Office Manager

About the Company

Poro Technologies Ltd (Porotech), the Gallium Nitride (GaN) material technology developer and spin-out from the University of Cambridge, focuses on the development of high performance and energy efficient wide-bandgap compound GaN semiconductors by applying cutting-edge material technologies and solutions to unleash the full potential of GaN to revolutionise the electronics industry.

Porotech’s unique production process allows the controlled creation of a new class of nanostructured GaN semiconductor materials providing new opportunities for device engineering. We can control the process to vary the GaN nanostructures and hence engineer a wide range of material properties, such as optical, mechanical, thermal and electrical, and consequently offering an entirely new material platform for semiconductor devices to be built upon.

GaN is the silicon of the future, as it has many more interesting properties, including energy efficiency, than any other semiconductor materials. GaN-based LEDs can save 10% of entire world’s electricity consumption. GaN-based transistors can operate 100 times faster than those in silicon whilst consuming 10 times less power.

Porotech’s unique and world leading material technologies and device solutions will deliver multifunctional GaN semiconductor wafers with material properties and functionalities tailored and targeted to high impact final device applications. GaN has enormous potential in energy efficient lighting and power management, as well as lasers, quantum light sources, sensors, and energy generation, and our new material technologies will help make that potential a reality.

About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and professional Office Manager based out of our offices in Sawston. This is a rapidly expanding team with the opportunity to join at an early stage and help shape our organisation as it grows.

Experience & Skills:

  • A minimum of :
  • 3 years experience in an administrative role
  • knowledge of software packages
  • good interpersonal and time management skills.
  • Previous office-based, secretarial or customer-facing work experience is essential
    Experience working in a start-up environment would be advantageous

Key Skills:

  • Adaptable
  • Good communicator, enjoys negotiating and cares about relationship-building
  • Reliable and discrete: you will often learn of confidential matters
  • Great organisational skills
  • IT skills are a given
  • Loves problem solving
  • Not afraid to take the initiative
  • Ability to ‘make things happen’ and overcomes obstacles
  • An eye for detail
  • Thrives in a fast and sometimes unpredictable environment

In summary:

At Porotech, we would like you to enjoy the success of the company to emerge from the UK and lead the world’s III-nitride semiconductor development, which you will be helping to build and be part of. It is an ideal time to join with a business with unique technology and products that are already  being delivered and are going to change the market.

Competitive salary dependent on experience. The ideal candidate will benefit from a generous company share option program. If you are interested in helping us change the world, send your CV with a cover letter to We look forward to hearing from you.