Job description

Senior Process Engineer

Oxford, UK

Job Title: Senior Process Engineer

Employment Status: Full Time, Perm

Practice: NPI

Location: Oxford

Salary: Competitive


Do you want to make a difference while advancing your career? Come join Osler.

We are a UK diagnostics company whose purpose is to enable anyone, anywhere, to access, understand, and act on their health, to live healthier, happier, and longer lives.

We are realising this through the development of the Osler Origin – a 'portable lab' capable of performing a wide range of testing, with lab-quality performance, in a portable, rapid, low-cost, and easy-to-use manner. The Osler Origin will offer a wide portfolio of diagnostic tests and serve all major healthcare settings, globally.

The Osler Origin is powered by a portfolio of novel techniques and approaches for sample addition, microfluidic sample preparation, and electrochemical biosensing, and Osler was formed out of the University of Oxford in 2017, following decades of research.

Having recently completed an $85m Series C fundraise, we are now entering a growth phase, where we are scaling our team as we take the Osler Origin product through regulatory activities, and towards market launch.

Join us and help build a better future.

About the role:

Initially this role will act as the Senior Process Engineer within cross functional product development teams focussed on timely completion of work packages. The remit of the role though, is expected to expand to the full life cycle of the product encompassing standardisation of core processes, manufacturing scale up to high volume, and value engineering initiatives.

Working closely with the Project Design Lead, the initial deliverables of the role are to support the design and development phases of products, sub-assemblies, and components, ensuring design intent is achieved through the defining, trialling, and implementing of robust, scalable, and efficient manufacturing processes.

Applying your expertise and experience in Process/Manufacturing Engineering, you will be expected to contribute to the scoping and defining of project deliverables and outcomes, the subsequent planning of tasks, timelines, and resources, and the co-ordination of daily and weekly activities to ensure plans and outcomes are achieved. The role is envisaged to be both a key point of contact within the distinct work packages as well as a subject matter expert offering support and guidance when called upon by wider elements of the business.

Operating through a matrix structure model, and at the coalface of project activities, you will be expected to lead a blend of internal technical resources and external supplier and/or service providers. Within the matrix structure they should lead their team by example - championing and role-modelling the core values of Osler Diagnostics in all activities and interactions undertaken.

Beyond the product development phases you will be expected to apply your acquired knowledge and prior expertise in assisting the journey to full commercialisation. This will involve growing the operational capability internally, and through third party manufacturing, to achieve high volume production of multiple assays. Therefore, the ability to consider the future state, while gathering learnings in the present, is a key expectation of the role.

Main responsibilities: 

  • In all areas within own remit, foster a workplace culture that prioritises the health, safety, and well-being of its employees, demonstrating a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies.
  • Challenge and/or escalate non-conformance or contrary behaviours where known.
  • In conjunction with Product Development Lead, determine process engineering scope and develop work plans for complex technical projects to achieve defined objectives and outcomes.
  • Set objectives, and schedule work package deliverables, ensuring appropriate and relevant division of work & responsibility across a multi-disciplinary technical team.
  • Oversee the day-to-day management of projects, leveraging internal and 3rd party resources, and ensuring planned activity streams are resourced correctly, risks are mitigated, obstacles overcome, and goals achieved.
  • Assemble and circulate reports to document project status.
  • Assume role of Subject Matter Expert for all Process Engineering activities within project/work package, contributing to product design (DFx, dFMEA) and process development (pFMEA, PV), proactively applying own expertise to identify potential risks to the efficacy of defined outcomes and clarifying areas of technical complexity.
  • Act as a coach and mentor to colleagues improving knowledge, competence, and capability, of individuals and teams.
  • Act as key Point of Contact for other functions across the business, supporting engineering change control, quality investigations, productivity initiatives, risk mitigations, and 3rd party partnering. Proactively develop, maintain, and leverage collaborative, cross-functional relationships (Product Development, Manufacturing Engineering, Supply Chain, Production, Facilities) and external networks/relationships in support of own, and wider, business deliverables.
  • Support future state manufacturing initiatives - scale ups and value engineering - providing technical support on selection and implementation of new equipment, the drafting and reviewing of procedures, the effectiveness of training, while ensuring integrity of product design and intent is within scope and maintained.
  • Contribute to the selection, and facilitate the on-boarding, of new suppliers, supporting the evaluation of vendor capabilities, preparation and issuance of RFI/URS/ RFQ documentation, and review of vendor’s documents (drawings, datasheets, specifications, calculations).
  • Lead complex technical discussions with third parties in order to facilitate appropriate technical decisions.
  • Continually evaluate product, assess processes, and operational performance data, preparing and coordinating reviews, studies, and proposals.
  • Produce relevant and appropriate reports providing data, commentary, and narrative to key stakeholders, senior management, and 3rd parties as required.
  • Contributes at key product/performance reviews, as required representing the process engineering discipline providing inputs for consideration and expert knowledge as required.
  • Actively promote the creation of a work environment, supported by leadership, which fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.

Skills, Experience, & Attributes:


  • Time served Manufacturing/Process Engineer with extensive experience and expertise in a diverse range of manufacturing processes and industry sectors.
  • Understands multi-disciplinary technical issues and is able to provide innovative technical solutions to resolve these issues.
  • Strong analytical skillset with the ability to identify risks to product and process performance.
  • Proven ability to identify, assess, and solve complex technical problems using established tools and methodologies.
  • Excellent communicator who leverages well-developed interpersonal, influencing and networking skills to build effective relationships, influence decision making, and drive outcomes.
  • Strong verbal and written communications capabilities.
  • Strong organisational, planning, and follow-up skills and ability to hold others accountable.
  • Multi-tasks, prioritises, and meets deadlines in timely manner.
  • Proven team leadership skills, including the ability to set goals, promote personal accountability, and strong team engagement, through positive and constructive feedback.
  • Driven and resilient, with the ability to work effectively within a fast-paced changing environment while continually growing and developing own self. 


  • Degree (or equivalent) in relevant engineering discipline - preferred.
  • Chartered qualification - preferred.
  • Experience of working in MedTech or ISO13485 or highly regulated sectors.
  • Formally trained in Lean/Six Sigma philosophies and tool kits.
  • Previous experience working with CAD packages.
  • Strong MS Office skillset.


We offer a competitive benefits package, with a focus on health and well-being - further supporting the belief in our mission to enable anyone, anywhere, to access, understand and act on their health.

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays and a Christmas closure.
  • Annual Learning & Development budget 4% of your salary.
  • 12 days of Learning leave.
  • 4% matched pension.
  • £500 Well-being allowance.
  • Private Medical Insurance - (includes subsidised gym memberships).
  • 24/7 access to a GP.
  • Life Assurance - x4 annual salary.
  • Income Protection - 75% of your basic annual salary.
  • Private Travel Insurance.
  • Annual eye tests.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Travel to work loan scheme.
  • Relocation assistance.
  • Volunteering leave.
  • Give as you earn - pre-tax salary donations to any UK charitable organisation.
  • Quarterly Team Building events and social events.
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity.

There is no perfect candidate, and no single person can do it all, but if this sounds like you, or what you could be and you're looking for somewhere to thrive; we want to hear from you.

We look forward to receiving your application. If you have any questions, please contact


Join us and build a better future.