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Band 8A Head of Vector Production

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

The Head of Vector Production will play a pivotal role in our cell and gene therapy facility within the NHS.

This position is required to take responsibility for, implementation and management of production required for the operation of the vector facility through joint working with CCGTT staff and contracted users of the CCGTT.

The post holder will be responsible for the day-to-day interactions with new and existing clinical triallists using the CCGTT for training existing and new staff in ATMP GMP manufacture as required and, occasionally for initial review of manufacturing documents prior to submission to certification.

The post holder will be expected to participate in GMP manufacture of some lentiviral vector batch to retain competence and familiarity with CCGTT operations. Participate in the out-of-hours on-call rota for CCGTT equipment and facility monitoring

The post holder will participate in audits of internal audits of CCGTT GMP compliance in partnership with the QA of the vector facility and other members of the senior management team.

The post holder will continue the development of regulatory compliance of new lentiviral vectors.

The post holder will ensure the delivery of a high quality service to all users of the CCGTT.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & professional Qualifications


  • MSC in relevant field



  • Minimum of three years' experience with lentiviral vector

Skills and aptitudes


  • Expert in upstream and downstream processing
  • Tech transfer to GMP from preclinical and PD

Personal Qualities & attributes


  • Leadership
  • Management experience
  • Team player


  • Budget management

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital

Pond St



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