Production Scientist (Internal Only)

The Company

The BBI Group offers a portfolio of products and services to the diagnostic, healthcare, research, defence and food industries globally. 

Our mission is to deliver exceptional products and technologies that people rely on to enjoy a better quality of life. Through innovation, partnership, effective delivery and the collaboration of our people, we constantly strive to help set industry standards, engender trust and build our reputation for excellence.

As a business, we are currently progressing through an exciting period of growth and as part of our exciting expansion plans, we currently have an opportunity to hire a Production Scientist for our BBI Solutions division. The role will be based at Sittingbourne facility.

BBI Solutions has served the global diagnostics industry for over 50 years, as a leading developer and manufacturer of raw materials and finished test platforms for the in-vitro diagnostics market.

Benefits

The salary offered for this role is competitive and makes up part of BBI’s attractive benefits package, which includes:

  • 5% contributory pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Private health care scheme
  • Generous annual leave package totalling 32 days (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Participation in the childcare voucher and cycle to work schemes

The Role

As a Production Scientist, you will be responsible for the routine manufacture of small- and large-scale quantities of proteins. You will be required to work within ISO:13485 standards and be competent at operating standard laboratory equipment.

Key responsibilities will include but not be limited to;

  • Work as part of the team supporting the manufacture and purification of proteins.
  • Carry out laboratory and administrative based tasks including maintenance and cleaning to provide a safe and efficient environment to work
  • Ensure completion of tasks to schedule and to required standard
  • Ensure batch record completion is up to date and accurate
  • Effectively prepare and operate columns during purification of proteins
  • Support production team members where necessary
  • Assisting in autoclaving of waste where necessary
  • Readiness of Buffers and reagents used within production department
  • Calibration of key laboratory equipment, ready for use 
  • Operate key laboratory equipment, including centrifuges, incubators, purification equipment
  • Comply with BBI’s quality system requirements
  • Complete change requests for all SOPs, PSBRs, EOPs, SMPs and relevant documents where necessary
  • Provide support throughout production for raising Planned Deviations, NCs and CAPAs
  • Be responsible for monitoring CAPA progress throughout production
  • Service, calibration and maintenance checks of laboratory equipment
  • Ensure completion of daily cleaning checks 
  • Responsible for maintaining individual training record
  • Adherence to all SOPs, PSBRs, EOPs, SMPs and relevant documents
  • Adherence to Health and Safety regulations

Requirements

As a Production Scientist, you will need A-Levels in a mainstream Science subject and a  Biological / Science related degree is preffered. and have experience of working within ISO:13485 standards. The successful candidate will also need prior laboratory experience.

 

If you are an internal employee applying for this vacancy you and your manager are required to complete an internal transfer form. This needs to be completed in full and attached to your application along with your CV and cover letter.