Careers

Porton Biopharma has approximately 300 staff in a wide range of roles from those working in our pharmaceutical manufacturing plants, through to our quality and scientific development groups.  All focused on developing & manufacturing life-saving products that make a real difference to patients’ lives.

We are always looking for people, ranging from those with a general interest in science & technology, to ones with higher qualifications and/or experience.

This currently includes various vacancies for pharmaceutical production staff and supervisors to support our continued growth.  So if you are a motivated person who is interested in working in a high-tech environment as part of a dynamic team, then there could be a role for you.

 

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WE OFFER…

A friendly environment working alongside committed teams of people, who will be happy to share their knowledge and experience to allow you to develop your potential, with benefits that include:

  • a competitive salary
  • the necessary training
  • a pension scheme
  • 30 days annual leave
  • a canteen, gym and an active sports & social club
  • free on-site parking

With ongoing investment into the company and plans to increase our workforce, we are committed to being a leading life-science company that really makes a difference to patients’ lives.

To see the sort of  people that we ‘re looking for, the  Staff Profiles page has short interviews with current staff giving an overview of just some of our roles.

CURRENT VACANCIES…

PBL only accept CV’s from Recruitment Agencies with whom we have agreed Terms & Conditions.

A list of our current vacancies shown below.

To apply for a specific vacancy applicants should  send a covering letter quoting the Job Reference Number, a copy of their CV, together with a supporting statement referring to both the Job Description and Person Specification.

However, we also welcome applications from people with transferable skills that are looking for that next challenge and to develop their career.  To be considered for up-and-coming roles please send a covering letter indicating why you want to join PBL and in which area your career aspirations lie (Engineering  / Production  / Quality etc.),  along with a CV detailing your skills and experience which we can keep on file for when a suitable position becomes available.

All applications should be sent to recruitment@portonbiopharma.com and you will be contacted either shortly after the closing date, or when we have suitable positions.

WORK EXPERIENCE

As a business, we recognise the value that offering work-experience placements can bring and typically offer up to 4  one-week placements each year, usually in June.   All applicants must be over 16 years of age at the time of the placement, and will be chosen following a selection process.

If you are interested in applying, then send an email and covering letter stating your interest and giving reasons why we should choose you to business@portonbiopharma.com  Applications must be received by the end of November in order to be considered for the following summer’s places.

 

PBL 423 Pharm Stores Assistant

Salary: Circa £17,572 gross per annum

Closing Date: 12th October 2018

Reference Number: PBL 423

We are looking for…

An individual with good team working skills, a flexible approach in the workplace with a background in working in a stores/warehouse environment, and possibly either pharmaceutical manufacturing or food industry experience.

Awareness of good customer service skills would be an advantage, together with good communication skills and experience of record keeping and recording.

The post holder will…

Applicants should have at a minimum GCSE Maths, English and Science or equivalent and proven experience of working within a team.

For further information or an informal discussion about the post, please contact:

mark.riches@portonbiopharma.com

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria.

Porton Biopharma Ltd promotes diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunities employer

To download the job description please click here

PBL 374 Project Manager

Salary: Circa £42,230 negotiable depending upon experience

Closing Date: 28th September 2018

Reference Number: PBL 374

We are looking for…

A life science graduate with extensive project and line management experience in regulated manufacturing. They will have completed complex projects from initiation to post project review including budgetary control and have experience of line managing an operational team in a manufacturing organisation. The ideal candidate will have experience in a GMP environment and an appreciation of business drivers and product management. Ideally the candidate will have pharmaceutical product development knowledge and experience.

The post holder will…

Be the focal point for all project communication, ensuring project sponsors, stakeholders and team members kept appropriately informed.

Establish, in conjunction with line management, operational project teams. To provide leadership, manage relationships and motivate the teams throughout the project life cycle

Establish and set budgets for operational projects as part of the annual budgeting process and as appropriate.

Develop and maintain detailed plans to assure efficient delivery of complex projects.

Ensure project risk register is in place and develop contingency plans as appropriate

Support Business Development in developing the customer relationship pre-contract and then post contract signature act as the primary customer interface

Manage contract organisations to ensure product quality and high service level.

Act as project champion and by working effectively with colleagues to maximise commercial benefits of assigned product to PBL.

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria.

Porton Biopharma Ltd promotes diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunities employer

To download the job description please click here

PBL 420 QA Training Assistant -12 Month FTC

Salary: Circa £17,572.00 gross per annum

Closing Date: 20th September 2018

Reference Number: PBL 420

We are looking for…

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, well organised and have a minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent grade A – C including English and a scientific subject. Experience in an administrative environment using computerised data systems is essential. Experience with Microsoft office programmes is also key. The successful candidate will have experience in scheduling activities and well developed communication skills.

The post holder will…

Have demonstrated the ability to

  • communicate well with customers
  • organise and plan

For further information or an informal discussion about the post, please contact:

Nick Batty (QA Training Manager)

nick.batty@portonbiopharma.com

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria.

Porton Biopharma Ltd promotes diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunities employer

To download the job description please click here

PBL 419 QC Senior Technologist

Salary: Circa £22,660 gross per annum

Closing Date: 21st September 2018

Reference Number: PBL 419

We are looking for…

An applicant who has excellent communication and computer skills in addition to a high level of understanding of pharmaceutical microbiology and cleanroom environmental monitoring. Key skills are:

  • A high level of understanding of GMP and quality systems
  • Able to work with minimal supervision and to strict deadlines.
    • To supervise and organise the workload, on a day to day basis, of the Bacteriology Technical Services Unit.
    • Strong understanding of QC microbiological assays and QC laboratory systems
    • Confident to train junior staff in processes and procedures.

For further information or an informal discussion about the post, please contact:

Alex MacCormac, Pharmaceutical Microbiologist

Email: alex.maccormac@portonbiopharma.com

Georgina Knight, Bacteriology Technical Services Manager

Email: Georgina.knight@portonbiopharma.com

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria.

Porton Biopharma Ltd promotes diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunities employer

To download the job description please click here

PBL 417 Facility Maintenance Technician

Salary: Circa £22,660 gross per annum

Closing Date: 21st September 2018

Reference Number: PBL 417

Working within the GMP Engineering team you will undertake all aspects of facilities maintenance both planned and ad-hoc tasks. Tasks to be undertaken will be varied from small plumbing works, general building maintenance, painting and decorating, management of contractors when on site and conducting daily water sampling and routine checks.

With support you will be Ensuring the site is maintained at all times across the production hall, offices, and outside areas. You will become a valued member of the GMP engineering team and assist during maintenance activities as required.

For further information or an informal discussion about the post, please contact:

Nathan Buck Tel: 01980 619674    Email: Nathan.buck@portonbiopharma.com

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria.

Porton Biopharma Ltd promotes diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunities employer

To download the job description please click here

PBL 416 Mechanical Maintenance Technician

Salary: Circa £22,660 gross per annum

Closing Date: 21st September 2018

Reference Number: PBL 416

We are looking for…

Someone who has experience of engineering maintenance ideally within the Pharmaceutical Industry and has experienced working within a regulated environment.

The post holder will…

Be working as part of an Engineering team undertaking all aspects of electrical and mechanical maintenance both planned and reactive on process eqpt, plant and clean steam, purified water and effluent systems. Tasks to be undertaken will be varied from full annual servicing to routine daily checks of PBL equipment and utilities. You will also be working as part of a multi skilled team to troubleshoot breakdowns.

With support you will be ensuring all PBL equipment and utilities are maintained at all times. You will become a valued member of the PBL engineering team working to minimise disruption to manufacturing activities.

For further information or an informal discussion about the post, please contact:

Nathan Buck 01980 612994 or email Nathan.Buck@portonbiopharma.com

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria.

Porton Biopharma Ltd promotes diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunities employer

To download the job description please click here

PBL 415 Electrical Maintenance Technician

Salary: Circa £22,660 gross per annum

Closing Date: 21st September 2018

Reference Number: PBL 415

We are looking for…

Someone who has experience of engineering maintenance ideally within the Pharmaceutical Industry and has experienced working within a regulated environment.

The post holder will…

Be working as part of an Engineering team undertaking all aspects of electrical and mechanical maintenance both planned and reactive on process eqpt, plant and clean steam, purified water and effluent systems. Tasks to be undertaken will be varied from full annual servicing to routine daily checks of PBL equipment and utilities. You will also be working as part of a multi skilled team to troubleshoot breakdowns.

With support you will be ensuring all PBL equipment and utilities are maintained at all times. You will become a valued member of the PBL engineering team working to minimise disruption to manufacturing activities.

For further information or an informal discussion about the post, please contact:

Nathan Buck Tel: 01980 612994 or email: Nathan.Buck@portonbiopharma.com

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria.

Porton Biopharma Ltd promotes diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunities employer

To download the job description please click here

PBL 411 Aseptic Processing Specialist

Salary: Circa £29,355 gross per annum

Closing Date: 28th September 2018

Reference Number: PBL411

We are looking for…

An individual with a minimum of 5 years’ experience within Biopharma / Pharma aseptic environments and an exceptional in depth understanding of aseptic processing and techniques.

The post holder will…

Have experience of working within classified clean rooms and be able to demonstrate best in class techniques and behaviors. The individual will have a knowledge of clean room design, process flows, HVAC systems, clean room cleaning, gowning and environmental monitoring.

The individual should be able to facilitate training and ensure high standard consistent aseptic behaviours are applied at all times. The individual should also be able to lead investigations, generate reports, interpret data and proactively seek continuous improvements to PBLs aseptic processes.

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria.

Porton Biopharma Ltd promotes diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunities employer

To download the job description please click here

Flexible Working opportunities

Salary: dependant

Reference Number: PBL flexi

We are offering part-time opportunities to people who can contribute to the manufacturing of our life-saving products by providing general cleaning and support activities in our pharmaceutical production facilities, on a part-time basis.

We are looking to put together a team  and are considering what we can offer as an employer, so if you would like to contribute to our success and believe that you could play your part then we would like to hear from you.  Please send us a covering letter providing details of your typical availability and g quoting refrence PBL flexi.

PBL 223 Production Technician

Salary: Circa £17,572

Reference Number: PBL223

We are looking for...

Applicants should have GCSE in Maths, English and Science. In addition, candidates should be educated to a minimum of NVQ level 2 in a relevant subject or have significant equivalent proven experience. They should have an interest in working within a manufacturing environment and with the Quality systems associated with cGMP manufacture. Candidates should be able to communicate clearly, possessing good writing and data entry skills. Lastly applicants should have a flexible approach to work, be able to work effectively as part of a team, and be proactive and able to work on their own initiative when required.


The post holder will...

Assist with the varied support tasks that are performed within the FPP process hall. These tasks include environmental monitoring, water sampling, calibration checks, cleaning, laundry processing and dispatch, and ordering and maintaining supplies of consumables. Accurate completion of Quality documents will be required. Driving will also be required to ensure compliant delivery of production samples to the PBL main site. Lastly the post holder will require good communication skills to interact concisely with management, peers and junior members of staff.

He/she will support the Team Leader to meet team targets by ensuring manufacturing operations are performed in a timely and compliant manner to cGMP requirements

Successful applicants must either hold, or be capable of obtaining a UK government security clearance at SC level. To obtain clearance at this level you must have been resident in the UK for the last five years, and not have lived abroad for more than six months out of the last twelve.

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria.

Porton Biopharma Ltd promotes diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunities employer

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