Careers at Sphere Fluidics

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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.

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Current Employment Opportunities at Sphere Fluidics

Job Title: Scientist – Chemistry

Location of job: Cambridge

Company: Sphere Fluidics

Salary range: £24,000-£32,000 per annum.

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

The closing date for applications for this position is 10th June 2018.

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.

Key duties include:

  • Contribution to nominated research projects;
  • Developing new chemicals and novel microfluidic biochips;
  • Generation and/or input to new publications and patents;
  • Interaction with existing collaborators on approved R&D projects;
  • Plan and perform other experiments aligned with Company needs;
  • 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;
  • 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

Required qualifications, skills and experience:

  • MSc or PhD in organic chemistry, and proven working experience in a chemistry laboratory;
  • Practical experience and knowledge of a wide range of synthetic chemistry reactions and techniques;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Past experience in chemical production and quality management is highly desirable;
  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively is highly desirable;
  • Experience in the development and scaling-up of chemical processes;
  • Soft-lithography fabrication and microfluidic development experience is highly favourable;
  • Experience in working closely with customers is of added value in this position;
  • Mass Spectrometry experience is an advantage.

If interested, please e-mail your CV and include the term “Scientist – Chemistry” in the title.

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