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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: 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 Coordinator

Functional Area: Operations
Closing date for applications: 20th August 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 Coordinator 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 Coordinator” in the title to: Human.Resources@spherefluidics.com

The closing date for applications for this position is 20th August 2019.

 

Job Title: Quality Control Technician

Functional Area: Operations
Closing date for applications: 14th August 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 Control Technician to support the Operations team.
Salary circa: £24,000 per annum

General Purpose
Responsible for managing the testing and reporting of all Quality Control (QC) related to Sphere Fluidics’ consumables portfolio.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
• Plan and conduct QC testing of surfactant stock.
• Plan and conduct QC testing of Cyto-Cartridge® consumables.
• Prepare and share reports for individual batches and overall product performance with the rest of the business.
• Identify and help to troubleshoot themes within product performance.
• Contribute to the wider Operations group with ad-hoc tasks and projects.
• Prepare and present feedback to suppliers on raw material performance.
• Maintain and update SOPs and process flows relevant to QC.
• Support stock management by providing regular feedback on QC throughput.

Education and Experience
• Previous experience within a Quality role preferred, ideally in a Life Sciences organisation.
• Scientific background (either education or experience) is essential.
• Experience with PCR, NMR, or microscopy would be advantageous.
• Experience operating within an ISO9001:2015 environment is preferred.
• Minimum A-level or equivalent educational experience.

Key Competencies
• Organised with excellent attention to detail
• Proactive and self-sufficient
• Great communication skills
• Confidence to raise issues and work towards resolutions collaboratively
• Team oriented personality
• High personal and professional standards

All Sphere Fluidics employees are given an employment package including a competitive salary; employee share options; 4x life insurance and auto enrolled in an 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 Control Technician” in the title to: Human.Resources@spherefluidics.com
The closing date for applications for this position is 14th August 2019.