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Apprentice Manufacturing Technician Scientist

Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG
£19,000.00 annually
Closing date
15 Dec 2023

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
What you will do in your working day

A Technician Scientist in Cell & Gene Therapy carries out scientific experimentation, laboratory investigations and/or production activities across Research & Development and/or Commercial manufacture of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs). They will use specialised technical skills and advanced scientific techniques following procedures associated with their organisations operational plans to deliver as part of a wider professional team. They operate within a highly regulated environment because of the need to control quality and safety of Advanced Therapies and use their awareness of the research context to contribute to the proposal of new scientific ideas.

· Performing laboratory investigations using the appropriate scientific techniques, procedures and methods relevant to the development of Advanced Therapies.

· Supporting the manufacture of Advanced Therapy Medicinal products according to Good Manufacturing Practice within a controlled clean room environment.

· Performing controlled cleaning of laboratories, clean room facilities and specialised equipment in accordance with approved standard operating procedures.

· Carrying out experiments, reporting results and the accurate recording of technical data in accordance with good practice and approved Standard Operating Procedures.

· Managing scientific projects from project planning through milestones, risk analysis and key performance measures to contribute to the wider organisations operational plans.

· Operating highly technical equipment, including but not limited to biological incubators, isolators, centrifuges and cryogenic storage vessels.

· Communicating with a wide range of scientific and non-scientific colleagues within the organisation such as Quality Control, Quality Assurance, supervisors and Engineering teams as required.

The training you will be getting
  • L5 Technician Scientist - ATMP route
  • FdSc in Applied Bioscience
  • One day per week remote study
  • Two in person summer schools at the Canterbury Campus

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possible permanent position for the right candidate on completion of the apprenticeship.

Possible opportunity to complete BSc.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Reliability, Respect, Confidentiality, Accountability for impact, Proactive, Time management


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Biology (Grade C) Essential

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