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Production Coordinator

Functional Area: Operations
Salary Range: £32,000 – £37,000 per annum
Location: Cambridge UK – Onsite/office based
Reports to: Head of Manufacturing
Job Type: Full Time / Permanent

Who are we? Sphere Fluidics is an established Life Science company which provides instruments and specialist consumables for the global pharmaceutical and academic research community. Built upon our picodroplet microfluidic technology, we aim to ease the journey to discovery for single cell analysis and isolation.   

What’s our vision? To be the droplet microfluidic technology company for single cell analysis.  

What’s our mission? To find, analyze and isolate the most valuable cells with ease and speed.  

 What’s our culture? We prioritize a culture that fosters care, collaboration, and self-expression. We believe in continuous learning and improvement and hold ourselves accountable for maintaining integrity at all times. It is our priority to build an inclusive environment that supports growth and empowers our employees to achieve their full potential and role model our employee values:  

  • We value and care for our people  
  • We innovate to create our future  
  • We collaborate and win together as a team  


Role Purpose 

The Production Coordinator is part of the team responsible for producing our leading-edge research consumables. Working with standard operating procedures and to the very highest quality standards, the role will oversee a continuous flow of materials to meet the demand of our customers and our internal teams. The role is based at our brand new global headquarters in Cambridge where the labs have been custom designed to meet our needs. 

This team-based role requires the individual to manage their time effectively whilst being flexible to adapt to changing priorities in order to fulfil customer needs. Working alongside other teams is also important when integrating process improvements or working on collaborative projects.  

Our ideal candidate should be passionate about quality, consistency and enjoy taking a structured approach to their work. The team values open and honest communication with a focus on quality, safety, and continuous improvement. 


Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Deliver manufacturing output of chemical and biological reagents at the required quality standard to meet planned demand. 
  • Ensure appropriate SOPs and work instructions are in place and strictly followed for all processes. 
  • Manage and organise raw material stock to ensure sufficient holdings. 
  • Ensure supporting documentation and production logs are up to date and accurate. 
  • Assist with customer projects to troubleshoot issues or develop new product solutions. 
  • Ensure compliance with appropriate safety procedures in collaboration with the H&S team. 
  • Identify opportunities to streamline processes and remove waste or unnecessary steps. 
  • Take pride in managing a clean, tidy, and well-organised manufacturing area. 
  • Contribute to the wider Operations group with ad-hoc tasks and projects.


Knowledge, Skills & Experience 

  • Minimum A level education within a scientific discipline. 
  • 2/3 years’ experience in a laboratory environment. 
  • Confident presenting KPIs and other updates at weekly team meetings. 
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are essential. 
  • ISO9001 experience preferred, GLP/GMP also advantageous. 
  • Experience in manufacturing of chemical and/or biological products would be an advantage. 
  • ISO9001 experience preferred, GLP/GMP also advantageous. 


Personal Attributes 

  • Passionate about providing great service and achieving operational excellence. 
  • Applies a structured and methodical approach to work. 
  • Organised, diligent and passionate about attention to detail. 
  • High personal and professional standards. 
  • Takes pride in keeping the working environment tidy and scrupulously clean. 
  • Proactive, self-sufficient, and highly motivated. 
  • Great communication skills. 
  • Confidence to raise issues and work towards resolutions individually and collaboratively. 
  • Team-oriented personality. 


The Benefits 

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays  
  • Employee Share Options (EMI Scheme)  
  • Company pension scheme with Aviva (employer contributes 8%)   
  • 4x Life Insurance & Critical Illness Cover  
  • Private Medical Insurance with Vitality   
  • Health Cash Plan  
  • Group Income Protection   
  • Employee Assistance Program  
  • Cycle to Work scheme   
  • Learning & Development opportunities for career growth  
  • Long Service Bonus – up to 5 extra days holiday  
  • Recruitment referral scheme (£1,000)  
  • Flexible working hours to support work-life balance  


What’s Next? We will review your application and whilst we would love to get back to every applicant, it is not always possible. If you haven’t heard from us within 4 weeks, please note that your application has not been successful on this occasion.    


Sphere Fluidics strives to be an equal opportunities employer. Our policy is to recruit a diverse workforce and follow the guidelines of the Equality Act. 


We’d love to hear from you. To apply for this role, please e-mail your CV to: