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Reporting to the relevant Manufacturing Manager, the primary role of the Biotechnician is to perform day to day activities within Cell Culture, Purification and Process Services within the Manufacturing Group. They will be responsible for ensuring the manufacturing team has a successful site start up, process validation and product launch activities.

Main areas of responsibility:

* Performing, monitoring and troubleshooting of the cell culture, purification or support operations within Manufacturing.

* Monitoring and reporting of process performance using statistical process control.

* Support of Commissioning and Qualification activities.

* Preparation, updating and execution of Batch Records, SOPs and other GMP documentation.

* Provide process and equipment related training as required within the Manufacturing Department.

* Troubleshooting of process specific equipment.

* Troubleshooting of DCS (e.g. Delta V) and PLC control systems.

* Authoring, investigating and resolving quality deviations raised within the Manufacturing Department.

* Participate in/ Lead Cross Functional team initiatives when required.

* Participate in the execution of validation protocols.

* Demonstrate an active approach to safety, industrial hygiene, environmental and regulatory compliance.

* Completion of assigned tasks to support manufacture of quality biopharmaceuticals in accordance with cGMP and EHS requirements.

* Use Right First Time (six-sigma) and lean manufacturing practices leading to operational excellence.

* Working flexible shift patterns to meet business needs and Manufacturing schedule

Work closely with Process Development, Manufacturing Science Group, Quality Operations, Facility Services and Manufacturing personnel to ensure timely closure of Manufacturing challenges and implement effective CAPAs.


Biotechnicians have scope to initiate process, cost and continuous improvement ideas.


Should be proficient in the operation of all equipment used in the respective functional area of responsibility.


Bachelor degree in Biotechnology, Chemical or Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry or Bio-systems Engineering or related field or equivalent experience is preferred.


Paul O'Brien

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