Job description

Process Technician (3 Month contract)

Oxford, UK

Job Title: Process Technician 

Employment Status: 3 Month contract with possibility to extend

Practice: NPI Line 

Location: Oxford 

Salary: up to £30,000 FTE


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. 

In this position, you will support the manufacture of new consumable products and instruments to support Osler’s industry-leading diagnostics applications. 

Join us and help build a better future. 

About You: 

The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work as part of a team and independently. 

Maintaining process quality and reliability is critical to our products, the ideal candidate will have strong analytical and observational skills, with the ability to follow complex operating procedures with an exceptional attention to detail. 

You will possess the ability to manage tight deadlines, multiple tasks, assignment changes, periodic heavy workload, rapidly changing technology, and dynamic business growth. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Manufacturing Operations: Operate and maintain manufacturing equipment and machinery used in the production of cartridges. Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safety guidelines to achieve consistent and high-quality results. 
  • Quality Assurance: Conduct rigorous quality checks throughout manufacturing to verify that cartridges and instruments meet defined quality specifications. Address any deviations or non-conformances promptly and work closely with the project engineering team to ensure adherence to quality standards. 
  • Process Optimization: Collaborate with the Research and Development (R&D) and Engineering teams to optimize manufacturing processes. Suggest and implement improvements to enhance product quality, increase production efficiency, and reduce manufacturing costs. 
  • Documentation and Compliance: Maintain accurate and detailed production logs, documentation, and records. Ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and company policies throughout the manufacturing process. 
  • Equipment Maintenance: Perform routine maintenance, calibration, and troubleshooting of manufacturing equipment to ensure smooth operations and prevent delays in the production schedule. 
  • Inventory Management: Assist in managing inventory levels of raw materials, components, and finished products for cartridges and instruments. Coordinate with the supply chain team to ensure sufficient stock levels for uninterrupted production. 

Skills & Experience: 


  • Relevant industrial experience working hands-on in a high-volume manufacturing environment in quality-focused field.  
  • Ability to work in a safe manner with experience following Health, Safety, and Environmental policies.  
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility in a fast-paced environment.  
  • Proficient in operating and troubleshooting manufacturing equipment and instrumentation. 
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written. 


  • Familiarity with a range of device assembly manufacturing techniques with particular attention to mechanical assembly, plastic moulding, and multilayer laminates.  
  • Experience with the 5S methodology and aiding continuous improvement programs.  
  • Proven experience as a Process Technician in medical diagnostics or related industries, specifically in cartridge and instrument manufacturing. 
  • Strong understanding of quality control processes and adherence to regulatory guidelines (e.g., FDA, ISO, etc.). 


Join us and build a better future.