviews for QMS and Health & Safety committees.
• Arrange internal and external audits for both Quality and H&S.
• Act as an escalation point for any incidents, identifying root cause and preventative/corrective actions.
• Develop a network of useful external quality and H&S advisors and regulatory bodies.
• Ensure H&S inductions for new starters is carried out promptly and accurate records maintained.
• Act as the subject matter expert (SME) for document control system, sharing knowledge and helping other teams to maximise usage
• Take ownership for quality tasks such as ensuring timely completion of CAPAs, updates to process maps and internal audits
• Act as the Quality and H&S SME for the company, advising other teams and spreading knowledge throughout the organisation
• Identify opportunities to train or upskill others to ensure a culture of compliance
• Analyse the environment and recommend opportunities to improve procedures
• Assist the wider Operations team with ad-hoc tasks as required

Education and Experience
• Previous responsibility within a Quality or H&S role essential, ideally in a Life Sciences organisation
• Previous experience of ISO 9001:2015/QMS/Risk Assessments preferred
• Minimum A-level or equivalent educational experience

Key Competencies
• Organised with excellent attention to detail
• Facilitation skills to lead effective meetings and guide conversation
• Proactive and self-sufficient
• Great communication skills and confidence to raise problems
• Great team player

All Sphere Fluidics employees are given an employment package including a competitive salary; employee share options; 4x life insurance and auto enrolled into 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 with a one-page covering letter including “Quality and H&S Manager” in the title to: Human.Resources@spherefluidics.com

The closing date for applications for this position is 7th July 2019.

Job Title:

Digital Marketing Associate

Closing date for applications: 12 July 2019
Location of job: Babraham Research Campus or Granta Park, Cambridge (UK).
Job type: Permanent, Full-time
Functional area: Marketing

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 Digital Marketing Associate to join our business in Cambridge UK, on a permanent basis.

Salary range: £25,000-£30,000 per annum.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Generate, co-ordinate and maintain a constant flow of engaging content about products and events and the Sphere Fluidics’ brand, through social media channels.
  • Responsible for monitoring and reporting on social media campaigns.
  • Managing all PPC channels and advertising campaigns through Google AdWords and other PPC channels. Creating and managing new digital campaigns, including A/B testing ad variants. Responsible for monitoring and reporting on PPC campaigns.
  • Promotion of products, content, offers and events using e-mail marketing.
  • Responsible for monitoring and reporting on success and performance of e-mail campaigns.
  • Support the updating and management of the Sphere Fluidics website with regards to scientific content and design, optimising web content and in-bound marketing to drive organic traffic and grow sales.
  • Contribute to content planning and strategy for SEO growth.
  • Monitor and incorporate emergent new digital marketing techniques and programs.
  • Overall help to generate, support and promote key digital marketing collateral such as blogs, online brochures, white papers and interactive tools.
  • Support the creation and promotion of videos, presentations and talks.
  • Support the marketing team to achieve company objectives and revenue goals.
  • Liaise and communicate effectively with internal teams to understand scientific concepts and data, to advance the direction of our marketing campaigns.
  • Monitor and optimise performance, analyse and report results of digital campaigns in formal reports and presentations.
  • Ensure that the company’s website, E-commerce system and customer databases are legally compliant with IT and other relevant, international standards (e.g. GDPR).
  • Responsible for managing external Consultants responsible for web site design, video creation, updating, maintenance and GDPR-compliance.

 

Education and/or experience requirements

  • HND/BSc in science or computing or HND/BA in Marketing or Business Studies.
  • Experience of performing similar work in industry.
  • Proven experience of creating and delivering digital marketing campaigns (SEO, PPC, email, social, website).
  • Proficient with Google Analytics/ Adwords etc.
  • Experience of WordPress or equivalent required.
  • Experience of HubSpot or equivalent CRM desirable.
  • Must be proficient in office software including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • A strong knowledge of social media channels is essential.
  • PPC and SEO expert.
  • Experience in Life Sciences companies desirable.

The successful candidate will work in a Sales and Marketing 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. “Digital Marketing Associate” in the title.

All Sphere Fluidics employees are given an employment package, including: competitive salary; employee share options; 4x 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 12th July 2019.

Job Title:

Software Engineer / Senior Software Engineer – Database Designer / Developer

Closing date for applications: 30 July 2019
Location of job: Cambridge
Sphere Fluidics Ltd. (Physics and Engineering Group)

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 talented individual to join our Engineering team.

We are looking to recruit a senior software engineer with proven experience in Database Design and Development. The candidate will have a strong technical background gained through working in industry. Experience in design, implementing and maintaining databases is crucial. The candidate should have proven technical ability and be able to demonstrate direct hands-on approach to problem solving. Self-motivation and a drive towards continual personal and technical improvement is essential. Previous experience working in a commercial R&D environment through to product launch is desirable, though not essential.

Salary range: £38,000-£48,000 per annum.

Essential skills and experience

  • Several years of hands-on experience designing and implementing databases.
  • Knowledge of an Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) solution (ideally Entity Framework).
  • Knowledge of .NET (C#).
  • Knowledge of SQL Server/SQL Server Compact.
  • Appreciation of coding styles and high-level object orientated design.
  • Ability to manage transfer of large data flows (e.g. images) securely and efficiently.
  • Experience in developing applications in Windows.
  • Proven ability to innovate, build, test and troubleshoot.
  • Ability to work in a small team, to fast timescales and with strict attention to detail.
  • Ability to debug, refactor and maintain code developed by others.
  • Ability to plan your workload and exercise good time management, juggling priorities across more than one project.
  • Flexible and self-motivated, with a passion for new technologies.

In addition, we will favour candidates with skills such as:

  • Experience with the following will also be beneficial:
    • Knowledge of WPF and MVVM architecture.
    • Developing adapters for interfacing with different databases (e.g. Oracle to SQL Server).
    • Ability to design ergonomic and curated user interfaces, following specific standards.
  • Experience of the full product life-cycle – design, implementation, test and support.
  • Experience with software development in a regulated industry (such as healthcare), within quality control systems such as ISO9001 and ISO13485 would be beneficial.

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 Database Developer” 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.

The closing date for applications for this position is 30th July 2019.