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.

 

PBL458 QC Technician

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

Closing Date: 21st December 2018

Reference Number: PBL458

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.

We are recruiting a full time, permanent QC Technologist to perform analyses within the QC department of our pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.

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.

The ideal candidate will have

2 A-levels in numerate / science subjects. (A degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related subject is desirable)

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.

Experience of following written instructions.

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.

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

Joanne Thurston (Chromatography Laboratory Manager) extension 51649

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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PBL457 QA Database Manager and QC LIMS System Administrator

Salary: Starting Salary £29,335 negotiable dependent on experience

Closing Date: 11th January 2019

Reference Number: PBL 457

Job Purpose / Summary: Working with the current QA Database Manager & QC Systems Administrator to perform independent administration of GMP Quality Control electronic systems (including Empower), to perform administration of PBL’s access databases and to assist with the generation, tracking and trending of quality metrics.

 We are looking for a motivated individual who with in-depth knowledge of the administration of GMP QC electronic systems and who has extensive knowledge of access. The successful candidate will be experienced in the validation of electronic systems in the pharmaceutical industry and will be able capable of organising their own workload to work to tight deadlines.

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 456 Senior Production Technician

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

Closing Date: 21st December 2018

Reference Number: PBL 456

Job Purpose / Summary

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

We are looking for…

Applicants with GCSE’s in Maths, English and Science or equivalent qualifications. Applicants should also be educated to a minimum of NVQ level 2 in a relevant subject or have equivalent proven experience. The successful candidate will 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 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 Supervisors, and the Unit Team Leader. They will support the Production Supervisors to meet team targets by ensuring activities supporting manufacturing are performed in a timely and compliant manner to cGMP requirements.

This role will involve undertaking a varied range of tasks, from preparation and use of operational equipment, to completion of Quality documentation. Full training will be provided.

For further information 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

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PBL455 QA Training Assistant -12 Month FTC

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

Closing Date: 21st December 2018

Reference Number: PBL 455

Job Purpose / Summary

Part of the QA Compliance department the Quality Systems group is responsible for administration and oversight of the Training, Documentation, Change Control and Risk Assessment systems. This group is also responsible for the Archival of documentation and the administration of PBLs Electronic Quality Management System (MasterControl).

Reporting to the QA Training Supervisor

To assist the QA Training Team in providing the level of training required to maintain the regulatory compliance of the all the 300 staff working to the EU and International pharmaceutical regulations. Coordinate the recording and administrative aspects of the training function.

Working with training matrices and database to ensure the personnel’s training has been recorded, is accurate, contemporaneous and maintained. To communicate the training programme details with attendees, to ensure suitable venues are booked and to coordinate with internal and external trainers and trainees to maximize efficiency of the system.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To produce reports relating to appropriate training databases and activities.
  • To assist the QA Training Supervisor and Manager with the coordination and tracking of the Porton Biopharma training programme.
  • To communicate with delegates event details.
  • To maintain the training database, maintaining, filing all PBL staff training records and archive as applicable.
  • Receipt all PBL training record sheets.
  • Issuing and filing of training certificates, monitoring and trending training feedback forms.
  • To assist the QA Training Supervisor and Manager in monitoring training record compliance with the Quality and Compliance training system.
  • To support continuous improvement of the training system and related documentation.
  • To undertake work in accordance with the PBL’s Health and Safety policies and procedures and to work within any Quality Systems that are applicable to the site.
  • To comply with all PBL behaviours & values, policies and procedures

We are looking for…

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, well organised and have a minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent grade A – C including English and a scientific subject. Experience in an administrative environment using computerised data systems is essential. Experience with Microsoft office programmes is also key. The successful candidate will have experience in scheduling activities and well-developed communication skills.

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

recruitment@portonbiopharma.com

To download the job description please click here

PBL 453 Calibration Supervisor

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

Closing Date: 19th December 2018

Reference Number: PBL453

Job Purpose / Summary

Lead, motivate and manage the development of the Pharmaceutical Engineering Calibration Team and provide expertise in a cross functional group responsible for the delivery of compliance within Porton Biopharma (PBL).

The post holder will ensure all calibration activities under the positions responsibility are delivered in a timely manner in order to prevent delay to production.

This role involves interfacing with equipment/system owners, the scheduling team, the principle maintenance contractor, capital project managers and the Quality Departments to ensure compliance is maintained with current Good Manufacturing Practice.

We are looking for…

  • Someone with a strong background and practical experience of Calibration and regulatory compliance activities in the Pharmaceutical Industry.
  • Extensive practical experience of Calibration testing.
  • Experience of working within a GMP Quality System, in particular change control, Non Conformance management, CAPA, discrepancy/deviation, and documentation management.
  • Proven Understanding and ability to comply with Good Manufacturing Practice and associated validation/calibration techniques.
  • Knowledge of Engineering H&S Legislation and its application to calibration operations and equipment asset management.

 

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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PBL452 - Quality Systems Manager

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

Closing Date: 4th January 2019

Reference Number: PBL452

Job Purpose / Summary

  • To lead, motivate and manage multidisciplinary teams with the responsibility for delivery and maintenance of training, document control, change control, non-conformance and risk management processes.
  • To monitor the performance of all Quality System metrics, to lead on identification of trends and to advise Senior Management of outcomes.
  • Ensure the systems meet the needs of the business and regulatory requirements.
  • Monitor and report on agreed KPI’s for the quality system and identify and implement improvements to the reports as appropriate.
  • Lead the development and implementation of an ongoing Quality Improvement plan to maximise efficiency of the Quality System process.
  • Using Quality System expertise and knowledge to contribute to the strategy and vision of PBL.

 We are looking for

An applicant with excellent communication skills who is experienced of the management of multidisciplinary teams delivering a variety of services & projects. Practical experience of Quality System management within a GMP organisation is essential.

The post holder will

The successful candidate will have a degree or equivalent in a relevant subject (e.g. Science), significant experience of management of multidisciplinary teams delivering a variety of services & projects. The candidate will have experience of dealing with internal customers, negotiating and agreeing work programs, reporting progress, dealing with issues to ensure delivery and customer satisfaction

The successful candidate will have significant experience in the development, management and improvement of Quality Systems in line with stakeholder and regulatory requirements and in the monitoring, tracking and trending of system performance.

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 451 - QA Administrator - 18 Month FTC

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

Closing Date: 28th December 2018

Reference Number: PBL 451

Job Purpose / Summary…

The QA Admin team provide vital support to QA, administering a number of systems and providing an interface between PBL and QA to manage and control the receipt, tracking, review and distribution of documents. The purpose of the role is to administer and maintain the Change Management and Quality Risk Management databases. Maintain a document tracking system and provide general administrative support to the activities of the QA Compliance Team.

We are looking for…

An applicant who has excellent communication skills in addition to good customer focus with a drive and determination to succeed in maintaining current exceptional service levels. Using their strong organisational and data entry skills the successful applicant will work within a small team maintaining an individual focus on critical aspect of the site’s Quality Management System. The successful candidate will have 5 GCSEs or equivalent including English, Maths and a scientific subject. In addition, an RSA 3 in typing, word processing or a European Computer Driving License (ECDL) Advanced Level or equivalent would be beneficial.

Additional experience in an administrative / typing post (general office work) and using Microsoft Office suite and Windows based databases and spreadsheets would be an advantage.

The post holder will…

Maintain accurate records and filing systems to ensure adequate control of the input and subsequent tracking of documents using an appropriate tracking system.

Perform general office and administrative duties to support the activities of QA Groups e.g. filing, archiving, ordering supplies etc.

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 449 Process Equipment & Facilities Team Leader

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

Closing Date: 15th December 2018

Reference Number: PBL 449

Job Purpose / Summary

This role is to lead, coordinate and manage the timely delivery of validation activities for Equipment and systems in support of PBL Operational activities and Regulatory requirements. The role will include the management of resources to complete the timely execution of requalification activities for equipment, facilities and utilities. There will be a requirement to review and approve validation reports and progress the timely closure of Quality records.

We are looking for…

Someone with at least 4 years managerial experience within a Pharma or Biopharma validation environment who is able to coordinate, plan and manage internal customer expectations.

The post holder will…

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

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

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

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PBL 411 Aseptic Processing Specialist

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

Closing Date: 16th December 2018

Reference Number: PBL 411

Job Purpose / Summary

The position will report directly to the Technical Operations Manager and will provide technical specialist input and support to all associated aseptic processing activities. The role will require the individual to work as part of a cross functional team and unsupervised. It is expected the role will typically focus on day to day aseptic activities however, active participation in projects designed to improve and develop PBLs aseptic processing strategy would be essential.

We are looking for…

An individual with a minimum of 5 years’ experience within Biopharma / Pharma aseptic environments who has an exceptional in depth understanding of aseptic processing and techniques.

The post holder will…

Have experience of working within classified clean rooms and be able to demonstrate best in class techniques and behaviors. The successful candidate will have a knowledge of clean room design, process flows, HVAC systems, clean room cleaning, gowning and environmental monitoring. They will be required to facilitate training and ensure high standard consistent aseptic behaviours are applied at all times and be able to lead investigations, generate reports, interpret data and proactively seek continuous improvements to PBLs aseptic processes.

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 445 Placement Student -Biochemistry/ Biotechnology

Salary: £17,000 gross per annum

Closing Date: 24th December 2018

Reference Number: PBL 445

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 organised into 4 core teams with responsibility for product development, in vitro culture processes, downstream purification processes and analytical method development.

The post-holder will contribute to the activities of the group by providing support in the development of production processes for biopharmaceutical products within ISO 9001 laboratories.

We are looking for…

an individual with an interest in a number of scientific and technical skills, the area of cloning, culturing and growth of prokaryotic organisms, downstream processing and biological assay development.

The post holder will…

be currently enrolled in and have completed the second year of a science degree in a relevant biological science at a university that supports placement students.

Applications should be e-mailed, along with a covering letter to recruitment@portonbiopharma.com. Applicants are strongly advised to explain in their application both their interests in the role, and how they meet criteria described above. We also suggest including with your application a letter of reference from an academic tutor explaining your suitability for the placement.

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

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PBL 419 QC Senior Technologist

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

Reference Number: PBL 419

We are looking for…

An applicant who has a high level of understanding of pharmaceutical microbiology and cleanroom environmental monitoring as well as excellent communication and computer skills.

Key skills are:

  • A high level of understanding of GMP and quality systems
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to strict deadlines.
  • To supervise and organise the workload, on a day to day basis, of the Bacteriology Technical Services Unit.
  • Strong understanding of QC microbiological assays and QC laboratory systems
  • Confident to train junior staff in processes and procedures.

 

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

Alex MacCormac, Pharmaceutical Microbiologist

Email: alex.maccormac@portonbiopharma.com

Georgina Knight, Bacteriology Technical Services Manager

Email: Georgina.knight@portonbiopharma.com

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

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

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PBL 439 Supply Chain Assistant - 6 Month FTC

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

Closing Date: 16th November 2018

Reference Number: PBL 439

Job Purpose / Summary

This post will provide administrative and general support to the Supply Chain Team, including data base and spreadsheet data management, general communications with suppliers, monitoring complaints and Key Performance Indicators, E-mail management and some technical writing.

We are looking for…

A well organised individual with good office skills and experience of MS Office.

The post holder will…

Be a part of the Supply Chain Team, within the wider Logistics Team, and be managed by the Supply Chain Manager.

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 424 QC Micro Technologist

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

Closing Date: 12th November 2018

Reference Number: PBL 424

We are looking for…

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

Key skills are:

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

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

Alex MacCormac, Pharmaceutical Microbiologist                                   Email: alex.maccormac@portonbiopharma.com

Georgina Knight, Bacteriology Technical Services Manager                 Email: georgina.knight@portonbiopharma.com

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

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

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PBL 441 Senior Production Technician

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

Reference Number: PBL 441

We are looking for…

Applicants should be willing to work a shift pattern which covers 24-hour, 7 day working. They should have GCSE’s in Maths, English and Science or equivalent. In addition, applicants should be educated to a minimum of NVQ level 2 in a relevant subject or have significant equivalent proven experience. They should have an interest in working within a manufacturing environment and with the Quality systems associated with cGMP manufacture. Candidates should be able to communicate clearly, possessing good writing and data entry skills. Lastly applicants should have a flexible approach to work, be able to work effectively as part of a team, and be proactive and able to work on their own initiative when required.

The post holder will…

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

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

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

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

Mark Poole, Unit Manager, Process Hall

Email: mark.poole@portonbiopharma.com

Phone: 01980 612644

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

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

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PBL 410 Senior Production Technician

Salary: Circa £19,000 negotiable dependent upon experience.

Reference Number: PBL 410

We are looking for…

Applicants with a GCSE in Maths, English and Science or equivalent. 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 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 Compliance Office Supervisor. They will support the Compliance Office Supervisor to meet team targets by ensuring manufacturing operations are performed in a timely and compliant manner to cGMP requirements.

The post holder will assist with the varied support tasks that are performed within the FPP. These tasks include ensuring that BMRs are available for production use; raw materials are ordered and available for production use. Completing preparation of production samples for QC testing and management, review and collation of batch records and electronic records post manufacture. Accurate completion of Quality documents will be a requirement of this role as will driving to ensure compliant delivery of product and documentation to the PBL main site. Lastly the post holder will require good communication skills to interact concisely with management, peers and suppliers when necessary.

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 383 Equipment Validation Manager

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

Reference Number: PBL 383

We are looking for…

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

The post holder will…

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

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

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

To download the job description please click here

PBL 370 Production Supervisor - FTC

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

Reference Number: PBL 370

We are looking for…

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

The post holder will…

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

Work in an automated chemical plant.

Operate plant and equipment using newly installed automated control systems.

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

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

Work within a GMP quality system.

Ensure that documentation is completed within the legal frameworks.

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

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

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

Mark Poole Unit Manager – Fermentation Production Plant

Email mark.poole@portonbiopharma.com

Phone 01980 612644

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

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

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

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PBL 435 Senior Production Technician

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

Reference Number: PBL 435

We are looking for…

Applicants should be willing to work a shift pattern which covers 24 hour, 7 day working. They should have GCSE in Maths, English and Science or equivalent. In addition, applicants should be educated to a minimum of NVQ level 2 in a relevant subject or have significant equivalent proven experience. They should have an interest in working within a manufacturing environment and with the Quality systems associated with cGMP manufacture. Candidates should be able to communicate clearly, possessing good writing and data entry skills. Lastly applicants should have a flexible approach to work, be able to work effectively as part of a team, and be proactive and able to work on their own initiative when required.

The post holder will…

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

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

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

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

Mark Poole, Unit Manager, Process Hall

Email: mark.poole@portonbiopharma.com

Phone: 01980 612644

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

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

To download the job description please click here

PBL 368 - Production Technician

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

Closing Date: 19th October 2018

Reference Number: PBL 368

We are looking for….

Someone with good team working and organisational skills, a background in GMP is desirable but not essential. Applicant should possess good writing and data entry skill, be proactive and be able to problem solve effectively.

This position can be held as a full-time or part-time role, however weekend working is essential.

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

Emma Banham Unit Manager – Seed Unit

Email: emma.banham@portonbiopharma.com

Phone: 01980 619643

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

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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 433 QC Technologist

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

Reference Number: PBL 433

We are looking for…

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

Key skills are:

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

 

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

Alex MacCormac, Pharmaceutical Microbiologist  email: alex.maccormac@portonbiopharma.com

Georgina Knight, Bacteriology Technical Services Manager email: georgina.knight@portonbiopharma.com

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

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

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PBL 434 QC Technologist (Monitoring & Training)

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

Reference Number: PBL 434

We are looking for….

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

The post holder will….

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

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

Alex MacCormac (Alex.MacCormac@portonbiopharma.com)

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

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

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PBL 432 Senior Production Technician

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

Reference Number: PBL 432

We are looking for…

Applicants should be willing to work a shift pattern which covers 24-hour, 7 day working. They should have GCSE’s in Maths, English and Science or equivalent. In addition, applicants should be educated to a minimum of NVQ level 2 in a relevant subject or have significant equivalent proven experience. They should have an interest in working within a manufacturing environment and with the Quality systems associated with cGMP manufacture. Candidates should be able to communicate clearly, possessing good writing and data entry skills. Lastly applicants should have a flexible approach to work, be able to work effectively as part of a team, and be proactive and able to work on their own initiative when required.

The post holder will…

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

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

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

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

Mark Poole, Unit Manager, Process Hall

Email: mark.poole@portonbiopharma.com

Phone: 01980 612644

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

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

To download the job description please click here