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Department: CMC                    

Reports to: Bo Kara – VP CMC

Direct Reports: TBD                                   

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB                                               

We are seeking a highly motivated experienced laboratory manager to be responsible for the CMC laboratories at Evox Therapeutics, which are based both at Oxford Science Park and our newly acquired site at Oxford Business Park.  The laboratory manager will have a ‘hands on’ approach and will work closely with the Facilities and Health and Safety teams, to ensure the smooth running of our laboratory operations. The individual will need have excellent interpersonal skills, experience of line management and the ability to effectively work across interdisciplinary teams in a dynamic, growing and agile biotech environment.


  • Work with CMC staff to Implement systems (e.g., sample and reagent logging) and working practices as deemed necessary to support the generation of high-quality data within the laboratories.
  • Perform laboratory inventory management and other inventory and purchasing duties for project items as needed.
  • Coordinate the procurement of critical materials and reagents to ensure stock levels are maintained.
  • Point of contact for the stock management/ Laboratory support provider
  • Manage equipment purchase, installation and manage calendars for equipment service and calibration - Liaising with external suppliers to organise visits, deliveries, repairs, and maintenance.
  • Work with CMC staff to write and regularly review laboratory SOPs and SEPs.
  • Maintain up-to-date records for Risk assessment, MSDS and COSHH.
  • Be an active member of the Health and Safely Committee:
    • assist with the administration, maintenance, implementation and training of H&S policies, procedures, and reports.
    • Oversee laboratory safety, ensuring all users adhere to the company’s Health & Safety policy
    • Work with the Health and Safety department to perform regular laboratory inspections.
    • Incident reporting
    • Provide information on the CMC laboratory facility during audits and inspections (Safety / Regulatory)
  • Manage various outsourced testing as required.
  • Run weekly laboratory operations meetings.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the laboratory.
  • Train CMC staff on basic laboratory techniques
  • Monitor the laboratory training record of the staff up to date.


  • Very strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to problem solve and come up with appropriate resolutions.
  • Demonstrable experience of working as part of a dynamic team and understanding the needs of Scientists.
  • Hands on flexible approach to laboratory management in a biotech setting.
  • Excellent organisational/time management and planning skills.

Experience & knowledge

  • Proven experience managing laboratory operations ideally within biotech setting.
  • Line management experience.
  • NEBOSH certified.
  • Good working knowledge and prior practical experience of standard molecular biology and cell culture techniques.
  • BSc/ MSc in a relevant Life Sciences subject would be beneficial.


People with PurposeWe are innovative and creative in the way we work and deliver. We treat each other with respect and dignity and work collaboratively to learn from each other’s strengths.

Driven to DeliverWe strive to deliver our objectives, and then look for our next challenge. We recognise our achievements and celebrate our successes.

Agile and AccountableWe respond to challenges impacting our progress and find creative and innovative solutions to overcome obstacles. We are brave and not afraid to change our approach to achieve a positive outcome in optimum time.

Candid and Constructive We communicate with honesty and transparency throughout the team.  We value giving and receiving constructive feedback to each other and our partners.

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Evox Therapeutics
OX4 4HG Oxford Directions +44 (0)1865 819140 View page


  • Private Medical Cover

    Cover offered is for new and pre-existing conditions

  • Life Assurance

    Cover offered is 4 x base salary

  • Holidays

    25 days holiday plus bank holidays

  • Pension

    Employer contribution 5%, employee minimum contribution 5%, however, more than 5% can be contributed if you wish

  • Discretionary Bonus

    Bonus is payable based on a combination of corporate and personal performance

  • Evox Stock Options

    Stock Options are issued once the probationary period is passed

Workplace & Culture

At Evox, values are at the heart of how we operate, how we behave, and how we will drive the growth of our exciting company.

We developed the values internally with all our employees, ones which we could all identify and work with.

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