Careers

Porton Biopharma has approximately 350 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.

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.

 

PBL413 Product Quality Manager (Fixed Term 18 months)

Salary: Circa £45,000.00, dependant on experience

Closing Date: 9th April 2020

Reference Number: PBL413

Job Summary....

  • Lead, motivate and manage multidisciplinary teams with assigned responsibility for delivery and maintenance of services related to batch review, non-conformance Management, change control management, Quality Risk management and project delivery.
  • Ensure the batch review release system is effective in the timely release of in process and finished pharmaceutical products.
  • Where applicable, fulfil legal duties of the QP as defined in Annex 16 of the European Union Guide to GMP.
  • Ensure the non-conformance management system meets regulatory requirements and industry expectations.
  • Ensure the operation of the change control system supports the effective changes to improve systems and processes.
  • Ensure the Quality Risk Management system supports product impact assessments.
  • Provide Quality advice related to compliance and QA operational issues.
  • Review and approve QA and validation documents (e.g SOPs, protocols, reports).
  • Monitor the performance of the systems under area of responsibility using KPIs and report to management.
  • 1Develop and implement an ongoing Quality Improvement Plan related to the systems under area of responsibility.
  • Manage assigned budget within authority level.

 The post holder will....

Oversee the Product release team in the delivery of products. The job holder will be responsible for a team of circa 6 Quality Professionals.

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

We are looking for....

 We are looking for someone to lead the Quality Assurance officer team to successfully deliver Quality products on time in full. This requires a highly motivated quality professional with drive and passion to inspire and deliver through the team reporting to them.

 An applicant with excellent communication skills and will be experienced in the management of multidisciplinary teams delivering a variety of services & projects. Practical experience of Continuous Improvement and understanding of GMP Data Integrity requirements is essential.

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

PBL558 Senior QC Technologist (Fixed Term 12 month)

Salary: Circa £25,000 negotiable dependant on experience

Reference Number: PBL558

Job Summary...…….

The purpose of this role is to provide support for the QC Microbiology department at Porton Biopharma. This will include compilation of compliance documentation, including deviations, non-conformances and CAPA, change controls, protocols and reports. The holder will also to undertake and perform microbiological QC analyses in compliance with cGMP.

The post holder will…………

  • To review data produced within the QC Microbiology department and ensure compliance with GDP and regulatory requirements.
  • To write and review Standard Operating Procedures, protocols and reports in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • To aid in departmental CAPAs and to implement any required quality improvements that may arise from this.
  • Identify and implement quality improvements within the department pro-actively.
  • To assist as a member of the QC Microbiology Team, on a day to day basis, of the Bacteriology Technical Services Unit.
  • To record and assess results from environmental and water sampling and carry out preliminary and confirmatory identification of micro-organisms.
  • To record test results clearly and accurately and perform calculations as required and to check and sign–off colleague’s results and calculations.
  • To safely operate, clean and maintain highly complex equipment to the required levels of cleanliness and operating standards and to record all such operations and maintenance.

We are looking for...…….

A candidate with significant experience of working to cGMP, with a significant knowledge of pharmaceutical Quality Assurance. The candidate must have experience in reviewing procedures, GMP documentation and data entry. The candidate should have a significant level of experience of working within ACDP containment level 2 microbiology laboratories.

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

PBL565 Production Technician (Seed)

Salary: £20200.00 gross per annum

Closing Date: 3rd April 2020

Reference Number: PBL565

Job Summary...

The successful candidate will assist the FPP Support Team with the routine tasks that are performed within the process hall including cleaning, environmental monitoring, water sampling, calibration checks, ordering and maintaining supplies of consumables. Some driving will be required to ensure delivery of samples and good communication with other members of staff.

This role can be taken as a part-time or full-time position; however this must include Saturday and Sunday working.

We are looking for…

The successful applicant will preferably have prior experience of working within a GMP environments and 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 as well as having excellent communication skills with a flexible approach to work.


The post holder will …

  • Function as part of the team responsible for cleaning of the FPP Main Process Hall, Seed Production Unit and periphery.
  • Assist with Environmental Monitoring of the FPP Main Process Hall.
  • Assist with the water sampling of the FPP Main Process Hall.
  • Assist with transporting product, materials, and equipment to and from the Main PHE site.
  • Assist with the ordering, stocking up, and maintenance of consumables.
  • Ensure compliance is maintained during manufacture and that PBL policies and procedures are applied when necessary.
  • Liaise with Pharmaceutical Stores, Quality Control and EMCOR to ensure the unit stays within compliance and is ready for operations when required.
  • Ensuring training is completed and up to date for their required area of work.

 

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

Recruitment@portonbiopharma.com

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.

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings in their covering letter 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

PBL568 Senior Production Technician FPP

Salary: Starting Salary £21,000.00 per annum plus 30% shift

Closing Date: 3rd April 2020

Reference Number: PBL568

Job Purpose…

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-Conformance's, 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

PBL580 Analytical QC Manager

Salary: Circa £45,000.00, dependant on experience

Closing Date: 3rd April 2020

Reference Number: PBL580

Job Summary...

The Analytical Quality Control Manager is responsible for provision of analytical chemistry services within Quality Control. This role is responsible for all analytical testing performed on our biopharmaceutical products including in-process, final product, raw materials and water systems. A stability study programme is also maintained to meet regulatory requirements for marketed products. The Analytical Quality Control Manager is involved in day to day as well as longer term activities to ensure an efficient and compliant laboratory runs at all times.

The post holder will...

Manage a group of 40 staff consisting of laboratory technicians, analysts, senior analysts and laboratory managers as well as specialist compliance and technical staff. Laboratory managers report directly to the Analytical Quality Control Manager who holds overall responsibility for deliverables, compliance, projects and on-going continuous improvement. The post holder will also be responsible for preparing for regulatory and customer audits and will be provide expertise during audits.

 

We are looking for...

A motivated individual who is experienced in leading a large team and has extensive knowledge of analytical techniques. The successful candidate will have extensive experience in using quality management systems in the pharmaceutical industry, transfer and validation of analytical techniques as per ICH Q2, managing a busy laboratory environment and will be able to work to tight deadlines.

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

PBL581 QC Analytical Laboratory Manager

Salary: CIRCA £32,000.00 per annum, dependant on experience

Closing Date: 3rd April 2020

Reference Number: PBL581

Job Summary

To lead and manage a specialist GMP analytical chemistry/biochemistry laboratory to provide compliant testing of licensed pharmaceutical products; plus validation of analytical methods and expert support and advice to GMP product teams. This position will lead approximately 8 staff consisting of Senior QC Analyst, QC Analysts and QC Technicians performing essential analysis on Biopharmaceutical products including release, in-process and stability testing. This post will manage the chromatography team within quality control performing a wide range of analytical testing on biopharmaceutical products including a range of HPLC and UPLC methods.

We are looking for a motivated individual who is experienced in leading a team and has extensive knowledge of analytical techniques. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of chromatography utilising HPLCs and UPLCs for a range of techniques and ideally have experience with biopharmaceuticals. It is also essential to be experienced in using quality management systems in the pharmaceutical industry and be able to work to tight deadlines.

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