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:
- 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 validation/qualification protocols, reporting results and the accurate recording of technical data in accordance with good documentation practice and approved Standard Operating Procedures
- Managing their own projects from 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 incubators, isolators, centrifuges and catumated/semi-automated closed cell processing systems
- 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
Requirements and prospects Desired skills
No previous work experience is required for this role but a strong motivation to work in the industry of Advanced Therapies must be shown.Personal qualities
- 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
- Evidence of autonomy and ability to work effectively as part of a wider team
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 completiton of the apprenticeship, you 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.