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Manufacturing Technician Scientist Apprentice ACHILLES THERAPEUTICS UK LIMITED

A Technician Scientist in Cell & Gene Therapy carries out scientific experimentation, laboratory investigations and/or production activities across Research & Development and/or Commercial manufacture of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs).

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £18,000.00

  • Working week

    Hours and days to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher
    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000068473

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

A Technician Scientist in Cell & Gene Therapy carries out scientific experimentation, laboratory investigations and/or production activities across Research & Development and/or Commercial manufacture of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs). They will use specialised technical skills and advanced scientific techniques following procedures associated with their organisations operational plans to deliver as part of a wider professional team. They operate within a highly regulated environment because of the need to control quality and safety of Advanced Therapies and use their awareness of the research context to contribute to the proposal of new scientific ideas.

· Performing laboratory investigations using the appropriate scientific techniques, procedures and methods relevant to the development of Advanced Therapies.

· Supporting the manufacture of Advanced Therapy Medicinal products according to Good Manufacturing Practice within a controlled clean room environment.

· Performing controlled cleaning of laboratories, clean room facilities and specialised equipment in accordance with approved standard operating procedures.

· Carrying out experiments, reporting results and the accurate recording of technical data in accordance with good practice and approved Standard Operating Procedures.

· Managing scientific projects from project planning through milestones, risk analysis and key performance measures to contribute to the wider organisations operational plans.

· Operating highly technical equipment, including but not limited to biological incubators, isolators, centrifuges and cryogenic storage vessels.

· Communicating with a wide range of scientific and non-scientific colleagues within the organisation such as Quality Control, Quality Assurance, supervisors and Engineering teams as required.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Technician Scientist L5 Apprenticeship Standard - ATMP pathway. 

FdSc Applied Bioscience qualification. 

Training through the University of Kent - distance learning. Apprentices are expected to complete one day study per week in paid working time. There will be two one week summer school's to attend at the University of Kent Canterbury Campus. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible permanent position on completion. 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Motivation, Passionate, Reliable, Manage change positively, Time management

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Biology (Grade C) Essential

About the employer

Achilles is a fast paced, trail blazing company. As no-one has done what we are doing before, there is no playbook to copy. This means we must innovate, adapt and collaborate across our organisation, working together to solve novel problems. This entrepreneurial spirit and approach runs through our company and those who thrive here are able to cope with anything that is thrown at them, enjoy ambiguity and thrive on making things happen even when there is not a detailed brief.

Employer

ACHILLES THERAPEUTICS UK LIMITED

Address

Gunnels Wood Road

Stevenage

SG1 2FX

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Training

Training provider

THE UNIVERSITY OF KENT

Apprenticeship standard

Technician scientist

Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)


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