£25k - 28k per year + Bens
21 Dec 2018
15 Jan 2019
Acapella Recruitment
Contract Type
Full Time


Corsham, Wiltshire


Our client’s company exists to help mankind win the war against pathogens. They identify problems in microbiology that were previously impossible to solve and develop new technology to solve them. They are an exciting start-up backed by the UK’s fastest growing pharmaceutical company aiming to revolutionise microbiology.

They are currently working with partners in the pharmaceutical manufacturing and veterinary diagnostics sector to develop their products:       

1)     SmartControl – Environmental monitoring software that seamlessly captures images of every sample to ensure data integrity with zero capital expenditure.

2)     SwiftDetect - A rapid test that can detect the presence or absence of a single cell in a large volume in under six hours, using hybrid PCR technology.

What they’re looking for

They are now looking for someone to join their team to help them provide exceptional customer support. The purpose of the role is to delight customers by leading the support in adopting and using SmartControl and SwiftDetect, but as part of working for a start-up the position will be varied and is likely to evolve as they grow. The role is suited to someone who wants to interact with customers directly and has a technical background with a good understanding of pharmaceutical regulations.

What you’ll do

The customer support and onboarding executive will form a critical bridge between customers and the business. You will represent the company to the public and will liaise with both the Sales Team and Director of the company. Your role will report directly to the Head of Operations.

  • Lead the onboarding of new customers through training and supporting them in validating SmartControl and SwiftDetect for their facilities
  • Lead the support of existing customers in using SmartControl through being a point of contact for technical and non-technical queries
  • Lead the drafting of onboarding documentation
  • Take an active role in understanding customer, industry, and regulatory trends to identify new features for development
  • Support in developing all company products and pro-actively contribute ideas for future product development
  • Champion the adherence to the principles of GxP (GMP, GLP, GAMP etc) at all times, and stay up-to-date with regulatory requirements and trends.
  • Occasionally travel to customer sites to support them face to face, as required.

What they’re looking for

  • BSc in a STEM subject
  • Experience working within a GMP environment
  • Excellent oral, interpersonal and written communications skills with exceptional attention to detail and ability to disseminate training in challenging and pressurised environments
  • Ability to write clear documentation understandable to end users
  • Ability to quickly build rapport
  • Individual with initiative, innovative creativity and tenacity to achieve objectives and overcome obstacles

Even better if you have…

  • Experience working in validation to comply with GxP or CFR requirements, particularly computer systems validation
  • Experience of championing change in large teams

What you’ll get

  • Salary range £25,000 to £28 000 per annum
  • 21 days holiday + 8 days bank holiday (increasing with service)
  • Generous company pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Company bonus scheme (dependent on profit goals)
  • Free breakfast and outdoor gym

Our clinet is based in a new science park development in Corsham in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, with easy commutes from Bath, Bristol and Chippenham.

Come and join them in revolutionising microbiology.

Please apply with your CV and a cover letter.

Closing date for applications is – Sunday 6th January 2019.  Interviews will take place week commencing 21st January 2019.  You will be contacted by Tuesday 8th January 2019 if you have been shortlisted for an interview.

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