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We are seeking passionate individuals from a range of backgrounds who are committed to having an impact globally.

Oxitec is hiring!

Oxitec is using pioneering biological engineering to tackle major challenges in global health and food security and productivity. To do our work, we need amazing individuals who are equally thrilled by the opportunity to work on cutting-edge science and technology and the ability to have an impact on lives and livelihoods globally.

See below for open positions. If you don’t see something you like but want to learn more, please send your CV with a cover letter to:

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Available Positions


Senior Technician (Insect)
Reporting to: Scientist
Salary range: TBC
Location: Milton Park, Oxfordshire, UK

We are seeking a highly motivated and capable senior technician to join a dynamic project team dedicated to the research and development of our self-limiting technology in insect species that damage crops. This position involves the technical support of our insect teams that ranges from maintaining our insect colonies and/or laboratory equipment to running experiments, as well as helping to maintain a safe and functional working environment.

The successful candidate will have a self-starting attitude, show strong organisational skills, and demonstrate original thinking and attention to detail. Experience working in a biological sciences laboratory, and insect rearing experience are desirable to help provide technical support within our R&D team, to meet our project objectives and company goals. Team-orientation and flexibility in duties are essential. The successful candidate will be able to work independently while maintaining a strong team ethos, demonstrate good laboratory practices, and can follow SOPs. Good communication skills and an enthusiasm for Oxitec’s mission are essential.

For more information about the role and how to apply, please click here. Please attach your Covering Letter, including your salary expectations. The application deadline for this role is Friday, 26 April 2019.


Field Operations Lead
Reporting to: Head of Field Operations
Salary range: TBC
Location: Campinas, Brazil

An exciting opportunity has opened in the Field Operations team for an Agriculture Field Lead in Brazil to oversee and manage the field studies and engage with in-country stakeholders. Within this role, you will shape the design and manage the field studies of our pioneer insect-controlling technology to deliver our expanding agricultural programme.

In this highly dynamic and engaging role you will manage a small team of scientists and technicians and collaborate closely with the wider Field and Production Operations teams as well as with external partners. Creativity and problem-solving skills, excellent stakeholder management skills and the ability to prioritize are key elements for a successful candidate.

For more information about the role and how to apply, please click here. Please send your CV and Covering Letter, including your salary expectations to The application deadline for this role is Friday, 26 April 2019.