PROCUREMENT ASSISTANT

We are a biotechnology company with a proprietary epigenetic biomarker discovery platform, EpiSwitch®, based on the latest advances in regulatory genome architecture and its link to clinical outcomes and patient stratification.

 

Purpose

To be actively involved in coordinating the laboratory inventory with a focus on laboratory service and support, and ensuring procurement, inventory, e-commerce, and regulatory compliance activities of the company. Mainly responsible for ordering, maintaining stores and supplies to ensure that the company has necessary materials or equipment available for operations. Additional responsibilities include control, and review of inventory documents, verify information contained in documents and reports, contact vendors to get status of orders and expedite delivery, dispatch sales orders and act as a Person Designate (PD) for Human Tissue Authority (HTA) regulation.

 

Background

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business, finance, or science.
  • Minimum 2 years of previous experience in inventory management.
  • Prior experience with quality management system, e-commerce and HTA regulation is a plus.
  • Preferred background in managing laboratory inventory
  • Must be capable of lifting and handling heavy packages and using pallet trucks.
  • Must be eligible to work in UK.

 

We offer a competitive salary, auto enrolment in a pension scheme (5% contribution by the company), free car parking and a choice to enrol with a medical insurance scheme.

 

Please note no recruitment agencies

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Please send CV and cover letter to humanresources@oxfordbiodynamics.com


Biological Data Scientist

Job Position: Biological Data Scientist        

Reports to: Chief of Data Officer

Department: Data Science & Bioinformatics

Date:  07/09/2021

Full time, 40 hours per week, 20 days holiday plus statutory holidays, auto-enrolment on pension scheme with 5% company input.  Private Healthcare                 

Purpose

The Biological Data Scientist works closely with scientists and the members of the Data Science team to analyze, support and drive the company’s data produced with the EpiSwitch® biomarkers discovery platform. Other responsibilities include: Contributing in the development of software solutions to support the statistical and bioinformatical analysis of data produced by the reference laboratories and public data to interpret the EpiSwitch® platform output.

 

Essential Functions to be Successful in this Position (weighted)

  1. Database development and Maintenance - Develop a 3D Genetic Knowledge Database centered around EpiSwitch® data and 3rd party data. Keeping data up to the latest standards developed by the Data Science and Bioinformatics team– 20%
  2. Work with others in the team to implement data analysis pipelines with user-friendly interface suitable for biologists to process, analyze, and interpret data. – 20%
  3. Research and Development - Develop novel strategies to integrate and analyze multi-omics and other types of data for discovery of biomarkers and new targets. – 20%
  4. Development of software and data solutions to allow non-specialists to interact with EpiSwitch data and other data streams  – 20%
  5. Provide more basic statistical support for follow-up work with biology teams to analyze and implement systems biology analysis methods across a range of data types to create biological in-silico networks for biological insights. – 20%
Background

 

Education

BSc/MSc/PhD Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or strong data analysis skills gained in other fields such as statistics/mathematics or physics.

 

Experience

Some experience (2-3 years) in an applied Bioinformatics or Analytical environment either in an industry or large academic lab

Skills

•     Research experience in data analysis/software development.

•     With Skills in at least one of the programming languages: R, Python, Java, JavaScript or C/C++

•     Experienced in the use of a UNIX/LINUX environments.

•     Knowledge of statistical analysis on large datasets. e.g. statistics techniques commonly applied for clinical biology, machine learning/AI, linear and non-linear modelling and data-mining algorithms

•     Experienced with Git and working in a collaborative software environment.

•     Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team

•     Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, but also operating as part of a team, providing direction and guidance as required

•     Demonstration of initiative and ability to conceive, design and execute appropriate experimental analyses and draw conclusions from the outcomes

•     Excellent presentation skills

•     Flexibility and willingness to work out of regular hours if required
•     Must be eligible to work in the UK
•     No agencies, please
•     Please send cover letter and CV to humanresources@oxfordbiodynamics.com


Senior Laboratory Technician

Job Position: Senior Laboratory Technician           

Reports to:  Operations Project Manager

Department:  Operations

Date: 24 Aug 21

Permanent, Full time, 20 days holiday plus statutory holidays

We offer a competitive salary, autoenrollment in a pension scheme (5% contribution by the company), free car parking and a choice to enroll within a medical insurance scheme.

 

Purpose

The job involves in a variety of laboratory-based processes, including receiving and analyzing samples, executing laboratory testing according to standard procedures and Work Instructions. It will involve mentoring junior laboratory technicians. Providing all the required technical support to enable the laboratory to function effectively, while adhering to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines.

 

Essential Functions to be Successful in this Position (weighted)

1) Laboratory procedures 60%

Carry out molecular biological techniques such as biological sample authorization, blood quality control, 3C DNA extractions, DNA quantification and normalisation, PCR, and qPCR, following standard operational procedures.

Performing project-based work in determined time phrase to ensure that all work for specific projects is performed either alone or as part of a team.

Communicate actively with the rest of the team to divide a task or support others.

Communicate laboratory results in written and verbal form.

Ensure laboratory cleanliness and tidiness. Involved in calibrating and maintaining equipment and recording data (e.g., temperatures).

Ability to work under time pressures and flexible to meet changing business requirements.

Has experience or the ability to gain an understanding of general laboratory practice and safety regulations in laboratory areas.

Helping to keep a record of laboratory consumables and sample usage. Embrace new procedures and any changes to the current ones.

 

2) Documentation Procedures 30%

Assisting in the preparation for experiments and other laboratory-based work, and the preparation of all associated documentation required for experimental, regulatory and certification purposes.

Maintaining laboratory safety standards and working practices, and the development and implementation of improved working practices

Update SOPs and Work Instructions as required.

Assisting Project Managers in project documentation and recording changes.

 

3) Supervisory/ Mentoring Procedures 10%

Experienced in molecular biological procedures and able to disseminate these procedures to junior staff. Able to solve queries/issues, and introduce process improvements

 

Background

·      Candidates will be BSc educated or equivalent in a biological science related subject and have an interest and good knowledge of molecular biology.

·      A minimum of 2-4 years laboratory experience.

·      Experience of supervisory roles an advantage.

·      Very organized and able to use databases for work processes.

·      Confident user of standard IT packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.)

·      Knowledge of microarray procedures and or liquid handling robotics an advantage

·      Excellent written and oral communication skills

 

Please note no recruitment agencies

Must be eligible to work in the UK

Please submit CV and Cover letter to:

humanresources@oxfordbiodynamics.com


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/ RECEPTIONIST

Job Position:  ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/ RECEPTIONIST

Reports to:  Office Manager

Department:  Administration & Human Resources

Working Hours:

Permanent, Full time, 20 days holiday plus statutory holidays

We offer a competitive salary, autoenrollment in a pension scheme (5% contribution by the company), free car parking and a choice to enroll with a medical insurance scheme.

Date: Aug 21

 

Purpose

An administrator assistant ensures proper flow of office procedures and supports the office manager by carrying out common office duties. Maintains a positive and friendly company image by acting as the first line of contact to visitors, customers, and vendors in person, online, and via telephone.

 

Essential Functions to be Successful in this Position (weighted)

 

1) Reception 60%

Serves visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately.

Notifies company personnel of visitor arrival.

Answers phone calls and direct to appropriate person.

Informs visitors by answering or referring inquiries.

Directs visitors by maintaining employee and department directories.

Follows procedures, monitoring logbook, and issuing visitor badges.

Keeps a safe and clean reception area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

Supports continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.

Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

 

2) Administration 40%

Drafts, formats, and prints relevant documents,

Manages correspondence by answering emails and sorting mail

Manages outgoing post and records data on special deliveries

Maintains stock lists and orders office supplies as needed

Photocopies and files appropriate documents as needed

Cleaning, organizing, and maintaining the reception area.

Keeping basic office supplies like pens stocked and accessible to visitors.

Ordering supplies for the rest of the office

 

 

Background

·      Previous experience working within a similar environment is preferred

·      First class presentation, exceptional communication skills, attention to detail and have a friendly personality

·      Technical Skills, Including Proficiency with Microsoft Office Programs; Strong Prioritization and Organisation Skills

·      Must be eligible to work in the UK

·      No agencies, please

·      Please send cover letter and CV to humanresources@oxfordbiodynamics.com

 


LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

Job Position:  Laboratory Technician

Reports to:  Operations Project Manager

Department:  Operations

Date: 06 Aug 21

Permanent, Full time, 20 days holiday plus statutory holidays

We offer a competitive salary, autoenrollment in a pension scheme (5% contribution by the company), free car parking and a choice to enroll within a medical insurance scheme.

 

Purpose

The job involves in a variety of laboratory-based processes, including receiving and analyzing samples, executing laboratory testing according to standard procedures.

It will involve recording and analyzing results as part of Operations team. Providing all the required technical support to enable the laboratory to function effectively, while adhering to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines.

 

Essential Functions to be Successful in this Position (weighted)

1) Laboratory procedures 70%

Carry out molecular biological techniques such as biological sample preparation for 3C extractions DNA extraction and sequencing, PCR, qPCR, and blood quality control following standard operational procedures.

Performing project-based work to ensure that all work for specific projects is performed either alone or as part of a team.

Communicate laboratory results in written and verbal form.

Ensure laboratory cleanliness.

Involved in equipment maintenance, calibration, and general lab maintenance

2) Documentation Procedures 30%

Assisting in the preparation for experiments and other laboratory-based work, and the preparation of all associated documentation required for experimental, regulatory and certification purposes.

Maintaining laboratory safety standards and working practices, and the development and implementation of improved working practices

Update SOPs and Work Instructions as required.

 

 

Background

·      Candidates will be BSc educated or equivalent in a biological science related subject and have an interest and good knowledge of molecular biology.

·      A minimum of 1-2 years laboratory experience.

·      Confident user of standard IT packages (MS Word, Excel, etc).

·      Knowledge of microarray procedures an advantage

·      Excellent written and oral communication skills

 

Please note no recruitment agencies

 

Please submit CV and Cover letter to:

humanresources@oxfordbiodynamics.com

 


MANUFACTURING PROCESS TECHNICIAN

Job Position:  Manufacturing Process Technician 

Reports to:  Manufacturing Associate

Department:  Manufacturing

Permanent, Full time, 20 days holiday plus statutory holidays

We offer a competitive salary, autoenrollment in a pension scheme (5% contribution by the company), free car parking and a choice to enroll with a medical insurance scheme.

 

Purpose

To be actively involved in a variety of manufacturing processing related tasks. Including the production of reagents to standard operating procedures and Work Instructions. Autoclaving, filling, and filtering of bottles.  Packaging of commercial kits.  Completion of workflows and documentation of the process to regulatory standards. Laboratory organisation, cleaning, and equipment maintenance.

 

Essential Functions to be Successful in this Position (weighted)

1) Manufacturing procedures 70%

Manufacture of reagents for internal use and for external kits; including filtering, spinning/rotating/ dosing/filling, labelling. Batch labelling.

Filling out workflows, writing and editing WIs. Checking workflows, documentation, and preparing kits for shipment.

Fulfilling kit ordering, shipment procedures, a general assembly-line style set-up of kits to customers.

Involved in equipment maintenance, calibration, and general lab maintenance

 

2) Documentation Procedures 30%

Assisting in the preparation for experiments and other laboratory-based work, and the preparation of all associated documentation required for experimental, regulatory and certification purposes.

Maintaining laboratory safety standards and working practices, and the development and implementation of improved working practices

Updating Work Instructions as required.

 

 

Background

·      Candidates will be A level/ HND educated or equivalent in a biological science related subject.

·      Process production experience in a manufacturing discipline an advantage

·      Attention to detail and good organisation is essential, and candidates must demonstrate the ability to work individually as well as within a team environment.

·      Knowledge of a biological manufacturing environment an advantage.

 

Please note no recruitment agencies

 

Please submit CV and Cover letter to:

humanresources@oxfordbiodynamics.com