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.







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.


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 and you will be contacted either shortly after the closing date, or when we have suitable positions.


QA Change Control Administrator Ref: PBL323

Salary: Circa £19,086

Closing Date: 12th January 2018

Reference Number: PBL323

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 maintaining an individual focus on critical aspect 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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Sandwich (Placement) Student - Biochemistry/Biotechnology - 2 posts - Ref: PBL321

Salary: £17,060 pa

Closing Date: 15th January 2017

Reference Number: PBL321

The Development Group is part of the Development & Production Department (D&P) at Porton. The Development Group is a development and technology transfer Group playing a key role in the translational research activities of the site. Its role is to develop manufacturing processes and associated analytical methods for use in the cGMP production of biotherapeutics and healthcare interventions. Projects may comprise the development of research designs and/or the improvement of existing commercial processes. The department is organized into 4 core teams with responsibility for product development, in vitro culture processes, downstream purification processes and analytical method development.

The post-holder will contribute to the activities of the group by providing support in the development of production processes for biopharmaceutical products within ISO 9001 laboratories.

We are looking for an individual with an interest in a number of scientific and technical skills the area of the cloning, culturing and growth of prokaryotic organisms, downstream processing and biological assay development.

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QC Stability Technician (Maternity Cover - 12 Month Contract) Ref: PBL320

Salary: Circa £19,000

Closing Date: 29th December 2017

Reference Number: PBL320

Maternity Cover - 12 month contract

We are looking for someone to be primarily responsible for the administrative and daily routine tasks of the stability department. Main duties will include, the delivery of samples, data entry of the results, the completion of GMP paperwork, inventory control and basis administration. The individual must be self-motivated, have a high level of attention to detail and be able to deal with a range of time dependent tasks. The position will provide a range of supportive tasks for the QC analytical laboratory including ordering, document control and archiving.

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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