Careers

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

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 

 

Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer

 

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.

The Engineering Department supports multiple departments across two manufacturing sites working on a range of equipment which include facilities, clean rooms, API and finished product manufacturing and packaging equipment as well as R&D laboratory equipment.

The department reports via a Team Leader to the Engineering Manager who is responsible for maintenance and calibration at the manufacturing sites.

 

The Role

The job holder would provide engineering services primarily in the form of electrical systems and instrumentation maintenance together with other Engineering activities.

 

Key Responsibilities

The Electrical & Instrumentation (E&I) Engineer is a key position within the Company requiring electrical maintenance and instrumentation skills appropriate to a pharmaceutical environment. The job holder should:

  • provide support for the site across a range of departments, whilst expected to work closely with the rest of the Production team.
  • be responsible for maintaining cGxP and H&S knowledge applicable to the job.
  • focus to ensure that patients receive a Safe, Effective and Quality Assured product.
  • work to the principles of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
  • be aware that the department is subject to regular visits by senior management, external pharmaceutical companies and regulatory authorities.
  • be responsible for documented maintenance and calibration as an integral part of the daily routine to always achieve the high standards required

 

Essential Skills

The job Holder should:

  • be a qualified Electrical/Instrumentation Engineer educated to C&G as a minimum with many years post qualification experience. 
  • have a strong regulated pharmaceutical production background.
  • have previous experience working under an ISO9000 quality environment
  • possess working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

 

Location: South East

 

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

By close of play 30thOctober 2014.

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.

Pharmacovigilance Associate

 

GW Pharmaceuticals plc is listed on AiM and is licensed by the 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 prescription medicines including Sativex®, to meet the patient needs in a wide range of therapeutic indications.

Term

GW is now looking to recruit a full time permanent staff member to the Pharmacovigilance team which will be based at GW’s office in Histon, Cambridge.

Primary Duties

Working in our global Pharmacovigilance Department the candidate will responsible for and gain exposure to many different aspects of Pharmacovigilance.

  • Case processing from case registration through to submission.
  • Literature reviews.
  • Using and maintaining the global safety database.
  • Production and review of documents detailing PV processes.
  • Attendance at cross functional meetings as PV representative, giving and receiving any PV specific information as required.
  • Reviewing and coordinating MedDRA and WHO drug coding in Clinical Studies.
  • Reconciliation of SAEs from clinical studies.
  • Maintaining a strong GPVP/GCP knowledge

 

Key Attributes/Skills/Education

  • The candidate should be life science degree qualified and demonstrate progressive professional development in Pharmacovigilance.
  • Requires a good operating knowledge of Pharmacovigilance databases.  Also a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat and Power Point.

 

 

If you wish to apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to recruitment@gwpharm.com

Closing date:  17th October 2014

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

 

Office Administrator

 

Permanent FTE

 

G-Pharm is an innovative British research-based pharmaceutical company and a world leader in its class, working at the cutting edge of medicine with many potential new medicines in development.

 

The Role

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Office Administrator to join our team based in Kent, on a full time, permanent basis. Reporting directly to the Office Manager, the role offers a varied and interesting workload providing administrative support to all GW staff at Kent Science Park and other sites if needed and will include, but is not limited to the following;-

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Managing and prioritise own work flow.

Manage post, fax and copy systems.

Responsible for the preparation and clearing of meeting rooms.

Organise hotel accommodation, car hire and travel for staff and visitors.

Ordering and maintaining supplies of stationery requirements, including staff Business Cards.

Management of Confidential Disclosure Agreements.

Administration of confidential personnel issues, sickness, holiday and other absence.

Administration of Purchase Order system.

To support the Office Manager and act as back up in her absence.

Cover ComplianceWire for Training Manager in her absence.

Responsible for maintaining cGxP and H&S knowledge applicable to the job.

 

 

ESSENTIAL skills

 

Knowledge:

  • Relevant experience obtained from a similar role in an office setting.
  • Willingness to learn and develop and take on new responsibilities.

Experience:

Good operating knowledge of Microsoft Outlook

Educated to GCE level to include English and Maths

Working knowledge within an administrative environment

Skills:

  • Good organisational  and communication skills
  • Ability to be proactive, work on own initiative as well as part of a team
  • IT competency - Excel / Word / Power-Point
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Attributes and Behaviours:
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with others
  • Shares ideas and information
  • Assists colleagues as and when required
  • Demonstrates a ‘can do’ approach
  • Ability to prioritise day to day work.
  • Plans work to meet defined objectives and deadlines, whilst building in flexibility and contingencies. 

 

DESIRABLE

  • Experience in Office Administration
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry

 

Location: South East

 

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

by close of play 30thOctober 2014.

 

Control & Instrumentation Engineer

 

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.

The Engineering Department supports multiple departments across two manufacturing sites working on a range of equipment which include facilities, clean rooms, API and finished product manufacturing and packaging equipment as well as R&D laboratory equipment.

The department reports via a Team Leader to the Engineering Manager who is responsible for maintenance and calibration at the manufacturing sites.

 

The Role

The job holder would provide engineering services primarily in the form of calibrations and controls systems maintenance together with other Engineering activities.

 

Key Responsibilities

The Controls & Instrument Engineer is a key position within the Company requiring planning, engineering and maintenance skills appropriate to a pharmaceutical environment.  The Job holder should:

  • provide support for the site across a range of departments, whilst expected to work closely with the rest of the Production Department.
  • engineering support will need to be provided for the site, across a range of departments.
  • be responsible for maintaining cGxP and H&S knowledge applicable to the job.
  • focus to ensure that patients receive a Safe, Effective and Quality Assured product. 
  • work to the principles of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
  • be aware that the department is subject to regular visits by senior management, external pharmaceutical companies and regulatory authorities.
  • be responsible for documented maintenance and calibration an integral part of the daily routine in order to achieve the high standards required

 

Essential Skills

The job Holder should:

  • be a qualified Instrumentation Engineer educated to C&G and as a minimum with substantial number of years post qualification experience. 
  • have a strong regulated pharmaceutical, production background or similar industry.  As a minimum the jobholder should have worked under an ISO9000 quality environment
  • knowledge of plc’s and control systems
  •  possess working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

 

Location: South East

 

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

By close of play 30th  October 2014.

 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.