UK Scientists Develop New ‘Super Broccoli’

As reported by Yahoo!, UK scientists have developed a new ‘super’ broccoli which could help to protect against heart disease.

The scientists, from the Institute of Food Research, were lead by Richard Mithen. Mithen stated that when the broccoli is eaten, cholesterol is reduced in the blood stream, which could help protect against heart disease.

The broccoli is said to contain two to three times the normal amount of glucoraphanin – this works by breaking down fat in the body, thus stopping it from clogging the arteries.

The ‘super broccoli’ was developed by cross breeding traditional British broccoli with a wild Sicilian variety and a dose of glucoraphanin. This process took 14 years and now the broccoli has been granted patent by EU authorities. It is due to hit UK shelves this month!

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Candidate of the Week: Bioanalyst

Carrie Ann Bell at CK Science presents this week’s Candidate of the Week, a Bioanalyst. To find out more, watch her short video and read the description below.

This candidate has two years experience as a bionalayst working with LC-MS and a further four years experience as an immunoanalyst predominantly working with ELISAs and antibody assays in the pharmaceutical industry.

They were responsible for their own studies in method development, validation and stability testing to GLP standards.

This candidate is flexible to work throughout Scotland and Northern England and is immediately available for employment.

For more information, please contact Carrie Ann on 0191 384 8905 or email cbell@ckscience.co.uk.

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David Meeker appointed as Genzyme’s CEO

As reported by the Pharmaceutical Business Review, David Meeker has been appointed CEO of Sanofi’s subsidiary, Genzyme.

Meeker has a long history with Genzyme –

  • – 1994 – David was Medical Director at Genzyme working on the Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy program.
  • – He has also been the president of the Global Rare Disease Business and looked into the global launches of Aldurazyme, Fabrazyme and Myozyme.
  • – 2009 – David became the Chief Operating Officer of Genzyme

Meeker’s appointment to CEO will drive Genzyme’s push to incorporate the Rare Disease business and the Multiple Sclerosis franchise. He will join the Group Management Committee of Sanofi and report to Sanofi CEO, Christopher A. Viehbacher. Speaking of the news, Viehbacher stated,  “After working closely with David over the past six months, I am confident that he is the best person to lead Genzyme.”

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Product Characterisation Manager – North West

Naynesh Mistry is looking to recruit a Product Characterisation Manager, to join a biopharmaceutical development organisation to work at their site in the North West on a permanent basis.

Job Purpose:

This Product Characterisation Manager position will provide expert technical guidance in the area of protein and carbohydrate chemistry and characterization in support of business objectives. This role will be responsible for undertaking complex analytical investigative projects and for keeping abreast of scientific developments in the protein and carbohydrate sciences area. This position will evaluate emerging technologies to drive new/improved service offerings and provide expert scientific advice to support company business. This role will require in-depth scientific understanding as well as hands-on experience regarding key analytical techniques. Those include state-of-the-art sample preparation techniques, analysis of mono-, di-, oligo-, and polysaccharides by applying techniques such as HPLC, CE, IEC, SEC as well as advanced protein characterization by applying techniques such as HPLC, LC-MS, Electrophoresis and Bio-analysis. It will also include complex data/result interpretation. Materials to be analysed will include a range of in-process, bulk drug substance and formulated products.

Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of this Product Characterisation Manager role will include:

  • Provide protein and carbohydrate sciences expert support to the Analytical Group.
  • Actively guide a portfolio of analytical techniques to ensure up to date and product tailored characterization capabilities.
  • Manage a small team of technical/scientific professionals in assigned area.
  • Ensure continuous development of technical skills and knowledge on products and processes within the Analytical team. Train/mentor junior staff.

Candidate Requirements:

The successful candidate for this Product Characterisation Manager role will have the following:

  • A science based degree BSc/MSc or PhD preferred significant work (including laboratory) experience in area of expertise.
  • Proven track record of scientific/technical achievements relevant for position. Demonstrated innovation and technical leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated team management and development skills.
  • Proven ability to solve complex analytical problems.
  • In-depth knowledge of complex analytical data & ability to apply scientific rationale to providing practical technical solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills and proven track record of presenting research projects or other scientific data at seminars and other scientific symposia.
  • High degree of autonomy.

Also the candidate will preferably have knowledge of biopharmaceutical and bio similar manufacturing processes & technologies with an ability to apply scientific rationale to providing practical technical solutions.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Product Characterisation Manager role please contact Naynesh Mistry on 0114 283 9956 or email nmistry@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH22971 in all correspondence.

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Pharmaceutical Technical Support Manager Job – Hertfordshire

Jason Johal is currently recruiting for a Technical Support Manager to join a successful Pharmaceutical Company based in Hertfordshire in a newly created role.

Responsibilities:

As a Technical Support Manager this role will involve working on a variety of medicines and healthcare products, the planning and co-ordinating technical issues within Manufacturing and Supply Chain, to eliminate problems affecting continuity of supply. You will be responsible for providing timely technical input to internal and external third parties to resolve supply issues, as well as reviewing and approving technical documentation in support of existing and new products.  This role will also involve co-ordinating the implementation of manufacturing site transfer projects, which may result from process changes, line extensions or new products.

Other duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in the generation and review of technical documentation, including SOPs, batch manufacturing records, specifications, validation protocols and reports etc,
  • To support new and existing products and the coordination and generation of Product Quality Reviews for existing marketed products.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this Technical Support Manager role will be degree qualified (or equivalent) and will have extensive technical and/or production experience gained in a pharmaceutical supply or manufacturing environment. It is essential that the ideal candidate has knowledge and experience of pharmaceutical manufacturing processes, process development and validation, analytical techniques and analytical method validation.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Technical Support Manager role please contact Jason Johal on 01438 743 047 or email jjohal@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST22957 in all correspondence

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Electrochemist Role (Chemical) – Hertfordshire

Reena Dhana is currently looking for an Electrochemist to join an industry leading polymer chemical organisation to join their research & development team based in Hertfordshire.

Responsibilities:

As an Electrochemist, you will be involved in conducting exciting and industry changing research surrounding the development of polymer coating applications for use on various materials including metals. The role of Electrochemist will see you involved in exploring the electrochemical properties of the coatings as well as developing various plating technologies and applications for use in metal finishing such as electroplating.

Qualifications and Skills:

To be considered for this Electrochemist role, you will have a PhD in Electrochemistry or a related discipline (or equivalent) and demonstrated research experience gained in Academia or an industry environment. Specific experience of developing plating technologies for metal finishing would be advantageous.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Electrochemist role please contact Reena Dhana at CK Science  on 01438 723 500 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST22952 in all correspondence.

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Chemical sector could lead us out of recession

As reported by nebusiness.co.uk, the Chemical sector is the hidden part of the UK economy and could help lead us out of recession.

Taking a step back, it is clear to see that the Chemical industries provide all the materials that are used to power £880k of the UK economic activity. It is therefore important that the Government recognises the key role that the chemical industries plays by when considering investment in companies working in the sector. After all, dampening down investment in this sector could hamper the UK’s ability to innovate and discover new products which are key to our economy.

In addition, according to nebusiness.co.uk, the Government must consider the impact of it’s domestic energy and climate change measures on these energy intensive industries. The major chemical manufacturers are fully aware of their responsibility to play their part in increasing energy efficiency and climate change adaption, and as a result have made major steps to become more energy efficient. If inappropriate legalisation is enforced, it will undermine the government’s efforts to attract investment in the UK.

In a bid to tackle these issues, the CBI will be working with the chemical industry across Government departments to highlight the important role the sector plays in the UK economy and the steps required to help ensure it’s success.

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Temporary Process Evaluation Engineer – South Wales

Hannah Milward is looking for an experienced medical devices Product Evaluation Engineer to join a international medical devices organisation with a reputation for developing innovative and cutting edge products within this dynamic industry.

Responsibilities:

The primary objective of this Process Evaluation Engineer role is to improve the success of New Product Developments (NPD).  The PE Engineer has responsibility for the generation of documentation and conduct of testing to support PE activities within NPD projects.  The PE Engineer shall ensure that valid and robust data is obtained and documented during execution of validation and verification activities.

Key responsibilities of this role are:

  • Produce design verification protocols, reports and perform the product testing where necessary.
  • Design, develop and validate appropriate test methods
  • Participate in NPD phase reviews, presenting the results and progress summaries of activities for which they are responsible.
  • Ensure clinical model definition – translation of the intended clinical usage of a device into a definition in quantifiable engineering terms of the operational and environmental conditions that the device must with stand
  • Participate in risk management and FMEA exercises.
  • Review and contribute to the necessary design input documents
  • Interface with design, marketing, clinical, manufacturing and quality teams to ensure the PE function is fully integrated within the NPD team
  • Conduct programmes for extended life / reliability testing of new products
  • Analyse and report on Customer Enquiries
  • All other essential related duties as required

Qualifications & skills required:

To be considered for this Product Evaluation Engineer role you will possess the following:

  • Degree or equivalent calibre in science, engineering or technology discipline with demonstrable relevant experience, preferably within the medical device industry
  • Experience of quality or product test fields
  • Good organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Concern for quality and standards
  • Customer focus

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Process Evaluation Engineer role please contact Hannah Milward at CK Science on 0114 2839956 or hmilward@ckcience.co.uk.  Please quote reference SH22946 in all correspondence.

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Laboratory/Field Manager – Central Belt of Scotland

Carrie-Ann is looking for a Laboratory/Field Manager to join an environmental land regeneration organisation based in the central belt of Scotland.

Responsibilities:

As a Laboratory/Field Manager you will be responsible for working alongside and leading a small team both in the field and laboratory.  You will be responsible for inorganic analysis on environmental samples.  You must have good laboratory experience and knowledge of molecular and microbiological techniques.

Experience required:

For this Laboratory/Field Manager role experience in field testing and collecting water and soil samples would be ideal but is not essential as training can be provided.

Requirements:

The successful candidate for this Laboratory/Field Manager role must have a full valid UK drivers licence and be happy to travel on a regular basis for field testing.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Laboratory/Field Manager role please contact Carrie-Ann Bell on 0191 384 8905 or email cbell@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference DH22891 in all correspondence.

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Exova labs to receive £300,000 investment

As reported by Azom.com, Exova’s specialist Aerospace laboratories will benefit from a £300,000 investment.

The labs, based in Czech Republic and Newcastle, will receive a £300,000.00 investment which will go towards upgrading the companies creep strain facilities with a new automated control system.

Creep strain testing is a key test within the aerospace industry as it provides information about how different types of materials deform in different temperatures and loads.

Exova’s new system is capable of controlling temperature, strain measurement and load control and will be operational by the end of this year.

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QC Manager Job in West Sussex

Jason Johal at CK Science is currently recruiting for a QC Manager to be based in West Sussex.

 

The company:

Jason’s client is a speciality pharmaceutical company focused upon the treatment and prevention of allergy.

The role:

As QC Manager you will act as the leader within the QC department and organise/manage a team of analysts to complete the testing of raw materials, in-process and finished products.

You will be working alongside two other QC Team Leaders (for Chemistry and Microbiology), running the Biochemistry laboratory and supervising a team of 6-8 scientists at various levels.

As QC Manager, you will be expected to maintain and improve the high standards of compliance within QC laboratories. In addition, you will be working with the QC teams to improve working systems and practices.

This is a permanent role with a salary up to £30,000.

The ideal candidate:

To be considered for this QC Manager position, you will have both supervisory and biochemistry experience and will be able to carry out scientific “bench” work as well as have the ability to deal with the day to day issues of supervising a team and liaising with management.

You will also hold a degree in a relevant science (or equivalent) and will have proven pharmaceutical experience.

In addition, you will be able to work in a demanding environment, following Good Laboratory Practice, will have excellent organisation and planning skills and will be able to communicate with a variety of different people from across the business at all levels.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply, please contact Jason Johal at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email your CV to jjohal@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST22692 in all correspondence.

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Job of the Week: Area Sales Manager

Area Sales Manager Job

Vicki’s client, a manufacturer of urethane formulated systems, is recruiting for an Area Sales Manager to cover the South of the UK (including South Wales and Essex).

Responsibilities:

The main roles and responsibilities of this Area Sales Manager will be to sell its technically advanced structural adhesives, coatings, and binders systems to UK industrial users and installers. There will be the opportunity for a certain amount of account management and you will be involved in customer trials/ demonstrations, operating effectively at all levels within the customers’ structure. You will also be required to provide technical support to the existing customer base, and report weekly to the company’s head office in theWest Midlands.

The ideal candidate:

To be considered for this Area Sales Manager position, you will hold a 2:1 or above in a Science based degree or equivalent, preferably in Chemistry/ Material Science (Polymers). You will be able to demonstrate the ability to successfully sell technically advanced products to industrial users and will have a background in technical service or commercial sales. Experience of selling formulated chemical systems would be a distinct advantage or a candidate with experience in a technical role with some customer support who is now looking to move into technical sales.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Area Sales Manager position, please contact Vicki on 0114 283 9956 or email vwalker@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH22931 in all correspondence.

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Product Development Manager (R&D) – North Wales

Naynesh Mistry is looking to recruit a Product Development Manager (R&D) to join a leader in the manufacturer and supply of wet wipes to work at their site based in North Wales on a permanent basis.

Job Summary:

As a Product Development Manager (R&D) you will take an active role in the company’s New Product Development activity for consumer products through research and product development and to provide a professional technical support service to the company.

Job Scope:

  • To be a member of the Research & Development team and, in conjunction with other members, develop and implement plans for successful new product development for the business.
  • To develop commercial products in response to customer requests.
  • To be responsible for the technical support & formulation development for a number of customer accounts (including some retailers & brands).
  • To develop products, ensuring that they can meet the proposed claims and are compliant with the relevant regulations.

Responsibilities:

The main duties and responsibilities of this Product Development Manager (R&D) role include:

  • Manage new product development formulations from laboratory scale through to commercialisation, ensuring that accurate records are kept of the work done.
  • Manage Research & Development trials, with input from Manufacturing and Engineering, to plan, organise and implement material, product and processing trials.
  • Represent the Company with Customers (Internal & External) and Suppliers ensuring that a professional technical Customer Liaison and Support Service is provided.
  • Manage assigned projects to ensure product performance and safety and managing assigned projects from initiation to completion, meeting the required timescales.
  • Manage the introduction of new products by organising/creating raw material, product and customer specifications.
  • Ensure that adequate formulation and product stability trials are conducted to ensure product’s shelf life.
  • Ensure that new products, samples and materials are evaluated thoroughly and that adequate claim support data is generated.
  • Manage the development of tests and test methods for new materials, products and processes and to simplify current practices.
  • Product safety testing and validation and Maintain an up to date knowledge of the testing and verification of product support claims.
  • Help to identify the appropriate raw material/chemical suppliers who can service the business.

 

Qualifications and Experience:

The ideal candidate for this Product Development Manager (R&D) role will be educated to degree level in Chemistry or equivalent and have experience with dealing with retailers. Experience of having worked for a contract manufacturer (FMCG) and Formulation experience of Cosmetic products (toiletries) is essential. The successful candidate should also have experience in the development and management of Personal Care consumer products as well as working within an R&D role group supporting new product launches.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this role please contact Naynesh Mistry on 0114 2839956 or email nmistry@ckscience.co.uk.   Please quote reference SH22908 in all correspondence.

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Shift Manager Job in Scotland

Barney Smith is currently looking for a Shift Manager to join a world leading manufacturer at their site in Scotland.

The Job:

The successful candidate for this Shift Manager role will report to the Operations manager. The company require a manager to oversee the manufacturing team working continental 6 on, 4 off. This is an excellent opportunity to work in an influential role within one of the world’s leading manufacturing companies.

Responsibilities:

As a Shift Manager you will be responsible for total leadership of the shift operation including using effective staff resourcing, ensuring maximum production output levels, maintenance of high quality product standards and customer expectations, and be instrumental in continuous improvement initiatives.

Qualifications and Skills:

The ideal candidate must have a proven track record working within a food manufacturing environment at supervisory or management level and be entitled to work in the UK.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Shift Manager role please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH22907 in all correspondence.

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Director of Quality Assurance Job in North West, UK

Jim Gleeson at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Director of Quality Assurance to join a successful molecular diagnostics company based in the North West, UK.

The role:

As Director of Quality Assurance, you will oversee all Quality Assurance activities for the manufacture of in-vitro diagnostics. Further responsibilities will include:

  • Management of the company’s Quality System
  • Close interaction with senior management and international regulatory authorities
  • Ensuring the highest levels of compliance with all applicable standards and regulations
  • Mentoring and development of staff across QA, QC and Compliance
  • Selection of methods, techniques and evaluation criteria in order to obtain robust results

 

The ideal candidate:

  • Jim is looking for candidates with the following skills, experience and qualifications:
  • Extensive GMP QA management experience, ideally within the diagnostics / medical device arena
  • Experience of hosting and managing FDA and other regulatory inspections (ISO 13485 would be particularly useful)
  • A background in ISO 13485 management would be advantageous
  • Excellent communication skills

 

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Director of Quality Assurance position, please contact Jim Gleeson on 01438 870027 or email jgleeson@ckclinical.co.uk. Please quote reference CL22921 in all correspondence.

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Manufacturing Manager (Shift) Job – Scotland

Barney Smith is looking for a Manufacturing Manager to join his client which is a world leading manufacturer within the biotechnology sector based at their site in Scotland

Responsibilities:

As a Manufacturing Manager working a continental shift pattern, the role will involve continuous improvement and optimisation of products, processes and procedures.  You will also be responsible for staff management, training and development, handling customer queries and complaints and troubleshooting any bottlenecks in the manufacturing process.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate for this Manufacturing Manager role must be qualified to degree level in a science or engineering based subject or possess equivalent industrial experience and have a proven track record in a supervisory or management role within a biotech related process or manufacturing site.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Manufacturing Manager role please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference DH22909 in all correspondence.

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Job of the Week: QA Engineer Job in Bedfordshire, UK

Reena Dhana is currently recruiting for a QA Engineer to join the Research and Development facility leading Diagnostic and Medical Device organisation based in Bedfordshire, UK.

As QA Engineer, you will work across various aspects of the organisation and will be responsible for managing all Quality and Compliance within Research and Development. You will also be responsible managing a team of Design Compliance Facilitators.

 

The ideal candidate:

Reena is looking for candidates who have:

  • a degree in Engineering or Scientific Discipline (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrable experience in Design Controls and Product Development gained within the Medical Device/Diagnostics (or equivalently regulated industries).
  • Previous project management experience
  • Lead Auditing qualifications would be desirable

 

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this QA Engineer position, please contact Reena Dhana at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST22863 in all correspondence.

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Senior R&D/Research Chemist (Adhesive, PU, Epoxy) – West Midlands

Victoria Walker is currently looking to recruit a Senior R&D/Research Chemist to join a manufacturer of adhesives and related products based in the West Midlands.

Responsibilities:

The main roles and responsibilities of this Senior R&D/Research Chemist will be to develop innovative products for a range of applications. You will be responsible for managing your own workload as well as assisting with project management, and you will help with taking the development of new products from concept through to launch. Specialising primarily in polyurethane and epoxy synthesis and development, you will lead the subdivision and will mentor a junior member of staff. Alternatively, with a water-based or research-focused background, you will investigate and innovate new areas of development for the department.

Qualifications:

To be considered for this Senior R&D/Research Chemist role you will ideally be educated to degree level or equivalent in Chemistry or a related discipline, with experience gained within industry in formulating adhesive, polyurethane, epoxy or water-based products. This will preferably have been gained in the adhesives, sealants or coatings industries. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of assisting with projects. The post will suit a motivated self starter who can work with the minimum of supervision when required while also being able to assist in supporting a team.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Senior R&D/Research Chemist role please contact Victoria Walker on 0114 2839956 or vwalker@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH22841 in all correspondence.

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UK Government to Invest £50m in Graphene Technology

As reported by the BBC, the UK government will be pledging £50m towards developing new technologies using the new, “miracle material”, graphene.

Graphene, which was developed by two Manchester-based scientists is the strongest material known to science and is better at conducting electricity than copper. The scientists were awarded the Nobel-prize for the discovery.

Potential uses of graphene could include:

  • Transparent touch screens
  • Solar cells
  • Aircraft wings
  • Optical communication systems

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QA Engineer (Diagnostic) – Bedfordshire

Reena Dhana is currently looking for a QA Engineer to join a leading diagnostic and medical device organisation, at their research and development facility based in Bedfordshire.

Responsibilities:

As a QA Engineer you will be responsible for managing all quality and compliance within research and development. You will also:

  • Be responsible for managing a team of design compliance facilitators
  • Provide leadership direction and design control expertise in new product delivery within an Invitro diagnostics medical device company that complies to ISO 13485 and  21 CDR Part 820
  • Be involved in identifying any discrepancies and ensuring they dealt with accordingly.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate for this QA Engineer role will have:

  • A degree in engineering or scientific discipline (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrable experience in design controls and product development gained within the medical device / diagnostics (or equivalently regulated) industries is essential.
  • Previous project management skills is also essential.
  • Qualifications for a lead auditor would be ideal.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this QA Engineer role, please contact Reena Dhana on 01438 723 500 or rdhana@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference ST22863 in all correspondence.

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