Our business is using cutting-edge science to tackle major challenges in global health and agriculture.
We are a dynamic company located at Milton Park, close to Oxford, one of the UK’s leading biotechnology clusters. We need people who share our vision in combating some of the world’s most damaging insect pests and who have a drive to make a difference, a commitment to deliver, and who have the skills and experience to succeed.
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Reporting to: Head of Mass Rearing and Production Technology
Responsible for: Engineering solutions for insect production
Oxitec is a pioneer in controlling insects that spread disease and damage crops. Through world class science it is tackling the major global challenges of keeping people healthy and increasing food production and it is doing so in a way that is sustainable, environmentally friendly and cost effective.
Oxitec has received its first commercial approval so the near term focus will be to bring existing products to market and the priority is to generate profitable revenues. There is therefore increasing requirements on product development in the field and on enhancing production efficiency, both with a view to demonstrating the efficacy of our products and to driving down costs. To this end, we are seeking an engineer to join our team to enable our plans to automate, control and deliver novel solutions to our insect production objectives.
The ideal candidate would be expected to:
Insect rearing experience is not a requirement but hands on work, problem solving and a desire to innovate are an essential part of our on-going development. Delivering new ideas are vital skills required in this largely unexplored area of entomology.
A graduate with a degree in an engineering discipline and 2 to 3 years’ experience in a production environment is desirable. The creative ability to deliver novel solutions to our challenges is a necessity.
Salary range : £25,000-£30,000 p.a
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