Careers

Porton Biopharma has approximately 400 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.

Laboratory

 

Training

 

Freeze Dryer

 

Quality Control

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 applicants should check our Recruitment Privacy Policy and 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.

PBL465 QC Microbiology Manager

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

Closing Date: 22nd January 2021

Reference Number: PBL465

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a QC Microbiology Manager to join Porton Biopharma, a leading biopharmaceuticals company located on the historic Porton Down site, in the picturesque countryside of Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Porton Biopharma Limited (PBL) is a limited liability company, established in 2015, to commercialise pharmaceutical development and manufacturing capabilities. Our mission is to protect patients’ health through the quality-assured development and production of biopharmaceuticals.  We develop new vaccines, therapeutic proteins and enzyme products, and manufacture our own licensed biopharmaceutical products, Erwinase® and the UK’s Anthrax Vaccine.

We offer specialist expertise in the development of both manufacturing and analytical processes for use with biological pharmaceutical products. Particularly in taking concepts from the research laboratory and progressing them through the various stages of scale-up and process development to manufactured product for licensed supply or clinical trial.

Our employees join us safe in the knowledge that their skills and experience are contributing to a valuable purpose. This is an excellent environment for the right person to build their biopharmaceutical career.

The QC Microbiology Manager will be in receipt of a competitive benefits package, including:

  • 30 days of holiday, plus 8 bank holidays;
  • On the job training, and genuine opportunities for growth and advancement;
  • Generous pension scheme;
  • Access to online discounts;
  • A work environment based in the beautiful Salisbury countryside, with free on-site parking; easy access to London and the south coast
  • Onsite canteen.
  • Onsite nursery

The successful candidate will be joining the Quality Control division, who are responsible for supporting the GMP manufacture of Human Anthrax Vaccine and the anti-cancer treatment, Erwinase®. The QC Microbiology manager is responsible for the environmental monitoring program across manufacturing including aseptic filling and the QC Microbiology laboratories performing analysis in line with cGMP. As a QC Microbiology Manager for Porton Biopharma, the post holder will lead and manage the QC Microbiology department including the environmental monitoring program, laboratory testing to cGMP, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and developing and fulfilling a continuous improvement program.

Key responsibilities

  • To 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.
  • To lead projects and deliver required outcomes in own specialist area.
  • To 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.
  • To 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
  • To 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.
  • Oversight and responsibility for the environmental monitoring program in manufacturing areas in line with industry guidance.
  • Oversight and responsibility for all laboratory activities in line with the Ph. Eur and USP.
  • Leading regulatory audits of the QC Microbiology group including regulatory audits, internal audits and customer audits and contructing audit responses
  • Providing Microbiology expertise in investigations, reviewing investigations and writing detailed investigation reports on any major issues.
  • Writing, reviewing and tracking change controls, deviations and laboratory investigations where required.
  • Ensuring all departmental KPIs are met.
  • To recruit staff and to plan staff development succession planning to meet current and future needs of the process and production.
  • To ensure sufficiently trained staff are in place to carry out the testing and supervision of the testing, procedures and equipment.
  • To lead the training, management, appraisal and mentoring of staff to ensure performance, safety and training standards are achieved.

Person Specification

  • Have current right to work in the UK;
  • Be educated to degree level or have an equivalent scientific discipline
  • Will be a trained microbiologist
  • Experience with managing Teams
  • GMP experience
  • Quality Systems experience
  • Compliance and Regulatory experience
  • Knowledge of Aseptic Manufacture

For this unique opportunity to join our team and develop your biopharmaceutical career experience, please submit your CV and a covering letter. You should outline the skills and experience you have, which are relevant to the post for which you are applying. For more guidance on role requirements, please visit our website, portonbiopharma.com/careers, to download the Job Description.

PBL is an equal opportunities employer, celebrating and encouraging diversity of applications.

Porton Biopharma Ltd is committed to the fair and transparent processing of applicant data. To enable the Company to assess suitability for advertised roles, we will collect the following data: name and contact details, previous work experience and history, qualifications, education, right to work in the UK eligibility, present salary and equal opportunities. The Company reserves the right to collect this data under article 6(1)(B) of the GDPR.

Applicants applying for this role will have their data collected and held securely, and confidentially within Company IT systems which are compliant with GDPR. Data will be shared with the HR department, recruiting managers and recruiting panel.

The Company will hold applicant data on file for 12-months post the vacancy being successfully filled. Candidates are welcome to request that their personal data is removed prior to this date, and should contact recruitment@portonbiopharma.com if they wish to exercise this right. The Company complies with all data subject rights as outlined on the ICO Website. For more information, please refer to our privacy notice: https://www.portonbiopharma.com/privacy-policy/.

To download the job description please click here

PBL485 QC Microbiologist

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

Closing Date: 29th January 2021

Reference Number: PBL485

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a QC Microbiologist (Environmental Monitoring) to join Porton Biopharma, a leading biopharmaceuticals company located on the historic Porton Down site, in the picturesque countryside of Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Porton Biopharma Limited (PBL) is a limited liability company, established in 2015, to commercialise pharmaceutical development and manufacturing capabilities. Our mission is to protect patients’ health through the quality-assured development and production of biopharmaceuticals.  We develop new vaccines, therapeutic proteins and enzyme products, and manufacture our own licensed biopharmaceutical products, Erwinase® and the UK’s Anthrax Vaccine.

We offer specialist expertise in the development of both manufacturing and analytical processes for use with biological pharmaceutical products. Particularly in taking concepts from the research laboratory and progressing them through the various stages of scale-up and process development to manufactured product for licensed supply or clinical trial.

Our employees join us safe in the knowledge that their skills and experience are contributing to a valuable purpose. This is an excellent environment for the right person to build their biopharmaceutical career.

The QC Microbiologist (Environmental Monitoring) will be in receipt of a competitive benefits package, including:

  • 30 days of holiday, plus 8 bank holidays;
  • On the job training, and genuine opportunities for growth and advancement;
  • Generous pension scheme;
  • Access to online discounts;
  • A work environment based in the beautiful Salisbury countryside, with free on-site parking; easy access to London and the south coast
  • Onsite canteen.
  • Onsite nursery

The successful candidate will be joining the Quality Control Team, who are responsible for Quality Control product-release testing. As a QC Microbiologist for Porton Biopharma, the post holder will provide 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.

Key responsibilities

  • Carry out and record microbiological environmental monitoring for critical manufacturing operations, and routine monitoring where required.
  • Train and qualify all Production and other staff, as necessary, in the techniques and procedures for microbiological environmental monitoring, water sampling and gowning.
  • Oversee, supervise and observe Production and other staff undertaking environmental monitoring and water sampling to ensure continued compliance.
  • 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.

 Person Specification

  • Have current right to work in the UK
  • Have previous experience of working in cleanrooms, performing environmental monitoring and training of other members of staff.
  • 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.
  • Have a flexible approach to working and be able to comply with SAPO regulations.

For this unique opportunity to join our team and develop your biopharmaceutical career experience, please submit your CV and a covering letter. You should outline the skills and experience you have, which are relevant to the post for which you are applying. For more guidance on role requirements, please visit our website, portonbiopharma.com/careers, to download the Job Description.

PBL is an equal opportunities employer, celebrating and encouraging diversity of applications.

Porton Biopharma Ltd is committed to the fair and transparent processing of applicant data. To enable the Company to assess suitability for advertised roles, we will collect the following data: name and contact details, previous work experience and history, qualifications, education, right to work in the UK eligibility, present salary and equal opportunities. The Company reserves the right to collect this data under article 6(1)(B) of the GDPR.

Applicants applying for this role will have their data collected and held securely, and confidentially within Company IT systems which are compliant with GDPR. Data will be shared with the HR department, recruiting managers and recruiting panel.

The Company will hold applicant data on file for 12-months post the vacancy being successfully filled. Candidates are welcome to request that their personal data is removed prior to this date, and should contact recruitment@portonbiopharma.com if they wish to exercise this right. The Company complies with all data subject rights as outlined on the ICO Website. For more information, please refer to our privacy notice: https://www.portonbiopharma.com/privacy-policy/.

To download the job description please click here

PBL564 HR Consultant (Fixed Term 16 months)

Salary: Circa £30,000.00 per annum, dependant on experience

Closing Date: 5th February 2021

Reference Number: PBL564

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a HR Consultant to join Porton Biopharma, a leading biopharmaceuticals company located on the historic Porton Down site, in the picturesque countryside of Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Porton Biopharma Limited (PBL) is a limited liability company, established in 2015, to commercialise pharmaceutical development and manufacturing capabilities. Our mission is to protect patients’ health through the quality-assured development and production of biopharmaceuticals.  We develop new vaccines, therapeutic proteins and enzyme products, and manufacture our own licensed biopharmaceutical products, Erwinase® and the UK’s Anthrax Vaccine.

We offer specialist expertise in the development of both manufacturing and analytical processes for use with biological pharmaceutical products. Particularly in taking concepts from the research laboratory and progressing them through the various stages of scale-up and process development to manufactured product for licensed supply or clinical trial.

Our employees join us safe in the knowledge that their skills and experience are contributing to a valuable purpose. This is an excellent environment for the right person to build their biopharmaceutical career.

The HR Consultant will be in receipt of a competitive benefits package, including:

  • 30 days of holiday, plus 8 bank holidays;
  • On the job training, and genuine opportunities for growth and advancement;
  • Generous pension scheme;
  • Access to online discounts;
  • A work environment based in the beautiful Salisbury countryside, with free on-site parking; easy access to London and the south coast
  • Onsite canteen.
  • Onsite nursery

The successful candidate will be joining the HR & Administration Division who are responsible for providing HR and Administration support to the business and divisional areas. The team is managing and delivering a full range of human resource services. A successful candidate will provide advice to solve problems, create value, improve growth, and maximise business efficiency and profitability. The HR Consultant will provide support in coordinating various HR projects in relation to change management, employee engagement and culture management.

As an HR Consultant for Porton Biopharma, the post holder will to coordinate various HR transition programmes to positively embed strategic HR and Company projects including cultural excellence, employee engagement, talent management and change management.

Key responsibilities

  • Serving as an internal HR consultant by analysing the company’s current HR programmes and recommending solutions
  • Improvising and adapting to organisational changes as and when they arise
  • Developing, revising, and implementing HR policies and procedures
  • Ensuring HR programmes and services are in compliance with established policies and procedures and UK laws and regulations
  • Assisting various reward, compensation and benefits activities as per line manager’s request
  • Preparing and maintaining reports and business plans related to specific HR projects
  • Assisting with the development and coordination of recommended changes regarding workflow
  • Developing methods for compiling and analysing data for reports and special projects
  • Drafting training sessions related to specific HR programs
  • Implementing and working with HR systems and IT programmes (Excel; recruitment software, etc.)
  • Conducting research to understand how a company functions and where a company can improve
  • Preparing cultural change reports, staff engagement surveys proposals, and presentations
  • Analysing latest HR trends and recommending changes to existing business models
  • Evaluating competitors to pinpoint advantages or disadvantages in the current market
  • Preparing recommendations on organisational improvement
  • Analysing gathered information to form an improvement plan in operational and strategic HR areas
  • Providing consultation and guidance to staff as per request of Director of HR
  • Leading HR related projects
  • Defining HR KPIs against business plan and driving actions to ensure achievement
  • Designing and implementing of innovative workforce retention programmes
  • Providing strategic and tactical workforce planning
  • Acting as HR Advisor when necessary (performance management; employee relations, talent management)
  • Maintaining confidentiality and GDPR
  • Assisting Director of HR in ad hoc various HR and business projects
  • Other HR operational duties (recruitment, compliance, general HR administration, etc.) as per line management request.
  • Preparing workforce reports and other HR reports as per the request line manager’s request.
  • To perform recruitment duties when necessary.

 

Person Specification

  • Have current right to work in the UK;
  • CIPD Level 7 plus experience
  • Coaching & mentoring experience
  • MSc/MA in HRM or equivalent
  • Experience with leading, developing and delivering a change programme whilst improving employee engagement
  • HR generalist experience including; resourcing, talent management/succession planning, change management and employee relations
  • Experience in project management and report writing skills
  • In depth knowledge of HR principles
  • Strong analytical, computer and verbal communication skills
  • Solid understanding of research methods and analysis

For this unique opportunity to join our team and develop your biopharmaceutical career experience, please submit your CV and a covering letter. You should outline the skills and experience you have, which are relevant to the post for which you are applying. For more guidance on role requirements, please visit our website, portonbiopharma.com/careers, to download the Job Description.

PBL is an equal opportunities employer, celebrating and encouraging diversity of applications.

Porton Biopharma Ltd is committed to the fair and transparent processing of applicant data. To enable the Company to assess suitability for advertised roles, we will collect the following data: name and contact details, previous work experience and history, qualifications, education, right to work in the UK eligibility, present salary and equal opportunities. The Company reserves the right to collect this data under article 6(1)(B) of the GDPR.

Applicants applying for this role will have their data collected and held securely, and confidentially within Company IT systems which are compliant with GDPR. Data will be shared with the HR department, recruiting managers and recruiting panel.

The Company will hold applicant data on file for 12-months post the vacancy being successfully filled. Candidates are welcome to request that their personal data is removed prior to this date, and should contact recruitment@portonbiopharma.com if they wish to exercise this right. The Company complies with all data subject rights as outlined on the ICO Website. For more information, please refer to our privacy notice: https://www.portonbiopharma.com/privacy-policy/.

To download the job description please click here

PBL587 Production Technician

Salary: Circa £20200.00 per annum, dependant on experience

Closing Date: 29th January 2021

Reference Number: PBL587

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Production Technician to join Porton Biopharma, a leading biopharmaceuticals company located on the historic Porton Down site, in the picturesque countryside of Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Porton Biopharma Limited (PBL) is a limited liability company, established in 2015, to commercialise pharmaceutical development and manufacturing capabilities. Our mission is to protect patients’ health through the quality-assured development and production of biopharmaceuticals.  We develop new vaccines, therapeutic proteins and enzyme products, and manufacture our own licensed biopharmaceutical products, Erwinase® and the UK’s Anthrax Vaccine.

We offer specialist expertise in the development of both manufacturing and analytical processes for use with biological pharmaceutical products. Particularly in taking concepts from the research laboratory and progressing them through the various stages of scale-up and process development to manufactured product for licensed supply or clinical trial.

Our employees join us safe in the knowledge that their skills and experience are contributing to a valuable purpose. This is an excellent environment for the right person to build their biopharmaceutical career.

The Production Technician will be in receipt of a competitive benefits package, including:

  • 30 days of holiday, plus 8 bank holidays;
  • On the job training, and genuine opportunities for growth and advancement;
  • Generous pension scheme;
  • Access to online discounts;
  • A work environment based in the beautiful Salisbury countryside, with free on-site parking; easy access to London and the south coast
  • Onsite canteen.
  • Onsite nursery

The successful candidate will be joining the team within the manufacturing area responsible for the downstream processing, formulation and filling and freeze drying of Erwinase, who are 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. As a Production Technician for Porton Biopharma, the post holder will be required to be able to carry out the key responsibilities:

Key responsibilities

  • Be responsible to the Unit Supervisor for your day to day activities.
  • Undertake all work in accordance with Code of Safety Practice, Quality System and all other regulatory requirements.
  • Follow all Procedures, Policies, Rules, Regulations and Guidelines for all activities to ensure products meet the required standard.
  • Take care and pay detailed attention to all tasks at all times. Complete documentation and records accurately and to a high standard.
  • Work to cGMP ensuring the unit is maintained in a compliant state 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 in cGMP areas in accordance with documented procedures. Take waters samples and complete relevant documentation. Monitor and record air pressures and hot and cold facility temperatures.
  • Perform a wide range of routine and some non-routine technical procedures and understand the rationale behind the procedures and practices.
  • Maintain and use a variety of laboratory equipment.
  • Work with a range of hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals.
  • Be competent to work in a clean room environment
  • Work accurately with good hand eye co-ordination. Sometimes for prolonged periods of time.
  • To assist in activities relating to the cGMP manufacturing of pharmaceutical products i.e. Prepare media, buffers and reagents both sterile and non-sterile. Packing and sterilisation of general and specialised equipment.
  • Work as part of a team.
  • Undertake general housekeeping duties e.g. rotation of stock, preparation of cleanroom clothing, cleaning of glassware and equipment.
  • Stock control of consumable. Order consumables from internal stores and external suppliers.
  • Communicate effectively with a variety of staff in a range of matters. To give, receive and relay information.
  • Liaise with other production areas to ensure efficient running of the unit. On occasion the post holder may be requested to work overtime.

Person Specification

  • Have current right to work in the UK;
  • GCSE (A-C) in Maths, English and Science
  • Ability to follow established written procedures
  • Accurate and clear record keeping skills
  • Good numeracy and methodical approach
  • Be able to work to strict deadlines

For this unique opportunity to join our team and develop your biopharmaceutical career experience, please submit your CV and a covering letter. You should outline the skills and experience you have, which are relevant to the post for which you are applying. For more guidance on role requirements, please visit our website, portonbiopharma.com/careers, to download the Job Description.

PBL is an equal opportunities employer, celebrating and encouraging diversity of applications.

Porton Biopharma Ltd is committed to the fair and transparent processing of applicant data. To enable the Company to assess suitability for advertised roles, we will collect the following data: name and contact details, previous work experience and history, qualifications, education, right to work in the UK eligibility, present salary and equal opportunities. The Company reserves the right to collect this data under article 6(1)(B) of the GDPR.

Applicants applying for this role will have their data collected and held securely, and confidentially within Company IT systems which are compliant with GDPR. Data will be shared with the HR department, recruiting managers and recruiting panel.

The Company will hold applicant data on file for 12-months post the vacancy being successfully filled. Candidates are welcome to request that their personal data is removed prior to this date, and should contact recruitment@portonbiopharma.com if they wish to exercise this right. The Company complies with all data subject rights as outlined on the ICO Website. For more information, please refer to our privacy notice: https://www.portonbiopharma.com/privacy-policy/.

To download the job description please click here

PBL588 Senior Production Technician (PPC)

Salary: Circa £20,200.00 per annum dependant on experience

Closing Date: 29th January 2021

Reference Number: PBL588

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Production Technician to join Porton Biopharma, a leading biopharmaceuticals company located on the historic Porton Down site, in the picturesque countryside of Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Porton Biopharma Limited (PBL) is a limited liability company, established in 2015, to commercialise pharmaceutical development and manufacturing capabilities. Our mission is to protect patients’ health through the quality-assured development and production of biopharmaceuticals.  We develop new vaccines, therapeutic proteins and enzyme products, and manufacture our own licensed biopharmaceutical products, Erwinase® and the UK’s Anthrax Vaccine.

We offer specialist expertise in the development of both manufacturing and analytical processes for use with biological pharmaceutical products. Particularly in taking concepts from the research laboratory and progressing them through the various stages of scale-up and process development to manufactured product for licensed supply or clinical trial.

Our employees join us safe in the knowledge that their skills and experience are contributing to a valuable purpose. This is an excellent environment for the right person to build their biopharmaceutical career.

The Senior Production Technician will be in receipt of a competitive benefits package, including:

  • 30 days of holiday, plus 8 bank holidays;
  • On the job training, and genuine opportunities for growth and advancement;
  • Generous pension scheme;
  • Access to online discounts;
  • A work environment based in the beautiful Salisbury countryside, with free on-site parking; easy access to London and the south coast
  • Onsite canteen.
  • Onsite nursery

The successful candidate will be joining the PPC Team in Production who are responsible duties including media and equipment preparation, assisting with purification and formulation of Erwinase drug substance, sterile filtration, and aseptic processing. 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 and monitoring environmental conditions within a cleanroom environment.

As a Senior Production Technician for Porton Biopharma, the post holder will the post holder will report to the Production Supervisors, and the Unit Team Leader. He/she will support the Production Supervisors 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 given where required

 

Key responsibilities

  • Be responsible to the Unit Supervisor for your day to day activities.
  • Undertake all work in accordance with Code of Safety Practice, Quality System and all other regulatory requirements.
  • Follow all Procedures, Policies, Rules, Regulations and Guidelines for all activities to ensure products meet the required standard.
  • Always take care and pay detailed attention to all tasks. Complete documentation and records accurately and to a high standard.
  • Work to cGMP ensuring the unit is maintained in a compliant state 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 in cGMP areas in accordance with documented procedures. Take waters samples and complete relevant documentation. Monitor and record air pressures and hot and cold facility temperatures.
  • Support junior staff in their activities and ensure they are adequately trained in all operational processes required.
  • Be responsible to the Unit Supervisor for the day to day operations of the Unit and, if required, to deputise in their absence.
  • Undertake all work in accordance with the Code of Safety Practice, Quality System and all other regulatory requirements.
  • Follow all Procedures, Policies, Rules, Regulations and Guidelines for all activities to ensure products meet the required standard.
  • Generate documentation with regard to risk assessments and cGMP to ensure compliance of the Unit with all necessary regulations.
  • Complete documentation and records accurately and to a high standard.
  • Work to cGMP ensuring the unit is maintained in a compliant state following Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) 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 in cGMP areas in accordance with documented procedures. Take waters samples and complete relevant documentation. Monitor and record air pressures and hot and cold facility temperatures.
  • Analyse information and make decisions based on assessment.
  • Execute Validation Protocols on equipment.
  • Perform a wide range of routine and some non-routine technical procedures and understand the rationale behind the procedures and practices.
  • Maintain and use a variety of specialised equipment.

Person Specification

  • Have current right to work in the UK;
  • GCSE in Maths, English and Science or equivalent qualifications. In addition, applicants should be educated to a minimum of NVQ level 2 in a relevant subject or have significant equivalent proven experience
  • Have an interest in working within a manufacturing environment and with the Quality systems associated with cGMP manufacture
  • be able to communicate clearly, possessing good writing and data entry skills.
  • 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

For this unique opportunity to join our team and develop your biopharmaceutical career experience, please submit your CV and a covering letter. You should outline the skills and experience you have, which are relevant to the post for which you are applying. For more guidance on role requirements, please visit our website, portonbiopharma.com/careers, to download the Job Description.

PBL is an equal opportunities employer, celebrating and encouraging diversity of applications.

Porton Biopharma Ltd is committed to the fair and transparent processing of applicant data. To enable the Company to assess suitability for advertised roles, we will collect the following data: name and contact details, previous work experience and history, qualifications, education, right to work in the UK eligibility, present salary and equal opportunities. The Company reserves the right to collect this data under article 6(1)(B) of the GDPR.

Applicants applying for this role will have their data collected and held securely, and confidentially within Company IT systems which are compliant with GDPR. Data will be shared with the HR department, recruiting managers and recruiting panel.

The Company will hold applicant data on file for 12-months post the vacancy being successfully filled. Candidates are welcome to request that their personal data is removed prior to this date, and should contact recruitment@portonbiopharma.com if they wish to exercise this right. The Company complies with all data subject rights as outlined on the ICO Website. For more information, please refer to our privacy notice: https://www.portonbiopharma.com/privacy-policy/.

To download the job description please click here

PBL593 Fermentation Development Lead

Salary: Circa £29355.00-£36460.00 per annum, dependant on experience

Closing Date: 29th January 2021

Reference Number: PBL593

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Fermentation Development Lead to join Porton Biopharma, a leading biopharmaceuticals company located on the historic Porton Down site, in the picturesque countryside of Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Porton Biopharma Limited (PBL) is a limited liability company, established in 2015, to commercialise pharmaceutical development and manufacturing capabilities. Our mission is to protect patients’ health through the quality-assured development and production of biopharmaceuticals.  We develop new vaccines, therapeutic proteins and enzyme products, and manufacture our own licensed biopharmaceutical products, Erwinase® and the UK’s Anthrax Vaccine.

We offer specialist expertise in the development of both manufacturing and analytical processes for use with biological pharmaceutical products. Particularly in taking concepts from the research laboratory and progressing them through the various stages of scale-up and process development to manufactured product for licensed supply or clinical trial.

Our employees join us safe in the knowledge that their skills and experience are contributing to a valuable purpose. This is an excellent environment for the right person to build their biopharmaceutical career.

The Fermentation Development Lead will be in receipt of a competitive benefits package, including:

  • 30 days of holiday, plus 8 bank holidays;
  • On the job training, and genuine opportunities for growth and advancement;
  • Generous pension scheme;
  • Access to online discounts;
  • A work environment based in the beautiful Salisbury countryside, with free on-site parking and easy access to London and the south coast;
  • Onsite canteen;
  • Onsite nursery.

Key responsibilities

  • The successful candidate will be joining the Development group, who are responsible for developing manufacturing processes and associated analytical methods for use in the cGMP production of bio-therapeutics. Projects may comprise the development of new as well as the improvement of existing commercial processes. As a Fermentation Development Lead for Porton Biopharma, the post holder will provide scientific and technical specialism to projects involved in the development of microbial fermentation processes as well as be responsible for line management and training of staff.
  • Be accountable to the Head of Fermentation Development for leading key fermentation development projects.
  • Provide expert scientific and technical specialism to fermentation/ upstream process development projects involved in the improvement of existing and development and manufacture of new biopharmaceutical products.
  • Develop improved strategies for microbial fermentation processes using scale down models, media development, strain development and scale-up.
  • Plan and conduct lab scale up to pilot scale fermentation experiments employing DOE strategies.
  • Take responsibility for the initiation and implementation of research and development activities for new projects within the area of expertise.
  • Provide reports, project proposals, presentations, publications, monitor and report progress against agreed timelines.
  • Critically review technical documents.
  • Play a key role in the technology transfer activities.
  • Be responsible for the line management of junior staff including scientific management, performance management, supervision and training.Person Specification
  • Have current right to work in the UK;
  • Hold a higher degree in a relevant scientific discipline - MSc or equivalent.
  • Several years of relevant laboratory experience: fermentation processes and media development (small scale to pilot scale), strain development, scale-up, DOE.
  • Experience of working within a commercial bio-pharmaceutical environment.
  • Experience in line management of staff and proven ability to lead teams and projects.
  • Technical writing of project plans, protocols, scientific publications, project reports etc.
  • Working to a Quality/safety system (i.e. ISO)
  • Proven oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in project teams and to plan own and others work and delivery of project milestones to agreed timescales.PBL is an equal opportunities employer, celebrating and encouraging diversity of applications. Applicants applying for this role will have their data collected and held securely, and confidentially within Company IT systems which are compliant with GDPR. Data will be shared with the HR department, recruiting managers and recruiting panel.
  • The Company will hold applicant data on file for 12-months post the vacancy being successfully filled. Candidates are welcome to request that their personal data is removed prior to this date, and should contact recruitment@portonbiopharma.com if they wish to exercise this right. The Company complies with all data subject rights as outlined on the ICO Website. For more information, please refer to our privacy notice: https://www.portonbiopharma.com/privacy-policy/.
  • Porton Biopharma Ltd is committed to the fair and transparent processing of applicant data. To enable the Company to assess suitability for advertised roles, we will collect the following data: name and contact details, previous work experience and history, qualifications, education, right to work in the UK eligibility, present salary and equal opportunities. The Company reserves the right to collect this data under article 6(1)(B) of the GDPR.
  • For this unique opportunity to join our team and develop your biopharmaceutical career experience, please submit your CV and a covering letter. You should outline the skills and experience you have, which are relevant to the post for which you are applying. For more guidance on role requirements, please visit our website, portonbiopharma.com/careers, to download the Job Description.

 

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PBL599 QC Analyst

Salary: Circa £24,000 per annum (dependant on experience) plus 7% Shift

Closing Date: 29th January 2021

Reference Number: PBL599

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a QC Analyst to join Porton Biopharma, a leading biopharmaceuticals company located on the historic Porton Down site, in the picturesque countryside of Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Porton Biopharma Limited (PBL) is a limited liability company, established in 2015, to commercialise pharmaceutical development and manufacturing capabilities. Our mission is to protect patients’ health through the quality-assured development and production of biopharmaceuticals.  We develop new vaccines, therapeutic proteins and enzyme products, and manufacture our own licensed biopharmaceutical products, Erwinase® and the UK’s Anthrax Vaccine.

We offer specialist expertise in the development of both manufacturing and analytical processes for use with biological pharmaceutical products. Particularly in taking concepts from the research laboratory and progressing them through the various stages of scale-up and process development to manufactured product for licensed supply or clinical trial.

Our employees join us safe in the knowledge that their skills and experience are contributing to a valuable purpose. This is an excellent environment for the right person to build their biopharmaceutical career.

The QC Analyst will be in receipt of a competitive benefits package, including:

  • 30 days of holiday, plus 8 bank holidays;
  • On the job training, and genuine opportunities for growth and advancement;
  • Generous pension scheme;
  • Access to online discounts;
  • A work environment based in the beautiful Salisbury countryside, with free on-site parking and easy access to London and the south coast;
  • Onsite canteen;
  • Onsite nursery.

The successful candidate will be joining the QC Analytical team who are responsible for performing chemical and biochemical testing to ensure that the manufactured product is safe, efficacious and fit for patient use as a pharmaceutical material.

As a QC Analyst for Porton Biopharma, the post holder will responsible for 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).

Key responsibilities

  • To ensure analysis and recording of QC and stability testing is performed in compliance with the statutory requirements of cGMP;
  • Responsible for testing raw materials, in process and finished product samples to ensure that they meet the specifications established in the product licence and internal Porton Biopharma specification documents;
  • Responsible for writing Standard Operating Procedures and their associated risk assessments to ensure that those tasks are performed safely;
  • Write quality documents e.g. change controls, validation reports, non-conformances and CAPA’s where appropriate;
  • Organise and liaise with internal departments such as validation, pharms stores and QA where required;
  • Undertake work in accordance with Porton Biopharma’s Code of Safety Practice and Quality Systems;
  • Maintain training records;
  • Cleaning of laboratories;
  • Maintenance and calibration of equipment.

  Person Specification

  • Have current right to work in the UK;
  • Degree or equivalent qualification in Chemistry/Biochemistry or other related subject or previous relevant experience;
  • Working knowledge/ Experience of cGMP;
  • Working knowledge/ Experience of the EP and USP;
  • Previous experience of working in a similar position as a bench analyst following written instructions and comparing analytical results with set specifications;
  • Experience using standard analytical laboratory equipment such as pH meters, balances, pipettes;
  • Good basic computer stills and literacy.

For this unique opportunity to join our team and develop your biopharmaceutical career experience, please submit your CV and a covering letter. You should outline the skills and experience you have, which are relevant to the post for which you are applying. For more guidance on role requirements, please visit our website, portonbiopharma.com/careers, to download the Job Description.

PBL is an equal opportunities employer, celebrating and encouraging diversity of applications.

Porton Biopharma Ltd is committed to the fair and transparent processing of applicant data. To enable the Company to assess suitability for advertised roles, we will collect the following data: name and contact details, previous work experience and history, qualifications, education, right to work in the UK eligibility, present salary and equal opportunities. The Company reserves the right to collect this data under article 6(1)(B) of the GDPR.

Applicants applying for this role will have their data collected and held securely, and confidentially within Company IT systems which are compliant with GDPR. Data will be shared with the HR department, recruiting managers and recruiting panel.

The Company will hold applicant data on file for 12-months post the vacancy being successfully filled. Candidates are welcome to request that their personal data is removed prior to this date, and should contact recruitment@portonbiopharma.com if they wish to exercise this right. The Company complies with all data subject rights as outlined on the ICO Website. For more information, please refer to our privacy notice: https://www.portonbiopharma.com/privacy-policy/.

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PBL591 Qualified Person

Salary: Circa £60,770.00 per annum, dependant on experience

Closing Date: 22nd January 2021

Reference Number: PBL591

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Qualified Person to join Porton Biopharma, a leading biopharmaceuticals company located on the historic Porton Down site, in the picturesque countryside of Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Porton Biopharma Limited (PBL) is a limited liability company, established in 2015, to commercialise pharmaceutical development and manufacturing capabilities. Our mission is to protect patients’ health through the quality-assured development and production of biopharmaceuticals.  We develop new vaccines, therapeutic proteins and enzyme products, and manufacture our own licensed biopharmaceutical products, Erwinase® and the UK’s Anthrax Vaccine.

We offer specialist expertise in the development of both manufacturing and analytical processes for use with biological pharmaceutical products. Particularly in taking concepts from the research laboratory and progressing them through the various stages of scale-up and process development to manufactured product for licensed supply or clinical trial.

Our employees join us safe in the knowledge that their skills and experience are contributing to a valuable purpose. This is an excellent environment for the right person to build their biopharmaceutical career.

The Qualified will be in receipt of a competitive benefits package, including:

  • 30 days of holiday, plus 8 bank holidays;
  • On the job training, and genuine opportunities for growth and advancement;
  • Generous pension scheme;
  • Access to online discounts;
  • A work environment based in the beautiful Salisbury countryside, with free on-site parking; easy access to London and the south coast
  • Onsite canteen.
  • Onsite nursery

The successful candidate will be joining the Quality Assurance Division who are responsible The QP group acts independently to the rest of the QA unit and ensures best practices are used across the site for the manufacture of Quality, safe and efficacious products.

Key responsibilities

  • Release of safe and efficacious products manufactured to the required quality standard
  • The enhancement of PBL’s reputation with the private sector and others
  • A reduction in regulatory hurdles in the application of new technologies
  • A well-trained workforce
  • The delivery of the strategic direction and business objectives of PBL “business”, eg quality
  • The targets and objectives agreed with line management
  • Oversight and development for Quality Systems

Person Specification

  • Have current right to work in the UK;
  • Eligible QP as per directive 2001/83/EU
  • Extensive QA experience within the medicinal products/pharmaceutical industry
  • Leadership qualities including inspiring change, drive for results, collaborative working and personal improvement.
  • Willingness to travel and represent the business oversees

 

For this unique opportunity to join our team and develop your biopharmaceutical career experience, please submit your CV and a covering letter. You should outline the skills and experience you have, which are relevant to the post for which you are applying. For more guidance on role requirements, please visit our website, portonbiopharma.com/careers, to download the Job Description.

PBL is an equal opportunities employer, celebrating and encouraging diversity of applications.

Porton Biopharma Ltd is committed to the fair and transparent processing of applicant data. To enable the Company to assess suitability for advertised roles, we will collect the following data: name and contact details, previous work experience and history, qualifications, education, right to work in the UK eligibility, present salary and equal opportunities. The Company reserves the right to collect this data under article 6(1)(B) of the GDPR.

Applicants applying for this role will have their data collected and held securely, and confidentially within Company IT systems which are compliant with GDPR. Data will be shared with the HR department, recruiting managers and recruiting panel.

The Company will hold applicant data on file for 12-months post the vacancy being successfully filled. Candidates are welcome to request that their personal data is removed prior to this date, and should contact recruitment@portonbiopharma.com if they wish to exercise this right. The Company complies with all data subject rights as outlined on the ICO Website. For more information, please refer to our privacy notice: https://www.portonbiopharma.com/privacy-policy/.

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PBL607 QC Microbiologist

Salary: Circa £22,000.00 per annum, dependant on experience

Closing Date: 29th January 2021

Reference Number: PBL607

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a QC Microbiologist to join Porton Biopharma, a leading biopharmaceuticals company located on the historic Porton Down site, in the picturesque countryside of Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Porton Biopharma Limited (PBL) is a limited liability company, established in 2015, to commercialise pharmaceutical development and manufacturing capabilities. Our mission is to protect patients’ health through the quality-assured development and production of biopharmaceuticals.  We develop new vaccines, therapeutic proteins and enzyme products, and manufacture our own licensed biopharmaceutical products, Erwinase® and the UK’s Anthrax Vaccine.

We offer specialist expertise in the development of both manufacturing and analytical processes for use with biological pharmaceutical products. Particularly in taking concepts from the research laboratory and progressing them through the various stages of scale-up and process development to manufactured product for licensed supply or clinical trial.

Our employees join us safe in the knowledge that their skills and experience are contributing to a valuable purpose. This is an excellent environment for the right person to build their biopharmaceutical career.

The QC Microbiologist will be in receipt of a competitive benefits package, including:

  • 30 days of holiday, plus 8 bank holidays;
  • On the job training, and genuine opportunities for growth and advancement;
  • Generous pension scheme;
  • Access to online discounts;
  • A work environment based in the beautiful Salisbury countryside, with free on-site parking and easy access to London and the south coast;
  • Onsite canteen;
  • Onsite nursery.

The successful candidate will be joining the QC Bacteriology Technical Services team. As a QC Microbiologist for Porton Biopharma, the post holder will 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, in compliance with cGMP.

Key responsibilities

  • Undertake and perform microbiological QC analyses in support of Porton Biopharma’s licensed production, service, validation and developmental programs;
  • Carry out all work in compliance with cGMP;
  • Test microbiological samples from all stages of the production processes of licensed and developmental products, and to assess the results against pre-set standards and specifications;
  • Undertake identification of micro-organisms isolated from microbiological tests and samples;
  • Record all information and data clearly and accurately;
  • Pre-test media used within QC and Production against pre-set specifications;
  • Maintain the Bacteriology Technical Services Culture Collection, media stocks, and necessary consumables to ensure the efficient running of the group;
  • Safely operate, clean and maintain laboratory equipment to the required levels of cleanliness and operating standards;
  • Provide cover for and assist the Environmental Monitoring team when required.

Person Specification

  • Have current right to work in the UK;
  • Have a HND, or equivalent qualification, relevant to the post;
  • 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;
  • Good interpersonal skills and work as part of a team;
  • Confident to train junior staff in processes and procedures.

For this unique opportunity to join our team and develop your biopharmaceutical career experience, please submit your CV and a covering letter. You should outline the skills and experience you have, which are relevant to the post for which you are applying. For more guidance on role requirements, please visit our website, portonbiopharma.com/careers, to download the Job Description.

PBL is an equal opportunities employer, celebrating and encouraging diversity of applications.

Porton Biopharma Ltd is committed to the fair and transparent processing of applicant data. To enable the Company to assess suitability for advertised roles, we will collect the following data: name and contact details, previous work experience and history, qualifications, education, right to work in the UK eligibility, present salary and equal opportunities. The Company reserves the right to collect this data under article 6(1)(B) of the GDPR.

Applicants applying for this role will have their data collected and held securely, and confidentially within Company IT systems which are compliant with GDPR. Data will be shared with the HR department, recruiting managers and recruiting panel.

The Company will hold applicant data on file for 12-months post the vacancy being successfully filled. Candidates are welcome to request that their personal data is removed prior to this date, and should contact recruitment@portonbiopharma.com if they wish to exercise this right. The Company complies with all data subject rights as outlined on the ICO Website. For more information, please refer to our privacy notice: https://www.portonbiopharma.com/privacy-policy/.

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PBL609 Cleaning Validation Technologist

Salary: Circa £29,335 per annum, dependant on experience

Closing Date: 5th February 2021

Reference Number: PBL609

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Cleaning Validation Technologist to join Porton Biopharma, a leading biopharmaceuticals company located on the historic Porton Down site, in the picturesque countryside of Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Porton Biopharma Limited (PBL) is a limited liability company, established in 2015, to commercialise pharmaceutical development and manufacturing capabilities. Our mission is to protect patients’ health through the quality-assured development and production of biopharmaceuticals.  We develop new vaccines, therapeutic proteins and enzyme products, and manufacture our own licensed biopharmaceutical products, Erwinase® and the UK’s Anthrax Vaccine.

We offer specialist expertise in the development of both manufacturing and analytical processes for use with biological pharmaceutical products. Particularly in taking concepts from the research laboratory and progressing them through the various stages of scale-up and process development to manufactured product for licensed supply or clinical trial.

Our employees join us safe in the knowledge that their skills and experience are contributing to a valuable purpose. This is an excellent environment for the right person to build their biopharmaceutical career.

The Cleaning Validation Technologist will be in receipt of a competitive benefits package, including:

  • 30 days of holiday, plus 8 bank holidays;
  • On the job training, and genuine opportunities for growth and advancement;
  • Generous pension scheme;
  • Access to online discounts;
  • A work environment based in the beautiful Salisbury countryside, with free on-site parking; easy access to London and the south coast
  • Onsite canteen.
  • Onsite nursery

The successful candidate will be joining the Cleaning Validation team within the Validation Department, who are responsible for supporting the development and validation/qualification of manufacturing equipment cleaning processes. As a Cleaning Validation Technologist for Porton Biopharma, the post holder will be expected to attend project group meetings, liaise with PBL support teams and peers to establish data for inclusion within protocols and reports.

The post holder should be prepared to execute and witness cleaning validation/verification studies in line with the production schedule. There will also be a requirement to support other validation activities (e.g. Process Validation) on a temporary basis.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Write, review and execute cleaning validation/verification protocol documents.
  • Write cleaning validation/verification reports, where required.
  • Write, review and execute cleaning development documentation.
  • Deliver assigned cleaning development, validation and verification activities on time in accordance with the Site Validation Master Plan (VMP).
  • To deliver on non-conformance, action item, change control (CC) and CC actions on time.
  • Participate in assigned meetings/activities, as required.

Person Specification – Essential

  • Have current right to work in the UK;
  • Degree or equivalent higher education qualification
  • Experience within the pharmaceutical or biopharma industry
  • Experience within a Cleaning Validation role
  • Understanding of the validation lifecycle
  • Demonstrated skills and capability in planning, preparing, executing and reporting of validation activities
  • Good computer skills: Word, Excel

Person Specification – Desirable

  • Knowledge of the risk-based approach to validation
  • Cross functional communication skills

For this unique opportunity to join our team and develop your biopharmaceutical career experience, please submit your CV and a covering letter. You should outline the skills and experience you have, which are relevant to the post for which you are applying. For more guidance on role requirements, please visit our website, portonbiopharma.com/careers, to download the Job Description.

PBL is an equal opportunities employer, celebrating and encouraging diversity of applications.

Porton Biopharma Ltd is committed to the fair and transparent processing of applicant data. To enable the Company to assess suitability for advertised roles, we will collect the following data: name and contact details, previous work experience and history, qualifications, education, right to work in the UK eligibility, present salary and equal opportunities. The Company reserves the right to collect this data under article 6(1)(B) of the GDPR.

Applicants applying for this role will have their data collected and held securely, and confidentially within Company IT systems which are compliant with GDPR. Data will be shared with the HR department, recruiting managers and recruiting panel.

The Company will hold applicant data on file for 12-months post the vacancy being successfully filled. Candidates are welcome to request that their personal data is removed prior to this date, and should contact recruitment@portonbiopharma.com if they wish to exercise this right. The Company complies with all data subject rights as outlined on the ICO Website. For more information, please refer to our privacy notice: https://www.portonbiopharma.com/privacy-policy/.

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PBL614 ICT Support & Engineering Specialist

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

Closing Date: 5th February 2021

Reference Number: PBL614

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ICT Support and Engineering Specialist to join Porton Biopharma, a leading biopharmaceuticals company located on the historic Porton Down site, in the picturesque countryside of Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Porton Biopharma Limited (PBL) is a limited liability company, established in 2015, to commercialise pharmaceutical development and manufacturing capabilities. Our mission is to protect patients’ health through the quality-assured development and production of biopharmaceuticals.  We develop new vaccines, therapeutic proteins and enzyme products, and manufacture our own licensed biopharmaceutical products, Erwinase® and the UK’s Anthrax Vaccine.

We offer specialist expertise in the development of both manufacturing and analytical processes for use with biological pharmaceutical products. Particularly in taking concepts from the research laboratory and progressing them through the various stages of scale-up and process development to manufactured product for licensed supply or clinical trial.

Our employees join us safe in the knowledge that their skills and experience are contributing to a valuable purpose. This is an excellent environment for the right person to build their biopharmaceutical career.

The ICT Support and Engineering Specialist will be in receipt of a competitive benefits package, including:

  • 30 days of holiday, plus 8 bank holidays;
  • On the job training, and genuine opportunities for growth and advancement;
  • Generous pension scheme;
  • Access to online discounts;
  • A work environment based in the beautiful Salisbury countryside, with free on-site parking; easy access to London and the south coast
  • Onsite canteen.
  • Onsite nursery

The successful candidate will be joining the Project Management & Logistics Team who are responsible for Level 1 and Level 2 technical support, incident and problem management, including expertise in the implementation, qualification and operation of PBL’s core ICT infrastructure and end-user computing equipment. PBL requires secure, stable and highly available ICT services, and this together with ensuring the ICT infrastructure is maintained in a compliant and controlled state, will be an important focus for this role. The post holder will also be prepared to go through security checks.

As an ICT Support and Engineering Specialist for Porton Biopharma, the post holder will key responsibilities will be;

Key responsibilities

  • Working on behalf of PBL ICT Support to deliver ICT-oriented projects and services to improve GMP compliance, business effectiveness and customer experiences for PBL business operations.
  • Understanding the GMP implications of their work and mitigating against risks identified.
  • To be trained and maintain training as required for GMP compliance.
  • To comply with PBL (company) and PHE (site) policies while working with PBL managers and stakeholders to identify and help resolve priority, procedural or policy conflicts.
  • To assist ICT colleagues in providing a high quality of customer service and support that ensures authorised PBL staff can access approved ICT services, as required, using properly configured and reliable devices and procedures.
  • Support PBL’s ICT Service Delivery coordinator to ensure PBL users receive a consistent and effective level of support. Work to approved ICT procedures and within agreed service levels as necessary to minimize the time for identifying and fixing incidents and problems.
  • Configuring and commissioning ICT hardware and software as required, by following project and problem resolution plans, strict change control and service management procedures.
  • Ensure master copies of installed software are securely retained and maintain software licencing compliance according to PBL policies.
  • Support infrastructure and PC hardware and software components as required, to maximize the availability of ICT facilities to PBL users.
  • Provide administration and technical support for servers, network devices and management software, including support for all network services (e.g. campus network, email services, Internet access, etc.).
  • Manage and monitor backup procedures and the security of backed-up data and backup media.
  • Administration of network and MS-365 user accounts to ensure appropriate/approved access and licenses are assigned and maintained at all times, including for new users, modification of user permissions when roles change, and disabling accounts of staff leaving PBL.
  • Ensuring compliance with PBL ICT Security Policies in all cases, including for servers, PCs and network/networked devices across PBL.
  • Where necessary/appropriate, installing and maintaining up-to-date virus protection software and patches in accordance with approved procedures.
  • To maintain awareness of technical developments in relevant ICT technology with a view to providing advice to colleagues on suitable technical strategies for PBL.
  • To conduct such work as directed by line management in a manner that is consistent with company standards and to agreed time scales.

 

Person Specification

  • Have current right to work in the UK;
  • Educated to degree level in relevant subject or equivalent level of experience of working at a similar level in specialist area
  • Substantive experience in a technical support role, supporting Windows hardware and software and Microsoft Active Directory based infrastructure
  • Experience of hardware configuration and LAN connectivity
  • Experience/knowledge of PC and LAN hardware devices
  • Experience/Knowledge of Virtualised infrastructures
  • Experience/knowledge Microsoft operating systems and network software
  • Experience/knowledge Microsoft application software and Microsoft-365
  • Substantive experience in a technical support role, supporting PC hardware, software and networks
  • Substantive experience in a technical support role, supporting PC hardware, software and networks

 

For this unique opportunity to join our team and develop your biopharmaceutical career experience, please submit your CV and a covering letter. You should outline the skills and experience you have, which are relevant to the post for which you are applying. For more guidance on role requirements, please visit our website, portonbiopharma.com/careers, to download the Job Description.

PBL is an equal opportunities employer, celebrating and encouraging diversity of applications.

Porton Biopharma Ltd is committed to the fair and transparent processing of applicant data. To enable the Company to assess suitability for advertised roles, we will collect the following data: name and contact details, previous work experience and history, qualifications, education, right to work in the UK eligibility, present salary and equal opportunities. The Company reserves the right to collect this data under article 6(1)(B) of the GDPR.

Applicants applying for this role will have their data collected and held securely, and confidentially within Company IT systems which are compliant with GDPR. Data will be shared with the HR department, recruiting managers and recruiting panel.

The Company will hold applicant data on file for 12-months post the vacancy being successfully filled. Candidates are welcome to request that their personal data is removed prior to this date, and should contact recruitment@portonbiopharma.com if they wish to exercise this right. The Company complies with all data subject rights as outlined on the ICO Website. For more information, please refer to our privacy notice: https://www.portonbiopharma.com/privacy-policy/.

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PBL616 QMS & Compliance Lead

Salary: Circa £65000.00 per annum dependant on experience

Closing Date: 29th January 2021

Reference Number: PBL616

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a QMS & Compliance Lead to join Porton Biopharma, a leading biopharmaceuticals company located on the historic Porton Down site, in the picturesque countryside of Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Porton Biopharma Limited (PBL) is a limited liability company, established in 2015, to commercialise pharmaceutical development and manufacturing capabilities. Our mission is to protect patients’ health through the quality-assured development and production of biopharmaceuticals.  We develop new vaccines, therapeutic proteins and enzyme products, and manufacture our own licensed biopharmaceutical products, Erwinase® and the UK’s Anthrax Vaccine.

We offer specialist expertise in the development of both manufacturing and analytical processes for use with biological pharmaceutical products. Particularly in taking concepts from the research laboratory and progressing them through the various stages of scale-up and process development to manufactured product for licensed supply or clinical trial.

Our employees join us safe in the knowledge that their skills and experience are contributing to a valuable purpose. This is an excellent environment for the right person to build their biopharmaceutical career.

The QMS & Compliance Lead will be in receipt of a competitive benefits package, including:

  • 30 days of holiday, plus 8 bank holidays;
  • On the job training, and genuine opportunities for growth and advancement;
  • Generous pension scheme;
  • Access to online discounts;
  • A work environment based in the beautiful Salisbury countryside, with free on-site parking and easy access to London and the south coast;
  • Onsite canteen;
  • Onsite nursery.

The successful candidate will be joining the Quality Management Team. As a QMS & Compliance Lead for Porton Biopharma you will assist with the delivery of autonomous and innovative leadership.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead the QMS & Compliance teams to deliver compliant Quality systems, and develop a world-class QMS;
  • Provide operational direction and leadership to a large team of GMP Quality professionals, Documentation control, & Archivist staff;
  • Develop and manage the QA, GMP, & QMS programmes, policies, standards, and procedures to ensure conformance to the highest standards and regulatory agency requirements (MHRA, EU, FDA etc.);
  • Establish processes and systems that support collaboration, compliance and are simple and effective;
  • Lead and support where required with regulatory inspections;
  • Further develop, implement and manage processes that align with, and drive, effective systems for change control, deviations and investigations, complaints, recalls, risk management and CAPA;
  • Oversee GMP Quality system performance metrics, analyse compliance data and coordinate the necessary Quality reporting and escalation responses;
  • Manage the processes for the Quality Management Review Board, Change Control Review Board and Risk Management forums;
  • Provide expertise and guidance to senior management in the interpretation of global GMP regulations, ICH guidelines and internal policies and procedures;
  • Promote continuous improvements in quality systems and department infrastructure; assist with creation/revision of appropriate SOPs, Code of Practices, Policies & Key Quality documents;
  • Train, manage, and mentor QMS, GMP, & QA staff for the effective performance in PBL cGMP processes & compliance activities.

Person Specification

  • Have current right to work in the UK;
  • Experience managing in a successful business;
  • Proven Leadership and Management skills in a matrix management environment;
  • Practical understanding and working knowledge of GMP regulations and Compliance requirements, with the ability to provide applicable guidance;
  • Extensive experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry, with extensive GMP QA experience within the FDA and/or EMA regulated environment;
  • Demonstrable experience of GMP QA management of a team of QA Professionals;
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of local, state, federal and international cGMP regulations; FDA/EU/ICH guidelines; validation standards, QMS and quality risk management principles;
  • Proven experience with leading and hosting successful regulatory audits;
  • Ability to resolve complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors;
  • Self-motivated and able to prioritize projects in a fast-paced environment.

For this unique opportunity to join our team and develop your biopharmaceutical career experience, please submit your CV and a covering letter. You should outline the skills and experience you have, which are relevant to the post for which you are applying. For more guidance on role requirements, please visit our website, portonbiopharma.com/careers, to download the Job Description.

PBL is an equal opportunities employer, celebrating and encouraging diversity of applications.

Porton Biopharma Ltd is committed to the fair and transparent processing of applicant data. To enable the Company to assess suitability for advertised roles, we will collect the following data: name and contact details, previous work experience and history, qualifications, education, right to work in the UK eligibility, present salary and equal opportunities. The Company reserves the right to collect this data under article 6(1)(B) of the GDPR.

Applicants applying for this role will have their data collected and held securely, and confidentially within Company IT systems which are compliant with GDPR. Data will be shared with the HR department, recruiting managers and recruiting panel.

The Company will hold applicant data on file for 12-months post the vacancy being successfully filled. Candidates are welcome to request that their personal data is removed prior to this date, and should contact recruitment@portonbiopharma.com if they wish to exercise this right. The Company complies with all data subject rights as outlined on the ICO Website. For more information, please refer to our privacy notice: https://www.portonbiopharma.com/privacy-policy/.

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PBL617 Senior QC Analyst (Fixed Term 12 months)

Salary: Circa £28,000.00 per annum, dependant on experience +7% shift allowance

Closing Date: 29th January 2021

Reference Number: PBL617

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior QC Analyst (Compliance and Technical Transfer) on a Fixed Term Contract of 12 months to join Porton Biopharma, a leading biopharmaceuticals company located on the historic Porton Down site, in the picturesque countryside of Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Porton Biopharma Limited (PBL) is a limited liability company, established in 2015, to commercialise pharmaceutical development and manufacturing capabilities. Our mission is to protect patients’ health through the quality-assured development and production of biopharmaceuticals.  We develop new vaccines, therapeutic proteins and enzyme products, and manufacture our own licensed biopharmaceutical products, Erwinase® and the UK’s Anthrax Vaccine.

We offer specialist expertise in the development of both manufacturing and analytical processes for use with biological pharmaceutical products. Particularly in taking concepts from the research laboratory and progressing them through the various stages of scale-up and process development to manufactured product for licensed supply or clinical trial.

Our employees join us safe in the knowledge that their skills and experience are contributing to a valuable purpose. This is an excellent environment for the right person to build their biopharmaceutical career.

The Senior QC Analyst (Compliance and Technical Transfer) will be in receipt of a competitive benefits package, including:

  • 30 days of holiday, plus 8 bank holidays;
  • On the job training, and genuine opportunities for growth and advancement;
  • Generous pension scheme;
  • Access to online discounts;
  • A work environment based in the beautiful Salisbury countryside, with free on-site parking; easy access to London and the south coast
  • Onsite canteen.
  • Onsite nursery

The successful candidate will be joining the Analytical Quality Control department, who are responsible for performing chemical and biochemical testing to ensure that the manufactured product is safe, efficacious and fit for patient use as a pharmaceutical material. As a Senior QC Analyst (Compliance and Technical Transfer) for PBL, the post holder will undertake and supervise chemical and biochemical analyses to support the manufacture of PBL’s licensed pharmaceutical products. Furthermore, will be responsible for supervising, scheduling and verifying work for QC Analysts, writing quality documentation and ensure that work performed within the laboratories is carried out in compliance with 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).

Key responsibilities

  • Training and supervision of QC staff.
  • Responsible for writing Standard Operating Procedures and their associated risk assessments to ensure that those tasks are performed safely.
  • Responsible for writing quality records such as non-conformances, investigations, CAPAs and change controls.
  • Monitor compliance within QC Analytical, identify weaknesses and develop strategies to continually improve systems.
  • Verification of QC data.

Person Specification

  • Have current right to work in the UK;
  • Ability to work on own initiative, organise own workload and prioritise daily work with minimal supervision working to tight and often changing timescales.
  • Must have working knowledge / experience of cGMP in a laboratory environment.
  • Must have experience of standard laboratory equipment and methods.
  • Must have experience of the out of specification process and carrying out laboratory investigations

For this unique opportunity to join our team and develop your biopharmaceutical career experience, please submit your CV and a covering letter. You should outline the skills and experience you have, which are relevant to the post for which you are applying. For more guidance on role requirements, please visit our website, portonbiopharma.com/careers, to download the Job Description.

PBL is an equal opportunities employer, celebrating and encouraging diversity of applications.

Porton Biopharma Ltd is committed to the fair and transparent processing of applicant data. To enable the Company to assess suitability for advertised roles, we will collect the following data: name and contact details, previous work experience and history, qualifications, education, right to work in the UK eligibility, present salary and equal opportunities. The Company reserves the right to collect this data under article 6(1)(B) of the GDPR.

Applicants applying for this role will have their data collected and held securely, and confidentially within Company IT systems which are compliant with GDPR. Data will be shared with the HR department, recruiting managers and recruiting panel.

The Company will hold applicant data on file for 12-months post the vacancy being successfully filled. Candidates are welcome to request that their personal data is removed prior to this date, and should contact recruitment@portonbiopharma.com if they wish to exercise this right. The Company complies with all data subject rights as outlined on the ICO Website. For more information, please refer to our privacy notice: https://www.portonbiopharma.com/privacy-policy/.

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PBL618 QC First Line Manager (Fixed Term 12mth)

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

Closing Date: 29th January 2021

Reference Number: PBL618

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a QC First Line Manager –Technical Transfer and Compliance to join Porton Biopharma, a leading biopharmaceuticals company located on the historic Porton Down site, in the picturesque countryside of Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Porton Biopharma Limited (PBL) is a limited liability company, established in 2015, to commercialise pharmaceutical development and manufacturing capabilities. Our mission is to protect patients’ health through the quality-assured development and production of biopharmaceuticals. We develop new vaccines, therapeutic proteins and enzyme products, and manufacture our own licensed biopharmaceutical products, Erwinase® and the UK’s Anthrax Vaccine.

We offer specialist expertise in the development of both manufacturing and analytical processes for use with biological pharmaceutical products. Particularly in taking concepts from the research laboratory and progressing them through the various stages of scale-up and process development to manufactured product for licensed supply or clinical trial.

Our employees join us safe in the knowledge that their skills and experience are contributing to a valuable purpose. This is an excellent environment for the right person to build their biopharmaceutical career.

The QC First Line Manager – Technical Transfer and Compliance will be in receipt of a competitive benefits package, including:

  • 30 days of holiday, plus 8 bank holidays;
  • On the job training, and genuine opportunities for growth and advancement;
  • Generous pension scheme;
  • Access to online discounts;
  • A work environment based in the beautiful Salisbury countryside, with free on-site parking; easy access to London and the south coast
  • Onsite canteen.
  • Onsite nursery

The successful candidate will be joining the Quality Control (QC) Analytical department, who are responsible for performing chemical and biochemical testing to ensure that the manufactured product is safe, efficacious and fit for patient use as a pharmaceutical material. As a QC First Line Manager – Technical Transfer and Compliance for PBL, the post holder will supervise chemical and biochemical analyses to support the manufacture of PBL’s licensed pharmaceutical products. Furthermore, will be responsible for supervising Senior QC Analysts and managing the QC Sample Reception area within the QC department. The post holder will be required to write quality documentations and ensure that work performed within the laboratories is carried out in compliance with corporate statutory health and safety requirements.

The post holder will be required to work a shift rotation to support the manufacturing department. This shift rotation includes working late 2 weeks out of 8 weeks and with the potential of some weekend working. This shift rotation is inclusive of a 7% shift allowance.

Key responsibilities

    • Ensure the QC Analytical Services Laboratory operates in compliance with Porton Biopharma’s safety policy and cGMP.
    • Manage and lead the QC Analytical Services Laboratory to ensure the manufacturing deadlines are met.
    • Responsible for staff recruitment, appraisals and management to ‘Policies and Procedures’ documents. Planning of QC staff work schedules, resource management and costing work programmes.
    • Train QC staff within the QC Analytical Services Department in Procedures and Quality Management Systems to GMP requirements. Assist QC staff within QC Analytical Services Department with their ongoing development to aid their career and personal progression.
    • Manage and Track Compliance records for the QC Analytical Services Department, identify weaknesses, develop and implement improvements.
    • Project manage the implementation of new products, method development/transfer and equipment to completion and ensure clear communication is maintained between all parties.
    • Utilising technical skills to validate specialised chemical and biochemical tests procedures to internationally recognised regulatory guidelines. Conduct problem solving investigations to resolve issues affecting Pharmaceutical manufacture.
    • To ensure that clinical pharmaceutical products are tested from raw materials and in-process samples to finished products to demonstrate that they meet the specification prior to each batch release for administration to patients.
    • Sign off authority for Pharmaceutical batch release tests
    • Review and approval of SOPs, Protocols, Reports and Risk Assessments.
    • Host audits both from internal and external parties.
    • Write and review OOS investigations, deviation reports, CAPA’s, Quality Risk Assessments and Change Controls.

 Person Specification

  • Have current right to work in the UK;
  • Must have experience of managing and leading a team and extensive knowledge of analytical/biochemical techniques within a cGMP laboratory environment.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of developing analytical methods, method transfer, equipment introduction and validation lifecycle.
  • Must have experience of the out of specification process and carrying out laboratory investigations.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of compliance records and quality management systems within the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Clear communicator with excellent report writing and presentation skills
  • Be able to work to tight deadlines and the changing priorities to suit the needs of the business

For this unique opportunity to join our team and develop your biopharmaceutical career experience, please submit your CV and a covering letter. You should outline the skills and experience you have, which are relevant to the post for which you are applying. For more guidance on role requirements, please visit our website, portonbiopharma.com/careers, to download the Job Description.

PBL is an equal opportunities employer, celebrating and encouraging diversity of applications.

Porton Biopharma Ltd is committed to the fair and transparent processing of applicant data. To enable the Company to assess suitability for advertised roles, we will collect the following data: name and contact details, previous work experience and history, qualifications, education, right to work in the UK eligibility, present salary and equal opportunities. The Company reserves the right to collect this data under article 6(1)(B) of the GDPR.

Applicants applying for this role will have their data collected and held securely, and confidentially within Company IT systems which are compliant with GDPR. Data will be shared with the HR department, recruiting managers and recruiting panel.

The Company will hold applicant data on file for 12-months post the vacancy being successfully filled. Candidates are welcome to request that their personal data is removed prior to this date, and should contact recruitment@portonbiopharma.com if they wish to exercise this right. The Company complies with all data subject rights as outlined on the ICO Website. For more information, please refer to our privacy notice: https://www.portonbiopharma.com/privacy-policy/.

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PBL619 Head of Regulatory Affairs

Salary: Circa £60000.00 per annum, dependant on experience

Closing Date: 5th February 2021

Reference Number: PBL619

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head of Regulatory Affairs to join Porton Biopharma, a leading biopharmaceuticals company located on the historic Porton Down site, in the picturesque countryside of Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Porton Biopharma Limited (PBL) is a limited liability company, established in 2015, to commercialise pharmaceutical development and manufacturing capabilities. Our mission is to protect patients’ health through the quality-assured development and production of biopharmaceuticals.  We develop new vaccines, therapeutic proteins and enzyme products, and manufacture our own licensed biopharmaceutical products, Erwinase® and the UK’s Anthrax Vaccine.

We offer specialist expertise in the development of both manufacturing and analytical processes for use with biological pharmaceutical products. Particularly in taking concepts from the research laboratory and progressing them through the various stages of scale-up and process development to manufactured product for licensed supply or clinical trial.

Our employees join us safe in the knowledge that their skills and experience are contributing to a valuable purpose. This is an excellent environment for the right person to build their biopharmaceutical career.

The Head of Regulatory Affairs will be in receipt of a competitive benefits package, including:

  • 30 days of holiday, plus 8 bank holidays;
  • On the job training, and genuine opportunities for growth and advancement;
  • Generous pension scheme;
  • Access to online discounts;
  • A work environment based in the beautiful Salisbury countryside, with free on-site parking; easy access to London and the south coast
  • Onsite canteen.
  • Onsite nursery

The successful candidate will be joining Regulatory Affairs and Pharmacovigilance, who provide three significant roles for the organisation: executing on functional delivery tasks, driving strategy internally and influencing regulators and stakeholders across the functional areas of Regulatory Affairs, Market Access, Pharmacovigilance, Medical Information and Environmental including management of Porton Biopharma’s licenses and marketing authorisations. As Head of Regulatory Affairs for Porton Biopharma, the post holder will lead, manage and direct all aspects of Regulatory Affairs. The individual will also be required to play a key role in supporting the Regulatory Affairs team members in the evaluation of marketing authorisation applications, variations and other regulatory submissions.]

Key responsibilities

  • Management of Regulatory Affairs Staff
  • Establish policies appropriate for the function. Interpret and recommend modifications to company-wide policies and practices. Develop and is responsible for budgets, schedules, and performance standards.
  • Ensure that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met.
  • Establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with external parties including regulatory authorities, customers, advisors and auditors.
  • Manage and maintain regulatory licenses and approvals relating to manufacture, testing and distribution of medicinal products by PBL.
  • Be PBL’s point of contact for regulatory authorities, customers, UK Government Departments on regulatory affairs as appropriate.
  • Respond to regulatory authority periodic requests for technical or administrative information about PBL’s products.

Person Specification

  • Have current right to work in the UK;
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification.
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job.
  • Interacts with senior management, and others concerning matters of significance to the company. Conducts business and technical briefings for senior and top management and for external management and / or representatives.
  • Demonstrable experience of operational / strategic practice in organisation change to meet business requirements and ensure continuity of service
  • An understanding of the key strategic regulatory challenges aims for department, e.g. financial management of costs and risks associated with licenses biologic pharmaceuticals; the commercialisation process for biologics products; challenges associated with manufacturing scale-up / clinical trials.
  • Knowledge of global/regional/national country requirements and regulatory affairs procedures for clinical trial authorization, licensing and lifecycle management; superior understanding of ICH and other global regulatory guidelines; advanced knowledge of at least one of the regulatory specialty areas: preclinical, clinical, CMC, publishing, etc.
  • Management of marketing authorisations and / or clinical trials including liaison and preparation of with regulators.
  • A strong reputation for delivery thus being viewed as a trusted advisor to internal clients
  • Excellent communication skills in a complex multi-stakeholder context
  • Ability to develop and internally market new strategies and policies that will improve Corporate performance
  • Ability to develop and implement new strategies and policies that will improve Corporate performance
  • Demonstrable ability to turn strategy into operational performance and an ability to deliver through others

.For this unique opportunity to join our team and develop your biopharmaceutical career experience, please submit your CV and a covering letter. You should outline the skills and experience you have, which are relevant to the post for which you are applying. For more guidance on role requirements, please visit our website, portonbiopharma.com/careers, to download the Job Description.

PBL is an equal opportunities employer, celebrating and encouraging diversity of applications.

Porton Biopharma Ltd is committed to the fair and transparent processing of applicant data. To enable the Company to assess suitability for advertised roles, we will collect the following data: name and contact details, previous work experience and history, qualifications, education, right to work in the UK eligibility, present salary and equal opportunities. The Company reserves the right to collect this data under article 6(1)(B) of the GDPR.

Applicants applying for this role will have their data collected and held securely, and confidentially within Company IT systems which are compliant with GDPR. Data will be shared with the HR department, recruiting managers and recruiting panel.

The Company will hold applicant data on file for 12-months post the vacancy being successfully filled. Candidates are welcome to request that their personal data is removed prior to this date, and should contact recruitment@portonbiopharma.com if they wish to exercise this right. The Company complies with all data subject rights as outlined on the ICO Website. For more information, please refer to our privacy notice: https://www.portonbiopharma.com/privacy-policy/.

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PBL620 Technical Support Specialist - Microbiologist

Salary: £36,460.00 per annum

Closing Date: 29th January 2021

Reference Number: PBL620

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Technical Support Specialist with a microbiological background to join Porton Biopharma, a leading biopharmaceuticals company located on the historic Porton Down site, in the picturesque countryside of Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Porton Biopharma Limited (PBL) is a limited liability company, established in 2015, to commercialise pharmaceutical development and manufacturing capabilities. Our mission is to protect patients’ health through the quality-assured development and production of biopharmaceuticals.  We develop new vaccines, therapeutic proteins and enzyme products, and manufacture our own licensed biopharmaceutical products, Erwinase® and the UK’s Anthrax Vaccine.

We offer specialist expertise in the development of both manufacturing and analytical processes for use with biological pharmaceutical products. Particularly in taking concepts from the research laboratory and progressing them through the various stages of scale-up and process development to manufactured product for licensed supply or clinical trial.

Our employees join us safe in the knowledge that their skills and experience are contributing to a valuable purpose. This is an excellent environment for the right person to build their biopharmaceutical career.

The Technical Support Specialist (Microbiologist) will be in receipt of a competitive benefits package, including:

  • 30 days of holiday, plus 8 bank holidays;
  • On the job training, and genuine opportunities for growth and advancement;
  • Generous pension scheme;
  • Access to online discounts;
  • A work environment based in the beautiful Salisbury countryside, with free on-site parking; easy access to London and the south coast
  • Onsite canteen.
  • Onsite nursery

The successful candidate will be joining the Technical Operations team, who are responsible for providing technical input and support across all manufacturing facilities. The Technical Operations department is essentially a support function to site manufacturing and is engaged with all site capital projects, continuous improvement initiatives, investigations, technical reports and the introduction of new technologies. As a Technical Support Specialist for Porton Biopharma, the post holder will be part of a broader Technical Support team and be assigned as an integrated process team member within a key manufacturing unit. The post holder will provide microbiological advice, guidance, support and deliver improvements to the existing process and environment. Investigations, deviations and reports will be delivered to a high standard and within agreed timelines. The individual will be responsible for all microbiological issues and activities associated with the facility.

Key responsibilities

  • Be the IPT point of contact for all issues related to environmental monitoring and sterility assurance.
  • Be the lead investigator for all microbiological related issues.
  • Deliver investigations, action items, reports on time and in full.
  • Deliver improvements to agreed timelines.
  • Provide advice, support and recommendations for improvement.

Person Specification

  • Have current right to work in the UK;
  • Educated to degree level (Microbiology)
  • Experience in Biotech / Pharma industry
  • Working experience / exposure within classified manufacturing cleanrooms
  • Excellent report and communication skills

For this unique opportunity to join our team and develop your biopharmaceutical career experience, please submit your CV and a covering letter. You should outline the skills and experience you have, which are relevant to the post for which you are applying. For more guidance on role requirements, please visit our website, portonbiopharma.com/careers, to download the Job Description.

PBL is an equal opportunities employer, celebrating and encouraging diversity of applications.

Porton Biopharma Ltd is committed to the fair and transparent processing of applicant data. To enable the Company to assess suitability for advertised roles, we will collect the following data: name and contact details, previous work experience and history, qualifications, education, right to work in the UK eligibility, present salary and equal opportunities. The Company reserves the right to collect this data under article 6(1)(B) of the GDPR.

Applicants applying for this role will have their data collected and held securely, and confidentially within Company IT systems which are compliant with GDPR. Data will be shared with the HR department, recruiting managers and recruiting panel.

The Company will hold applicant data on file for 12-months post the vacancy being successfully filled. Candidates are welcome to request that their personal data is removed prior to this date, and should contact recruitment@portonbiopharma.com if they wish to exercise this right. The Company complies with all data subject rights as outlined on the ICO Website. For more information, please refer to our privacy notice: https://www.portonbiopharma.com/privacy-policy/.

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PBL621 Senior Production Technician (Seed Unit)

Salary: £21700.00 per annum

Closing Date: 5th February 2021

Reference Number: PBL621

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Production Technician to join Porton Biopharma, a leading biopharmaceuticals company located on the historic Porton Down site, in the picturesque countryside of Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Porton Biopharma Limited (PBL) is a limited liability company, established in 2015, to commercialise pharmaceutical development and manufacturing capabilities. Our mission is to protect patients’ health through the quality-assured development and production of biopharmaceuticals.  We develop new vaccines, therapeutic proteins and enzyme products, and manufacture our own licensed biopharmaceutical products, Erwinase® and the UK’s Anthrax Vaccine.

We offer specialist expertise in the development of both manufacturing and analytical processes for use with biological pharmaceutical products. Particularly in taking concepts from the research laboratory and progressing them through the various stages of scale-up and process development to manufactured product for licensed supply or clinical trial.

Our employees join us safe in the knowledge that their skills and experience are contributing to a valuable purpose. This is an excellent environment for the right person to build their biopharmaceutical career.

The Senior Production Technician will be in receipt of a competitive benefits package, including:

  • 30 days of holiday, plus 8 bank holidays;
  • On the job training, and genuine opportunities for growth and advancement;
  • Generous pension scheme;
  • Access to online discounts;
  • A work environment based in the beautiful Salisbury countryside, with free on-site parking; easy access to London and the south coast
  • Onsite canteen.
  • Onsite nursery

The successful candidate will be joining the Seed Production Unit, who are responsible for manufacturing Erwinase working seed cultures. As a Senior Production Technician for Porton Biopharma, the post holder will work in aseptic high-grade cleanroom environments to manufacture product, as well as maintaining and monitoring the facility and completing critical GMP records.

Key responsibilities

  • Manufacture of Erwinase working seed cultures
  • Preparation of media and equipment for use in manufacturing
  • Completion of GMP records to a high standard
  • Monitoring and maintaining the facility
  • Following company standard operating procedures (SOPs) and codes of practice

Person Specification

  • Have current right to work in the UK;
  • Be able to achieve UK government security clearance at SC level
  • GCSE in Maths, English and Science
  • Have an interest in working in within a GMP manufacturing environment
  • Strong communication and written skills

For this unique opportunity to join our team and develop your biopharmaceutical career experience, please submit your CV and a covering letter. You should outline the skills and experience you have, which are relevant to the post for which you are applying. For more guidance on role requirements, please visit our website, portonbiopharma.com/careers, to download the Job Description.

PBL is an equal opportunities employer, celebrating and encouraging diversity of applications.

Porton Biopharma Ltd is committed to the fair and transparent processing of applicant data. To enable the Company to assess suitability for advertised roles, we will collect the following data: name and contact details, previous work experience and history, qualifications, education, right to work in the UK eligibility, present salary and equal opportunities. The Company reserves the right to collect this data under article 6(1)(B) of the GDPR.

Applicants applying for this role will have their data collected and held securely, and confidentially within Company IT systems which are compliant with GDPR. Data will be shared with the HR department, recruiting managers and recruiting panel.

The Company will hold applicant data on file for 12-months post the vacancy being successfully filled. Candidates are welcome to request that their personal data is removed prior to this date, and should contact recruitment@portonbiopharma.com if they wish to exercise this right. The Company complies with all data subject rights as outlined on the ICO Website. For more information, please refer to our privacy notice: https://www.portonbiopharma.com/privacy-policy/.

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