Manufacturing Biotechnologists

RoslinCT is looking for driven individuals with a range of experience to join us as Manufacturing Biotechnologists at different levels. We are a world-leading contract manufacturing and development organisation, specialising in the field of cellular therapies, advanced therapeutic medicinal products and regenerative medicine.

We have embarked on an exciting period of growth and are now recruiting across all our teams to support our expansion. This position of Manufacturing Biotechnologist forms a key part of that growth.

The Role:
Reporting to a Lead Manufacturing Biotechnologist, you will join the rapidly expanding Manufacturing team and be responsible for the delivery of cell and gene therapy manufacturing projects on a timely basis. The ideal candidate will have experience in mammalian cell culture.

You will be responsible for performing a range of activities in support of the delivery of different cell and gene therapy products, meeting all the required quality and regulatory standards and developing the service in line with clinical and customer needs. To this end, your responsibilities will be varied but will include;
Performing the manufacture of cellular and gene therapies according to current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) within a controlled clean room environment.
Ensuring compliance with all Health & Safety policies and embracing a Safety First culture.
Completing quality related documentation including batch production records, change controls, incidents/deviations and risk assessments in accordance with GMP and standard operating procedures.
Preparation and maintenance of standard operating procedures, batch records and standard forms for batch manufacture.
Preparation of formal documentation for new projects to enable developments to be introduced in a suitably controlled manner.
Ensure that confidentiality of all information relating to clients and patients is maintained at all times.
Occasional communication of procedures and results with clients, and demonstration of excellent customer service skills for both internal and external customers.
Plan and undertake the Validation of new Manufacturing processes and equipment.
Ensuring compliance with all Health and Safety policies and procedures.
Provision of out of hours cover for critical equipment alarms as required on a rotational basis.
Training of new starts/junior staff.
Routine qualification, calibration and maintenance of manufacturing equipment.
Supporting with the daily Manufacturing housekeeping activities, including but not limited to cleaning, stock control and ordering materials.
Working a shift pattern, including early, late and weekend working on a rotational basis.

A key part of working at RoslinCT is being able to embody our company values, which are integral to the work we do here. As such, you should be able to demonstrate:
Passion for customer satisfaction
Ability to support a ‘one team’ approach
Great communication
Commitment to personal growth and development
Accountability for your work

The ideal candidate will hold a Life Science degree, or degree in a related subject, or equivalent relevant training and experience that includes cell culture.

Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate will demonstrate:
A background in cell culture, cell therapies or cell banking.
Experience working within a GMP clean room manufacturing environment is desirable, although not essential.
Effective communication skills in report writing/recording output, engaging with colleagues at all levels and professional liaison with customers.
Excellent compute skills with experience in Microsoft Word and Excel.
A working knowledge of UK laws and regulations for cell therapy products and tissue donation would be desirable.

The ideal candidate should also be able to demonstrate:
Exceptional organisational and planning skills with the ability to plan ahead whilst delivering to deadline.
Accountability for performance and drive for right first time execution of manufacturing processes.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a proven track record in maintaining effective relationships and working with a wide range of people.
Excellent oral and written communication skills; able to explain technical or complex concepts in a clear format.
Proven logic and decision making abilities, critical thinking skills.
Excellent administration and record keeping skills.
Ability to learn and share knowledge with the management team and the wider team where appropriate.
Excellent attention to detail.
A determination to succeed, with a ‘can do attitude’.
A determination to continually develop and improve standards.
Ability to create a positive environment through self-awareness and social skills.
Ability to take responsibility for setting high standards and looks at the bigger picture to recognise the impact of actions.
Emotional resilience and an ability to work under pressure with good humour.

In addition to a competitive salary and the opportunity to join an exciting, rapidly expanding company delivering life-changing therapies, we can offer:
Group Personal Pension Plan: 3% Employee contribution with an Employer contribution of initially 5% for the first year of joining the scheme then a 1% increase per year until a maximum of 8% is reached.
Group Life Cover, 3X Salary.
Health4All Cash Plan: Claim cash back towards dental check-ups and treatment, new glasses, contact lenses and therapy treatments such as physiotherapy and chiropody and more.
Employee Assistance Programme.
31 days annual leave with an extra day from 3 years’ service and a further day from 5 years’ service.
4 days public holidays leave.

We are based at Edinburgh BioQuarter, which acts as a hub for Scottish Life Science with close links to the University and the Royal Infirmary.

Please note, this role involves working in a clean room and can be physically demanding. This nature of the role means that regularly standing for extended periods of time and stringent cleaning activities must take place.

Application Instructions: 
Application Closing Date: 
30 April