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

Product Manager Research Products

Location: Babraham Research Park, Cambridge

Type: Full time, permanent 

Start: Immediate

Salary: Competitive / Hours: 40 p/w

Cambridge Based Position - with flexibility to work from home 2-3 days per week

 

Your role in our team:

bit.bio is looking for an experienced Product Manager to join the commercial team. Reporting to the VP Research Products, you will be responsible for the development and delivery of our ioCells research cells portfolio (with a focus on either CNS or Immune cells and associated disease 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.

You will provide thought leadership and manage day to day operations to drive growth and success of your portfolio of ioCells. The role involves a high degree of interaction with internal teams and external stakeholders globally to ensure a timely and effective execution of our strategy and plans. Therefore, you will need extensive experience in defining product vision in accordance with customer and market needs, as well as ensuring products support bit.bio’s overall goals and strategy.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Be the champion – the main driver to ensure commercial success of your product lines
  • Create and execute agreed Product strategy that leverages new market opportunities and delivers growth targets
  • 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
  • Develop internal market research, competition definition, USP proposition and pricing to increase market access
  • Own the P&L for your product line including the ownership of product pricing and ROI
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams within bit.bio to ensure alignment and commercial success
  • Work with Marketing to develop and support a global marketing strategy and annual plan based on product and market insights, including campaign planning and evaluation, the production of impactful marketing and technical collateral, and product launches
  • Support Sales and Business Development teams with sales strategy as the subject matter expert for assigned portfolio by delivering sales support tools and training
  • 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…

  • Are a qualified Scientist (Bachelors, Masters, or equivalent experience) in Molecular /Cellular Biology or Biochemistry
  • Are currently working as a Product Manager within the Life Science or Biotech or Pharmaceutical sector
  • Have excellent analytical, communication (verbal and written) and collaboration skills
  • Are a team player, willing to share and receive information
  • Are highly organised, with highly developed planning skills and the ability to set priorities and manage time/resources effectively
  • Are able to independently create quality solutions to problems and implement these effectively

With essential experience in…

  • Demonstrable experience in a similar Product Manager or marketing or business development role within biotech or pharma sectors
  • Proven experience of developing Marketing material for a product launch within biotech or pharma
  • Proven experience of engaging with KOLs to build a global KOL network

…and possibly…

  • An advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in molecular/cellular/stem cell biology or biochemistry
  • Experience of working in innovative iPSC or reprogramming technology
  • Experience in CNS/Immune/Toxicology
  • Previous R&D experience within biotech or pharma sector
  • Experience with Adobe/Illustrator to create top quality marketing material

More reasons to join us:

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

 

MSAT Manager

Location: Babraham Research Park, Cambridge

Type: Full time, permanent / 

Start: Immediate

Salary: Competitive / Hours: 40 p/w

Office & Lab Based Position

 

Your role in our team:

We are looking for an experienced scientific leader with an excellent track record to lead our Manufacturing, Science & Technology (MSAT) team. The main objectives of the role are to manage the process development, optimisation, scale up and tech transfer of GMP manufacture for a wide range of iPSC-derived cell types. You will work at the interface of R&D, providing technical and scientific expertise whilst devising robust manufacturing processes which will enable the translation of products from proof of principle to sterile manufacture. The MSAT Manager will work closely with R&D, iPSC Core, Clinical Translation, Production, Quality, Logistics and Commercial teams to deliver a quality product to market. As such, 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:

  • Leading, inspiring and growing a team of dedicated scientists to establish a state-of-the-art MSAT team to support bit.bio's R&D and cell manufacturing capabilities
  • Operational and strategic responsibility for the running of the MSAT team
  • Contributing to the development of company strategic programmes by driving innovation relating to human iPSC culture, automation and manufacture
  • Work in close collaboration with other department leaders (Research, Genetic Engineering, Clinical Translation, iPSC Core, Production and Product Management) to meet scientific, new product launch and clinical objectives
  • Engage with the academic and scientific community to promote and diversify the company's process development activities
  • Provide scientific leadership in the development of manufacturing processes including facility fit assessments, leading route cause analysis and in the development of SOPs
  • Lead on the scale-up and tech transfer of lab scale processes to pilot scale, in-house production and/or GMP production facilities
  • Support the delivery of manufacturing development projects by overseeing their planning, execution and analysis of results
  • Present data to key stakeholders in a timely manner to support go/no-go decision points
  • Completion of reports and supporting clinical/commercial filing documents
  • Coaching and mentoring of junior members of the team by providing intellectual and practical support and ensure group training needs are met
  • 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 proven experience working in the stem field in a relevant industry or scientific organisation/institution
  • Have demonstrable experience in growing and leading a high performing team of scientists
  • Are process oriented and experienced in developing, optimising & implementing workflows, protocols, procedures and resources in a quality management environment
  • Are a motivated scientist demonstrating highest scientific rigour, operational skills and work standards
  • Understanding and experience of statistical modelling software and tools such as DoE, multivariate analysis, statistical tests (ANOVA, t-test)
  • Understanding of GMP and QbD considerations in a large scale manufacturing environment
  • Are a passionate team player with excellent communication skills
  • Resilient, self motivated and able to work well under pressure

With essential experience in…

  • Human pluripotent stem cell biology, characterisation, culture systems and QC
  • Product & process development & optimisation
  • Commercialisation of iPSC-derived cell types
  • Team leadership and project management involving multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • Working within a quality management environment
  • Developing operational infrastructure

    ...and possibly.....
  • Have experience in cell culture automation and cell manufacture
  • Have knowledge of cGMP processes and regulations applicable to human iPSCs
  • Have worked in large cell bank organisations
  • Experience of working within the cell therapy field and handling of clinical grade cell lines
  • Have experience of quality risk management

More reasons to join us:

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

 

Contracts Manager/Senior

Location: Babraham Research Park, Cambridge

Type: Full time, permanent / 

Start: Immediate

Salary: Competitive / Hours: 40 p/w

Office based position with home working flexibility

 

Your role in our team:

We are looking for an experienced contracts manager to join our nascent legal team (currently comprising a single attorney) to support the needs of our rapidly growing commercial and research operations. Reporting to the Head of Intellectual Property (based in the US) 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 organisation. 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
  • Prioritising 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 (written and verbal) including a sense of humour
  • Are a pragmatic, responsible, solution-oriented self-starter with exceptional organisational 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

With essential experience in…

  • Have significant 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 and 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 contracts management systems

More reasons to join us:

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

 

Senior Research Project Manager

Location: Babraham Research Park, Cambridge

Type: Full time, permanent / 

Start: Immediate

Salary: Competitive / Hours: 40 p/w

Office based position with home working flexibility

 

Your role in our team:

Research project management is a team that supports the delivery of science and technology projects at the science and innovation stages, through to early manufacturing. We are looking for an experienced Senior Research 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 senior project manager will be responsible for supporting key iPSC related re-programming projects through the early stages of innovation through to early development - identifying key milestones, risks and accountabilities across the project lifecycle. In addition to iPSC projects, the science team have a number of technology projects that also need management, resourcing and tracking. These are in the areas of gene editing, high throughput screening and computational biology.

The candidate we are looking for must be able to support the project teams with an excellent understanding of the scientific processes, risks and deliverables within the project, along with highly developed organisational skills to lead the team to success. bit.bio is a rapidly growing business, and the candidate is required to lead and adapt to changing priorities and assist scientists in prioritising and focussing on key deliverables.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Execute strategy for ensuring success of new and on-going projects within agreed timelines, budget, scope and internal customer expectations
  • Planning, execution, monitoring, coordination and control of scientific research projects from the innovation stages through to the launch of products for testing
  • Plan project timelines and project tasks, and follow projects their entire lifecycle
  • Proactively identify, manage and mitigate project risks and obstacles
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, timelines and priorities
  • Manage the day-to-day project tasks and workflow. Resourcing of projects, identifying risks and major milestones
  • Ensure all necessary resources are identified and available
  • Responsible for the completion of documentation necessary for project lifecycles
  • Lead regular project meetings with internal and external customers and stakeholders and take meeting minutes, track actions and keep a record of key decisions made
  • Communicate timely project updates and progress to internal customers and stakeholders
  • Use a mix of creative and established tools to manage and communicate effectively

You…

  • Have a Masters degree with proven significant experience in a scientific discipline (preferably iPSC) or a PhD in a relevant scientific discipline (cell biology, molecular biology)
  • Have excellent communication skills. Are able to chair meetings and hold people accountable to actions. Excellent written communication in the form of meeting minutes, dashboards and wider site communication
  • Enjoy working, and have experience of working, in an agile environment, particularly in a scientific setting
  • A creative thinker, especially in ways to drive team spirit and focus with experience in implementing and motivating teams
  • Are interested in team and organisational culture and dynamics
  • Are comfortable working in a fast-paced, occasionally hectic start-up environment comprising a diverse and geographically dispersed team

With essential experience in…

  • Have experience in project managing complex matrix project teams, understanding workflows and scientific rationale and ensuring everything is delivered on time
  • Have experience working within an iPSC or industrial scientific setting, understanding the importance of delivering projects on time and within budget
  • An excellent understanding of the scientific rationale for a project and experience of challenging processes to ensure projects are successful
  • Experience of the full project lifecycle from initial scoping through to delivery (to include timelines, budget, resourcing and risk management)

    ...and possibly.....
  • A project management qualification such as PRINCE 2, PMP or PRINCE Agile
  • Experience of working within an Agile environment, running projects in line with Agile methodology with a focus on science adopted scrum structures and Kanban ways of working

More reasons to join us:

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

 

Product Marketing Specialist

Location: Babraham Research Park, Cambridge

Type: Full time, permanent / 

Start: Immediate

Salary: Competitive / Hours: 40 p/w

Office based position with home working flexibility

 

Your role in our team:

bit.bio is looking for a Product Marketing Specialist to join our Marketing team. We are looking for an enthusiastic and results oriented product marketer who has experience in developing sales and marketing tools that facilitate the selling process within the life science, tools & reagents or biotech industry. The successful candidate should be structured and well-organised, with excellent team-working and communication skills.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Product messaging - work with the Global Product Marketing Manager and the product management team to create and develop product messaging that sets bit.bio's products apart from others in the market to give them a unique selling point
  • Content - create content for off-the-shelf products and product launches such as case studies , videos, digital media (including social media), website copy, blog posts and copy for public relations
  • Campaign execution - work with the Global Product Marketing Manager to deliver a range of product focussed online and offline marketing campaigns; to also deliver a range of product focussed sales enablement material for distributors, external collaborators etc; also working with the marketing team to initiate, organise and execute events, exhibitions, webinars, conferences and seminars
  • Social media - working with product managers and marketing teams, generate, co-ordinate and maintain a constant flow of engaging content about products and events, through social media channels. This content should communicate product features and target key decision makers; responsible for monitoring and reporting on social media campaigns
  • Email - promotion of products, content, offers and events using e-mail marketing; responsible for monitoring and reporting on success and performance of e-mail campaigns
  • Website - support the updating and management of the bit.bio website with regards to scientific content and design, optimising web content and in-bound marketing to drive organic traffic and grow sales
  • Market research - obtain insight into customers' usage of current products, untapped opportunities and buyer personas, through interviews, surveys, focus groups and sales data; conduct, analyse and present market research to the wider team. This data may support product development, business development and sales; 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 scientific degree in biology, molecular biology, cell biology or related field
  • Have experience in creating and delivering product marketing campaigns
  • 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 work with different stakeholders, be organised/ structured to execute the task in a time efficient manner
  • Are able to travel throughout Europe and internationally as required
  • Must be adaptable and able to work in a rapidly changing environment
  • Have the ability to plan, organise and prioritise tasks

With essential experience in…

  • Previous experience of marketing, and/ or sales, in life sciences / biotech in the tools & reagents areas
  • Track record of success in scientific marketing
  • Experience of creating marketing collateral and delivering marketing campaigns
  • Must be proficient in Office software including Word, Excel and Powerpoint

    ...and possibly.....
  • Experience of Hubspot or equivalent CRM desirable
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop or InDesign is desirable
  • Experience in launching new complex products is desirable
  • A knowledge of social media channels is desirable
  • An advanced degree (MSc or PhD) in molecular biology or cell biology is desirable

More reasons to join us:

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

 

Senior Scientist, Computational Biology

Location: Babraham Research Park, Cambridge

Type: Full time, permanent / 

Start: Immediate

Salary: Competitive / Hours: 40 p/w

Office based position with home working flexibility

 

Your role in our team:

We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Scientist to join our expanding Bioinformatics team. Reporting to the Head of Bioinformatics, you will be joining a highly collaborative team of computational biologists with diverse skill sets who work together to lead decisions and analysis in discovery and characterisation of reprogrammed cell lines. This is an opportunity to join one of the leading stem cell reprogramming start-ups and conduct research with real world impact.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Working collaboratively with the wider computational biology team and experimental stem cell scientists
  • Leading efforts on maintenance, deployment, automation and containerisation of bioinformatic pipelines in a cloud computing environment
  • Contributing to the design and execution of our ambitious research programmes for uncovering core transcriptional programs that define human cell types
  • Performing computational analyses and reporting of results
  • Development of tools to facilitate data interpretation by laboratory scientists

You…

  • Have a PhD in computational biology or related field; post-doctoral (or equivalent) experience in academia or industry and significant experience in computational biology/ bioinformatics
  • Enjoy tackling research challenges through critical thinking, scientific rigour and inventiveness
  • Are detail-oriented with strong organisational skills for tracking data and recording downstream analysis
  • Are a strong communicator with the ability to impart technical information across all levels within the business
  • Enjoy working in a dynamic team environment and are comfortable working to tight timelines and managing workload and priorities
  • Must be adaptable and able to work in a rapidly changing environment
  • Have the ability to plan, organise and prioritise tasks

With essential experience in…

  • Experience in AWS cloud computing: AWS batch, AWS lambda
  • Pipeline building experience: Nextflow, Snakemake etc
  • Familiarity with version control systems for code reproducibility
  • Strong computational fundamentals including machine learning, algorithms and data structures
  • Proficiency in R and/or python
  • Experience in analysing large datasets, including next generation sequencing data, in high-performance computing environments
  • Strong biological knowledge and interest, and familiarity with major biological data resources
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own workload

    ...and possibly.....
  • Linux dashboard maintenance: Apache, Streamlit, RShiny
  • Experience with RNA-Seq (bulk and/or single cell), microarrays, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, and/or other genomic technologies
  • Experience in data analysis of programmed human pluripotent stem cells and/or products of mammalian cell genetic engineering (CRISPR, lentiviral vectors)
  • Familiarity with gene regulatory networks, mechanisms of gene expression, and developmental biology

More reasons to join us:

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