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.

 

 

Pharmacovigilance Administrator

 

Permanent, FTE

 

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.

 

The Role

The job holder will be working in our global Pharmacovigilance Department and will gain exposure to many different aspects of Pharmacovigilance

 

Key Responsibilities

Following induction to the company and training, the Pharmacovigilance Administrator responsibilities will include:

Supporting the Pharmacovigilance team with general administrative duties including core filing, scanning of source documentation and contributing to the overall maintenance of Pharmacovigilance systems and processes.

  • Case processing including data entry / case narrative writing from non-serious, post marketing sources onto our global safety database (ARISg), in accordance with company SOPs and regulatory requirements.
  • Performing data entry for a post-marketing registry and assisting with general registry processes.
  • Monitoring / requesting   safety follow up queries from clinical study sites and also from post marketing sources.
  • Assisting with SAE reconciliation / tracking the SAE reconciliation status.
  • Performing additional administrative duties as required by the department.

 

Essential Skills

  • The candidate will ideally be educated in a relevant ‘A Level’ scientific subject or have previous relevant pharmaceutical experience.
  • Ideally familiar with medical terminology,
  • Have excellent communication abilities
  • Possess good IT skills.
  • Previous use of safety database (preferably ARISg web based) would be beneficial.
  • A high standard of organisation, narrative writing and impeccable attention to detail is essential.

This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate seeking to develop / broaden their safety knowledge in both clinical trial and post-marketing setting and to be part of a progressive department.

 

Location:  Histon, Cambridge

 

To apply please send your CV to recruitment@gwpharm.com, by close of play 8 October 2014.

Supply Chain Packaging Co-ordinator

 

Permanent FTE

 

GW Pharma Ltd is the leading company in its field of research and development 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 the field of epilepsy. Therefore we are looking to strengthen our Commercial and Research operations with the appointment of a Supply Chain Packaging Co-ordinator to provide support in the execution of these programmes.

 

The Role:

 

The successful candidate will be responsible for co-ordinating a range of activities to support supply chain activities to world-wide destinations and to agreed timelines.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

The Job-holder will have responsible for management and updating of printed packaging materials and will include the following activities:

  • Packaging component and material selection
  • Pack testing and evaluation
  • Packaging component specifications
  • Printing processes and controls
  • Artwork generation and control
  • Change Control Management

 

Essential Skills

 

The job holder should

  • previous experience with pharmaceutical documentation, supplier liaison and customer contact.
  • be able to work alongside a range of internal and external stakeholders including suppliers, partners, Regulatory and Legislative Authorities.
  • have previous experience of working to MHRA/FDA standards is desirable.
  • have excellent report writing and communication skills both orally and in writing are required.
  • would need to deputise for the department manager at appropriate forums.
  • should be suitable for an experienced Pharmaceutical / Supply Chain professional should have a hands-on approach to co-ordinating the daily workload and product supply activities within the department.
  • have excellent organisation, project management, communication and inter-personnel skills are essential to succeed in the role.
  • have a good understanding of operational H&S, cGMP and experience of employee supervision within a pharmaceutical setting is required.
  • should preferable have previous Pharmaceutical or similar industry experience.  Previous experiences that are desirable include aspects of pharmaceutical packaging / labelling / storage / distribution / planning / materials control and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems.

 

This is a full time, permanent position, based in South East England. To apply please send your cv with salary expectations to recruitment@gwpharm.com by close of play 9 October

 

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 3rd October 2014.

Pharmaceutical Development Scientist

 

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 Role

Assist in development and manufacture of pharmaceutical formulations.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise and assist in the manufacture of preclinical and clinical formulations.
  • Assist in the planning and scheduling of preclinical and clinical manufacture activities.
  • Assist in the management of the Pharmaceutical Development Manufacturing Facility.
  • Assist in the maintenance of preclinical and clinical consumables.
  • Maintain and report the departmental controlled drug reconciliation.
  • Equipment validation and calibration.
  • Lead OOE, OOT and OOS investigations.
  • Write and maintain GMP documents, for example batch records, deviations & SOPs.
  • Preparation of stability protocols and maintenance of in-house stability systems.
  • Assist with the management of everyday activities within the Pharmaceutical Development Department.
  • Represent the department for health and safety.
  • Responsible for maintaining cGxP and H&S knowledge as applicable.

 

Essential Skills

 

Knowledge:

  • Degree in Scientific Discipline

 

Experience:

  • If no degree - A minimum of 4 years’ experience working in Pharmaceutical Development and/or manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in supervising manufacturing activities desirable.

Skills:

  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to supervise personnel during manufacturing activities
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • High level of numeracy
  • Communication skills including written and presentational
  • 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 while ensuring quality is maintained

 

Location: South East

 

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter with your salary expectations to recruitment@gwpharm.com by close of business 6th October.

 

Junior Pharmaceutical Development Technician

 

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 Role

Assist in the  manufacture of pharmaceutical formulations.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in manufacture of preclinical and clinical formulations.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the Pharmaceutical Development Manufacturing Facility.
  • Assist in maintenance of preclinical and clinical consumables.
  • Assist in the departmental controlled drug reconciliation.
  • Equipment validation and calibration.
  • Write and maintain GMP documents, for example batch records, deviations & SOPs.
  • Preparation of stability protocols and maintenance of in-house stability systems.
  • Assist with the management of everyday activities within the Pharmaceutical Development Department.
  • Responsible for maintaining cGxP and H&S knowledge as applicable.

 

Essential Skills

 

Knowledge:

  • A Level or appropriate scientific qualification.

Experience:

  • If no A level - experience working in Pharmaceutical Development and/or manufacturing environment where principles of GMP are adhered to.

Skills:

  • Ability to work independently
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • High level of numeracy
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • 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 while ensuring quality is maintained

 

Location: South East

 

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter with your salary expectations to recruitment@gwpharm.com by close of business 6th October.

 

Pharmacology Project Manager - Permanent Position

 

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 preclinical team.

 

The Role

The role will primarily entail the design, management and reporting of pharmacology studies to regulatory requirements and company SOPs. Excellent writing skills are required for contribution to technical sections in regulatory submissions such as Investigational New Drug (IND) applications, Clinical Trial Applications (CTA), New Drug Application. The successful candidate will also participate in Product Development Plans for pipeline compounds. Knowledge of cannabinoid pharmacology and the endocannabinoid system is desirable.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Design, set up, conduct, tracking and reporting of pharmacology studies.
  • Ensure that appropriate documentation is in place for the set up and conduct of GW studies.
  • Preclinical study design and protocol development.
  • Evaluation and selection of AROs and CROs, placement and management of studies.
  • Monitor conduct of studies, and participate in the interpretation of study results and finalisation of the final study report.
  • Manage the material requirements for the GW pharmacology programmes to ensure that materials are always available as appropriate.
  • Ensuring non-regulated preclinical studies are run in accordance with the appropriate GW SOPs and relevant regulatory guidelines and legislation.
  • Contribute towards the maintenance of the preclinical departmental SOPs
  • Participate in GW Product Development Plans.
  • Prepare relevant sections of documents for regulatory submissions, including Investigational New Drug (IND) applications, Clinical Trial Applications (CTA), New Drug Application (NDA) market Authorisation Application (MAA) and Investigator Brochures (IB).
  • Contributes to update of GW Data Packages.

 

Required Skills

  • A degree or higher degree (Bsc, MSc or PhD) in Pharmacology or another appropriate scientific discipline.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in an academic setting, pharmaceutical company or CRO.
  • Knowledge of appropriate regulatory guidelines and legislation desirable.
  • Knowledge of therapeutic areas such as oncology, neurodegeneration, neuroprotection and CNS disorders desirable.
  • General knowledge of the pharmaceutical drug development process desirable.
  • Experienced in scientific writing
  • Experienced in presenting key data at national and international meetings and symposia.
  • General understanding of budgetary control
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise
  • Ability to use initiative and problem solve
  • Ability to lead, direct, manages, motivate and develop individuals and third parties.
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Endnote, search engines and databases used for literature searches.
  • Ability to work in a team and as an individual
  • Demonstrates a pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • Self-motivated approach, with a willingness to assist colleagues to achieve goals.

 

Location: Cambridge

 

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

By close of play 3rd October 2014

 

IT Compliance Specialist


Salary: £30 – 35k per annum dependent upon experience
Location: Cambridge
Full time, 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, to work within a busy and well established team based near Cambridge. The role provides an opportunity to work on projects to further the compliant use of computerised systems within the organisation.

Reporting to the Head of IT, you will be responsible for providing lead support for IT and CSV compliance activities at the Cambridge office. You will write and execute change and error management, compliance and validation documents and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and develop process improvements to maintain an effective compliant IT group.

With a proven background in IT compliance, you will provide technical input into change and installation documents and then perform the required steps to implement them.

 

Detailed responsibilities will include:

 IT Compliance

Produce and maintain, in conjunction with the Digital team and CSV Manager, records for:

    • Infrastructure Qualification
    • IT Change management
    • IT Error reporting and resolution
    • Software licensing and support agreements

Write new and develop existing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and guidelines which enable the IT support and infrastructure group to maintain compliance with applicable regulations (GxPs and SOX), in areas such as:

    • IT Security
    • IT Policies
    • Backup and Restoration
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Electronic Archiving

Prepare responses and identify remedies to issues arising from internal and external audits, risk assessments and testing.

  

CSV Processes

Provide Lead IT and compliance support for the ARISg System (Pharmacovigilance Database), including:

    • Development of change documentation and testing
    • Development of Error Report documents
    • Liaising with the user group, internal IT and vendor to investigate and close issues and errors
    • Performing 1st line diagnosis of server and application errors
    • Writing and executing IQ scripts for the installation of patches/updates in partnership with the vendor’s support staff
    • Writing and executing IQ scripts to perform routine (biannual) updates of MedDRA terms
    • Reviewing vendor’s release notes and related documents
    • Working with the System Owner, CSV Manager and IT Team to plan for system replacement/upgrade
    • Configuring client PCs

Provide CSV and technical input to assist user groups in the development of Test Scripts (IQ/OQ/PQ).


System Improvement

Evaluating the effectiveness of IT processes, records and written procedures and implementing change to improve their performance.

Consulting computer users to ascertain needs and to ensure that facilities meet user or project requirements.

Providing users with appropriate support and advice.

Keeping up to date with the latest technologies and regulations.

Broad understanding and working knowledge of the application of pharmaceutical & financial regulations to IT including GCP, GMP, GAMP, SOX and FDA 21 CFR Part 11.

Pharmaceutical industry experience, including relevant experience in a role directly associated with pharmaceutical computer systems validation/qualification practices.

Highly computer literate with experience of the system design lifecycle, and development of qualification documentation in a regulated environment.

Experience of interfacing with IT users/contractors/developers and/or suppliers.

Ideally, you will be familiar with:

    • ARISg (version 6.3) or similar
    • Microsoft Windows Desktop
    • Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, MS Office tools and MS Server (2003 onwards)
    • Hyper-V/Virtual Computer Environments
    • Java
    • Project management

 

Your skills will include:

  • First rate technical writing abilities.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Can manage crisis situations, which may involve complex technical hardware or software problems.
  • Good prioritisation skills and flexible enough to adapt plans.
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines and within constraints.
  • Demonstrate a ‘can do’ approach.
  • Self-starter and able to use initiative and work without supervision.

 

If you believe that you have the skills and drive to succeed in this role, please send your CV with a Covering note explaining why you think you are suitable for this role.

 

Closing date:  3rd October 2014

 

Preclinical Co-ordinator

Contract: Permanent
Hours of work:  Full Time
Location: Cambridge
Salary: Circa £20K dependant on experience

 
An excellent opportunity has arisen to work within our innovative research-based pharmaceutical company specialising in unique medicines. We are seeking an experienced, motivated and talented individual, working within our preclinical team. The role will support the preclinical team in document management and quality control to support pipeline development.

 

The job holder is responsible for:

  • Document Management and filing
  • Materials Forecast
  • Co-ordination of meetings, teleconferences and taking meeting minutes.
  • Document Quality Control.
  • Document formatting and referencing
  • Maintenance of preclinical teams SharePoint site

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

  •  A degree or higher degree (BSc, MSc or PhD) in Pharmacology or another appropriate scientific discipline.
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise
  • Ability to use initiative and problem solve
  • Good communication skills
  • Good written and verbal presentation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Endnote, search engines and databases used for literature searches.
  • Ability to work as a team, and as an individual.
  • Demonstrates a ‘can do’ approach to work
  • Shares ideas and information

 

Closing date: TBC

 

Please note: this role is open for personal applications only, any CVs sent in from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

 

 

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.

 

 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.