Pfizer Plan to Enter Japanese Drug Market 2011

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As reported in the Japanese newspaper, Nikkei, Pfizer, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, are considering marketing generic drugs in Japan, starting as early as 2011. A spokesman from Pfizer’s Japan unit stated, “Pfizer is considering entering the generic drug market in Japan as it seeks to diversify its business operations to build a stronger earnings structure.”

The Japanese drug division will initially market 70 of Pfizer’s off-patient medications. Further along the line it is planned that the company will apply for sales licenses for generic drugs based on other companies’ expired patents. This could be a profitable move for the pharmaceutical company as Japan’s generic drugs market is expected to reach 515 billion yen in the year ended March 2010. The potential for new job opportunities within the pharmaceutical and scientific industry is also high. To search for science jobs click here.

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Online Recruitment for Science Jobs Grows

This week, The Recruiter, reported that online hiring has increased across most sectors. This is promising news for job seekers looking for science jobs.

Monster’s Employment Index grew by an encouraging seven points in October, indicating the online scientific job market is showing early signs of recovery, with job demand reaching its highest level since February 2009. Hugo Sellert, Head of Economic Research at Monster Worldwide: “Despite economic indicators showing that the UK remains mired in recession, the solid expansion in online recruitment activity in October suggests the fourth quarter is off to a better start. The rise in online job openings to an eight-month high points to an early recovery in hiring demand. Companies across the UK may now be considering expanding payrolls again as economic conditions have stabilised.”

CK Science have also experienced growth in online hiring for science jobs. We have gone to great lengths to increase the visibility of the vacancies that we advertise online, by utilizing both our own website and social media such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. This has been a great success, with an increased number of candidates contacting us to register for science jobs and a higher percentage of our active vacancies being filled in this way.

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CK Science Announced as Guest Speakers for the Social Media in Recruitment Conference 2010

Taking place on Thursday 22nd April 2010, the Social Media Recruitment Conference is the second largest of its kind in the UK. CK Science, a leading specialist scientific recruitment company, has been recognized by the conference organizers to be a pioneer in the use of social media in scientific recruitment, and has been invited to speak at the Conference.Here at CK Science, we recognize that there are not enough hours in the day for our specialist scientific Consultants to drive our social media strategy themselves. Therefore, one of the first steps taken was to recruit a Marketing Graduate, Catherine Gutsell, to further develop and promote our online brand and digital communications strategy. The main activities Catherine has engaged in are:

– Search engine optimization.

– Using social media such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook to both educate and inform clients and candidates, not just to sell.

– Using YouTube video job advertisements as a way to connect with candidates in a more human and personalised way.

– Running regular surveys to gather information about the Scientific and Pharmaceutical industry and communicating findings back through relevant publications and social media.

– Using online communities such as Ning.com and external blogs to candidates with industry updates and careers advice.

So far, our efforts appear to be working. We have seen a 30% increase in organic hits to our scientific recruitment website. Not only this, but the deployment of our social media strategy has also added value to the experience we provide to both candidates and clients. In terms of our candidates, our use of social media enriches their job seeking experience as it allows us to build long-term sustainable relationships, enabling us to completely understand their needs. From a client’s perspective, by using social media to really get to grips with what the scientific jobseeker is about, we are able to create a great match between candidate and job. This means we don’t waste our clients’ time putting inappropriate candidates in front of them.

The aim of the conference is to help Corporate Recruiters, Recruitment Agencies, Recruitment Advertising Agencies, Job Boards and Recruitment Industry Suppliers get the most from the use of social media. The organizer, Mike Taylor, from Online Recruitment Marketing Specialists, stated, “There were over 150 people at the first Conference which was a clear indication in the interest in Social Media. Next year’s conference will be held some nine months after the first one which means that there will be plenty of new things to talk about and discuss.”

Here at CK Science, we are looking forward to sharing our story at the Social Media Recruitment Conference. Speaking of the conference, Catherine stated, “We are honored to be speaking at the Social Media Recruitment Conference and it’s brilliant that our efforts have been noticed by such a prestigious event within the Recruitment Industry. We are really looking forward to sharing our story.”

The conference will take place on Thursday 22nd April 2010 at the British Library Conference Centre in London. If you would like to register to attend Social Media Recruitment Conference, please visit their website.

CK Science is the leading independent scientific recruitment agency for science jobs. CK Science provide an all round recruitment service to the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, waste and environmental and other related industries right across the UK.

We have built a strong client base, who appreciate our professionalism, integrity and commitment to finding the right person for the job. Equally important to our success are our candidates, who recognise our dedication to operating in a fair and ethical manner to meet their needs in the current job market.

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CK Science Offer Advice to Job Seekers in a Recent Chemistry World Article

Director at CK Science, Liam O’Connell has recently featured in an article ‘Who’s Who: Agency Access’ by Sarah Houlton on behalf of Chemistry World, giving advice to candidates looking for science jobs. The article succinctly explains the benefits of registering with specialist scientific recruitment companies.Liam explains the benefits of using specialist recruitment company’s rather than the more general outfits, ‘The big advantage is that we have a large selection of positions available at any one time. Candidates speak to one of our consultants, all of whom have a scientific background, who will understand what they are looking for and be able to discuss positions that might be suitable for them.’Liam is right. Here at CK Science all of our consultants are highly trained, scientific recruitment professionals. They have functional experience in many specific scientific sectors such as biotechnology, organic chemistry or chemical engineering; therefore they are well placed to provide valuable advice and support to jobseekers in the scientific industry.

The article later goes on to touch upon the importance of being flexible as a jobseeker in these current economic times. During the past 18 months there has been an influx of jobseekers entering the scientific market due to a spate of redundancies. Liam offers some insightful guidance, advising that candidates become more flexible in terms of salary, location and type of role to maximize their chances of getting that perfect job. Liam states, ‘Once people are aware of that, it offers up a lot more opportunities,’ he says. Flexibility is also extremely important for graduates at the moment. ‘They have to be prepared to relocate. If we don’t have anything for them, we may go to our clients to discuss their backgrounds, and search out positions that may be in the pipeline in the near future.’

The article then provides more advice to jobseekers, emphasising the importance of researching specialist recruitment companies relevant to your industry and then registering with 3 or 4 to ensure all bases are covered. It is also essential that you keep your expectations realistic, unlike some, as Liam outlines, “‘Graduates come out expecting to earn £30-35,000, and that’s not going to happen!”.

To receive more great advice from CK Science about how to get that perfect scientific job, you can take the following steps:

CK Science is the leading independent scientific recruitment agency for science jobs. CK Science provide an all round recruitment service to the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, waste and environmental and other related industries right across the UK.

We have built a strong client base, who appreciates our professionalism, integrity and commitment to finding the right person for the job. Equally important to our success are our candidates, who recognise our dedication to operating in a fair and ethical manner to meet their needs in the current job market.

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CK Science Continues to Expand Their Team

CK Science is an innovative, dynamic company providing a comprehensive, confidential and specialist recruitment service to the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and waste industries.We help recruit well informed, qualified and motivated candidates for permanent and contract positions across the UK and Europe. CK Science is trusted and respected by our clients, who appreciate our professionalism, integrity and commitment to finding the right person for the job.

In order to maintain this excellent level of service, CK Science have appointed a new Recruitment Professional, Lucinda Campbell, to join their team. Lucinda is a Graduate from Birmingham University. On appointment to the role, Lucinda stated, ‘I am excited to get on board and to contributing to the further success of the company.’

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CK Science Take Part in a 12 Hour Gym Marathon to Raise Funds for the South Yorkshire Community Foundation

On Saturday 26th October a team of “athletes” from CK Science took part in a 12 hour gym marathon at the Mount Gym near Chesterfield to raise funds for the South Yorkshire Community Foundation.

The team won the treadmill challenge running and walking over 121km over the 12 hours. The event which started at 07:00am certainly took its toll on some of the participants with Sunday being a day of rest.

However, CK Science Director Liam O Connell, stated ‘This was a very worthy cause and despite the toughness of the challenge, the team are delighted to have participated and we have raised over £300 for a very worthy charity’. A large number of teams took part, some using treadmill and some using spin bikes for their marathons.

CK Science are one of the UK’s leading recruitment consultancies in the field of scientific recruitment and actively support a number of charities and local schools every year.

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M&I Operations Manager based NE/NW

Are you an experienced Instrumentation Engineer looking for the next step in your career?

A Measurement and Instrumentation Operations Manager post has arisen at a well-established and highly reputable global company within the oil, gas and petrochemical sector. You will be responsible for leading the efficient delivery of measurement and instrumentation and OFGEM services from 3 sites based in the North West and North East.

This Operations Manager role will provide you with an opportunity to play a pivotal role in the business development of measurement and calibration services through close liaison with new and existing clients.

Using your experience in measurement and calibration you will be instrumental in:

– Driving business performance in order to maximise revenue

– Identifying business opportunities

– Maintaining a mature customer portfolio

– Developing new business relationships

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or possess equivalent industrial experience, and working knowledge of H&S and quality systems is desirable.

If you believe you are the right person for the job, please contact Barney Smith on 0191 3222095 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk quoting reference DH18766. Alternatively, to apply, click here.

CK Science is one of the largest scientific recruitment companies in the UK. Our team of specialist recruiters and career consultants are here to help you achieve your career ambitions within the scientific industry. We actively offer you careers advice, help with writing your CV, assistance with interview preparation and up to date information about the industry.

Here at CK Science we pride ourselves on providing an honest, straight-forward and trustworthy service to both our clients and candidates.

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QC Sampler based in Yorkshire

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Our prestigious client, a leading developer and manufacturer within the pharmaceutical industry, are currently seeking to recruit a QC Sampler to join their team on a permanent basis.

Working as a Warehouse Technician/QC Sampler, your main responsibilities will include:

– Carrying out sampling activities for raw material deliveries and ensuring all work complies with CMP standards.

– The delivery of finished products, stability samples and validation samples to the relevant departments as well as ensuring delivery of consumables, reagents and solvents to the QC laboratory.

– Calibrating analytical equipment, following SOP’s and completing documentation.

Based in Yorkshire, the ideal candidate for this exciting role will have warehouse and warehouse logistics experience, as well as an understanding of sampling requirements for incoming materials. Candidates should also have a good standard of health and fitness as heavy lifting is required. The ability to complete accurate documentation, plan and coordinate work load and work to deadlines is necessary.

If you believe you are the right person for this job, please contact Russell Oakley on 0114 2839956 or email roakley@ckscience.co.uk. Alternatively, to apply, click here: click here.

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CK Science is the second largest scientific recruitment company in the UK. Our team of specialist recruiters and career consultants are here to help you achieve your career ambitions within the scientific industry. We can actively offer you careers advice, help with writing your CV, assistance with your interview preparation and up to date information about the industry. Visit our website at: Visit our website: http://www.ckscience.co.uk/

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Laboratory Manager based in East Midlands

An exciting Laboratory Manager role has arisen at an innovative company within the Food and Pharmaceutical industries, based in the East Midlands. As a Laboratory Manager, on a day-to-day basis you will be responsible for:

  • Managing the laboratory
  • Ensuring compliance
  • Performing lab analysis
  • Writing reports
  • Scheduling work
  • Training staff members

Working as a Laboratory Manager in the Pharmaceutical and Food industries, you will be educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant and scientific subject and have in-depth knowledge of QC and lab techniques within a GMP environment, supporting the manufacture of pharmaceutical products.

The successful candidate will also have managerial or supervisory experience. You may wish to meet our consultants and to hear more about our current vacancies. If so, please visit our Youtube Channel. If you believe you are the right person for the job, please contact Philippa Robertson 01246 580044 or email probertson@ckscience.co.uk. Alternatively, to apply click here. CK Science is the second largest scientific recruitment company in the UK. Our team of specialist recruiters and career consultants are here to help you achieve your career ambitions within the scientific industry.

We can actively offer you careers advice, help with writing your CV, assistance with your interview preparation and can provide you with up to date information about the industry

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Senior Protein Formulation Scientist based in Cambridge, UK

An exciting Senior Protein Formulation Scientist job has arisen at a global biologics unit based at a state-of-the-art Cambridge site. This site is home to around 390 employees, and serves as our client’s European hub for research and development.

This innovative company is committed to developing better medicines that help people live healthier, longer and more satisfying lives. The company’s main specialisms are focused on the areas of infection, respiratory and inflammatory disease, oncology and neuroscience.

Working as a Senior Research Scientist, you will be responsible for managing, coordinating and directing a team of scientists performing analytical work associated with the formulation development of proteins. You will ideally have a Biological Sciences related PhD, preferably with a strong biochemical component. You will also have a strong background in practical Laboratory industrial experience, preferably with protein analytical components. Additional requirements for this Senior Research Scientist role include:

  • Practical experience preferred of at least some of the following techniques: SDS-PAGE, Isoelectric Focussing, HPLC, UV-vis spectrophotometry, ELISA, fluorescence, DSC, general protein chemistry methodologies
  • Knowledge of thermodynamics
  • Good practical ability within a laboratory environment
  • Good management experience
  • Computer literate
  • A team player with excellent communication and organizational skills

If you believe that you are the right person for the job, please contact Jason Johal on 01438 723 500 or send your CV to jjohal@ckscience.co.uk, quoting Job Ref No. ST18728. Alternatively, to apply online click here.

CK Science is the second largest scientific recruitment company in the UK. Our team of specialist recruiters and career consultants are here to help you achieve your career ambitions within the scientific industry. We can actively offer you careers advice, help with writing your CV, assistance with your interview preparation and can provide you with up to date information about the industry.

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Scottish Oil Discovery Boosts Shares in Faroe and Dana

Shares in Faroe Petroleum (FPM) and Dana Petroleum (DMX) have enjoyed a boost of 6.3 percent to their share price after the Atlantic Margin, North Sea and Norway-focused explorer announced an oil discovery at the Tornado exploration project, west of Shetland. The well discovered oil and gas in Tertiary reservoir sandstones, and data collection is currently ongoing. As a result, Dana Petroleum saw its shares rise by almost 3%, whilst shares in Faroe Petroleum got a 6% boost. Dana’s chief executive, Tom Cross, stated: “The discovery of hydrocarbons at Tornado is an important result as it lies in an area of the UK Continental Shelf where Dana and Faroe Petroleum have very strong positions as the key independents. We look forward to the sidetrack well to determine the ultimate size of this new field.” This indicates that the discovery may open up a new area for the duo with the potential to create many new jobs in the oil and gas industry in Scotland. To view our current job vacancies in Scotland, please click here.

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GSK to Provide 1,500 New Jobs to the Scientific Industry

GlaxoSmithKline’s £170 million Bioscience Campus will act as a leading centre in innovation in biotechnology and drug development. The project is to be funded by the Government, the Technology Strategy Board and EEDA, the Wellcome Trust and GSK.

Due to open in 2011, the science park will house 25 companies and is set to create 1,500 new jobs within the scientific industry. These staff will play an integral role in reaffirming the UK as a global hub of the life sciences industry. The 1500 staff will have access to GSK’s specialist skills, management and expertise in the area of drug discovery. This is welcome news for the scientific job market as there is strong potential for the site to grow fivefold within a decade. Speaking of the new Bioscience Campus, Business Secretary, Lord Mandelson stated, ‘The Stevenage Campus represents a huge investment in the future of Britain’s bioscience industry and is a strong new platform for the work of our Office for Life Sciences. It will leverage our existing strengths as a world leader in the sector, helping it to grow and reinforcing our international competitiveness. And ultimately it will help us build towards a stronger UK economy coming out of the global downturn.’

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Aim for that Nobel Prize

The discovery of a green fluorescent protein from Jellyfish has helped scientists to win a Nobel Chemistry Prize. This protein was isolated from Jellyfish and used as a luminous genetic tag. Tagging is an important tool for biologists to see how the molecular machinery in cells operates. This common biological method has numerous applications such as looking at how cancer cells spread through tissue.

If this inspires you to look for that new position within science in which you can really make a difference, we have both contract and permanent vacancies, within biology and chemistry, throughout the UK listed on our website. Have a search now and apply today.

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CK Science on Sky TV

CK Science, UKs largest independant Science & Engineering Recruitment Company, are now on Sky TV and YouTube!

Information TV are running a series of programmes to offer careers advice to people looking for work in a range of industries. With a wealth of experience in Science Recruitment, CK Science we chosen to speak about the Science industry and offer tips on how to write CVs, what employers look for and how you can make CVs more “marketable” to a prospective employers.

The programme, named “Careers TV”, will be aired at regular intervals on the Information TV channel (available on Sky and Freesat) and a short podcast version is available.

People interested in a career in the Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Food and related industries will have a new way to learn about their options when they are job hunting. For more personal advice, job seekers are encouraged to speak to a consultant at CK Science. The service is free and all the consultants are scientists themselves so really understand the market and technical terminology.

For more information about available vacancies in the science sector click here.

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University Student Prize Winner 2008

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CK Science are pleased to announce the winner of this years final year student prize for pharmaceutical analysis. Maggie Su Su Tiong gained excellent final year results and secured herself a placement working in biotechnology research. She was such a hit there, that they offered her a contract after completing her course. Maggie came to receive her certificate and a cheque for £250 from consultant Barney Smith in Durham. Congratulations Maggie and heres to your continuing success in your scientific career.

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CK Fun Sports Day

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Sumo wrestling, bouncy boxing, kwik cricket, penalty shoot outs , this fine selection of classic summer sports helped make up the activities for the CK Science sports day held on Saturday 19th July. A close team contest resulted in overall victory going to “The Bare Knees”, ably led by Barney Smith. Despite the excessive exercise and the odd minor casualty all participants made it through to compete in the final sumo relay. Many thanks to the organising team from Mount St Marys School in Spinkhill for putting on such a fantastic event and congratulations to the winning team.

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CK Science Success at Charity Golf Day

139golf.jpgCK Science recently entered a number of teams in the Tuxford School PTA Golf Charity Day at Rufford Park Golf Club in Nottinghamshire, as well as providing sponsorship for the event. Tuxford School, has been awarded Technology College status and CK Science has built up a relationship with the school over the last 6 years sponsoring a number of events. The CK Science teams consisting of staff and clients performed admirably, with the team captained by Ashley Kirk finishing a commendable third and a great day was had by all.The relationship between CK Science and secondary level education is vital to encourage A level and GCSE students to actively pursue a career within the scientific and engineering disciplines and as such, we actively nurture relationships with schools such as Tuxford. If you would like to know more about potential roles within the science sector, click here.

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Lost a digit, good job a scientist was to hand.

A man who sliced his finger off with the propellor of a model airplane has regrown the missing part. This was with the help of what he calls “pixie dust”, provided by his brother who works in regenerative medicine and who prefers to call it extra cellular matrix. Apparently it took just 4 weeks for his finger, including fingernail, to grow back. Click here for more info. Whether this apparent breakthrough has an impact on the UK science jobs and biotech recruitment arena remains to be seen, at least there is one man able to cross his fingers.

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Alzheimer’s breakthrough

A breakthrough in tackling Alzheimer’s disease has been announced that may lead to a new generation of potent treatments. Scientists synthesised a compound that targets a key biological pathway essential to the development of the disease.m In tests on mouse and fruit fly animal models, the molecule reduced changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s by more than 50 per cent. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia which affects about 700,000 people in the UK, mostly over the age of 65. A range of drugs are currently available to alleviate symptoms but they do not halt the condition and can have serious side effects. The research was led by the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetic and although the work is at an early stage, the German researchers hope it will pave the way for more effective treatments. Click here for more

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