Government Plan to Speed up Clinical Research

As reported by Reuters, the government will be looking to implement systems to help speed up clinical research in order to reduce red tape, thus making healthcare innovations more quickly available to patients.

The Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) has put forward plans to create a new Health Research Agency which would act as a single portal for approvals needed in clinical research.

Michael Rawlins of the AMS stated, “The regulatory and governance environments for doing health research in the UK have been utterly stifling. Over the last 10 years there have been more and more regulatory and governance measures put in place … and the cumulative effect has been devastating. We cannot go on like this.”

The plans have been welcomed by a number of pharmaceutical industry groups as well as Health Minister, Andrew Lansley.

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Microbiology Manager Job (Food) – South West, UK

We are currently searching for a Microbiology Manager to join one of the leading laboratories in the South West and to lead a quality driven team in the microbiological analysis of food based materials.

This quality focused business is looking to appoint a Microbiology Manager who can lead the microbiology team and help realise the potential of the analysts in a truly committed food safety focused team.

 

Responsibilities:

As Microbiology Manager, your skills will be focused upon the management of the laboratory, prioritising and delegating work and ensuring samples are analysed in the time available and to the standards required by the business and customers.  You will help manage the day-to-day interface with the customer by reporting results and investigating queries.  You will manage the analyst team by leading and motivating them, organising rotas and ensuring their training and developmental needs are met. 

 

The Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have the ability to influence and work as part of a dynamic fast paced team and will have an understanding of UKAS, quality management and food safety systems. Excellent colour vision is business critical as is a keen eye for detail. Proven leadership and man-management skills in a laboratory based environment would be preferred.

 

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For more information or to apply for this Microbiology Manager position, please contact Jason Johal at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email jjohal@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST21107 in all correspondence.

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Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist Job – Berkshire, UK

We are currently recruiting for a QA Specialist to join a Global Pharma company based in Berkshire in a brand new role to provide QA Support for Pharmaceutical products within their Medical Division.

We are looking for someone that is experienced in the following:

  • Developing and managing QMS
  • The management of complaint handling of both imported and UK manufactured products for UK markets
  • The development and implementation of Change Control systems
  • The management of non-conformance management processes (including ER, CAPA & SCARs)
  • The ability to conduct supplier audits and create / review technical agreements.

The ideal candidate for this QA Specialist position will have gained experience of QA within the Pharmaceutical or Medical Device industry and will be experienced with GDP and GMP. An understanding and preferably training in ISO and FDA/MHRA regulatory requirements is also required.

This QA Specialist role will involve travel to suppliers and occasional trips to European sites.

 

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For more information or to apply for this QA Specialist position, please contact Jason Johal at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email jjohal@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST21098 in all correspondence.

 

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QA Auditor Job – Northern Ireland

Our client is a specialist in implementing quality systems to businesses UK wide.  They have a requirement for a QA Auditor specialising in ISO 27001 to work for their client base throughout Northern Ireland.

In your role as QA Auditor, you will conduct audits both desk based or on site, provide reports and support and provide advice in helping businesses to develop their quality systems.  You must be qualified to auditor status in ISO 27001, preferably to lead auditor level and possess a proven track record in auditing to ISO standards.

 

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For more information, or to apply for this QA Auditor position, please contact Barney Smith at CK Science on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference DH21065 in all correspondence.

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API Synthetic Organic Chemist Job – Oxfordshire, UK

We are currently recruiting for an API Synthetic Organic Chemist to join a Pharmaceutical company based in Oxfordshire that conducts research, development and manufacturing on a contract basis for both large and small innovators.

The API Synthetic Organic Chemist is expected to play a significant role in defining and carrying out key process development and preparative work and in supporting the transfer of processes to the pilot plant. They will also prepare for laboratory-based cGMP projects, ensure that all experimental work is accurately recorded, ensure the appropriate quality and safety standards are achieved and maintained (cGMP) and be proactive in ensuring company SOP’s and policies are adhered to, up to date and complete.

The ideal candidate for this API Synthetic Organic Chemist job will be an organic chemist educated to PhD level or degree level (or equivalent) with appropriate and relevant experience in practical chemistry and will have the following skills and experience:

  • They should be familiar with the use of online literature research tools and be able to quickly assimilate new information and thus establish effective work-rate.
  • They will be practically competent in a laboratory environment including experience in a variety of chemistry and purification techniques as well as the use of HPLC, LC-MS, NMR.
  • They will also have the ability and aptitude to work with care and dedication across a range of project types (e.g. custom preparation, process research, route identification, and plant support).
  • GMP experience in the API synthesis is preferred.

 

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For more information, or to apply for this API Synthetic Organic Chemist position, please contact Jason Johal at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email jjohal@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST21070 in all correspondence.

 

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Technical Support Specialist Job (Flow Cytometry) – Cambridgeshire, UK

Our client, a world leading Instrumentation Manufacturer specialising in Flow Cytometry equipment, is currently in a state of rapid growth and as a result are currently looking for two Technical Support Specialists to join their state-of-the-art facilities based in Cambridgeshire, UK.

One  Technical Support Specialist will be responsible for a patch covering the UK, Ireland, Germany & Austria, with the other specialist responsible for the Nordic regions.

Working as a  Technical Support Specialist, you will be responsible for providing high quality 1st line technical support to customers over phone and email surrounding the operation & maintenance of the organisation’s range of Flow Cytometry equipment; provide training & seminars to customers during installation and during initial operation for new customers as well as providing follow up & technical support after sale. As well as these duties, you may also be required to work in the lab to troubleshoot  customer problems, propose solutions and if required work closely with development team to implement long term products changes to correct problems.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join an industry leading Flow Cytometry equipment manufacturer who supply instruments to clients across the Life Science & Biotechnology industries. Due to the nature of the roles, regular travel of up to 33% of the time will be required within related patches – A full driving licence is essential.

To be considered for this Technical Support Specialist role, you will have a Degree / MSc / PhD in Immunology or a relevant Life Science discipline (or equivalent) and proven practical laboratory experience using Flow Cytometry instruments in the fields of Immunology, Cell Biology or a related field. Fluency in written & spoken English as well as either German or Swedish is essential. Knowledge of other European languages such as Dutch, French, Finnish, Italian or Spanish would be advantageous but are not essential.

 

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For more information, or to apply for this Technical Support Specialist position, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST21059 in all correspondence.

 

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Analytical Development Scientist Job – M4 Corridor, Wiltshire, UK

Within this Analytical Development Scientist role you will provide analytical support to the development and manufacture of a wide range of dosage forms from early formulation studies and clinical trial manufacture to NDA registration. The work is very varied and includes method development and validation, provision of support during formulation development and manufacture, release testing and stability studies.

Our client is a global CMO based in Wiltshire. The nature of the environment is fast paced. As such you would have a number of projects to work on at any one time spanning a diverse product, dosage form and client range. With this in mind good organisational skills are essential.

To be considered for this Analytical Development Scientist role, it is essential that you have considerable experience in reversed phase HPLC / UV / DAD detection, sample preparation (solid phase, liquid and solvent extraction) and method development / validation.

You must be qualified in Chemistry or a related subject (or equivalent) and previous laboratory experience, preferably in pharmaceutical analytical development is required. Proven experience in HPLC method development and validation are essential. You will also have experience of working to cGLP / GMP and will have used the techniques as described above as well as GC, UV and dissolution techniques.

 

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For more information or to apply for this Analytical Development Scientist position, please contact Jason Johal at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email jjohal@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST20890 in all correspondence.

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Happy New Year from CK Science!

2011Now that Christmas seems a distant memory and we’re back at work, all of those things we were putting off until next year are now here!

If you put your recruitment on hold over the Christmas period and you now need to move quickly to hit targets/budgets, CK Science will solve your problem with first-class talent.

With dedicated Consultants covering all areas of the Science and Engineering industries at all levels, whatever you are looking for, CK Science will have the right candidate for you.

Please give us a call on 01438 723 500 and we will be happy to discuss your requirements with you.

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New Year = New Job? Here’s How to Resign…

i quitSo it’s the start of a new year and you fancy a change…has the thought of resigning crossed your mind?

When resigning it is generally considered best to request a meeting with your manager to inform them of your news. You should then confirm the details formally in writing after or during the meeting.

Breaking the news in person may seem like a daunting prospect, so here are a few tips to ensure it goes as smoothly as possible…

 

1. Make sure you’re sure! Before writing your resignation letter and scheduling in appointment with your boss, make sure you really want to leave. If you are thinking of leaving due to lack of training or promotion or low pay, make sure you air your concerns with your superior before you make the decision to resign.

 

2. Keep it to yourself: Don’t go blabbing to the entire company, at least not until you have informed your superior.  Be sure to give them time to digest the information and make plans before divulging your news to your colleagues.

 

3. Give good notice: At least two weeks or whichever length of time is stated in your contract. This will give your employer adequate time to find your replacement.

 

4. Be prepared: Practising what you are going to say in private might be a good idea. Think about what you are going to say and try to say it in as direct and polite a way as possible. Also, make sure you have a written letter of resignation with you.

 

5. Your letter of resignation: Your letter should be concise and to the point. Remember, it will be kept on your personal record so be not to write anything you may life to regret.  You obviously need to state the fact that you are leaving and the date upon which your resignation will be effective.  You should also thank your employer for the opportunities you had during your employment.

 

6. Schedule an appropriate time: No doubt your boss is a very busy person, so make a point of scheduling in a good time for them to talk to you.

 

7. Expect to be questioned: Whether you have been working in your current position for a matter or months or years, it is likely that your superior will have some questions regarding your resignation. Make sure you have your reasons for resigning clear in your mind (e.g. lack or training, promotion or low pay) – try not to make it personal.

 

8. What if you are made a counter offer? Before you speak to your boss, think about how you would respond to a counter offer – would you be tempted to stay for a pay rise, extra benefits or a promotion?

 

9. Say thank you: At the end of your meeting, even it’s through gritted teeth, say thank you to your boss for opportunities they have given you.

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Packaging Technologist Job – North East England

Our client, a blue chip pharmaceutical company, located in North East England seek a Packaging Technologist to join their ever expanding team on a long term temporary basis.

The successful candidate for this Packaging Technologist role will assist in the introduction of new packs, support change control and deal with any issues that may arise.

Responsibilities of this Packaging Technologist role will include providing technical support for root cause analysis of packaging operations, ensure PQ validation of equipment, work to technical standards and SOP’s to ensure compliance and provide input into packaging component drawings and specifications.

Ideally you will have knowledge of the performance of packaging component materials and processes, e.g. foils, plastics, glass, board, varnish, glues, inks etc and have a degree in a chemistry related subject although not necessary, applicants with relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry will be considered.

 

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The big debate: home or office working?

Working from Home Vs. Working from the OfficeHere is what a number of professionals using the networking tool Linkedin thought – now tell us what you think!

  • Totally dependent on 2 things:

1. Set up. I have consultants that Have work areas with lockable doors and better than office internet connections than the office and do not have the interruptions and endless meetings that some companies generate.

2. Attitude – Better 4 hours focused work than 8 hours of bits and pieces. A plan and the ability to stick to a plan (managing interruptions and getting out of their pyjamas early enough) means it can be as good if not better than the office.

Summary – I think it can work well, but the office if managed correctly can provide benefits of teamwork, cross networking, overhearing leads, positive motivation and accessible help. Its all about how its managed not where you are.

 

  • Your focus is the key to being as productive at home as you might be at the office. There may be some equipment issues, but those can be resolved.If you are the type that likes to work alone, working from home may be as productive, or more so. If you have to have people around you, are very extroverted, this can be a drawback for working at home.

 

  • I think it has a lot to do with the individual. I am a hardworking employee in the office but I had about six months that I had to work from home (medical reason) and I was not productive at all. I don’t have the concentration. Too many things distract me. I work better in my office where all I have to focus on is work.

 

  • I think it really depends on what type work or home environment you have at your disposal. I worked in an office for over 20 years in a great working environment. If I wanted privacy to get things done, I had that at my disposal. If I wanted to collaborate, I had that as well.In my latest role over the last 2 years, I’ve worked from home. The difference is that I have three teenagers at home and it’s quite frustrating to work around them. There’s just always something unconducive to work happening around my house.

 

  • I think that I could work from home and be productive. That being said, I don’t think that I would jump into allowing employees the option without serious thought. I have found that those employees who cannot do their work from home can become bitter and you don’t want to lose those employees as well as morale and culture changes will probably occur if “work from home” is introduced.

 

  • I worked from my spare room for 8 months whilst setting up the company and I don’t think I could do it again. Sometimes you really have to dig deep to motivate yourself and sometimes it is all to easy to have a lie in and watch a bit of TV at lunch. Working in an office creates a good routine with discipline and also you have the ability to bounce ideas off colleagues which can create more opportunities. Plus it is always good to have a bit of banter in the office.

 

  • This is likely a combination of personal preference, the role itself and one’s ability to self motivate and self manage. I prefer to be around people but have found in some roles that taking a day or two occasionally to work at home allowed me to finish project work that required absolute concentration in a much shorter time frame. Now that I mostly work at home, I set up meetings most days for lunch/coffee so I get my preference to bounce ideas off others fulfilled as well.

 

  • I have worked from home for a number of years — both as an employee and as a consultant. Although I find that at times I miss being around people and it can be tough getting the creative juices flowing when you don’t have others to bounce ideas off of, I find that working in an office is very distracting. The updates of colleagues weekends, office gossip (and all the drama that comes with it) and lunches outside the office take so much time away from working. I agree with Steven … I can get more done in 4 hours working from home than I can 8 hours in an office.

 

  • Working in the office is far more productive. It is certainly cheaper for individuals without the overhead cost of keeping warm at home and unwanted distraction from friends and family. It is only productive if it is convenient for individuals in special circumstances e.g. bad weather snow/icy condition on roads.

 

  • I think it depends on several factors:
    1. The work ethics and work habits of the person…this varies from one person to the next. (some people thrive in an environment of having others around for help in generating ideas, motivation by seeing others working hard, dressing in professional attire versus sitting at home in your sweatpants, etc.)
    2. The nature of the work. Some work may require more concentration than others and the slightest distraction could affect the output of the work.
    3. The set up of the home office environment and the presence of outside distractions (home life situation…kids, no kids, pets, other house mates).

 

  • I agree with most of the statements. I have had my own business and worked from my home for the last 10 plus years. The type of work is very critical, you have to be able to go to the clients if you have them, and production has to be monitored. And, most important is to have the ability to keep on track and work as if you are punching in at the job site.
    With today’s technology it is very easy to set up a business in your home. I was connected to a business through the internet and connected directly into their system. (I did this for the last 8 years.) It is no different than having an office at the company- only I was 200 miles away.
    Another point is that is usually saves companies money- one area is most companies do not have to pay for the employee workers compensation benefits.

 

  • I would have to agree that it depends up on the situation and the person. I personally am more productive when I am able to concentrate away from everyone else, but I know others who need the structure of an office setting to be productive.

 

  • It all depends. As much as I sometimes would like to shut out all the hustle and bustle in the office while working on a time-sensitive project I have to concentrate on, I would surely miss it if I had to work from home all the time. It sure is nice to have that opportunity during severe weather conditions for example. Also, instead of incurring overtime, I sometimes simply worked from home to get it done without interruptions in a shorter period of time.

 

  • I currently office from my home after working in an environment where I had a separate location to office out of.
    The pros are obvious. Personal autonomy, dress code and gas money!!
    However your environment must be conducive for a business like setting. I have found I still need to create a personal schedule, ensure that my surroundings are not chaotic and loud… (nothing worse than being on a business call with your dog barking in the background)
    And most importantly know when to say “when” it’s easy to “hole” up all day and night in your office!
    So to answer your question, it really depends on your environment, work ethic and organizational skills.
    Good luck!

 

  • I currently manage a group of 60 persons working from home (in Monterrey, México), but before they went home, they were doing the same work at my office. After the change, they increase their productivity in a 30% (average). It really depends of the person; you really need to choose carefully the right person for the right activity.Heres is a quote:
    “working at home increases productivity by an average of 20 percent..”
  • For over 7 years I worked successfully from home as the safety manager for a semiconductor equipment manufacturer. I was able to build an effective safety management system and safety culture all while working remotely, traveling only 3 times during this 7 year period. I was successful because I worked for a Director of HR that trusted me and gave me the latitude to do my job and by developing a network of other employees that believed in the importance of safety.

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Scottish Science Companies Generate £104m

iStock_000006963239Medium[1]Research has found that science parks based in the Lothians have helped to generate over £104 million in revenue.

The research questioned the following science parks:

It was found that there has been a 6.6 per cent year-on-year rise in revenue at Edinburgh Science Triangle (which is the collective name for a number of different science parks).

Malcolm Bateman, chairman of the Edinburgh Science Triangle, said: “These are difficult times and it is really encouraging to see the progress that the tenant companies are making. What particularly stands out is the investment in research and development and the international dimension of these businesses, which is vital for Scotland’s economic development.”

Councillor Russell Imrie, Midlothian Council cabinet member with responsibility for economic development, added: “The Edinburgh Science Triangle study highlights some welcome signs of business growth.

“Midlothian is well represented within the Edinburgh Science Triangle, being the location for the Pentlands Science Park, Roslin BioCentre and Edinburgh Technopole. This underlines the importance of the science sector to the local and national economies.”

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Tata Chemical’s UK Subsidiary Take over British Salt

iStock_000006963239Medium1-300x299The UK Subsidiary of Tata Chemicals LTD has signed an agreement to acquire British Salt, a leading salt manufacturer based in the UK. The deal, worth £93 million will ensure a steady source of raw material and also give the company a foothold in the UK food and industrial salt market.

Tata’s UK Subsidiary, Brunner Mond, makes soda ash which is widely used in the chemicals industry and in consumer and food products.

Speaking of the acquisition, Managing Director of Tata Chemicals R. Mukundan stated,  “The acquisition is in line with the strategy of Tata Chemicals to deepen its presence in the ‘food and farm sectors’ and will result in securitising raw material for Brunner Mond’s operations. This will help Brunner Mond maintain its low-cost manufacturing position in Europe and provides a great opportunity to optimise the costs further.”

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41% Capital Expenditure Science and Engineering Cuts

iStock_000006963239Medium1-300x299As reported by Nature.com, science bodies in the UK have learnt that they will have to absorb cuts of 41% to their capital expenditure (funds put towards building, maintenance and equipment).

These science cuts will be added to those already announced by Chancellor George Osborne in October.

Speaking of the cuts, Bob Ward of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change stated, “this Government is committed to efficiency, prioritisation and reform. We shall delay capital investment to maximise investment in research projects and in people undertaking research”.

The government have assured that they will shield medical research and certain projects such as the Diamond Light Source in Oxfordshire and the proposed UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation in London. In addition, subscriptions to international programmes such as Cern and the European Southern Observatory will be maintained.

The science budget is also ring-fenced for the following four years, which according to Mr Willetts, will provide “stability, security and the ability to plan.”

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Biochemical Engineer Job (Bioreactor) Hertfordshire

Our client, an industry leading Instrument & Systems development organisation, are currently looking for a Biochemical Engineer to join their growing Product Development Teams based at their site in Hertfordshire, UK.

The successful Biochemical Engineer will be joining their Cell Culture division involved in working as part of a multi-disciplinary project team responsible for the development of products such as small-scale bioreactor systems for clients across the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries.

Within the project team, your duties will include:

  • Providing a lead in the biochemical design and development on new and existing products.
  • Planning, implementing and analysis of experimental results.
  • Design and execution of test procedures including sourcing and preparing materials for testing new technologies.
  • Culturing of mammalian and mirobial cells as well as running biochemical assays.
  • Visiting research partner sites, when required, to conduct trials.
  • Ensure an effective hand over to the Products Group and a successful production release.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join an innovative organisation who continues to develop technology at the forefront of research for field such as the Biologics and Cell Based Regenerative Medicine industries. In return they offer an attractive salary and benefits package.

To be considered for this Biochemical Engineer role, you will have a degree / PhD in BioChemical / Chemical / Biological Engineering (or equivalent); proven practical biochemical engineering skills used the development of systems, instruments or a relevant technology field and demonstrated knowledge of cell culture in bioreactors, with mammalian and / or microbial cells.

 

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Quality Manager Job (Instrumentation, Medical Device) – Hampshire, UK

Our client, an innovative and industry leading Instrumentation and Medical Technology manufacturer, are currently looking for a Quality Manager to join their growing QA & RA Team based from their site in Hampshire, UK.

Working as a Quality Manager, you will be responsible for fostering, driving forward and embedding the organisation’s Quality Management Systems (QMS) in line with industry quality (ISO) and regulatory standards in terms of productdesign control, production, training of staff and customer support. Within these areas, you will also be required to initiate, facilitate and support process improvement; ensuring CE marked products meet EEA standards and directives as well as overseeing all product UL listings.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a growing organisation that provides specialist Instruments and Technology to industries such as the Life Sciences, Biotechnology and Cell Science industries.

To be considered for this Quality Manager role, you will have a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant Scientific discipline and proven practical experience in a Quality Assurance (QA) or Regulatory Affairs (RA) function within the Instrumentation, Medical Device or a related industry. It is also essential to have knowledge of ISO quality standards (Incl. ISO 9001) and demonstrated supervisory or management experience.

 

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Clinical Pharmacology Director Job – Hertfordshire

We are currently searching for a Director or Senior Director of Clinical Pharmacology to effectively lead and manage clinical pharmacology projects within a brand new unit in Hertfordshire, UK.

As Clinical Pharmacology Director, you should be familiar with pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics principles with extensive training and experience in Clinical Pharmacology within drug development and registration. You will be expected to apply innovative ideas and scientific leadership to the clinical pharmacology program strategy.

With the ability to work both independently and in a cooperative team-based environment within the broad portfolio of small and large molecule drugs in development, in your role as Clinical Pharmacology Director, you will act as a primary point of contact for any clinical pharmacology activities. You will also be expected to interact regularly, credibly, and effectively with preclinical scientists, clinicians, translational medicine experts, and modelling and simulation scientists to develop the strategies from preclinical stages to life cycle management of the compound.

The ideal candidate for this Clinical Pharmacology Director, you will be a MD or PhD in clinical pharmacology/pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics (or equivalent) and will have with extensive related industry experience. It is essential that you have experience of leading clinical pharmacology projects in an industry setting with direct experience of designing and executing clinical studies and that you have a thorough understanding of GCP and regulatory aspects of clinical development. Experience in writing regulatory documents including common technical documents for NDA filings and a thorough knowledge of advanced modelling and simulation methodologies for effective decision making are also required. Any experience within Immunology/inflammation or cardiovascular therapeutic area would be a plus.

 

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For more information, or to apply for this Clinical Pharmacology Director position, please contact Jason Johal at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email jjohal@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST20915 in all correspondence.

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Phoenix Chemicals adds Fifth Siemens Control System

As reported by The Engineer, the Wirral-based chemical and pharmaceuticals intermediaries manufacturer, Phoenix Chemicals is planning to extend its process control with Siemens Industry Automation to introduce a fifth PCS7 system.

The main focus of Phoenix’s centre on the production of API’s (active pharmaceutical ingredients) for the competitive pharmaceutical industry.

Since 2002, Siemens have already installed four PCS7 systems on a number on a number of continuous product processes at the company and now plans to add a fifth in the future.

The main benefit of the technology is that it means that processes can be readily and speedily re-configured for different products – this meeting ongoing customer needs in a shorter time scale. This is critical in the fast-moving and innovative pharmaceutical industry.

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Quality Assurance Officer Job – located in Angus

Our client a blue chip pharmaceutical company located in Angus seeks a Quality Assurance Officer on a long-term temporary basis.

The main duties of this Quality Assurance Officer role will include:

  • To manage the batch release process
  • Participate in FDA, MHRA and internal audits
  • Investigate complaints
  • Continuous Improvement process
  • Deliver training on QA principles
  • Ensure activities are conducted to GMP and the site Quality Management System (QMS)

The successful candidate for this Quality Assurance Officer will have a degree in a science discipline or have demonstrable experience from a GMP regulated environment in a Quality Assurance function.

 

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For more information, or to apply for this Quality Assurance Officer position please contact Graeme Pallas at CK Science on 0191 384 8905 or email gpallas@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH21017 in all correspondence.

 

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Pharma Company, Licensing Deal with Canadian partner

Pharma Emailer PicIt has been reported by the BBC, that the expanding speciality Pharmaceutical company ProStrakan, has entered into a licensing deal with its Canadian partner, Paladin Labs.

As part of the deal, Paladin will provide the pharma company’s products in some emerging markets such as Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and Israel. The drugs include Abstral, which is used to treat cancer pain, and anti-nausea patch Sancuso.

Speaking of the licensing deal, Peter Allen, Chairman and acting chief executive “ProStrakan and Paladin already have a track record of working well together.

“I welcome the opportunity to do so more closely as we enter this exciting period in the development of ProStrakan, with US approvals pending for two of our products and the distribution of Sancuso scheduled to re-commence in early 2011.”

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