Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd

MinION is a pocket-sized portable device used for real-time biological analysis. It is adaptable to the analysis of DNA, RNA, or proteins. MinION's simple workflow allows end-to-end experiments in many environments.

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PromethION combines MinION's simplicity of use with greater workflow flexibility through scale and a modular design. Increase throughput by analysing the same sample simultaneously in multiple flow cells, or run different samples concurrently.

The GridION system, currently in development, is a scalable real-time analysis system designed to analyse single molecules such as DNA, RNA and proteins.

Metrichor provides a cloud-based platform for real time analysis of data from nanopore devices. Applications available through Metrichor will expand with the ultimate goal of enabling the analysis of any living thing, by any user, in any environment.

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Vacancy for Mechanical & Production Engineers

Geographical Location: Oxford
Salary: Competitive
Employment Type: Full Time

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Job Description

Oxford Nanopore Technologies is a rapidly-growing, dynamic company developing and commercialising a new generation of nanopore-based electronic systems for analysis of single molecules, including DNA, RNA and proteins.

We’re currently looking for talented mechanical/production engineers from graduate to senior level with excellent work ethic and communication skills to join our growing, innovative business.

You will be encouraged to be self-sufficient and involved from day one with a very supportive and capable team behind you.  You will have the opportunity to work on interesting projects and be given every opportunity to develop your skills and experience further.

What the role involves…

  • Apply theoretical knowledge of design principles, and issues contributed by the R&D teams, for solving technical problems.
  • Design system components, with understanding of how they could be translated to high volume manufacture.
  • Build proof of principle models
  • Participate in team ideation sessions with other team members and participate in periodic design reviews of projects.
  • Be accountable for the success of assigned tasks and deliverables including planning, implementation, monitoring.
  • Create/develop new test methods, statistical experiments, limited verification studies
  • Develop innovative and feasible solutions at the component & system assembly level of design for teams within the organisation as required
  • Necessary to be capable of development of detailed CAD models and drawings for internal and external manufacture.
  • Have a strong commercial focus, with strong supplier management ability
  • Demonstrated leadership potential to co-ordinate and manage projects and teams.
  • Experience of working within an ISO environment (13485, 9001)

What we are looking for…

  • Confidence, motivation and ability to handle multiple tasks/projects
  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude with good attention to detail
  • Can work well both independently and with others
  • A good understanding of engineering practices and industry standards / quality systems and ISO…..
  • Good IT skills and commercial awareness with appreciate for
  • A degree or HND in relevant discipline and / or proven experience

Please specify in your cover letter whether your application is for a Mechanical or Production Engineer position.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.

Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.

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