A Chemist with experience of catalyst development or chemical engineering is required to join a research & development organisation based in the North East of England. This Chemist job is a part-time position.
The Chemist will work as part of the R&D team on a number of manufacturing based projects up to pilot plant stage. The projects will range from initial reactions to tabletting and will generally involve troubleshooting problems associated with scaling up manufacture.
The ideal candidate for this Chemist position will be qualified to a minimum degree level in chemistry or materials science or will possess equivalent industrial experience. You will also have a proven track record in catalysis, chemical or pharmaceutical manufacturing along with experience in scale up, tabletting, R&D and engineering.
For more information or to apply for this Chemist job, please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Sales Chemist is required to join a Chemistry Laboratory in Leicester on a permanent basis.
As a Sales Chemist, you will expand the companies new and existing client base by contacting clients and promoting their services.
The ideal candidate for this Sales Chemist job will be educate to degree level, or equivalent, in Chemistry and have excellent communication and negotiating skills. You must also hold a full UK driving license. Sales experience would be an advantage although full training will be given.
For more information, or to apply for this Sales Chemist job, please contact Philippa Robertson at CK Science on 0114 2839956 or email email@example.com.
An I&E Engineer is required to join a company which provides consultancy services to the energy and engineering sectors.
The main focus of this Instrument/Electrical Engineer role is to provide consultancy on high voltage calibration and research services primarily to the electrical supply industry and related sectors. In addition, as an Instrument/Electrical Engineer, you will provide operational support to the electrical test team and ensure test measurement equipment is maintained to in house quality standards.
The ideal candidate for this Instrument/Electrical Engineer job will be qualified to minimum HNC in electronic or electrical engineering or possess equivalent industrial experience in electrical calibration. You must also have some awareness of business development and R&D.
How to Apply
For more information, or to apply for this Instrument/Electrical Engineer job, please contact Barney Smith at CK Science on 0191 384 8905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote reference DH19653 in all correspondence.
An experienced Chemist with a strong background in electrochemistry and materials science is required to head the scientific services team of a company which provides consultancy services to the energy and engineering sectors based in the North East of England, UK.
Working as a Chemist you will work closely with clients and provide consultancy, test and research services both locally and nationally, within the electrical and energy industry.
The ideal candidate for this Materials Scientist position will be qualified to minimum BSc/HND level in chemistry, applied chemistry or material science and have a proven track record in the application of engineering materials and use of related environmental test facilities. This Chemist job also demands a candidate with some experience in leadership and business development.
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Chemist to join a growing organisation at the forefront of environmental research.
How to Apply
For more information, or to apply for this Chemist job, please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email email@example.com. Please quote reference DH19652 in all correspondence.
Aberdeen University is to host one of Europe’s largest science festivals. The British Science Festival is expected to attract at least 40,000 scientists and members of the public. It is designed to engage the latest thinking in science, technology and engineering.
Sir Roland Jackson, the chief executive of the British Science Association, said he had been impressed by the active role the Aberdeen branch of the association had played in public engagement with science over the years.
The university will host the festival from 4 to 9 September, 2012, at King’s College in Old Aberdeen and at the Foresterhill health campus.
This year, The British Science Festival will be held in Birmingham and will attract 350 of the UK’s top scientists, engineers and commentators together to discuss the latest developments in science and technology. Tens of thousands of visitors regularly attend a wide variety of events – from hands-on family days, to debates on current hot topics and unique opportunities to question the UK’s top scientists. This year the British Science Festival will take place on 14-19th September 2010.
CK Science, the leading specialist scientific recruitment consultancy, will be sponsoring a charity climb up Kilimanjaro.
The climb has been organised to raise money and awareness for children’s hospice, Hope House in Oswestry. It takes over £4million each year to run the hospice and they are currently caring for over 320 terminally ill children and their families. This doesn’t just include the physical, psychological and spiritual care for the children affected, but also bereavement support, in all its forms, for the siblings and other family members left behind. Hope House also offers bereavement services to the larger community, helping a wide number of children over an extremely traumatic time in their lives. At this time 93 families are receiving post bereavement support.
Hope House currently received only £300,000 of funding from the government each year and the other £3,700,000 is raised by events such as this.
It is hoped that the Kilimanjaro climb will raise a minimum of £4,000. This money will go a small way to help the staff of Hope House ease the final days of terminally ill children.
If you would like to make a donation, please go to www.justgiving.com and search under TRUDY KEDDIE.
A Process Chemist is needed to work on scale up projects for a company which specialises in the development, manufacture and supply of metals and inorganics based in Manchester, North West, UK.
Working as a Process Chemist, your mail roles and responsibilities will include focusing on the development of new processes and furthering products along the new product development system. Projects may include topics such as identifying new or modified equipment and setting up and overseeing trials. These could be located either onsite or at suppliers’ locations.
As a Process Chemist, you will also be involved in the evaluation of technology and installation and commissioning of the equipment recommended. Projects could also include the development of new continuous processes for current batch processes, or identifying improvements and/or cost savings to existing processes. New products involving raw materials which are not currently used may require special equipment for safe handling and all stages of operation.
This Process Chemist role will involve working closely with technical and other staff as well as external contacts, and there may be a requirement to write risk assessments and SOPs for new equipment.
The ideal candidate for this Process Chemist job will be educated to a minimum degree level or equivalent in a Chemistry related discipline and will hold a postgraduate qualification inn Chemical Engineering.
The following skills, experience and competencies are also required for this Process Chemist job:
2-3 years minimum experience post qualification;
A background in one or more of the following inorganic chemistry, catalysis, ceramics, sorption;
Direct experience in process scale up is essential;
Good communication skills;
Good decision making and problem solving skills are essential to the role. Experience of particle size analysis, flow and surface area experiments would be beneficial as well as of kilns and milling.
Experience in Chemical/Process Engineering would be a distinct advantage.
This Process Chemist job is primarily a day role but candidates must be willing to work shifts if required – these will be 6am-2pm and 2pm – 10pm. An occasional night shift may also be required should the project require it though this would be very rare.
How to Apply
For more information, or to apply for this Process Chemist job, please contact Victoria Walker on 0114 283 9956 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote reference SH19617 in all correspondence.
Sir James Dyson, One of the World’s Leading Engineers
Dyson – the second highest UK patent filer after Rolls Royce plans to create 350 science and engineering jobs in Wiltshire. New positions will include graduate design engineers, mechanical engineers and acoustic engineers.
The new engineers, mainly university graduates, will work at Dyson’s laboratories in Malmesbury, where machines are conceived, researched and designed.
Last month, Sir James Dyson, one of the world’s leading design engineers, called for more investment in science and engineering industries in order to make the UK Europe’s leading hi-tech exporter. “We need to inspire and enlighten people: science and engineering can change lives, society and the economy,” he said.
Dyson employs more than 2,500 people worldwide, with 1,000 of those working in Wiltshire. The main areas of expertise include microbiology, fluid, mechanical, electrical, electro-magnetic compatibility, thermal, acoustic and software engineering. The company have seen a surge in their research and development efforts since 2005, with new technologies including the Dyson Air Multiplier fan, the Dyson Airblade hand dryer and Dyson’s smallest-ever vacuum cleaner – DC26 City.
Sir James said: “I am extremely proud of the new technology developed by our engineers in Malmesbury. “It is vital that Dyson – and the UK – continues to invest in the nation’s engineering talent if we are to stay ahead. With excellent young aspiring scientists and engineers in our schools it falls to companies such as Dyson to encourage this future generation.”
Two Development Chemists are required for join a coatings company based in the North West, UK. One Development Chemist will join their coil coatings department, and the other their powder coatings department.
The main responsibilities of these Development Chemist jobs will include:
Planning and developing new coating products and technologies in accordance with the company’s strategic and tactical programmes.
Completing any laboratory work requests that are assigned by the team leader in an efficient, organised, scientific and professional manner.
Researching, reviewing and identifying new raw materials and technologies in coil or powder coatings. These may then form the foundation of new/optimised coating formulations and technologies.
Preparing and defining project plans and timings with the team leader and technical manager for new development projects and ensuring that the expected progress is achieved.
Assisting in the preparation of PDS / MSDS for all new products developed together with any additional quality documentation that may be required.
Participating in any technical service and customer visits as required.
Providing accurate supplier information to the process control and the quality manager as required in order to ensure an efficient conclusion to any customer concerns or complaints. Obtaining and providing for technical reviews, samples, data sheets or information concerning competitor products and performance.
Providing written or verbal updates on projects regularly.
Preparing reports, presentations and communications on any project or technical support work.
Participating in the laboratory and industry monthly meetings.
Providing support and cover for other members of the sector team as directed to do so.
Ensuring that the work area conforms to the requirements of the housekeeping system.
Carrying out work in a safe, environmentally acceptable manner.
The ideal candidates for these Development Chemist jobs will have a degree (or equivalent) in chemistry or polymer science and will have hands-on experience with working with coatings.
How to Apply
If you would like more information, or would like to apply for either of these Development Chemist jobs, please contact Victoria Walker at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email email@example.com. Please quote reference SH19648 in all correspondence.
Analytical Chemist needed to join a major pharmaceutical company based in Newcastle, UK. This Analytical Chemist job is initially a temporary contract, but is likely to lead to a permanent role. There are currently up to 5 Analytical Chemist positions available.
Working as an Analytical Chemist you will carry out chemical testing in accordance with approved methods (including HPLC, FTIR, GC) and in compliance with GMP. As an Analytical Chemist you will also be involved in testing products to pre-determined quality standards to meet customer requirements whilst maintaining the highest level of compliance and current Good Manufacturing Practices.
The successful applicant for this Analytical Chemist job will be ideally qualified to a minimum of ONC in Chemistry and be competent in using techniques such as HPLC, GC and FTIR ideally gained within an industrial environment.
The following skills and competencies are also required for this Analytical Chemist position:
Planning and organisational skills.
Forward thinking and solution focussed.
Understanding of testing and laboratory functions.
Positive and helpful nature.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Ability to make good decisions.
Good communication skills – written and verbal.
Good time management and prioritisation.
Experience working in a laboratory environment.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading pharmaceutical company which markets a broad range of innovative products in their state of the art laboratories.
How to Apply
If you would like more information, or would like to apply for this Analytical Chemist job, please contact Heather Deagle at CK Science at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote reference DH19616 in all correspondence.
As announced by First Minister Alex Salmond, the University of Aberdeen is to receive £2.6m of funding which is set to create dozens of life science jobs in Aberdeen.
The money will come from the European Regional Development Fund and will be used to fund a new life sciences business project. This project is set to create 69 life science jobs in Aberdeen.
The funding is part of a £9.3m imitative across Scotland which is expected to create 740 jobs. Mr Salmond said: “Scotland continues to make an immense contribution to shaping the modern world through innovation and this £2.6m investment in the University of Aberdeen’s new £5.8m life science facility will support the area’s expanding life sciences industry.”
Prof Stephen Logan, senior vice-principal for the University of Aberdeen, said: “Funding for the building is further evidence of the region’s growing reputation as a centre of excellence for life sciences.”
Other universities that will receive funding will include Napier University in Edinburgh and the University of Strathclyde.
As reported on the Times Online website, the UK faces a brain drain as young scientists flee to other countries to find new science jobs.
The UK has failed to respond to recent funding in science in America, Germary and France.
America: $100 billion investment in science, science funding will still increase by 5.9% per year.
France: Investment in scientific research increased by $47 billion.
Germany: By 2013 an extra $16 million will be spend on science.
In a letter to The Times, 28 Fellows of the Royal Society said that strong UK investment in science is essential for the country’s economic recovery. Its signers included included Cosmochemistry pioneer Grenville Turner of the University of Manchester and Planetary Scientist Colin Pillinger of the Open University.
The scientists credited the Labor Party for doubling the spending on scientific research in the past decade. However, they were alarmed by the fact that neither the Labor, Conservative or Liberal Democrat parties have committed to maintaining funding in science beyong the UK general election on May 6th. In fact, Labor have announced cuts of more than $900 million in university research budgets, whilst the Conservatives have said that major science budget cuts were “inevitable” regardless of which party wins the election.
It is feared that if the next government plans to cut funding in science to contain its $274 billion national debt, then it is like that the UK could face a brain drain of scientific talent to the United States.
The global pharmaceutical company, Sanofi-Aventis, is set to invest over 150 million Euros to improve its biotechnology manufacturing facilities in France. The move will give a good boost to biotechnology jobs in France.
Biotech jobs will be created through a shift in chemical activities in France towards biotechnology and vaccine production by 2014.
The pharmaceutical company plans to create a new biosynthetic process in the plants of Saint-Aubin-Les-Elbeuf, in North Western France, and Vertolaye, in central France, in order to improve its global competitiveness on corticosteroid output. As a result there will be many biotechnology jobs created.
This biotechnology job creation will be off-set by plans to close the companies Romainville plant, in North Western France, by the end of 2013. Sanofi have said that this closure will be accompanied by a ‘job stimulus plan’.
Philippe Luscan, Head of Industrial Affairs stated, “There is a balance between a reduction in chemical jobs and a rise in biotechnology jobs, so the number of jobs will be steady overall.”
The project will also bring about measures to improve career progression by implementing biotechnology training programmes for 700 employees. This will be facilitated through a partnership with French Universities.
Medical Device Auditor required for a world leading Medical Device Auditing Consultancy based in Hampshire, UK.
Our client, a world leading Medical Device Auditing Consultancy, are currently looking for an Auditor to join their busy and growing Auditing Team, based from their state-of-the-art facilities in Hampshire, UK.
Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, as Medical Device Auditor, you will be involved in auditing medical device manufacturers and certifying their products against European standards (ISO 13485, MDD), as well as preparing and managing all relevant auditing documentation. As well as auditing and certification, you will also ensure that clients maximise the value and effectiveness of their quality systems. Due to the nature of this role some UK & Overseas travel is required.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a world leading Medical Device Auditing Consultancy, which in return offers an attractive salary and benefits package as well as a structured training program to develop the successful candidate in to a Lead Auditor.
The ideal candidate for this Medical Device Auditor job will have a degree in a relevant Scientific or Engineering discipline (or equivalent) and proven practical experience performing a Quality or Regulatory function within the Medical Device industry including demonstrated knowledge of the Medical Device Directives (MDD) and ISO 13485. Knowledge of a second European Language would be advantageous, but it is not essential.
How to Apply:
For more information, or to apply for this Medical Device Auditor job, please contact Andrew Bolton01438 723 500 or email email@example.com. Please quote reference ST19606 in all correspondence.
An Analytical Development Team Leader is required to join a contract manufacturing company based in Swindon. As Analytical Development Team Leader you will be responsible for managing, coordinating and implementing the development of analytical methodologies for the analysis of pharmaceutical materials.
Working as an Analytical Development Team Leader your role will also include the management of activities of the assigned group and contributing to setting departmental standards and objectives. You will be ensuring that projects are completed to the required quality and agreed deadlines and utilising the resources available to ensure that they contribute maximum effectiveness in achieving project objectives.
As Analytical Development Team Leader you will also be ensuring that appropriate levels of GMP compliance are maintained in the AD laboratories and you will be involved with the management of the AD Budgets for Training, Revenue and Capital. This Analytical Development Team Leader position will also require you to be fully conversant with international, national and company requirements which apply to pharmaceutical development and manufacturing, employee safety and personnel management.
Successful applicants for this Analytical Development Team Leader will be educated to degree level in a science related subject or equivalent and should have knowledge and experience of working within analytical development and within a Team Leader position.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading company within the pharmaceutical industry.
How to Apply
For more information, or to apply for this Analytical Development Team Leader job, please contact Jason Johal on 01438 723 500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote reference ST19569 in all correspondence.
Yesterday saw the official opening of Leeds Metropolitan University’s new Biomedical Sciences Laboratory. The new facility was opened by Bill McCarthy, Chief Executive of NHS Yorkshire and the Humber.
The new biomedical sciences laboratories provide an important resource for the universities biomedical and environmental sciences students who are starting out in their scientific careers. The laboratory also opens doors for the university in terms of offering an enhanced provision for research and consultancy scientific work.
Dr Biddy Unsworth, Subject Group Leader for Health Sciences said. “The labs are a huge asset to our University and will benefit over 500 students in this year alone.”
Leeds Metropolitan University’s Faculty of Health provides a variety of courses in Biomedical Sciences. Graduates from the University often enter scientific career paths such as research and development in the pharmaceutical industry, microbiology, medical writing and medical sales. Qualified Biomedical Scientists are also employed in the NHS, Health Protection Agency and private sector laboratories in a variety of roles, including clinical trials.
Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly has signed a new five-year agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific which could cut pharmaceutical jobs in America.
As part of the deal, by summer 2010 the Fisher Clinical Services business of Thermo Fisher will be taking responsibility for Eli Lilly’s in-house clinical trial materials manufacturing, packaging and labelling operations. Not only this, but by the end of 2010, Fisher Clinical Services will handle the distribution of clinical trial materials for Lilly throughout North America.
Speaking of the move, Ralph Lipp, PhD, Vice President of Pharmaceutical Sciences Research and Development for Lilly, said, “Transitioning work like the manufacturing, packaging and labeling of clinical trial materials to Fisher Clinical Services helps us also reach Lilly’s corporate goals of reducing the costs of drug development and speeding innovative medicines to patients.”
As a result of this agreement, Lily is to cut approximately 115 pharmaceutical jobs from it’s workforce. Those employees effected will be given the opportunity to apply for pharmaceutical jobs with Fisher Clinical Services.
Our client, a coatings manufacturer, is looking for a Laboratory Technician with a background in chemistry to join their development team based in Scotland.
As Laboratory Technician you will play an active part in developing inks and coatings for a clients based in a range of different industries.
This Laboratory Technician job will include quality testing, formulations, colour matching and dealing with customer queries and complaints. In order for the projects to be successfully carried out, you will be required to work with a number of different departments so communication and an ability to work with different teams is paramount.
The ideal candidate for this Laboratory Technician job will be qualified to a minimum HNC in chemistry or related subject or possess equivalent industrial experience. This Laboratory Technician job also requires knowledge and understanding of polymers, coatings or inks. A UK driving licence is also desirable as the site is not served by public transport.
For more information, or to apply for this Laboratory Technician job, please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email email@example.com. Please quote reference DH19477 in all correspondence.
Labour plans to increase National Insurance contributions by 1% for employees and employers from next April. They claim that is needed to pay for public services during the recession.
The Conservative leader David Cameron says the move will be an ‘economy killer’, stating, “If we put up National Insurance contributions on every job, employers will have to pay more for them. That’s bound to be a tax on jobs. National Insurance hits the cost of every job and also hits everyone in the pocket. We say that’s not the right answer. Putting up the cost of employment will lead to fewer jobs being created and it will probably lead to jobs being lost. It would be an economy killer, a recovery killer, a jobs killer.”
The Conservatives have been backed by business leaders who say increasing the cost of paying wages will reduce the number of jobs they create. Signatories included Marks & Spencer’s Sir Stuart Rose, easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Sainsbury’s chief executive Justin King, JCB chairman Sir Anthony Bamford and GlaxoSmithKline chairman Sir Christopher Gent. They wrote that a Tory commitment to reverse the bulk of NI rises for employers and staff would “protect jobs and support the recovery”.
So what do you think? Will an increase in National Insurance kill jobs? Please feel free to leave your comments below.
Our client is currently looking for a Technical Consultant to work at their site in the West Midlands. They are a leading independent plastics and rubber specialist organisation that provide research, technology and information services for polymer-related industries.
Working as a Technical Consultant, your main responsibilities will include:
Being responsible for timely and high quality delivery of project work.
Meeting personal key performance indicators on revenue, profit, cost, efficiency, quality and productivity.
Assisting with compliance of quality driven operational excellence.
Undertaking technical and financial project management of active project work and ensuring smooth transition from proposal to delivery to the client.
Responsible for the production of high quality and timely CTRs and assisting with the preparation of monthly reports on team activity.
Complying with schedules and assignment as defined by the Team Leader, assisting in identifying and marketing new business opportunities.
Providing support, general advice and assistance to other business units.
Participating in the delivery of in-housetraining courses and mentoring junior consultants.
Disseminates technical knowledge and expertise.
Raising and maintaining the profile of the company and of the consultancy group by making presentations and preparing articles for external publication.
Maintaining high standards of housekeeping and complying with H&S.
Ensuring that the site UKAS quality accreditation is maintained through full procedural compliance. Liaising with the Quality Unit, where applicable, to ensure efficient implementation of internal and external audits.
The successful candidate for this Technical Consultant position will possess the following:
A degree (or equivalent) in a scientific subject or engineering
At least 15 years’ experience in a technical/commercial role
A minimum of five years’ experience in a consultancy role, experience of delivering training and presentations
Experience of technical report writing
Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
Previous experience in a customer facing role
Will be a team player
The chosen candidate for this Technical Consultant job will also hold significant knowledge of polymeric and/or composite materials, properties, testing and manufacture processes. Support will be provided in areas such as materials selection, failure diagnosis and process trouble-shooting /optimisation.
How to apply:
For more information, or to apply for this Technical Consultant job, please contact Victoria Walker at CK Science on 0115 283 9956 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote reference SH19549 in all correspondence.
If you do not hear back from us within 5 working days of your application for this role, it means that on this occasion you have not been shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment campaign.
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