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For all recruitment enquiries please contact our HR department 01795 434036, or e-mail recruitment@gwpharm.com. Unfortunately we are currently unable to consider any speculative applications and so please do not apply for a position unless you believe yourself to be well suited to those advertised.

 

We are already working with a list of Recruitment Consultants which we will review on a monthly basis. If you wish to be considered please submit your terms and specialisms to recruitment@gwpharm.com please do not contact us by telephone 

 

Clinical Projects Assistant (Clinical Trials Assistant)

 

 

12 Month FTC

 

An excellent opportunity has arisen to work in one of the most exciting areas of modern medicine within this innovative pharmaceutical company. 

 

GW Pharmaceuticals was founded in 1998 and is listed on both the NASDAQ Global Market (GWPH) and AIM, a market of the London Stock Exchange,. GW is licensed by the UK Home Office to work with a range of controlled drugs for medical research purposes. The Group's lead programme is the development of a product portfolio  of cannabinoid prescription medicines to meet patient needs in a wide range of therapeutic indications, including Sativex® Oromucosal Spray and Epidiolex® for childhood epilepsy.

 

GW has assembled a large in-house team with extensive experience in developing cannabinoids, medicines containing controlled substances, as well as plant-based prescription pharmaceutical products. GW maintains in-house control over all aspects of the cannabinoid product development process. GW also holds GMP manufacturing licences for the manufacture of pharmaceutical products for both clinical trials and commercial purposes

 

For details of GW’s current marketed product and international clinical research programme please refer to information on the company’s website: www.gwpharm.com .

 

The Role

Clinical Projects Assistants are responsible for the administration, coordination and tracking of clinical trials (Phases 1-4). Key tasks are the establishment and maintenance of paper and electronic filing systems (including TMF management), provision of support to Clinical Research Associates and Project Managers during the set-up, monitoring and close-down phases of clinical trials, assist with ethics committee applications, liaison with suppliers and CROs, and tracking of overall project progress. The selected candidate will play a key role in the set-up and coordination of a program of Phase 3 paediatric trials.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordination and tracking of clinical projects.
  • Provide support to Clinical Operations Managers (COMs), Clinical Project Managers (CPMs) and Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) during the life of the clinical trial.
  • Set up and maintenance of paper and electronic trial filing systems.
  • Provide support to Clinical Coordination Department.
  • Assist in development of Clinical Coordination systems and procedures.
  • The job holder is responsible for maintaining cGxP and H&S knowledge applicable to the job.

 

 

Essential Skills

  • Direct, relevant experience as a Clinical Projects Assistant or similar role in either a CRO or Pharmaceutical business
  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory guidelines and legislation
  • Experience of Coordinating and tracking of clinical projects.
  • Self confidence and initiative.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal skills – including oral and written communication skills.
  • Basic project management skills.
  • Able to work in a team and as an individual.
  • Working knowledge of MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

 

 

Location: Cambridge

 

To apply please send your CV with salary expectations to recruitment@gwpharm.com

By close of play 14th November.

 

Experienced Senior Clinical Quality Assurance Auditors Required in USA (Field-based Positions) – 1-Year Contract

 

1 year FTC

 

An excellent opportunity has arisen to work in one of the most exciting areas of modern medicine within this innovative pharmaceutical company. 

 

GW Pharmaceuticals was founded in 1998 and is listed on both the NASDAQ Global Market (GWPH) and AIM, a market of the London Stock Exchange,. GW is licensed by the UK Home Office to work with a range of controlled drugs for medical research purposes. The Group's lead programme is the development of a product portfolio  of cannabinoid prescription medicines to meet patient needs in a wide range of therapeutic indications, including Sativex® Oromucosal Spray and Epidiolex® for childhood epilepsy.

 

GW has assembled a large in-house team with extensive experience in developing cannabinoids, medicines containing controlled substances, as well as plant-based prescription pharmaceutical products. GW maintains in-house control over all aspects of the cannabinoid product development process. GW also holds GMP manufacturing licences for the manufacture of pharmaceutical products for both clinical trials and commercial purposes

 

The Role

As an experienced Senior Clinical  Quality Assurance Auditor within a multi-disciplined company, you will utilise your GCP auditing expertise, regulatory knowledge and excellent communication skills to support the audit programme for clinical development.  You will also be expected to plan, conduct and follow-up investigator site audits, process audits, vendor audits, internal audits and documentation audits, with the auditing occupying about 80% of working time in the USA or abroad.  In addition, you will provide support, advice, education and training to other departments involved in GW clinical trials.

 

You will support GCP regulatory inspections; assist with the set-up, review and maintenance of SOPs within Clinical Development and support the development, maintenance and audit of documentation intended for regulatory submission.

 

This will be a broad based position, providing exposure to all aspects of drug development.  The position is field-based within the USA and reports to the Head of Clinical QA (in the UK).  It is a highly interactive role, requiring self-reliance, excellent organisational and communication skills, effective strategic thinking and planning skills, the ability to operate effectively within a busy team, and build influential relationships both internally and externally. 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • To assist the Head of Clinical Quality Assurance (CQA) with the set-up, implementation and conduct of the CQA audit programme.
  • To act as audit programme lead on assigned audit programme/s.
  • To report audit findings to the Head of CQA / CQA Manager and the client groups in accordance with company SOPs.
  • To assess the appropriateness and monitor the implementation of corrective and preventative actions (CAPA) arising from audits and track to satisfactory closure.
  • To assist with the preparation for inspection readiness and hosting of regulatory inspections and external party audits of GW (e.g. partners).
  • To assist with the preparation for clinical investigator inspections conducted by national and international regulatory authorities and other external bodies such as marketing partners. 
  • To assist the CQA Manager with the promotion of quality awareness among company personnel and assist with the development and maintenance of company GxPs and quality standards by means of a training, review, advice and guidance service.
  • To identify and communicate quality improvements in GxP activities.
  • To provide day to day support, mentoring and training to other members of CQA and CQA consultants via the production and implementation of training programmes and assessing competency where appropriate.
  • To maintain current GxP and Health & Safety knowledge applicable to the job.

 

Essential Skills:

  • A Biological Science Degree or Nursing qualification is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience of working in a GCP auditing role
  • Experience in the conduct of most of the following audit types:-
  • Investigator Site Audits
      • Vendor audits
      • Process audits
      • Documentation audits
  • Experience of dealing with FDA inspections (GCP)
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Good at multi-tasking and working to agreed deadlines.
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to identify the root cause of problems
  • A full driving licence is required along with the ability to travel approximately 50% of the time, both within the USA and overseas.

 

 

This is a 1-year Contract Position (40 hours per week), with about 80% of the time spent auditing (internally or externally as per the business needs).

 

If you believe that you have the skills and drive to succeed in this role, we can offer competitive remuneration and benefits.

 

Location:  USA (Field-based Position)

 

To apply please send your CV with salary expectations to recruitment@gwpharm.com

By close of play 17th November 2014

 

 Senior Clinical Quality Assurance Auditors Required – 2-Year Contract

 

FTC

 

An excellent opportunity has arisen to work in one of the most exciting areas of modern medicine within this innovative pharmaceutical company. 

 

GW Pharmaceuticals was founded in 1998 and is listed on both the NASDAQ Global Market (GWPH) and AIM, a market of the London Stock Exchange,. GW is licensed by the UK Home Office to work with a range of controlled drugs for medical research purposes. The Group's lead programme is the development of a product portfolio  of cannabinoid prescription medicines to meet patient needs in a wide range of therapeutic indications, including Sativex® Oromucosal Spray and Epidiolex® for childhood epilepsy.

 

GW has assembled a large in-house team with extensive experience in developing cannabinoids, medicines containing controlled substances, as well as plant-based prescription pharmaceutical products. GW maintains in-house control over all aspects of the cannabinoid product development process. GW also holds GMP manufacturing licences for the manufacture of pharmaceutical products for both clinical trials and commercial purposes

  

The Role

As a Senior Clinical Quality Assurance Auditor within a multi-disciplined company, you will utilise your GCP auditing expertise, regulatory knowledge and excellent communication skills to support the audit programme for clinical development.  You will also be expected to plan, conduct and follow-up investigator site audits, process audits, vendor audits and documentation audits, with the auditing occupying about 80% of working time in the UK or abroad.  In addition, you will provide support, advice, education and training to other departments involved in GW clinical trials, and may also be required to train other members of the Clinical QA team.

 

Key Responsibilities

You will support GCP regulatory inspections; assist with the setup, review and maintenance of SOPs within Clinical Development and support the development, maintenance and audit of documentation intended for regulatory submission.

 

This will be a broad based position, providing exposure to all aspects of drug development.  Reporting to the Clinical QA Manager and based from GW’s Clinical Development office in Histon, Cambridgeshire (for Internal Process audits); at the various audit sites (UK or abroad – for Investigator Site and Vendor audits);  and with a degree of home-based working (for Documentation audits and audit report writing / audit preparation) - this is a highly interactive role, requiring self-reliance, excellent organisational and communication skills, effective strategic thinking and planning skills, the ability to operate effectively within a busy team, and build influential relationships both internally and externally. 

 

Essential Skills

  • A Biological Science Degree or Nursing qualification is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience of working in a GCP auditing role
  • Experience in the conduct of most of the following audit types:-
  • Investigator Site Audits,
    • Vendor audits,
    • Process audits
    • Documentation audits
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Good at multi-tasking and working to agreed deadlines.
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to identify the root cause of problems
  • A full driving licence is required along with the ability to travel approximately 50% of the time, both within the UK and overseas.

 

This is a 2-year Contract Position (40 hours per week), with about 80% of the time spent auditing (internally or externally as per the business needs).

 

If you believe that you have the skills and drive to succeed in this role, we can offer competitive remuneration and benefits.

 

To apply for this role, please send your CV with a covering letter and salary expectations to:  recruitment@gwpharm.com

 

Closing Date:  17th November 2014

 

Experienced  Pharmacovigilance / Clinical Quality Assurance Auditor Required – 2-Year Contract

FTC

 

An excellent opportunity has arisen to work in one of the most exciting areas of modern medicine within this innovative pharmaceutical company. 

 

GW Pharmaceuticals was founded in 1998 and is listed on both the NASDAQ Global Market (GWPH) and AIM, a market of the London Stock Exchange,. GW is licensed by the UK Home Office to work with a range of controlled drugs for medical research purposes. The Group's lead programme is the development of a product portfolio  of cannabinoid prescription medicines to meet patient needs in a wide range of therapeutic indications, including Sativex® Oromucosal Spray and Epidiolex® for childhood epilepsy.

 

GW has assembled a large in-house team with extensive experience in developing cannabinoids, medicines containing controlled substances, as well as plant-based prescription pharmaceutical products. GW maintains in-house control over all aspects of the cannabinoid product development process. GW also holds GMP manufacturing licences for the manufacture of pharmaceutical products for both clinical trials and commercial purposes

 

The Role

As an experienced Pharmacovigilance and Clinical Quality Assurance Auditor within a multi-disciplined company, you will utilise your GVP and GCP auditing expertise, regulatory knowledge and excellent communication skills to lead the pharmacovigilance audit programme and  to support the audit programme for clinical development.  You will also be expected to plan, conduct and follow-up Pharmacovigilance audits and maintain the audit annex to the PSMF  In addition, you may also conduct investigator site audits, process audits, vendor audits and documentation audits, with the auditing occupying about 80% of working time in the UK or abroad.  In addition, you will provide support, advice, education and training to other departments involved in GW clinical trials and pharmacovigilance activities, and may also be required to train other members of the Clinical QA team.

 

Key Responsibilities

You will support PV and GCP regulatory inspections; assist with the setup, review and maintenance of SOPs within Clinical Development and Pharmacovigilance and support the development, maintenance and audit of documentation intended for regulatory submission.

 

This will be a broad based position, providing exposure to all aspects of drug development and post-marketing data.  Reporting to the Clinical QA Manager and based from GW’s Clinical Development office in Histon, Cambridgeshire (for Internal Process and PV audits); at the various audit sites (UK or abroad – for Investigator Site and Vendor audits);  and with a degree of home-based working (for Documentation audits and audit report writing / audit preparation) - this is a highly interactive role, requiring self-reliance, excellent organisational and communication skills, effective strategic thinking and planning skills, the ability to operate effectively within a busy team, and build influential relationships both internally and externally. 

 

Essential Skills

  • A Biological Science Degree or Nursing qualification is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience of working in a GVP and GCP auditing role
  • Experience in the conduct of the following audit types:-
    • Investigator Site Audits,
    • Vendor audits,
    • Pharmacovigilance audits,
    • Process audits
    • Documentation audits
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Good at multi-tasking and working to agreed deadlines.
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to identify the root cause of problems
  • A full driving licence is required along with the ability to travel approximately 50% of the time, both within the UK and overseas.

 

This is a 2-year Contract Position (40 hours per week), with about 80% of the time spent auditing (internally or externally as per the business needs).

 

If you believe that you have the skills and drive to succeed in this role, we can offer competitive remuneration and benefits.

 

To apply for this role, please send your CV with a covering letter and salary expectations to:  recruitment@gwpharm.com

 

Closing Date:  17th November 2014

 

IT Assistant

 

Permanent

 

GW Pharma Ltd is the leading company in its field of research, development and supply of cannabinoid prescription medicines to meet patient needs in a wide range of therapeutic indications. In parallel to the continued commercial roll out of key product Sativex® for patients with Multiple Sclerosis, the company is continuing phase three clinical trials in patients with advanced cancer and is expanding activities in other indications.

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The Role

 To provide dedicated administrative assistance to the Cambridge IT Department

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaising with vendors and suppliers
  • Preparing purchase orders
  • Ordering, dispatching and packaging IT equipment
  • Maintaining IT store room
  • Changing and storing Cambridge backup tapes
  • Maintaining starter & leaver documentation
  • IT Department diary management
  • Fielding non-support telephone calls
  • Maintaining asset register
  • Maintenance and issue of security passes
  • Maintaining Global Address List

 

The job holder is responsible for maintaining cGxP and H&S knowledge applicable to the job.

 

Essential Skills

 

Knowledge:

Good written and verbal communication skills

Ability to plan and organise themselves

 

Experience

Two years in a work environment

Two years’ experience with Microsoft Office

 

Skills:

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2010

Good level of numeracy

Communication skills including written and presentational

Excellent attention to detail

 

Location: Cambridge

 

To apply please send your CV with salary expectations to recruitment@gwpharm.com

 

The closing date for this role is the 5th November 2014, if you have not heard from us within one week of this date you have been unsuccessful.

Commercial Contract Manufacturing Manager

 

GW is an expanding pharmaceutical company and we are looking for a Commercial Contract Manufacturing Manager to join our Manufacturing Operations group based in South East England.

 

The role is a key position within the company requiring management of commercial operations with our external contract manufacturers and suppliers.

You will also manage the outsourcing of activities associated with API Manufacture and Drug Product operations from both a Technical and Commercial perspective.

 

Reporting in to the Site Director you will be need to:

Deliver external manufacturing plans on time and in full to the quality specified in the technical agreements and on budgeted cost of goods.

Manage approved budget and expenses for external manufacturing operations. To manage the commercial contracts

Ensure outsourcing and contract manufacturers are fully compliant with cGxP and support internal and external audits. Ensure facilities are ready to support regulatory inspections (FDA and MHRA)

Ensure contract companies meet the necessary standards and company policy requirements for Environmental, Health & Safety

Develop Operational Excellence initiatives and adopt best practices to make productivity and cost of goods improvements with external suppliers

To work with suppliers to develop Key Performance Metrics  

To act as the main point of contact between external partners and site functional groups. To ensure good and timely communication with all functional areas and management

To help manage change controls, alerts, deviations, complaints, OOS and ensure these are executed and closed out in a timely manner. To ensure we have a Quality and or a Technical Agreement in place with all our external suppliers and ensure compliance with the requirements.

To oversee troubleshooting and resolution of product quality and technical problems with external contract suppliers.

 

 Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

A background in Manufacturing or Supply Chain is essential.

A science or engineering background would be preferable, qualification to degree standard would be an advantage

Will have a demonstrated track record with relevant experience working in a regulated industry.

Proven Commercial Operations experience.

  

This is a full time, permanent position, based in South East England.

Discovery Pipeline Project Manager

 

Permanent, FTE

 

GW Pharma Ltd is the leading company in its field of research, development and supply of cannabinoid prescription medicines to meet patient needs in a wide range of therapeutic indications. GW’s platform enables the production of cannabinoid medicines in the form of purified compounds, plant extracts, or a combination of plant extracts. Each of these will have utility in a range of different diseases and therefore identifying the most attractive area within which to develop is of significant importance.

The Discovery Pipeline Team sits front and centre of GW’s strategic planning. Its role is to understand these opportunities (particularly those residing in the area of rare disease) and propose those most appropriate to become part of the clinical pipeline. To do so, the team are responsible for identifying and commissioning basic research as well as reaching out to physicians and patient advocacy groups in order to facilitate rapid translation into the clinic. It will be essential to demonstrate external support, plausibility and achievability. Information about the disease, and data generated from these studies will be packaged up and presented to senior management to gain approval to initiate human studies

The Role

This is a new role within the company and as such the candidate will have plenty of opportunity to shape their own career path. They shall also be expected to commute from Cambridge to London regularly. Primarily, it will be the role of the Discovery Pipeline Project Manager to assist the Discovery Pipeline Lead with two duties: [1] research, analysis and profiling of new development opportunities [2] planning, coordination and record keeping of preclinical/clinical projects.

 

Key Responsibilities

Contributes to the strategy, planning and development of cannabinoid medicines in new therapeutic areas.

Brings structured and rigorous thinking into the very early stage pipeline.

Performs intelligence gathering duties from publically available sources.

Analyses internal GW reports and data sets to determine gaps in knowledge and additional basic science research requirements for development candidates.

Identifies key stakeholders and patient groups and academic institutes of excellence in relevant disease areas suitable for network engagement.

Maintains good working relationships with key opinion leaders and collaborative researchers/organisations.

Presents and communicate complex research and analysis to senior executives.

Acts as a conduit between the Pipeline Discovery group and the Preclinical and Clinical Operations teams to facilitate passage of projects through to those groups.

Participates in appropriate therapeutic area training as required in order to educate the Preclinical/Clinical Operations team with regard to each opportunity.

Supports the Discovery Pipeline Lead in the performance of their duties.

Represents the company at international meetings/symposia (where appropriate).

Executes additional tasks in order to meet departmental project-related or developmental / change objectives.

The job holder is responsible for maintaining cGxP and H&S knowledge applicable to the job.

Essential Skills

The job Holder should

  • A higher degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the Life Sciences
  • Intimate understanding of systems biology is a necessary prerequisite
  • Experienced in the review of scientific literature
  • Experienced in scientific writing
  • Exceptional organisational skills and the ability to prioritise
  • High proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in search engines and databases used for literature searches
  • Good report writing skills and good communication skills
  • Good written and verbal presentation skills
  • Ability to use initiative and think strategically
  • Ability to direct, manage and motivate others
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team and as an individual
  • Demonstrates a pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • Self-motivated with a willingness to assist colleagues to achieve goals
  • A flexible approach to constantly changing priorities and ability to deliver results within challenging and changing timelines

DESIRABLE Skills

  • Computer programming skills will be looked upon favourably
  • Experience in using graphical suites and software will be looked upon favourably
  • Basic knowledge of cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system is desirable
  • General knowledge of the drug development process desirable
  • Experience using project management software helpful
  • Working knowledge of Endnote, Prism helpful

 

 

Location: Cambridge

To apply please send your CV with salary expectations to recruitment@gwpharm.com

By close of play 5th November

 

 To apply for any of our roles advertised please send your CV with covering letter and salary expectations to:


Human Resources
GW Pharma Ltd
Building 114
Porton Down Science Park
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP4 0JQ

or by email to:

recruitment@gwpharm.com

 

 

GW is fully committed to achieving equality of opportunity in all its employment practices, policies and procedures irrespective of their race, ethnic origin, religion, colour, age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, or marital status. The Company does not tolerate any harassment or discrimination and every employee is highly valued and their rights and dignity are respected. The equal opportunities policy covers all permanent and temporary employees (including non-executive directors), all job applicants, agency staff, associates, consultants and contractors.