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.

 

QA Compliance Officer - Audit PBL393

Salary: Circa £29,355.00 gross per annum

Closing Date: 16th August 2018

Reference Number: PBL393

 

We are looking for an applicant who has excellent communication skills and experience in performing internal and supplier audits.

The post holder will:

  • Work with minimal supervision and to strict deadlines.
  • Organise, plan and perform internal and external (supplier) audits and to follow up open audit reports, and conduct review of evidence in order to close out audit CAPAs and reports.
  • Ensure supplier questionnaires are satisfactorily completed by key manufacturers and suppliers in a timely fashion.
  • Liaise with suppliers to obtain relevant information for their approval to provide key materials and services to PBL (incl. processing BSE/TSE).
  • Approve GMP Monographs to ensure that suppliers are appropriately approved and BSE/TSE certificates are satisfactory.
  • Produce Quality Technical Agreements for the supply of goods and services from critical suppliers.
  • Initiate and progress Supplier Complaints to closure.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level (e.g. Biology, Microbiology, or a related subject) or a demonstrable equivalent level of experience of working at a similar level. Experience in a GMP regulated environment in a QA capacity is essential. Candidates must also have proven working experience in auditing to GMP.

A full driving license is desirable. The successful candidate must be able to frequently travel worldwide for supplier audits as 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.

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

 

If you are interested in applying for this role please contact Mr Alex Hapted alexander.hapted@portonbiopharma.com

 

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HR Administrator PBL 392

Salary: Circa £22,660 gross per annum

Closing Date: 27th June 2018

Reference Number: PBL 392

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual to support the PBL HR generic administration and recruitment processes. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating all PBL vacancies, processing paperwork, supporting recruiting managers, assisting with interview arrangements, liaising with payroll, administering HR-related documentation such a contracts of employment; personnel files and new starter and GDPR compliant documentation. The HR Administrator will provide basic advice to staff and managers on company policies and procedures and will also be instrumental in ensuring the continual improvement of the HR Team services.

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.

If you would like to apply for this role please email your CV and covering letter to HR@portonbiopharma.com

 

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QC Specialist Technologist PBL 391

Salary: Circa £34,982 gross per annum

Closing Date: 29th June 2018

Reference Number: PBL 391

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual to lead a team of QC Technologists testing pharmaceutical products with specialist microbiology assays at ACDP Containment Level 3. A track record of supervising laboratories at Containment Level 3 and under SAPO regulations is required. Experience of the assays used by Porton Biopharma would be an advantage.

A good working knowledge of GMP is required for this post and involvement in improving processes is expected. A flexible approach to working is essential to cover the demands of the group and solving of complex issues 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.

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

If you would like to apply for this role please email your CV and covering letter to recruitment@portonbiopharma.com

 

 

 

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QA Database Manager & QC Systems Administrator Ref: 390

Salary: Circa £34,000

Closing Date: 28th June 2018

Reference Number: PBL390

We are looking for: A motivated individual who with in-depth knowledge of the
administration of GMP QC electronic systems and who has extensive knowledge of
access. The successful candidate will be experienced in the validation of electronic
systems in the pharmaceutical industry and will be able capable of organising their
own workload to work to tight deadlines.

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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Small Capital Equipment Validation Manager Ref: PBL389

Salary: Circa £40,000

Closing Date: 31st July 2018

Reference Number: PBL389

We are looking for an individual with at least 5 years validation experience across a broad spectrum of Biopharma equipment having demonstrated abilities in cross function project management and team leadership. The post holder will be expected to deputise for the Equipment Validation manager and support the business during regulatory inspections. You will be required to assess resource requirements and manage direct reports, ensuring satisfactory coordination with stake-holders to guarantee timely delivery of systems into benefical use, delivering within budgetary limits, timelines and quality targets.

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 QC Technologist (Method Transfer) Ref: PBL388

Salary: Circa £27,000

Closing Date: 22nd June 2018

Reference Number: PBL388

2 x Fixed Term Contracts (18 months)

We are looking for a motivated individual who will take on this exciting opportunity to transfer and validate a number of analytical techniques into a GMP environment. The successful candidate will have experience/knowledge of transferring and validating analytical methods in the pharmaceutical industry to the relevant guidelines (ICH, MHRA, FDA). Demonstrable experience of working to tight deadlines is essential and ideally the successful candidate will have some project management experience.

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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Quality Assurance Compliance Officer Ref: PBL386

Salary: Circa 27,000

Closing Date: 13th July 2018

Reference Number: PBL386

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 current exceptional service levels. Using their strong organizational and attention to detail the successful applicant will work within a small team maintaining an individual focus on critical aspects of the site's Quality Management System.

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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Computer Systems Validation Specialist Ref: PBL385

Salary: Negiotiable

Closing Date: 20th June 2018

Reference Number: PBL385

We are looking for someone with in-depth Computerised Systems experience across Biopharma processes. This is a hands-on role in a dynamic operating environment. The ideal candidate should be self-driven, capable of organising their own work-load, liaising with stake-holders in order to deliver an effective documentation to an agreed time line.

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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Equipment Validation Manager Ref: PBL383

Salary: Circa £40,000

Closing Date: 31st July 2018

Reference Number: PBL383

We are looking for a person will at least 5 years managerial experience within a Pharma or Biopharma validation environment who is able to coordinate, plan and manage internal customer expectations.
The post holder will have experience across, facilities, utilities and sterility validation activities with respect to the re-qualification and initial qualification of systems in accordance with the validation life cycle.

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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QMS & Compliance Lead Ref: PBL384

Salary: Circa £70,000

Closing Date: 19th June 2018

Reference Number: PBL384

We are looking for someone to lead the QMS and compliance teams to successfully deliver a robust and streamlined QMS for GMP and GCP This requires a highly motivated quality professional with drive and passion to inspire and deliver through the managers reporting to them. The post holder will oversee and lead the QMS manager, GCP team and Biological Services team to facilitate the delivery of high quality products. The jobholder will be responsible for a team of circa 40 people.

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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QC Senior Technologist Ref: PBL380

Salary: Circa 27,000

Closing Date: 28th June 2018

Reference Number: PBL380

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.

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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QC Laboratory Technician Ref: PBL381

Salary: Circa 19,000

Closing Date: 30th June 2018

Reference Number: PBL381

We are looking for an applicant who has an interest in science and working in a laboratory, is able to pay attention to detail and are highly organised as well as being a good communicator and team worker.

  • Key skills are:
  • Preparing environmental monitoring consumables for production areas in an aseptic manner on a daily basis as well as that for use in the department.
  • Responsibility for cleaning, monitoring laboratory equipment, preparation of equipment logbooks and other associated GMP documentation.
  • Performing routine stock and inventory checks, maintaining stock levels of media and consumables to ensure the efficient running of the department.Incubating and reconciling environmental monitoring media plates and ensuring all documentation is completed in compliance with cGMP.
  • Decontamination and disposal of laboratory waste.

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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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.

 

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