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…

We will be having a stand at the careers fair of the  Salisbury Big Business Event on Tuesday 25th April. So if you are in the area why not come along, say hello to the team,  find out more about our work and talk to us about current or future opportunities.  Alternatively see the 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.

 

Document Controller Ref: PBL252

Salary: Circa £18,000

Closing Date: 26th May 2017

Reference Number: PBL252

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).

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Analytical Method Scientist Ref: PBL251

Salary: Circa £27,000

Closing Date: 3rd May 2017

Reference Number: PBL251

We are looking for a person with education at least to degree level in chemistry or biological sciences is essential. An advanced degree in one of these areas is desirable. He or she must have a sound understanding of protein chemistry, and experience in the use of Empower chromatographic software. They should have hands-on experience of developing protein analysis methods, preferably in a biopharmaceutical setting, and preferably have experience in HPLC-MS analysis of macromolecules such as proteins. Experience of preparing technical documentation such as standard operating procedures, protocols and reports would be an advantage. The successful candidate will also be expected to maintain up-to-date knowledge of ICH guidelines, Federal Codes and other regulatory guidance relating to analytical methods and therefore awareness of the requirements of European and US cGMPs is highly desirable.

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Deputy Archivist - Fixed Term - Ref PBL250

Salary: Circa £18,500

Closing Date: 26th April 2017

Reference Number: PBL250

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 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 Archival / Knowledge Management).

The post holder will work with minimal supervision, to strict deadlines, methodically and to a high degree of accuracy to maintain records and filing systems to ensure adequate control of retained documents.

Performance of additional general office and administrative duties to support the activities of QA Groups is required, to include but not limited to; filing, archiving, ordering supplies.

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Deputy Head of Pharmaceutical Production

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Reference Number: PBL DHOPP

Porton Biopharma, Porton Down has approximately 270 staff, performing a range of process and analytical development, production, quality control and quality assurance roles associated with the development and manufacture of biopharmaceuticals.  The department performs the manufacture of Erwinase® and Anthrax Vaccine, as well as the development of pipeline programmes and contract manufacturing projects.

Job Summary

An opportunity has become available within Porton Biopharma Ltd for a Deputy Head of Production.  Reporting to the Director of Pharmaceutical Production, the Deputy Head of Production will lead, motivate, manage and develop the Pharmaceutical Production Department teams and provide expertise in a cross functional group responsible for the delivery of biological products.

About You

We are looking for an effective candidate with significant experience of working in a pharmaceutical and GMP environment with the ability to deliver and develop high performing teams working to GMP excellence.  The ideal candidate will have proven leadership qualities including strategic influencing, political astuteness, inspiring change, drive for results, collaborative working and personal improvement.

For further information about the post, please contact the HR@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

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Analytical Analyst (Fixed Term) - Ref PBL249

Salary: Circa £22,000

Closing Date: 28th April 2017

Reference Number: PBL249

The purpose of the Analytical Analyst Fixed-Term role is to perform and assist in the development of analytical methods for biopharmaceutical products, within an ISO 9001 laboratory.  In particular, the post holder will participate in activities relating to the analysis of proteins using methods such as gel electrophoresis, as well as other analytical techniques. Training will be provided in specific methods employed at PBL. Effective communication will be required, such as the preparation of study protocols and reports, and the presentation of work to internal and external customers.

The successful applicant will hold a degree in a biological science or chemistry and have a sound understanding of the analysis techniques relating to proteins and biological materials. Experience in performing gel electrophoresis, 2-D gel electrophoresis, or ELISA methods (or other protein analytical methods) is desirable. Further desirable is experience in working to a quality system, and writing technical reports and SOPs.

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Analytical Analyst (Fixed Term) - Ref PBL248

Salary: Circa £22,000

Closing Date: 28th April 2017

Reference Number: PBL248

The purpose of the Analytical Analyst Fixed-Term role is to perform and assist in the development of analytical methods for biopharmaceutical products, within an ISO 9001 laboratory.  In particular, the post holder will participate in activities relating to the analysis of proteins using methods such as HPLC/UPLC as well as other analytical techniques. Training will be provided in specific methods employed at PBL. Effective communication will be required, such as the preparation of study protocols and reports, and the presentation of work to internal and external customers.

The successful applicant will hold a degree in a biological science or chemistry and have a sound understanding of the analysis techniques relating to proteins and biological materials. Experience in performing HPLC methods (or other protein analytical methods) is desirable. Further desirable is experience in working to a quality system, and writing technical reports and SOPs.

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Master Control System Administrator and Document Control Team Leader - Ref PBL153

Salary: Circa £27,000

Closing Date: 12th May 2017

Reference Number: PBL153

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 and improving current service levels.  Using their strong organisational skills and proven ability of supervising staff; the successful applicant will lead a small team to maintain a critical aspect of the site’s Quality Management System (Document Control).

The post holder will work autonomously, leading and overseeing the work of a small team to ensure that the strict timelines associated with Document Control activities are met.  Working methodically and ensuring a high degree of accuracy and compliance in the work of the team.  The performance of additional general office and administrative duties to support the activities of the QA Group (e.g. filing, archiving, ordering supplies etc.) is also expected

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Financial Controller- Ref PBL247

Salary: Circa £46,000

Closing Date: 30th April 2017

Reference Number: PBL247

An opportunity has been newly created for a Financial Controller who will work with the current Finance Manager and Company Secretary to build PBL’s financial capabilities and to support PBL’s growth plans.

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant who can bring their own ideas and creativity in improving and developing systems and taking control of day to day financial management and control including financial reporting, analysis, budgeting and forecasting.

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Production Technician Ref: PBL223

Salary: Circa £17,231

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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