Manager and Staff Scientist

Oxford (On-site) /
Bioware – Applications Development /
/ On-site
Our Nanoimager microscope enables our customers to easily visualise the details of life, down to the nanometer scale. And we’ve developed imaging workflows to support users, but there is plenty more to do. So we’re appointing a Staff Scientist & Manager to lead our Applications Development team in Oxford, and develop the next generation of super-resolution imaging workflows for our customers.

You’ve already been a senior scientific team member, leading either a dedicated team or multiple project teams. Either way, you’ve successfully delivered multiple products from invention to commercialisation within the Life Science sector. Your team has been integral to this success, but you’re also regarded as an expert in your discipline - we’re looking for molecular biology, organic chemistry, or biophysics - so you’re just as comfortable designing experiments at the bench as you are designing yearly product development strategies.

Reporting to Grace DeSantis, VP Biology & Chemistry, your responsibilities will include:

    • Conceptualise and propose novel super-resolution imaging workflows, tools and product concepts to Applications team and VP Biology & Chemistry
    • Act as a proficient technical lead for project design and execution, producing proof-of-concept experiments for workflows and products enabling super-resolution imaging of biological materials
    • Report of key project metrics to VP Biology & Chemistry and proposing next steps and/or amendments based on data
    • Design, develop, and test new workflows for sample preparation and image acquisition protocols for use by internal & external customers
    • Design and execute validation and verification studies for user workflow protocols
    • Optimise and refine protocols and reagents to be launched as Bioware products and kits within ONI’s IP Portfolio
    • Lead the implementation of products into super-resolution workflows on the Nanoimager alongside Product and Hardware technical leads
    • Conduct hands-on lab work to support development of products
    • Ownership of laboratory space and documentation control, including database management, batch records, notebooks, and all other technical documentation
    • Mentor members of the Bioware team to support their professional and personal development
    • Lead partnerships with customer-facing teams within the company to identify key user needs and propose technical solutions to customer queries and issues
    • Lead product development projects with cross functional teams, project management, operations and manufacturing  teams to enable product development leading to successful commercialization of products
    • Lead collaborations with external partners to develop technical notes, application notes, webinars, and scientific publications
You’ve already been a technical lead for multiple projects, you know what it takes to deliver products through the research and development process, ensuring only the best quality products have the potential to reach your customers. You’ve been able to do this as a player/coach within your scientific team, but you also know how to distil the data down to the most important points when presenting to department and team leads.

You’ll need to leverage your experience using super-resolution imaging for biological imaging, including workflow design and organic/synthetic dye chemistry or  protein biomarker  research. And you know why this work is so important, as your hands-on laboratory experience has put you in the user's position many times before. That’s why you’re motivated to build easy-to-use imaging solutions for researchers everywhere, working with a global team.

If you’re excited about our mission, one that will advance science & medicine, then we really should be speaking. You can start that conversation by applying here