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.

 

QC Technologist

Salary: Circa £22,000

Closing Date: 14th September 2017

Reference Number: PBL295

We are looking for someone with GMP and microbiology experience to work with Biological Indicators and validation of disinfection processes. The post holder will be part of the team for carrying out the lab work associated with this group which involves qualification of disinfection processes and testing Biological Indicators from steam sterilised and VHP sanitisied equipment. A flexible approach to working is essential for this post and in addition, compliance with the requirements of SAPO.

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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Pharmaceutical Stores Assistant Ref: PBL294

Salary: Circa £17,000

Closing Date: 31st August 2017

Reference Number: PBL294

We are looking for an individual with good team working skills, a flexible approach in the workplace with a background in working in a stores/warehouse environment, and possibly either pharmaceutical manufacturing or food industry experience.
Awareness of good customer service skills would be an advantage, together with good communication skills and experience of record keeping and recording.

 

 

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Senior Production Technician Ref: PBL293

Salary: Circa £18000

Closing Date: 31st August 2017

Reference Number: PBL293

3 positions available - salary plus 30% shift enhancement

We are looking for applicants that are willing to work a shift pattern which covers 24 hour, 7 day working. They should have GCSE in Maths, English and Science. In addition, applicants 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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QA Compliance Officer Ref: PBL292

Salary: Circa £27,000

Closing Date: 16th August 2017

Reference Number: PBL292

We are looking for an applicant who has excellent communication skills and experience in performing internal and/or 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 and initiate and progress Supplier Complaints to closure.

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Senior Production Technologist Ref: PBL278

Salary: Circa £18,000

Closing Date: 31st August 2017

Reference Number: PBL278

6 x Positions Available

We are looking for applicants that have GCSE in Maths, English and Science. In addition, applicants 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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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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Production Technician Ref: PBL276

Salary: Circa £17,000

Closing Date: 31st August 2017

Reference Number: PBL276

Two Positions Available

We are looking for applicants that hold GCSEs (Grades A-C) in Maths, English and Science or GNVQ equivalent plus relevant work experience. You should have an interest in microbiology and the enthusiasm to pursue a career working in pharmaceuticals. You will have the ability to keep clear and accurate records and to follow written procedures. You will have good communication skills with a flexible approach to work.

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Process Development Scientist Ref: PBL283

Salary: Circa £27,000

Closing Date: 31st August 2017

Reference Number: PBL283

We are looking for someone that holds a science degree in biological science or biochemistry and a higher qualification (PhD or MSc) is desirable. They should have a demonstrable interest and past experience in Downstream process innovations, development and scale-up.
Equally important requirements are a conscientious approach to work, precise attention to detail and good communication skills. The post-holder will be part of a small flexible team reporting to the Downstream Process Innovation Lead or Development and Scale up Lead.

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