Job Vacancies

Ossila Limited is undergoing rapid growth and is often recruiting. We are based on the North Campus at the University of Sheffield which gives us the best of both worlds - industry and academia.

Company information

Founded in Sheffield in 2009, Ossila Limited is a fast-growing SME that provides a catalogue of specialised materials and equipment to researchers around the world. Approximately 75% of our sales are exported to >600 institutions in >50 countries and we have many of the world's leading research institutions as customers.

We are looking to expand rapidly in the next few years and as such are searching for enthusiastic people to help us grow and believe that in return Ossila offers the opportunity to join an exciting enterprise and experience life in a high-growth high-tech environment.

We aim to provide technically challenging projects at the same time as exposure to aspects of commercial activities. Previous student projects have also lead to entirely new business units and permanent positions.

 

Current Vacancies

Thank you for your interest. At present we have the below job vacancies available.

Please note that unfortunately we are not able to sponsor work permits and so applicants must therefore be either an EU national or hold a current UK work permit.

 

Scientific Communications and PR Assistant

Company:         Ossila Limited

Location:           North Campus, University of Sheffield

Salary:               £8 per hour

Starting Date:  As soon as possible.

Hours:               Up to 16 hours per week, part time
                           (flexible to fit around studies or other commitments)

Salary:               £8 per hour

Job Overview

Ossila Limited is a high-tech, R&D-focused company that communicates with customers primarily through online and digital means. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who wants to develop their skills in a real company and gain experience promoting new products, events and activities. This will include writing and copy editing news stories, disseminating them via the website, newsletters, social media and press releases and analysing the impact of communications activity.

In a typical scenario, the successful applicant might be asked to take a new scientific publication or product and discuss with the team members that created it what the core messages should be before writing a brief news article for the website or email newsletter. They will then be responsible for distributing the copy over these and other channels and managing the appropriate accounts (social media etc).

Person Requirements

Ossila is a small and friendly company and we are looking for someone who can work effectively as part of a team in a busy office but also work under their own initiative on a disciplined schedule and take responsibility to solve problems when required. 

 

Key duties

Essential Requirements

Provide news stories for website, email and social media Enthusiasm and a desire to help develop and push communications strategy
Copy edit technical documents Excellent writing style with an ability to tailor to the channel and audience
Create and distribute press releases Attention to detail and strong copyedit ability
Use web analytics to improve on communications and strategy to increase website traffic Ability to distil a complex topic down to the core message
Good interpersonal  and organisational skills
Ability to self organise and work effectively in a busy environment 

 

Graphic Design Assistant

Company:         Ossila Limited

Location:           North Campus, University of Sheffield

Salary:               £8 per hour

Starting Date:  As soon as possible.

Hours:               Up to 16 hours per week, part time
                           (flexible to fit around studies or other commitments)

Job Overview

As the company grows and our marketing efforts increase, we need someone who can assist with the design and production of high-quality images, graphics, videos and marketing materials. Currently these activities are undertaken by other members of staff or are outsourced. However, we now require someone in-house with the relevant skill set who can deliver these items in an efficient and timely manner, enabling the rest of the staff to spend time producing the scientific content.

The ability to produce these items is all part of the larger job of creating professional looking content for the website and for print, including online tutorials, catalogues and direct mail materials. Also, we require up-to-date promotional materials (banner stands, brochures) for the conference we attend throughout the year. The role will involve a full spectrum of activities, and will require being able to work on a number of projects at the same time.

General duties will include:

  • Producing high-quality graphics and logos for the website and general branding material
  • Design and sourcing of promotional branded materials (t-shirts, usb pens etc.)
  • Taking professional quality photos of products for use on website and marketing material
  • Picture manipulation for use in a different formats
  • Design and formatting of marketing materials for general distribution
  • Producing videos and swiftly editing them for online guides and tutorials

Personal Requirements

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexible approach for working on a mix of projects and dealing with a variety of people
  • Skilled with the Adobe Creative Suite of software or similar programs
  • Ability to take high-quality photos of technical equipment and fine details of small devices
  • Experience with video editing software
  • HTML and CSS experience

To apply for this role please send your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@ossila.com

Or for further information please email m.reinhardt@ossila.com