Careers

Excellent opportunities have 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.

 

GW’s vision is to make a positive difference in the lives of patients through the development of a portfolio of cannabinoid prescription medicines in a wide range of therapeutic indications.  Our strategy is to build on our world leading position in the field of cannabinoid science and in the research, development and commercialization of cannabinoid molecules as novel prescription pharmaceutical therapeutic candidates.

 

Our lead product is Epidiolex, which is currently in Phase 3 FDA clinical trials being studied in a number of catastrophic childhood-onset epilepsy syndromes.  The product has been granted orphan drug status in those indications.  On 14 March 2016, we announced positive results from the Epidiolex Phase 3 trial in Dravet syndrome. 

 

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.

To apply for an advertised position please send your CV together with a covering letter stating your salary expectations to 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.

 

For all other recruitment enquiries please e-mail recruitment@gwpharm.com.

 

Due to the high volume of applications we receive if you do not hear from us within two weeks of applying then unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion. We do thank you for your interest in working for GW and wish you every success with future applications.

US Regional MSL Manager

 

Various locations accepted -- Large airport access required

 

About the role:

 

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Manager will lead a field-based MSL team, functioning as an extension of the US Medical Affairs organization. Working with Medical Affairs leadership, the MSL Manager will provide strategic and operational support for executing the MSL tactics as well as ongoing territory development. This position will involve oversight of key MSL programs regionally and nationally as necessary. The strategic areas of focus include scientific exchange, health-care decision maker education, and research. MSLs are responsible for developing and enhancing professional relationships with medical thought leaders involved in various phases of product development, and the MSL Manager will be critical to successfully meeting these objectives at the individual and field-team levels.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute field business plans based on the US Medical Affairs strategic plan
  • Hire and train MSL team members 
  • Structure and lead a team of MSLs to provide innovative and optimized medical leadership during a US product launch
  • Interpret and translate national strategies into MSL territory business plans that include development and engagement with regional opinion leaders. Opinion leader development includes appropriate engagement with disease experts in research, as speakers, as advisors and other disease related activities
  • Manage and develop a team of MSLs including hiring, field training, evaluation, motivation, and disciplinary activities in alignment with GW’s corporate strategies and objectives. Provide strong leadership to motivate MSLs and achieve excellent results that align with corporate goals and culture
  • Ensure that all interactions and activities in the region comply with GW business guidance, policies, and SOPs, FDA, and PhRMA guidelines/policies
  • Maintain relationships with a small list of national level opinion leaders within their region to enhance engagement for strategic initiatives
  • Guide and assist the MSLs in the coordination of opinion leader interactions across the region and with other external stakeholders as necessary
  • Develop and maintain productive and appropriate relationships with individuals across the organization to include commercial and clinical development
  • Appropriately partner with the commercial field team and corporate team to provide necessary and appropriate medical resources in the region and corresponding districts
  • Clearly communicate national, regional, and territory plans and tactics; define, clarify and manage MSL team priorities; actively support the MSL team within their scope of responsibility by being their advocate and spokesperson; promote collaboration within the team, across work groups and with customers
  • Collaborate within medical affairs to appropriately respond to unsolicited requests for pipeline or off-label information
  • Represent the MSL function on US medical affairs teams as necessary

Requirements:

  • Master’s level scientific education required. MD, DO, PharmD, or PhD strongly preferred
  • Relevant industry experience, people management experience is required; product launch experience highly desired
  • Experience building MSL business plans based on medical affairs strategy is required
  • Experience building an MSL team for a new organization is preferred
  • Field experience as an MSL is required
  • Experience and expertise in the field of epilepsy is preferred; Neurology therapeutic area experience is required
  • Excellent communication, presentation and time management skills are required; must be adaptable and able to work well within a team and relate effectively with people at all levels of the organization
  • Strong understanding of US legal, regulatory, and compliance regulations and guidelines is required
  • Strong capabilities working with digital platforms and tools are required
  • Ability to travel at least 50% of the time

Location: Various, US

To apply please send your C.V and salary expectations to usrecruitment@gwpharm.com

Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist - Cambridge

 

Permanent

 

The Role

The Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist will be involved in the preparation of Clinical Trial Applications, Marketing Authorisation Applications (MAAs), Paediatric Investigational Plans, Orphan Drug Applications and Scientific Advice procedures in Europe. The role holder will be responsible for regulatory maintenance activities.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepares Marketing Authorisation Applications (MAAs) and ensures maintenance activities are successfully undertaken.
  • Prepares paediatric investigational plans, orphan drug applications and scientific advice documentation
  • Compiles and coordinates the submission of clinical trial applications
  • Responsible for Regulatory maintenance activities

 

Essential Skills

Knowledge:

  • Degree in life sciences.

Experience:

  • Planning of Regulatory maintenance activities
  • Preparation of MAAs, paediatric investigational plans, orphan drug applications and scientific advice procedures.
  • Preparation and submission of clinical trial applications
  • Proven experience in the commercial pharmaceutical environment. 

Skills:

  • Good organisational and prioritisation skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • IT competency - Excel / Word / PowerPoint.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Project Management.

 

Location: Cambridge, UK

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

Horticultural Technician - South East UK

 

Permanent

 

Job summary:

We currently have a vacancy for a Horticultural technician to assist with our crop research, development and production facilities.

 

Responsibilities include:

Reporting to the Botanical Research Manager you will be part of the horticultural team involved with the propagation, maintenance, harvest and processing of research and commercial crops grown within the our facility. The successful candidate must work within a GxP environment and operate within the bounds of standard operating procedures.

Tasks required within the role will include:

  • Planting of seed
  • Preparation of cuttings
  • Planting of crops
  • Watering
  • Application of biological control
  • Crop monitoring
  • Harvesting of crops
  • Processing and packing
  • Documentation and audit
  • Weekend duties
  • Facility maintenance and cleaning as required 

Qualifications/ Experience required:

  • The ideal candidate will have a passion for horticulture and a good working knowledge of horticultural techniques.
  • Excellent attention to detail, an ability to develop positive working relationships with others and a demonstrable ‘can do’ approach will be required.
  • Horticultural qualifications would be desirable but not essential as training will be provided.
  • Experience of team working within a horticultural environment is expected.
  • Experience of quality control systems within the workplace would be beneficial although training will be provided.
  • Sound numerical and literacy skills are required due to the level of documentary work necessary.
  • Good computer literacy and a good working knowledge of Microsoft office would be beneficial.  

Working Hours           

  • Full time 40hpw.  Rotational weekend working (Up to one weekend per month) 

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

Human Resources Assistant –South East UK

 

12 month Fixed Term Contract

 

The Role

Provide business-focused, service-based support to the HR Department, line managers and all employees across GW.

 

Key Responsibilities

Support and assist the HR team in providing a high quality HR service across GW, areas to include the following:

  • Provide an efficient, responsive and reliable HR administrative service to GW employees.
  • Support the recruiting and on-boarding process.
  • Assist with the preparation of information for payroll and employee benefits.
  • Assist and support with the implementation and administration of HR policies and procedures within GW.
  • Provide ad-hoc administrative support to the HR team.
  • Responsible for maintaining cGxP and H&S knowledge applicable to the job.

 

Essential Skills & Experience

Knowledge and Experience

  • Knowledge on HR Processes, metrics and systems, including payroll and benefits processes
  • Ideally educated to degree level in Human Resources or similar field
  • Previous HR Assistant experience in a busy, fast paced and quickly changing environment
  • Previous experience in using HR systems and payroll systems
  • Experience in using Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint

Skills, Attributes and Behaviours

  • Good level of numeracy
  • Excellent attention to detail and accurate data entry
  • Team player
  • Excellent document management
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organisation and time keeping
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and written to internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to use own initiative and be pro-active
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with others
  • Demonstrates a ‘can do’ approach
  • Ability to meet prioritise and manage conflicting deadlines 

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Ideally be CIPD level 3 qualified or studying towards
  • Experience in using Microsoft Visio

Location: South East, UK 

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

Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition

 

Carlsbad, CA

About the Role:

 

GW’s Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition (TA) will lead all recruiting and staffing activities for our fast growing US operations.  This role will build out our recruiting strategy, including the development of our employment brand and social media strategy, to attract and acquire a diverse workforce that will execute business objectives.  The successful candidate will need to be able set strategy, create operational infrastructure, and be a hands on recruiter.  They must be passionate about the company and able to find and hire the absolute best talent to join this amazing organization.  It’s an incredible opportunity to build TA capabilities for an organization poised for explosive growth.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Hiring Managers and HR Business Partners to develop and execute robust recruiting strategies and proactive sourcing solutions
  • Surface candidates and develop networks of people to support a strong pipeline of qualified candidates
  • Establish a staffing delivery model across utilizing internal resources and external vendor partnerships to maximize quality of talent and cost efficiencies
  • Manage relationships with all TA vendors including placement agencies, contract recruiters, job posting sites, etc.
  • Understand trends, identify potential opportunities and gaps, leverage external best practices, and develop TA initiatives that drive business results
  • Design TA programs, processes, tools, and policies to manage costs, increase effectiveness, and minimize risks (e.g. interview training, assessments, selection tools, etc.)
  • Use data to continually evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of processes and programs
  • Partner with HRGs and hiring managers to ensure competitive offers
  • Author and distribute job and career content on multiple internet sites and social media platforms, including our internal career webpage
  • Promote our employer brand through social media, print, and other communication formats
  • Manage the company’s social media and internet presence including online marketing programs to promote job opening and career opportunities
  • Manage job boards, job fairs and various internet job search websites for posting requisitions and surfacing candidates
  • Continuously evolve knowledge of industry and regulatory issues and the changing business environment and adjusts delivery models, programs, and practices in an efficient, cost effective, and compliant manner
  • Play a critical role in implementing Workday’s Applicant Tracking System and managing it after deployment
  • Ensure that staffing needs are met through best practices and in accordance with legal requirements
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Some travel may be required 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree highly preferred
  • Experience in full lifecycle recruiting and experience with TA management
  • Passionate about the candidate experience
  • Excellent at articulating a company story
  • Enthusiastic attitude and ability to work well on teams
  • Superior program and project management skills
  • Strong vendor management experience
  • Proactive, innovative and problem solving skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Able to operate effectively in a fast-moving dynamic environment
  • Experience in managing hiring requirements which include a thorough understanding of US employment laws and regulations
  • Detail oriented

Location: Carlsbad, CA

To apply, please send your C.V and salary expectations to usrecruitment@gwpharm.com

Data Manager - 12 Month FTC

 

Cambridge

 

The Role

 

Responsible for planning, organization, leadership and coordination of all data management activities on assigned projects (Phase I to IV) right from the database set-up till project closure; and ensures quality and timely data management deliverables.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversees project related data management activities for outsourced projects including but not limited to, CRF design, data collection, edit checks & offline listings review, external data reconciliation, Serious Adverse Event reconciliation, medical coding, quality control of database, database locks and archival of data management documents
  • Liaises with GW’s Safety Group and Data Management group to ensure Serious Adverse Events reconciliation is completed at agreed intervals.
  • Liaises with external vendors and Data Management group to facilitate Data Transfer Specifications are created/reviewed/approved and the transfer files are sent at agreed intervals.
  • Participates in project team meetings as primary Data Management representative, providing regular status updates and metrics to the cross functional team.
  • Manages timelines for assigned projects and ensure that all applicable Clinical Data Management staff are aware of GW’s deliverables.
  • Coordinate archiving activities to ensure CRF data and study documentation is appropriately archived
  • Responsible for performing all tasks in adherence to GCP guidelines and maintain H&S knowledge applicable to the job.

 

Essential Skills

Knowledge

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Life Sciences
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge of Drug Development Process and Clinical Data Management processes.
  • Good Knowledge of ICH and GCP guidelines

Experience:

  • Experience in Clinical Data Management.
  • Experience with study start up and closeout

Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and ability to interact with personnel at all levels cross functionally
  • Ability to think critically and use good problem solving skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge of SAS system and data standards e.g. SDTM

Location: Cambridge

To apply please send your C.V and salary expectations to recruitment@gwpharm.com

Senior Statistician - 12 Month FTC

 

Cambridge or Homebased

 

The Role

 

The Senior Statistician is a member of the clinical team and is responsible for statistical input, including SAS programming, to clinical studies.  The role holder is responsible for ensuring that activities and processes performed are conducted according to company requirements.  This position works closely with other team members.

For this role, experience in early phase (Phase I/II) with excellent understanding of PK and the statistical reporting/analysis of early phase/PK studies is essential.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as Representative Statistician on study teams, so as to provide timely input.
  • Statistical input from inception through to reporting of Phase I, II and III studies, ensuring high scientific standards for all studies.
  • Perform statistical analyses of data and interpret results, ensuring validity of conclusions.
  • Respond to regulatory questions regarding submissions
  • Prepare and coordinate for blinded data review meetings prior to database lock.
  • Perform ad hoc review of data and analyses following unblinding, as required.
  • Ensure that appropriate programs are developed for reporting clinical studies (if applicable).
  • Perform statistical quality control review and program validation for studies (if applicable).
  • Work and ensure adherence to CDISC standards for applicable clinical trial reporting.
  • Respond to regulatory questions regarding submissions.
  • Carries out their work in a way that will not adversely affect their own, or others’, health, safety and security or the environment and reports any shortcomings in GW arrangements.

 

Essential Skills

  • Master’s degree in Statistics or a subject with a major statistical component with relevant experience (production of statistical analysis plans and statistical reporting/generating TFLs are essential for this role).
  • Good knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements and guidelines, e.g. ICH Guidelines.
  • Proficient in the use of computers and especially the SAS system.
  • Ability to perform and interpret statistical analyses of clinical data.
  • Have a good understanding of clinical data, including data quality issues.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Strong attention to detail with a view to bringing studies to a quality conclusion.
  • Flexible, positive, creative thinker, good communicator.
  • Able to work without close supervision.
  • Well-developed time management skills.

Desirable

Previous management/leadership experience.

 

Location: Cambridge or Homebased

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

Senior SAS Programmer - 12 Month FTC

 

Cambridge or Homebased

 

The Role

The Senior SAS programmer is responsible for SAS programming on clinical studies and will support the Data Management (if required) and Statistical reporting for clinical studies.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as a Study Programmer on study teams, managing your time so as to provide timely input.
  • SAS programming to support the statistical reporting, including production of listing, tables and figures, for Phase II to IV clinical studies and Pharmacovigilance data.
  • Review and monitor data received from data management to ensure suitability for reporting.
  • Assist in design of study databases (in SAS datasets) ensuring adherence to CDISC standards (when required) whilst creating databases that are amenable to processing within the Biometrics department either individually or as integrated summaries.
  • Programming of ad hoc queries on study databases.
  • Act as a principal SAS programming contact within GW.
  • Perform quality control review of work completed by other members of the team or CROs.
  • Interact with report writers in the production of integrated clinical reports and other documents containing information from clinical study databases.
  • Interact with other disciplines to ensure successful execution of studies.
  • Input into the development of departmental processes, including standard working practices, operating procedures and implementation of CDISC.

 

Essential Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with of relevant experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements and guidelines, e.g. ICH Guidelines.
  • Proficient in the use of computers and especially the Windows operating system and Microsoft products.
  • Proficient in the use of the SAS system, especially SAS Base; experience of the use of SAS/Graph and SAS/Stat would be an advantage.
  • Familiar with data from clinical trials.
  • Training in statistics would be an advantage.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, flexible, team-oriented environment.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Strong attention to detail with a view to bring studies to a quality conclusion.
  • Flexible, positive, creative thinker, good communicator.
  • Be able to work without close supervision. Well-developed time management skills are important.

Desirable

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Statistics or a subject with a major statistical component

 

Location: Cambridge or Homebased

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

Senior Administrative Assistant - Carlsbad, CA

 

About the Role:

This role will provide administrative support to executives in our corporate functions departments, including Finance, Human Resources and Legal.  The successful candidate will be able to perform a variety of administrative activities in a professional, fast-moving and rapidly growing environment.   

 

This is an opportunity to join an exciting organization, be a part of shaping the GW team, and help us fulfill our mission of transforming the lives of patients.  We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills, outstanding attention to detail, ability to interact with all levels in an organization, flexible and adaptable to change, and with a desire to learn and grow with the company.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide a professional response to all telephone, email and in person enquiries from employees and visitors
  • Provide advanced administrative assistance such as booking meetings, conference calls and coordinating complex travel both domestically and globally
  • Schedule candidate interviews and prepare employee new hire packets
  • Assist with ad hoc projects with minimal supervision involving the use of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Help plan and coordinate team outings, lunches, events and conferences
  • Prepare and complete expense reports for senior level managers
  • Input and maintain databases for projects and reporting purposes
  • Handle highly confidential and sensitive files, records and reports
  • Manage incoming and outgoing mail, Fed-ex, and shipping
  • Order office supplies and kitchen inventory
  • Handle filing, printing, copying and scanning of documents
  • Other duties are required and/or assigned

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Administrative experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, SharePoint and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work well with all levels of management and staff as well as outside clients and vendors
  • Strong customer service and communication skills; including both written and oral
  • Ability to work within a professional yet highly dynamic and fast growing environment
  • Self-motivated, independent and results-oriented
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills; ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to be flexible in response to change

 

To apply for this role please send your C.V and salary requirements to usrecruitment@gwpharm.com

Senior Medical Information Scientist, Permanent

 

Cambridge, UK

 

Job summary:

The Senior Medical Information Scientist will work as part of the Medical Information team and provide up-to-date, accurate and balanced information on products to internal and external customers. This role will a require an experienced Medical Information professional to undertake a key role in the Global Medical Affairs group to support both licenced and developmental products at this exciting time of growth for the company.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide a high quality Medical Information service to both internal and external customers, record comprehensive details to the Global Enquiry Management System and operate in line with local SOPs, Copyright Law, Codes of Practice and PIPA UK guidelines.
  • Prioritise, plan and organise work considering the customer and business needs and gain expertise from Medical Affairs colleagues to facilitate enquiry conclusion and Standard Response management.
  • Escalate important issues as they arise to management colleagues and ensure adverse event and quality reporting, in compliance with Medical Affairs, PV and Quality department guidelines.
  • Applying a basic awareness of business strategy to identify enquiry trends and emerging issues and raising awareness with appropriate colleagues as well as providing input to business tenders where appropriate.
  • Ensure that product knowledge and search system skills are gained, applied and maintained and assist in developing and maintaining standard responses and procedures.
  • Working with the team to raise awareness of the Medical Information operation and processes with the broader UK and Global teams.
  • Provide training and guidance and support to junior members of the Medical Information team as required.
  • The Senior Medical Information Scientist is responsible for maintaining cGxP and H&S knowledge applicable to the job and carries out their work in a way that will not adversely affect their own, or others’, health, safety and security or the environment and reports any shortcomings in GW arrangements.
  • Work with the Medical Affairs Manager to review, improve and develop the Medical Information Department to meet changing business needs
  • Liaises with colleagues in the United States to ensure uniformity of information delivery
  • Project work to support the activities of the Global Medical Affairs group from time to time

 

Qualifications/ Experience required:

  • Degree level or above in Life Sciences, Pharmacy or related field.
  • Established Medical Information Service expertise in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Be comfortable working within a commercially-focused, fast-moving and delivery-orientated environment.
  • Experience of standard MS Office software and of Medical Information support systems.
  • Strong and fluent communication skills.
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with others and demonstrates a ‘can do’ approach.
  • Ability to lead, motivate and develop others both within the team and more broadly.
  • Will be an ambassador for Medical Affairs throughout GW.

Qualifications/ Experience desired:

  • Knowledge of medical information systems and pharmacovigilance and regulatory requirements.
  • A sound knowledge of both the ABPI Code of Practice and promotional copy approval systems

To apply, please send your C.V and salary expectations to recruitment@gwpharm.com

Location:  Cambridge, UK

Clinical Projects Assistant

 

Cambridge

12 Month FTC

 

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, assisting with ethics committee applications, liaison with suppliers and CROs, and tracking of overall project progress.

 

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

Production Line Lead - Permanent

 

South East, UK

 

The Role

 

The Line Lead is responsible for processing Botanical Raw Material (BRM)/Botanical Drug Substance (BDS) using a series of well-defined and documented manufacturing processes/procedures. Whilst being in compliance with Health and Safety (H&S) and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) requirements.

Where appropriate, this role will also include direct people management responsibilities including individual/team performance management.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides day-to-day leadership, support and direction to the team, to include dealing with routine staffing matters occurring within their team, referring issues up the line as required.
  • Process manufacture of BRM/BDS.
  • Responsible for the operation of their team, ensure all direct reports are suitably trained and have adequate resources to complete their operations.
  • Authoring and reviewing of batch documentation and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • The Production Department is subject to regular visits by senior management, external bodies and regulatory authorities. The Line Lead will be called upon to conduct tours of the BDS Production Facility.
  • Completing/reviewing deviations and change controls that may occur during the running of BDS Production Departments.
  • Compiling the Home Office returns and liaising with other departments to ensure that the figures are correct.
  • The Line Lead must schedule departmental workloads to meet capacity targets.
  • Liaising with other departments on BDS Production scheduling matters (including processing BRM/BDS requests).
  • The Line Lead will be expected to allocate final BDS to the BDP Production Department by assessing the suitability of the BDS based on knowledge of events during manufacture, expiry dates and any other requirements specified within procedures.
  • The Line Lead is trained and authorised to sign for documents in the absence of the Production Manager/Extraction Manager/BDS Team Leader.
  • Act as key Point of Contact (POC) for all key stakeholders (groups), in the absence of the Production Manager/Extraction Manager/BDS Team Leader.
  • Training of –other Technicians on new processes/changes to manufacturing techniques.
  • Identifying areas for improvement and implementing these improvements, where applicable across all BRM/BDS Production processes/working practices.

 

Essential Skills

  • Experience gained in a regulated production environment, ideally within the pharmaceutical/chemical or food industry.
  • Has the ability to provide leadership, support and direction to the team.
  • Good level of numeracy.
  • Good communication skills including written.
  • A good working knowledge of standard Microsoft packages, i.e. Excel and Word.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with key stakeholder groups, both internal and external.
  • Ideally hold qualifications gained in the Pharmaceutical industry i.e. NVQ’s, or similar.
  • Proven experience of team supervision or leadership in Pharmaceutical or related industry.

 

Location: South East, UK 

 

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

 

Learning & Development Manager – Cambridge or South East, UK

 

Permanent

 

The Role

The role is responsible for the design, delivery and evaluation of the GW learning and development strategy.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • The role is accountable for developing a learning and development strategy for GW and for identifying, implementing and monitoring the impact of the learning when set against GW’s vision and strategic priorities.
  • The role holder will be responsible for building and maintaining key relationships with senior stakeholders, managers, the broader HR and Compliance Training teams in order to identify and respond to short, medium and long-term learning and development needs for individuals, teams and the organisation.

 

Essential Skills & Experience

Knowledge and Experience

  • Must have strong experience of delivering high quality training solutions within the pharmaceutical and/or biotech sector. This must include exposure to developing and implementing learning and development strategies.
  • Recent experience of implementing and delivering leadership and managerial training to managers and senior executives is essential.
  • Has managed the full learning and development cycle.
  • Experience of running sessions at senior management level and above.
  • Experience of creating and managing budgets.
  • Experience of partnering with external suppliers and has wide contacts within the industry.
  • Experience of how to engage with a global population and an understanding of the unique challenges of creating pragmatic learning and development solutions within a fast-paced, multi-site operation.
  • Familiarity with a broad range of training methods.
  • Experience of building strong relationships with senior stakeholders.
  • Experience of using psychometric tools in a learning and development setting.
  • Experience of coaching leaders and staff to excel in their roles.
  • Working experience in the use of Learning Management Systems.

Skills, Attributes and Behaviours

  • Delivery-focused and commercially minded.
  • A strong and articulate communicator.
  • A confident delivery style; can stand up and deliver fluently to a range of audiences, including senior executives.
  • Highly developed coaching, mentoring and facilitation skills.
  • Highly PC literate working with MS Office and particularly PowerPoint.

Location: Cambridge or South East, UK 

 

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

EHS Advisor

 

Permanent – South East UK

 

The Role

To ensure the administrative management of the company’s EHS, Security System and associated software system (Mirashare) and provide EHS advisory support for all departments within the company.

 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • To be responsible for providing EHS advisory support to all departments within the organisation as directed by the EHS & Security Manager, with a specific emphasis on the management of Environmental Permits including monitoring and Waste Management Systems.
  • responsible for the day to day co-ordination of the EHS & Security function including the Mirashare EHS and Security software system.
  • This role is significant in raising the profile of EHSS with the company, ensuring that EHS practices are embedded in our ways of working, and contribute to and support change.
  • Deputise for the EHS & Security Manager in their absence. 

 

Essential Skills & Experience

Knowledge:

  • NEBOSH General Health and Safety Certificate/NVQ equivalent or Tech IOSH
  • Experience of Environmental Permitting and/or Waste Management Systems
  • Associate Membership of IEMA or similar qualification

Experience:

  • Advising at all levels of an organisation on EHS related matters
  • Using software based Management Systems e.g. Mirashare or modular based system
  • Experienced in EHS administration

Skills:

  • Good organisational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Management of software based systems
  • IT competency - Excel / Word / Power-Point
  • Excellent attention to detail 

Location: South East, UK 

 

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

Accounting Manager  

Carlsbad, CA

 

About the Role:

This role will help build and execute financial reporting and transactional activities with the finance and accounting group.  The successful candidate will have experience building strong foundations within rapidly growing organizations and be able to flex between building process and operational work. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly financial statements, metrics, and actual vs. budget variance reports
  • Manage and process Accounts Payable
  • Manage and process multi-state Payroll
  • Manage and process stock option activity
  • Manage and file federal, state and local business and tax filings as needed
  • Establish and maintain internal controls to support the financial infrastructure, in accordance with SOX requirements  
  • Ensure policies and procedures are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements
  • Other duties are required and/or assigned

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business with an emphasis in accounting
  • Previous SOX experience required
  • CPA preferred
  • Experience in Public Accounting a benefit
  • Previous start up and pharmaceutical experience highly preferred
  • Strong financial and accounting competence including planning, analysis, accounting principles, and payroll
  • Strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build trusting and credible relationships throughout an organization
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to be flexible in response to change

 

Please send your C.V and salary expectations to usrecruitment@gwpharm.com

QC Scientist - South East, UK - Permanent

 

The Role

 

Reporting to the QC Team Leader, the QC Scientist will be involved in multiple areas of QC testing (raw material, API, finished product, stability) as well as various laboratory support activities (method validation, instrument calibration and qualification). 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform analytical testing using GC, HPLC, TLC, FTIR and other required techniques in accordance with written procedures
  • Qualification of Laboratory instruments and validation of analytical methods
  • Provide clear and accurate records of all work performed
  • Ensures that all analytical operations are performed in accordance with current cGMP regulations
  • Record data into appropriate records and notify the line manager of any OOS, OOT, OOE or questionable results
  • Creating and updating documents in accordance with cGMP and company procedures

 

Essential Skills

  • Educated to degree level in chemistry (or related science based subject) as a minimum
  • Experience of working in a pharmaceutical or other regulated laboratory
  • High level of knowledge and understanding of cGMP regulations
  • Experience in analytical method validation and instrument qualification
  • Knowledge and understanding of data integrity requirements
  • Knowledge and experience of QC analytical testing and the use, and troubleshooting of, analytical instrumentation
  • Good communication, presentation, coaching/training, and team working skills
  • Computer literate
  • High level of numeracy
  • Excellent attention to detail and ‘concern for quality’
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with others
  • Demonstrates a ‘can do’ approach

 

Desirable:

  • Experience of using the Empower CDS
  • Knowledge of CSV requirements in a GMP environment
  • Knowledge of stability testing and associated guidelines
  • Experience of Pharmacopoeial testing and the use of Pharmacopoeias

 

 

Location: South East, UK

 

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

Pharmacology Project Manager – Permanent – Cambridge UK

Job summary:

Overall management of GW and CRI pharmacology programmes from study design to study report finalisation and subsequent publications

Responsibilities include:

  • Management of GW and CRI pharmacology studies / programmes across all therapeutic areas as determined by the needs of the organisation.
  • Propose and manage timelines for pharmacology studies.
  • Ensure studies are run in accordance with the appropriate GW or researchers SOPs and relevant regulatory guidelines and legislation.
  • Maintenance of good working relationships with key opinion leaders and researchers.
  • Design and deliver internal training and inductions.
  • Define and manage study / programme resource needs and establish contingency plans for key resources.
  • Manage the material requirements for the GW / CRI pharmacology programmes to ensure that materials are always available as appropriate.
  • Manage scientific reports form academic collaborators and CROs.
  • Contributes to regulatory documents as required to meet corporate needs.

Qualifications/ Experience required:

  • A Higher degree (PhD or MSc) in Pharmacology or another appropriate scientific discipline.
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Research experience in an academic or industrial environment.
  • Experienced in scientific writing.
  • Experienced in presenting key data at national and international meetings and symposia.
  • General understanding of budgetary control.
  • Organisational skills and the ability to prioritise.
  • Ability to use initiative and problem solve.
  • Ability to lead, direct, manage, motivate and develop others.
  • Report writing skills.
  • Communication skills.
  • Written and Verbal presentation skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Endnote, search engines and databases used for literature.
  • Demonstrates a pragmatic approach to problem solving.
  • Self-motivate approach, with a willingness to assist colleagues to achieve goals

Desirable

  • Knowledge of cannabinoid pharmacology and the endocannabinoid system.
  • General knowledge of the drug development process.
  • Knowledge of relevant SOPs, regulatory guidelines and legislation.  

 

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

 

Bioanalytical Manager – Cambridge UK – Permanent

 

An excellent opportunity has arisen to work within an innovative research-based pharmaceutical company specialising in unique medicines. We are seeking an experienced, motivated and talented individual, working within our clinical operations team.

 

The role will primarily involve the management of bioanalytical analysis for our entire development pipeline and overseeing the conduct and reporting  to ensure compliance with GxP regulations and company SOPs.

 

The Role

The role of the Bioanalytical Manager is to manage the integrated GW preclinical and clinical bioanalytical programmes.

The conduct of preclinical and clinical GXP and non-GXP studies will be the responsibility of the clinical or preclinical Project Manager.  The Bioanalytical Manager will support these studies for all bioanalytical related tasks.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaises with Preclinical and Clinical to identify individual validation, bioanalytical requirements to support GW development programmes
  • Plans and executes and reports the validation of bioanalytical methods required to support GW development programmes in a timely manner
  • Manages the supply and synthesis of materials required for analysis of GW bioanalytical samples
  • Works with Clinical, Preclinical, Contract Management and Quality departments to select new bioanalysis vendors and institute appropriate governance structure.
  • Manages the bioanalytical study support by vendors to ensure   tasks are completed to development timelines and within budget..
  • Coordinates bioanalytical vendor governance between GW and vendors.

 

Knowledge:

  • A graduate degree in a Science/Life Science discipline or another appropriate scientific discipline

Experience:

  • A high level of technical knowledge in bioanalytical techniques
  • bioanalytical experience within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and/or contract research organisations
  • Strong scientific background and excellent bioanalytical knowledge and writing skills
  • Knowledge of GxPs, ICH guidelines and requirements for the successful set up, validation and conduct of bioanalytical studies
  • An understanding of bioanalytical support within the pharmaceutical industry
  • An understanding of ADME & metabolite identification
  • An understanding of bioanalytical techniques (e.g. HPLC-MS/MS)
  • An understanding of the pharmaceutical industry

 

This is a full time, permanent position.

 

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

 

BDP Process Technician

 

Permanent

South East, UK

 

The Role

 

To work as part of a Team to ensure the department delivers the product to the customer on time and in full. This covers the manufacture and filling of the bulk solution for Supply Chain and packing the labelled filled vials for the various markets supplied by GW Pharmaceuticals marketing partners.

 

Key Responsibilities

Quality is a primary focus to ensure all aspects of cGMP are met and product quality is not compromised. The workload is varied with the core areas of responsibility listed below:

  • Ensure delivery against schedule, for all BDS/BDP production batches
  • To work with the BDS/BDP Management to ensure that all personnel training, investigation and deviation actions, critical documentation and audit actions are completed on time
  • Enforce, maintain and adhere to cGMP and H&S knowledge applicable to this role
  • Where required help to ensure the successful implementation of approved projects and business plans within the BDS/BDP area and wider Production department
  • Ensure all BDS/BDP batch documentation have been processed in accordance with cGMP and current GW procedures
  • Maintain stock levels including stock cupboard checks and stock ordering to supply BDS/BDP
  • Perform routine micro testing in the CMS
  • Weekly/Specialised clean in all areas

 

Essential Skills

  • Experience in a regulated production environment within the pharmaceutical or related industry.
  • Understanding of GMP.
  • Experience of various filling and packaging machinery.

Skills:

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Packages i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • High level of numeracy
  • Good communication skills including written and presentational
  • Excellent attention to detail

Location: South East, UK 

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

 

Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs – Carlsbad, CA

 

The Role

To write, submit, and maintain US applications (INDs, ODAs, and NDAs) for products in development and approved products according to ICH and FDA regulations.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Plans, coordinates and participates in writing, preparation, assembly, and maintenance of US applications to regulatory authorities
  • Creates and manages submissions timelines and provides operational guidance and regulatory advice to submission teams
  • Builds and maintains relationships with other functions within GW
  • Maintains Regulatory Systems and provides administrative support
  • Other duties as required 

 

Essential Skills

  • Bachelor of Arts/Science degree in a relevant discipline
  • Extensive regulatory strategy and project management experience
  • Extensive experience and interactions with FDA on drug development programs, including organizing and leading meetings with FDA
  • Knowledge of FDA and ICH guidelines and up to date training on SOPs 

 

Desirable

  • Additional higher educational qualification, such as a Master’s degree or PhD. 

 

Location:  Carlsbad, CA 

 

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

Clinical Research Associate – US (various locations)

 

The Role

Responsible for the day to day activities including set up, monitoring and completion of clinical trials in accordance with GW SOPs, ICH-GCP, EU Directive 2001/20/EC, Commission Directive 2005/28/EC and relevant local and international regulatory guidelines.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensures the integrity of clinical data and adherence to applicable regulatory, protocol and Company guidelines.
  • Ensures the rights, safety and wellbeing of clinical trial subjects is maintained.
  • In accordance with GW SOPs, performs site management activities including:
    • site evaluation visits
    • site initiation visits
    • monitoring visits
    • closeout visits
  • Collaborates with the Core Project Team to drive subject recruitment
  • Establishes and maintains regular contact with Investigators, vendors and trial sites to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and the protocol.
  • Is responsible for maintaining cGxP and H&S knowledge applicable to the job.

 

Essential Skills

  • BSc (or equivalent) in a life science or healthcare discipline, pharmacy degree or nursing qualification and experience of monitoring clinical trials in the pharmaceutical/CRO or biotechnology industry.
  • Experience of monitoring clinical trials in the pharmaceutical/CRO or biotechnology industry is required where no BSc or equivalent qualification is held.
  • Good knowledge of relevant GW SOP’s, ICH-GCP, The US Food and Drug Administration FDA Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 – Food & Drugs Good Clinical Practice Parts: 11, 50, 54, 56, 312 and 314  and other regulatory guidelines, as applicable.
  • Fluent in English and in the relevant native language.
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Have a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail with a proven track record for ensuring quality data and good site management.
  • Ability to travel to sites and be available for domestic and international travel including overnight stays, as required.
  • Able to use initiative and problem solve.
  • Flexible and adaptive approach to work.
  • Able to work in a team and as an individual.
  • Ability to identify issues and resolve appropriately with guidance.
  • Ability to process visit reports in a timely manner to an acceptable quality. 

 

Location – US, various locations 

 

To apply please send your CV with salary expectations to usrecruitment@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.

Please be aware the UK Government has taken steps to reduce net migration to the UK by limiting the number of overseas workers from outside the EEA coming to the UK for employment. Consequently, whilst we are able to consider applications from overseas workers from outside the EEA (who require a Tier 2 (General) Visa) we can only employ them if we can provide evidence that there are no other suitable candidates from inside the EEA.Therefore all Non-UK/EEA nationals’ applications will be kept on hold until we have pursued all candidates who currently have the right to work in the UK.