Careers

Porton Biopharma has approximately 350 staff in a wide range of roles from those working in our pharmaceutical manufacturing plants, through to our quality and scientific development groups.  All focused on developing & manufacturing life-saving products that make a real difference to patients’ lives.

We are always looking for people, ranging from those with a general interest in science & technology, to ones with higher qualifications and/or experience.

This currently includes various vacancies for pharmaceutical production staff and supervisors to support our continued growth.  So if you are a motivated person who is interested in working in a high-tech environment as part of a dynamic team, then there could be a role for you.

 

 

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WE OFFER…

A friendly environment working alongside committed teams of people, who will be happy to share their knowledge and experience to allow you to develop your potential, with benefits that include:

  • a competitive salary
  • the necessary training
  • a pension scheme
  • 30 days annual leave
  • a canteen, gym and an active sports & social club
  • free on-site parking

With ongoing investment into the company and plans to increase our workforce, we are committed to being a leading life-science company that really makes a difference to patients’ lives.

To see the sort of  people that we ‘re looking for, the  Staff Profiles page has short interviews with current staff giving an overview of just some of our roles.

CURRENT VACANCIES…

PBL only accept CV’s from Recruitment Agencies with whom we have agreed Terms & Conditions.

A list of our current vacancies shown below.

To apply for a specific vacancy applicants should  send a covering letter quoting the Job Reference Number, a copy of their CV, together with a supporting statement referring to both the Job Description and Person Specification.

However, we also welcome applications from people with transferable skills that are looking for that next challenge and to develop their career.  To be considered for up-and-coming roles please send a covering letter indicating why you want to join PBL and in which area your career aspirations lie (Engineering  / Production  / Quality etc.),  along with a CV detailing your skills and experience which we can keep on file for when a suitable position becomes available.

All applications should be sent to recruitment@portonbiopharma.com.

WORK EXPERIENCE

As a business, we recognise the value that offering work-experience placements can bring and typically offer up to 4  one-week placements each year, usually in June.   All applicants must be over 16 years of age at the time of the placement, and will be chosen following a selection process.

If you are interested in applying, then send an email and covering letter stating your interest and giving reasons why we should choose you to business@portonbiopharma.com  Applications must be received by the end of November in order to be considered for the following summer’s places.

 

PBL407 Process Engineer

Salary: £29,355 negotiable dependent upon experience

Reference Number: PBL407

Job Summary…

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

The Process Engineer is the System technical expert for all Process and Utility systems within the GMP Envelope and is responsible for identification of and managing small projects/initiatives relating to these systems and interfacing with the wider Engineering group to ensure equipment systems within the GMP envelope remain compliant with current Good Manufacturing Practice. In addition, the Process Engineer will work within an Integrated Process Team to provide operational support to the manufacture of biopharmaceutical products.

We are looking for…

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

The post holder will…

Be a core member of an Integrated Process Team and will provide operational engineering support to the manufacture of biopharmaceutical products alongside other core members from the Production and Quality functions. You will have delegated responsibility from the Process Engineering Manager to design, manage and deliver process improvement projects and represent the group in the delivery of major facility expansion/refurbishment projects.

You will become the Subject Matter Expert for a variety of systems and equipment such as Autoclaves and Critical Utilities (e.g. WFI, Clean Steam, and Purified Water) within the Pharmaceutical Production Envelope. As such you will interface with key stakeholders including equipment users, capital project managers, and the site principal maintenance contractor, to ensure these critical systems remain in compliance with best industry and regulatory practice.

To apply for this position please submit a CV and cover letter using the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings to identify how you meet each of the selection criteria and outline why you would like a career at Porton Biopharma Ltd.

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

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PBL480 Senior Fermentation Development Scientist

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

Closing Date: 5th April 2019

Reference Number: PBL480

Job Purpose / Summary

The Development Group is a development and technology transfer group playing a key role in the translational research activities of the site. Its role is to develop manufacturing processes and associated analytical methods for use in the cGMP production of biotherapeutics and healthcare interventions. Projects may comprise the development of research designs and/or the improvement of existing commercial processes. The department is organized into 4 core teams with responsibility for product development, in vitro culture processes, downstream purification processes and analytical method development.

The post is part of the Fermentation Development Team. The post holder will take an active role in the activities relating to the development of fermentation processes, in particular those related to the culturing and processing of recombinant microbes and pathogenic microorganisms. In addition to completing practical laboratory work, the post holder will participate in writing and developing plans and protocols as well as data analysis and reporting. The post holder will also be responsible for supporting the Fermentation Development Lead(s) in operational activities.

We are looking for…

A candidate who holds a BSc in biological/microbiology/biochemistry/biotechnology or biomedical sciences. A PhD/MSc in a biochemical/biotechnical discipline would be advantageous but not essential. You will need to have extensive knowledge of relevant laboratory experience and experience of working within a commercial scientific environment.

The post holder will…

Provide a scientific and technical specialism in the area of Microbiology, Fermentation, and/or Molecular Biology, specifically on projects relating to the development of processes for the manufacture of biopharmaceutical products. They will be required to work in multi-disciplinary teams, leading as required to deliver key objectives. They will actively participate in the generation of experimental designs, conducting experimental work, presentation of work to internal and external customers and the preparation of scientific publications, technical reports and project proposals. The post holder may contribute to process validation and manufacturing problem-solving activities and they may play a key role in the technology transfer activities relating to the development and/or manufacture of biopharmaceutical products internally or between Porton Biopharma and its collaborators/customers. They will be responsible for training staff within their area of specialism and supervising operational laboratories, ensuring that work is undertaken to Porton Biopharma quality and safety policies. Knowledge of cGMP, ICH regulations, and design of experiments (DOE) is highly desirable.

For further information about the post, please contact:

recruitment@portonbiopharma.com

To apply for this position please submit a CV and cover letter using the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings to identify how you meet each of the selection criteria and outline why you would like a career at Porton Biopharma Ltd.

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

To download the job description please click here

PBL479 CAD Systems Manager

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

Closing Date: 4th April 2019

Reference Number: PBL479

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

The department provides all engineering support within the highly regulated GMP production facilities at Porton Down.

Job Purpose

The CAD Systems Manager is responsible for all PBL drawings. Working alongside both the Engineering, Project & Validation teams to ensure all existing CAD documents are kept up to date & current. Working to make sure that all new projects have drawings that comply to all relevant standards. Working towards a BIM Level 2 compliance for all new projects. An essential part of this role will be the maintenance of drawings due to system changes via change controls or discrepancies. The role will be required to continuously liaise with Engineering, Production, QC, QA, Validation and External specialist contractors to ensure production facility drawings meet regulatory requirements. In addition the Role will assume line management responsibility for any staff utilized to be part of the CAD department.

We are looking for...

The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of running CAD systems relating to all aspects of engineering and projects. They will be able to demonstrate effective leadership, project management and planning skills together with effective management of multidisciplinary teams. Knowledge of Pharmaceutical engineering systems and equipment is essential as is experience of working within GMP Quality Systems.

For further information please contact: recruitment@portonbiopharma.com

To apply for this position please submit a CV and cover letter using the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings to identify how you meet each of the selection criteria and outline why you would like a career at Porton Biopharma Ltd.

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

To download the job description please click here

PBL477 Senior Process Development Scientist

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

Closing Date: 30th April 2019

Reference Number: PBL477

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

The department carries out the manufacture of Erwinase and Anthrax Vaccine, as well as contract manufacturing projects.

Job Purpose

The Development Group plays a key role in the translational research activities of the site. Its role is to develop manufacturing processes and associated analytical methods for use in the cGMP production of bio therapeutics and healthcare interventions. Projects may comprise the development of research designs and/or the improvement of existing commercial processes. The Development Group is organized into 4 core teams responsible for in vitro culture processes, downstream processes, analytical method development and product development respectively.

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

We are looking for…
The successful applicant should hold a science degree in biological science or biochemistry and a higher qualification (PhD or MSc) is desirable. They should have a demonstrable interest and past experience in Downstream process innovations, development and scale-up.

Equally important requirements are a conscientious approach to work, precise attention to detail and good communication skills. The post-holder will be part of a small flexible team reporting to the Downstream Process Innovation Lead or Development and Scale-up Lead.

The post holder will…

He/she will provide a scientific and technical specialism in the area of Downstream Processing to projects involved in the development of processes for the manufacture of biopharmaceutical products. The post holder will be knowledgeable in the area of Quality by Design/Design of Experiments, protein purification, process development, scale-up and validation. They will be required to work in multi-disciplinary teams, leading as required to deliver key objectives. They will contribute to the generation of experimental designs, presentation of work to internal and external customers and the preparation of scientific publications, technical reports and project proposals. The post holder will contribute to process validation and manufacture problem solving activities and will play a key role in the technology transfer activities relating to the development and/or manufacture of biopharmaceutical products internally or between Porton Biopharma and its collaborators/customers.

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

For further information about the post, please contact:

recruitment@portonbiopharma.com

Successful applicants must either hold, or be capable of obtaining, a UK government security clearance at SC level.  To obtain clearance at this level you must have been resident in the UK for the last five years, and not lived abroad for more than six months out of the last twelve.

To apply for this position please submit a CV and cover letter using the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings to identify how you meet each of the selection criteria and outline why you would like a career at Porton Biopharma Ltd. Porton Biopharma Ltd promotes diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunities employer

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PBL368 Production Technician

Salary: Starting salary £17,572 negotiable dependent upon experience + 10% shift allowance

Reference Number: PBL368

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

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

Job Purpose / Summary

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

We are looking for…

The successful applicant will preferably have prior experience of working within a GMP environments and have an interest in microbiology and the enthusiasm to pursue a career working in pharmaceuticals. You will have the ability to keep clear and accurate records and to follow written procedures as well as having excellent communication skills with a flexible approach to work.

The post holder will …

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

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

recruitment@portonbiopharma.com

Successful applicants must either hold, or be capable of obtaining, a UK government security clearance at SC level.  To obtain clearance at this level you must have been resident in the UK for the last five years, and not lived abroad for more than six months out of the last twelve.

To apply for this position please submit a CV and cover letter using the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings to identify how you meet each of the selection criteria and outline why you would like a career at Porton Biopharma Ltd.

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

To download the job description please click here

PBL448 Computer Systems Validation Manager

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

Reference Number: PBL448

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

The company carries out the manufacture of Erwinase and Anthrax Vaccine, as well as contract manufacturing projects.

Job Purpose…

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

This role reports into the Validation Programme Manager and is responsible for the Computer Systems validation activities at Porton Biopharmaceuticals. The purpose of the role is to;

  • Lead and manage the compliance status and validation activities of computerised systems and associated equipment in accordance with current regulatory requirements.
  • Minimize business risk associated with the processing and storage of electronic documentation ensuring continuity over the equipment and product’s life cycle.
  • Develop a validation strategy vision and strategic plan which delivers compliant systems that are cost effective with long term sustainable components.
  • Develop individual validation strategies for large complex high value computer systems.
  • Lead, motivate and manage a team of Validation Specialists responsible for the validation of computerized systems and general equipment to deliver validation projects on time and in line with regulatory requirements.
  • Be the site management Leader on Computer System Validation activities communicating regulatory issues and business risks to senior management together with recommended actions.
  • Be an industry expert on Computer System Validation strategy.
  • Develop and manage KPIs for CSV and to manage the scheduling of all validation activities within the business.

We are looking for…

Someone with a degree in a scientific subject or equivalent with at least 5 years’ experience of Computerised Systems Validation knowledge. An understanding of data integrity and CFR 21 part 11 assessment experience is essential. The successful candidate should have experience of validation of Biopharmaceutical computer systems and be an experienced people Manager. Ideally the post holder will be experienced in being the Subject Matter Expert in regulatory inspections.

For further information about the post, please contact:

recruitment@portonbiopharma.com

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria.

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

To download the job description please click here

PBL 443 Process Development Scientist -3 Year Fixed Term Contract

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

Closing Date: 29th March 2019

Reference Number: PBL 443

Job Purpose / Summary

The Development Group plays a key role in the translational research activities of the site. The post-holder will provide scientific and technical assistance in the area of Downstream Processing to projects involved in the development of processes for the manufacture of biopharmaceutical products.

We are looking for…

Applicants should hold a science degree in biological science or biochemistry. They should have a demonstrable interest in Downstream processing techniques, development and scale up, previous experience is desirable but not essential.

Equally important requirements are a conscientious approach to work, precise attention to detail, ability to work independently and good communication skills. The post-holder will be part of a small flexible team reporting to the Development Scale up Lead.

The post holder will…

Provide scientific and technical assistance in the area of Downstream Processing to projects involved in the development of processes for the manufacture of biopharmaceutical products. Tasks will include the operation of protein purification equipment at various scales utilizing a variety of separation techniques. The post holder will have a keen interest in the area of protein purification, process development, scale up and validation. They will be required to work in multi-disciplinary teams and contribute to the generation of experimental designs, presentation of work to internal and external customers and the preparation of technical reports and project proposals. The post holder will contribute to process validation and manufacture problem solving activities and will play a supporting role in the technology transfer activities relating to the development and/or manufacture of biopharmaceutical products internally or between Porton Biopharma and its collaborators/customers.

For further information about the post, please contact: recruitment@portonbiopharma.com

Successful applicants must either hold, or be capable of obtaining, a UK government security clearance at SC level.  To obtain clearance at this level you must have been resident in the UK for the last five years, and not lived abroad for more than six months out of the last twelve.

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria.

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

To download the job description please click here

PBL 442 Computer Systems Validation Specialist

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

Reference Number: PBL442

Job Purpose / Summary

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

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

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

We are looking for…

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

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

The post holder will…

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

For further information about the post, please contact:

recruitment@portonbiopharma.com

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

To download the job description please click here

PBL 472 Validation Manager

Salary: Salary negotiable dependant on experience

The site Validation Manager has responsibility and accountability for ensuring that the facilities, equipment, systems and processes used in the manufacture and testing of the Sites products have been appropriately validated and maintained in a validated state.

The ideal candidate will have;

General Education/Degree in a Scientific/Engineering discipline or equivalent.

A minimum of 5 years’ experience with in the pharmaceutical industry but not essential.

Knowledge of Biopharma processes and the Validation life cycle.

Managerial experience.

In addition, the role will be responsible for;

  • Driving all aspects of Validation Life Cycle.
  • Develop and maintain the Validation Master Plan.
  • Define and optimise the overall validation strategies, policies, and programs.
  • Manage the development and execution of validation protocols for all facility services, utilities, equipment, and systems including computer systems involved in regulatory processes. Manage the development and execution of the equipment cleaning validation program.
  • Give oversight to the validation of laboratory equipment and method validation.
  • Manage the development and implementation of a validation maintenance program which periodically reviews the status of validated systems.
  • Interface with appropriate regulatory inspectors on all validation issues, and present the validation program in regulatory audits.
  • Determine project resource requirements for engineering/ validation including capacity / capability. Where required assess, appoint, control and direct specific Contractors and Suppliers.
  • Responsible for QMS compliance of validation.

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

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PBL458 QC Technician

Salary: Starting Salary £17,572 negotiable dependant on experience

Closing Date: 1st March 2019

Reference Number: PBL458

Job Summary...

A crucial part of the pharmaceutical production process is undertaken by the Quality Control Department, which performs chemical and biochemical testing to ensure that the manufactured product is safe, efficacious and fit for patient use as a pharmaceutical material.The QC Analyst is primarily responsible for testing of raw materials, 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 QC Technologist is also responsible for the authoring of technical documentation and liaising with external laboratories to arrange contract testing of products.

We are looking for...

A full time, permanent QC Technologist to perform analyses within the QC department of our pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.The ideal candidate will have at least 2 A-levels in numerate / science subjects. (A degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related subject is desirable. The successful candidate will have working knowledge / experience of a regulated or cGMP environment. Experience in biopharmaceutical analysis and analytical chemistry is desirable in one of the following areas; enzyme analysis, wet chemistry, physical testing, pharmaceutical water testing, gel electrophoresis, HPLC, UV-Vis or pharmacopoeia testing within a GMP compliant QC laboratory.Other key skills include the ability to work to deadlines, technical report writing, problem solving, the ability to work as part of a project team and good computer literacy.

The post holder will...

  • Carry out stock checks for Laboratory and reagents
  • Place orders for routine orders and one off items
  • Maintain stock lists
  • Receive and book in delivered consumables and reagents
  • Removal of out of date materials and waste from the QC laboratories
  • Assist with housekeeping in Analytical QC
  • Disposal of toxic, hazardous and non-hazardous waste generated within Analytical QC
  • Calibration and scheduled maintenance of analytical equipment
  • Routine QC testing
  • To ensure GMP documentation practises are followed when completing the necessary documentation.
  • Undertake work in accordance with Porton Biopharma’s Code of Safety Practice and Quality Systems.
  • Maintain training records.

For further information about the post, please contact:

recruitment@portonbiopharma.com

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria.

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

To download the job description please click here

PBL459 Senior Production Technician

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

Reference Number: PBL459

Job Purpose / Summary

This is a shift working role which will attract a salary enhancement once appointed. This Senior Production Technician post is located at Porton Down in the Fermentation Process Plant (FPP) current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. This facility produces therapeutic products by bacterial fermentation followed by initial phase downstream processing.

Therapeutic products produced at Porton are licensed and marketed for worldwide distribution. The FPP is undergoing significant investment and expansion as production is being increased to meet product demand.

We are looking for…

An applicant who has GCSE’s in Maths, English and Science or equivalent qualifications. In addition, they should also be educated to a minimum of NVQ level 2 in a relevant subject or have significant equivalent proven experience. Candidates should have an interest in working within a manufacturing environment and with the Quality systems associated with cGMP manufacture. They should be able to communicate clearly, possessing good writing and data entry skills. Lastly applicants should be able to work effectively as part of a team, be proactive and able to work on their own initiative when required.

The post holder will…

Work a shift pattern which covers 24-hour, 7 day working. They will report to the Production Supervisor and will support the Production Supervisor to meet team targets by ensuring manufacturing operations are performed in a timely and compliant manner to cGMP requirements.

This role will involve undertaking a varied range of tasks, from preparation and use of operational equipment such as large scale fermenters and centrifuges, to preparation, completion, and review of Quality documentation. Full training will be provided.

Successful applicants must either hold, or be capable of obtaining, a UK government security clearance at SC level.  To obtain clearance at this level you must have been resident in the UK for the last five years, and not lived abroad for more than six months out of the last twelve.

For further information about the post, please contact:

recruitment@portonbiopharma.com

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria.

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

To download the job description please click here

PBL 461 Quality Assurance Compliance Officer

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

Closing Date: 3rd May 2019

Reference Number: PBL 461

Job Purpose/ Summary…

The successful applicant would be working within a multi-functional/ multi-disciplinary team, being the first QA point of contact for issues and resolution for quality matters. This role will be situated within departments across the business and will allow you to demonstrate your problem-solving skills as well as your ability to respond and adapt to various situations using risk management.

We are looking for…

An individual who is educated to at least degree level in a relevant subject (microbiology/ biotechnology) or equivalent qualification/ experience. They will have significant experience in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance, as well as practical experience in:

  • Change Management
  • Risk Management
  • Non-Conformance
  • Batch Release
  • QA oversight across business

The post holder will…

Have excellent communication skills as well as being able to assess situations and take appropriate action. They will have resilience and determination to succeed in delivering work within strict timescales to ensure delivery of the product to patients. The post holder will need to be able to work weekends on occasion to support the needs of the business.

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria.

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

We reserve the right to close the role early if a suitable applicant is found.

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PBL 370 Production Supervisor - FTC

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

Reference Number: PBL 370

We are looking for…

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

The post holder will…

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

Work in an automated chemical plant.

Operate plant and equipment using newly installed automated control systems.

Ensure that the various work areas are maintained at the highest state of readiness at all times.

Ensure that their daily activities are coordinated with other team members.

Work within a GMP quality system.

Ensure that documentation is completed within the legal frameworks.

Take responsibility for Non-Conformances, CAPA, Risk Assessments and Change Controls for the area and ensure SOPs and BMRs are available for use.

Successful applicants must either hold, or be capable of obtaining, a UK government security clearance at SC level.  To obtain clearance at this level you must have been resident in the UK for the last five years, and not lived abroad for more than six months out of the last twelve.

For further information about the post, please contact:

recruitment@portonbiopharma.com

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

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria.

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

To download the job description please click here

Flexible Working opportunities

Salary: dependant

Reference Number: PBL flexi

We are offering part-time opportunities to people who can contribute to the manufacturing of our life-saving products by providing general cleaning and support activities in our pharmaceutical production facilities, on a part-time basis.

We are looking to put together a team  and are considering what we can offer as an employer, so if you would like to contribute to our success and believe that you could play your part then we would like to hear from you.  Please send us a covering letter providing details of your typical availability and g quoting refrence PBL flexi.

PBL 223 Production Technician

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

Reference Number: PBL223

We are looking for...

Applicants should have GCSE in Maths, English and Science. In addition, candidates should be educated to a minimum of NVQ level 2 in a relevant subject or have significant equivalent proven experience. They should have an interest in working within a manufacturing environment and with the Quality systems associated with cGMP manufacture. Candidates should be able to communicate clearly, possessing good writing and data entry skills. Lastly applicants should have a flexible approach to work, be able to work effectively as part of a team, and be proactive and able to work on their own initiative when required.


The post holder will...

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

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

Successful applicants must either hold, or be capable of obtaining a UK government security clearance at SC level. To obtain clearance at this level you must have been resident in the UK for the last five years, and not have lived abroad for more than six months out of the last twelve.

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria.

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

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PBL 435 Senior Production Technician

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

Reference Number: PBL 435

Job Summary...

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

We are looking for…

Applicants who are educated to a minimum of NVQ level 2 in a relevant subject or have significant equivalent proven experience. They will also need to have GCSE's Grade C or above in Maths, English and Science. They should have an interest in working within a manufacturing environment and with the Quality systems associated with cGMP manufacture. Candidates should be able to communicate clearly, possessing good writing and data entry skills. Lastly applicants should have a flexible approach to work, be able to work effectively as part of a team, and be proactive and able to work on their own initiative when required.

The post holder will…

Report to the Production Supervisor and will support the Production Supervisor to meet team targets by ensuring manufacturing operations are performed in a timely and compliant manner to cGMP requirements.

This role will involve undertaking a varied range of tasks, from preparation and use of operational equipment such as large scale fermenters and centrifuges, to preparation, completion, and review of Quality documentation. Full training will be given where required.

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

Successful applicants must either hold, or be capable of obtaining, a UK government security clearance at SC level.  To obtain clearance at this level you must have been resident in the UK for the last five years, and not lived abroad for more than six months out of the last twelve.

For further information about the post, please contact:

recruitment@portonbiopharma.com

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria.

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

 

To download the job description please click here

PBL 432 Senior Production Technician

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

Reference Number: PBL 432

Job Summary...

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

We are looking for…

Applicants who are educated to a minimum of NVQ level 2 in a relevant subject or have significant equivalent proven experience. They will also need to have GCSE's Grade C or above in Maths, English and Science. They should have an interest in working within a manufacturing environment and with the Quality systems associated with cGMP manufacture. Candidates should be able to communicate clearly, possessing good writing and data entry skills. Lastly applicants should have a flexible approach to work, be able to work effectively as part of a team, and be proactive and able to work on their own initiative when required.

The post holder will…

Report to the Production Supervisor and will support the Production Supervisor to meet team targets by ensuring manufacturing operations are performed in a timely and compliant manner to cGMP requirements.

This role will involve undertaking a varied range of tasks, from preparation and use of operational equipment such as large scale fermenters and centrifuges, to preparation, completion, and review of Quality documentation. Full training will be given where required.

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

Successful applicants must either hold, or be capable of obtaining, a UK government security clearance at SC level.  To obtain clearance at this level you must have been resident in the UK for the last five years, and not lived abroad for more than six months out of the last twelve.

For further information about the post, please contact:

recruitment@portonbiopharma.com

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the job description/person specification as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria.

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

To download the job description please click here