Manufacturing Scientist

12312 · Livingston, West Lothian
Department 12312
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Valneva is a speciality vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers: IXIARO®/JESPECT® indicated for the prevention of Japanese encephalitis and DUKORAL® indicated for the prevention of cholera and, in some countries, prevention of diarrhea caused by ETEC. The Company has various vaccines in development including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19. Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the US with over 500 employees.


An opportunity has arisen in Livingston for multiple Manufacturing Technicians.  Initially working on a Mon - Fri Dayshift, we will extend to become a 24/7 manufacturing operation at some point in mid 2021.  We are asking your shift preferences so that we can discuss potential working patterns based on the various information provided. 


Job Summary


The purpose of this role is to execute defined and trained manufacturing steps for the production of a Covid-19 vaccine according to set procedures and protocols and according to best cGMP work practices and Quality standards.


Key Responsibilities


  • Execute production steps defined by SOPs, production records and protocol for manufacture of a Covid vaccine
  • Apply best cGMP work practices and techniques
  • Conduct on-time reporting according to defined document management standards
  • Immediately escalate and report any deviations to materials, facilities, processes or procedures to the supervising team
  • Conduct all activities in the most careful and safe manner and in full compliance with HSE requirements
  • Ensure that at any time equipment, facilities and materials used in the area of responsibility comply with defined standards
  • Support change controls, investigations and CAPAs in the most diligent manner
  • Identify areas for continuous improvement and escalate those to the respective manufacturing supervisor or appropriate person
  • Actively contribute to the development and maintenance of an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment within the team setting
  • Shift work and out of hours work as may be required
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements
  • Be accountable that the individual workspace is clean, tidy and well organised


Experience


  • Relevant degree or HNC/HND or equivalent experience
  • Experience of cell culture and aseptic technique is essential
  • Cleanroom experience
  • Experience of working within a cGMP environment
  • Experience of following SOPs within defined cGMP work practices


Competencies


  • Self-motivated individual
  • Excellent comportment in cleanroom environment
  • Good attention to detail and adherence to procedures
  • Ability to execute activities following direction
  • Experience of working in a busy team and at times, demanding environment

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  • Location
    Livingston, West Lothian
  • Department
    12312
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level