Development Scientist
Oxford Nanopore Technologies
Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
5d ago

Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join the Chip Development Team as a Scientist, whose primary role is to support Manufacturing.

The Details...

This exciting and challenging role is responsible for providing technical support, and driving continuous improvements, within end-to-end manufacture of novel fluidic chips / electrochemical arrays.

The successful candidate will work closely with Production and Third party suppliers to support and improve chip and flowcell manufacture.

Remit includes :

  • Supporting Production with technical issues, using techniques such as failure mode analysis
  • Establishing, monitoring, and analysis of effective in-process testing
  • Process and material characterisation
  • Process optimisation
  • Qualification of material / process / design changes
  • Identifying areas of Continuous Improvement, creating proposals, evaluating, and implementing
  • Investigating non-conformances, identifying, and implementing effective corrective and preventative actions
  • Working jointly with Third Parties to establish robust out of house processes, with appropriate quality measures
  • Working with external suppliers on Specification setting; verifying / qualifying them
  • Reporting and presenting findings in a concise and clear manner
  • The Candidate :

    A Materials Scientist, Physicist, Surface Scientist, or similar, with experience of MEMS / Microfluidics / Microelectronics, ideally within a regulated manufacturing environment.

    Experience of microfluidic system design, manufacture and analysis would be particularly useful. Familiarity with typical cleanroom processes, e.

    g. micro structuring and surface modification would be desirable, as would experience of material analysis on MEMS structures, and an appreciation of how the surface properties of such materials affect typical electrochemical / microfluidic systems.

    Regular interaction with multidisciplinary teams is integral to the post, so good communication and presentation skills are essential.

    Change Control knowledge / experience is desirable.

    Applications are encouraged from candidates with a relevant scientific background, and good problem-solving / analytical skills.

    Applicants should be highly motivated individuals who enjoy taking on new challenges, are quickly adaptable in an exciting and fast-paced environment, and who perform well under pressure.

    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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