Careers

Porton Biopharma has approximately 300 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 and you will be contacted either shortly after the closing date, or when we have suitable positions.

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.

 

Unit Manager, Bacteriology Technical Services Ref: PBL350

Salary: Circa £34,000

Closing Date: 9th March 2018

Reference Number: PBL350

We are looking for someone to lead, motivate and manage the Quality Control Bacteriology Technical Services Unit, which provides specialist microbiological testing services in support of licensed pharmaceutical manufacture at PBL, Porton Down, in compliance with cGMP. The post holder will have GMP and microbiology experience and extensive experience of microbiological testing including water, bioburden and endotoxin testing.  A flexible approach to working is essential for this post.

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.

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Project Manager Ref: PBL349

Salary: Circa £45

Closing Date: 16th March 2018

Reference Number: PBL349

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

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.

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Validation Technologist - Facilities & Utilities Ref: PBL346

Salary: Circa £27,000

Closing Date: 28th February 2018

Reference Number: PBL346

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

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.

 

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Validation Technologist - Fermenters Ref: PBL347

Salary: Circa £27,000

Closing Date: 28th February 2018

Reference Number: PBL347

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

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.

 

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QC Technologist Ref: PBL344

Salary: Circa £22,000

Closing Date: 28th February 2018

Reference Number: PBL344

We are looking to recruit a full time, permanent QC Technologist (EO grade) 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.

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.

 

 

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QC Technician Ref: PBL345

Salary: Circa £19,000

Closing Date: 28th February 2018

Reference Number: PBL345

We are looking to recruit a full time, permanent QC Technologist (EO grade) 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.

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.

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Support Team Supervisor Ref: PBL348

Salary: Circa £22,000

Closing Date: 28th February 2018

Reference Number: PBL348

We are looking for someone with good team working and organisational skills with a background in GMP manufacturing. Applicants should have experience leading a team and flexible working. They should possess good writing and data entry skill, be proactive and be able to problem solve effectively.

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.

 

 

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Cleaning Validation Technologist Ref: PBL343

Salary: Circa £27,000

Closing Date: 28th February 2018

Reference Number: PBL343

We are looking for someone to lead Cleaning validation study development, validation and on-going verification activities within Porton Biopharma at Porton Down Salisbury.

This will involve appropriate research, investigation followed by the preparation of protocols, their execution and report generation.
The role will include the timely closure of Non conformances, CAPAs, Change Controls and Risk Assessments.
We are looking for someone with previous experience of Cleaning validation within the Biological or small molecule Pharma’ industries.

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.

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QC Technologist (Monitoring & Training) Ref: PBL339

Salary: Circa £19,000

Closing Date: 23rd February 2018

Reference Number: PBL339

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. 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.

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.

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Sandwich (Placement) Student - Engineering Ref: PBL336

Salary: £17,060 pa

Reference Number: PBL336

We are looking for a good communicator with a range of practical, problem solving and analytical skills relevant to an engineering role in a pharmaceutical manufacturer.

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 post-holder will contribute to the activities of the group by providing support to the engineering Subject Matter Experts. They will help identify and implement small projects/initiatives relating to process and utility systems, assist in maintaining the compliance of engineering system within the GMP envelope, contribute to the root cause investigation and troubleshooting of equipment failures within the PBL manufacturing facilities and interface with key stakeholders within other departments of PBL (e.g. Production, Validation and Quality Assurance)

The post holder will be currently enrolled in, and have completed the second year of a science degree in a relevant engineering discipline (e.g. process, chemical or mechanical engineering) at a university that supports placement students.

 

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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.

QA Document Controller and Deputy GxP Archivist Ref: PBL330

Salary: Circa £19,000

Closing Date: 28th February 2018

Reference Number: PBL330

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 the current exceptional service levels. Using strong organisational and data entry skills the successful applicant will work within a small team to maintain a critical aspect of the site’s Quality Management System (Document Control).

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.

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Production Technician Ref: PBL223

Salary: Circa £17,000

Reference Number: PBL223

We are looking for applicants that 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.

 

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