Operations Manager

Nuffield Department of Medicine, Jenner Institute, Clinical BioManufacturing Facility, Old Road, Headington, Oxford

Applications to be received by 12pm on Wednesday 27th of November 2019

Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 p.a..

The Clinical BioManufacturing Facility (CBF) at the University of Oxford is seeking an experienced Operations Manager to support the operations of the facility. The CBF is central to translating the University of Oxford’s world-leading medical research into real world impact. Numerous products successfully manufactured at or imported by the CBF have entered Phase I/Phase II clinical trials in the UK and worldwide, including those targeting Malaria, HIV, Tuberculosis, Zika, Cancer and Crohn’s Disease.


Reporting to the Facility Head the postholder will play a key role supporting manufacturing projects producing a wide range of Investigational Medicinal Products, including vaccines, and Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products, for clinical trials. The postholder will be pivotal to the success of upcoming manufacturing campaigns through their co-ordination of the multidisciplinary activities within the CBF and in collaboration with external academic teams developing innovative medicinal products, from conception to completion, always in compliance with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice).


This post would be particularly suited if you want to leverage your project management skills and knowledge of GMP to meaningfully impact the lives of millions of people. It is the ideal opportunity to develop your career in biopharmaceuticals at the interface between academia and industry.


You will be educated to BSc degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and have significant postgraduation experience, from a similar role. Experience of working within a laboratory environment, and with current regulations pertaining to GMP, is preferred.


We are looking for someone who is highly organised and motivated with good interpersonal skills. Excellent communication, planning and prioritising skills and the ability to work both as part of a team and independently are essential.


Depending on experience, this post may be offered at Grade 7 (£32,817 - £40,322 p.a.) with reduced duties and additional training opportunities.


You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria for this role.


This is a full-time position fixed-term for 3 years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal dependent on future funding. This position is funded by the Department.


Please quote reference 143751on all correspondence.


Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 27 November 2019 will be considered.

Contact: Phillippa Wall (01865 617971)