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Technical Manager - Sterile Processing

OXB-MSAT-1869
Competitive salary
Permanent
35 / per week - Full-Time
Cowley ,
Oxford

Job purpose: To manage all GMP aseptic processing support activities within the MSAT function, providing technical support to in-house and third party clinical and commercial sterile manufacturing activities.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide technical and scientific leadership within OXB on aseptic processing and fill/finish activities for clinical and commercial manufacturing including technology transfer, technical troubleshooting, and continuous improvement of sterility assurance.
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) utilising your technical competence and knowledge in aseptic processing, fill-finish, inspection and packaging to provide guidance on best practices to improve aseptic processes and procedures and maintain regulatory compliance
  • Coordinate cross-functional root cause investigations as appropriate using a systematic approach to resolve complex problems and lead multidisciplinary teams in developing and implementing solutions.
  • Generate and review documentation supporting technology transfer and New Product Introductions (NPI). Define appropriate success criteria for technical transfer and provide/document evaluation of the technical outcomes.
  • Responsible for associated OXB documentation to ensure quality and compliance required for regulatory submissions
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key suppliers and technology providers.
  • Any other activities as required by the senior management team.

Key requirements:

  • Significant experience within of working in a GMP environment, Experience of working in multiple aseptic or sterile product manufacturing facilities would be ideal.
  • Provide subject matter expertise (SME) within OXB on clean room technologies, single use systems and raw materials, design of process simulations (media fills), sterile manufacture, sterilisation processes, container integrity and particulate inspection, primary/secondary packaging, and basic microbiology.
  • Extensive knowledge of the design, validation, operation and maintenance of the controlled environment including clean rooms, isolators, RABs, sterilisation processes, environmental monitoring and routine disinfection. Experience of manual and automated fill finish operations would be ideal.
  • Experience in preparation for and participation in inspections (including FDA & MHRA) as well as performing focused GMP audits of sterile facilities.
  • Experience in the design and use of single-use systems in sterile manufacturing would be ideal.
  • Perform root-cause investigations using a systematic approach for process failures and corrective/preventative action plans.
  • Experience of providing innovative solutions to solve complex problems in aseptic processing, and lead multidisciplinary teams in developing and implementing solutions.
  • Provide input to regulatory submissions for in-house and client projects as required

Person Specification:

  • Bachelor degree (Masters/PhD/EngD preferred) or equivalent experience in a relevant science (e.g. Biological Sciences, Microbiology,) with substantial relevant experience in an industrial setting
  • At least several years’ experience of working in multiple aseptic or sterile manufacturing facilities
  • Proven influencing skills at all levels of seniority
  • Excellent communication skills (including verbal and written) able to interact cross-functionally at all levels.
  • Structured, focused and well-organized working attitude; open-minded for new ideas and suggestions; agile, highly motivated and dynamic drive; solution-oriented
  • Leadership qualities
  • A personal drive for keeping abreast of, and implementing scientific and technological advancements

Company Overview

Oxford BioMedica is a pioneer of gene and cell therapy and our work is helping to deliver life changing treatments.

Oxford BioMedica is at the forefront of this exciting therapeutic area. Specifically, Oxford BioMedica and its subsidiaries have built a sector leading vector deliver platform (LentiVector™), which the Group leverages to develop products both in-house and with partners.

Our recent successes are driving significant growth. We employ more than 320 people at our current facilities in Oxford and we are planning for further headcount growth over the coming years to facilitate the increased demand for our technology and manufacturing capacity. We are also planning expansion to our facilities to accommodate additional partners and support ongoing technology development.

If this is something you want to be a part of we’d love to hear from you.

How to Apply

Please use a cover letter to highlight how you meet the competencies for the role which will be used along with your CV and questionnaire to assess your application. Please note that speculative CVs will not be considered. No agencies please.

Closing Date: 00:00 on 31/01/2019. Please note that we may when necessary be required to close a job prior to the closing date, due to a large number of applications or change in circumstance.


  • Competitive pension scheme     
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Private Health Care
  • Health Cashback Plan
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)              
  • Life Assurance
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Discount Portal
  • Discretionary Share Option Scheme
  • Discretionary Sharesave Scheme
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Public Transport Season Ticket Loans

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