Careers

Porton Biopharma has approximately 280 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…

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.

 

QA Document Controller & Deputy GxP Archivist Ref: PBL313

Salary: £18,000

Closing Date: 20th October 2017

Reference Number: PBL313

We are looking for an applicant who has excellent communication skills in addition to good customer focus with a drive and determination to succeed in maintaining the current exceptional service levels. Using strong organisational and data entry skills the successful applicant will work within a small team to maintain a critical aspect of the site’s Quality Management System (Document Control).

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.

To download the job description please click here

Production Technician - Seed Unit Ref: PBL312

Salary: Circa £17,000

Closing Date: 24th October 2017

Reference Number: PBL312

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.

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.

To download the job description please click here

Analytical Analyst Ref: PBL307

Salary: £22,000

Closing Date: 18th October 2017

Reference Number: PBL307

We are looking for someone with Education to at least degree level in a relevant subject is essential as are a basic understanding of protein chemistry and knowledge of analytical tests performed on proteins. The post holder must have laboratory experience, preferably direct experience of working in an analytical laboratory outside the academic setting, where he or she will have been operating uv/vis spectrophotometers and/or microplate readers or performing gel electrophoresis techniques. Experience of using Empower software for HPLC/UPLC or of working to the requirements of a quality system such as ISO9002 or GMP would be an advantage. Applicants must possess problem solving skills and demonstrate attention to detail and an enthusiasm for analytical work. Good written and verbal communication skills and proficiency in MS Office and other relevant software are also required

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.

 

To download the job description please click here

Office Administrator Ref: PBL308

Salary: Circa £18,000

Closing Date: 20th October 2017

Reference Number: PBL308

We are looking for a confident, articulate administrator to join a small team of administration staff and support various business functions at Porton Biopharma Ltd.

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.

 

To download the job description please click here

Senior QC Technologist Ref: PBL309

Salary: Circa £27,000

Closing Date: 27th October 2017

Reference Number: PBL309

We are looking for someone to undertake chemical and biochemical analyses to support the manufacture of Porton
Biopharma’s licensed pharmaceutical products; as required by EU Directive 91/356/EEC for
GMP compliance. To supervise and schedule work for QC Technologists. To write quality
documentation relating to raw materials, water and product testing. To ensure that work
performed within the laboratories is carried out in compliance with corporate statutory health
and safety requirements.

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

 

To download the job description please click here

Control & Instrumentation Engineer Ref: PBL310

Salary: Circa £34,000

Closing Date: 22nd October 2017

Reference Number: PBL310

We are looking for an applicant who combines knowledge of specialist Engineering Automation and Data Acquisition systems (including SCADA, PLC, and relay based control) with excellent written, verbal, technical and personal communication skills.
An applicant a good appreciation of quality systems and legislative requirements associated with the provision of engineering within a GMP environment

 

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QC Technologist (Monitoring & Training) Ref: PBL301

Salary: Circa £18,000

Closing Date: 20th October 2017

Reference Number: PBL301

We are looking for someone with experience of working in cleanrooms, performing environmental monitoring and training of other members of staff to join the Environmental Monitoring Team within QC Biological Services. Applicants must have a flexible approach to working and be able to comply with SAPO regulations.

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.

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Aseptic Process Support Engineer Ref: PBL

Salary: Negotiable

Closing Date: 11th October 2017

Reference Number: PBL306

We are looking for an applicant with experience of processes, facilities, utilities and equipment used in the aseptic manufacture of pharmaceutical products, especially vial filling machines and freeze drying. The individual will hold a degree (or equivalent) within a suitable engineering discipline (such as chemical, mechanical or control and automation engineering) degree alongside demonstrable practical skills acquired through hands on experience e.g. during equipment commissioning, validation or operations.

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.

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Instrumentation Manager Ref: PBL305

Salary: Circa £40,000

Closing Date: 20th October 2017

Reference Number: PBL305

We are looking for someone to be responsible for the management and coordination of all Calibration and Instrumentation activities for the three production units within the PBL envelope. You will provide management and commercial support to the Maintenance manager and liaise with production support groups and external contractors to ensure compliance is maintained.
Excellent written, verbal, technical and personal communication skills are necessary, as this role will be required to communicate to audiences from a wide range of disciplines. Experience of Microsoft Project and computerised maintenance management systems such as Maximo is desirable.

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.

 

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Senior Production Technician Ref: PBL298

Salary: £18,000

Reference Number: PBL298

Two positions available

We are looking for applicants that have 2 A Levels or equivalent or prior experience in a relevant industry. 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.

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.

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.

Production Technician Ref: PBL223

Salary: Circa £17,000

Reference Number: PBL223

We are looking for applicants that 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.

 

To download the job description please click here