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.

 

PBL464 Senior Production Technician

Salary: Starting salary £17,572 negotiable dependent upon experience

Closing Date: 31st January 2019

Reference Number: PBL464

Job Purpose / Summary…

The Product Support Unit is a GMP manufacturing facility involved in the preparation, of equipment and reagents used during filling, freeze drying and finishing of pharmaceutical products. Working in a highly regulated environment, you will be working in a small team involved in the production of pharmaceutical products and the operation of production equipment used in the preparation of components.

We are looking for…

Successful applicants will hold 2 A levels to include Maths, English or Science or GNVQ equivalent or equivalent work experience. An NVQ Level 3 would also be desirable. Applicants should have an interest in microbiology and the enthusiasm to pursue a career working in pharmaceuticals. They will have the ability to keep clear and accurate records and to follow written procedures and will have good numerical skills. The successful applicant will have good communication skills and be able to work to strict deadlines with a flexible approach. Knowledge of cGMP and clean room procedures would be advantageous as would experience of working with specialised equipment.

The post holder will…

Perform a wide range of routine and some non-routine technical procedures and understand the rationale behind the procedures and practices. Be able to perform, when applicable, activities relating to the cGMP manufacturing of pharmaceutical products, i.e. assist with the preparation of media, buffers and reagents, both sterile and non-sterile. Day to day tasks also include maintaining the facility via specialist cleaning procedures, monitoring environmental conditions and performing aseptic processes within a cleanroom environment.

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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PBL 442 Computer Systems Validation Specialist

Salary: Starting salary £42,230 negotiable dependent upon experience.

Reference Number: PBL442

Job Purpose / Summary

The Facilities Validation department supports cGMP manufacturing activities and is responsible for ensuring compliance to the cGMP guidelines.This role reports into the Computer Systems Validation manager and is responsible for the timely execution of Computer Systems validation activities with respect to:

  1. Writing (and reviewing) of validation protocols
  2. Timely execution of CSV protocols with the subsequent generation of reports
  3. Leading CSV compliance investigations with respect to Non-conformances and CAPAs
  4. Performing CSV / Data integrity gap analysis and remediation activities.

The post holder will be expected to write, review and approve validation protocols, execute validation studies and write, approve validation reports associated with the qualification of Computerised systems and the introduction of new equipment into beneficial use.

We are looking for…

The successful candidate should be educated to BTEC National Certificate level or equivalent including science and a BSc in Engineering, Science or IT would be desirable. They will have substantial experience of generation, execution and review of validation protocols, reports and technical documents as well as experience of validation life-cycle activities for computerised systems. The successful applicant will have extensive practical experience of working within a GMP quality system. Practical experience of working within a biopharmaceutical manufacturing environment would be desirable.

This is a hands-on role in a dynamic operating environment and the ideal candidate should be self-driven and capable of organising their own work-load. They should be comfortable liaising with stake-holders in order to deliver an effective documentation to an agreed time line and be confident to supervise junior staff.

The post holder will…

  1. 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.
  2. Promote continuous improvement of validation systems and procedures to ensure efficiency and best practice within the industry and to stay abreast of changing regulatory expectations.
  3. Write, review and approve validation documentation including protocols and reports and manage the timely closure of any discrepancies or non-conformities
  4. Provide a reliable service to our internal customers to ensure that timescales are met and work is carried out to meet expectations.
  5. Maintain the ongoing compliant status of computer systems associated with equipment, facilities and utilities by involvement of the scheduling of activities.
  6. Communicate validation activities with our internal and external customers and work with them to resolve problems and conflicts.
  7. In line with overall responsibilities, perform additional tasks assigned by the line manager.
  8. Undertake all work in accordance with Code of Safety Practice and site Quality Policies.

For further information about the post, please contact:

recruitment@portonbiopharma.com

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

To download the job description please click here

PBL463 Operational/Cultural Excellence Lead

Salary: Circa £60,770 negotiable dependent upon experience

Closing Date: 4th February 2019

Reference Number: PBL463

Job Purpose…

To provide leadership to the operational and cultural excellence program across PBL. To champion change across teams to deliver outstanding levels of performance and development and work cross functionally on initiatives with Engineering, Production, Quality, Development and other functions.

Specifically, to train and mentor identified champions in developing operational and cultural excellence.

To lead the continuous improvement team and run internal training and workshops where required. The successful candidate will be capable of setting and reporting performance metrics to Executive/Board level.

We are looking for…

The ideal candidate will be qualified with Six Sigma, SMED or other recognised CI/Lean development organisation. A degree in Life Science, Chemistry, Engineering or equivalent qualification is desirable. They will have experience developing, implementing and supporting lifecycle management on OE tools and will have a proven track record of working within a Lean/business transformation environment (manufacturing, GMP) with experience of driving a culture of change. It would be desirable for the successful applicant to have substantial practical experience of operational excellence within a GMP environment and a good knowledge of managing projects. They must be able to demonstrate a collaborative approach to business and be able to provide and receive highly complex, sensitive or contentious information. The successful applicant will be able to negotiate with senior stakeholders and present complex and sensitive information to large and influential groups. They will be able to demonstrate problem solving skills and have the capability to respond to sudden unexpected demands. Coaching and facilitating skills are desirable and the successful candidate will have exceptional communication skills (verbal, written and presentation) with the ability to work collaboratively with customers, cross functional project teams and regulators.

The post holder will…

  1. Structure a continuous improvement program around Our Core Value Drivers and culture.
  2. Support the identification and training of a pool of green belts and maintain their continuous professional development in lean and lean tools, utilise the pool of green belt accredited lean talent within the organization to deliver Continuous improvement projects.
  3. Act as a champion to achieve a culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence across the business.
  4. Deliver quality projects that are both technically appropriate and able to be implemented within the PBL environment. Ensure strong links with other departments and stakeholders to deliver sustainable improvements.
  5. Provide structured training to ensure new processes and tools are implemented and establish appropriate ways of working, work methodology, tools and service mind set in the team.
  6. Create vision, strategy and goals, acting as a champion to achieve a culture of cultural excellence, continuous improvement and operational excellence.
  7. Manage multiple internal stakeholders to scope, coordinate, track and deliver quality initiatives. Promote and lead activities linked to business culture and operational transformation. Defines the roadmap to deliver the companies aspirations; setting out and then delivering in line with the business’ strategic priorities.
  8. Establish appropriate Metrics to validate Lean projects successfulness. Collaborate with function heads to adapt monitoring processes and identify areas for improvement and efficiency. Track performance against both strategic and tactical goals.
  9. Assist in developing and maintaining Lean Standards.
  10. Develop and document business processes with departments and drive process optimisation across the enterprise technologies and processes.
  11. Utilise continuous improvement methodologies, such as Lean, DMAIC, and Agile, to drive operational efficiency and customer satisfaction and demonstrate effective deployment of various operational excellence tools and philosophies.
  12. Contribute thought leadership to instill a culture of excellence in quality and continuous improvement. Proposing solutions that reflect underlying strategic business needs and/or industry best practices.
  13. Manage assigned budget within authority level.
  14. In line with overall responsibilities, perform additional tasks assigned by the line manager.
  1. Core project management competencies and balancing between budget, resourcing and project milestones and risk when building work plans and schedules.
  2. Utilising Six Sigma methodology to understand and improve processes through coaching and facilitating skills to influence positive change with the site/Company.

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

PBL462 Fermentation Development Lead

Salary: Circa £35,000 per annum

Closing Date: 8th February 2019

Reference Number: PBL462

Job Purpose / Summary

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.

We are looking for…

An applicant with a higher degree in a relevant scientific discipline, MSc or equivalent. A PhD in a biochemical/ biotechnical discipline would be desirable as is experience of working within a commercial scientific environment, experience in handling of pathogenic microorganisms and toxic products and an understanding of GMP and other regulatory requirements.

The post holder will…

The post is part of the Fermentation Development Team. The post holder will take the lead in the activities relating to the development of fermentation processes, in particular those related to the culturing and processing of recombinant microbes and pathogenic microorganisms. In addition to leading and participating in practical laboratory work, the post holder will take the lead in writing and developing plans and protocols as well as data analysis and reporting. The post holder will also be responsible for supporting the head of the Fermentation Development in operational activities. This includes, but not solely limited to, recruitment, line management, staff performance, appraisals, supervision and training of the staff.

The post holder will also be responsible for the preparation of project proposals for customers, and implementation of same, together with production and review of reports and presentation for both internal and external customers. Additionally, the post-holder will be required to maintain an interest in and investigate potential new products/ processes which may be of interest to the development of the directorate. The post-holder will maintain up-to-date knowledge of all required regulatory guidelines.

They will provide a scientific and technical specialism in the area of Fermentation, specifically on projects relating to the development of processes for the manufacture of biopharmaceutical products. They will be required to work in multi-disciplinary teams, leading as required to deliver key objectives. They will lead in the generation of experimental designs, presentation of work to internal and external customers and the preparation of scientific publications, technical reports and project proposals. They will play a key role in the technology transfer activities relating to the development and/or manufacture of biopharmaceutical products internally or between Porton Biopharma and its collaborators/customers. A knowledge of cGMP, ICH regulations, and design of experiments (DOE) is highly desirable.

For further information about the post, please contact:

recruitment@portonbiopharma.com.

Applicants are strongly advised to explain in their application both their interests in the role, and how they meet criteria described above.

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

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PBL 461 Quality Assurance Compliance Officer x 2

Salary: Starting salary £29.355 negotiable dependent upon experience

Closing Date: 8th February 2019

Reference Number: PBL 461

Job Purpose/ 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
  • QA oversight across 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

PBL 407 Process Engineer

Salary: Starting salary £29,355 negotiable dependent upon experience

Closing Date: 31st January 2019

Reference Number: 407

Porton Biopharma has approximately 350 staff, performing a range of process and analytical development, production, quality control and quality assurance roles associated with the development and manufacture of biopharmaceuticals.

Job Purpose / Summary…

The Engineering group provides all engineering support within the highly regulated GMP production facilities at PBL Porton Down. The group includes engineering functions provided by predominantly chartered professional engineers specialising in clean rooms, GMP critical utilities, production equipment, pharmaceutical facilities, and capital works delivery.
The Process Engineer is the System technical expert for all Process and Utility systems within the GMP Envelope and is responsible for identification of and managing small projects/initiatives relating to these systems and interfacing with the wider Engineering group to ensure equipment systems within the GMP envelope remain compliant with current Good Manufacturing Practice. In addition, the Process Engineer will work within an Integrated Process Team to provide operational support to the manufacture of biopharmaceutical products.

We are looking for…

An applicant with experience of design or operation of process or utility systems in a highly regulated industry. The ideal candidate will have existing experience in the pharmaceutical industry. The individual will be either working towards or have recently become chartered with a supporting process or chemical engineering degree.

The post holder will…

Be a core member of an Integrated Process Team and will provide operational engineering support to the manufacture of biopharmaceutical products alongside other core members from the Production and Quality functions. You will have delegated responsibility from the Process Engineering Manager to design, manage and deliver process improvement projects and represent the group in the delivery of major facility expansion/refurbishment projects.
You will become the Subject Matter Expert for a variety of systems and equipment such as Autoclaves and Critical Utilities (e.g. WFI, Clean Steam, and Purified Water) within the Pharmaceutical Production Envelope. As such you will interface with key stakeholders including equipment users, capital project managers, and the site principal maintenance contractor, to ensure these critical systems remain in compliance with best industry and regulatory practice.

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

Engineer job description

PBL 460 Compliance Engineers x 3

Salary: Starting salary £29,355 negotiable dependent upon experience.

Closing Date: 31st January 2019

Reference Number: PBL460

Job Purpose / Summary…

The Engineering group provides all engineering support within the highly regulated GMP production facilities at PBL Porton Down. The group includes engineering functions provided by predominantly chartered professional engineers specialising in clean rooms, GMP critical utilities, production equipment, pharmaceutical facilities, and capital works delivery.

We are looking for…

The ideal candidate would have experience of working under a Quality Management System and to the requirements of cGMP. Previous experience of aseptic processing and/or biopharmaceutical manufacture is also desirable. The role would suit a new or recently qualified individual aiming to join the biopharmaceutical industry or a candidate with existing experience in the industry looking to develop a career within Engineering.

The post holder will…

  • Lead the investigation and root cause analysis determination of deviations as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Support engineering colleagues to complete continuous improvement actions and the timely completion of compliance activities
  • Assist in fault finding following failures or performance issues and the coordination of planned and corrective engineering activities such as maintenance and calibration
  • Monitor the performance of critical systems supporting manufacturing including HVAC and critical utilities

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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PBL 454 Equipment Validation Manager

Salary: Starting Salary £42,230 negotiable dependent upon experience

Closing Date: 15th January 2019

Reference Number: PBL 454

Job Purpose / Summary

This is a pivotal role within the Validation team requiring both technical and managerial skills.

This role is to lead, coordinate and manage the timely delivery of validation activities for Equipment and systems in support of PBL Operational activities and Regulatory requirements. The role will include the management of resources to complete the timely execution of system validation protocols and reports in accordance with the VMP, Regulatory guidelines and best practice and business expectations.

The position holder will be responsible for the management of permanent and contractor resources, their development, supervision, training and safety.

The position holder will be expected to attend project group meetings, review and approve documentation, liaise with PBL technical and managerial staff, regulatory bodies and peers to establish appropriate resources to affect the timely and accurate execution of Validation activities in accordance with the VMP and business needs.

The scope of validation activities will include (not exclusively), Cleaning validation, Minor Equipment prospective validation, requalification activities for equipment, utilities and facilities.

We are looking for…

 A person will at least 5 years senior managerial experience within a Pharma or Biopharma validation environment who is able to coordinate, plan and manage internal customer expectations and the delivery of Validation activities in accordance with the Validation Master Plan and Regulatory expectations.

The post holder will…

Have experience across, facilities, utilities, Cleaning and sterility validation activities with respect to the requalification and initial qualification of systems in accordance with the validation life cycle Regulatory expectations

The post holder must be able to demonstrate people leadership skills with respect to mentoring and skills development in order to drive performance of the team to meet the business need.

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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PBL459 Senior Production Technician

Salary: Starting Salary £17,572 negotiable dependent upon experience.

Closing Date: 12th January 2019

Reference Number: PBL459

Job Purpose / 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 day 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.

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 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

PBL 444 QC Micro Technologist

Salary: Starting Salary £22,660 negotiable dependent upon experience.

Reference Number: PBL 444

Job Purpose / Summary

The post holder will be part of the QC Bacteriology Technical Services team and assist with activities which include the following:

To undertake and perform microbiological QC analyses in the Quality Control Bacteriology Technical Services Unit, which provides specialist microbiological testing services in support of licensed pharmaceutical manufacture at PBL, Porton Down, in compliance with cGMP.

We are looking for…

An applicant who has good interpersonal skills and able to work as part of a team and is methodical and reliable with the ability to think clearly, the ability to learn and able to respond to changes in schedule and demands. The applicant will need to have knowledge and experience of microbiology gained in a laboratory or similar environment and ideally have experience of working in a Good Manufacturing Practice GMP or similarly regulated environment.

Key skills are:

  •   Knowledge and experience of microbiology gained in a laboratory or similar environment.
  • An understanding of GMP and quality systems
  • Able to work methodically and to strict deadlines
  • To perform routine testing within the microbiology laboratory, on a day to day basis, of the Bacteriology Technical Services Unit.
  • Good understanding of QC microbiological assays and QC laboratory systems
  • Confident to train junior staff in processes and procedures.

 

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

PBL 441 Senior Production Technician

Salary: Starting Salary £17,572 negotiable dependent upon experience

Reference Number: PBL 441

We are looking for…

Applicants should be willing to work a shift pattern which covers 24-hour, 7 day working. They should have GCSE’s in Maths, English and Science or equivalent. 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.

The post holder will…

The post holder will report to the Production Supervisor. They 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 given where required.

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:

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

PBL 383 Equipment Validation Manager

Salary: Starting Salary £42,230 negotiable dependent upon experience

Reference Number: PBL 383

We are looking for…

 A person with at least 5 years managerial experience within a Pharma or Biopharma validation environment who is able to coordinate, plan and manage internal customer expectations.

The post holder will…

Have experience across facilities, utilities and sterility validation activities with respect to the requalification and initial qualification of systems in accordance with the validation life cycle.

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

PBL 370 Production Supervisor - FTC

Salary: Starting Salary £22,660 negotiable dependent upon experience

Reference Number: PBL 370

We are looking for…

A candidate who is self-motivated, well organised and educated to degree level or equivalent. The candidate will be part of a team responsible for a series of tasks in a number of different areas.

The post holder will…

Manage and supervise the output of a small team in a start up and commissioning environment.

Work 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

This is a fixed term contract expected to end on 01/05/2020

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

PBL 435 Senior Production Technician

Salary: Starting Salary £17,572 negotiable dependent upon experience

Reference Number: PBL 435

We are looking for…

Applicants should be willing to work a shift pattern which covers 24 hour, 7 day working. They should have GCSE in Maths, English and Science or equivalent. 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.

The post holder 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 given where required.

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, Process Hall

Email: mark.poole@portonbiopharma.com

Phone: 01980 612644

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

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.

PBL 223 Production Technician

Salary: Starting salary £17,572 negotiable dependent upon experience

Reference Number: PBL223

We are looking for...

Applicants should 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.


The post holder will...

Assist with the varied support tasks that are performed within the FPP process hall. These tasks include environmental monitoring, water sampling, calibration checks, cleaning, laundry processing and dispatch, and ordering and maintaining supplies of consumables. Accurate completion of Quality documents will be required. Driving will also be required to ensure compliant delivery of production samples to the PBL main site. Lastly the post holder will require good communication skills to interact concisely with management, peers and junior members of staff.

He/she will support the Team Leader to meet team targets by ensuring manufacturing operations are performed in a timely and compliant manner to cGMP requirements

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 have 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 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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PBL 434 QC Technologist (Monitoring & Training)

Salary: Starting salary £22,660 negotiable dependent upon experience

Reference Number: PBL 434

Job Purpose / Summary

To provide specialist training in microbiological environmental monitoring methods, cleanroom gowning, aseptic practices and water sampling. They will also be required to undertake microbiological environmental monitoring of critical pharmaceutical manufacturing operations to support the Sterility Assurance Program. To supervise, oversee, observe and qualify all production technologists and other staff where applicable, in gowning, microbiological environmental monitoring methods and water sampling.

We are looking for….

Someone with experience of working in cleanrooms, performing environmental monitoring and training of other members of staff to join the Environmental Monitoring Team within QC Biological Services. The candidate should also have a good understanding of QC Microbiology laboratory testing. Applicants must have a flexible approach to working and be able to comply with SAPO regulations.

The post holder will….

Have experience in microbiological environmental monitoring and training of staff in GMP procedures.

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

Alex MacCormac (Alex.MacCormac@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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PBL 432 Senior Production Technician

Salary: Starting salary £17,572 negotiable dependent upon experience

Reference Number: PBL 432

We are looking for…

Applicants should be willing to work a shift pattern which covers 24-hour, 7 day working. They should have GCSE’s in Maths, English and Science or equivalent. 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.

The post holder will…

The post holder will report to the Production Supervisor. They 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 given where required.

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, Process Hall

Email: mark.poole@portonbiopharma.com

Phone: 01980 612644

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