A leading Pharmaceutical company in Worthing has created a new permanent position (and a second ixed-term position too) within its Production team, focusing on the manufacture of liquid vaccines made using living organisms (pollen, dust mites etc). We are looking for a committed, hard-working individual who has some experience from a regulated clean room environment and is keen to learn all about the highly controlled production of liquid vaccines. If you have worked in a GMP, sterile or ISO-regulated setting and are used to following SOPs, we would love to hear from you.
There is a permanent position with a salary of £18,000, rising to £18,500 after around 5-6 months. There is also a fixed-term role available for 9 months, with the same pay rate. You will work 8am – 4pm, Monday to Friday and this will be a fascinating way to progress your career.
A pioneering Pharmaceutical organisation working with biological substances to assist drug development and produce innovative new treatments for people worldwide. The company is well known in the local area for its positive and supportive working environment. You will be joining a small, collaborative team that forms part of the Primary Production department, preparing substances that will be used in the development and manufacturing of vaccines for patients across several countries. The company is easily accessible by car or train.
You will join a busy, supportive team that specialises in primary manufacturing operations, working with a range of substances to produce liquid vaccines for allergy sufferers. The department is within a high-grade, state-of-the-art GMP clean room that requires you to work meticulously and carefully at all times. Your role will include aqueous filtration processes, stock solutions, dispensary and media qualification activities, working both by hand and with machinery. You will wear clean room clothing (overalls, hair net, shoe covers, no make-up etc). In time, you may get cross-trained to go into the adjoining sterile area which requires head-to-toe suit and two pairs of gloves.
Compared to other Pharmaceutical production roles, this position will be varied and will challenge you intellectually as well as physically. You will be involved in production planning, organising and scheduling, as well as using a range of equipment that needs to be maintained, cleaned and validated regularly in order to maximise production efficiency and avoid cross-contamination of different samples. You will contribute to GMP documentation and perform various routine duties as well as being involved in individual projects to improve manufacturing efficiency and reduce errors.
You will work hard to make sure that all activities follow strict industry standards, including Health & Safety and GMP. You will work closely with other departments to monitor progress of production and analytical testing and you will need to meticulously record all results. This will be an excellent way to build up your understanding of the Pharmaceutical industry, gaining valuable skills and ongoing training.
In addition to a competitive salary (£18,000, rising to £18,500 after the first 5-6 months), the company offers an excellent benefits package including:
- 25 days’ holiday + bank holidays
- Private health cover
- Life insurance
- Pension scheme
- Discretionary, non-contractual annual bonus
You do not necessarily need experience in a GMP-regulated Pharmaceutical company, but this would be a significant advantage. You will at least need to have worked somewhere that requires excellent attention to detail and precision. Candidates will be considered from industries such as Food, Medical Devices, Precision Engineering, Lab Testing (including microbiology testing), Diagnostics etc. If you have worked in a GMP clean room environment, or a sterile area, it would be a very strong advantage, but this is not essential. Above all else, we want someone with excellent communication skills, good numeracy skills, an honest and likeable manner, and the ability to work in a role that requires constant attention to detail.