Technician Scientist Apprenticeship - Cell & Gene Therapy

Recruiter
IMMETACYTE LIMITED
Location
48, Grafton Street, Manchester, M13 9XX
Salary
£15,000.00 annually
Posted
10 Jun 2019
Closes
01 Jul 2019
Ref
VAC001543779
Specialism
Science / Research
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
September
Duration
Permanent
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.

Specific responsibilities may include:
  • 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 environment.
  • Carryout regular facility monitoring and disposal of waste.
  • Perform routine operation, testing and maintenance checks of laboratory equipment.
  • Performing controlled cleaning of laboratories, clean room facilities and specialised equipment in accordance with approved standard operating procedures.
  • Order consumables and perform routine stock checks to maintain levels of critical stock, as well as communicating with suppliers and sourcing new consumables/equipment as required
  • Designing experiments, reporting results and the accurate recording of technical data in accordance with good practice and approved Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Supporting 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 analytical instruments, bioreactors, biological incubators, laminar air flow cabinets, centrifuges and cryogenic storage vessels.
  • Communicating with a wide range of scientific and non-scientific colleagues within the organisation such as Quality, Production, Process Development, Research and Engineering teams as required.
  • Perform laboratory housekeeping including preparation of COSHH and Risk assessments.


Experience & Skills required:
  • No previous work experience is required for this role but a strong motivation to work in the industry of Advanced Therapies must be shown. Additionally, you should demonstrate:
  • Reliability, integrity and respect of confidentiality on work related and personal matters
  • Responsibility for your work and accountability for the impact of your work on other
  • Responsible for complying with and where required implementing company policies
  • Positive response to change, adjusting to different conditions, technologies and situations
  • Ability to manage time effectively, being able to plan and complete work to schedule
  • Evidence of autonomy and ability to work effectively as part of a wider team


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Reliability, integrity and respect of confidentiality on work related and personal matters
  • Responsibility for your work and accountability for the impact of your work on others
  • Positive response to change, adjusting to different conditions, technologies and situations
  • Ability to manage time effectively, being able to plan and complete work to schedule
  • Responsible for complying with and where required implementing company policies
  • Evidence of autonomy and ability to work effectively as part of a wider team


Personal qualities

Strong motivation to work in the industry of Advanced Therapies

Desired qualifications

You should possess a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) - grades A - C including Science, maths and English

For entry to the Technician Scientist (Level 5) apprenticeship you must have a total of 80 UCAS points including preferably a B in A-Level Biology or equivalent. Alternative experience and qualifications will be considered.

Future prospects

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, candidates will be able to apply for further positions.

Things to consider

The apprentice must be able to demonstrate the required attitudes, behaviours and interpersonal skills associated with the professional workplace.

The apprentice must be willing to commit an amount of personal time to study.

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