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

Laboratory Support Technician

Location: Babraham Research Park, Cambridge

Type: Full time, permanent / 

Start: Immediate

Salary: Competitive / Hours: 40 p/w

Laboratory Based Position

 

Your role in our team:

The Laboratory Support Technician works closely with the research operations and scientific research teams to support the Laboratory Supervisor and Laboratory Compliance Manager in ensuring that laboratory space, equipment and consumables – used for the maintenance of human induced Pluripotent Stem Cells and their differentiation into human-like cells – are kept clean, in safe working condition and adequately stocked to maximise productivity and minimise delays for both Production and Research Scientists.

A member of the Operations function who embeds within the scientific research team with a solid and comprehensive understanding of the requirements of running a research lab from an operational and lab support perspective. Someone who uses their knowledge of safety and good laboratory practice to ensure effective laboratory operations while maintaining high levels of safety, quality and service. The Laboratory Support Technician will adhere to Environmental, Health and Safety (QEHS) Management Systems within the laboratory environment as these systems are developed.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Adhere to all regulatory, QEHS policies and procedures such that employees, visitors and the environment are protected from significant risk. This includes identifying, reporting and correcting QEHS deviations/failures as they occur
  • Using good aseptic technique to prepare media, reagents, cytokines, and in-house aliquots to support production process and research experience
  • Provide high standard autoclaving, washing up services and arrange lab coat laundry services to the Production and Research Scientists
  • Waste management – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and dispose of all waste using appropriate waste streams
  • Ensure all equipment/instrumentation are properly maintained and serviced complying the regulatory standards and ensure proper performance and function. This includes regular cleaning such as fridge and freezer defrosting, water bath, biological safety cabinet and incubator cleaning
  • Stock and lab store management – follow industry best practice (eg. LEAN, 5S, Kanban) to ensure the laboratories are adequately stocked with consumables, reagents, and in-house aliquots in a clearly organised and accessible manner
  • Maintain the laboratory and labware in a clean, presentable and audit ready state at all times
  • Follow systems and manage emergency situations within the laboratory, such as out of hours critical equipment breakdowns
  • Support the authoring of documented SOPs for training and consistency in collaboration with QA and in line with the QEHS Management System

You…

  • Are degree educated (or equivalent) in a scientific discipline with a proven track record working within a commercial or academic laboratory
  • Have excellent time management, record keeping skills
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to work to tight timelines and adjust to last minute changes
  • A good team player – able to work closely with different functions and departments to meet goals and requirements
  • A good listener – able to understand the scientists needs and balance expectations across different functions and departments
  • 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…
  • Proven work experience in a support role within a commercial or research laboratory environment
  • Aseptic technique

    ...and possibly.....
  • Experience within a cell culture/cell therapy laboratory environment
  • Experience of LEAN (5S, Kanban, Kaizan) environments
  • Work experience in an industrial support function in a multi-functional research laboratory
  • GLP/GMP training certifications
  • 5S training

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 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

 

HR & Recruitment Administrator/Coordinator

Location: Babraham Research Park, Cambridge

Type: Full time, with some part time flexibility, permanent / 

Start: Immediate

Salary: Competitive / Hours: 32-40 p/w

Office Based Position with some home working flexibility

 

Your role in our team:

We are looking for a self-motivated HR & Recruitment Coordinator, with previous experience working in a similar role within a busy and fast-paced environment, to support us in building and delivering a brilliant bit.bio employee and candidate experience. This is an integral role and provides opportunities to be involved in all areas of HR within a small and friendly team. Reporting to our People Operations Manager, the candidate will also support the Talent Acquisition Partner.

Your key responsibilities will include:

HR

  • Dealing with general employee enquiries and managing the shared HR email inbox
  • Responsible for the administration of the employee lifecycle from drafting contracts and offers to processing leaver.
  • Supporting the onboarding process and induction for new joiners, ensuring a great candidate experience from applicant to employee
  • Ensuring the HR system and employee files are kept up to date
  • Providing updates to payroll & benefits providers

 Recruitment

  • Posting jobs on relevant websites directly, maintaining the Bit Bio careers page and uploading jobs onto third party websites
  • Logging applications and presenting applications to Hiring Managers/TA Partner throughout the advertising period
  • Scheduling interviews, liaising with line managers and candidates/recruitment partners; preparing interview schedules and issuing supporting documentation
  • Notifying unsuccessful candidates by email at the conclusion of each recruitment campaign, dealing with requests for feedback and providing administrative support to ensure the successful conclusion of each recruitment campaign
  • Conducting Pre-Employment activities – references, right to work etc
  • Maintaining up to date recruitment & candidate records

General

  • Dealing with employee and candidate queries
  • Supporting new and on-going People Projects

You…

  • Will have previous experience as a coordinator/administrator/assistant in an HR or recruitment role in a busy, fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Have an understanding of key HR and recruitment processes and an appreciation of relevant employment law including GDPR.
  • Are people focused & are committed to treating people well. You leave employees and candidates feeling valued & cared for.
  • Are skilled at juggling multiple priorities and have effective systems to keep yourself on track & organised.
  • Are flexible & adaptable, with the ability to respond quickly to change and deal with ambiguity
  • Are meticulous with high attention to detail.
  • Are action-oriented; committed to delivering results and finding solutions to challenges.
  • Have excellent communication skills; whether communicating by email, verbally or face to face you get your message across clearly, keeping people informed & engaged.

With essential experience in…

  • A wide range of IT applications such as Microsoft Office (word, excel, powerpoint) and/or g-suite.
  • Keeping HR and/or Applicant Tracking Systems up-to-date.

    ...and possibly.....
  • An HR qualification eg: CIPD Level 3/Foundation or a bachelor's degree in a relevant field eg: Human Resources, Business/Management (or equivalent experience)
  • Experience in customer service and/or process improvement.
  • Experience in a Biotech/Pharma or similar

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