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Closing date for applications: 21 June 2024

MAC Clinical Research has an exciting vacancy available for a Pharmacy Production Assistant in our Manchester clinic.

The hiring managers are looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual who is capable of supporting a busy team that sometimes needs to work at a really fast pace.  The team is ever expanding and enjoy working together for the team’s success continually helping each other in achieving department goals and deadlines.

As an entry level role, this position would best suit candidates that have recently obtained a Life Science degree.


The focus of the role is to produce sterile and non-sterile Investigational Medicinal Products, comparators or nIMP.


  • Relevant degree in one of the Life Sciences or good basic education with relevant experience

  • Numeracy skills

  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions

  • Ability to communicate effectively 

  • Good team working skills  

  • Computer literate  

  • Receptive to change  

  • Ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines  

  • An interest in pharmacy production and clinical research 

  • Experience in GMP, GLP, GCP, GDP or GxP industries (desirable) 



  • Assist with dispensing, assembly and manufacturing of investigational medication. Including aseptically prepared injection, tablets, capsules and suspensions  

  • Assist with internal audits, self - inspections and regulatory inspections as required.  

  • Ensure that all processes and procedures are GMP compliant.  

  • Maintain documentation of storage conditions and resolve production issues.  

  • Ensure quality events are raised in a timely manner.  

  • Investigate and report any excursions regarding storage of study drug material.  

  • Assisting client monitoring visits.  

  • Help generate and update GMP SOP's when necessary.  

  • Report and take direction from management to ensure service levels are maintained and the unit functions appropriately and safety.  

  • Ensure all consumables for example bottles, syringes, needles etc are ordered and received in a timely manner before the start of a study.  

  • Ensure any medication is ordered and received in a timely manner before the start of the study. • Perform all aspects of validations, performance qualifications and study dry runs.  

  • Assist in ordering and maintenance of clinical equipment for studies as and when required.  

  • Assist in validation of any new equipment that is required for Production.  

  • Maintain all environmental standards required for the Production unit as defined in standards laid out by GMP.  

  • Ensure unit cleanliness is maintained, using environmental cleaning agents supplied.  

  • Identify areas for improvement.  

  • Identify potential training needs and request support from the Production Manager and Technician  

  • Identify priorities; bring issues to the attention of colleagues for the smooth running of the Production Unit.  



  • Competitive salary in keeping with pharmaceutical industry standards and will reflect experience  

  • Free onsite parking at MAC office locations  

  • Private Health Insurance  

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing in increments to 30 days after 6 years' service)  

  • Your birthday off work  


MAC Clinical Research invites applications from highly motivated candidates, with a desire to fulfil their full potential. You will be working with an organisation that sees you as an investment and is keen for you to achieve your career aspirations.


Please email should you require any special arrangements or reasonable adjustments to be made throughout this selection process. This will enable us to accommodate your request as necessary.

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