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.

 

PBL563 Executive Assistant

Salary: Circa £24,000.00 per annum, dependant on experience

Closing Date: 20th June 2020

Reference Number: PBL563

Job Summary…

The post holder will be responsible for providing effective and efficient administrative support to the Executive Team (Directors) as well as providing clerical support to the HR team as and when required.

Typical responsibilities (not limited) will include diary management, attending meetings and preparing accurate and timely minutes, the administration of purchase orders & invoices, booking travel & accommodation, collating documentation for departmental audits, administration of staff absence on internal systems and recruitment administration.

The post holder will…

  •  Be responsible for providing high level administrative support to the Executive Team (Directors).
  • Manage demanding diaries, arrange meetings and take minutes at various operational meetings.
  • Taking a very ‘hands-on’ approach, do everything necessary to organise and ensure the smooth running of events for the business.
  • Organise travel and provide administrative support to departmental audits and being responsible for and maintaining records for expenditure; coordination of monthly reports, etc.
  • Manage multiple tasks and various operational priorities.

We are looking for…

A highly motivated, committed and experienced professional who has strong prioritisation skills and can work under pressure. The successful candidate will have excellent attention to detail and advanced IT and office management skills.

You will also need a willingness to enhance and learn skills that will allow you to develop and support the growth of the business. Candidates should have significant secretarial or administrative experience at Director or Board level and hold GCSE’s in Maths and English at Grade C or higher or equivalent qualifications. An NVQ Level 3 or equivalent qualification in Business Administration is desirable but not essential.

To apply for this position please submit a CV and cover letter to recruitment@portonbiopharma.com.

Please use 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 and reserves the right to interview suitable candidates prior to the closing date or extend the closing date if required.

To download the job description please click here

PBL564 HR Consultant (Fixed Term 18 Months)

Salary: Circa £35,000 per annum, dependant on experience.

Closing Date: 20th June 2020

Reference Number: PBL564

Job Summary…

 The purpose of the role is to coordinate various HR transition programmes to positively embed strategic HR and Company projects including cultural excellence, employee engagement, talent management and change management.

The post holder will…

 Work as an internal HR consultant to analyse the company’s current HR programmes and conduct research to understand where the company can improve. The HR consultant will develop, revise, and implement HR policies and procedures and will prepare recommendations on organisational improvement.

The HR consultant will be responsible for preparing cultural change reports, staff engagement survey proposals and presentations, implementing and working with HR systems and IT programmes and will analyse the latest HR trends to recommend changes to existing business models.

Assisting with the development and coordination of recommended changes regarding workflow, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing methods for compiling and analysing data for reports and special projects and drafting training sessions related to specific HR programs.

The post holder will ensure that HR programmes and services are in compliance with established policies and procedures and UK laws and regulations and prepare and maintain reports and business plans related to specific HR projects.

We are looking for…

An HR professional with extensive HR generalist experience and detailed understanding of all aspects of HR Management including resourcing, talent management/succession planning, change management and employee relations.

The successful candidate will demonstrate strong analytical skills and proven understanding of human capital measurement together with proven experience of delivering performance improvement interventions. They will be able to demonstrate professional and commercial acumen and possess strong senior level influencing and stakeholder management skills. The successful candidate will have experience in leading, developing and delivering a change programme whilst improving employee engagement.

CIPD level 7 and MSc/ MA in Human Resource management or equivalent qualification is essential.

To apply for this position please submit a CV and cover letter to recruitment@portonbiopharma.com.

Please use 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 and reserves the right to interview suitable candidates prior to the closing date or extend the closing date if required.

 

To download the job description please click here

PBL579 Pharmaceutical Stores Assistant

Salary: Circa £20200 per annum

Closing Date: 19th June 2020

Reference Number: PBL579

Job Purpose / Summary

The main responsibilities of the posts will be to assist with the receipt, storage, stock control, dispensing and issuing of raw materials and goods to the pharmaceutical manufacturing units in accordance with the regulations governing the production of vaccines and therapeutics – Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). Attention to detail and the accurate completion of documentation and records are essential requirements of the post.

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.

To apply for this position please submit a CV and covering 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

PBL582 QC First Line Manager

Salary: Circa £34,000.00 per annum, dependant on experience

Closing Date: 5th June 2020

Reference Number: PBL582

Job Summary

The role is to lead, motivate and manage the Environmental Monitoring Team, one of the QC Microbiology Units, which performs Environmental Monitoring (EM) of critical pharmaceutical manufacturing operations and supports the site’s validation activities. The team also supports the EM programme, compliance and training across site to all functions by providing specialist training in microbiological environmental monitoring methods and water sampling. The team is also responsible in processing EM and water results and generating data summaries and reports.

The post holder will be customer focused and deliver continuous improvement activities and be a subject matter expert for microbiological and environmental monitoring tests and issues encountered during the manufacturing and testing of PBL licensed products.

 The post holder will

  • Lead, motivate and manage the performance and output of the EM Team to ensure that the team objectives are met in a timely manner.
  • Identify and implement improvements to the sitewide EM programme.
  • Maintain training levels across site to the highest standard for EM and compliance.
  • Monitor, schedule and ensure efficient throughput of Environmental Monitoring and Water data.
  • Plan and organise schedules for EM Team to ensure adequate assistance is provided to support critical manufacturing processes.
  • Escalate, troubleshoot and provide solutions to any unexpected issues arising in the laboratory or during EM.
  • Perform monthly one-to-one meetings with team members, provide support and monitor their progression against set objectives.
  • Be involved in writing and updating standard operating procedures relating to environmental monitoring and water sampling.
  • Conduct investigations, initiate and execute CAPAs and Compliance Action Items in a timely manner. Additionally, generate, write and perform technical review/ approval of EM and validation reports, and result summaries
  • Attend training courses that contribute to the efficiency of the operating systems and are beneficial to the post holder’s personal development.
  • Coach and support QC staff by assisting in training and qualifying all production and other staff, as necessary in the techniques and procedures for microbiological environmental monitoring and water sampling.
  • Support QC staff in carrying out environmental monitoring for critical manufacturing operations.
  • Undertake all work in accordance with Porton Down’s Code of safety practice and quality systems.
  • Operate in compliance with SOPs, c/GMPs and other regulatory requirements.
  • Execute EM testing if required.
  • Support microbiological testing and result review/ verification if required.

 

We are looking for a highly motivated quality professional with drive and passion to inspire and deliver through the team reporting to them. A team player with demonstrated leadership and supervisory abilities. Must be educated to degree level in Microbiology or relevant life-sciences subject, equivalent level qualification or significant experience of working at a similar level in specialist area and ideally have a post graduate qualification in Microbiology. The candidate must have experience working in a pharmaceutical GMP environment and good knowledge and understanding of Environmental Monitoring in Sterile Manufacturing.

 For further information or an informal discussion about the post, please contact: recruitment@portonbiopharma.com

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

PBL583 Project Manager

Salary: Circa £48600.00 per annum, dependant on experience

Closing Date: 29th May 2020

Reference Number: PBL583

Job Summary......

Provide active management, of a portfolio of assigned pharmaceutical product and process development related projects and to have prime responsibility for operational liaison with project stakeholders, both internal and external, to ensure completion of projects to high standards and to develop PBL`s reputation and relationships.

Act as an internal project champion and customer for a specified product(s) or application(s) and maintain current understanding of;

  • The production processes and associated analysis
  • Production and testing costs
  • The regulatory environment and impact on the product
  • The product application
  • The market place and understanding of risks to income
  • Competitor activities
  • Potentially competing technologies/patents
  • Seek potential collaborations to enhance income/efficiency or cost reductions
  • Initiate and prioritise margin improving projects

The post holder will...….

Be the focal point for all project communication, ensuring project sponsors, stakeholders and team members kept appropriately informed.

Establish, in conjunction with line management, operational project teams. To provide leadership, manage relationships and motivate the teams throughout the project life cycle

Establish and set budgets for operational projects as part of the annual budgeting process and as appropriate.

Develop and maintain detailed plans to assure efficient delivery of complex projects.

Ensure project risk register is in place and develop contingency plans as appropriate

Support Business Development in developing the customer relationship pre-contract and then post contract signature act as the primary customer interface

Manage contract organisations to ensure product quality and high service level.

Act as project champion and by working effectively with colleagues to maximise commercial benefits of assigned product to PBL.

We are looking for.....

A life science graduate with extensive project and line management experience in regulated manufacturing. They will have completed complex projects from initiation to post project review including budgetary control and have experience of line managing an operational team in a manufacturing organisation. The ideal candidate will have experience in a GMP environment and an appreciation of business drivers and product management. Ideally the candidate will have pharmaceutical product development knowledge and experience.

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

PBL584 QC First Line Manager

Salary: Circa £34,000.00 per annum, plus 7% shift allowance, dependant on experience

Closing Date: 12th June 2020

Reference Number: PBL584

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 10 staff consisting of Senior QC Analyst, QC Analysts and QC Technicians performing essential analysis on Biopharmaceutical products including raw materials, in-process, release and stability testing. This positions also requires you to support a QC shift Rota (2 weeks late shift, 6 weeks normal shift) for QC in-process testing, and is inclusive of a 7% shift allowance.

Main Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to;

  • To operate the QC Analytical Services Laboratory in compliance with Porton Biopharma’s safety policy and cGMP.
  • To manage and lead the QC Analytical Services Laboratory and to meet manufacturing deadlines.
  • Responsible for staff recruitment, appraisals and management to ‘Policies and Procedures’ documents. Planning of staff work schedules, resource management and costing work programmes.
  • Utilising technical skills to validate specialised chemical and biochemical tests procedures to internationally recognised regulatory guidelines. Conduct problem solving investigations to resolve issues affecting Pharmaceutical manufacture.
  • Train staff within the QC Analytical Services Department in laboratory techniques and Quality Management Systems to GMP requirements. Assist staff within QC Analytical Services Department with their ongoing development to aid their career and personal progression.
  • To ensure that clinical pharmaceutical products are tested from raw materials and in-process samples to finished products to demonstrate that they meet the specification prior to each batch release for administration to patients.
  • Sign off authority for Pharmaceutical batch release tests
  • Review and approval of SOPs, Protocols and Risk Assessments.
  • Host audits both from internal and external parties
  • Write and review OOS investigations and deviation reports.

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 raw material analysis, inclusive of European Pharmacopoeia and United States Pharmacopeia, analytical techniques such as FTIR, UV-Vis and wet chemistry techniques. 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