CareersJoin the Depixus® team

Depixus® is operating in one of the most dynamic and exciting areas of bioscience today. We are seeking highly talented individuals to join our teams based in both Paris, France and Cambridge, UK.

Technical excellence is very important but you will also need to be innovative, enterprising, and enjoy working within a close-knit team. The development of our technology requires scientists and engineers from a wide range of disciplines.

We accept resumes at all times; if you think you could help us then we would love to hear from you! For more information please contact: jobs@depixus.com. Positions that are currently open are listed below.

Current Vacancies in Paris (FR)

Depixus is a young and dynamic biotechnology company based in both Paris, France and Cambridge, UK. We are commercializing a highly innovative technology platform for genetic and epigenetic analysis. The potential of this exciting technology has been recognized through the award of numerous grants and prizes for innovation at both national and international levels. You can read more about Depixus on our website (www.depixus.com).

Depixus currently has an open position for a full-time financial controller based in our Paris offices. We are seeking an exceptional individual who would enjoy working within a fast-growing, early-stage biotechnology company, helping to shape how the company is managed financially.

You would have significant levels of responsibility for upgrading the company’s financial controls and processes for both our French and UK sites. You would report directly to the President (CEO). You would have two primary sets of responsibilities:

  1.  Financial planning:
  • Review and improvement of current financial processes and procedures
  • Preparation of annual budgets
  • Preparation of materials for equity financings (most immediately the company’s Series A round)
  • Preparation of project and grant budgets
  • Assistance with the optimisation and declaration of R&D tax credit claims
  1. Financial administration – reporting and accounting:
  • Maintenance and reporting of monthly cost accounts
  • Tracking, reporting, and validation of expenditures, reconciled against budgets
  • Management of grant-related financial reporting
  • Monitoring, management, and optimization of working capital and cash flow
  • Closure of annual accounts
  • Assistance with preparation of financial materials for board meetings
  • Management of the company’s annual statutory audit process
  • Interfacing with financial partners (banks, accountancy partners, lawyers, tax authorities, etc.)
  • Establishing procedures to ensure compliance with financial, accounting, and audit rules
  • Maintenance of paperwork associated with the company’s share incentive scheme

 

Required Qualifications, Experience, and Qualities

  • Education:
    • Bac +5 minuimum
    • Bachelors- or Masters-level degree from an ‘Ecole de Commerce’ or university equivalent, with a specialisation in finance and/or accounting
  • Work experience:
    • A total of at least 5-6 years in the finance sector
      • 3+ years in a ‘cabinet’ (accountancy or audit firm)
      • 2+ years within an SME finance team, working on similar topics to those described above
    • Practical experience of the procedures involved in:
      • Financial tracking and reporting – including use of appropriate software tools (esp. Excel and Sage)
      • Financial audit
    • Up-to-date with French accounting/tax rules relevant to company with the size/nature of Depixus
    • Autonomous, pro-active, and with high levels of attention to detail
    • Strong inter-personal skills
    • Keen to take on responsibility and work in a fast-paced environment
    • You should be fluent in both French and English, and equally comfortable working in both languages

 

Desirable Qualifications & Experience

  • Financial procedures involved in raising equity finance
  • Management of share-based incentive schemes
  • Previous experience working in high-tech/biotech, venture-capital backed companies
  • Previous experience working in a finance-related role in the UK

 

Location

  • The job will be based primarily at Depixus’ offices in Paris, France, with the possibility of occasional travel to the company’s offices/labs in Cambridge U.K.

 

Contract type

  • CDI

 

  • Application procedure
    • Please send your current C.V. and cover letter via email to Depixus’ President (CEO), Gordon Hamilton at: gordon.hamilton@depixus.com 

Depixus est une société jeune et dynamique en biotechnologie basée à Paris, en France et à Cambridge, au Royaume-Uni. Notre objectif est de commercialiser une plateforme technologique hautement innovante pour l’extraction rapide, précise et peu coûteuse d’informations génétiques et épigénétiques à partir de molécules uniques d’ADN et d’ARN. Développée au département de physique de l’École Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Paris, le potentiel de cette technologie passionnante a été reconnu par l’attribution de nombreuses bourses et prix d’innovation au niveau national et international. Vous pouvez en savoir plus sur notre site web (www.depixus.com).

 

Depixus est à la recherche actuellement un contrôleur financier à plein temps qui sera basé dans nos bureaux parisiens. Nous sommes à la recherche d’une personne qui aimerait travailler au sein d’une jeune entreprise en biotechnologie en pleine croissance et participer activement à la structure et à la gestion financière de l’entreprise.

 

Vous serez responsable, à un très haut niveau, de l’amélioration de la gestion et des processus financiers de l’entreprise, tant pour notre site français que pour notre site britannique. Vous relèverez directement du président (CEO). Vous serez responsables de deux axes principaux :

  1. Planification financière
  • Evaluation et amélioration des procédures et des processus financiers actuels
  • Préparation des budgets annuels
  • Préparation de la documentation du financement par actions (notamment des séries A)
  • Préparation des budgets des projets et des subventions
  • Assistance pour l’optimisation et la déclaration des demandes de crédit d’impôt recherche
  1. Administration financière – rapports et comptabilité
  • Tenue des comptes et reporting mensuel
  • Suivi, reporting et validation des dépenses, rapprochement avec les budgets
  • Gestion des données financières relatives aux subventions
  • Suivi, gestion et optimisation du fonds de roulement et de la trésorerie
  • Clôture des comptes annuels
  • Aide à la préparation des documents financiers pour les réunions du conseil d’administration
  • Gestion du processus annuel de l’audit
  • Échange avec les différents partenaires financiers (banques, comptables, avocats, autorités fiscales, etc.)
  • Établissement des procédures pour assurer le respect des règles financières, comptables et d’audit
  • Tenue de la documentation liée au plan d’actionnariat de la société

 

Qualifications, expérience et qualités requises

  • Formation:
    • Bac +5 minimum
    • Licence ou Master d’une Ecole de Commerce ou équivalent universitaire, avec une spécialisation en finance ou comptabilité.
  • Expérience professionnelle :
    • Un total d’au moins 5-6 ans dans le secteur financier, notamment :
      • 3 ans d’expérience ou plus en cabinet (cabinet d’expertise comptable ou d’audit)
      • 2 ans d’expérience ou plus en PME, au sein d’équipes financières travaillant sur des sujets similaires à ceux décrits ci-dessus
    • Expérience pratique des tâches suivantes :
      • Suivi et rapports financiers – y compris l’utilisation d’outils logiciels appropriés (en particulier Excel, Sage et Ibiza)
      • Audit financier
    • Mise à jour des règles comptables et fiscales françaises pertinentes pour l’entreprise avec la taille/nature de Depixus
    • Autonomie, proactivité et grand soin du détail
    • Fortes compétences interpersonnelles
    • Désir d’assumer des responsabilités et de travailler dans un environnement au rythme soutenu
    • Maîtrise courante du français et de l’anglais et aisance à travailler dans les deux langues

 

Autres qualifications et expérience

  • Procédures financières liées à la levée de fonds propres
  • Gestion des plans d’intéressement à base d’actions
  • Expérience de travail dans des entreprises de haute technologie/biotechnologie, financées par du capital de risque
  • Expérience antérieure dans un poste lié aux finances au Royaume-Uni

 

Lieu

  • Le poste sera basé principalement dans les bureaux de Depixus à Paris, France, avec la possibilité de voyager occasionnellement dans les bureaux/laboratoires de l’entreprise à Cambridge, Royaume-Uni.

 

 

Type d’emploi

  • CDI

 

Candidature

  • Veuillez faire parvenir votre C.V. ainsi que votre lettre de motivation par courriel à Monsieur Gordon Hamilton à l’adresse suivante : gordon.hamilton@depixus.com

Depixus is a young and fast-growing biotechnology company based in both Paris, France and Cambridge, UK. Our aim is to commercialize a highly innovative technology platform for the fast, accurate, and inexpensive extraction of genetic and epigenetic information from single molecules of DNA and RNA. Originally developed in the Physics Department of École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris, the potential of this exciting technology has been recognized through the award of numerous grants and prizes for innovation at both national and international levels. You can read more about Depixus on our website (www.depixus.com).

Depixus currently has an open position for a full-time Mechanical Engineer to work on various projects related to the development of our technology platform. This is a rare opportunity to play an important role in the development of a cutting-edge technology, and as part of a dynamic early-stage company.

 

Job Description

We are seeking an exceptional individual who enjoys working in a highly collaborative and fast paced R&D environment to join our multidisciplinary team. The successful candidate will work with biologists, engineers, physicists, and software engineers, both within Depixus and as part of collaborations with academic and OEM partners. He/she will play an important role in the commercialization of our innovative new technology platform for the identification, sequencing, and epigenetic analysis of DNA and RNA.

The successful candidate will be part of Depixus’ fast-growing engineering team and will be based primarily in Paris, France. He/she will work in close collaboration with the other team members to produce a scientific-grade instrument, with high overall product performance and stability requirements. More specifically, he/she will:

  • develop the mechanical layout of the optical components of Depixus’ instrument systems
  • produce CADs of the complete instrument system and cartridge elements
  • prototype and industrialize key opto-mechanical sub-elements of the instrument
  • plan and perform instrument validation and verification testing

Close engagement with external partners will be important. Similarly, close collaboration with other Depixus teams will also be critical to ensure that the hardware platform is compatible with other requirements of the technology (e.g. biological sample preparation, surface chemistries, software, cartridge design, etc.).

Overall, this role would suit candidates with a solid background in the development of scientific instruments for biomedical applications (ideally genetic analysis).

 

Required Qualifications, Experience, and Qualities

 

  • Masters-level or PhD level qualification in the field of mechanical or opto-mechanic engineering
  • Excellent skills in CAD design tools (ideally SolidWorks)
  • Industry experience of the design and development of scientific instrumentation
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high-quality solutions to difficult challenges
  • Demonstrated willingness to take ownership of individual and team tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Both a team-player and able to work autonomously
  • Highly motivated and results-driven
  • A good command of spoken and written English

 

Desirable Qualifications & Experience

 

  • Previous experience in microscopy or complex optomechanical systems
  • Experience in genetic sequencing or other biotechnology instrument development is a big plus but not essential
  • Previous experience with flexure systems and/or microfluidic cartridge modules would be useful
  • Knowledge of high precision mechanical machining tools
  • Familiarity with thermal control of instruments

 

Responsibilities

 

  • The successful candidate will:
    • develop the mechanical layout of the optical components of Depixus’ instrument systems
    • produce CADs of the complete instrument system and cartridge elements
    • prototype and industrialize key opto-mechanical sub-elements of the instrument
    • plan and perform instrument validation and verification testing
  • Contribute to internal and external, informal and formal design reviews
  • Participate in group meetings, and presentation of work to group members
  • Support and advise on other engineering matters related to development of Depixus’ innovative instrument systems.

 

Location

 

  • The job will be based primarily in Depixus’ offices/labs in Paris, France, with the possibility of occasional travel to the company’s offices/labs in Cambridge U.K.

 

Application procedure

Please send a current C.V. and cover letter via email to Depixus’ Chief Technology Officer, Chas Andre, at: chas.andre@depixus.com

Current Vacancies in Cambridge (UK)

Depixus is a young and fast-growing biotechnology company based in both Paris, France and Cambridge, UK. Our aim is to commercialize a highly innovative technology platform for the fast, accurate, and inexpensive extraction of genetic and epigenetic information from single molecules of DNA and RNA. Originally developed in the Physics Department of École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris, the potential of this exciting technology has been recognized through the award of numerous grants and prizes for innovation at both national and international levels. You can read more about Depixus on our website (www.depixus.com).

Depixus currently has an open position for a full-time Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to work on various projects related to the development of our technology platform. This is a rare opportunity to play an important role in the development of a cutting-edge technology, and as part of a dynamic early-stage company.

 

Job Description

We are seeking an exceptional individual who enjoys working in a highly collaborative and fast paced R&D environment to join our multidisciplinary team. The successful candidate will work with biologists, engineers, physicists and software engineers, both within Depixus and as part of collaborations with academic and OEM partners. They will play an important role in the commercialization of our innovative new technology platform for the identification, sequencing, and epigenetic analysis of DNA and RNA.

The successful candidate will be part of Depixus’ engineering team and will be based primarily in Harston, Cambridgeshire, UK. They will be working on several mechanical challenges in our current and future instrument platforms. They will take ownership of the whole mechanical system and its subsystems for our digital genetic analysis platform. These systems include DNA/RNA sample preparation and analysis of biological materials incorporating microfluidics, fluidic handling, biochemistry, thermal sensing and control, electronics, optics and mechanical functional modules. They will be a key contributor to the platform development from requirement gathering, concept generation, design prototyping, design implementation, fabrication, test and integration. They will develop test strategies, perform risk analysis, troubleshoot interdisciplinary electromechanical and fluidics systems, identify root cause and implement corrective actions during the product development.  They will engage in developing the instrument and guiding development process through to volume production under relevant regulatory safety standards and directories. Therefore, familiarity with CE marking, FDA approval process and QMS in medical device is beneficial.

More generally, the successful candidate will contribute to the overall development of the company’s technology platform. This will include the development and test of various mechanical and fluidics modules within the instrument platform. Close engagement with external partners, manufacturers and test houses will be important. Similarly, close collaboration with other Depixus teams will also be critical to ensure a seamless integration of all functional blocks.

Overall, this role would suit candidates that have a solid background in the mechanical and microfluidics engineering, especially in biomedical applications. Previous experience in the development of systems-on-chip for genetic analysis would be of great value.

 

Required Qualifications, Experience, and Qualities

  • BS/MS/PhD in mechanical engineering or biomedical engineering with a minimum of 10 years relevant industry experience
  • Experienced in at least three of the following areas: control systems, system integration, mass flow and thermodynamics, microfluidics systems, injection moulding and/or optical systems
  • Highly competent in generating mechanical design drawings using Solidworks or other similar mechanical design toolboxes
  • Proficient with performing finite element modelling for fluidics systems and thermodynamic systems
  • Experience with the design, fabrication and test of complex and low-cost microfluidic devices using biocompatible materials and injection moulding techniques, in both prototype quantities and full-scale manufacturing
  • Demonstrated experience with experimental design, failure analysis and root cause analysis
  • Demonstrated hands on engineering capability with proven track record of high quality designs that met product requirements on time and on budget
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Both a team-player and able to work autonomously
  • Highly motivated and results-driven

 

Desirable Qualifications & Experience

  • Experience with MEMS fabrication and nanofabrication
  • Experience with interfacing with biochemistry, surface chemistry and electronic engineering teams
  • Knowledge of software programming or electronic engineer design at system level
  • Knowledge and skills in process and product validation of a variety of equipment and processes used to build medical products, particularly ISO 13485 and FDA QSR experience preferred.
  • General familiarity with life sciences is advantageous but not required

 

Responsibilities

  • Supporting the development of Depixus’ innovative SIMDEQ digital instrument platform for combined genetic and epigenetic analysis.
  • Specifically:
    • Lead the mechanical design involved in the instrument platform development
    • Develop and refine the sample preparation process flow
    • Design, build, verify and validate the mechanical and microfluidics devices for the existing platform and platform under development
    • Collaborate with external partners in product design, fabrication and test
    • Engage in the system integration of the platform and its subsystems
  • Contribution to internal and external, informal and formal design reviews
  • Participation in group meetings, and presentation of work to group members

 

Location

  • The job will be based primarily in Depixus’ offices/labs in Harston, Cambridge, U.K. but will also involve frequent travel to the company’s offices/labs in Paris,

 

Application procedure

Please send a current C.V. and cover letter via email to Depixus’ Chief Technology Officer, Chas Andre, at: chas.andre@depixus.com