Project Manager

SPARTA Biodiscovery is a service and instruments business, centred around the SPARTA® – Single Particle Automated Raman Trapping Analysis – technology, with a mission to enable nanoformulations for the next generation of therapeutics. SPARTA® is set to transform the analytical space for nanoformulation R&D and quality control for ultimate patient benefit through quicker access to safer technologies for disease treatments and vaccinations.

SPARTA Biodiscovery is an Imperial College spin-out company based at Scale Space in White City, London, a vibrant and growing life science cluster with a modern office and brand-new laboratory space. SPARTA Biodiscovery invites you to become part of a vibrant and professional workplace with the chance of bringing ideas to life and science to market for the benefit of both society and human welfare. More information can be found here.

Our mission  

SPARTA Biodiscovery was established with the mission of providing a cutting-edge solution for high-throughput single-particle characterisation of novel nanoformulations to expedite their development and optimisation, as well as manufacturing and quality control. Our unique patented SPARTA® platform measures biomolecular signatures for single particles in nanoformulations to provide information on their composition, therapeutic loading and functionalisation with minimal sample preparation and particle modification.

We are passionate about solving challenges in global health through enabling rapid development of novel therapeutic nanoformulations for previously undruggable targets. We are building a team of people who share our passion for solving this problem through close collaboration and innovative thinking. We seek individuals who are driven to rapidly translate science into products and services, capable of transforming the nanoformulation analytical space, in a creative, supportive, and collaborative environment.

The role

We are seeking a highly motivated and driven Project Manager to join our team. In this role, under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, your key responsibilities will be around operational support and management of resources and priorities of the different project streams within our business, from product development to service and commercialization.

You will work in a small, dedicated team to support successful productization and market placement of the SPARTA® technology and promote sustainable growth of an instrument and services business. We are looking for someone with a keen eye for project risk management, experience with time and cost budgeting and able to identify and propose improvements to workflows to ensure project success. You will also need to be able to efficiently and effectively communicate within a multidisciplinary collaborative team. If you are a self-starter with a drive to support a growing life science business, we would love to speak to you!

Key selection criteria:

  • Degree qualified.
  • Industry experience in the life science sector.
  • Proven track record of successful project management to deliver projects in time and on budget.
  • Knowledge of and experience with project management methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile.
  • Experience with procurement and supplier management.
  • Excellent focus and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Excellent notetaking and record keeping skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent reporting skills including proficiency with MS Office and similar packages.

Additional desirable skills

  • BSc in Science or Engineering or similar.
  • Industry experience in a life science product sector concerning instrumentation, service, consumables, formulations, or analytics. 
  • Knowledge and experience with a commercial laboratory environment
  • Knowledge of and experience with regulatory requirements for products such as UKCA, CE and UL marking
  • Experience with Health and Safety management and record keeping.
  • PMP / PRINCE II certification

Benefits at SPARTA Biodiscovery include:

  • Good base salary package commensurate with level of experience
  • Evolving benefits package as the company grows
  • Becoming part of a diverse dedicated team focused on growing a great company based on innovative technologies that can have direct real-world impact
  • Access to the exciting start-up community of innovators and entrepreneurs in London’s White City Innovation District and Scale Space

Further information

Helen Reynolds, Founder of Vita Research Associates, is our dedicated independent Talent Acquisition Consultant and all initial discussions and correspondence remain completely confidential until you decide to progress to the next stage of the process and give Helen your permission to share your details with SPARTA Biodiscovery.

For further information or if you have any queries or concerns about the role or the process, please address them to Helen directly on 07780 968489 or

SPARTA Biodiscovery is an equal-opportunity employer promoting diversity and inclusion in the workspace. We know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin or marital status.

Legal authorization to work in the United Kingdom is required. In compliance with UK law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United Kingdom and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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