Aurox career opportunities.

Aurox has an ongoing interest in hearing from individuals with experience in the fields of research and development of optical confocal microscopy devices and techniques.

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Current vacancies at Aurox:

Location: Oxford UK

The Application Scientist role will be responsible for conducting demonstrations of Aurox confocal microscopy instruments at our demo facilities in Oxford and globally. In addition, the role will be responsible for training our users Worldwide on the operation of their instruments.

The role involves the production of high quality scientific reports following customer demonstrations and the communication of Aurox’s messages to other scientists through presentations at conferences and user meetings.

The advertised role will be based at the Aurox headquarters in Oxford, UK, although the successful applicant will be required to travel internationally up to 50% of the time.

Your knowledge of the current market situation for confocal microscopy equipment will be beneficial in helping to understand how to engage customers.

Main Duties:

  • Working with the sales team to conduct customer instrument demonstrations
  • Production of customer demonstration reports
  • User training on software and hardware
  • Maintaining demonstration instruments
  • Responding to customer technical and product questions
  • Attendance and presentation at conferences, user meetings and customer demonstrations Worldwide
  • Providing feedback to the software and R&D team
  • Assisting with marketing activities
  • Managing to completion smaller individual projects

Experience and Skills:

You will have good knowledge of using confocal microscopy for live cell imaging as a research tool and be able to engage customers in a positive and enthusiastic manner. Attention to detail is critical for accurate reporting of scientific facts.


  • Ph.D. in a relevant scientific field
  • Experience of operating confocal microscopy instruments
  • Skilled in data processing and live cell image analysis
  • Excellent people skills
  • Accuracy in delivering reports
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time
  • Proven experience of presenting to a scientific audience


  • Good knowledge of the confocal microscopy market
  • Experience of live cell imaging
  • Experience of maintaining confocal microscopy instruments

Location: Oxford UK

The candidate will primarily be responsible for designing and building software to power the confocal instruments built by Aurox. In practice this will mean work on both R&D and production systems. The role will also involve communicating directly with business partners and clients to understand their requirements and assisting in product demonstrations and trade shows.

The company will provide a competitive salary. As a dynamic spin-off company Aurox will present opportunities for quick professional progression for a suitably motivated person.

Principal duties:

  • Supporting the Aurox Visionary software, providing feature updates and bugfixes.
  • Writing new application software for next-generation devices.
  • Implementing new features in device firmware, and writing new firmware as part of the research process.
  • Writing tools for production

Essential skills:

  • Experience in C/C++ and Qt
  • Familiarity with Linux/Windows/OSX
  • Experience with GPU processing (CUDA, OpenCL)
  • Knowledge of embedded systems programming
  • Experience with image processing


  • PhD in a scientific field
  • Experience with optics or microscopy.
  • Familiarity with PIC/PIC32 chipset
  • Some knowledge of Java/Python/Javascript

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK.