Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers and several vaccines in development, including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19.

Do you have a background within Quality Control and thrive in getting the best out of the people you work with? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Valneva is an award-winning, speciality vaccine company providing prevention against diseases with major unmet medical needs, and we are currently hiring for a Quality Control Tech to join us during this unprecedented time of growth.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and co-ordinate QMS to ensure on time delivery and compliance within the QC department
  • Manage and co-ordinate the storage of QC samples including maintenance of inventory logs, execution of routine stock checks and discard of reference material
  • Manage the storage and supply of master and working cell banks and master and working virus seed banks
  • Support routine housekeeping activities in QC including cleaning of equipment and laboratory areas
  • Co-ordinate sample logistics for all testing for the release of raw materials
  • Apply best cGMP work-practices and techniques to sampling and management of testing and release of raw materials and stability samples
  • Design and implement product stability studies.
  • Co-ordinate and schedule the testing of stability samples on a weekly, monthly and annual basis to ensure all stability time points are met.
  • Co-ordinate submission of stability samples to QC, or external test houses for testing.
  • Report stability data via interim and annual reports
  • Ensure that facilities and equipment required to adequately support required stability studies and sample storage are maintained appropriately.
  • Provide cover for raw materials and shipment activities when required
  • Identify and implement areas for continuous improvement and escalate to Lab Manager
  • Actively contribute to the development and maintenance of an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment within the team setting
  • To undertake any other duties in accordance with company requirements

Job Requirements 

  • Degree in biological sciences or relevant experience
  • Knowledge of GMP guidelines and regulatory bodies
  • Experience of Quality Management Systems
  • Awareness of raw materials / stability testing
  • Knowledge of sample management / shipping / logistics

Why work for Valneva?

  • A competitive salary, rewarding benefits package and the opportunity to work on a ground breaking vaccine project
  • Real career development opportunities and a life-long career with an innovative, forward thinking vaccine specialist with family values
  • Flexible working options

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers and several vaccines in development, including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19.

We are looking for a creative and results-driven Government and Public Affairs Manager to manage Valneva’s visibility among government decision makers, as well as the public at large and other stakeholders. Also to manage local and site events with the Site Executive/Management Team.

The Government and Public Relations Manager will be responsible for directing the Company’s policies and objectives regarding local, Scottish and UK government affairs. The incumbent will maintain relationships with government authorities and committees in order to protect and advance the Company’s interests, fielding all inquiries from government officials, including those related to the Company’s COVID-19 vaccine. The Government and Public Relations Manager will also establish corporate strategies, policies and plans that align with evolving laws, regulations and standards.

The Government and Public Relations Manager will also be responsible for overseeing the development and execution of various publicity campaigns, including on social media, ensuring that the Valneva brand is consistent and well received by a broad audience.

To be successful in this role, the Government and Public Relations Manager should be a highly articulate and excellent presenter with a deep understanding of digital media. The top candidate will be a strong communicator, capable of representing the Company effectively to both government and the public.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute local publicity campaigns in collaboration with the Investor Relations and Corporate Communications team
  • Develop and maintain relationships with public institutions, media and influencers in the vaccine space
  • Continue to build the VLA brand on social media
  • Track campaign success and media coverage
  • Ensure brand consistency in all content
  • Address negative press or PR crises if they occur
  • Feed UK issues into global policy and messages

Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in Political Science, Communications, Marketing, Journalism or another relevant field
  • 10+ years’ experience in public and/or government relations
  • Expert knowledge of UK, Scottish and local government functions
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Established connections with media outlets
  • Expert knowledge of social media (ideally with an experience of building a brand)
  • Creative thinking with an affinity for innovation and problem-solving

To be successful in this role, the Government and Public Relations Manager should be a highly articulate and excellent presenter with a deep understanding of digital media. The top candidate will be a strong communicator, capable of representing the Company effectively to both government and the public.

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers and various vaccines in development including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19.

We are looking for an HR Coordinator to join our growing team in Scotland.

Job Summary  

The HR Coordinator role covers a wide remit of responsibilities supporting the HR Manager and wider HR team with day to day HR administration activities relating to the entire HR lifecycle, including but not limited to recruitment/on-boarding, HRIS maintenance, employee relations, remuneration and benefits, performance management, employee engagement, and ad-hoc HR initiatives/projects.

The HR Coordinator must have excellent communication skills, along with a proactive approach and high attention to detail. This position will support across a busy HR team and therefore the individual needs to be able to manage their time effectively in order to deal with a diverse workload and conflicting deadlines. The individual will possess the interpersonal skills necessary to build positive and constructive relationships, along with the ability to work independently in a busy environment. Due to the current program of activity with Covid Vaccine development, the workload on HR is much in demand and this role will be fast paced, with a strong delivery requirement.

Responsibilities  

  • Act as the first point of call for all general HR administration queries, including the day to day management of the HR Inbox
  • Provide both transactional and advisory support in relation to all new starter paperwork, including letters of offer, contracts of employment, and all pre-employment required documentation
  • Be responsible for the smooth induction of new employees, ensuring correct documentation has been issued upon role acceptance, and necessary arrangements have been made to attend required training and induction sessions.
  • Ensure the timely provision, return, monitoring, and recording of documentation in relation to HR lifecycle activities such as probation reviews, annual performance development reviews, exit interview forms, etc.
  • Assist with absence management ensuring absence levels are recorded and monitored in line with company policy
  • Maintain HRIS database and regularly audit to ensure compliance is met
  • Assist with payroll data entry when required
  • Assist with the delivery of new HR initiatives and ad-hoc projects
  • Maintain knowledge in relation to employment law and assist with policy updates when required
  • Any other HR administrative task as designated by the HR Manager or Director HR UK

Why work for Valneva?

  • A competitive salary, rewarding benefits package and the opportunity to work on a ground breaking vaccine project
  • Real career development opportunities and an exciting career with an innovative, forward thinking vaccine specialist with family values
  • Flexible working options

Job Requirements

  • Proven administration experience with the ability to support in a very busy, fast-paced environment
  • HR-related qualification, or working towards
  • Working understanding of human resource principles, practices, procedures, and legislation
  • HRIS experience
  • Advanced capability in Microsoft Office; in particular Excel and Word

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers: IXIARO®/JESPECT® indicated for the prevention of Japanese encephalitis and DUKORAL® indicated for the prevention of cholera and, in some countries, prevention of diarrhea caused by ETEC. The Company has various vaccines in development including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19. Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the US with over 500 employees.

These are exciting times at Valneva! As we continue to expand our business in Livingston, we are looking for a number of QA Specialists.

The Role

To assist in developing and maintaining a comprehensive quality management system to achieve inspection readiness for Japanese Encephalitis Virus Vaccine (JEV), Coronavirus Vaccine (SARS-CoV-2) and other new products as required.  Additionally, you will act as Quality Assurance support for Valneva’s distribution network.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing, monitoring, improving and maintaining procedures to ensure compliance with EU/FDA Good Manufacturing Practice for the manufacture and testing of pharmaceuticals.
  • Performing activities and reviews in accordance with relevant Standard Operating Procedures, including but not limited to:
    • Risk assessments
    • Externally prepared documents
    • CAPA
    • Change requests
    • Deviations (including Quality Investigations, EME’s and OOS)
    • Complaints (customer / supplier)
    • Development Studies / Reports
    • QMS data logs
    • Room release documentation
    • Batch record review (including PPRs, PTRs, MPRs and SPRs)
    • Fill / Finish documentation
    • Product defect reporting and Quality Investigations
    • Technical and Quality Agreements
    • Validation
  • Performing batch review duties in accordance with relevant procedures, including issuing Certificates of Non-Conformance for bulk drug product and review of QC batch test folders
  • Identifying, investigating and reporting quality issues, escalating to management as required
  • Participating in cross-functional projects
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring Continuous Improvement activities
  • Providing QA coaching / guidance for cross-functional groups to ensure compliance with KPI targets including functional QA if required
  • Co-ordinating and providing training across functional groups in Quality Procedures, cGMP requirements and QA concepts
  • Trend and report batch review and QMS data
  • Providing support to management during third-party audits
  • Performing internal housekeeping, in-process visits and quality audits
  • Performing external quality audits, supporting Livingston and other Valneva sites
  • Implementing and maintaining Quality Standard Operating Procedures, as required
  • Training staff in QA related procedures and concepts as directed by line manager
  • Undertaking any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements

What experience will you need?

  • Educated to degree level in relevant qualification or relevant experience
  • Proven and logical approach to problem solving
  • Previous QA experience
  • Experience of working effectively in a team, influencing as appropriate
  • Experience of working within a GMP manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge / experience of the requirements for distribution of pharmaceutical products

Your key skills will include:

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Flexible and adaptable team player

Do you have a background within Health and Safety and thrive in getting the best out of the people you work with? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Valneva is an award-winning, speciality vaccine company providing prevention against diseases with major unmet medical needs, and we are currently hiring a Health & Safety Adviser to join us during this unprecedented time of growth.

The Role

We have a wonderful opportunity for a Health & Safety Adviser to support our organisational safety strategy, overseeing H&S policies and regulations to ensure they are fully adhered to as we move into the clinical development stages of our Covid-19 vaccine. You will continually strive to ensure Valneva meets its statutory obligations in all areas pertaining to health, safety, and welfare at work.

You would be responsible for (but not limited to):

  • Assist with the delivery of Health and Safety Inductions for all new employees
  • Updating EHS databases for health and safety accident, incident and Hear Hit events
  • Maintenance of EHS records including induction and training documentation, inspection records, accident files and follow-up action points, statistical records
  • Support responsible heads of department to complete HSE Event reports and investigations
  • Assist in setting up training sessions, prepare paperwork and file paperwork when complete
  • Assist with the Tool Box Schedule for the site and present tool box talks
  • Updating statistics in relation to safe work hours, SORs, accidents, incidents,
  • Advising and supporting employees to minimise or ultimately avoid risks and hazards in the workplace
  • Support the health and safety advisor in preparation of data for inclusion in the corporate social responsibility report

Why work for Valneva?

  • A competitive salary, rewarding benefits package and the opportunity to work on a ground breaking vaccine project
  • Real career development opportunities and a life-long career with an innovative, forward thinking vaccine specialist with family values
  • Flexible working options

What we’re looking for:

The ideal HS Adviser come from a STEM background and have possess relevant health and safety experience within the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry or other related industries and good knowledge of environmental, health and safety practices and standards. Above all, you will possess exceptional relationship and developmental skills, and will have a track record of promoting a safe working culture within your organisation

Company Info

Valneva, established in 2013, is an award-winning, speciality vaccine company providing prevention against diseases with major unmet medical needs. Our Company has a growing commercial business with two successful vaccines for travellers, and our focused pipeline includes; the only Lyme disease vaccine candidate in clinical development today, a single-shot chikungunya vaccine candidate and an inactivated vaccine candidate against COVID-19.

We operate differently from players in the Pharmaceutical industry as we combine the agility and flexibility typical of specialist provider with the global coverage associated with multi-national businesses.

In exceptional times we require exceptional people – Valneva Scotland are recruiting for an Onsite Clinician to carry out routine COVID-19 testing for our operational staff. If you come from a clinical or nursing background with a point of care (POC) experience, we’d love to hear from you! Valneva is an award-winning, speciality vaccine company providing prevention against diseases with major unmet medical needs, and we are rapidly expanding our business!

The Role

We have a wonderful opportunity for an Onsite Clinician to complete our onsite Covid-19 testing, ensuring a safe working environment for all operational staff. This position would suit a nurse/medic or clinician looking for a unique opportunity.

You would be responsible for (but not limited to):

  • Working with the Biological Safety Advisor/EOHS Advisor they would be required to establish and run the testing service for all employees on a regular weekly testing basis for currently 40 employees rising to >200 employees in 2021.
  • Complete emergency testing for any employee who may show symptoms of SARS CoV-2 infection in the workplace
  • Coordinate the health surveillance program liaising with the Occupational health service provider (Currently YOURGP)
  • Complete testing and maintain all test records and test documentation to a clinical testing standard (GLP)
  • Provide regular test reports for testing carried out to support Health surveillance program
  • Ensure test materials and supplies are ordered and available for use
  • Maintain test area ensuring laboratory is clean and all clinical waste handled correctly and disposed of

Why work for Valneva?

  • A competitive salary, rewarding benefits package and the opportunity to work on a ground breaking vaccine project
  • Real career development opportunities and an exciting career with an innovative, forward thinking vaccine specialist with family values
  • Flexible working options

What we’re looking for:

The ideal Onsite Clinician will have a scientific or nursing degree with a background of working in a doctor’s surgery/clinic providing ‘Point of care’ testing for a medical practice. You will having an understanding of POC Quality system (ISO 22870, Point-of-care testing – requirements for quality and competence) or POC guidance requirements within the NHS. Above all, you will possess exceptional attention to detail and will have a track record of first class patient care.

Company Info

Valneva, established in 2013, is an award-winning, speciality vaccine company providing prevention against diseases with major unmet medical needs. Our Company has a growing commercial business with two successful vaccines for travellers, and our focused pipeline includes; the only Lyme disease vaccine candidate in clinical development today, a single-shot chikungunya vaccine candidate and an inactivated vaccine candidate against COVID-19.

We operate differently from players in the Pharmaceutical industry as we combine the agility and flexibility typical of specialist provider with the global coverage associated with multi-national businesses.

Application Details

To be considered for this role, please click the APPLY NOW button. Alternatively if you want to know more about job opportunities with Valneva, please visit our website https://valneva.com/careers/ and apply directly.

Are you a forward thinker with exceptional leadership skills? Do you have a background within HS Manager and thrive in getting the best out of the people you work with? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Valneva is an award-winning, speciality vaccine company providing prevention against diseases with major unmet medical needs, and we are currently hiring for a Health & Safety Manager to join us during this unprecedented time of growth.

THE ROLE

We have a wonderful opportunity for a Health & Safety Manager to support our organisational safety strategy, overseeing H&S policies and regulations to ensure they are fully adhered to as we move into the clinical development stages of our Covid-19 vaccine. You will continually strive to ensure Valneva meets its statutory obligations in all areas pertaining to health, safety, and welfare at work.

YOU WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR (BUT NOT LIMITED TO):

  • Working with and training all employees to manage, monitor and improve the health and safety standards in the workplace
  • Working with the Head of Facility Management to ensure requirements for; Building regulations, fire safety, electrical safety, contractors permit to work systems, Legionella and pressure systems regulations are complied with
  • Ensure that all accidents, incidents and near hits are documented, investigated and recommended improvements implemented
  • Establish a structured health and safety system in compliance with health and safety legislation
  • Keep up to date with all aspects of relevant health, safety & welfare at work legislation and communicate relevant changes to the business
  • Provide regular reports to the Human Resources Director, Executive Management Team and Senior Management Team on relevant health and safety activities

WHY WORK FOR VALNEVA?

  • A competitive salary, rewarding benefits package and the opportunity to work on a ground breaking vaccine project
  • Real career development opportunities and a life-long career with an innovative, forward thinking vaccine specialist with family values
  • Flexible working options

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

The ideal HSE Manager will come from a STEM background and have possess relevant health and safety experience within the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry or other related industries, as well as a post graduate qualification in Health and Safety (NEBOSH Diploma, NVQ Level 5 Diploma).

Previous line management experience is advantageous. Above all, you will possess exceptional relationship and developmental skills, and will have a track record of promoting a safe working culture within your organisation

COMPANY INFO

Valneva, established in 2013, is an award-winning, speciality vaccine company providing prevention against diseases with major unmet medical needs. Our Company has a growing commercial business with two successful vaccines for travellers, and our focused pipeline includes: the only Lyme disease vaccine candidate in clinical development today, a single-shot chikungunya vaccine candidate and an inactivated vaccine candidate against COVID-19.

We operate differently from players in the Pharmaceutical industry as we combine the agility and flexibility typical of specialist provider with the global coverage associated with multi-national businesses.

An opportunity has arisen in Livingston for Manufacturing Process Technicians.

JOB SUMMARY

The purpose of this role is to execute defined and trained manufacturing steps for the large-scale production of a Covid-19 vaccine candidate, according to set procedures and protocols whilst adhering to best cGMP work practices and Quality standards.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Execute production steps defined by SOPs, production records and protocols for manufacture of our Covid-19 vaccine candidate
  • Setting up, operating and monitoring complex manufacturing equipment
  • Apply best cGMP work practices and techniques
  • Conduct on-time reporting according to defined document management standards
  • Immediately escalate and report any deviations to materials, facilities, processes or procedures to the supervising team
  • Conduct all activities in the most careful and safe manner and in full compliance with HSE requirements
  • Ensure that at any time, equipment, facilities and materials used in the area of responsibility comply with defined standards
  • Support change controls & investigations in the most diligent manner
  • Identify areas for continuous improvement and escalate those to the respective manufacturing supervisor or appropriate line manager
  • Actively contribute to the development and maintenance of an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment within the team setting
  • Choose & commit to work one of the various shift patterns on offer
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements
  • Be accountable that the individual workspace is clean, tidy and well organised

EXPERIENCE

  • Relevant degree, HNC/HND or equivalent experience
  • Experience as a key operator on setting up and operating complex manufacturing equipment
  • Cleanroom experience
  • Experience of working within a cGMP environment
  • Experience of following SOPs within defined cGMP work practices

COMPETENCIES

  • Self-motivated individual
  • Good attention to detail and complete adherence to procedures
  • Ability to execute activities following direction
  • Excellent behaviour and demeanour in a cleanroom environment
  • Experience of working in a busy team and demanding environment

 

JOB SUMMARY

Lead and administer payroll, including the production, up-date and maintenance of payroll documentation and procedures. Provide a professional HR service that assists the HR Manager in offering effective solutions for business needs. Assisting HR Manager in advising and coaching Line Managers, Function Heads and other customers in the company’s payroll policies and procedures that reflect business needs and current legislation. Maintaining a mind-set promoting the organisation’s Values and Behaviours in all interactions throughout the site. Have a strong level & knowledge on benefits offered which have payroll considerations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Delivering an payroll service to a high standard
  • Accurately complete the end to end processing of payrolls and benefits across the company, including reporting and reconciliation activities
  • Act as the main point of contact for employee queries relating to payroll and benefits
  • Work with external and internal contacts to ensure that a highly accurate service is provided to all employees
  • Maintain the payroll and benefits process, ensuring all are documented to a high standard, identifying possible improvements and making recommendations for change
  • Undertake the administration of all benefits on a day to day basis and manage the relationship with external benefit providers, including annual renewals
  • You will be responsible for ensuring core employee documentation, including pay slips/P45/P60/P11D are dealt with on time
  • Collate and provide relevant metrics as and when required.
  • Work within the requirements of Audit Compliance
  • Continually look at ways of improving payroll procedures to suit the needs of the business and make the practice more streamlined
  • Carry out all aspects of payroll on a monthly basis for Valneva Scotland Ltd and Valneva UK with minimal support with only sign off from HR Manager required
  • Ensure the pension for all employees is submitted to the pension provider every month
  • Advise employees of the current benefits in place and carry out the administrative side and processing of the benefits
  • Collating the information relating to the P11Ds for each employee and carrying out the transactions
  • Understanding of shift work and payment structures
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Word / Excel
  • Personal organisation: multi-tasker, committed to delivery, experience of working to changing deadlines / priorities, strong eye for detail and excellent administrative experience
  • Excellent communication skills, with ability to communicate at all levels, thereby establishing quick and long-lasting customer service relationships
  • Professional attitude with ability process / handle confidential and sensitive information in line with data protection legislation
  • Ability to manage own workload, using initiative
  • Keen self-starter with open attitude to new tasks / challenges
  • Work with payroll of employees between 100 – 300 FTE’s

EXPERIENCE

  • Proven experience working within payroll
  • Experience of working with a shift based business
  • Experienced in the administration and management of benefits
  • Exposure to different payroll systems (SAGE, SD Worx etc)
  • Awareness of employment law and employment tax legislation

JOB SUMMARY

The Junior Supply Chain Coordinator will work in association with the Senior Supply Chain Coordinator in ensuring that all materials, equipment and services are procured in line with quality and regulatory expectations, with the most favourable commercial terms and in line with the Company procedures.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Purchase goods, materials and services from approved suppliers and in line with defined Company SOPs and protocols
  • Secure the most favourable terms in regards to cost, quality, guarantee of delivery and continuity of supply
  • Negotiate and improve prices and terms of business with suppliers continuously reviewing opportunities to make tangible savings and improve on commercial terms
  • Prepare and manage purchase orders in a timely and accurate fashion via the company ERP system.
  • Contact suppliers to resolve price, delivery timelines, quality or invoice issues
  • Support the procurement function and other relevant departments by communicating any supply issues which may impact the business operations in a timely manner
  • Monitor and advise relevant personnel on any goods, material or service issues which present a risk to the organisation
  • Work cross functionally and collaboratively to improve the performance of existing suppliers and escalate as appropriate poor performance and alternative routes of supply
  • Prepare and provide reports and updates on outstanding orders, late deliveries etc.
  • Work closely with others in the procurement function and review opportunities for department and business improvement
  • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships
  • Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken with all internal and external relationships
  • Communicate in a consistent and professional manner
  • Compile data and reports relating to supplier performance and to enable evaluation
  • Ensure training and QMS are up to date in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that any change controls, investigations and CAPAs related to procurement are being escalated and addressed in an appropriate and timely fashion
  • Actively contribute to the development and maintenance of an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment within the team setting
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements
  • Be accountable for all direct and indirect work areas ensuring they are clean, tidy and well organised and in a state of continuous inspection readiness. Conduct all activities in the most careful and safe manner and in full compliance with HSE requirements

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Able to build and maintain effective a collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Good communication and written skills
  • Commercial awareness with an understanding of how failure impacts the business operation
  • Able to manage time effectively, focus and prioritise critical tasks and to achieve set targets
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Familiarity with an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system would be beneficial
  • Self-motivated, energetic and value driven
  • Desire to develop and grow as the company expands

EXPERIENCE

  • Relevant work experience in a procurement role within a manufacturing environment; experience of working in a GMP environment would be advantageous but not essential
  • Knowledge and experience of working with a quality management system
  • Experience working within a procurement team managing a supply chain with a portfolio of complex products identifying and mitigating areas of risk
  • CIPS Level 4 knowledge and understanding would be beneficial but not essential
  • Experience of working closely and collaboratively with suppliers
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office)