Careers

Porton Biopharma has approximately 400 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.

Laboratory

 

Training

 

Freeze Dryer

 

Quality Control

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.

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.

PBL442 Computer System Validation Specialist

Salary: Competitive salary dependant on experience

Closing Date: 25th September 2020

Reference Number: PBL442

Job Summary

 The Validation team comprises of approximately 30 specialists on a permanent or contractual basis. The scope of Validation activities for the team covers general re-qualification of equipment, facilities and utilities with an experienced knowledge base of Computer System Validation, Cleaning Validation, Process Validation and the delivery of capital equipment into beneficial use.

This role within the Validation team is necessary to manage and execute validation activities associated with the cGMP compliance of computerised and software systems, ensuring that they are appropriately qualified and fit for operational use.

The role will ensure that the commercial risks associated with disaster recovery and data life cycle compatibility are addressed for each computer system guaranteeing long term availability of business-critical systems and data.

This role is a hands-on position and requires the post holder to be able balance multiple project-based activities, coordinating the generation, review and execution of validation protocols with the relevant stake-holders.

In addition, this role will have an input into CAPEX projects where there is a significant computerised / software content, ensuring that systems have been appropriately designed and qualified to ensure effective and cGMP compliant operational use.

To lead and execute CSV validation activities of computerised systems and associated equipment in accordance with current regulatory requirements.

To minimize business risk associated with the processing and storage of electronic documentation ensuring continuity over the equipment and product’s life cycle.

The post holder will have the following duties and responsibilities;

  • Take the lead in computer system validation and compliance, manage and deliver specific Validation Projects according to the business priorities, including work scheduling and supervision of junior members of staff.
  • Comfortable working alone or within the matrix management system.
  • Continuous improvement of validation systems and procedures to ensure efficiency and best practice within the industry and to stay abreast of changing regulatory expectations.
  • Write, review and approve validation documentation including protocols and reports and manage the timely closure of any discrepancies or non-conformities.
  • Providing a reliable service to our internal customers to ensure that timescales are met and work is carried out to meet expectations.
  • Maintaining the ongoing compliant status of computer systems associated with equipment, facilities and utilities by involvement of the scheduling of activities.
  • Communicating validation activities with our internal and external customers and working with them to resolve problems and conflicts.
  • In line with overall responsibilities, perform additional tasks assigned by the line manager.
  • Undertake all work in accordance with Code of Safety Practice and site Quality Policies.

 We are looking for someone with the following skills, knowledge and experience;

 Essential

  • General education to BTEC National Certificate or equivalent, including science.
  • Substantial experience of generation, execution and review of validation protocols, reports and technical documents.
  • Experience of validation life cycle activities for computerised systems.
  • Substantial practical experience of working within a GMP quality system.
  • Experience of dealing with internal customers, identifying and delivering work programs, reporting progress and dealing with issues.
  • A comprehensive understanding of EU and FDA regulatory requirements relating to validation including (but not limited to) UK/EU GMP Annex 11 and 21 CFR Part11.
  • An understanding of GAMP processes.
  • Technical understanding of computerised systems including PLCs, SCADA, networked systems, laboratory systems, databases, layered software as used in a GxP environment.

Desirable

  • BSc in Engineering, Science or IT.
  • Experience of working with product Serialisation qualification.
  • Practical experience within a biopharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
  • Practical experience dealing with internal and external audits, including regulatory agencies, inspectors and auditors.
  • Understanding of the implementation risk in a site wide validation approach.
  • Critical assessment of reports and technical documents against customer and regulatory specifications and standards.

 

To apply for this position please submit a CV and cover letter using the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings to identify how you meet each of the selection criteria and outline why you would like a career at Porton Biopharma Ltd.

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

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PBL498 Validation Technologist

Salary: Competitive salary dependant on experience

Closing Date: 25th September 2020

Reference Number: PBL498

Job Summary

The Facilities Validation department supports cGMP manufacturing activities and is responsible for ensuring compliance to the cGMP guidelines on Validation activities.

The purpose of this role is to execute validation activities relating to Equipment (Process and Sterilisation), Facilities and Utilities. This will involve coordination with Engineering, Production, QC and QA departments to ensure a timely delivery of the qualification activities and documentation.

The post holder may be expected to supervise contractor resource where appropriate with responsibility to ensure adequate training and supervision is provided.

The post holder will be required to write, review and where appropriate approve validation protocols prior to execution, followed by report generation. The core activities will include qualification of:

  • Autoclaves (BSEN-285)
  • Dehydrogenation ovens
  • Extraction Tanks
  • Centrifuges
  • Vessels
  • Facilities and Utilities.

 The post holder will have the following duties and responsibilities;

  • Generate, review (technical) and execute validation protocols
  • Create validation reports
  • Using the Electronic Quality Management System (Master Control) to manage appropriate corrective action plans and report through the PBL non-conformance system, for failures/performance issues.
  • Write and review risk assessments
  • Manage work schedule as planned by the validation schedule co-ordinator
  • Coordinate contractor or permanent resources to deliver timely documentation in support of validation activities
  • Ensure validation procedures are aligned with regulatory requirements
  • Meet all internal regulatory training requirements (internal training provided)

 

We are looking for someone with the following skills, knowledge and experience;

 Essential

Degree or equivalent higher education qualification

Minimum 5 year’s hands-on experience of validation

Understanding of the validation life cycle

Equipment validation

Demonstrated skills and capability in planning, preparing, executing and reporting of validation activities

Good computer skills: Word, Excel.

Desirable

Biopharmaceutical experience

BSEN-285 – sterilisation, steam sterilisers, large sterilisers

Facilities and utilities validation

Risk based approach to validation

Datalogger (V2K) and Val Probe equipment and software

Cross functional communication skills

To apply for this position please submit a CV and cover letter using the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings to identify how you meet each of the selection criteria and outline why you would like a career at Porton Biopharma Ltd.

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

To download the job description please click here

PBL577 Quality Compliance Officer

Salary: Competitive salary dependant on experience

Closing Date: 2nd October 2020

Reference Number: PBL577

Job Summary…

The successful applicant would be working within a multi-functional/ multi-disciplinary team, being the first QA point of contact for issues and resolution for quality matters. This role will be situated within departments across the business and will allow you to demonstrate your problem-solving skills as well as your ability to respond and adapt to various situations using risk management.

 We are looking for…

An individual who is educated to at least degree level in a relevant subject (microbiology/ biotechnology) or equivalent qualification/ experience. They will have significant experience in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance, as well as practical experience in change management, risk management, non-conformance, batch release and QA oversight across the business.

The post holder will…

Have excellent communication skills as well as being able to assess situations and take appropriate action. They will have resilience and determination to succeed in delivering work within strict timescales to ensure delivery of the product to patients. The post holder will need to be able to work weekends on occasion to support the needs of the business.

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

PBL582 QC First Line Manager

Salary: Competitive salary dependant on experience

Closing Date: 25th September 2020

Reference Number: PBL582

Job Summary

The role is to lead, motivate and manage the Environmental Monitoring Team, one of the QC Microbiology Units, which performs Environmental Monitoring (EM) of critical pharmaceutical manufacturing operations and supports the site’s validation activities. The team also supports the EM programme, compliance and training across site to all functions by providing specialist training in microbiological environmental monitoring methods and water sampling. The team is also responsible in processing EM and water results and generating data summaries and reports.

The post holder will be customer focused and deliver continuous improvement activities and be a subject matter expert for microbiological and environmental monitoring tests and issues encountered during the manufacturing and testing of PBL licensed products.

 The post holder will

  • Lead, motivate and manage the performance and output of the EM Team to ensure that the team objectives are met in a timely manner.
  • Identify and implement improvements to the sitewide EM programme.
  • Maintain training levels across site to the highest standard for EM and compliance.
  • Monitor, schedule and ensure efficient throughput of Environmental Monitoring and Water data.
  • Plan and organise schedules for EM Team to ensure adequate assistance is provided to support critical manufacturing processes.
  • Escalate, troubleshoot and provide solutions to any unexpected issues arising in the laboratory or during EM.
  • Perform monthly one-to-one meetings with team members, provide support and monitor their progression against set objectives.
  • Be involved in writing and updating standard operating procedures relating to environmental monitoring and water sampling.
  • Conduct investigations, initiate and execute CAPAs and Compliance Action Items in a timely manner. Additionally, generate, write and perform technical review/ approval of EM and validation reports, and result summaries
  • Attend training courses that contribute to the efficiency of the operating systems and are beneficial to the post holder’s personal development.
  • Coach and support QC staff by assisting in training and qualifying all production and other staff, as necessary in the techniques and procedures for microbiological environmental monitoring and water sampling.
  • Support QC staff in carrying out environmental monitoring for critical manufacturing operations.
  • Undertake all work in accordance with Porton Down’s Code of safety practice and quality systems.
  • Operate in compliance with SOPs, c/GMPs and other regulatory requirements.
  • Execute EM testing if required.
  • Support microbiological testing and result review/ verification if required.

 We are looking for a highly motivated quality professional with drive and passion to inspire and deliver through the team reporting to them. A team player with demonstrated leadership and supervisory abilities. Must be educated to degree level in Microbiology or relevant life-sciences subject, equivalent level qualification or significant experience of working at a similar level in specialist area and ideally have a post graduate qualification in Microbiology. The candidate must have experience working in a pharmaceutical GMP environment and good knowledge and understanding of Environmental Monitoring in Sterile Manufacturing.

 For further information or an informal discussion about the post, please contact: recruitment@portonbiopharma.com

To apply for this position please submit a CV and cover letter using the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings to identify how you meet each of the selection criteria and outline why you would like a career at Porton Biopharma Ltd.

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

To download the job description please click here

PBL591 Qualified Person

Salary: Competitive salary dependant on experience

Closing Date: 2nd October 2020

Reference Number: PBL591

Job Summary

To perform the release of PBL pharmaceutical products under the provision of Directive 2001/83/EC.

The post holder will review and provide support for the satisfactory completion of batch records, testing paperwork, investigations and associated documentation supporting the manufacture of PBL pharmaceutical products.

The post holder will provide coaching to the operational areas and QA personnel to sustain a high level of quality and compliance across the site meet the needs of the patients.

The post holder will take part in investigations and improvements project across the site.

We are looking for and independent self driven individual with high quality expectations to ensure the needs of the patients are met with high quality medicines being released.

Experience in biologics and steriles manufacture highly desirable.

Eligible as a QP under the provisions of Directive 2001/83/ EU,

For further information or an informal discussion about the post, please contact: Gaelle.davies@portonbioharma.com

To apply for this position please submit a CV and cover letter using the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings to identify how you meet each of the selection criteria and outline why you would like a career at Porton Biopharma Ltd.

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

To download the job description please click here

PBL597 QC Technician

Salary: Competitive salary dependant on experience & 7% shift allowance

Closing Date: 25th September 2020

Reference Number: PBL597

Job Summary

A crucial part of the pharmaceutical production process is undertaken by the Quality Control Department, which performs chemical and biochemical testing to ensure that the manufactured product is safe, efficacious and fit for patient use as a pharmaceutical material. To provide support for the chemical and biochemical analyses performed by QC Analysts within Analytical QC department to support the manufacture of Porton Biopharma’s licensed pharmaceutical products; as required by EU Directive 91/356/EEC for GMP compliance.

The testing of in process and finished product samples, to defined specifications, while ensuring that work performed within the laboratories is carried out in accordance with the statutory requirements of current GMP and corporate statutory health and safety requirements.

 The post holder will be required to work shift rotation. This rotation includes 2 weeks out of 8 weeks where the shift is 2-10pm and potential weekend working (schedule dependent).

We are looking for…

 A permanent full time, QC Technician is required to provide a support function within the QC department of our pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. The ideal candidate will have 2 A levels in numerate or Science subjects as a minimum.

The successful candidate will have working knowledge or experience within a regulated or cGMP environment. Experience in setting up stability studies, writing stability protocols and reports. Other key skills include the ability to work to deadlines, technical report writing, problem solving, the ability to work as part of a project team and good computer literacy.

 The post holder will…

  • Sample delivery between the stability department and the QC laboratories
  • Completion of QC forms and associated paperwork
  • Data entry into Excel spreadsheets and other databases
  • Order consumables and chemicals for the laboratories
  • Archive old documents
  • Competition of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) paperwork
  • The collection and distribution of GxP documentation for QC
  • To ensure documentation (SOP’s, Specifications, Monographs, MSDS’s etc) within the department are current and copies are available
  • To maintain accurate records and filing systems
  • Ability to follow all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
  • Assist with housekeeping in Analytical QC
  • Disposal of toxic, hazardous and non-hazardous waste generated within Analytical QC
  • Calibration and scheduled maintenance of Analytical equipment
  • Maintain stock lists in QC Stability

For further information about the post, please contact: recruitment@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

PBL599 QC Analyst

Salary: Competitive salary dependant on experience & 7% shift allowance

Closing Date: 25th September 2020

Reference Number: PBL599

Job Summary…

A crucial part of the pharmaceutical production process is undertaken by the Quality Control Department, which performs chemical and biochemical testing to ensure that the manufactured product is safe, efficacious and fit for patient use as a pharmaceutical material. The QC Analyst is primarily responsible for testing of in process and finished product samples, to defined specifications, while ensuring that work performed within the laboratories is carried out in accordance with the statutory requirements of current GMP and corporate statutory health and safety requirements. The QC Analyst is also responsible for the authoring of technical documentation and liaising with external laboratories to arrange contract testing of products.

The post holder will be required to work shift rotation. This rotation includes 2 weeks out of 8 weeks where the shift is 2-10pm and potential weekend working (schedule dependent).

We are looking for…

A full time, permanent QC Analyst to perform analyses within the QC department of our pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. The ideal candidate will have a degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related subject. The successful candidate will have working knowledge or experience within a regulated or cGMP environment. Experience in biopharmaceutical analysis and analytical chemistry is desirable in one of the following areas; enzyme analysis, physical testing, UV-Vis or pharmacopoeia testing within a GMP compliant QC laboratory. Other key skills include the ability to work to deadlines, technical report writing, problem solving, the ability to work as part of a project team and good computer literacy.

 The post holder will…

  • Ensure analysis and recording of QC and stability testing is performed in compliance with the statutory requirements of cGMP.
  • Be responsible for testing in process and finished product samples to ensure that they meet the specifications established in the product licence and internal Porton Biopharma specification documents.
  • Be responsible for writing Standard Operating Procedures and their associated risk assessments to ensure that those tasks are performed safely and other quality documents e.g. change controls, validation reports, non-conformances and CAPAs where appropriate.
  • Organise and liaise with external testing laboratories to arrange correct and on time testing to meet production deadlines or suppliers of equipment or chemicals.
  • Organise and liaise with internal departments such as validation, pharms stores and QA where required.
  • Maintain an up-to-date awareness of regulatory and scientific developments via courses, meetings and literature.
  • Undertake work in accordance with Porton Biopharma’s Code of Safety Practice and Quality Systems.
  • Maintain training records.
  • Cleaning of laboratories.
  • Performing maintenance and calibration of equipment.

For further information about the post, please contact: recruitment@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

PBL600 Senior Production Technician FPP/B01

Salary: Competitive salary dependant on experience, plus 30% shift enhancement

Closing Date: 2nd October 2020

Reference Number: PBL600

Job Summary…

This is a shift working role which will attract a salary enhancement once appointed. This Senior Production Technician post is located at Porton Down in the Fermentation Process Plant (FPP) current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. This facility produces therapeutic products by bacterial fermentation followed by initial phase downstream processing. Therapeutic products produced at Porton are licensed and marketed for worldwide distribution. The FPP is undergoing significant investment and expansion as production is being increased to meet product demand.

We are looking for…

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

The post holder will…

Work a shift pattern which covers 24-hour, 7 days working. They will report to the Production Supervisor and will support the Production Supervisor to meet team targets by ensuring manufacturing operations are performed in a timely and compliant manner to cGMP requirements. This role will involve undertaking a varied range of tasks, from preparation and use of operational equipment such as large-scale fermenters and centrifuges, to preparation, completion, and review of Quality documentation. Full training will be provided.

Main Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to;

  • Working in an automated chemical plant.
  • Operate plant and equipment using newly installed automated control systems.
  • Ensure that the various work areas are maintained at the highest state of readiness at all times.
  • Ensure that their daily activities are coordinated with other team members.
  • Work within a GMP quality system.
  • Ensure that documentation is completed within the legal frameworks.
  • Take responsibility for Non-Conformances, CAPA, Risk Assessments and Change Controls for the area and ensure SOPs and BMRs are available for use.

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 lived abroad for more than six months out of the last twelve.

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

Mark Poole (Unit Manager – Fermentation Production Plant)

Email mark.poole@portonbiopharma.com

Phone: 01980 612644

To apply for this position please submit a CV and cover letter using the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings to identify how you meet each of the selection criteria and outline why you would like a career at Porton Biopharma Ltd.

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

 

To download the job description please click here

PBL601 Junior Database SQL Developer

Salary: Competitive salary dependant on experience

Closing Date: 2nd October 2020

Reference Number: PBL601

Job Summary

We are seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic database developer to join our development team.

The position is based in the Quality Department where several key activities are undertaken to deliver compliance and continuous improvement across PBL.

The immediate team supports and develops business critical systems and includes: Database management and development, quality control systems and application administration (including system imaging and disaster recovery activities), administration of LIMS System, QC Sense Anywhere monitoring and Empower 3 System.

 The post holder will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Deliver the migration of existing Access databases to SQL Server;
  • Ensure security of SQL databases;
  • Design and develop new database applications as required to support business activities;
  • Control and support Excel Spreadsheets including data corrections;
  • Maintain code quality, organisation and documentation;
  • Support validation activities including writing/executing validation protocols for QC systems and activities;
  • Work in a collaborative manner with other IT colleagues to deliver tasks successfully;
  • Ensure compliance with PBL policies and GxP regulations.

 We are looking for someone with the following skills, knowledge and experience:

 Essential

  • Knowledge of de facto standards and best practices for SQL
  • Knowledge of limitations in SQL and workarounds
  • Experience ensuring the best possible performance, quality and responsiveness of server databases
  • Experience using MS Office Suite (Excel and Access)
  • Experience with backups, restores and recovery models
  • Ability to design, build and maintain efficient, reusable and reliable code
  • Proficient with Microsoft SQL Server 2014-16
  • Proficient in writing and optimizing complex SQL statements
  • Ability to develop web or form applications
  • Ability to communicate with other developers and team members
  • Strong documentation skills

Desirable

  • Educated to degree level or HND in a relevant subject or equivalent level of experience of working at a similar level in specialist area
  • Hands on experience of SQL server administration
  • An understanding of GxP requirements
  • Ability to develop web or form applications

To apply for this position please submit a CV and cover letter using the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings to identify how you meet each of the selection criteria and outline why you would like a career at Porton Biopharma Ltd.

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

To download the job description please click here

PBL602 Senior Microbiologist

Salary: Competitive salary dependant on experience

Closing Date: 2nd October 2020

Reference Number: PBL602

Job Summary…

The purpose of this role is to provide support for the QC Microbiology department at Porton Biopharma. This will include leading a small team of microbiologists, supervising day to day testing activities and generating weekday and weekend schedules. The role will also involve data verification and release of results in aid of the Production of Porton Biopharma licensed products. The holder will also aid in testing, and carry out training in laboratory test methods. The role will also involve the writing and reviewing of compliance documents such as deviations, non-conformances, change controls and CAPAs. The role will include the support of the Environmental Monitoring team, and may also involve the monitoring of manufacturing areas.

The post holder will…

  • Operate in compliance in GMP and quality systems
  • Knowledge and experience of Quality Management Systems including non-conformances, change management and quality risk management
  • Supervise a small team of technologists
  • Undertake and perform microbiological QC analyses in the Quality Control Bacteriology Technical Services Unit
  • Able to work with minimal supervision and to strict deadlines
  • Supervise and organise the workload, on a day to day basis, of the Bacteriology Technical Services Unit.
  • Strong understanding of QC microbiological assays, eg bioburden, endotoxin, water testing, disinfectant efficacy and environmental monitoring as well as microbial identification
  • Confident to train junior staff in processes and procedures
  • Perform data verification of test data and results

 We are looking for…

We are looking for a candidate who has a high level of knowledge, understanding and practical experience of pharmaceutical microbiology. The applicant will be educated to degree level in a relevant subject or significant experience of working in a laboratory at a similar level or in a similar role. Applicant will need to demonstrate excellent communication and computer skills in addition to working with a team of microbiologists.

For further information or an informal discussion about the post, please contact: Edward Webber (Edward.webber@portonbiopharma.com)

To apply for this position please submit a CV and cover letter using the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings to identify how you meet each of the selection criteria and outline why you would like a career at Porton Biopharma Ltd.

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

To download the job description please click here

PBL603 Unit Manager PPC

Salary: Competitive salary dependant on experience

Closing Date: 2nd October 2020

Reference Number: PBL603

Job  Summary…

To lead the production team and provide production expertise and guidance to the group responsible for the delivery of production activities.

 The post holder will…

  • Implement and utilise a range of production methods and procedures in support of all activities associated with manufacturing.
  • To ensure the facilities are maintained and fit for purpose.
  • Ensure all support activities including Engineering and Validation, required to ensure GMP compliance are scheduled and executed.
  • Supervision and training of staff
  • Responsible for the generation of Non Conformances, CAPAs, Risk Assessments and Change Controls
  • Ensure the unit is ready at all times for audit by any regulatory organisation
  • Responsible for the provision of all consumables and, supplies required for day to day activity.
  • Identify, evaluate and adapt new technologies where appropriate and ensure that the production area operates to a high standard and complies with GMP and other regulatory standards.
  • Provide reports on all aspects of manufacturing as requested.

 We are looking for…

 Someone with a degree in a biological sciences or relevant discipline, or significant relevant experience.

 Experience working in a clean room environment including a management/supervisory role in GMP manufacturing environment

 Writing and reviewing batch documentation and SOPs

 Downstream processing experience

 Batch and facility planning to support schedules including monitoring, adjusting and ensuring compliance with schedules

 Experience of managing teams of technical staff

 Comprehensive understanding of critical utilities, calibration, Validation, and maintenance activity associated with a GMP environment

 To apply for this position please submit a CV and cover letter using the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings to identify how you meet each of the selection criteria and outline why you would like a career at Porton Biopharma Ltd.

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

To download the job description please click here