Eli Lilly Given Green Light for Long-lasting Zyprexa

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a long-lasting injectable version of Eli Lilly’s antipsychotic blockbuster Zyprexa.

Zyprexa Relprevv was found to be effective in controlling systems of schizophrenia, including hallucinations, delusions, apathy and social withdrawal.

Schizophrenia patients currently take the the Zyprexa pill daily, but the new formulation will allow patients to visit their doctors only every two to four weeks to receive their injection. It is hoped that this longer-lasting version will make it easier for patients to remain on the medication and for doctors to track that they are doing so.

CK Science is proud to provide unrivalled scientific recruitment services to world-class clients such as Eli Lilly. To seach for your next science job, please click here.

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Process Technologist – Pharmaceutical, based in the South East, UK

Our client, a world-class pharmaceutical company, are currently seeking a Process Measurement Technologist to work on a new project that will potentially revolutionise the way medication is being manufactured. During this 18-month contract post, you will apply a hands-on approach in which you will be responsible for integrating PMT with process equipment and supporting/running manufacturing campaigns to collect key process data. This Process Technologist role will require you to work closely with IT experts to ensure that the data is managed effectively and to generate a high level of automation. This is a fast paced project in which you will need to deliver pragmatic PMT solutions to tight deadlines. You will then use these solutions to build process understanding and process control mechanisms.

The ideal candidate will be educated to MSc, MEng or PhD level in spectroscopy, analytical chemistry, chemical engineering or a similar scientific or engineering discipline with experience of pharmaceutical secondary manufacturing and knowledge of online process measurement technologies (PAT). Candidates who are educated to BSc or MEng with with demonstrable depth of knowledge and skills in process measurement technologies (PAT) and pharmaceutical secondary manufacturing will also be considered. This Process Measurement Technologist role also demands a candidate with a sound customer focus and great team working and communication skills. The successful applicant must also be prepared for a substantial amount of travel and must be aware that work at partners’ sites may also occur.

This is a unique opportunity for a confident person who wants to work at the forefront of pharmaceutical process engineering and across diverse scientific and engineering disciplinary boundaries.

If you would like to hear more about this Process Technologist role, please contact Julie Marshall on 01438 723500 or email jmarshall@ckscience.co.uk, quoting reference ST18954 in all correspondence. Alternatively, to apply, please click here.

 

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GSK to Commit £500 Million to UK Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Plant

 

The world-class pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), is set to spend £500 million on a new state-of-the-art biopharmaceutical manufacturing plant and on improving its facility in Ware, Hertfordshire. The move comes after a pre-Budget report reduced the rate of Corporation Tax on 10pc on income arising from UK patents.

It seems that over the past few months, GSK and the drug industry have been in talks with the government about the proposal, which has been labeled a “patent box”. Speaking of the ‘patent box’, Andrew Witty, chief executive of GSK, said: “The patent box is exactly the sort of active, long-term and creative support that we need from the Government to ensure that the UK remains an attractive place for highly skilled sectors such as pharmaceuticals. For GSK, assuming the new regime will apply to patents currently under development it will have the immediate impact of making the UK a priority area for future investments, particularly in manufacturing.”

There is much speculation regarding the location of the biopharma site, but Stevenage, Ulverston and Barnard Castle, where the company has existing sites, are all in the running. Products that could be developed there include Arzerra, for leukaemia, and Syncria, for type 2 diabetes.

This investment is GSK’s largest in the UK for at least a decade and highlights the impact that the new tax regime could have on companies investing in research and development. To read more about this story, please visit the Telegraph website.

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Contract Qualified Person (Biologics Experience) based in Hertfordshire, UK

My client provides Clinical Trial services including import, secondary packaging, batch release and distribution of Advance Therapy Medicinal Products and other specialised IMPs. They are currently looking for a QP with Biological experience to join a growing team at one of their UK sites in Hertfordshire.

Under the direction of the UK Quality Manager, the QP will be expected to support the IMP activities within their Bioservices division. The role has three primary functions, acting as a QP, technical contribution to the operation of Bioservices and conducting audits. Forming part of the ‘QP team’ the jobholder will support the QP certification activities, maintain an up to date awareness of current legislation and contribute to QP policies.

The ideal candidate will meet the EU requirements for Qualified Person status and it is essential that they have experience in Biologics. The ability to interpret regulatory requirements in a pragmatic manner to support both the client study needsand that of the business is also essential. Any experience in Biotech development, management of Clinical Supplies or the regulatory processes for clinical trials would be a distinct advantage.

It is envisaged that the requirement will be for 1-2 days per week and the position will be on a rolling contract basis. Please call for more information on the role. If you are successful after the first round of screening we will contact you within 5 working days. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential.

If you would like to hear more about this role, please contact Jason Johal on 01438 723 500 or email jjohal@ckscience.co.uk, quoting reference ST19009 in all correspondence. Alternatively, to apply, please click here.

 

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CK Science is the largest independent scientific recruitment company in the UK. Our team of specialist recruiters 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. We pride ourselves on providing an honest, straight-forward and trustworthy service to both our clients and candidates.

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Principal Metabolic Disease Research Scientist based in the South East

Our client, a specialist in the discovery and development of innovative molecular targeted therapies, are currently looking for a Principal Metabolic Disease Research Scientist with expertise preferably gained in an industrial setting along with extensive GPCR pharmacology experience, to join their team in Oxfordshire.

The main responsibility of this Principal Scientist role is to design, develop and execute scientific research within a team environment. Further key tasks of this senior role will include:

  • Designing and executing experiments independently and providing critical input in evaluating experimental design of other scientists within the group.
  • Developing a thorough knowledge base of the work in the overall scientific community focussing on the therapeutic area and the drug discovery process.
  • Contributing towards the planning of strategic goals of project teams.
  • Making scientific contributions that have a significant impact on research projects.
  • Providing data that will have a significant impact on the direction of projects and functional unit goals.
  • Balancing projects and responsibilities and effectively managing time at the bench.
  • Writing procedures/protocols and reports
  • Contributing to the writing of publications and patents.
  • Presenting at project and functional unit meetings and learning to run these meetings.
  • Managing/coaching employees using behavioural feedback.

The successful candidate will be educated to Ph.D. degree level with drug safety awareness. However, our client is open to those candidates who have exceptional ability but are without a Ph.D. A solid understanding and working knowledge of state-of-the art GPCR assays technologies, GPCR pharmacology and Metabolic Disease Research is essential

This is an excellent opportunity for a Senior Scientist that has expertise in GPCR Pharmacology to join a pioneering company who specialise in developing breakthrough therapies for patients suffering from life threatening diseases.

If you would like to hear more about this role, please contact Jason Johal on 01438 723 500 or email jjohal@ckscience.co.uk. Alternatively, to apply, please click here.

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CK Science is the largest independent scientific recruitment company in the UK. Our team of specialist recruiters 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. We pride ourselves on providing an honest, straight-forward and trustworthy service to both our clients and candidates.

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Preclinical Scientist – Pharmacology – North England

Our client, a rapidly expanding pharmaceutical company, is currently looking to recruit a Preclinical Scientist to work at their site in the North West of England. The main aim of the role will be to support R&D activities in preclinical development.

Further responsibilities of this Preclinical Scientist role will include:

  • Supporting the review of clinical data.
  • Supporting general R&D activities in preclinical development (pharmacological, toxicological, competitor, patent and new products/opportunities).
  • Maintaining an expertise basis in the development of pharmacological and toxicological
  • Understanding of the company’s products.
  • Managing or liaising with external study coordinators.
  • Reviewing and writing study protocols and publications.
  • Supporting literature review activities.
  • Initiating and maintaining scientific expertise for the development of new assays for preclinical evaluation of novel therapies.
  • Providing support throughout the project team on general pharmacology/toxicology.
  • Working closely with the research team.
  • Supporting projects for the development of new opportunities and new patent fillings.
  • Conducting reviews on competitor products on any new developing therapies.

The ideal candidate for this scientist role will be educated to degree level or equivalent, and have a PhD in Pharmacology. Excellent writing, presentational and computer skills, experience of searching information databases (scifinder) as well as knowledge of regulatory standards are also essential. As part of this Preclinical Scientist role, candidates must also be prepared to travel (UK and international) to support conferences etc. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated scientist to develop their career with a growing pharmaceutical company who act as a vehicle to exploit drug development opportunities.

If you would like more information about this role, please contact Philippa Robertson on 0114 2839956 or email probertson@ckscience.co.uk, quoting reference SH18971 in all correspondence. Alternatively, to apply, please click here.

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CK Science is the largest independent scientific recruitment company in the UK. Our team of specialist recruiters 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. We pride ourselves on providing an honest, straight-forward and trustworthy service to both our clients and candidates.

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Engineering Manager – North East of England

Our client, a global food manufacturer based in the North East of England, is currently looking for an Engineering Manager ideally from an FMCG environment, to join their team.  This innovative company is a brand leader in its markets and boasts a strong portfolio of food products.

As an Engineering Manager, you will manage a small maintenance team of multi-skilled engineers, semi-skilled operatives and administrators to ensure that all plant, services, ancillary equipment and facilities are maintained and repaired so that they operate efficiently at all times. Further responsibilities of this engineering role include:

  • Leading a team of engineering staff, by providing coaching and training, as well as managing the performance and discipline of the team as appropriate.
  • Ensuring the safety of the team and playing a leading part in the site-wide H&S management.
  • Operating an effective planned preventative maintenance system.
  • Ensuring that repair and servicing is completed as soon as possible after a fault is identified.
  • Setting up and managing project work.
  • Keeping your own skills current and abreast with new technology, practices and materials.
  • Participating in and pro-actively supporting carbon reduction initiatives and environmental management.
  • Managing engineering expenditure in line with budgets and business requirements.
  • Promoting and participating in lean manufacturing, continuous improvement and environmental management initiatives.

The successful candidate will be a qualified engineer with a proven track record in food manufacturing within an FMCG environment. Previous supervisory experience, together with working knowledge of steam and refrigeration plant and PPM systems is also essential for this role.

This is an excellent opportunity for a proactive and results-driven Engineering Manager to develop their career with a key player within the global food and beverage industry.

If you would like more information about this Engineering Manager role, please contact Barney Smith on 0191 3848905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk, quoting reference DH18966 in all correspondence. Alternatively, to apply, please click here.

 

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CK Science is the largest independent scientific recruitment company in the UK. Our team of specialist recruiters 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. We pride ourselves on providing an honest, straight-forward and trustworthy service to both our clients and candidates.

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All I Want for Christmas is a Brand New Science Job

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The festive season is traditionally a time of utter indulgence; eating, drinking and relaxing. However, for some jobseekers in the scientific industry, the Christmas holidays may well be spent looking for a science job.

The festive period is the perfect time for you to find the perfect scientific job for you. Just think, whilst everyone else (i.e. your competitors) are choosing to kick back and relax; you can get ahead in your job search, and gain a real competitive advantage.

Job hunting over the Christmas period doesn’t necessarily have to be all doom and gloom. After all, Christmas is the party season of the year, so don’t miss out. You can use events such as company and family Christmas parties to network and get your name out there. After all, at Christmas time people tend to relax and have their guards down, making them more open to helping you with your search to find the perfect science job for you.

You don’t have to be chained to your computer either. By searching for jobs on the CK Science website, you can search and apply for jobs quickly and easily. To search for a science job, click here.

CK Science is here to ensure that the festive season doesn’t slow your search for a science job one little bit. Remember, if you fail to remain visible in the market, someone else is bound to take your place. After all, no matter what time of year it might be, you’ve got be in it to win it!

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R&D Encapsulation Scientist based in the South East of England

R&D Encapsulation Scientist based in the South East of England

Our client, a leading international manufacturer and supplier of specialty chemicals, is currently looking for a Chemist specialising in Encapsulation to join their laboratory and manufacturing facilities in South East England.

As an R&D Encapsulation Scientist, you will be responsible for the coordination of R&D development projects surrounding new microencapsulation techniques as well as offering technical advice to clients and customers. Further responsibilities of this R&D role include:

  • Co-ordination of R&D projects and investigation of new microencapsulation techniques.
  • Visit customers, solve customer issues, make technical presentations and initiate new projects and applications.
  • Using hands-on laboratory skills to increase sales of their product range.
  • Working with, and supporting technical, marketing and sales personnel within the company.

To be considered for this role, you will have a degree or equivalent in Chemistry or a related subject and proven practical experience in the microencapsulation or hydrogel field. In return, you will receive a competitive package including an attractive salary and benefits.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced scientist to use their hands-on laboratory skills at a growing international manufacturer that operate in many sectors including Personal Care, Cosmetics, Home Care and Oral Care.

If you are interested in hearing more about this R&D Scientist role, please contact Andrew Bolton on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk. Alternatively, to apply, please click here.

 

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CK Science is the largest independent scientific recruitment company in the UK. Our team of specialist recruiters 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. We pride ourselves on providing an honest, straight-forward and trustworthy service to both our clients and candidates. Please visit our website.

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CK Science Launch New Website to Help Jobseekers in the Scientific Industry

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CK Science, the leading scientific recruitment agency, are proud to unveil our new look website: https://ckscience.co.uk.

Speaking of the launch of the new CK Science website, Ashley Kirk, Director, stated, ‘We are really excited about the launch of our new website. We are confident the site will ensure that CK Science continue to find the best people for each and every scientific vacancy we handle.’

The website has been redesigned with the aim of helping our candidates to get the perfect science job for them. The new site provides jobseekers in the scientific industry with improved usability, enabling you to search and apply for jobs in the industry easily and quickly. To search for jobs, click here. If you are actively looking for a job in science, you will find many handy hints on our new website to help you along the way, including CV writing tips, interview tips and preparation.

As well as an improved user experience for jobseekers, our new and improved site will also prove to be a useful resource for clients and employers within the scientific industry. The site provides you with comprehensive information about the recruitment services we provide. You will also find valuable advice covering the following topics: interview advice, writing a job description, writing a person specification.

Catherine Gutsell, Digital Marketing Officer at CK Science, stated, ‘Our new website both complements and strengthens our digital and social media strategy. It is designed to help us build long-term relationships with both clients and candidates by actively engaging them with useful and valuable content.’

We hope you find our new site useful, and, if you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to contact us at cgutsell@ckscience.co.uk

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CK Here to Help You Find That Perfect Science Job

Here at CK Science we like to build long-term sustainable relationships with our candidates who are searching for science jobs. In order to achieve this, we educate and inform jobseekers by actively utilizing business networking sites such as Linkedin and Xing, with the aim of helping our candidates find that perfect science job for them.

In order to facilitate this, we have recently created groups on both Linkedin and Xing which are designed to provide help and support for those who are job hunting in the scientific industry. These groups are intended to be used as an open forum for group members to exchange their experiences of job hunting within the scientific industry with each other.

To improve your chances of getting that great science job and to receive advice and support during your job hunt in the science industry please join our groups on Linkedin and Xing:

Linkedin: Advice for Jobseekers in the Scientific Industry

Xing.com: Advice for Jobseekers in the Scientific Industry

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Chemist – Metallurgy and Refractory, based in South Yorkshire, UK

Our client is a leading testing facility for the metal and refractory material manufacturing industries and is based in the South Yorkshire region. The company is currently looking for a chemist to join their team to prepare, carry out analysis and report results on metal and refractory materials using a wide range of tests including XRF and ICP-OES.

Further duties of this Chemist role are as follows:

  • Preparing samples prior to analysis (drying, milling, drilling, grinding).
  • Booking in samples as required.
  • Carrying out acid/alkaline dissolution.
  • Preparing fused beads.
  • Undertaking routine and non-routine analytical work as required.
  • Reporting results to meet agreed laboratory quality and turnaround policies.
  • Updating QC data.
  • High involvement in housekeeping.

The ideal candidate will have a degree (or equivalent) in pure or inorganic Chemistry and MUST have practical experience of both XRF and ICP used to test metals and inorganics. You will ideally have worked in the metals or refractory industry rather than just academia, although PhD students with experience in this field will be considered. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential.

If you would like more information, please contact Russell Oakley on 0114 2839956 or email roakely@ckcscience.co.uk quoting reference SH18865 in all correspondence.

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CK Science is the largest independent scientific recruitment company in the UK. Our team of specialist recruiters 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. We pride ourselves on providing an honest, straight-forward and trustworthy service to both our clients and candidates. Please visit our website at www.ckscience.co.uk.

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Research Technician based in the North of England

Our client, a leading manufacturer of radiation detection instrumentation, is currently seeking a Technician with a background in physics to join their R&D team at their state-of-the-art facility based in the North East of England.

As a Research Technician, you will play a pivotal role as part of the systems team developing novel equipment around the company’s core technology. You will also be responsible for assisting in setting up experiments and trials, recording, analysing and interpreting data, and re-evaluating projects.

The successful candidate will be qualified to a minimum degree level in physics or related subject, or possess equivalent industrial experience. It is essential that you also have some knowledge and experience in image processing software. This Research Technician role also demands a high level of computer literacy and statistical competency and experience of process image software is desirable.

The position is intended to cover maternity leave but has a chance of becoming permanent. Entitlement to work in the UK is essential.

This Research Technician vacancy is an excellent opportunity for you to make your mark on a fast moving, dynamic and exciting organization within the Medical Devices and Diagnostics sector.

If you would like more information about this Research and Development Technician role, please contact Barney Smith on 0191 3848905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk. Alternatively, to apply, please click here.

 

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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 to Speak at the Recruiter Annual Forum 2010

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CK Science, a leading scientific recruitment agency for science jobs, has been invited to join the panel of speakers at the Recruiter Annual Forum 2010 which will be taking place on 23rd March 2010 in central London. The Recruiters Annual Forum attracts a senior level audience of recruitment professionals from all industry sectors including those who specialise in recruitment for the scientific industry.

As an active user of social media to attract and support jobseekers in the scientific industry, CK Clinical will be speaking about the ways we have built, differentiated and managed our brand on the internet. Further topics will include:

  • Our move away from traditional methods towards a more transparent, web-based recruitment.
  • The social media sites at which should recruitment agencies invest their time: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Xing and Ning.
  • How does CK Clinical achieve brand differentiation online?
  • Managing user generated content and protecting our brand’s reputation.
  • How will companies be using social media in 12 months time?

To keep up to date with all the key issues that will be addressed at the Recruiter Annual Conference you can join their Linkedin Group here.

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Recruitment Professional – Healthcare, based in Hertfordshire, Derbyshire or County Durham

CK Healthcare is the new name in healthcare recruitment, specialising in the recruitment of locum Allied Health Professionals and Health Service Scientists to the NHS. Due to continued growth, we are now looking for a suitably qualified and experienced recruitment professional to join CK Healthcare to help us lead and develop our fledgling business throughout the UK. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in growing the business from the roots, thus providing plenty of scope for both personal and professional development. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing and successful company where you will be given the opportunity to develop the CK Healthcare business and really make your mark. To be considered, you must have previous experience within recruitment at Consultant or Manager Level and have worked within the locum market in Health Science Services, Allied Healthcare or a related area. At CK Healthcare, we believe our staff are our greatest asset and have a track record of training, retention and development which is second to none. We offer very good working conditions, an excellent remuneration package based on uncapped rewards for success, and a professional and supportive working culture to help you achieve the best results. So, if you have experience of recruiting Biomedical Scientists, Pharmacists or any related discipline and have the drive and ambition to make CK Healthcare the best name in healthcare recruitment, please contact Lorna Crombie on 0191 3222093 or email lcrombie@ckscience.co.uk. About the CK Group Operating since 1991, the CK Group is a collection of specialist recruitment companies operating throughout the UK and Europe. We help recruit well-informed, qualified and motivated candidates for permanent and contract positions across the UK and Europe. Here at the CK Group we are trusted and respected by our clients, who appreciate our professionalism, integrity and commitment to finding the right person for the job.

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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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Chemical/Process Engineer based in East Midlands, UK

Our client, an independent waste management company, is currently seeking to recruit a Chemical/Process Engineer to work at their East Midlands site on a permanent basis.Working as an experienced and hands-on Chemical Engineer/Process Manager, you will be responsible for leading, managing and developing teams across 3 processes.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level, or equivalent, in Chemical Engineering and will have experience of managing industrial plants and processes. Waste management experience is an advantage but not essential. Candidates must be eligible to work in the EEA.

If you would like more information about this role, please contact Philippa Robertson on 0114 2839956 or email probertson@ckscience.co.uk quoting reference SH18812 in all correspondence. Alternatively, to apply, please click here.

CK Science is the largest independent 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. In addition to the above CV writing tips, we can actively offer you scientific careers advice, assistance with your interview preparation and up-to-date information about the scientific industry.

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

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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.

– Visit our website

– Follow CK Science on Twitter

– Join the CK Science LinkedIn Group

– Become a fan of CK Science on Facebook

– To meet our consultants and hear more about our current vacancies, please visit our YouTube Channel

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