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.

 

PBL378 Senior QC Technologist

Salary: Circa £22,660 gross per annum

Closing Date: 7th September 2018

Reference Number: PBL378

We are looking for,

A Senior QC Technologist, primarily to perform and supervise analysis within the QC department of our pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.

Primary responsibilities include; testing of Erwinase in-process and final product samples and water samples and raw materials 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 Senior QC Technologist is also responsible for the verification of GMP data produced by the team of analysts, for writing quality documentation and ensuring that work performed within the laboratories is carried out in compliance with corporate statutory health and safety requirements.The Senior 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;

A degree in Chemistry/ Biochemistry

Experience in analytical chemistry preferably including at least some of wet chemistry, physical testing, gel electrophoresis, enzyme analysis or HPLC within a GMP compliant QC laboratory.

Experience in biopharma would be advantageous.

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:

Hannah Gibson Stability Unit Manager Extension 51712

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.

 

PBL408 Control & Instrumentation Engineer

Salary: Circa £29,355 gross per annum

Closing Date: 26th August 2018

Reference Number: PBL408

We are looking for

An applicant who combines knowledge of specialist Engineering Automation and Data Acquisition systems (including SCADA, PLC, and relay based control) with excellent written, verbal, technical and personal communication skills.

An applicant a good appreciation of quality systems and legislative requirements associated with the provision of engineering within a GMP environment.

The post holder will

Become the Subject Matter Expert for all Control and Instrumentation systems 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. You will have delegated responsibility from the Director of Engineering to design, manage and deliver process improvement projects and represent the group in the delivery of major facility expansion/refurbishment projects.

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

Ian King: 01980 612683

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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PBL407 Process Engineer

Salary: Circa £29,355 gross per annum

Closing Date: 26th August 2018

Reference Number: PBL407

We are looking for

An applicant with experience of design or operation of process or utility systems in a highly regulated 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

Work with systems 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. As a core member of an Integrated Process Team you 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 Director of Engineering to design, manage and deliver process improvement projects and represent the group in the delivery of major facility expansion/refurbishment projects

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

Ian King: 01980 612683

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.

To download the job description please click here

PBL403 Production Technician - Immuno

Salary: Circa £17,572

Closing Date: 17th August 2018

Reference Number: PBL403 Production Technician - Immuno

 

 

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

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

We are looking for a well organised person with good documentation skills and work ethic. Previous GMP experience will be beneficial, however, training will be provided.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please contact; Graham Douglas email; graham.douglas@portonbiopharma.com

 

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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.

Equipment Validation Manager Ref: PBL383

Salary: Circa £40,000

Closing Date: 31st August 2018

Reference Number: PBL383

We are looking for a person will 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 re-qualification 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.

 

 

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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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