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Dry Lab (Computational) Manager

Ochre Bio Ltd

Location: Oxford
Salary: From £50,000 depending on experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th November 2021
Closes: 12th December 2021

About Ochre Bio

Ochre Bio is a biotechnology company developing RNA medicines for chronic liver disease, by using advances in ‘deep phenotyping’, and testing our therapeutics directly in human livers kept alive on machines. Situated within the heart of Oxford’s biotech innovation hub, with further labs in Taipei, Ochre is built on over 15 years’ experience in liver genomics and bringing advanced therapies to market. To learn more, please visit www.ochre-bio.com.

About the job

Have a background in bioinformatics, and love all things tech (hardware, software, cloud, data, security)?

Ochre Bio is looking for a computational manager to empower our teams across Europe, Asia and the US. Not just by supporting us with our IT, but training scientists in basic data competencies (such as using R to generate plots).

General responsibilities will be:

  1. Hardware, software, and cloud support for all teams
    1. manage IT infrastructure on devices and in the cloud
  2. Authoring IT SOPs, plus implementing and auditing
    1. Define best practices and ways to enforce them
  3. Data handling, compliance and security
    1. Define best practices, build the necessary infrastructure to enable them
  4. Training and support of the scientists in data competencies (especially R-based)

Essential Skills

MSc or PhD in a relevant field of Biological Sciences or equivalent experience

Experience with programming languages (esp. R, bash)

Experience with IT management across OS platforms

Experience with working or managing cloud environments (esp. AWS) is a big plus

Highly organised and methodical approach to work and record keeping

Self-motivated, capable of working both independently and collaboratively in a diverse team

Ability to multitask and adapt to changing demands whilst working to tight deadlines

Ability to learn quickly and work in a fast-paced environment

High-level of attention to detail

What we can offer you

A highly competitive annual salary dependent on experience, starting from £50,000

35 days annual and Bank Holiday leave

A 6.5% company pension contribution

Interest-free season ticket and parking permit loan

We also offer unique benefits, such as covering the costs of personal/professional development programmes that enable our team to develop their scientific and soft skills.

We're a hybrid-working team. Remote working is possible for this role, but preference will be for candidates who are able to come into the Oxford lab for a day or two a week.

Requests for part-time work will also be considered.

How to apply

Apply to jobs@ochre-bio.com with a ~100 word cover note appended to your CV, highlighting three things that will impress us. Please clearly state the role that you are seeking, together with your salary expectations. Successful applicants will be asked to a virtual chat before being invited to present their scientific vision to the broader team.

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