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Join the bit.bio team

Cambridge start-up of the year 2018

 

bit.bio is an award-winning spinout from the University of Cambridge. Our breakthrough technology combines synthetic and stem cell biology for the precise, efficient and consistent reprogramming of human cells used in research, drug discovery, and cell therapy. At bit.bio, we are passionate about engineering human cells that will enable the medicine of the future. To do this we need talented and curious people who want to make an impact on the future of science and therapeutics.

As a team of individuals, we value science, collaboration, openness, curiosity and creativity. We are united by trust and respect for each other.

bit.bio provides a vibrant and dynamic work environment in an exciting, fast-moving time for biology. We work with cutting edge technologies and with our world-leading scientific advisory board. We conduct pioneering work with real-world impact.

We trust our people to make significant contributions early on with opportunities to be involved in projects that are key to the success and growth of our young company. We invest in people, creating opportunities for personal development in an inclusive multi-skilled team with ambitious goals that provide opportunities to learn on the job from each other.

Creativity and open minds are encouraged for everyone to contribute to the success of the company.

To support bit.bio staff and our culture further, we also offer a competitive salary, highly competitive benefits package including pension contribution scheme as well as health and life insurance.

To be part of our dynamic, growing start-up team and share our vision to build together the leading cell coding company, please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bit.bio

 

Office Manager

Location: Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge
Type: Full time, permanent | Start: Immediate
Salary: Competitive | Hours: 40 p/w
Office Based Position

 

Your role in our team:

We are looking for an Office Manager to join the bit.bio Office Operations Team. They will establish and maintain the organisation and administration of a brand new and busy office, to foster an environment that truly reflects the bit.bio culture and values. Reporting to the Head of Office Operations, the ideal candidate will come from a dynamic and fast paced environment and will be looking for an opportunity to support the rapid growth of bit.bio from an office operations perspective.

 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • The organisation and management of a busy office environment.
  • Development of office administration processes & systems.
  • Day-to-day management of office administration (eg: post, stationary, office supplies).
  • Coordinate with both internal and external facilities (eg: cleaners, maintenance, catering staff) to ensure smooth running of the office.
  • Organisation of work events both locally and internationally as required (both social and business) including organising complex travel & diary management.
  • Face of the business for all visitor related matters (responsible for visitor management system).
  • Author office policies and procedures in collaboration with end users, ensuring clear lines of accountabilities.
  • Point of contact for office inductions and new employees.
  • Support bit.bio company initiatives such as well-being and corporate sustainability.
  • Clear desk policy champion.

You…

  • Are a passionate and people focussed office manager committed to creating a best-in-class employee and visitor experience.
  • Will have progressed through heavily administrative based roles such as Team Assistant, Executive Assistant and Office Manager.
  • Have very strong organisational skills, able to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Have excellent communication skills; whether communicating by email, verbally or face to face you get your message across clearly, keeping people informed & engaged.
  • Have an eye for detail and a proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Will be well versed in managing processes and driving process improvements.

Essential for the role:

  • Working within a fast paced and high growth organisation.
  • Making office environments a desirable place to work.
  • In managing complex diary and travel requirements for multiple personnel.
  • Experience supporting multiple busines functions (Core functions, Catering, Facilities, Wellbeing).
  • Strong and proven organisational and administrative abilities.
  • Assessing office policies and procedures and devising and embedding new ones.
  • Ability to work under pressure and multitask.

… and possibly…

  • Experience in a Biotech/Pharma or similar.

 

You are welcome to apply

To be part of our dynamic, growing start-up team and share our vision to build together the leading cell coding company please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bit.bio

 

Purchasing Supervisor

Location: Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge
Type: Full time, permanent | Start: Immediate
Salary: Competitive | Hours: 40 p/w
Office Based Position

 

Your role in our team:

We are looking for a Purchasing Supervisor to join our growing Supply Chain Team to oversee all the purchasing activities. The Purchasing Supervisor will work collaboratively with the Materials Manager to develop procedures in line with our developing QEHS management systems that ensure all areas of research have access to the materials they need. The candidate is an experienced member of the Operations team who combines supervisory skills with knowledge of purchasing operations while maintaining high levels of safety, quality and service.

There is a requirement to be diplomatic, collaborative, customer focused, change agile, comfortable in leading and adapting to changing priorities in a rapidly growing business.

 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Purchasing goods and services to meet business requirements.
  • Sending out enquiries, processing orders, following up pending orders, reporting and administration related tasks.
  • Identifying, negotiating and implementing cost savings initiatives.
  • Plan and execute all purchasing processes and provide an effective interface with all departments.
  • Maintaining accurate purchasing related data in company business system.
  • Writing SOPs and processes workflows.
  • Maintaining continuous material availability.
  • Communicating effectively with suppliers and management of accounts, problem solving, challenges and issues, recommend solutions.
  • Negotiating the purchase of materials and equipment from suppliers and implement proactive procurement strategies and procedures.
  • Responding to line stoppages, quality and obsolescence issues.
  • Build and maintain relationships with suppliers, distributors and manufacturers.
  • Scheduling and attend meetings with suppliers.
  • Supervise the work of the Purchasing Assistant.
  • Ensuring work performed to current standard and QMS.
  • Ensuring 5S is followed in work area.
  • Source, review and keep record of purchasing agreements, complex service contracts, MTA, etc.
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and establish long-term purchasing arrangements with vendors when it is beneficial to the company.
  • Supporting supplier risk mitigation activities.

You…

  • Have a degree level or equivalent qualifications in a relevant discipline, Business/ Life Sciences / Supply Chain/ or related subject.
  • Are humble – sincere and secure – accepts own mistakes – prioritises team over personal goals.
  • Are hungry – driven and proactive – goes above and beyond the call of duty to achieve company results.
  • Are smart – astute and persuasive – uses emotional intelligence to lead and inspire colleagues.

Essential for the role:

  • Computer literate with a good working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint is essential; ERP system (NetSuite) experience required.
  • Experience with supplier contracts management within the Biotech or Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Previous experience in Procurement roles within a scientific / cell therapy / GMP environment.
  • Experience and familiarity with laboratory consumable products, reagents and equipment.
  • Attention to detail is a key attribute, as is a proactive outlook.
  • Have proven supervisory experience.
  • Have strong communication skills with the ability to interact with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Have strong organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise and multi-task and ability to meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Are flexible with the ability to adapt to change.

 

You are welcome to apply

To be part of our dynamic, growing start-up team and share our vision to build together the leading cell coding company please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bit.bio

 

Purchasing Assistant

Location: Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge
Type: Full time, permanent | Start: Immediate
Salary: Competitive | Hours: 40 p/w
Office Based Position

 

Your role in our team:

We are looking for a Purchasing Assistant to join our growing Supply Chain Team. The initial aim of this role is to ensure all the purchasing activities are adequately met. The Purchasing Assistant will work collaboratively with the Purchasing Supervisor and the Materials Manager to develop procedures in line with our developing QEHS management systems that ensure all areas of research have access to the materials they need.

Responsible for purchasing products for the company, researching new vendors, tracking deliveries and updating order records, ensure to maintain a fully stocked inventory.

There is a requirement to be diplomatic, collaborative, customer focused, change agile, comfortable in leading and adapting to changing priorities in a rapidly growing business.

 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing administrative support to the Materials Manager and the Purchasing Supervisor.
  • Creating and submitting Purchase Orders accurately and on time with suppliers.
  • Purchase order monitoring, including keeping the system up to date with arrival information, back order reporting, reason and action plan.
  • Managing emails and phone calls daily with suppliers.
  • Regularly liaising with suppliers worldwide to resolve queries, quality issues, chase orders and resolve claims.
  • Dealing with internal stakeholders daily regarding orders requirements.
  • Maintaining databases accuracy making sure orders documentations are generated correctly in the ERP system.
  • Supporting continuous improvement and operational excellence processes.
  • Investigate and resolve invoice queries and stock discrepancies.
  • Introduction of new products.
  • Ability to prioritise, work under pressure and to deadlines.
  • To offer a supporting role to or team members and to cover for others in the team where necessary.

You…

  • Have a degree level or equivalent qualifications in a relevant discipline.
  • Are humble – sincere and secure – accepts own mistakes – prioritises team over personal goals.
  • Are hungry – driven and proactive – goes above and beyond the call of duty to achieve company results.
  • Are smart – astute and persuasive – uses emotional intelligence to lead and inspire colleagues.

Essential for the role:

  • Experience of maintaining supplier relationships working within a fast-paced environment.
  • Previous experience of working in a Procurement role within a highly regulated environment such as Pharma or Biotech / cell therapy / GMP.
  • Experience and familiarity with laboratory consumable products, reagents and equipment.
  • Computer literate with a good working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint is essential; ERP system (NetSuite) experience required.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Have strong communication skills with the ability to interact with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Have strong organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise and multi-task and ability to meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Positive / can-do and helpful attitude.
  • Are flexible with the ability to adapt to change.

 

You are welcome to apply

To be part of our dynamic, growing start-up team and share our vision to build together the leading cell coding company please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bit.bio

 

Project Manager

Location: Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge
Type: Full time, permanent | Start: Immediate
Salary: Competitive | Hours: 40 p/w
Cambridge Based Position

 

Your role in our team:

We are looking for an experienced project manager who uses their expertise and influence to coordinate and deliver projects assigned to them, on time and within budget, in accordance with company objectives and key results. The Project Manager will be responsible for supporting multiple Operations projects supporting a gene-editing, cell programming and iPSC derived, human cell coding and research environment.

The primary aim of this role is to provide a project management support service to the Operations team, required for the successful and timely completion of projects within a high growth environment. The candidate must be diplomatic, collaborative, and customer-focused. There is a requirement to be change agile, comfortable in leading and adapting to changing priorities in a rapidly growing business.

 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Planning, execution, monitoring, coordination and control of Operations projects to completion.
  • Manage the day-to-day project tasks and workflow.
  • Execute strategy for ensuring success of new and on-going projects within agreed timelines, budget, scope and internal customer expectations.
  • Ensure all necessary resources are identified and available.
  • Lead regular project meetings with internal customers and stakeholders.
  • Communicate timely project updates and progress to internal customers and stakeholders.
  • Use a mix of creative and established tools to manage and communicate effectively.
  • Plan project timelines, project tasks and follow projects their entire lifecycle.
  • Identify, manage and mitigate project risks and obstacles.
  • Manage changes in project scope, timelines, and priorities.

You…

  • Have a degree level or equivalent qualifications in a relevant scientific / process / engineering discipline.
  • Are humble – sincere and secure – accepts own mistakes – prioritises team over personal goals.
  • Are hungry – driven and proactive – goes above and beyond the call of duty to achieve company results.
  • Are smart – astute and persuasive – uses emotional intelligence to lead and inspire colleagues.

Essential for the role:

  • Working in a scientific / cell therapy environment.
  • Agile, Prince 2, PMP – or equivalent knowledge in Project Management methodologies.
  • In depth understanding of project management principles and project lifecycle methodologies.
  • Extensive experience of completing successful projects.
  • Good presentation skills – ability to present complex ideas to a variety of audiences.

… and possibly…

  • Experienced in Continual Improvement Tools e.g. LEAN, 5S, Kanban, Kaizen, RCA, VSM.
  • QESH Management System / ISO9001 / PDCA Training.
  • Excellent time management, organisation, and communication skills.

 

You are welcome to apply

To be part of our dynamic, growing start-up team and share our vision to build together the leading cell coding company please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bit.bio

 

Contracts Manager

Location: Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge
Type: Full time, permanent | Start: Immediate
Salary: Competitive | Hours: 40 p/w
Cambridge Based Position

 

Your role in our team:

bit.bio is seeking an experienced contracts manager to join its nascent legal team (currently comprising a single attorney) to support the needs of its rapidly growing commercial and research operations. Reporting to the Head of Intellectual Property, you will work collaboratively with the growing legal team and a range of stakeholders across the company.

The successful candidate will be pragmatic, honest, and excited to take a leadership role in developing, revising, and implementing workflows for contract negotiation and execution across all aspects of bit.bio’s business, with particular emphasis on commercial operations, as well as comfortable interacting with and advising colleagues at all levels and from all aspects of the organization. The successful candidate will add value by driving consistency and efficiency across the company’s contracting processes as we rapidly scale the business for global growth.

 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with internal stakeholders and external business partners.
  • Developing and maintaining a strong working knowledge of company contracts, standard terms and business objectives.
  • Developing and maintaining a clause library to expedite contract drafting and negotiation.
  • Developing, maintaining, and improving company agreement templates and tools, including drafting internal policies and guidance documents as needed.
  • Leading implementation of ConcordNow contracts lifecycle management tool for bit.bio’s legal department.
  • Serving as the company’s central point of contact for managing contracts in support of ongoing operations, growth and general corporate matters.
  • Serving as the primary administrator for the company’s contracts lifecycle management system and related business processes, including contract classification, dashboard reporting, follow-up tracking (e.g., execution, compliance with reporting and other requirements, expiration and renewals), and project-specific reports, analysis and support (e.g., diligence).
  • Developing and deploying tools and training for attorneys and business partners to leverage contract management system, including tailored dashboards, targeted search and notifications.
  • Prioritizing and implementing contract management system improvements, including serving as primary liaison with service vendor; synthesizing user feedback; defining, prioritising and executing improvements with strong project management, stakeholder engagement and communication.

You…

  • Have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written), including a sense of humour.
  • Are a pragmatic, responsible, solution-oriented self-starter with exceptional organizational skills.
  • Are a professional with unimpeachable integrity who exercises sound judgment and respects confidentiality obligations.
  • Have at least an undergraduate Degree from an accredited institution.
  • Are comfortable working in a fast-paced, occasionally hectic start-up environment comprising a diverse and geographically dispersed team.

Essential for the role:

  • Have 5+ years of in-house contract management and operations experience, including working directly with internal business partners (e.g., research operations, R&D, commercial team); a combination of experience with contracts management in an academic technology transfer and biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry environment highly desirable.
  • Have strong project management & execution skills.
  • Are fluent with standard software tools used in contracts drafting (e.g., the Microsoft Office application suite, Google G Suite, and the like).
  • Have substantial experience with document management databases.

… and possibly…

  • Data analytics and specific experience with ConcordNow or other contract management systems.

 

You are welcome to apply

To be part of our dynamic, growing start-up team and share our vision to build together the leading cell coding company please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bit.bio

 

Sales Administrator

Location: Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge
Type: Full time, permanent | Start: Immediate
Salary: Competitive | Hours: 40 p/w
Cambridge Based Position

 

Your role in our team:

We are seeking a meticulous and adaptable Sales Administrator who will have responsibility of providing support to the Commercial group. As part of the role you will deal with customer requests, provide quotations, and information such as stock availability, delivery dates, and manage our purchase orders and invoices.

To ensure success you will ideally have experience in a sales environment, advanced administration skills and an understanding of sales performance metrics and provide administrative support to ensure sales targets are achieved. It is essential that you have a high degree of proficiency in the use of Sales Force CRM to aid in your duties.

 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Receiving and processing purchase orders.
  • Issuing sales transaction invoices.
  • Verifying orders, including customer information and payment details.
  • Contacting customers by phone or email to answer any queries and obtain missing information.
  • Maintaining and updating sales and customer records.
  • Compiling monthly sales reports.
  • Expediting orders through internal liaison.
  • Directing feedback from customers to relevant departments.
  • Supporting the commercial department with other administrative tasks as required.

You…

  • Pay meticulous attention to detail.
  • Are adaptable to the changing demands of the Commercial group.
  • Have exceptional interpersonal and customer services skills.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Enjoy the fun side of work but are adept at working in a high-performance team culture.
  • Are loyal, motivated and driven, with the desire to build a career.

Essential for the role:

  • A Level or equivalent BTEC education.
  • Previous experience in sales administration or a similar role.
  • Previous experience in a similar capacity in Life Science or within a Products based company.
  • Experience with Sales Force sales management system.
  • Advanced knowledge of administrative record keeping.
  • Familiarity with sales reporting.
  • Monitoring potential opportunities through a tender portal such as Scientist.com or equivalent.

… and possibly…

  • An Associate or Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration or similar.
  • A science background or at least comfortable working in the Life Sciences sector.

 

You are welcome to apply

To be part of our dynamic, growing start-up team and share our vision to build together the leading cell coding company please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bit.bio

 

Inside Sales Specialist

Location: Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge
Type: Full time, permanent | Start: Immediate
Salary: Competitive | Hours: 40 p/w
Cambridge/Home Office Based Position

 

Your role in our team:

We are looking for an Inside Sales Specialist to join our growing Commercial team. This role will focus on the direct selling of bit.bio’s iPSC-derived cell products to academic and industry sectors and will report into bit.bio’s Head of Inside Sales. The position will be essentially home office based within the assigned territory, although the role will require regular interaction with the Cambridge offices of bit.bio.

 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Prospects and sells iPSC-derived cell products in the territory.
  • Owns the complete sales process for the cell products in the territory.
  • Interacts with existing and new customers and converts sales leads into sales.
  • Through consultative selling, matches customer needs to product offerings.
  • Interacts with the marketing department, feeding back the voice of the customer to the relevant marketing personnel.
  • Makes outbound calls to existing and new customers.
  • Documents customer contact information into the CRM database.

You…

  • Are professional and consultative, with the ability to secure business for bit.bio through proactive sales activities directed at decision makers and decision influencers.
  • Are a critical thinker with the ability to be creative.
  • Are self-motivated and driven to achieve sales goals.
  • Are able to assess client needs and craft recommendations through effective written and oral communications.
  • Will interact in a positive way through building trust with technical and marketing teams at bit.bio.

Essential for the role:

  • Science degree or equivalent experience.
  • At least 3 years’ technical experience in a pharmaceutical or biotech company.
  • At least 2 years’ proven sales experience.
  • Demonstrable understanding of the drug development process.
  • Able to interact and listen with customers in a consultative manner to match their requirements with the cell product offering.
  • Ability to work well with highly educated research scientist customers.
  • Good level of proficiency with MS Office.
  • Experience of working with a Sales Force database or equivalent CRM.

… and possibly…

  • Advanced degree – MSc or PhD.
  • Solid technical scientific background coupled with sales experience.
  • Good understanding of the common techniques and methods used in the field of molecular and cell biology.
  • Analytical skills with the ability to analyse and interpret data and produce reports and documents to support sales.
  • Ability to identify leads, assess the value of new business/product opportunities and close deals.

 

You are welcome to apply

To be part of our dynamic, growing start-up team and share our vision to build together the leading cell coding company please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bit.bio

 

Senior Automation Scientist – Manufacturing

Location: Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge
Type: Full time, permanent | Start: Immediate
Salary: Competitive | Hours: 40 p/w
Lab Based Position

 

Your role in our team:

We are looking for an experienced Senior Automation Scientist to join the Manufacturing group. You will work closely with teams across the department to deliver process improvement, scale-up and automation to produce a wide range of iPSC-derived cell types. The initial aims of the role are twofold. Firstly, you will help build a talented team of automation experts to ensure software & technical support is on hand, enabling minimal equipment downtime and maximum system utilisation is achieved. Secondly, you will lead on all internal and external collaborations, including research & development projects to design, build and implement custom automation platforms to enable delivery of bit.bio’s ambitious product portfolio.

To achieve these goals, you will work closely with key groups including our iPSC core, Manufacturing Development, Production, Quality and Business Analyst teams. As such, there is a requirement to be diplomatic, collaborative, customer focused, change agile and comfortable in adapting to changing priorities in a rapidly growing business.

 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide scientific leadership in the development and implementation of automation systems across the business.
  • Coaching and mentoring of junior members of the team by providing intellectual and practical support and ensure group training needs are met.
  • Oversee the validation of new automation systems.
  • Work closely with equipment users to develop & optimise SOPs and assay protocols for automation, ensuring optimal efficiency & performance.
  • Optimise, validate and troubleshoot high throughput workflows.
  • Lead equipment breakdown deep-dive activities and root cause analysis to mitigate recurrence.
  • Train equipment users on use of automation platforms to support best practice and mitigate run failures.
  • Establish & maintain strong relationships with vendor application specialists, as well as external collaborators.
  • Maintain awareness of new developments in the field of laboratory automation.
  • Leverage the expertise of Automation Scientists & Business Analysts working across bit.bio to address equipment running issues.
  • Develop best-practice and facilitate knowledge sharing between automation users.
  • Establish, monitor and report key performance data to the group lead e.g. group capacity, progress against targets and failure rates.
  • Promote a proactive, continual improvement culture and systems to maintain high standards of service and good practice.
  • Proactively identify and determine current and future resource requirements – both people and systems – lead in the recruitment and establishment of both in a rapidly growing organisation.

You…

  • Have a PhD in biological sciences / stem cell biology (or related field) with a minimum of 3-years’ experience in laboratory automation.
  • Are process oriented and experienced in developing, optimising & implementing workflows, protocols, procedures and resources in a quality management environment.
  • Are a motivated scientist demonstrating the highest scientific rigour, operational skill and work standards.
  • Have demonstrated experience in growing and leading a high-performing team of scientists.
  • Are humble – sincere and secure – accepts own mistakes – prioritises team over personal goals.
  • Are hungry – driven and proactive – goes above and beyond the call of duty to achieve company results.
  • Are smart – astute and persuasive – uses emotional intelligence to lead and inspire colleagues.

With essential experience in…

  • Human induced pluripotent stem cell biology & working with iPSC-derived cells.
  • Working with a range of laboratory automation systems, e.g. Hamilton, Sartorius, Tecan.
  • Developing & optimising complex protocols on liquid handling automation, e.g. cell line expansion, differentiation and cryopreservation.
  • Communicating with a range of stakeholders and a proven ability to present at large groups and conferences.
  • Project management & networking.
  • Developing key performance indicators for manufacturing processes.
  • Team leadership and managing internal & external stakeholder relationships.
  • Excellent time management, organisation and communication skills.
  • Financial management, calculating cost of goods, budget control and reporting

… and possibly…

  • Expertise in continuous improvement and its implementation (e.g. LEAN, 5S) and experience of working to a quality management system.
  • Have knowledge of cGMP processes & regulations applicable to human iPSCs.
  • Experience of C#, Java, HTML & other advanced programming languages.
  • Experience of writing protocols in Biomek, EVOware, Momentum, VWorks or similar software.

 

You are welcome to apply

To be part of our dynamic, growing start-up team and share our vision to build together the leading cell coding company please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bit.bio

 

Automation Scientist – Manufacturing

Location: Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge
Type: Full time, permanent | Start: Immediate
Salary: Competitive | Hours: 40 p/w
Lab Based Position

 

Your role in our team:

We are looking for an experienced Automation Scientist to join the Manufacturing group. You will work closely with teams across the department to deliver process improvement, scale-up and automation to produce a wide range of iPSC-derived cell types. The initial aims of the role are twofold. Firstly, you will help build a talented team of automation experts to ensure software & technical support is on hand, enabling minimal equipment downtime and maximum system utilisation is achieved. Secondly, you will work on internal and external collaborations, including research & development projects to design, build and implement custom automation platforms to enable delivery of bit.bio’s ambitious product portfolio.

To achieve these goals, you will work closely with key groups including our iPSC core, Manufacturing Development, Production, Quality and Business Analyst teams. As such, there is a requirement to be diplomatic, collaborative, customer focused, change agile and comfortable in adapting to changing priorities in a rapidly growing business.

 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee the validation & implementation of new automation systems.
  • Work closely with equipment users to develop & optimise SOPs and assay protocols for automation, ensuring optimal efficiency & performance.
  • Work to establish key process validation criteria for scale-up & automation (CPP & CQA etc).
  • Optimise, validate and troubleshoot high throughput workflows.
  • Take part in equipment breakdown deep-dive activities and root cause analysis to mitigate recurrence.
  • Train equipment users on use of automation platforms to support best practice and mitigate run failures.
  • Maintain awareness of new developments in the field of laboratory automation.
  • Develop best-practice and facilitate knowledge sharing between automation users.
  • Promote a proactive, continual improvement culture and systems to maintain high standards of service and good practice.
  • Proactively identify and determine current and future resource requirements – both people and systems – lead in the recruitment and establishment of both in a rapidly growing organisation.

You…

  • Have a degree in biological sciences / stem cell biology (or related field) with a minimum of 2-years’ experience in laboratory automation.
  • Are process oriented and experienced in developing, optimising & implementing workflows, protocols, procedures and resources in a quality management environment.
  • Are a motivated scientist demonstrating the highest scientific rigour, operational skill and work standards.
  • Are humble – sincere and secure – accepts own mistakes – prioritises team over personal goals.
  • Are hungry – driven and proactive – goes above and beyond the call of duty to achieve company results.
  • Are smart – astute and persuasive – uses emotional intelligence to lead and inspire colleagues.

With essential experience in…

  • Human induced pluripotent stem cell biology & working with iPSC-derived cells.
  • Working with a range of laboratory automation systems, e.g. Hamilton, Sartorius, Tecan.
  • Developing & optimising complex protocols on liquid handling automation, e.g. cell line expansion, differentiation and cryopreservation.
  • Communicating with a range of stakeholders.
  • Project management & networking.
  • Excellent time management, organisation and communication skills.

… and possibly…

  • Expertise in continuous improvement and its implementation (e.g. LEAN, 5S) and experience of working to a quality management system.
  • Have knowledge of cGMP processes & regulations applicable to human iPSCs.
  • Experience of C#, Java, HTML & other advanced programming languages.
  • Experience of writing protocols in Biomek, EVOware, Momentum, VWorks or similar software.

 

You are welcome to apply

To be part of our dynamic, growing start-up team and share our vision to build together the leading cell coding company please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bit.bio

 

Automation Scientist – Cellular Engineering (Gene Editing and Technology Development)

Location: Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge
Type: Full time, permanent | Start: Immediate
Salary: Competitive | Hours: 40 p/w
Lab Based Position

 

Your role in our team:

We are looking for an Automation Scientist with experience in molecular biology and mammalian tissue culture, to plan, perform and evaluate genome engineering experiments in Human iPSCs and mammalian cells. The role has two major focusses; supporting the cell engineering platform, provide provision of a robust, state of the art, in-house service, and to assist in the training and development of Cell Engineering staff. Working closely with the Gene Editing Technological Development team support the development of existing and novel gene editing techniques/platforms as pertains to the team Gene Engineering Technology Development Team and company-wide Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). Reporting to the Senior Scientist- Cellular Engineering Lead, candidates will work with a team of scientists being a focal point within the wider R&D department.

 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Utilise existing automation, adapt or integrate new systems to aid in developing state-of-the-art automated cellular engineering, cell culture and molecular biology protocols to increase throughput, reliability and robustness of multiple processes and work-flows.
  • In collaboration with wet-lab scientists actively seek opportunities to interpret manual liquid handling and complex molecular biology and cellular processing SOPs into automated SOPs and workflows. Lead the team in the execution of these workflows.
  • Recommend unexplored and emerging areas for building capabilities and driving innovation.
  • Developing quality assurance and process management documentation to assess delivery against requirements.
  • Train equipment users on key concepts associated with the platforms support best-practice and mitigate avoidable run failures, ensuring optimal routine operation.
  • Establish & maintain strong relationships with vendors and application specialists.

You…

  • Are a good team player with the ability to prioritise, organise and be responsible for your own workload and that of others.
  • Have a track record of optimising SOPs/protocols including the experimental design and empirical assessment and troubleshooting of current SOPs and protocols.
  • Have a proven track record of project delivery.
  • Have a thirst for knowledge.
  • Have the ability to independently drive projects and actively contribute to the projects of colleagues.

Essential for the role:

  • Higher degree in Biological Sciences or equivalent experience.
  • >2 years of experience in operating liquid handling automation.
  • Experience of developing and critically assessing liquid handling platforms to meet desired requirements and specifications.
  • Experience in project management and process development.
  • Proven ability to communicate research/project outputs, through written or oral communication.
  • Excellent team working and networking skills, proven ability to influence on Scientific and non-scientific matters.
  • The ability to effectively communicate with collaborators and occasionally present to large groups.
  • Experienced in mammalian tissue culture.

… and possibly…

  • Ability to use sequence manipulation software (such as Seq. Builder, Snapgene).
  • Practical experience of cellular phenotyping through the use of techniques such as FACS, IHC or other.
  • Strong knowledge of standard Molecular or Cell biology techniques including sample processing.
  • Strong practical and theoretical background in gene editing in ESC, HiPSCs and mammalian cells – experiment quality control and project delivery (>2 years of experience).
  • Experience of C#, Java and other advanced programming languages.
  • Experience and understanding of introducing novel workflows/processes and development of platforms for reagent delivery.

 

You are welcome to apply

To be part of our dynamic, growing start-up team and share our vision to build together the leading cell coding company please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bit.bio

 

Senior Scientist – Synthetic Biology and Vector Construction (Gene Editing and Technology Development)

Location: Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge
Type: Full time, permanent | Start: Immediate
Salary: Competitive | Hours: 40 p/w
Lab Based Position

 

Your role in our team:

We are looking for a Senior Scientist with strong experience in molecular and synthetic biology to join our Technology Development Team. The role is focussed on developing and managing a programme of research to develop or implement either existing synthetic biology technology or create novel advancements in cellular programming as pertains to the Gene Engineering Technology Development Team and company-wide Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). Reporting to the Head of Department, Gene Engineering and Technology Development team, candidates will work with a team of scientists being a focal point within the wider R&D department.

 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Design, develop and manage the implementation of a programme of research to ensure the company is at the forefront of cellular programming.
  • In concert with the Technology Development team, incorporate novel molecular engineering and gene engineering technologies, processes and applications, some of which will include development of high throughput and automated approaches.
  • Working closely with the Scientific teams, full accountability for developing customised and creative solutions to achieve the companies’ scientific goals, using the latest molecular and synthetic biology technologies.
  • Engage and influence external collaborators (and suppliers). Be involved in initiating, developing and driving collaborations which are critical to the achievement of the team and company Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).
  • Be aware of and regularly scan the horizon of the current I.P. landscape and business development requirements of the company.
  • May include full line management responsibility for all direct reports, motivating and developing them to achieve high levels of performance and productivity. Oversee development and training activities and coach individuals to perform their roles effectively.
  • Actively lead in developing and maintaining the core cultural aspects of the company and deputise for the Head of Department when required.

You…

  • Are a good team player with the ability to prioritise, organise and be responsible for your own workload and that of others.
  • Have a track record of optimising SOPs/protocols including the experimental design and empirical assessment and troubleshooting of current SOPs and protocols.
  • Have a proven track record of project delivery to tight timelines.
  • Have a thirst for knowledge.
  • Have the ability to independently drive your own research and actively contribute to the projects of colleagues.
  • Enjoy tackling research challenges through critical thinking, scientific rigour and inventiveness.

Essential for the role:

  • A PhD or relevant experience in an area of Biological Sciences, and a passion for problem solving.
  • Experience in DNA manipulation technologies, in particular approaches to delivery (e.g. transposon, viral) and site-specific integration of DNA assemblies into genomes.
  • Well-rounded and practical experience in standard DNA cloning techniques, including GIBSON assembly and golden gate cloning.
  • Well-rounded and practical experience in molecular assays and molecular biology (qRT-PCR, scRNA seq, ddPCR, cloning, NGS, gene synthesis).
  • Proven experience and track record in using Molecular Biology to provide creative solutions to biological questions.
  • The ability to effectively communicate with collaborators and occasionally present oral communication to large groups.
  • Proven independent working style, technical problem solving, data analysis and generation of novel ideas.

… and possibly…

  • Setting up high throughput – automated cloning strategies and QC.
  • Experience in yeast or E. coli synthetic biology.
  • Experience in genome editing and engineering.
  • Track record and proven ability to manage and prioritise workload of team.

 

You are welcome to apply

To be part of our dynamic, growing start-up team and share our vision to build together the leading cell coding company please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bit.bio

 

Scientist – Cellular Engineering (Gene Editing and Technology Development)

Location: Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge
Type: Full time, permanent | Start: Immediate
Salary: Competitive | Hours: 40 p/w
Lab Based Position

 

Your role in our team:

We are looking for a Scientist with experience in molecular biology, mammalian tissue culture and cellular engineering, to plan, perform and evaluate genome engineering experiments in Human iPSCs and mammalian cells. The role has two major focusses; supporting the cell engineering platform, provide provision of a robust, state of the art, in-house service, and to assist in the training and development of Cell Engineering staff. Working closely with the Gene Editing Technological Development team support the development of existing and novel gene editing techniques/platforms as pertains to the team Gene Engineering Technology Development Team and company-wide Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). Reporting to the Senior Scientist- Cellular Engineering Lead, candidates will work with a team of scientists being a focal point within the wider R&D department.

 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Support the design, development and implementation of a state-of-the-art cellular engineering platform. This includes assay design, implementation and execution.
  • LIMS/sample tracking, resource management, SOP and process development.
  • In concert with the Gene Engineering Technology Development team (GETD), incorporate novel cellular engineering and gene editing technologies, processes and applications.
  • Accountable for cell line and reagent delivery to a wide variety of stake holders; internal scientific, manufacturing and external academic and contract research organisations.
  • Engage and influence external collaborators (and suppliers). Be involved in initiating, developing and driving collaborations which are critical to the achievement of the team and company Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).
  • Influence and impact across the wider scientific and manufacturing teams as pertains to gene engineering and cell line development and may sit on a number of key committees.
  • Oversee development and training activities; coach individuals to perform their roles effectively.
  • Actively lead in developing and maintaining the core cultural aspects of the company.

You…

  • Are a good team player with the ability to prioritise, organise and be responsible for your own workload and that of others.
  • Have a track record of optimising SOPs/protocols including the experimental design and empirical assessment and troubleshooting of current SOPs and protocols.
  • Have a proven track record of project delivery.
  • Have a thirst for knowledge.
  • Have the ability to independently drive your own research and actively contribute to the projects of colleagues.

Essential for the role:

  • A PhD in a relevant area of Biological Sciences or equivalent experience and a passion for problem solving.
  • Strong practical and theoretical background in ESC or HiPSC culture.
  • Strong practical and theoretical background in editing ESC, HiPSCs and mammalian cells – experimental quality control and project delivery (>2 years of experience).
  • Ability to manage and prioritise own workload.
  • Experience of coaching, training and development.
  • Well-rounded practical experience and knowledge of cellular assays and cell phenotyping (FACS, IHC, clonogenic, cytotoxicity and viability).
  • The ability to effectively communicate with collaborators and occasionally present to large groups.

… and possibly…

  • Experience in the use and incorporation of automated workflows.
  • Experience in working with IT and informatics teams to develop sample and experiment tracking software/systems.
  • Well-rounded and practical experience in molecular assays and molecular biology (qRT-PCR, scRNA seq, ddPCR, cloning).
  • Good knowledge and experience of performing modern genetic screens.
  • Experience and understanding of introducing novel workflows/processes and development of platforms for reagent delivery.

 

You are welcome to apply

To be part of our dynamic, growing start-up team and share our vision to build together the leading cell coding company please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bit.bio

 

Research Assistants – Cellular Engineering (Gene Editing and Technology Development)

Location: Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge
Type: Full time, permanent | Start: Immediate
Salary: Competitive | Hours: 40 p/w
Lab Based Position

 

Your role in our team:

We are looking for Research Assistants with experience in molecular biology and mammalian tissue culture to plan, perform and evaluate genome engineering experiments in Human iPSCs and mammalian cells. Focused on supporting the cell engineering platform, provide provision of a robust, state of the art, in-house service. This includes platform development, project design, execution and delivery. You will also play a key role in the implementation of new technologies and SOPs as pertains to the Gene Engineering Technology Development Team (GETD) and company-wide Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). Reporting to a senior member of the Cellular Engineering Team, the candidates will work with a team of scientists being a focal point within the wider R&D department.

 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Design of gene knock-out, knock-in and strategies using contemporary gene editing technologies (e.g., CRISPR-Cas9).
  • Execution of contemporary gene editing technologies, primarily in human iPSCs – including sample tracking QC and data interpretation.
  • Perform the design, execution and QC of vector cloning strategies, including but not limited to restriction enzyme, Golden Gate, GIBSON assembly.
  • Stay up to date with key aspects of genetic engineering, vector assembly and novel cell line engineering processes.
  • Seek and take responsibility in management of daily and weekly workload/tasks (in conjunction with direct line manager), becoming increasingly independent. Highlight areas of risk and opportunities to improve efficiency and expedient delivery of work tasks or deliverables.
  • Increasingly with experience, become a point of contact of the Gene Engineering and Technology Team for stakeholders.
  • Monitor key areas of day-to-day laboratory activities – ensure the smooth running of the teams’ activities and identify opportunities to improve or areas of risk.

You…

  • Are a good team player with the ability to prioritise, organise and be responsible for your own workload.
  • Have a track record of optimising SOPs/protocols including the experimental design and empirical assessment and troubleshooting of current SOPs and protocols.

Essential for the role:

  • Degree in Biological Sciences or proven practical experience in either (a) molecular biology or (b) gene editing in human ES /iPSCs cells.
  • Demonstrable experience of mammalian cell culture.
  • Good theoretical knowledge and practical experience in (a) PCR, RT-PCR, Western blotting, nucleic acid extraction and molecular cloning, or (b) genome engineering in mammalian cell lines.
  • Demonstrable understanding of genotyping strategies and interpretation of genotyping results.
  • Good theoretical understanding and knowledge of modern gene editing techniques and their applications.
  • Proven ability to communicate research/project outputs, through written or oral communication.
  • Ability to prioritise, organise and be responsible for own workload.
  • Track record of optimising protocols including the experimental design and empirical assessment of alterations to, or troubleshooting of, current SOPs.

… and possibly…

  • Proven record of contributing to research articles and publications.
  • Practical experience of cellular phenotyping through the use of techniques such as FACS, IHC or other.
  • Track record of optimising scientific processes.
  • Experience of introducing automation and or running automated platforms.

 

You are welcome to apply

To be part of our dynamic, growing start-up team and share our vision to build together the leading cell coding company please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bit.bio

 

Senior Scientists – Technology Development (Gene Editing and Technology Development)

Location: Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge
Type: Full time, permanent | Start: Immediate
Salary: Competitive | Hours: 40 p/w
Lab Based Position

 

Your role in our team:

We are looking for Senior Scientists with experience in molecular biology, mammalian tissue culture and cellular engineering to join our Technology Development Team. The role is focussed on developing and managing a programme of research to develop or implement either existing technology or create novel scientific advancements in cellular programming as pertains to the Gene Engineering Technology Development Team and company-wide Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). Reporting to the Head of Department, Gene Engineering and Technology Development team, candidates will work with a team of scientists being a focal point within the wider R&D department.

 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Design, develop and manage the implementation of a programme of research to ensure the company is at the forefront of cellular programming.
  • In concert with the Cell Engineering team, incorporate novel cellular engineering and gene editing technologies, processes and applications.
  • Working closely with the Scientific teams, full accountability for developing customised and creative solutions to achieve the companies’ scientific goals, using the latest molecular and cellular biology technologies.
  • Engage and influence external collaborators (and suppliers). Be involved in initiating, developing and driving collaborations which are critical to the achievement of the team and company Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).
  • Influence and impact across the wider scientific and manufacturing teams as pertains to gene engineering and cell line development and will sit on a number of key committees.
  • Be aware of and regularly scan the horison of the current I.P. landscape and business development requirements of the company.
  • Full line management responsibility for all direct reports, motivating and developing them to achieve high levels of performance and productivity. Oversee development and training activities and coach individuals to perform their roles effectively.
  • Actively lead in developing and maintaining the core cultural aspects of the company and deputise for the Head of Department when required.

You…

  • Are a good team player with the ability to prioritise, organise and be responsible for your own workload and that of others.
  • Have a track record of optimising SOPs/protocols including the experimental design and empirical assessment and troubleshooting of current SOPs and protocols.
  • Have a proven track record of project delivery to tight timelines.
  • Have a thirst for knowledge.
  • Have the ability to independently drive your own research and actively contribute to the projects of colleagues.
  • Enjoy tackling research challenges through critical thinking, scientific rigour and inventiveness.

Essential for the role:

  • A PhD in a relevant area of Biological Sciences or equivalent experience and a passion for problem solving.
  • Track record and proven ability to manage multi-disciplinary work tasks and prioritise workload of team.
  • Proven independent working style, technical problem solving, data analysis and generation of novel ideas.
  • Strong practical and theoretical background in editing mammalian cells – experiment QC and project delivery (>4 years of experience).
  • Proven experience and track record in using molecular biology to provide creative solutions to biological questions or technical problems.
  • Demonstrable commitment to developing managerial skills and a track record of training and development.
  • Practical experience and knowledge of cellular assays and cell phenotyping (FACS, IHC, clonogenic, cytotoxicity and viability).
  • Well-rounded and practical experience in molecular assays and molecular biology (qRT-PCR, scRNA seq, ddPCR, cloning, NGS, gene synthesis, cloning).
  • The ability to effectively communicate with collaborators and present to large groups.

… and possibly…

  • Experience in the use and incorporation of automated workflows.
  • Strong practical and theoretical background in hESC and hIPSC culture (>5 years of experience).
  • Good knowledge and experience of performing modern genetic screens.
  • Experience and understanding of introducing novel workflows/processes and development of platforms for reagent delivery.
  • Experienced with next generation sequencing.

 

You are welcome to apply

To be part of our dynamic, growing start-up team and share our vision to build together the leading cell coding company please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bit.bio

 

Scientists – Technology Development (Gene Editing and Technology Development)

Location: Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge
Type: Full time, permanent | Start: Immediate
Salary: Competitive | Hours: 40 p/w
Lab Based Position

 

Your role in our team:

We are looking for Scientists with experience in molecular biology, mammalian tissue culture and cellular engineering to join our Technology Development Team. The role is focussed on supporting a programme of research that will develop and implement either existing technology or create novel scientific advancements in cellular programming as pertains to the Gene Engineering Technology Development Team and company-wide Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). Reporting to a Senior member of the Technology Development team, candidates will work with a team of scientists being a focal point within the wider R&D department.

 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Support the design, development and implementation of a programme of research, primarily through reagent design, construction, delivery and empirical assessment.
  • In concert with the Cell Engineering team, incorporate novel cellular engineering and gene editing technologies, processes and applications.
  • Accountable for developing/executing customised and creative solutions to achieve the companies’ scientific goals, using the latest molecular and cellular biology technologies.
  • Engage and influence external collaborators (and suppliers). Be involved in initiating, developing and driving collaborations which are critical to the achievement of the team and company Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).
  • Influence and impact across the wider scientific and manufacturing teams as pertains to gene engineering and cell line development and may sit on a number of key committees.
  • Oversee development and training activities; coach individuals to perform their roles effectively.
  • Actively lead in developing and maintaining the core cultural aspects of the company.

You…

  • Are a good team player with the ability to prioritise, organise and be responsible for your own workload and that of others.
  • Have a track record of optimising SOPs/protocols including the experimental design and empirical assessment and troubleshooting of current SOPs and protocols.
  • Have a proven track record of project delivery.
  • Have a thirst for knowledge.
  • Have the ability to independently drive your own research and actively contribute to the projects of colleagues.

Essential for the role:

  • A PhD in a relevant area of Biological Sciences or equivalent experience and a passion for problem solving.
  • Ability to manage and prioritise own workload.
  • Strong practical and theoretical background in editing mammalian cells – experimental quality control and project delivery (>2 years of experience).
  • Proven experience and track record in executing techniques in molecular assays and molecular biology (qRT-PCR, scRNA seq, ddPCR, cloning, NGS, gene synthesis, cloning).
  • Experience of coaching, training and development.
  • Experience and knowledge of cellular assays and cell phenotyping (FACS, IHC, clonogenic, cytotoxicity and viability).
  • The ability to effectively communicate with collaborators and occasionally present to large groups.

… and possibly…

  • Experience in the use and incorporation of automated workflows.
  • Strong practical and theoretical background in ESC and HiPSC culture (>2 years of experience).
  • Good knowledge and experience of performing modern genetic screens.
  • Experience and understanding of introducing novel workflows/processes and development of platforms for reagent delivery.

 

You are welcome to apply

To be part of our dynamic, growing start-up team and share our vision to build together the leading cell coding company please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bit.bio

 

Research Assistants – Technology Development (Gene Editing and Technology Development)

Location: Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge
Type: Full time, permanent | Start: Immediate
Salary: Competitive | Hours: 40 p/w
Lab Based Position

 

Your role in our team:

We are looking for Research Assistants with experience in molecular biology and mammalian tissue culture to plan, perform and evaluate genome engineering experiments to generate targeted human iPSCs and mammalian cells. Focused on supporting technological development via the implementation of existing and novel gene editing techniques/platforms. This includes project design, execution and delivery. You will also play a key role in the implementation of new technologies and SOPs as pertains to the Gene Engineering Technology Development Team (GETD) and company-wide Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). Reporting to a senior member of the Technology Development Team, the candidates will work with a team of scientists being a focal point within the wider R&D department.

 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Design of gene knock-out, knock-in and strategies using contemporary gene editing technologies (e.g., CRISPR-Cas9).
  • Execution of contemporary gene editing technologies, primarily in human iPSCs – including sample tracking QC and data interpretation.
  • Perform the design, execution and QC of vector cloning strategies, including but not limited to restriction enzyme, Golden Gate, GIBSON assembly.
  • Stay up to date with Key aspects of genetic engineering, vector assembly and novel cell line engineering processes.
  • Seek and take responsibility in management of daily and weekly workload/tasks (in conjunction with direct line manager), becoming increasingly independent. Highlight areas of risk and opportunities to improve efficiency and expedient delivery of work tasks or deliverables.
  • Increasingly with experience, become a point of contact of the Gene Engineering and Technology Development Team for stakeholders.
  • Monitor key areas of day-day laboratory activities – ensure the smooth running of the teams’ activities and identify opportunities to improve or areas of risk.

You…

  • Are a good team player with the ability to prioritise, organise and be responsible for your own workload.
  • Have a track record of optimising SOPs/protocols including the experimental design and empirical assessment and troubleshooting of current SOPs and protocols.

Essential for the role:

  • Degree in Biological Sciences or proven practical experience in either (a) molecular biology or (b) gene editing in human ES /iPSCs cells
  • Demonstrable experience of mammalian cell culture.
  • Good theoretical knowledge and practical experience in (a) PCR, RT-PCR, Western blotting, nucleic acid extraction and molecular cloning, or (b) genome engineering in mammalian cell lines.
  • Demonstrable understanding of genotyping strategies and interpretation of genotyping results.
  • Good theoretical understanding and knowledge of modern gene editing techniques and their applications.
  • Proven ability to communicate research/project outputs, through written or oral communication.
  • Ability to prioritise, organise and be responsible for own workload.
  • Track record of optimising protocols including the experimental design and empirical assessment of alterations to, or troubleshooting of, current SOPs.

… and possibly…

  • Proven record of contributing to research articles and publications.
  • Practical experience of cellular phenotyping through the use of techniques such as FACS, IHC or other.
  • Track record of optimising scientific processes.
  • Experience of introducing automation and or running automated platforms.

 

You are welcome to apply

To be part of our dynamic, growing start-up team and share our vision to build together the leading cell coding company please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bit.bio

 

Technical Assistant – Gene Engineering and Technology Development

Location: Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge
Type: Full time, permanent | Start: Immediate
Salary: Competitive | Hours: 40 p/w
Lab Based Position

 

Your role in our team:

We are looking for a Technical Assistant with experience in molecular biology to plan, perform and evaluate vector generation required for targeting Human iPSCs and mammalian cell lines. Focused on supporting the delivery of multiple vectorology projects, help co-ordinate the delivery of vectors and implementation of novel technologies and SOPs as pertains to the Gene Engineering Technology Development Team and company-wide Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). Reporting to a senior member of the Gene Editing Technology Development Team, the candidate will work with a team of scientists being a focal point within the wider R&D department.

 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Execution and optimisation of cloning platforms – to include automation and QC reporting.
  • After a period of training – oversee the design, execution and QC of vector cloning strategies, including but not limited to restriction enzyme, Golden Gate, GIBSON assembly.
  • Stay up to date with Key aspects of genetic engineering, vector assembly and novel cell line engineering processes.
  • Seek and take responsibility in management of daily and weekly workload/tasks (in conjunction with direct line manager), becoming increasingly independent. Highlight areas of risk and opportunities to improve efficiency and expedient delivery of work tasks or deliverables.
  • Increasingly with experience, become a point of contact of the Gene Engineering and Technology Team for stakeholders.
  • Monitor key areas of day-day laboratory activities – ensure the smooth running of the teams’ activities and identify opportunities to improve or areas of risk.

You…

  • Are a good team player with the ability to prioritise, organise and take pride in project delivery.
  • Have a track record of optimising SOPs/protocols including the experimental design and empirical assessment and troubleshooting of current SOPs and protocols.

Essential for the role:

  • Degree in Biological Sciences or proven practical experience in either (a) molecular biology, or (b) gene editing in human ES /iPS cells
  • Experience of mammalian cell culture.
  • Good theoretical knowledge and practical experience of either (a) PCR, RT-PCR, Western blotting, nucleic acid extraction and molecular cloning, or (b) genome engineering in mammalian cell lines.
  • Experience of primer design and capillary sequencing.

… and possibly…

  • Track record of optimising scientific processes.
  • Ability to use sequence manipulation software (such as Seq Builder, Snapgene).
  • Experience of introducing automation and or running automated platforms.
  • Good theoretical understanding and knowledge of modern gene editing techniques and their applications.

 

You are welcome to apply

To be part of our dynamic, growing start-up team and share our vision to build together the leading cell coding company please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bit.bio

 

Senior Marketing Associate

Location: Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge
Type: Full time, permanent | Start: Immediate
Salary: Competitive | Hours: 40 p/w
Cambridge Based Position

 

Your role in our team:

Working within the marketing team as the Senior Marketing Associate, you’ll be at the heart of supporting all marketing activity at bit.bio. An important cog in the marketing wheel, you’ll be expected to be involved at all levels, including campaigns, customer segmentation, and organising conferences and events.

The Senior Marketing Associate will support the work of Marketing Managers and Executives on projects directed at maximising company profits and developing sales strategies such as lead generation or marketing campaigns. You will work closely with employees in other functions such as sales, distribution, science and be expected to work with external stakeholders such as creative agencies.

This job is full of variety and you’ll need to be able to turn your hand to a multitude of tasks.

 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Work with the marketing team to create and execute traditional and digital marketing campaigns, aligning them with the overall commercial strategy and tactical plan.
  • Manage the customer/lead data capture process.
  • Undertake various daily administrative tasks to ensure functionality and coordination of the marketing team’s activities.
  • Be the marketing expert for Pardot.
  • Support the marketing team with various projects.
  • Manage content upload and admin tasks for various marketing platforms.
  • Produce and distribute marketing materials and analyse the impact of marketing campaigns.
  • Employ marketing research and analytical techniques to gather important data.
  • Assist database and spreadsheet management including integration of data fields, ensuring data quality.
  • Initiate, organise and execute events, exhibitions, webinars, conferences and seminars.

You…

  • Have a Bachelors’ degree in Marketing, Business or related field.
  • Have industry experience in a marketing role of at least 2 years.
  • Are confident, creative and adaptable.
  • Are able to think and work independently.
  • Are highly organised, reliable and work well within a team.
  • Have a good eye for detail with a high standard of written and verbal communication.
  • Preferably have a scientific background.

Essential for the role:

  • Proven marketing experience gained in a similar role within the Life Science, Biotech or tools & reagents industries.
  • An understanding of the basic requirements of marketing including research, analysis and promotional channels.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Highly developed communication skills to be able to work with various levels of people including various stakeholders within the company and outside agencies.

… and possibly…

  • Experienced in the use of design software such as InDesign.
  • Experience and user capability in email platforms.

 

You are welcome to apply

To be part of our dynamic, growing start-up team and share our vision to build together the leading cell coding company please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bit.bio

 

Senior Global Product Manager

Location: Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge
Type: Full time, permanent | Start: Immediate
Salary: Competitive | Hours: 40 p/w
Cambridge Based Position

 

Your role in our team:

bit.bio is looking for an experienced Senior Global Product Manager to join our commercial team.

Reporting to the VP of Research Products, the Senior Global Product Manager is responsible for the development and delivery of bit.bio’s ioCELLs research cells portfolio (including CNS, Immune, Tox models) ensuring product quality and alignment with our overall product vision and strategy and by extension be a critical contributor to the Products strategy at bit.bio

 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • The successful candidate will work independently, with their associated team, to implement and execute agreed Product vision and strategy.
  • Management of a team that will deliver full life-cycle management (conceptualisation to commercialisation), positioning, competitive intelligence and new product delivery, ensuring we maximise revenue and profit growth from our Products business.
  • Product life-cycle management and responsibility for the development of a long-term product/NPI road map including project prioritisation.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams within bit.bio to ensure alignment and commercial success.
  • Own the P&L for your product line including the ownership of product pricing and ROI.
  • The product management team will be responsible for product launches including training of trainers and toolbox for training; the team will work closely with Marketing Centres within bit.bio to produce marketing and technical literature on time that is impactful.
  • Product maintenance – ongoing care and support of product line, including the monitoring of customer satisfaction, competitor activity, new customer needs and sales support materials, product changes.

You…

  • Have a strong scientific background, preferably with a Life Science focused PhD.
  • Have a proven track record of success in launching new, complex products within Life Science.
  • Are independent, tenacious and driven to succeed.
  • Have strong communication skills that includes the ability to listen and influence across all levels.
  • Have the ability to effectively communicate value proposition and technical information to a range of customer and internal audiences.
  • Have the ability to work effectively within cross functional teams.
  • Have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Are willing to travel up to 25%.

Essential for the role:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in stand-alone product management or strategic marketing roles within the life sciences/Biotech industry.
  • Significant experience and proven leadership in Product Management in the Life Science industry of Products & Services.
  • First-hand experience in product/New Product introduction within an ISO/clinical setting.
  • Track record of success in developing/implementing marketing and go-to-market/ commercialisation strategies that have consistently met or exceeded planned objectives.
  • Expertise delivering complex projects to meet demanding feature, cost, quality and introduction date targets.
  • Strong strategic planning and analysis skills in sales, marketing, and business strategy.
  • Experienced in KOL development and management.
  • Experience developing and presenting marketing materials.
  • Experience of leading cross functional teams to deliver results.

… and possibly…

  • A background/experience in Neuroscience, Immunology of Toxicology is highly desirable.
  • A track record of driving improvement in business performance.

 

You are welcome to apply

To be part of our dynamic, growing start-up team and share our vision to build together the leading cell coding company please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bit.bio

 

Senior Product Marketing Specialist / Product Marketing Manager

Location: Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge
Type: Full time, permanent | Start: Immediate
Salary: Competitive | Hours: 40 p/w
Cambridge Based Position

 

Your role in our team:

bit.bio is looking for a Senior Product Marketing Specialist / Product Marketing Manager to join our Products team. We are looking for an enthusiastic and results oriented product marketer who has extensive experience in market development and strategic marketing within the life science, tools and reagents or biotech industry.

 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Create and build product messaging that sets new products apart from others in the market to give them a unique selling point.
  • Communicate the vision and value of new products to the market and develop sales and marketing tools that facilitate the selling process.
  • Delivering a range of product focused marketing campaigns and sales enablement material for distributors, external collaborators etc.
  • Create online and offline campaigns, including design/print & production, presentations and the development of various marketing collateral.
  • Deliver marketing literature, including brochures, leaflets and award entries.
  • Creating marketing and social media materials that communicate product features and target key decision makers.
  • Plan and participate in the launch of new services and products which involve several different departments.
  • Obtain insights into customers’ usage of current products, untapped opportunities and buyer personas, through interviews, surveys, focus groups and sales data.
  • Create content such as case studies, videos, digital media (including social media), website copy, blog posts, and copy for public relations.
  • Developing and maintaining the product roadmap. Supporting the product management team during development and launch of new products.
  • Conduct, analyse and present market research to the wider team.
  • Detailed research and analysis of brand / product competitors with an aim to maintain the company’s trusted premium status, improve best practice and boost sales.

You…

  • Have a Bachelors or PhD degree in Biology, Molecular Biology or related field.
  • Have extensive experience leading marketing and strategy.
  • Have excellent writing and editing skills, particularly for communicating scientific information, applications and articles of interest, accurately and appropriately to different target customer segments.
  • Are an outstanding communicator, with the ability to effectively communicate value proposition and technical information to a range of customer and internal audiences.
  • Are able to travel throughout Europe and internationally as required.

Essential for the role:

  • Previous experience of marketing, and or sales, in Life Sciences/Biotech in the tools and reagents areas.
  • Track record of success in product messaging and positioning.
  • Track record of success in launching new, complex products, and achieve excellent business results; developing and implementing marketing and go-to-market/ commercialisation strategies that have consistently met or exceeded planned objectives.
  • Strong strategic planning and analysis skills in sales, marketing and business (competitive) strategy.
  • Experienced in developing and deploying global integrated marketing programs; biotech and/or life sciences industry and related products.

 

You are welcome to apply

To be part of our dynamic, growing start-up team and share our vision to build together the leading cell coding company please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bit.bio

 

Senior Scientist – Pluripotent Stem Cell Platform

Location: Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge
Type: Full time, permanent | Start: Immediate
Salary: Competitive | Hours: 40 p/w
Lab Based Position

 

Your role in our team:

We are looking for a Senior Scientist to join our human Pluripotent Stem Cell Platform team. Reporting to the Head of Manufacturing, the successful candidate will work in collaboration with our R&D, Gene Engineering and Manufacturing teams to provide fully validated iPS cells. You will be a key player in executing this workflow within the company, responsible for the design, execution and reporting of experimental work; supervision and training of junior staff; as well as SOP and assay development. This is an opportunity to join one of the best stem cell reprogramming labs and conduct research with a real-world impact.

 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Delivery of fully validated iPS cells for the R&D and Product Development teams by overseeing iPS cell culture and quality assessments.
  • Line-managing, advising and coaching junior members in the laboratory by providing intellectual and practical support.
  • Developing, optimising and implementing SOPs for iPSC production and QA / QC assays.
  • Reporting key performance data to the Head of Manufacturing.
  • Promoting a pro-active, continuous development culture within the team.
  • Pro-actively identifying new technologies for the production and assessment of iPSCs.

You…

  • Have a PhD in life sciences (or equivalent experience) with a minimum of 3-years practical lab experience in a relevant industry or scientific organisation.
  • Are a motivated scientist demonstrating the highest scientific rigour, operational skills and work standards.
  • Are a passionate team player with excellent communication skills.
  • Are humble – sincere and secure – accepts own mistakes – prioritises team over personal goals.
  • Are hungry – driven and proactive – goes above and beyond the call of duty to achieve company results.
  • Are smart – astute and persuasive – uses emotional intelligence to lead and inspire colleagues.

Essential for the role:

  • Human iPSC biology, reprogramming, culture and processing.
  • Cell characterisation methods (ICC, qPCR and other assays).
  • Supervisory and/or line-management experience.
  • Staff training experience.

… and possibly…

  • Experience developing and implementing SOPs.
  • Experience in iPSC production or a similar manufacturing environment.

 

You are welcome to apply

To be part of our dynamic, growing start-up team and share our vision to build together the leading cell coding company please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bit.bio

 

Scientist – Pluripotent Stem Cell Platform

Location: Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge
Type: Full time, permanent | Start: Immediate
Salary: Competitive | Hours: 40 p/w
Lab Based Position

 

Your role in our team:

We are looking for a Scientist to join our human Pluripotent Stem Cell Platform team. Reporting to the Senior Scientist, the successful candidate will perform lab work to provide fully validated iPS cells. You will be a key player in executing this workflow within the company, responsible for the execution and reporting of experimental work; supervision and training of junior staff; as well as contributing to SOP and assay development. This is an opportunity to join one of the best stem cell reprogramming labs and conduct research with a real-world impact.

 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the delivery of fully validated iPS cells for the R&D and Product Development teams by performing iPS cell culture and quality assessments.
  • Advising and coaching junior members in the laboratory by providing intellectual and practical support.
  • Developing and optimising SOPs for iPSC production and QA / QC assays.
  • Contributing to a pro-active, continuous development culture within the team.
  • Pro-actively identifying new technologies for the production and assessment of iPSCs.

You…

  • Have a BSc in life sciences with a minimum of 3-years practical lab experience in a relevant industry or scientific organisation.
  • Are a motivated scientist demonstrating the highest scientific rigour, operational skills and work standards.
  • Are a passionate team player with excellent communication skills.
  • Are humble – sincere and secure – accepts own mistakes – prioritisies team over personal goals.
  • Are hungry – driven and proactive – goes above and beyond the call of duty to achieve company results.
  • Are smart – astute and persuasive – uses emotional intelligence to lead and inspire colleagues.

Essential for the role:

  • Human iPSC biology, reprogramming, culture and processing.
  • Cell characterisation methods (ICC, qPCR and other assays).
  • Staff training experience.

… and possibly…

  • Experience developing and implementing SOPs.
  • Experience in iPSC production or a similar manufacturing environment.
  • Supervisory and/or line-management experience.

 

You are welcome to apply

To be part of our dynamic, growing start-up team and share our vision to build together the leading cell coding company please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bit.bio

 

Senior Scientist – Stem Cell and Neurodevelopmental Biology

Location: Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge
Type: Full time, permanent | Start: Immediate
Salary: Competitive | Hours: 40 p/w
Lab Based Position

 

Your role in our team:

We are looking for a Senior Scientist with a solid understanding of the molecular principles underlying the specification of glial lineages, especially astrocytes, and experience with the generation of these cell types from iPSCs. The candidate will work with a team of R&D scientists, manufacturing scientists, commercial teams and external collaborators to support our efforts to develop and validate a range of new human iPSC-derived neurons. The candidate will be expected to lead a project and possibly a team of scientists in driving the project to success.

 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Advising, designing and executing reprogramming strategies to obtain pure and well-defined populations of human iPSC-derived glia cells.
  • Supporting collaboration with external partners to develop and characterise new cell types and disease models.
  • Supervising scientists of various grades to deliver R&D programs in a timely manner.
  • Working closely with the project management, product development team and product management to meet new product launch timelines.
  • Supporting the company in drafting and putting together proposals at various stages of the pipeline.

You…

  • Have a PhD in human pluripotent stem cell derived models for neurobiology, and an additional 3 years of experience with iPSC-derived glia cells in an academic or industrial setting.
  • Have experience in supervising and line managing a team of scientists and understanding of how to motivate a high performing team.
  • Are driven by scientific excellence and are a keen experimentalist with strong attention to details and organisational skills.
  • Have hands on experience in collaborative project management.
  • Are a keen team player who will enjoy working at the interface of the wider science team to support the company’s cell type development efforts, with all the multitasking and communication skills that it requires.
  • Enjoy tackling research challenges through critical thinking and inventiveness, demonstrating the highest scientific rigour and work standards.
  • Are comfortable and used to working to tight timelines and managing workload and priorities.

Essential for the role:

  • Broad knowledge about the molecular mechanisms that define cellular identities in the CNS and the use of iPSC-derived glia cells in disease modelling.
  • Supervisory and training experience.
  • Published relevant work in peer-reviewed journals, preferably first or last authorships.
  • Highly skilled in culturing human pluripotent stem cells and iPSC-derived glia cells, preferably astrocytes.
  • Experience in cell characterisation methods (ICC, qPCR and other assays).
  • Project management experience with internal and external stakeholders.

… and possibly…

  • NGS experience (experimental design, library preparation and/or data analysis).
  • Functional characterisation of glia cells.
  • Extensive network in the field of neuroscience to facilitate collaborations with external partners.

 

You are welcome to apply

To be part of our dynamic, growing start-up team and share our vision to build together the leading cell coding company please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bit.bio