Victoria Walker at CK Science is recruiting for Project Scientist to join ACAL Energy. ACAL Energy Ltd is the world’s leading developer of low cost Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells systems, powered by ACAL Energy’s proprietary platinum free cathode technology (FlowCath).
Based in Runcorn, Cheshire, they are now recruiting for a Project Scientist to join their Chemistry team to work in the area of Polyoxometalate Chemistry, and are currently working on an exclusive basis with CK Science for this recruitment campaign.
To design, synthesise, evaluate and deliver new catalyst and mediator materials based on inorganic cluster compounds and associative structures which improve the performance of the ACAL Energy FlowCath technology.
To deliver catalyst and mediator materials based on inorganic cluster/associative structures which display improved performance in the ACAL Energy fuel cell and meet product and market needs.
To identify suitable materials for catalyst and/or mediator roles and design and execute synthetic routes to these species.
To characterise target materials and evaluate performance, particularly in relation to electrochemical and catalytic properties.
Deliver catalyst and/or mediator materials based on inorganic cluster/associative structures which display improved performance in the ACAL fuel cell.
Apply chemical knowledge and understanding to identify and design target materials to meet criteria.
Design and execute synthetic routes to target materials, with consideration of commercial implications.
Complete COSHH and risk assessments for all experimental work and conduct work in a safe manner at all times.
Fully characterise target materials.
Evaluate performance related properties of catalyst and mediator materials, in particular by assessing electrochemical and catalytic properties.
Produce high quality written technical reports and present results and findings at regular intervals.
Identify patent opportunities arising from the work undertaken.
Liaise with internal fuel cell test team to demonstrate the fuel cell performance of lead materials.
Take responsibility for delivering agreed project outputs and contribute to the delivery of the key objectives for the Chemistry team and the company.
Technical skills and knowledge:
Knowledge and understanding of inorganic chemistry
Competency in practical inorganic synthesis, with experience of inorganic cluster/association complex synthesisin aqueous solution preferred
Ability and enthusiasm for laboratory working
Experience and understanding of electrochemical kinetics and/or catalysis is preferred
Competent user of literature searching tools
Broad chemical understanding for the rational design of target materials
Logical approach to problem solving and decision making
Creative approach for the generation of chemical solutions
Personal skills and attributes:
Must be a team player with good communication and affiliativeskills to build strong internal relationships
Results oriented and standards driven, focused on delivery
Commercially aware; understanding what they are trying to achieve and to have a degree of entrepreneurialism
Has a critical nature to question status quo and challenge norms to develop innovation or improvements
Proactive style and flexible approach with a willingness to learn new techniques
Able to work independently in a self motivated manner
Able to demonstrate a practical approach to problem solving using creative thinking
Desire to further fundamental understanding and see technical advancements through to completion
Educated to degree level or equivalent in Chemistry with either a relevant PhD qualification or equivalent experience
gained in a relevant industrial role
Application of chemistry knowledge to the design, synthesis and evaluation of materials
Practical laboratory working experience
Experience of applying electrochemical or catalytic understanding to inorganic materials would be advantageous
How to apply:
For more information or to apply for this Project Scientist position, please contact Victoria Walker on 0114 283 9956 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote reference SH22762 in all correspondence.
Naynesh Mistry at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Team Leader to join a specialist protein company committed to research, development, manufacture and distribution of innovative immunodiagnostic assays for the laboratory market.
As Team Leader you lead a multi-disciplinary award winning clinical research group. You will be involved in initiating and organising clinical studies using free light chain and heavy light change analysis.
In addition, your responsibilities will include administration of ongoing studies and paper writing. There will be opportunities to attend relevant meetings and in return, presentations will be expected.
The ideal candidate:
To be considered for this Team Leader position you will have the following qualifications, experience and skills:
You will be aware of current trends with field of Haematology, B cell malignancies and inflammatory processes and be able to effectively communicate these ideas.
The ability to work in a methodical manner and have a proven track record of success in the field of haematology, immunology, biochemistry or a related discipline.
Previous line management is essential and evidence of multi-disciplinary team management would be advantageous
A PhD in a related discipline (or equivalent)
Strong haematological background
Proven data interpretation skills
Strong publication track record
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent organisational and Presentation skills
Excellent knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
To be self-motivated and have a methodical approach
Skilled in statistical analysis, assay development, biochemistry techniques
A background in immunology
How to apply:
For more information or to apply for this Team Leader role, please contact Naynesh at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email email@example.com. Please quote reference SH22826 in all correspondence.
Carrie Ann at CK Clinical is currently recruiting for a Sales Consultant to join a Contract Research Organisation based in Northern Scotland.
The ideal candidate:
The ideal candidate for this Sales Consultant position must have experience within a contract research organisation and be up to date with current science, with a minimum of one or two years experience.
You must be flexible to work on site for a minimum of six months and happy to live or relocate to North Scotland.
To be considered you must also have a degree qualified in a science background or possess equivalent industrial experience. You must be eligible to work and live in the UK.
How to apply:
For more information or to apply, please contact Carrie Ann Bell at CK Science on 0191 384 8905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote reference DH22840 in all correspondence.
Andrew Bolton is currently looking for two Business Development Managers to join a world leading electrical testing, inspection & certification organisation being either based from their facilities in Buckinghamshire or field based within the UK.
As a Business Development Manager, you will be responsible for:
Carrying out new business generation within a growing market
Performing key account management of a strong existing customer base
Continually keeping abreast with changes in the industry
Product position in the market and changing requirements of customer base
Liaising with internal teams to ensure optimal service delivery and during development / roll-out of new services.
This Business Development Manager role will see you travelling approximately 60 – 80% of the week within the UK. A very small amount of international travel may be required when liaising with the Global Team e.g. during new service roll-out.
This Business Development Manager role is an outstanding opportunity to join an industry leading name in the field of Electronic Testing, Inspection & Certification, which in return offers an attractive salary as well as an excellent bonus and benefits scheme (Incl. Car Allowance, Mobile & Laptop).
To be considered for this Business Development Manager role, you will have a demonstrated background in a Business Development or Key Account Management function. A qualification in a technical discipline and/or experience in a Scientific or Engineering service and/or product environment would be advantageous but it is not essential.
How to apply:
For more information or to apply for this Business Development Manager role please contact Andrew Bolton on 01438 723 500 or email email@example.com. Please quote reference ST22828 in all correspondence.
Barney Smith is looking for a Senior Laboratory Technical Specialist to join his client who provides analytical services to the oil & gas industry. They are looking for a technical specialist to provide analytical support to their labs UK wide.
For this Senior Laboratory Technical Specialist role you will be required to provide technical leadership to labs including installing equipment, method validation and development, staff training, compliance with in house and national standards, act as company representative at external audits and support all Quality and Technical Managers.
The ideal candidate for this Senior Laboratory Technical Specialist role must be qualified to minimum HNC/HND in chemistry or related subject or possess equivalent industrial experience. You must also have thorough knowledge and experience of LIMS, analytical instrumentation, quality systems and customer support.
How to apply:
For more information or to apply for this Senior Laboratory Technical Specialist role please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
As reported by the BBC, the £300m Bristol and Bath Science Park is set to open, creating 6,000 science and technology jobs.
The Science Park, which is located at Emersons Green near Bristol covers an impressive 59 acres, and will be a hub for firms to bring their science and technology ideas from the lab, to market.
The Bath and Bristol Science Park will form one of the six Science City regions in England. Speaking of the park, Science and Universities Minister David Willetts said that it will, “…bring together universities and businesses and make the most of the region’s strengths in research, helping to crease ne products, companies and jobs.”
Hannah Milward is currently looking for a Plant Manager to join a agrochemical company in Telford in the West Midlands.
The role of Plant Manager is the most senior position on the Telford site and holds managerial status and responsibilities. As such the job holder is responsible for all of the activities carried out on the site even though the actual tasks are carried out by sub-ordinate staff. The job holder reports to the Managing Director who is based at head office. Responsibilities of the role are as follows:
Leading and Managing a staff of 30
Ensuring pesticide manufacture is carried out safely and efficiently
Ensuring that a management process is in place to produce quality products
Ensure that the operations are carried out efficiently with attention to maximising output and reducing costs
Planning the work schedule for the staff
Keeping senior management informed of project/order progress
Providing information for head office staff e.g. Export Manager for packing lists
Ensuring that stock is kept in a well organised fashion and stock control records are kept up to date
Ensuring manufacturing assets are maintained and delivering optimum performance.
Responsible for allocating overtime on an as needed basis up to a maximum of £2000 pcm unless otherwise advised by the Marketing Director.
The ideal candidate for this Plant Manager role will have:
Degree or equivalent in chemistry or a relevant discipline
Excellence in management and motivation
Previous track record of success in improving operations efficiency
Experience in pesticide manufacture/formulation is desirable
Project and logistics management expertise
The benefits of this Plant Manager role are:
Salary of circa £30K depending on experience plus a productivity bonus up to £5K pa
20 days annual leave
Pension contribution by company after 1 years service
How to apply:
For more information or to apply for this Plant Manager role please contact Hannah Milward on 0114 2839956 or email email@example.com. Please quote reference SH22416 in all correspondence.
Jason Johal is currently recruiting for a Senior Analytical Chemist to join a global pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical CMO based along the M4 Corridor and commutable from Oxfordshire.
The ideal candidate for this Senior Analytical Chemist role 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. This role will be very varied and includes method development and validation, provision of support during formulation development and manufacture, release testing and stability studies. 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.
The successful candidate for this Senior Analytical Chemist role 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. Also the ideal candidate will have experience of working to cGLP / GMP and will have used the techniques as described above as well as GC, UV and dissolution techniques.
How to apply:
For more information or to apply for this Senior Analytical Chemist please contact Jason Johal on 01438 723 500 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote reference ST22590 in all correspondence.
Naynesh Mistry at CK Science is recruiting for a QA Technologist to join a Food Manufacturer at their site in West Yorkshire on a permanent basis.
Responsible for gathering food specification information both internally and externally
Interpretating/inputting the data so it matches the requirements for customer specifications
Updating and maintaining all finished product specifications
Creating pack copy for technical aspects of product artwork and labels
Liaising with ingredient and packaging suppliers
Maintaining technical information systems
The successful candidate for this QA Technologist job will be educated to degree level, or equivalent in a food related subject with experience of BRC or ISO9000 auditing and have Quality Assurance experience including HACCP and internal auditing.
How to apply:
For more information or to apply for this QA Technologist position, please contact Naynesh at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email nmistry@c kscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH22603 in all correspondence.
Andrew Bolton at CK Science is recruiting for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join a Chemical Technology Manufacturer based in London.
Andrew’s client is an industry leading Chemical Technology Manufacturer who specialises in technology and equipment for the Oil and Gas, Petrochemical and other Chemical industries. They are currently looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to be base d from their site in London.
As a Senior Mechanical Engineer, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team involved in all stages of customer projects from concept, through to development, commissioning and installation. Your duties will include the design & development of novel technologies, with a focus on rotating equipment such as compressors, pumps, fans & steam turbines; preparation of specifications, tender evaluations and monitoring of progress of drawings & manufactured equipment / components as well as attending meetings with clients & vendors. You may also be required to travel to customer’s sites within the UK or Overseas to supervise equipment commisioning, installation and testing.
The ideal candidate:
The successful candidate for this Senior Mechanical Engineer position will have a degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline (or equivalent) and demonstrated experience in a similar position gained within an equipment manufacturer or a related chemical industry. Due to the nature of the role, it is essential to be prepared to travelto customers sites within the UK & Overseas on an occasional basis.
How to apply:
For more information or to apply for this Senior Mechanical Engineer position, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email email@example.com. Please quote reference ST22677 in all correspondence.
Andrew Bolton at CK Science is recruiting for a number Engineering Technicians to join a leading Chemical Manufacturer based in Hertfordshire, UK.
Andrew’s client is a Chemical Manufacturer specialising in Catalyst applications for the Automotive industry.
Andrew is looking for several Engineering Technicians to join the company’s Engine, Vehicle and Synthetic Departments based from their state of the art facilities in Hertfordshire.
Engine Test Technician – You will be involved in carrying out catalyst preparation; operation and support of engine test beds; data checks and maintenance of the engine test facility. This role is shift based, consisting of day and late shift working patterns.
Vehicle Test Technician – You will be involved in carrying out emissions testing; performing test cycle driving; data processing; catalyst changing as well as general workshop based tasks. This role is on a day shift basis.
Synthetic Test Technician – You will be involved in the operation of test rigs to ensure the performance of their catalyst and other emission control technologies. Your duties will include preparing and loading test pieces; handling of synthetic exhaust mixtures; programming and running test sequences as well as carrying out rig maintenance. This role is shift based, consisting of day and night shift working patterns.
The ideal candidates:
To be considered for these positions, you will have either a vocational qualification in a Mechanical or other Engineering discipline (or equivalent) OR demonstrated experience in a Test Laboratory / Workshop or Quality Control environment within the Automotive, Chemical or a Manufacturing based industry.
How to apply:
For more information or to apply, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to ST22630 in all correspondence.
Barney Smith at CK Science is looking for a Laboratory Manager to join an Environmental Consultancy who provides a range of services to clients internationally to join them at their site in Scotland. Due to a significant increase in workload they have a requirement for someone to run their sample process laboratory.
This Laboratory Manager role is high pressure and will involve:
sample prep and analysis
work planning and scheduling
costing of projects and quotes
maintenance of quality procedures
For this Laboratory Manager role a background in science and laboratory management would be useful but project management skills and planning work are essential for the role. You will also be confident enough to supervise staff, suggest change in procedures as required and negotiation. Your time will involve both analysis and management and you must be a self-starter who would be happy in a hands-on role.
How to apply:
For more information or to apply for this role please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email email@example.com. Please quote reference DH22579 in all correspondence.
Naynesh Mistry at CK Science is looking to recruit an Internal Technical Service Representative, to join a Speciality Plastics Company at their site in the North West.
The principle responsibilities of this Internal Technical Service Representative role will be:
Provide technical consultation support to internal customers and help with troubleshooting
Technical service contact for internal sales and distributors
Focal contact for complaints
Support field technical service and application development with trial preparations at customers
Backup of field technical service and application development during their holidays
Occasional travel to customers, main communication via phone and e-mail
Advice with testing needs for problem solving
Ability to work with people with different personalities and from different backgrounds
The successful candidate for this Technical Service Representative role will ideally have:
BSc or MSc in polymer science, engineering or technology
Industry experience in plastics processing would be an advantage.
A deep understanding of co polyesters, cellulosics and processes relevant to speciality plastics would also be an advantage as would a solid understanding of conversion processes relevant to speciality plastics products such as extrusion, injection moulding.
How to apply:
For more information or to apply for this Internal Technical Service Representative role please contact Naynesh Mistry on 0114 2839956 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote reference SH22552 in all correspondence.
Reena Dhana at CK Science is currently searching for In Vitro Electrophysiologist to join a global Pharmaceutical Company based in Hertfordshire. This is a 12 month contract.
For this In Vitro Electrophysiologist role you will be involved in native tissue preparation. Knowledge and experience of carrying out extracellular electrophysiological recordings would also be advantageous.
The ideal candidate for this In Vitro Electrophysiologist role will have a BSc in Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Pharmacology or a related subject (or equivalent) with previous laboratory experience. Also previous experience of drug discovery process within the pharmaceutical sector would be advantageous.
How to apply:
For more information or to apply for this In Vitro Electrophysiologist role please contact Reena Dhana on 01438 743 047 or email email@example.com. Please quote reference ST22567 in all correspondence.
Naynesh Mistry is currently looking to recruit a Supply Chains Coordinator to join a leading provider of early stage and specialist drug development services to Pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices to clients worldwide, to work at their site in Nottingham on a permanent basis.
The main role will be the co-ordination of overhead and study-specific supplies procurement and materials management in support of development and GMP activities, working alongside Pharmaceutical Sciences and Quality Assurance (QA) staff.
The main tasks and responsibilities of this Supplies Co-ordinator will include:
Plan and complete weekly workloads based on the schedule of Clinical Manufacturing and Development activities provided by the DCTM (Director Clinical Trials Manufacturing) or nominated deputy.
Write Clinical Trial Specification documents to define Quality standards for materials to ensure suitability for use in pharmaceutical GMP manufacturing
Undertaking procurement, booking in, CoSHH assessments, sampling, reconciliation and controlled disposal or client returns of development and clinical manufacturing supplies of drug substances, excipients and comparator products as applicable.
Monitoring and maintaining an clinical manufacturing materials portfolio of identified starting materials of the appropriate quality and quantity to meet the needs of studies activities in consultation with the D,CTM or nominated deputy.
In conjunction with study specific Responsible Manufacturing Scientist (RMS), ensuring all study materials are sourced, sampled and released in a timely manner to meet the manufacturing needs of all studies.
Ensure all materials are sourced from approved suppliers in agreement with relevant Quality and Procurement procedures
Obtain and compile documentation to enable timely release of supplies
Co-ordinate shipping of materials and Investigational Medicinal Products (IMPs) to clients or 3rd parties.
Identifying and maintaining appropriate overhead stock controls to ensure sufficient supply volumes are maintained at all times.
Maintain a well organized, tidy and compliant GMP Store to ensure adequate stock control and segregation.
In conjunction with other Pharmaceutical Sciences personnel, ensuring appropriate levels of radioactivity are procured within an adequate timeframe to meet the needs of development and clinical manufacturing experimentation and batch production.
Keeping detailed and accurate records of all work undertaken, ensuring that all records are clear, concise and legible at all times to enable for full repetition and traceability.
Working in a safe responsible manner at all times.
Performing other duties as reasonably required.
The ideal candidate for this Supplies Co-ordinator role will be degree qualified in a life-sciences subject or equivalent. Previous experience in a GMP environment, knowledge of pharmaceutical standards of raw materials and relevant experience in a supply chain role is desirable.
The job may involve the following:
A very high attention to detail
Effective communication skills
Strong organisational skills
Proven planning capabilities
Adherence to strict and tight deadlines
Being able to work effectively within a team environment
Working in a hazardous environment with high requirement to follow safety procedures
How to apply:
For more information or to apply for this Supplies Co-ordinator role please contact Naynesh Mistry on 0114 2839956 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote ref SH22506 in all correspondence.
Graeme Pallas at CK Science is currently looking to recruit a Senior Quality Technical Officer to join a food company located in North East England on initially a 6 month temporary basis.
The successful applicant will be responsible for a small quality team ensuring that food products meet set quality standards. They will also attend key meetings and provide advice on quality assurance.
Good communication skills are required along with a demonstrable record as a leader. Ideally, you will be familiar with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
How to apply:
For more information or to apply for this Senior Quality Technical Officer role please contact Graeme Pallas on 0191 384 9805 or email email@example.com. Please quote reference DH22522 in all correspondence.
Andrew Bolton at CK Science is currently looking for a Polymer Scientist/Engineer to join an innovative Polymer Materials Manufacturer who specialises in the development and manufacturing of thermoplastic materials to join their state-of-the-art facilities based in Hampshire.
As a Polymer Scientist/Engineer you will be responsible for project management of research studies for the development of thermoplastic materials. You will also:
Provide technical direction and hands on experience surrounding polymer processing equipment including film blowing, sheet extrusion, injection moulding and thermoforming
Provide technical service / support to both internal & customer teams including problem solving and offering technical advice.
This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leader in the field of Plastic / Polymer Material development & manufacturing in a role that will see you involved in all areas from inception through to completion. In return they offer an attractive salary and excellent benefits.
To be considered for this Polymer Scientist / Engineer you will have:
A demonstrated background in the field of Polymer Science / Engineering
A proven practical expertise in thermoplastics / plastics
A working knowledge of polymer processing equipment.
How to apply:
For more information or to apply for this Polymer Scientist/Engineer role please contact Andrew Bolton on 01438 723 500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote reference ST22539 in all correspondence.
Victoria Walker is recruiting a Technical Manager to join the R&D team of a manufacturer of polymeric coatings with application in a range of industries, in the North West of England.
The main roles and responsibilities of this Technical Manager will be to supervise the expanding R&D department as well as managing technical support staff. Expected to travel to other sites as and when required (both in the UK and abroad), you will report to the MD of this company who supply their products to the automotive, oil, industrial and consumer industries.
To be considered for this Technical Manager position you will ideally be educated to degree level (or similar) in a related subject and will have managed technical teams in previous roles. Having worked within the coatings industry, you will ideally have expertise with liquid or powder coatings and will have be able to prove your knowledge of having worked in an industrial lab.
How to apply:
For more information or to apply for this Technical Manager role, please contact Victoria Walker on 0114 2839956 or email@example.com. Please quote reference SH22498 in all correspondence.
Reena Dhana at CK Science is recruiting for a Senior QA Manager to join a global Pharmaceutical Company based in London for a 6 – 12 month contract.
Your main responsibilities for this Senior QA Manager role will include:
Monitoring quality consistency of the product from the development to the commercial stage
Monitoring the quality risk for Quality Assurance of European global, regional and local products in terms of GMP and GDP.
To lead and supervise Quality Assurance of regional and local products including development Products, based on Quality Systems of the sites and departments.
Reviewing of implementation and maintenance of the Quality Systems of the marketing affiliates
Monitoring and periodical review of Customer Complaints on behalf of the organisation
Advising European plants and affiliates about the quality system to comply with QA requirements,
Assisting the review of the organisations QA Manual/SOP and more.
To be considered for this role Senior QA Manager you will have extensive experience in Quality Assurance and/or Quality Control, qualification in a European pharmaceutical manufacturing environment (or equivalent) is essential. Previous auditing experience and knowledge of GMP and QA systems is also essential.
How to apply:
For more information or to apply for this position Senior QA Manager, please contact Reena Dhana on 01438 723 500 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote reference ST22473 in all correspondence.