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.

 

PBL516 Engineering Health & Safety Advisor

Salary: Circa £45,000.00 - £50,000.00 per annum, negotiable dependant on experience

Closing Date: 4th August 2019

Reference Number: PBL516

Job Summary…

Implementation of PBL’s Safety Policy, through the support of the Director of Engineering in the management, monitoring, auditing and awareness of Engineering Health and Safety. The post holder will manage the PBL Engineering permit to work and engineering dynamic risk assessment system, they will also be responsible for providing health and safety support and advice for capital projects including F10 notifications to the HSE. Although this position reports directly to the PBL Engineering Manager, there will be a dotted line management with PBL’s Health & Safety Manager.

The post holder will…

Have pre-existing Health & Safety experience within a complex engineering focused environment and would be familiar with working within a highly regulated industry.

We are looking for…

  • The candidate to maintain oversight of the PBL Permit to Work System and ensure competency levels are maintained by Appointed Permit Issuers. Identify and control engineering hazards in the workplace.
  • Ensure that all Engineering H&S procedures and rules are adhered to and are regularly updated and communicated to the key stakeholders
  • Inspect engineering facilities; review plans and specifications to new equipment to make sure that they meet engineering safety standards.
  • Manage Engineering hazards on site with regards working at height, confined spaces, hot works, maintenance workshops and pressure systems.
  • Key point of contact and H&S support and advice for the Capital Projects Group. Ensure the completion and regular review of engineering risk assessments for work equipment and operations.
  • Maintain close liaison with technical, engineering, primary maintenance contractor and administrative staff to ensure compliance with regulations pertaining to Health & Safety.
  • Actively maintain a personal high level of awareness of Engineering Health & Safety practice of existing and future Health & Safety legislation.
  • Develop and administer procedures in conjunction with the H&S manager to ensure compliance with Health and Safety in engineering and capital projects areas.
  • Develop a robust specific system of auditing and monitoring of the Engineering department in accordance with current Health and Safety legislation and site H&S requirements.
  • Contribute to the development of safety standards and systems applied to the Engineering Department with consultation with PBL’s H&S Manager.
  • Participate and lead as necessary in emergency and unplanned events including participating in on call duty for evenings and weekends. Participate in engineering compliance, safety groups and in investigations of accidents and incidents as necessary.
  • To assist the H&S manager improve training in Engineering H&S subjects. Training employees and contractors on engineering safety issues
  • To contribute promoting the image of PBL as a centre of excellence in safety through personal example and maintaining safety awareness.
  • To provide regular reports to the Maintenance Manager and Director of Engineering.
  • To perform any other duties required by the Line manager commensurate with grade.
  • To undertake work in accordance with the PBL's H&S policies, to work within any Quality Systems that is applicable to PBL and comply with all PBL policies and procedures.

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

Stuart.naylor@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 to recruitment@portonbiopharma.com.

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

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PBL515 QC Technician

Salary: Circa £20,000 per annum, negotiable dependant on experience

Closing Date: 12th August 2019

Reference Number: PBL515

Job Summary …

The Biological Technical Services Group within Quality Control at Porton Down provides a specialist ACDP level 2 and 3 containment testing service. Both microbiological and bioassay testing is performed for products manufactured by the production and product development groups.

The post holder will…

The post holder will support the work being performed within QC BTSG by maintaining a clean environment and stocking essential laboratory supplies. Microbiology laboratory testing will be carried out after training and post holder will assist with complex specialist testing within the facilities.

The post holder will be required to maintain the highest standards of data integrity.

 We are looking for…

Applicants should have a GSCEs or equivalent in Maths, English and Science. Candidates should be able to communicate clearly, possessing good writing and data entry skills. Candidates will need to have a flexible approach to work, be able to work effectively as part of a team as well as being proactive and able to work on their own initiative.

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

PBL514 Production Technician

Salary: Circa £20,000 per annum, negotiable dependant on experience

Closing Date: 31st July 2019

Reference Number: PBL514

Job Summary…

The position is in the Immuno team who produce Anthrax Vaccine. The successful applicant will be responsible for manufacturing Anthrax Vaccine to cGMP standards as well as standard housekeeping tasks to keep the unit compliant

The post holder will…

We are looking for a well organised person with good documentation skills and work ethic. Previous GMP experience will be beneficial but not essential as training will be provided.

We are looking for…

  • The candidate to perform a range of routine Production and some non-routine technical procedures and understand the rationale behind the procedures and practices.
  • Undertake all work in accordance with PBL’s Code of Safety Practice, Quality System and all other regulatory requirements.
  • Follow defined procedures, policies, rules, regulations and guidelines for all activities to ensure product meets the required standard
  • Generate and review documentation with regard to Risk Assessments and cGMP to ensure compliance of the unit with all necessary regulations.
  • Work diligently at all times. Complete documentation and records accurately and to a high standard.
  • Ensure the unit is maintained in a compliant state. Work to cGMP following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Codes of Practice. Keep updated on new rules and regulations.
  • Maintain production areas to the required standard using defined cleaning procedures.
  • Perform and record environmental monitoring and water sampling in cGMP areas in accordance with documented procedures. Monitor and record air pressures and hot and cold facility temperatures.
  • Analyse information and make decisions based on assessment.
  • Assist validation department with validation protocols on equipment.
  • Maintain and use a variety of laboratory equipment.
  • Work with a range of hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals.
  • Be competent in and perform aseptic techniques.
  • Be qualified to work in a clean room environment and in containment level 3 suites.
  • Work accurately and with good hand eye co-ordination, sometimes for prolonged periods of time.
  • Operate autoclaves and sterilising ovens and have an appropriate level of understanding to review cycle data as a senior operator.

For further information or an informal discussion about the post, please contact: Graham Douglas on 01980 557102 or graham.douglas@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 to 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

PBL513 Process Validation Lead

Salary: Circa £55,000 per annum negotiable dependant on experience

Reference Number: PBL513

Job Summary…

This role of the Process Validation Lead is to define and coordinate the execution of Performance Qualification and Process Performance Qualification activities in support of PBL manufacturing activities and in accordance with Regulatory requirements and to manage the Process Validation team at PBL.

The post holder will…

A knowledge of Validation Life Cycle documentation deliverables and how to implement a Risk based approach is central to the skills base of this position.

The role will include the writing, review, approval (as required) and execution of Process Validation plans, protocols and reports and the coordination of support activities to deliver on time a high standard of documentation.

The candidate will have a Degree in Science or Engineering or equivalent and recognised academic achievement and project management. They will also have people line management experience.

We are looking for…

The post holder will be expected to attend Project group meetings, liaise with PBL support teams, regulatory bodies and peers to establish data for inclusion into protocols and reports.

The position holder should be prepared to execute and witness Process Validation studies in line with the production schedule.

The following is a description of the main duties and responsibilities;

  1. To coordinate the execution of the Validation Master Plan with respect to Process Validation activities.
  2. Assess Change Control documentation to determine change impact with respect to the validation requirements and report appropriately.
  3. To support operational areas in the implementation of change.
  4. Supports Process Validation activities.
  5. Define Process Validation Strategies.
  6. Author and review Process Validation plans, protocols and reports ensuring compliance to PBL policies and procedures as required.
  7. Approve Process Validation plans, protocols and reports ensuring compliance to PBL policies and procedures as required.
  8. Schedule and support Process Validation executions.
  9. High level of technical and scientific writing required.
  10. Understand and apply statistical tools for development of protocols and data analysis for Process Validation (as per current FDA/MHRA Process validation lifecycle guidelines).
  11. Lead Continued Process Verification activities including the generation of CPV plans and reporting.
  12. Present Process Validation documents at regulatory audits.
  13. Performs process investigations with relevant departments as required.
  14. Performs product and process impact assessments.
  15. Participates in or leads process and quality risk assessments.
  16. Presents findings at group and at interdepartmental meetings.
  17. Communicate information on current process data which may impact Process Validation.
  18. Maintain and review the Product Control Strategy for all products. Understand the functional relationships that link CMA/CPP/PP to CQA.
  19. To ensure the timely completion of Deviations and the closure of CAPAs
  1. Coordinate Contractor or permanent resources to deliver timely documentation in support of Process Validation activities

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 to 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

PBL512 Process Validation Specialist

Salary: circa £40,000 per annum, negotiable dependant on experience

Reference Number: PBL512

Job Summary…

This role of the Process Validation Specialist is to coordinate the execution of Performance Qualification and Process Performance Qualification activities in support of PBL manufacturing activities and in accordance with Regulatory requirements.

The post holder will…

Have knowledge of Validation Life Cycle documentation deliverables and how to implement a Risk based approach is central to the skills base of this position.

The role will include the writing, review and execution of Process Validation plans, protocols and reports and the coordination of support activities to deliver on time a high standard of documentation.

The candidate will have a degree in Science or Engineering or equivalent and recognised academic achievement and have Project Management experience.

We are looking for…

The post holder will be expected to attend Project group meetings, liaise with PBL support teams, regulatory bodies and peers to establish data for inclusion into protocols and reports.

The position holder should be prepared to execute and witness Process Validation studies in line with the production schedule.

The following is a description of the main duties and responsibilities;

  • To coordinate the execution of the Validation Master Plan with respect to Process Validation activities.
  • Assess Change control documentation to determine change impact with respect to the validation requirements and report appropriately.
  • To support operational areas in the implementation of change.
  • Supports Process Validation activities.
  • Define Process Validation Strategies in conjunction with the Process Validation Lead
  • Author and review Process Validation plans, protocols and reports ensuring compliance to PBL policies and procedures.
  • Schedule and support Process Validation executions.
  • High level of technical and scientific writing required.
  • Understand and Applies statistical tools for development of protocols and data analysis for Process Validation (as per current FDA/MHRA Process validation lifecycle guidelines). Participate in Continued Process Verification Activities (CPV) including the generation of CPV plans and CPV reporting.
  • Present Process Validation documents at regulatory audits.
  • Performs process investigations with relevant departments as required.
  • Performs product and process impact assessments.
  • Participates in or Lead process and quality risk assessments.
  • Presents findings at group and at interdepartmental meetings.
  • Communicate information on current process data which may impact Process Validation.
  • Maintain and review the Product Control Strategy for all products. Understand the functional relationships that link CMA/CPP to CQA.
  • To ensure the timely completion of Deviations and the closure of CAPAs

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 to recruitment@portonbiopharma.com

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

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PBL511 Production Technician (x3)

Salary: Circa £20,000 per annum, negotiable dependant on experience

Closing Date: 31st July 2019

Reference Number: PBL511

Job Summary………………..

The position is in the Immuno team who produce Anthrax Vaccine. The successful applicant will be responsible for manufacturing Anthrax   Vaccine to cGMP standards as well as standard housekeeping tasks to keep the unit compliant

The post holder will…………

  • Perform a range of routine Production and some non-routine technical procedures and understand the rationale behind the procedures and practices.
  • Undertake all work in accordance with PBL’s Code of Safety Practice, Quality System and all other regulatory requirements.
  • Follow defined procedures, policies, rules, regulations and guidelines for all activities to ensure product meets the required standard.
  • Generate and review documentation with regard to Risk Assessments and cGMP to ensure compliance of the unit with all necessary regulations.
  • Work diligently at all times. Complete documentation and records accurately and to a high standard.
  • Ensure the unit is maintained in a compliant state. Work to cGMP following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Codes of Practice. Keep updated on new rules and regulations.
  • Perform and record environmental monitoring and water sampling in cGMP areas in accordance with documented procedures. Monitor and record air pressures and hot and cold facility temperatures.
  • Analyse information and make decisions based on assessment.
  • Assist validation department with validation protocols on equipment.
  • Maintain and use a variety of laboratory equipment.
  • Work with a range of hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals.
  • Be competent in and perform aseptic techniques.
  • Be qualified to work in a clean room environment and in containment level 3 suites.
  • Work accurately and with good hand eye co-ordination, sometimes for prolonged periods of time.
  • Operate autoclaves and sterilising ovens and have an appropriate level of understanding to review cycle data as a senior operator.

We are looking for……………….

A well organised person with good documentation skills and work ethic. Previous GMP experience will be beneficial but not essential as training will be provided.

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

Graham Douglas on 01980 557102 or graham.douglas@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 to 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

PBL444 QC Micro Technologist

Salary: Circa £23,500 per annum, negotiable dependant on experience

Closing Date: 31st July 2019

Reference Number: PBL444

Job 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.

The post holder will have…………

  • 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.

 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.

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

PBL433 QC Micro Technologist

Salary: Circa £23,500 per annum, negotiable dependant on experience

Closing Date: 31st July 2019

Reference Number: PBL433

Job 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.

The post holder will have…………

  • 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.

 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.

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

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PBL419 Senior QC Micro Technologist

Salary: Circa £25,000 negotiable dependant on experience

Closing Date: 31st July 2019

Reference Number: PBL419

Job Summary…

Quality Control Bacteriology Technical Services team performs specialist microbiological testing to assist licensed pharmaceutical manufacture in compliance with GMP.

 We are looking for…

A candidate who has a high level of knowledge, understanding and practical experience of pharmaceutical microbiology. The applicant will be educated to degree level in a relevant subject or significant experience of working in a laboratory at a similar level or in a similar role. Applicant will need to demonstrate excellent communication and computer skills in addition to working with a team of microbiologists.

The post holder will…

  • Operate in compliance in GMP and quality systems
  • Knowledge and experience of Quality Management Systems including non-conformances, change management and quality risk management
    • Supervise a small team of technologists
    • Undertake and perform microbiological QC analyses in the Quality Control Bacteriology Technical Services Unit
    • Able to work with minimal supervision and to strict deadlines
    • Supervise and organise the workload, on a day to day basis, of the Bacteriology Technical Services Unit.
    • Strong understanding of QC microbiological assays, eg bioburden, endotoxin, water testing, disinfectant efficacy and environmental monitoring as well as microbial identification
    • Confident to train junior staff in processes and procedures
    • Perform data verification of test data and results

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

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PBL434 QC Environmental Monitoring & Training Team Leader

Salary: Circa £30,000 per annum negotiable dependent upon experience.

Closing Date: 4th August 2019

Reference Number: PBL434

Job Purpose…

The successful candidate will lead the Environmental Monitoring Team to successfully deliver Porton Biopharma Limited’s (PBL) environmental monitoring programme. The post holder will oversee the Environmental Monitoring Team to assist in the on-time delivery of products and will be responsible for a team of circa 5 Quality Professionals.

The post holder will…

  • Lead, motivate and manage the performance and output of the Environmental Monitoring to ensure that all team objectives are met in a timely manner.
  • Maintain training levels across site to the highest standard for Environmental Monitoring.
  • Maintain the Environmental Monitoring Qualification Spreadsheet.
  • Liaise with QC Administrators to ensure efficient throughput of Environmental Monitoring and Water data.
  • Plan and organise schedules for Environmental Monitoring personnel to ensure adequate assistance is provided to support critical manufacturing processes.
  • 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.
  • Attend training courses that contribute to the efficiency of the operating systems and are beneficial to the post holder’s personal development.
  • Support QC Technologists and Senior Technologists (Monitoring and Training) 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 Technologists and Senior Technologists (Monitoring and Training) 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 cGMP.

We are looking for…

A highly motivated quality professional with drive and passion to inspire and deliver through the team reporting to them. The successful applicant will be educated to degree level in a scientific discipline relevant to the post and a post graduate degree in Pharmaceutical Microbiology or relevant microbiological subject would be desirable. Experience of working within a cGMP or regulated environment, experience of Environmental Monitoring and experience of leading a team and training staff is essential.

Applicants should be prepared to meet the requirements of production schedules which may include working out of hours and weekends

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 reserve the right to close this role early should a suitable applicant be found.

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PBL509 Technical Support Specialist

Salary: Circa £36,460.00 per annum, negotiable dependant on experience

Closing Date: 31st July 2019

Reference Number: PBL 509

Job Summary…..

The Technical Support Specialist reports directly to the Technical Operations Manager. This position is a technical role primarily to support and improve the processes, policies, people and procedures associated with the manufacture of products at Porton Biopharma. The Technical Support Specialist will actively participate or lead in identifying and bringing into use new technologies, investigate and resolve technical issues, participate in projects, generate reports, protocols and other GxP documentation and provide technical input, advice and training as appropriate.

The post holder will…..

The Technical Support Specialist will have an in-depth knowledge and practical experience of GMP manufacturing methods typically associated with cell culture, fermentation, purification, filling, freeze drying and inspection. This also includes a knowledge of clean room classification, HVAC systems, aseptic processing, process simulations, cleaning methods, environmental monitoring and control, clean room gowning, validation, sanitization and sterilization methods.

We are looking for…..

An individual with proven practical experience of working within a fast moving GMP environment. The role will require the individual to be highly flexible and capable of managing several activities simultaneously. Problem solving skills, strong technical writing ability, project management and hands on experience of Fermentation and Aseptic processes are essential.

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

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PBL490 Calibration Document Controller

Salary: Circa £27,000

Closing Date: 10th July 2019

Reference Number: PBL490

Job Purpose…

The Calibration Document Controller is responsible for the administration of all work orders, calibration laboratory documentation, procurement and service contracts for the Porton Biopharma Ltd (PBL) Calibration Department.

The post holder will…

  • Perform the administration of all calibration assessments and failure reports
  • Initiate non-conformances on failures
  • Liaise with production staff to organise delivery and pick up of bench top equipment to and from calibration laboratory
  • Perform the administration of calibration service contracts and procurement documentation
  • Carry out audits of external contractors for calibration services
  • Provide oral or written reports when required
  • Manage off site calibrations of equipment
  • Manage on site calibrations by external contractors within the calibration laboratory
  • Review calibration certificates and the closing of work orders in Maximo
  • Prepare for regulatory audit inspections

We are looking for…

The successful applicant will have significant experience of administering/ overseeing calibration work and the review of the associated documentation. They will also need to have a high level of organisational and time management skills and be able to prioritise their workload effectively. The successful candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to build good working relationships and be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.

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

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PBL436 QC Senior Technologist

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

Closing Date: 26th July 2019

Reference Number: PBL436

Job Summary…

The Biological Technical Services Group within Quality Control at Porton Down provides a specialist ACDP level 2 and 3 containment testing service. Both microbiological and bioassay testing is performed for products manufactured by the production and product development groups. The post holder will lead and perform testing using a range of specialist microbiological assays and perform specialised bioassays for the testing pharmaceutical products and will be required to train team members, assist in development projects and maintain the highest standards of data integrity.

The post holder will…

  • Perform microbiological tests to support Porton Biopharma’s development and production programmes.
  • Support the QC Home Office project license team by performing or assisting with bioassay tasks working at ACDP containment level 2 and 3.
  • Collect, collate and report routine data and information. Provide data and information to assessments, analyses and interpretation of project tasks.
  • Maintain an up to date awareness of regulatory and scientific advances by attending training courses or meetings that contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of staff training and working practices that are beneficial to the post holder’s development.
  • Provide leadership within the team and develop competencies within the team from your specialist knowledge.
  • In line with overall responsibilities, to perform any other tasks assigned, or objectives set, by the line manager.
  • Undertake all work in accordance with Porton Down Code of Safety Practice and Quality Systems
  • Comply with all Porton Biopharma Limited policies and procedures 

The post holder may be required on occasion to work flexibly to meet the needs of the business, this may include early morning, evening and weekend work.

We are looking for…

The successful candidate will be educated to BSc or equivalent in relevant biological science and MSc or equivalent in a relevant biological science would be desirable but not essential. We are looking for at least three years of microbiology laboratory experience (ideally at ACDP Containment Level 3) and knowledge of plate-based assays (cell and/or ELISA) would be an advantage. A successful track record of working in a regulated environment and preparing test documentation/ procedures is required.

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 496 QC Stability Technician

Salary: Starting salary £20,000, negotiable dependent upon experience + 7% shift enhancement

Closing Date: 5th July 2019

Reference Number: PBL496

Job Purpose……

A crucial part of the pharmaceutical production process is undertaken by the Quality Control Department, which performs chemical and biochemical testing to ensure that the manufactured product is safe, efficacious and fit for patient use as a pharmaceutical material. To provide support for the chemical and biochemical analyses performed by QC technologists within Analytical QC department to support the manufacture of Porton Biopharma’s licensed pharmaceutical products; as required by EU Directive 91/356/EEC for GMP compliance.

The testing of in process and finished product samples, to defined specifications, while ensuring that work performed within the laboratories is carried out in accordance with the statutory requirements of current GMP and corporate statutory health and safety requirements.

The post holder will be required to work shift rotation. This rotation includes 2 weeks out of 8 weeks where the shift is 2-10pm and potential weekend working (schedule dependent).

We are looking for…

A full time, 12 month fixed term contract for QC Stability Technician to perform analyses within the QC department of our pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. The ideal candidate will have 2 A levels in numerate or Science subjects as a minimum.

The successful candidate will have working knowledge or experience within a regulated or cGMP environment. Experience in setting up stability studies, writing stability protocols and reports. Other key skills include the ability to work to deadlines, technical report writing, problem solving, the ability to work as part of a project team and good computer literacy.

 The post holder will…

  • Completion of QC forms and associated paperwork
  • Sample delivery between the stability department and the QC laboratories
  • Data entry into Excel spreadsheets and other databases
  • Order consumables and chemicals for the laboratories
  • Archive old documents
  • Competition of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) paperwork
  • The collection and distribution of GxP documentation for QC
  • To ensure documentation (SOP’s, Specifications, Monographs, MSDS’s etc) within the department are current and copies are available
  • To maintain accurate records and filing systems
  • Ability to follow all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
  • Assist with housekeeping in Analytical QC
  • Disposal of toxic, hazardous and non-hazardous waste generated within Analytical QC
  • Calibration and scheduled maintenance of Analytical equipment
  • Maintain stock lists in QC Stability

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.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy should a suitable candidate be found.

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PBL 506 Senior QC Technologist

Salary: Circa £25,000 per annum

Reference Number: PBL 506

Job Purpose…

To supervise, 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.

Quality Control Bacteriology Technical Services team performs specialist microbiological testing to assist licensed pharmaceutical manufacture in compliance with GMP.

 The post holder will…

  • Operate in compliance in GMP and quality systems
  • Knowledge and experience of Quality Management Systems including non-conformances, change management and quality risk management
  • Supervise a small team of technologists
  • Undertake and perform microbiological QC analyses in the Quality Control Bacteriology Technical Services Unit
  • Able to work with minimal supervision and to strict deadlines
  • Supervise and organise the workload, on a day to day basis, of the Bacteriology Technical Services Unit.
  • Strong understanding of QC microbiological assays, e.g. bioburden, endotoxin, water testing, disinfectant efficacy and environmental monitoring as well as microbial identification
  • Relevant microbiological experience, including working at ACDP Containment Levels 2 and 3
  • Experience of working in a Quality Management System, and working knowledge of CAPA, change management and quality risk management
  • Confident to train junior staff in processes and procedures
  • Perform data verification of test data and results

 We are looking for…

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject or will have significant proven experience of working in a laboratory at a similar level or a similar role. You will need to demonstrate a high level of knowledge, understanding and practical experience of pharmaceutical microbiology. The successful candidate will be a great communicator with excellent attention to detail and will have the capability to respond to unexpected demands and schedule changes.

To apply for this position please email and 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.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy should a suitable candidate be found.

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PBL505 Unit Supervisor (Production Finishing Unit)

Salary: Starting salary £23,500 negotiable dependent upon experience

Reference Number: PBL505

Job Purpose…

The post is located within the Product Finishing Unit (PFU). PFU is a GMP manufacturing facility focused on the filling, freeze drying and visual inspection of pharmaceutical products. Working in a highly regulated environment, you'll be responsible for the day to day support and management of junior staff in the income generating activities of Porton Biopharma Ltd (PBL) by providing a technical lead in the manufacture of biopharmaceutical products within a GMP/ISO-9001 production facility.

The post holder will…

The post holder will report to and support the Team Leader by supervising manufacturing operations and ensuring they are performed in a timely and compliant manner to current GMP (cGMP) requirements. This role will involve supervising a team of technicians while they undertake a range of tasks, from preparation and use of operational equipment to preparation and completion of Quality documentation. Full training will be provided where required.

Main duties include but are not limited to:

  • Carry out duties involved in the manufacture of biopharmaceuticals to GMP and ISO 9001 requirements as directed.
  • Ensure that the facility is maintained in a compliant state and that the product/materials are manufactured to appropriate regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for the provision of all consumables, supplies, etc. required for the process and documented storage of materials generated.
  • Manage and support junior staff in all their activities and ensure they are adequately trained in all operational processes.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all staff adhere to, and all operations are carried out to, strict GMP guidelines.
  • To undertake all necessary training to enable the post holder to carry out his/her duties to the required standard.
  • Assist the Unit Manager/Team Leader in the completion of annual and six-monthly staff appraisals.
  • Generate and review documentation with regard to risk assessments and cGMP, e.g. SOPs, to ensure compliance of the Unit with all necessary regulations. Complete documentation and records accurately and to a high standard.
  • To assist in the timely closure of non-conformances, CAPAs and change controls.
  • Work accurately with good hand and eye co-ordination, sometimes for prolonged periods of time.
  • Required to work extended hours on critical processing days.
  • Perform a wide range of routine and some non-routine technical procedures and understand the rationale behind the procedures and practices.
  • To undertake work in accordance with PBL Health and Safety Policies and procedures and to work within any Quality systems that are appropriate to the site.

 We are looking for…

Applicants should be educated to an HNC level (or equivalent) or have significant equivalent GMP production experience. Candidates should also have significant experience in a relevant technical area and a good working knowledge of cGMP requirements and how to implement them in the workplace. Applicants should be able to communicate clearly and possess good writing and data entry skills, have well-developed problem-solving skills and the ability to respond to sudden unexpected demands. Lastly applicants should have a flexible approach to work, be able to work effectively as part of a team and be proactive able to work on their own initiative when required.

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.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy should a suitable candidate be found.

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PBL503 Senior Process Development Scientist

Salary: Circa £27,000 per annum

Closing Date: 31st July 2019

Reference Number: PBL503

Job Purpose

The Development Group plays 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 bio therapeutics and healthcare interventions. Projects may comprise the development of research designs and/or the improvement of existing commercial processes. The Development Group is organized into 4 core teams responsible for in vitro culture processes, downstream processes, analytical method development and product development respectively.

The post-holder will contribute to the income generating activities of the Development Group by providing technical support in the development of manufacturing processes for biopharmaceutical products within ISO 9001 laboratories.

The post holder will…

Provide a scientific and technical specialism in the area of Downstream Processing to projects involved in the development of processes for the manufacture of biopharmaceutical products. The post holder will be knowledgeable in the area of Quality by Design/Design of experiments, protein purification, process development, scale-up and validation. They will be required to work in multi-disciplinary teams, leading as required to deliver key objectives. They will contribute to the generation of experimental designs, presentation of work to internal and external customers and the preparation of scientific publications, technical reports and project proposals. The post holder will contribute to process validation and manufacture problem solving activities and 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.

The post holder will be responsible for training staff within the area of specialism and supervising operational laboratories ensuring that work is undertaken to Porton Biopharma quality and safety policies. When required they will work to the requirements of European and US cGMPs. Additionally, the post holder will be required to maintain an interest in and actively seek out innovations through collaborations within and outside the organization as necessary to benefit the project and/or department.

We are looking for…
The successful applicant should hold 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.

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.

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

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PBL498 Validation Technologist (Facilities & Utility)

Salary: Starting Salary £29,335 negotiable dependent upon experience.

Reference Number: PBL498

Job Purpose…

The Facilities Validation department supports cGMP manufacturing activities and is responsible for ensuring compliance to the cGMP guidelines on Validation activities.

The purpose of this role is to execute validation activities relating to Facilities and Utilities. This will involve coordination with Engineering, Production, QC and QA departments to ensure a timely delivery of the qualification report.

The post holder may be expected to supervise contractor resource where appropriate with responsibility to ensure adequate training and supervision is provided.

The post holder will be required to write, review and where appropriate approve validation reports prior to execution, followed by report generation. The core activities will include thermal and microbiological testing of:

  • Autoclaves (BSEN-285)
  • Depyrogenation ovens
  • Extraction Tanks
  • Centrifuges
  • Vessels
  • (but not limited to) the qualification of Facilities and Utilities.

The post holder will...

  • Generate, review (technical) and execute process validation protocols (thermal and microbiological testing)
  • Create Process validation reports
  • Use the Electronic Quality Management System (EQMS) to manage appropriate corrective action plans and report through the PBL non-conformance system, for failures/performance issues.
  • Write and review Risk assessments
  • Manage work schedule as planned by the validation schedule co-ordinator
  • Coordinate Contractor or permanent resources to deliver timely documentation in support of Process Validation activities
  • Ensure Process Validation procedures are aligned with regulatory requirements
  • Meet all internal regulatory training requirements (internal training provided)

We are looking for...

A person with at least 12 months hands-on validation experience, able to perform thermal mapping studies and write protocols and reports. A sound knowledge of the Validation Life cycle and documentation deliverables is an essential requirement.

Other
In addition to Utilities and Sterilisation validation activities the post holder will be expected to undertake any related validation activities deemed necessary by line management. This could include the generation of validation documentation in accordance with the full validation life cycle for equipment, utilities and facilities.

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.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy should a suitable candidate be found.

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PBL494 QC Microbiology First Line Manager

Salary: Circa £36,000 per annum

Reference Number: PBL494

Job Purpose…

The role is to lead, motivate and manage one of the QC Microbiology Units, which provides specialist microbiological testing services in support of licensed pharmaceutical manufacture at PBL, Porton Down, to successfully deliver quality products on time in full in compliance with cGMP. This role will provide line management for a team of circa 8 Quality Professionals.

The post holder will…

  • Operate in compliance with cGMP, including management of one of the QC Microbiology Units facilities and equipment.
  • Manage, lead and motivate one of the QC Microbiology Units in the planning, resource management, direction and performance of specialist microbiological analyses and testing to regulatory/customer requirements to support pharmaceutical manufacture.
  • Recognise and play a lead role with internal and external customers in the development of novel microbiological techniques in support of project requirements, regulatory requirements and business needs.
  • Support PBL in performance of validation programmes to meet regulatory/customer requirements.
  • Take and maintain a lead role in the preparation, approval and maintenance of procedures, protocols and reports in accordance with customer requirements and regulatory needs.
  • Provide specialist training to one of the QC Microbiology Units and also to personnel involved in GMP manufacturing activities at PBL if required.
  • Maintain up to date awareness of regulatory and scientific advances by attending training courses and meetings that contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of staff training and working practices that are beneficial to the post holder’s development.
  • Suggest and implement changes to work practices/procedures within the framework of regulations.
  • Undertake work in accordance with the Porton Down site Health and Safety policies and procedures and work within any Quality Systems that are applicable to the site.
  • Deputise for the QC Microbiology Manager, when required.

We are looking for…

A highly motivated quality professional with drive and passion to inspire and deliver through the team reporting to them. They will be educated to degree level or equivalent in an appropriate scientific discipline and a post-graduate degree in life/applied science or equivalent would be desirable. The successful applicant will be a strong manager with an up to date microbiology background and proven experience in the pharma industry. The post holder will be customer focused and deliver continuous improvement activities and be a subject matter expert for microbiological issues encountered during the manufacturing and testing of PBL licensed products. Previous experience of managing laboratory staff and associated activities is essential.

The successful applicant should be prepared to participate in out of hours on call rota if required and be prepared to meet the requirements of manufacturing schedules which may include working out of hours or weekends.

For further information regarding this role 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.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy should a suitable candidate be found.

PBL492 Senior Production Technician

Salary: Starting salary £20,000 per annum negotiable dependent upon experience

Reference Number: PBL492

Job Purpose…

This post is located within Zones1-4 of the Pharmaceutical Production Centre (PPC). PPC Zones 1-4 is dedicated to the manufacture of Erwinase within two manufacturing sub units the Therapeutics Protein Unit (TPU) and Product Finishing Unit (PFU), both units are GMP manufacturing facilities. TPU performs downstream purification of the therapeutic products and PFU performs aseptic processing and final fill, freeze drying and visual inspection of the product. The team is responsible for the production of pharmaceutical products, preparation of components and the operation of production equipment. Day to day tasks also include maintaining the facility via specialist cleaning procedures, monitoring environmental conditions and performing aseptic processes within a cleanroom environment.

The post holder will…

Report to the Production Supervisor and will support the Production Supervisor to meet team targets by ensuring activities supporting manufacturing 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, to completion of Quality documentation. Full training will be provided where required.

We are looking for…

Applicants should have a GCSE in Maths, English and Science. 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. Candidates will need to have a flexible approach to work, be able to work effectively as part of a team as well as being proactive and able to work on their own initiative.

For further information 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.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy should a suitable candidate be found.

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PBL465 QC Microbiology Manager

Salary: Circa £50,000 per annum

Reference Number: PBL465

Job Purpose…

The successful candidate will lead the Microbiology Department to successfully deliver quality products on time in full. This role will provide Line Management for 4 area managers supervising established teams within the Microbiology Department. The overall team equates to approximately 30 quality professionals.

The post holder will…

  • Work with other managers within the Quality team to ensure that manufacturing and quality activities are performed in compliance with all the regulations and other requirements including: The Rules & Guidance for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers' and Distributors, cGMP guidance, and other regulations governing PBL activities.
  • Lead projects and deliver required outcomes in their own specialist area.
  • Lead, motivate, coach, mentor and manage the performance and output of the Microbiology Team (including direct managerial reports) and ensure that all team objectives are met in agreed timescales.
  • Maintain and develop the local standard operating procedures to secure effective working practices as well as compliance with relevant national, European and US legislation.
  • Monitor the performance of the systems under area of responsibility using KPIs and report to management.
  • Develop and implement an ongoing Quality Improvement Plan related to the systems under area of responsibility
  • Lead the development and implementation of an ongoing Health & Safety Plan for the team to secure the right level of performance, highlight failures and make recommendations for solutions.
  • In line with overall responsibilities, perform additional tasks assigned by the line manager.

We are looking for…

A highly motivated quality professional with drive and passion to inspire and deliver through the team reporting to them. They will be educated to degree level or equivalent in an appropriate scientific discipline and a post-graduate degree in life/applied science or equivalent would be desirable. The successful applicant will be a strong manager with an up to date microbiology background and proven experience in the pharma industry. The post holder will be customer focused, deliver continuous improvement activities and be a subject matter expert for microbiological issues encountered during the manufacturing and testing of PBL licensed products. Previous experience of managing laboratory staff and associated activities is essential.

The successful applicant should be prepared to participate in out of hours on call Rota if required and be prepared to meet the requirements of manufacturing schedules which may include working out of hours or weekends.

For further information 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

We reserve the right to close this vacancy should a suitable candidate be found.

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PBL491 Visual Inspection Production Technician

Salary: Starting salary £20,000 per annum negotiable dependent upon experience

Reference Number: PBL491

Job Purpose…

This post is part of the Product Finishing team within PBL’s Pharmaceutical Production Unit which is responsible for duties including media and equipment preparation, assisting with purification and formulation of Erwinase Drug Substance, sterile filtration, and aseptic processing within a Good Manufacturing Process (GMP) department.

This post will involve training and qualification in the visual inspection process. Once qualified, the post will involve manual visual inspection of all Erwinase vials as part of the product finishing process. Other visual inspection processes will also be undertaken such as media simulation and lactose fills when required. The main responsibility of the role is within the visual inspection team however when time permits there will be opportunities to engage in other aspects within the production unit. The post holder will report to the Product Finishing Team Leader/supervisor.

The post holder will…

The visual inspection team performs the manual 100% visual inspection of Erwinase vials, a process which involves a visual assessment of final drug product vials and the removal of rejected material from the batch. Full training will be provided and once qualified you will work together as part of the team to undertake the visual inspection of all Erwinase batches manufactured. This activity will take up the majority of the time however there are opportunities between inspections to work alongside other production operators and become trained in other processes within the Production unit.

We are looking for…

The post holder will have a good general education and be educated to a minimum of NVQ 2 level in a relevant subject or equivalent level of qualification or significant equivalent proven experience as well as holding a GCSE in Mathematics, English & Science. The nature of this post requires individuals who can remain diligent and focused throughout the day. Candidates will have experience of working to deadlines, schedules and the ability to follow written procedures. Candidates need to have excellent attention to detail, be a good communicator and be able to work effectively as part of a team.

For further information 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.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy should a suitable candidate be found.

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PBL407 Process Engineer

Salary: £29,355 negotiable dependent upon experience

Reference Number: PBL407

Job 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.

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.

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.

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

We reserve the right to close this vacancy should a suitable candidate be found.

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PBL487 QC Laboratory Technician

Salary: Starting salary £20,000 negotiable dependent upon experience

Reference Number: PBL487

Job Purpose…

To support the Quality Control Bacteriology Technical Services Unit, which performs specialist microbiological testing services to assist licensed pharmaceutical manufacture in compliance with cGMP.

We are looking for…

An applicant who is educated to NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in a numerical or science-based subject or has significant experience in a similar role. The successful candidate will have an interest in science and working in a laboratory, have good attention to detail and be highly organised. We are looking for someone who has good communication skills and enjoys working as part of a team.

The post holder will…

  • Ensure the environment in departmental laboratories is maintained to GMP standards of cleanliness, tidiness and audit preparedness.
  • Be responsible for cleaning and monitoring of equipment in the department.
  • Decontaminate and dispose of laboratory waste.
  • Preparation of equipment for calibration, validation, servicing and maintenance.
  • Housekeeping duties to ensure the smooth running of the department.
  • Maintaining stock inventories and monitor stock levels.
  • Support QC Technologists in their role in the testing of production samples.

For further information 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.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy should a suitable candidate be found.

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PBL486 Environmental Monitoring Compliance Officer

Salary: Circa £28,000 - £30,000 per annum

Reference Number: PBL486

Job Purpose…

The purpose of this role is to provide support for the Sterility Assurance Program at Porton Biopharma. This will include compilation of environmental monitoring trend reports, managing GMP databases and preparing technical reports. The applicant will be taking a leading role in SOP review, developing sampling programs, leading investigations and providing technical support as required.

We are looking for…

A candidate who is educated to degree level or equivalent in microbiology, chemistry or pharmaceuticals who has GMP experience of working in cleanrooms, developing environmental monitoring programs through a risk-based approach and giving technical support in investigations. The candidate should have a good understanding of QC Microbiology laboratory testing, EM and Water testing, working with computer databases and be competent in programs such as MS Excel.  Applicants must have a flexible approach to working and be able to comply with SAPO regulations.

The post holder will…

  • Manage the GMP databases for water quality, clean steam quality and microbiological environmental monitoring.
  • Co-ordinate and review water quality, clean steam quality and microbiological environmental monitoring activities as required.
  • Prepare and analyse technical and numerical information from the databases and prepare trend analysis data as graphs, charts and or diagrams.
  • Investigate OOS water and environmental monitoring test results and review resulting Non-Conformances.
  • Prepare environmental summary reports of production batches and process simulations for inclusion in the batch manufacturing records.
  • Review particle monitoring data from the manufacturing areas.
  • Review and manage the environmental monitoring SOPs.
  • Liaise with production, quality and engineering services to promote GMP compliance. Review facility, utility and equipment documentation and monitoring data to prepare facility release reports.
  • Carry out facility release and other internal and external audits

For further information 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.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy should a suitable candidate be found.

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PBL485 QC Technologist (Monitoring and Training)

Salary: Starting salary £23,500 per annum negotiable dependent upon experience

Reference Number: PBL485

Job Purpose…

To provide specialist training in microbiological environmental monitoring methods, cleanroom gowning, aseptic practices and water sampling. The successful candidate 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…

A candidate who has previous 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. A degree in a relevant scientific discipline is desirable but not essential. 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 and must have a current valid right to work in the UK.

The post holder will…

  • Operate in compliance with cGMP.
  • Train and qualify all Production and other staff, as necessary, in the techniques and procedures for microbiological environmental monitoring.
  • Train and qualify all Production and other staff, as necessary, in water sampling.
  • Train and qualify all Production and other staff, as necessary, in procedures for gowning.
  • Oversee, supervise and observe Production and other staff undertaking environmental monitoring and water sampling to ensure continued compliance.
  • Re-qualify Production and other staff at a defined frequency, as required by GMP.
  • Plan and organise schedules for training, qualifications and observations.
  • Assess staff competence in environmental monitoring, water sampling and gowning procedures. Sign training documentation and produce certificates for trained members of staff.
  • Carry out and record microbiological environmental monitoring for critical manufacturing operations, and routine monitoring where required.
  • Input microbiological environmental monitoring and water sampling data into appropriate databases and spreadsheets.
  • Be involved in the writing and updating of Standard Operating Procedures relating to environmental monitoring and water sampling, either as the author, or by providing technical information and advice to the author.
  • Attend training courses that contribute to the efficiency of the operating systems and are beneficial to the post holder’s personal development.
  • Follow operating procedures at all times and ask for advice when necessary.
  • Undertake all work in accordance with Porton Down’s Code of Safety Practice and Quality Systems.
  • To prepare environmental summary reports of production processes for insertion into documents, reports and batch manufacturing records as part of batch release.
  • To investigate out-of-specification water and environmental monitoring test results in conjunction with the Compliance Team and review resulting Non-Conformances, participating in Ishikawa and 5-Whys investigations, where necessary.

For further information 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.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy should a suitable candidate be found.

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PBL411 Aseptic Processing Specialist

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

Reference Number: PBL411

Job Purpose…

This position will report to the Aseptic Processing Functional Manager and will provide technical specialist support to all aseptic processing activities in the manufacture of Erwinase, Anthrax vaccine and other PBL products. The role will work cross functionally and be involved in current projects, new projects and all manufacturing activities that require aseptic processing input. It is expected that the role will typically focus on day to day aseptic processing matters within Production but may also be required to support projects designed to improve and develop PBL’s aseptic processing strategy.

We are looking for…

An individual who is educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline. The successful candidate should have a minimum of 5 years’ experience within Biopharma / Pharma aseptic GMP environments and have an in depth understanding of aseptic processing and techniques. You will need to have an understanding of regulatory requirements for biological products and experience in the implementation of new technologies and equipment into GMP manufacture and will have proven experience of generating GMP documents within a quality system. Experience of delivering specialised technical training and report writing and data trending evaluation would be desirable but not essential. The successful applicant will have a flexible approach to work and be able to deliver to schedules.

The post holder will…

  • Lead in the day to day aseptic processing of PPL’s products.
  • Support the management and development of improved and new processing techniques in the various aseptic processing activities.
  • Provide technical support to production staff involved in the various aseptic processes.
  • Provide troubleshooting and technical support into process investigations.
  • Collate and share technical information with internal and external bodies to benefit the production methods, teams and departments.
  • Perform process mapping and process efficiency trending.
  • Provide specialist training to staff in aseptic processing techniques and theory.
  • Identify, evaluate and adapt new technologies where appropriate and ensure that the production area operates to a high standard and complies with GMP and other regulatory standards.
  • Assist colleagues in providing technical specialist input as required, in developing production and technical strategies for the units, identifying new opportunities as they arise and responding to external queries and complaints.
  • Contribute to reports and assist on the preparation of presentations, publications and liaison with customers, collaborators and licensing agencies.
  • Support the Functional Manager Aseptic Processing in pursuance of strategic improvements to aseptic processing control.

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

We reserve the right to close this vacancy should a suitable candidate be found.

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PBL482 Senior Production Technician

Salary: Starting salary £20,000 per annum negotiable dependent upon experience

Reference Number: PBL482

Job Purpose…

This post is part of a team located within the Pharmaceutical Production Centre (PPC) which is responsible for the production of pharmaceutical products, preparation of components and the operation of production equipment. Day to day tasks include maintaining the facility via specialist cleaning procedures and monitoring environmental conditions within a cleanroom environment. Other duties also include media and equipment preparation, assisting with purification and formulation of Erwinase®, sterile filtration and aseptic processing.

We are looking for…

An applicant who has a GCSE in Maths, English and Science or equivalent qualification. In addition, applicants should be educated to a minimum of NVQ Level 2 in a relevant subject or have proven significant equivalent experience. Candidates should have an interest in working within a manufacturing environment and the quality systems associated with cGMP manufacture. The successful applicant will have good communication, writing and data entry skills and will need to have a flexible approach to work. Candidates will need to be pro-active and able to work on their own initiative and be able to work effectively as part of a team.

The post holder will…

Report to the Production Supervisors and Unit Leader 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 to completion of Quality documentation, full training will be provided where required.

For further information 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

We reserve the right to close this vacancy should a suitable candidate be found.

To download the job description please click here

PBL368 Production Technician

Salary: Starting salary £20,000 negotiable dependent upon experience + 10% shift allowance

Reference Number: PBL368

Porton Biopharma, Porton Down 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.

This role can be taken as a part-time or full-time position; however this must include Saturday and Sunday working which attracts a 10% shift allowance.

Job Purpose / 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.

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.

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

We reserve the right to close this vacancy should a suitable candidate be found.

To download the job description please click here

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

We reserve the right to close this vacancy should a suitable candidate be found.

To download the job description please click here

PBL459 Senior Production Technician

Salary: Starting Salary £20,000 negotiable dependent upon experience.

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

We reserve the right to close this vacancy should a suitable candidate be found.

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 435 Senior Production Technician

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

Reference Number: PBL 435

Job Summary...

Working as part of a team involved in the fermentation and recovery operations of the Erwinase manufacturing process, working within cGMP/ISO 9001 Quality Systems.

We are looking for…

Applicants who are educated to a minimum of NVQ level 2 in a relevant subject or have significant equivalent proven experience. They will also need to have GCSE's Grade C or above in Maths, English and Science. 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.

  • Carry out duties involved in the manufacture of biopharmaceuticals to GMP and ISO 9001 requirements as directed.
  • Ensure that the facility is maintained in a compliant state and that the product/materials are manufactured to appropriate regulatory requirements.
  • Undertake all necessary training to enable the post holder to carry out his/her duties to the required standard.
  • Undertake work in accordance with PBL Health and Safety Policies and procedures and to work within any Quality systems that are appropriate to the site.
  • Comply with all PBL policies and procedures.
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Line Manager.

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.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy should a suitable candidate be found.

 

To download the job description please click here

PBL 432 Senior Production Technician

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

Reference Number: PBL 432

Job Summary...

Working as part of a team involved in the fermentation and recovery operations of the Erwinase manufacturing process, working within cGMP/ISO 9001 Quality Systems.

We are looking for…

Applicants who are educated to a minimum of NVQ level 2 in a relevant subject or have significant equivalent proven experience. They will also need to have GCSE's Grade C or above in Maths, English and Science. 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.

  • Carry out duties involved in the manufacture of biopharmaceuticals to GMP and ISO 9001 requirements as directed.
  • Ensure that the facility is maintained in a compliant state and that the product/materials are manufactured to appropriate regulatory requirements.
  • Undertake all necessary training to enable the post holder to carry out his/her duties to the required standard.
  • Undertake work in accordance with PBL Health and Safety Policies and procedures and to work within any Quality systems that are appropriate to the site.
  • Comply with all PBL policies and procedures.
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Line Manager.

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

We reserve the right to close this vacancy should a suitable candidate be found.

To download the job description please click here