Production Scientist 


Job Title: Production Scientist


  • Location: Cambridge (UK)
  • Job Type: Full-time | Permanent


Sphere Fluidics Limited is an established Life Sciences company, which manufactures instruments and specialist consumables for the global pharmaceutical and academic research community. The company is growing quickly and so we are looking for a highly motivated Production Scientist to support the Operations team in this newly created role.

The Production Scientist 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.

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, and 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 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.


Education and Experience:

  • Minimum BSc degree level or equivalent educational experience.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience working in a laboratory setting is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of ISO9001:2015 would be an advantage.


Key Competencies:

  • 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.
  • Proactive, self-sufficient, and highly motivated.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Confidence to raise issues and work towards resolutions individually and collaboratively.
  • Team-oriented personality.


The package

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 Cambridge, UK.



If you are interested in applying for this role, please e-mail your CV with a one-page covering letter including “Production Scientist” in the title to: