Aesica, a pharmaceutical company based in the North West of England is planning to double its production capability as a result of a recent acquisition of three European manufacturing sites. The acquisition of the leading biopharma company UCB by the Newcastle-based Aesica, will mark the pharmaceutical company’s first expansion outside the UK. It also demonstrates the firm’s commitment to enhance its service offering to the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Aesica chief executive Dr Robert Hardy said: “To have secured manufacturing sites in Europe and on such a large scale is testament to our commitment to ensuring Aesica is recognised as a leading player on the world stage. “It was vital that we capitalised on recent successes, such as the acquisition of R5 earlier this year, which has significantly enhanced our development and formulations capability, and ensured that the momentum was carried forward as we looked to acquire assets in Europe, which we believe will be a key market for us in 2011.” Are you looking for a new position in the UK Pharmaceutical Industry? Click here to search our current pharmaceutical jobs online now.
Working in support of a busy drug development team, as Senior Clinical QA Auditor you will plan, execute and report on Phase I and II clinical trials.
These audits will be both internal and external and include Investigator Sites, laboratories, documentation, TMFs and databases. Although the focus will be mainly GCP you will occasionally be involved with GCLP, GLP and GMP auditing. Other activities will include assisting in staff training, representing the organisation at conferences and the review and update of SOPS.
Qualifications and Requirements:
- BSc or Nursing qualification
- QA auditing experience gained within clinical trials
- A good understanding of Good Clinical Practice
- Knowledge of GLP and GMP requirements
- Excellent communication skills
For more information, or to apply for this Senior Clinical QA Position, please contact Jim Gleeson at CK Clinical on 01438 870 027 or email email@example.com.
Our client, a chemicals manufacturer based in the East Midlands, is currently recruiting for a Technical Manager to supervise the Aerosols R&D Team.
This role, commutable from the North West and West Midlands, offers a competitive salary depending on experience and would suit any senior scientist or manager with aerosols experience.
Roles and Responsibilities:
The roles and responsibilities of this Technical Manager will be to ensure the development, continual improvement, cost engineering, rationalisation and legislative compliance of the Aerosol range.
With applications in the industrial, cleaning, lubricants, paints, adhesives, insecticides and automotive sectors, this is a key role with responsibilty for planning and implementing the aerosol development programme.
You will also be accountable for the provision of a critical interface with both internal and external customers on many aspects of product technical support from applications through to safety.
A significant aim of the Technical Manager is to strive for product excellence through constant product appraisal and utilisation of technical advancements to be able to offer customers new and innovative ways to meet applications.
The Technical Manager will be actively involved in the R&D of new and existing products to meet customer or industry requirements, which will include the engineering of products to ensure that they are competitive.
You will establish priorities and ensure the correct focus of available resources as well as ensuring the company remains abreast of advances in technology and any existing or proposed legislation.
You will manage, motivate, develop and train subordinates under your direct supervision and will analyse and evaluate competitor products to aid product development and sales support.
Providing report to internal departments and customers you will also deliver technical support to the factory in the manufacture and processing of newly developed products as well as for customers and sales personnel. Out of hours support via a technical helpline is also required on a rotational basis.
To be considered for this Technical Manager position you will be educated to degree level or equivalent in chemistry and will have considerable experience within the industrial chemicals aerosols industry. Having worked within R&D, you will currently be in a senior position or will be ready for your next step up having gained supervisory experience.
For more information or to apply for this Technical Manager position, please contact Victoria Walker at CK Science 0114 283 9956 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote reference SH21012 in all correspondence.
Our client, a leading provider of pharmaceutical dosage form development, is currently seeking to recruit a Sterile Facility Manager to work with them at their site in Nottingham on a permanent basis.
The Sterile Facility Manager will be responsible for the following:
- Ensuring that all sterile manufacturing is delivered on time, to budget and meets client/company expectations while maintaining cGMP,
- Overseeing management of the sterile facility,
- Write and approve batch records,
- Provide a hands on approach and expertise to manufacturing and development activities,
- Assist with client and regulatory audits,
- Manage the sterile team operators,
- Develop and implement SOPs,
Lliaise with other department sand introduce new manufacturing practices amongst other duties
The ideal candidate for this Sterile Facility Manager role will be educated to degree level, or equivalent in a relevant scientific disciple with experience in a sterile development/manufacturing operations environment. Substantial knowledge of pharmaceutical formulation development process and with GMP is also required.
For more information, or to apply for this Sterile Facility Manager position, please contact Philippa Robertson at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email email@example.com. Please quote reference SH21006 in all correspondence.
My client is currently seeking to recruit a Junior Product Development Engineer to work with them at their site in South Wales on a permanent basis.
This Junior Product Development role will involve developing novel and effective surgeon-driven electro-surgical instruments that improve patient outcome and enable faster recovery, carry out engineering design activities which contribute to the entire development process from Phase 0 through to 5 including; research, concept generation and selection, development, CAD modelling, calculations, analysis, engineering drawing, prototype, testing, design for manufacture, reviews, verification and validation, provide input on product support issues, liaise with suppliers, work to 21 CFR 820, ISO 14385 amongst others and provide input into other team members.
The ideal candidate for this Junior Product Development role will be educated to degree level, or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design or similar with a medical device bias would be an advantage.
For more information or to apply for this Junior Product Development Engineer position, please contact Philippa Robertson at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote reference SH20967 in all correspondence.
My client is currently seeking to recruit a Development Analyst to work with them at their site in South Wales on a permanent basis.
The main purpose of this Development Scientist role will be to carry out development, validation and transfer of analytical methods, to coordinate and complete the writing and review of technical documents, develop new and existing technologies for the commercial manufacture of new and existing products and to provide technicalsupport.
The ideal candidate for the role will be educated to degree level or equivalent in a related scientific disciple with experience of conducting assay validation within a biopharmaceuticals or closely related environment. Experience with large molecules is also desirable.
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. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential. Please quote reference SH20909 in all correspondence.
My client is currently seeking to recruit a Process/Analytical Development Manager to work with them at their site in South Wales on a permanent basis.
The main purpose of this Process/Analytical Development Manager role will be to develop and transfer validatable analytical methodologies to Production and/or QC, develop new and existing technologies for the commercial manufacture and quality control of new and existing products and to provide scientific leadership and technical support for the group.
The ideal candidate for this Process/Analytical Development Manager role will be educated to degree level, PhD, or equivalent in an appropriate scientific discipline with experience in a biopharmaceutical or closely related industry with line management experience. Extensive experience of antibodies and recombinant proteins coupled with the associated purification and analytical techniques is also required.
For more information or to apply for this Process/Analytical Development Manager job, please contact Philippa Robertson at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email email@example.com. Please quote reference SH20911 in all correspondence.
The FSS employs 1,600 people and according to the Crime Reduction Minister, James Brokenshire, the Birmingham-based service was losing approximately £2million per month and it is looking likely they could run out of money in January.
The FSS has two offices in Birmingham, one in Chepstow, Chorley, London, Huntingdon and Wetherby. It is thought that due to spending cuts the police had less budget for forensics consultancy and were increasing taking work in-house.
Deputy General of the FSS, Mike Clancy stated, “Cost will now determine justice in the UK. The government is putting its faith in an untested market to deliver forensic science at a time when it has never been more important to the detection of crime.”
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Our client is looking for a Validation Support Technologist to join their Validation team which aims to drive increased Quality, Compliance and Business improvements, by writing and executing validation documents according to a Validation Master Plan.
Validation requirements encompass that of newly installed equipment, cleaning, utilities, computer systems and process improvements. You will be responsible for maintaining the exisiting validation status via review and revalidation and be part of a team that delivers the Valiation Master Plan. You will support Process Support and Business Improvement Teams associated with other projects. You will be responsible for all areas of validation within at least one of the four Orals Value Stream production areas.
The ideal candidate for this Validation Support Technologist position will possess a degree (or equivalent) in a scientific or engineering discipline. It is essential you have experience of previous validation work, ideally within the pharmaceutical sector. You will be able to plan, organise and control workloads of self and others to meet deadlines and deliver schedule and targets. This position is for a minimum of 6 months.
For more information, or to apply for this Validation Support Technologist position, please contact Julie Marshall at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Please quote reference ST21010 in all correspondence.
Our client, an industry leading Polymer Coatings organisation, are currently looking for a Sales Manager to join their growing organisation. This is a home-based position, which can be flexibly based across the UK.
Working as a Sales Manager, you will be responsible for the management and development of UK Sales surrounding their range of coating solution applications: chemical or environmental corrosion, low friction, abrasion resistance, non-stick and decorative coatings.
Your duties will include:
- Managing the organisation’s current client base in addition to continuing to grow sales across the UK;
- Manage the entire product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities;
- Developing and maintaining marketing strategies; market the company products and services to various industries as well as performing customer, market and competitor analysis to ensure product market positioning and possible new opportunities.
This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join an industry leader in Polymer Coatings to various industries including Industrial, Chemical, Environmental and Food. In return they offer an attractive salary, company car, laptop, mobile, excellent bonus scheme and other benefits.
To be considered for this role, you will have an ONC / BTech in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline (or equivalent); proven experience in a sales or commercial function and working knowledge of various coating solutions (e.g. chemical or environmental corrosion, low friction, abrasion resistance, non-stick and/or decorative coatings) and applications (e.g. flame/metal spraying, various grits and/or degreasing).
A Full UK Driving Licence and the willingness to travel within the UK is essential for this position.
For more information, or to apply for this Sales Manager job, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email email@example.com. Please quote reference ST20986 in all correspondence.
Our client, a internationally leading Food & Consumer Goods Auditing organisation, are currently looking for an Auditor to join their growing team who service clients across the Food, Consumer, Cosmetic, Packaging and other industries. This is a home based position, with flexibility on location within the UK.
Working as an Auditor, you will be responsible for providing a consultancy based service to clients within the Food industry surrounding Quality & Safety across site.
Your duties will include auditing of Development and Manufacturing facilities in line with quality standards & food safety management systems (ISO, HACCP, BRC); providing guidance & expertise surrounding potential issues, validation & verification protocols and improvement programme’s on site as well as providing analysis of findings following the audit to be presented to the client in an audit report.
This is an outstanding opportunity to join the Food division of an Auditing Consultancy that continues to experience success globally. In return they offer an attractive salary and benefits package.
To be considered for this role, you will have a degree in a related Scientific, Engineering or Business discipline (or equivalent) and proven practical external and/or internal auditing experience gained in the Food Manufacturing Industry including knowledge of ISO, BRC and HACCP quality standards as well as Food Safety Management Systems.
For more information, or to apply for this Auditor job, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote reference ST21002 in all correspondence.
Our client, a leading Waste Management organisation, are currently looking for a Regional Business Manager to take control of their facilities in the South, UK.
As Regional Business Manager, you main duties will include:
- Monitoring and controlling the operations of PFI projects, including liaising with clients to ensure compliance with contracts,
- Developing, agreeing and implementing plans for the development and and improvement of the regions transfer and recycling facilities and developing opportunities to optimise the sites to ensure the greatest commercial benefits amongst other duties.
For this Regional Business Manager role you will have a relevant degree or equivalent and experience gained in a management role. You will have a proven track record in a profit centre of a min of £5m turnover and previous experience in business improvement and service enhancement initiatives is essential. It would be advantageous if your knowledge and experience has been gained in the waste, manufacturing or processing industries.
In addition to the Competitive salaries there are company benefits and a company car.
For more information, or to apply for this Regional Business Manager position, please contact Reena Dhana at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email email@example.com. Please quote reference ST20977 in all correspondence.
Our client is a world leader in the production of medical visualisation and energy systems for the medical devices industry based in South Wales. The company are currently looking to recruit a contract Quality Engineer to support implementation of Quality Engineering Activities in product design, manufacture and vendor quality assurance in accordance with Company procedures and regulatory requirements.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
As a Quality Engineer, you will have the following duties and responsibilities:
- Support operations or as a new design project member, providing directed quality engineering and regulatory expertise in support of design projects. Ensuring solutions are compliant, in the most efficient manner with ISO 13485, FDA 21, CFR Part 820, MDD 93-42-EEC, and their associated applicable consensus standards (IEC60601 series, ISO 11607, ISO 10993).
- Take a role in ensuring approximate risk management tools such as risk analysis, pFMEA and dFMEA are performed adequately.
- Review and approval of quality related documentation via ORACLE PLM or other systems including software, mechanical and electronic technology aspects.
- Assist in the development of appropriate verification and validation strategies including test method validationfor products, processes and components.
- Generation of process validation plans, review and approval of validation documentation.
- Where required liaison with vendors including auditing and co-ordination of component qualification activities.
- Where required support of CSV activity.
- Provide ad hoc Quality Engineering support in other areas such as; other projects, operations problem analysis, process analysis and process and vendor improvements.
- All other essential duties as directed.
- To adhere to the “Rules and Regulations’ of the company as laid out in the Staff Handbook.
The successful candidate for this Quality Engineer position will have the following educational qualifications:
- HND or equivalent calibre in engineering, science or technology discipline.
- Proven experience in a quality related field.
- Preferably experience of a Medical Device environment or similar regulated industry.
- Exposure to quick evolving environments with cross functional team working.
Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to interpret technical drawings and specifications.
- Basic understanding design and manufacturing processes.
- Strong metrology skills and understanding of inspection techniques and schemes.
- Awareness of FMEA or other risk analysis techniques.
- Experience of use of ORACLE PLM, MS Ecxel,MS Word and Minitab or equivalent.
- Ability to review technical documentation and drawings in a consistent, constructive and timely manner.
- Appreciation of vendor quality system auditing skills and vendor development ability.
- Application of a wide range of inferential statistical techniques.
- Excellent report writing and presentation skills.
- Appreciation of requirements of working in a regulatory controlled environment.
For more information or to apply for this Quality Engineer job please contact Russell Oakley at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote reference SH20964 in all correspondence.
Our client, a manufacturer of colours and additives for the polymers and plastics industry, is currently looking to recruit a Development Team Leader to work at their site based in the North West of England.
The primary responsibility of the department in which the Development Team Leader will work is to deliver technology programs in support of new technology development. In addition, the department is responsible for providing technical support to the existing technology base to ensure full exploitation in all company business units. The development of products and technologies in this department will be implemented on a global scale.
As Development Team Leader your roles and responsibilities will be as follows:
- Designing and delivering new products and technology development projects and ensuring that they are rolled-out in a timely manner;
- Ensuring that any product modifications necessary for success are implemented; performing regular project reviews, updating marketing plans and formal technical reports;
- Developing and maintaining an expert understanding of the company’s global technologies, particularly oxygen scavenging materials, mechanisms and processes.
The successful candidate for this Development Team Leader job will be an effective communicator as you will be regularly liaising with the global development marketing managers, global development manager, regional sales personnel, regional product engineering teams and will also be maintaining effective communication between the operations and commercial departments, and with external organisations and customers.
Decisive and influential, the Development Team Leader will have direct people management responsibility over the extrusion project leader and the extrusion scientist. This is a hands-on position which will involve people and project management.
The selected Development Team Leader will possess the following requirements: educated to MSc (and preferably PhD) level, or equivalent, in a related field (chemistry, polymer science, material science); considerable experience in an R&D environment including proven project management skills; sound communication skills; a flair for technical problem solving; the ability to present findings effectively by means of a report or presentation and to train, develop and manage the performance of team members. Any knowledge of organometallic chemistry, formulation science or colour chemistry would be advantageous, as would European language skills.
For more information or to apply for this Development Team Leader position, please contact Victoria Walker at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email email@example.com. Please quote reference SH20665 in all correspondence.
Our client provides research services for a range of companies worldwide in sediment and environmental monitoring. They have an opportunity for an Oceanographer or Marine Geoscientist to work on a long term project based in Australia.
You will be required to work offshore and take sole responsibility for sample collection including sediment cores and sediment grabs for shipping back to the analytical lab in Scotland.
The role is permanent and future projects could also involve working anywhere in the world, or from their main Scottish site. You must be qualified to HNC level in oceanography or marine geoscience or possess equivalent industrial experience, and have a proven track record in offshore core and sediment sampling. Salary will be based on experience and the role would ideally start in January. Entitlement to work in the UK is essential.
For more information or to apply for this Oceanographer/Marine Geoscientist position, please contact Barney Smith at CK Science on 0191 384 8905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our client is currently looking to recruit a Technical Service Representative to work in their company based in the North West of England.
This global developer and manufacturer of high-performance coatings for a variety of applications requires a Technical Services Representative to manage their export products across the UK and Europe.
The roles and responsibilities of this Technical Service Rep will be to provide technical support to the export sales team primarily, while also providing backup support to UK colleagues. You will train other members of staff via hands-on application training.
Further responsibilities will include:
- You will strive for continuous improvement in response to the demands of the sales and marketing teams and will instil confidence in customers with regard to the quality of the product range and support services.
- You will be responsible for ensuring that all the authorised contractors/ installers (AC/Is) are adequately trained and can demonstrate their competence in applying products.
- You will also continually monitor and audit the AC/Is. You will provide assistance in the development and re-engineering of coating product ranges to maximise sales as the technical services department also acts as an overflow for the R&D department.
- You will also ensure that all technical literature relating to a product is consistent and accurate and will assist the marketing department in writing technical literature.
This challenging role requires you to travel for approximately 50% of the time which includes travel both overseas to the Middle East, Far East, Europe and South America as well as within the UK, and occasional weekends away.
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list; please contact CK Science for a full job description.
To be considered for this Technical Services Rep position you will be of graduate calibre and will be able to prove your knowledge of the chemical, civil construction design and industrial spray industries by having worked as a chemist or polymer scientist, ideally with technical service/ support/ sales knowledge. Committed to customer service and quality, you will be able to communicate effectively at all levels. A professional approach coupled with a friendly but persuasive personality is important as you will be liasing with a variety of people at a variety of sites.
For more information or to apply for this Technical Services Rep position, please contact Victoria Walker at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email email@example.com. Please quote reference SH20913 in all correspondence.
Our client, a fine chemicals manufacturer based in North England commuable from both Yorkshire and the North West, is currently looking for an Internal Account Executive to work in their telesales department.
The roles and responsibilities of this internal account executive position will be to generate a certain number of effective calls a day for current and prospective customers. You will be responsible for maintaining relationships with small and medium sized companies as well as business development. Generating revenue and qualified leads through various campaigns, you will meet revenue targets and objectives to be agreed. Your attitude, speech and listening skills will be professional at all times. You will also attend training organized by the Sales and Product Managers to improve product and services knowledge.
To be considered for this Internal Account Executive role you will be a team player with sales experience gained in industry. Ideally you will have worked within a chemistry / chemical environment with knowledge of technical service and support.
For more information, or to apply for this Internal Account Executive Job please contact Victoria Walker at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our client, a chemicals manufacturer based in the North West of England, is currently looking for a Process Development Chemist to work within their polymer additives department.
The roles and responsibilities of this Process Development Chemist / Chemical Engineer will be to implement chemical processes into manufacturing and to translate those processes from a laboratory environment to full scale production. You will analyse and improve existing manufacturing processes to improve the overall quality and efficiency, and also to reduce waste.
The Process Development Chemist will develop working knowledge of all manufacturing processes through plant visits (likely to be overseas) and will transfer those chemical processes from the laboratory to manufacturing. This will include process optimisation, planning and designing scale up to pilot plant level, partnering with manufacturing and other internal resources to identify the best production site, and working closely with manufacturing on process commissioning and start-up. You will also evaluate trials of new manufacturing technology at external tollers to determine the feasibility of production either at the external or the internal manufacturing source.
To be considered for this Process Development Chemist / Chemical Engineer position you will possess a Masters degree (or equivalent) in chemistry or chemical engineering, ideally with PhD knowledge. Considerable industrial experience is essential in the following areas: scale up of manufacturing process from lab to commercial operations; strong expertise in organic chemistry and ideally with anti-oxidant or UV polymer additives; excellent bench / experimentation expertise; strong project management skills; statistical design of experiments expertise and six sigma green or black belt preferred. You will also have strong written and communication skills as well as being happy travelling overseas with work when required.
For more information or to apply for this Process Development Chemist, please contact Victoria Walker at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email email@example.com. Please quote reference SH20973 in all correspondence.
Our client is an engineering company with offices throughout the UK. They require a Project Manager to join their European team for development.
Based in either their office in the North West or London, you will manage wind energy projects both nationally and internationally. This will involve preparation of quotations and scopes of work, following up on projects, client liaison, and being responsible for upkeep of all quality throughout the project lifetime.
The ideal candidate for this Project Manager position wil lbe qualified to minimum HNC in an engineering discipline or possess equivalent industrial experience and possess a proven track record in managing projects within the wind industry. Entitlement to work in the UK is essential.
For more information, or to apply for this Project Manager position, please contact Barney Smith at CK Science on 0191 384 8905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our client, a leading Waste Management organisation, are currently looking for a Regional Business Manager to take control of their facilities in the Southern Region of the UK.
Your main duties as Regional Business Manager, you will include monitoring and controlling the operations of PFI projects, including liaising with clients to ensure compliance with contracts, developing, agreeing and implementing plans for the development and and improvement of the regions transfer and recycling facilities and developing opportunities to optimise the sites to ensure the greatest commercial benefits amongst other duties.
For this role you will have a relevant degree or equivalent and experience gained in a management role. You will have a proven track record in a profit centre of a min of £5m turnover and previous experience in business improvement and service enhancement initiatives is essential. It would be advantageous if your knowledge and experience has been gained in the waste, manufacturing or processing industries.
In addition to the Competitive salaries there are company benefits and a company car.
For more information, or to apply for this Regional Business Manager job, please contact Reena Dhana at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email email@example.com. Please quote reference ST20977 in all correspondence.