Blackfield Associates working in partnership with the Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre

Blackfield Associates is delighted to have been appointed as a specialist engineering, manufacturing, quality and scientific talent partner to the Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC).

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We work closely with them to provide industry-leading permanent and contract professionals, and talent pooling for future requirements. In addition, we offer a wide range of consultancy services, allowing VMIC to benefit from:

Blackfield Associates offers a wide range of consultancy services, allowing VMIC to benefit from market intelligence, job role benchmarking, job descriptions, and recruitment marketing and communications.

What is VMIC?

The Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC) is the first of its kind in Europe, established to provide the UK’s first strategic vaccine development and advanced GMP manufacturing capability.

As part of the national scientific infrastructure, VMIC will fast track development and manufacturing of early stage vaccine products (both prophylactic and therapeutic) and serve as the UK’s emergency response capability to produce vaccines against emerging infectious diseases. VMIC already has a significant role in the UK Government’s national response to COVID-19.

VMIC was founded in 2018 by the University of Oxford, Imperial College and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine with support from industrial partners, MSD, Johnson and Johnson, and Cytiva, formerly GE Life Sciences. Working through collaborative ventures with industry, academia and NGOs, VMIC will ultimately strengthen and innovate the UK’s vaccines sector.

VMIC's state-of-the-art vaccines manufacturing facility, located on the world-renowned Harwell Science and Innovation Campus near Didcot in Oxfordshire.

VMIC’s 7,000m2 state-of-the-art vaccines manufacturing facility will open in 2021 following a rapidly accelerated development schedule. It will be located on the world-renowned Harwell Science and Innovation Campus near Didcot in Oxfordshire.

Providing VMIC with industry-leading talent

Blackfield has been selected as a partner due to our vast experience in the following specialist areas:

Quality Assurance

  • Systems
  • Operations
  • QA Qualification (Validation)
  • Product Release
  • Auditing
  • Management & Strategy

Process & Analytical Development

  • Project Management
  • Upstream Processing
  • Downstream Processing
  • Analytical Development
  • Process Development
  • Management & Strategy

Engineering

  • Process
  • Project
  • Maintenance
  • Facilities / Utilities
  • Reliability & Planning
  • Validation
  • C&Q / CQV
  • Automation

Manufacturing

  • Production
  • Planning
  • Operational Management
  • Continuous Improvement
  • QC & QA
  • Operational Readiness

Quality Control

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Laboratory Set-up
  • Operational Management
  • Stability & Sterility

Current roles

Chief Compliance Officer (QA/QC/Regulatory/Training)

Team Leader – Analytical Development

Team Leader – Upstream

Team Leader – Downstream

Team Leader – Engineering

Team Leader – Quality Control (Microbiology)

Team Leader – Production (Fill/Finish)

Biotechnologist

Quality Control Analyst (Microbiology)

Quality Control Analyst (Biologics)

If you are an industry candidate who would like to play a part in this prestigious programme but can’t see a relevant role, please contact Blackfield Associates at vmic@blackfieldassociates.com.

Benefits of a partnership with Blackfield Associates

  • Blackfield Associates’ consultative, 5-phase model for recruitment success; Understand, Discover, Design, Execute and Deliver.
  • Dedicated Account Director and Account Manager to scope, implement and deliver the full life cycle of your recruitment programme.
  • Time taken to understand and apply your Brand, Vision and Employee Value Proposition (EVP).
  • Recruitment process due diligence and implementation of best practice.
  • Resource planning and mapping of the candidate universe.
  • Enhanced positioning and communication of your opportunities to ‘drive engagement’.
  • Provision of a compelling candidate journey to secure candidate commitment and advocacy.
  • Evolving Service Level Agreements, tailored to the specific stage of your programme.
  • Specified costs for each individual service element or a total package of work.
  • Complete transparency of activity, performance and spend giving you full visibility and control.
  • Our Retained Search team undertakes business critical and confidential assignments upon request.

Why do our clients choose Blackfield Associates?

  • Our experienced and consultative staff.
  • Our established and powerful client and candidate networks.
  • Our project management and solutions capabilities, including Exclusive Programmes, Retained Search, Statement of Work (SOW) and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)/Managed Service Provider(MSP).

Clients

If you are a Life Sciences client looking for a trusted partner capable of understanding, implementing and delivering key talent programmes, please contact Blackfield Associates at partner@blackfieldassociates.com.

Commercial

Engineering

Health Economics & Outcomes Research

Manufacturing

Market Access, Pricing & Reimbursement

Medical Affairs

Quality Assurance

Clinical

Scientific

Bioinformatics

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