Biotechnology vacancies

** These roles may not be available any more, though check JobOnline and the company website: use this post to help you think of your relevant transferable skills!**

If you were registered on King’s Job online you would have seen these vacancies.

Exciting new positions have opened up for graduates/post-graduates to join Lonza Biologics Plc, working as Biotechnologists in our Fermentation Manufacturing team. There are five positions available, based in Slough, UK.

This role will be involved in the manufacture of Biopharmaceutical products and will be based in the Inoculum and Fermentation facility on a rotating shift pattern (day). As a Biotechnologist, the individual will be operating the process and relevant machinery in order to produce batches of various scales to cGMP standards.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Basic analytical processes (Osmoality tests, cell counts, Nutrient analysis of cell culture).
  • Undertakes cell line activities (Out of freeze, subculture, pooling, primary recovery
  • Operation of multiple pressurised vessels at a number of different scales.
  • Direct involvement in the manufacturing process

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience in cell culture and relevant analytical techniques
  • Meticulous approach to documentation and attention to detail
  • Flexible and able to work as part of a team on shift patterns with opportunities for planned and unplanned overtime. This position will require weekend working.

Interested…? Lonza promotes a fast-paced, employee orientated environment and we take pride in both the quality of our products and the success of our employees. We offer a competitive remuneration package and encourage the development of individuals to help them achieve their full potential.

If you are interested in this opportunity please apply online via our careers page. Please ensure that you attach your CV to your profile.

Closing date: 30 August 2011

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Downloadable Medical Writing Guide

NEW: Unique careers guide now updated for 2011

From academic to medical writer: A guide to getting started in medical communications.
3rd Edition, published March 2011
Written by Dr Annick Moon, Published by NetworkPharma, March 2011.

Free to download at www.medcommsnetworking.co.uk/startingout

Please feel free to distribute the link or the document itself as appropriate. Printed copies are also available – please just ask for how many you want and I’ll happily send you copies free of charge.

SUMMARY:

This guide focuses primarily on the role of the Medical Writer in medical communications agencies. The Medical Writer’s role is to use science and language to deliver education and communication programmes for the pharmaceutical industry, while working to the highest ethical standards and adhering to industry regulations and guidelines. The aim of this guide is to give the industry information you need to decide if you are suited to the role of Medical Writer, and to provide the insider knowledge you need to excel at interview.

The UK is home to numerous leading medical communications agencies that serve the global pharmaceutical industry, and they’re crying out for good medical writers!

These agencies are looking for individuals with:

  • ideally a doctorate in a bioscience subject
  • ideally post-doctoral research experience
  • genuine enthusiasm for science and its application to medicine
  • flair for writing about science and medicine
  • the ability to work independently within a small-team environment

Medical writing can literally take you all over the world and provides attractive long-term career pathways.

This guide has now proven itself to be very useful. The new, 2011 edition provides up-to-date contact information from agencies who are looking for trainee writers.

You will find the guide and lots more useful information at www.medcommsnetworking.co.uk/startingout – please pass it on.

Medical Writing: Updated issue of Network Pharma publication

Hi, I hope the following announcement is of interest to you and your colleagues. If you’ve any questions or feedback, please contact me. NEW: Unique careers guide now updated for 2010 From academic to medical writer: A guide to getting started in medical communications. Written by Dr Annick Moon, Published by NetworkPharma, March 2010. Free to download at http://www.medcommsnetworking.co.uk/startingout Please feel free to distribute the link or the document itself as appropriate. Printed copies are also available – please just ask for how many you want and I’ll happily send you copies free of charge.

SUMMARY: This guide focuses primarily on the role of the Medical Writer in medical communications agencies. The Medical Writer’s role is to use science and language to deliver education and communication programmes for the pharmaceutical industry, while working to the highest ethical standards and adhering to industry regulations and guidelines. The aim of this guide is to give the industry information you need to decide if you are suited to the role of Medical Writer, and to provide the insider knowledge you need to excel at interview. The UK is home to numerous leading medical communications agencies that serve the global pharmaceutical industry, and they’re crying out for good medical writers! These agencies are looking for individuals with: * ideally a doctorate in a bioscience subject * ideally post-doctoral research experience * genuine enthusiasm for science and its application to medicine * flair for writing about science and medicine * the ability to work independently within a small-team environment Medical writing can literally take you all over the world and provides attractive long-term career pathways. This guide has now proven itself to be very useful. The new, 2010 edition provides up-to-date contact information from agencies who are looking for trainee writers. You will find the guide and lots more useful information at http://www.medcommsnetworking.co.uk/startingout – please pass it on. If you’ve any feedback or questions any time, please just contact me.

Peter Llewellyn

Managing Director,

NetworkPharma Ltd

Web: http://www.networkpharma.com

Project Director, European CME Forum Ltd Web: http://www.europeanCMEforum.eu

3 Email: peter@networkpharma.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/networkpharma http://www.twitter.com/networkpharma

The next generation of asthma and allergy research: Tackling a 21st century epidemic’

The Young Life Scientists’ Symposium’s free one-day conference

 The Keyworth Centre,

London South Bank University,

Wednesday 26th May 2010.

YLS 2010 is supported by the Biochemical Society, the Physiological Society and the British Pharmacological Society.  

It is aimed solely at young scientists, including PhD students and early-stage postdocs, to give them the chance to present their work, discuss their research and meet others from a variety of disciplines within the field of asthma and allergy.

Our aim is to create a day in which scientists at the beginning of their career can come and see how important their research is, in a supportive and friendly atmosphere.

http://www.asthma-allergy.ac.uk/ylss2010/

Abstract submission is open until 7th April.

A career in Clinical Research

Graduate School Tea-time Careers seminar

 A career in Clinical Research

 What does a Clinical Research Associate do and what is the current job market for them?

 Helping answer these questions will be Sue Fitzpatrick

Head of Education and Training at the Institute of Clinical Research

Tuesday 13th April

17.00 – 18.30

Waterloo Campus

James Clerk Maxwell Building

G14

If you wish to attend, let me know by emailing

Phd-careers@kcl.ac.uk