The Summit brought together many from across a wide range of sectors, including life sciences, engineering and technology, so as to try to address the issues facing them. It is clear from these discussions that there is a significant skills gap, with many employers predicting these issues to continue for the near future.
To combat these problems, the REC have come up with a variety of methods, from investments in skills training by businesses, to apprenticeships created thanks to government policy. The apprenticeship policy seems as though it would be most effective, as around a quarter of employers said that they did not hire young people due to lack of skills or experience. It is necessary to train these young people in order to ensure that the skills are there in the future, rather than seeing the gap widen further.
Barney Smith is recruiting for a Project Engineer to work in a small team at a large oil service company based in Aberdeen on a permanent basis.
As a project engineer you will be responsible for:
Carrying out NORM treatment projects offshore which will involve working with clients directly.
Interpreting process flow diagrams (PFDs) and Process and Instrument Drawings (P&IDs)
Scaling up and transfering technology from lab to pilot scale to first phase field trials
Performing site surveys and providing information on treatment strategies,
Managing all logistics and equipment.
The role will be hands on and office based and you must be flexible in your working practices, and happy to turn your hand to any task as and when required.
For this project engineer role you must be qualified to degree level in mechanical engineering or similar subject or possess equivalent experience. You must also have experience in managing projects related to NORM from conception to completion ideally offshore. Entitlement to work in the UK is essential although the role will involve travel worldwide on a project basis.
Andrew Bolton at CK Science is recruiting for a Project Director / Head of Division to head up a section within a world leading engineering consultancy specialising in offshore & marine cable projects. You will be based at their site in Hampshire on a full time, permanent basis.
As the Project Director / Head of Division, you will be specialising in marine cables and offshore based engineering projects for customers in the renewable energy (incl. wind energy), water & other related sectors. Your responsibilities will include:
Developing & leading customer projects ranging across concept; feasibility & design; environmental impact; installation, construction & operation to decommissioning.
Acquiring new business & client development through building of professional networks.
Develop business collaborations in line with the organisation’s objectives.
Working closely with internal teams surrounding the development of marketing strategies, market research & relevant materials.
Line management of staff within the division including recruitment of new staff, monitoring of KPIs and budget management.
Travelling to customers sites within the UK & internationally.
As the Project Director / Head of Division, you will have the following qualifications, skills & experience:
A qualification in an engineering or relevant technical discipline (or equivalent).
Demonstrated project management expertise in a marine cables, pipelines, offshore engineering, geosciences or related fields.
A proven background in people management / supervision.
A strong track-record in client development & proactively building professional networks.
Naynesh Mistry at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Development Technologist to join a leading manufacturer of wet wipes and personal care products based in North Wales on a permanent basis.
Job Summary – To take an active role in companies support and product development for the contract manufacturing section of the clients international business.
Assist the Product Development Manager (Technical) and the Technical department team with liaising with other sections of the company and with suppliers to satisfy both the customer’s technical needs and NPI’s business requirements.
Provide technical advice/assistance internally & externally to the company as appropriate.
Work with Business management and directly with Product Development, Technical Transfer and Global Engineering (Packaging), QA and other functions, to ensure understanding of clients requirements, so that response can be as efficient as possible.
Manage trials, investigations and support, with input from other sections to meet the agreed objectives of development plans.
Represent the Company with customers and suppliers ensuring that a professional technical liaison and support service is provided.
Prepare specifications for new materials, products and processes
Be cost conscious and work within the Technical Departmental Budget
The successful Development Technologist will have the following qualifications, skills and experiences:
Degree in Chemistry, Science or equivalent
Experience of working within a healthcare environment, laboratory and manufacturing facility.
Experience within an FMCG company ideally working on the development of Personal Care or Household products
Jason Johal at CK Science is currently recruiting for a ManufacturingTechnologist to join one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical companies based in Hertfordshire on a full time, permanent basis.
This job is responsible for provision of technical expertise with a focus on the process development and validation of a manufacturing section for tablet and capsule manufacture. The role is part of a ‘matrix’ organisation and functionally reports to the Technical Manager manufacturing.
As Manufacturing Technologist you will:
Ensure that operations conducted within your area of responsibility are performed in accordance with the requirements of the Quality System, GMP Guidelines and Industry Standards.
Monitor key quality performance indicators and implement corrective, preventative or continuous improvement activities to address any adverse trends, in a timely manner.
Generate technical documents to support manufacturing operations.
Generate technical reports including the interpretation and presentation of data.
Manage, investigate and remedy test failures through the Quality systems.
Develop and revise Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).
Provide and execute project management principles across functional teams.
Define, plan and execute development and validation studies and process and cleaning validation studies.
The successful Manufacturing Technologist will have the following qualifications, skills & experiences:
Experience in a Pharmaceutical manufacturing or technical environment performing technical/operations and/or project management functions.
Experience associated to process development and product transfer.
Practical application experience of lean practices, formal qualification an advantage.
Practical hands on experience of manufacturing technology and equipment.
Demonstrable familiarity of MHRA/FDA guidance.
If successful, you will be joining a company that truly values its employees and is completely focused on the patient. In return there is an attractive salary, coupled with excellent benefits and extensive training/career progression opportunities.
Hannah Milward at CK Science is recruiting for three Senior Business Unit Specialists on a contract basis for the duration of 12 months initially. The Business Unit Manager will be based in Cork working for a global healthcare organisation.
As Senior Business Unit Specialist you will be responsible for providing technical support to the business unit in ensuring efficient manufacturing while ensuring compliance with GMP, EHS standards at all times.
Further responsibilities of this Senior Business Unit Manager Specialist include:
Development of new and revised manufacturing Master Batch Books.
Management of deviations (including customer complaints, EHS incidents, Quality Deviations etc) to ensure timely investigation, root cause analysis and implementation of corrective and preventive actions.
Preparation of Process & Cleaning Validation protocols and reports as required by the business unit and coordination with other business unit partners to ensure all other validation requirements are met in line with the Site Validation Master Plan (e.g. analytical validation)
Identification of opportunities for improvement within the manufacturing process through trend analysis and continuous review of all operations (e.g. completion of Self Inspections/ Internal Audits) as well as liaising with production personnel to identify opportunities for improvement
Generation and justification of Change Requests in order to ensure that opportunities for improvement are implemented in a safe and cGMP compliant manner
Where changes are significant the business unit specialist is required to project manage these changes to ensure that personnel from all departments complete project tasks in to support the overall change implementation
Development of and subsequent reporting on metrics relating to the performance of the manufacturing processes.
Development and data collection for scorecards, dashboard and data for management review.
Degree or equivalent qualification in engineering of science experience in the industry.
Computer proficiency and technical writing is a requirement and experience of equipment gained in production or engineering role would be a significant advantage.
Structured project management experience would be an advantage.
How to apply:
For more information or to apply for the position please contact Hannah Milward on 0114 2839956 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alex Tosney at CK Science is recruiting a MS&T Process Development Scientist to join a global animal health company at their site based in Liverpool. This is a contract role on a recurring 6 month basis.
As a MS&T Process Development Scientist the main purpose of your role will to work on lab scale process optimisation activities for the downstream processing area.
Further responsibilities of this MS&T Process Development Scientist position will be to:
Deliver key development goals through hands-on experimentation and demonstration at lab scale.
Design and analyse experimental regimes using sound statistical techniques.
Regularly communicate plans and status to key stake-holders and work flexibly to overcome issues and barriers encountered.
Deliver high quality technical reports to support proposed process improvements.
Responsible for ensuring that safe systems of work are in place and adhered to for process development activities.
Develop close alignment to supporting functions, including Manufacturing Operations, Project/Process Engineering and Quality Control Labs to ensure that process improvements can effectively be delivered at manufacturing scale.
As a MS&T Process Development Scientist, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:
Experience in the operation of lab or pilot scale chromatography and tangential flow filtration equipment, specifically GE Akta systems and Sartorius or Millipore TFF packages.
Possess a working knowledge of analytical techniques required for protein purity assessment, including HPLC and ELISA methods.
Ability to communicate effectively and build strong working relationships at all levels in the organisation.
Ability to operate in a cGMP environment and produce technical documentation to high standards.
Degree in scientific or engineering discipline, preferably with a biotechnology focus
Experience in the use of statistical software to design experimental approaches and analyse the data generated
How to Apply:
For more information or to apply for this role please contact Alex Tosney on 0114 2839956 or email email@example.com.
Andrew Bolton is currently recruiting for a Mechanical Engineer to join an international Chemical Manufacturer at their site in Berkshire on a full time, permanent basis.
This role is on a shift basis of 4 days on, 4 days off from 8am – 7pm.
As a Mechanical Engineer, you will be working within their Test Rig Team providing specialist testing services in support of R&D activities on the organisations industrial lubricants & engine oils. Your duties will include:
Carrying out mechanical tests using bespoke test rigs as part of product evaluation.
Running field based testing when required.
Working closely with R&D and Technical Support Teams to coordinate projects.
Liaise with equipment manufacturers (OEMs) regarding issues & faults with test rigs.
As a Mechancial Engineer, you will have the following qualifications, skills & experience:
A qualification in Mechanical Engineer (or equivalent) or experience in a mechanical / testing function.
Demonstrated experience with mechanical test rigs, engines / vehicles parts, industrial chemical testing or a related industry / environment.
Working knowledge in any of the following fields would be advantageous but are not essential: electronics, software, programming, mechanical design, testing of transmission or physics.
As a Mechanical Engineer you will be joining an industry leading Chemical Manufacturer in their state-of-the-art Test Rig faciltiies in Berkshire. In return they offer an attractive salary and excellent benefits.
For more information or to apply to the role of Mechanical Engineer, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Quoting reference: ST27002). Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential
Heather Deagle is recruiting for 2 Analysts to work for a major contract manufacturing organisation in Northumberland. The role is initially a 6 month contract with a very strong possibility of the position being made longer term.
The role involves the analysis of raw materials, intermediates and finished using a range of techniques to GLP.
The successful candidate will be qualified to degree level or similar in a scientific discipline with demonstrable hands on experience gained while working in the pharmaceutical or similar industry.
This role would suit a graduate or similar with a couple of years working knowledge of GMP using a range of equipment such as HPLC, LC, Mass spec, titrations, NMR and GC to GMP standard.
For more information or to apply for this role please contact Heather Deagle on 0191 3848905 or email email@example.com. Please quote reference 26985 in all correspondence. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential.
Hannah Milward at CK Science is recruiting a Mechanical Engineer to join a leading speciality chemical manufacturer in West Yorkshire on a temporary basis for an initial duration of 12 months.
Responsibilities of this Mechanical Engineer role will include:
Maintaining up to date knowledge of regulatory and mechanical standards.
Maintaining up to date knowledge of industry best practice on mechanical integrity.
Setting of site mechanical standards.
Monitor, identify and rectify sources of downtime.
Set up and maintain computer and procedural maintenance systems.
Review of existing equipment versus current regulatory and site standards.
Carrying out of calculations to justify existing/new equipment design.
Company interface with regulators on mechanical integrity issues.
Initiate plant improvements.
Specification of equipment.
Interface with production and technical personnel.
Develop industry contacts.
As Mechanical Engineer, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:
Ideally a degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering
Plant maintenance experience
Chemical manufacturing experience
How to apply:
For more information or to apply for the Mechanical Engineer position please contact Hannah Milward on 0114 2839956 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote reference SH26859 in all correspondence.
Jason Johal at CK Science is currently recruiting for an Immunohistochemist /Histopathologist to join a global biopharmaceutical company focussed on research and development and the commercialization/manufacture of therapeutic and preventive medicines. Based in Cambridge this role is offered on a full time, permanent basis.
As an Immunohistochemist /Histopathologist you will:
Be focussed on delivering key expertise in histopathology, immunohistochemistry, advanced microscopy and image analysis to support the build of early biological rationale for candidate therapeutic targets
Support early drug projects across all company therapeutic areas including Oncology, Respiratory, Neuroscience and Cardiovascular and Metabolic disease
Apply your established histopathology and immunohistochemistry skills and innovative approach in support of company early pre-clinical stage projects and development of next generation therapeutics Contribute to project delivery across the different company therapeutic areas by developing and running appropriate histopathology and immunohistochemistry based assays
Contribute to the implementation and biology validation of new project starts, using histopathology and immunohistochemistry assays to support the building of target rationale Coordinate, plan and deliver histopathology based activities to support efficient project progression
Investigate the effect of specific biologics using histopathology and immunohistochemistry assays to profile and understand target expression, efficacy and mechanism of action within normal and disease tissues from humans or relevant pre-clinical models
Plan, implement, validate, report and interpret histopathology and immunohistochemistry experiments to agreed timelines to understand disease /disease model processes and biologic mode of action
The successful Immunohistochemist /Histopathologist will have the following qualifications, skills & experiences:
Strong experience within a histopathology/immunohistochemistry laboratory, preferably within a pharmaceutical research environment (Experience from a clinical diagnostic or veterinary laboratory will also be considered)
A proven track record of delivering histological analysis to understand disease processes.
Experience using IHC automation and image scanning and image analysis
Technical Skills in:
In situ Hybridization
Aperio or Definiens (or other system)
Microscopy Histopathology knowledge
Tissue morphology recognition
Tinctorial (special) staining techniques
Tissue dissection and processing
If successful, you will be joining a company developing new therapeutic and preventive medicines that hold tremendous potential for patients around the globe in the areas of infectious disease, oncology, respiratory disease and inflammation, cardiovascular/gastrointestinal disease, and neuroscience. In return there is an attractive salary, coupled with excellent benefits and career progression opportunities.
To apply for this Immunohistochemist /Histopathologist position contact Jason Johal via email: email@example.com or telephone: 01438 723 500. Please quote reference ST26954 in all correspondence. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential.
Naynesh Mistry at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Team Leader to join an international pharmaceutical organisation based in Northern Ireland on a permanent basis
The post holder will perform analysis as required, supervise, delegate and review analytical activities of reporting staff and ensure that schedules are met and that the quality of work meets specified standards.
As a Team Leader you will:
Retain an up-to-date knowledge of analytical techniques and equipment
Assist with the identification of alternative test methods and/or equipment to improve efficiency and maximise throughput of testing in the laboratories
Ensure that tasks relating to quality standards and procedures such as GLP and cGMP are carried out in the specified manner
Ensure that Quality Management Documents (QIR, CAPA) are raised and closed out promptly
Ensure that all actions from internal and external audits are completed promptly
Investigate incidents of out of specification results and action appropriately
The successful Team Leader will have the following qualifications, skills and experiences
Degree in Chemistry or a Life Science subject with a significant chemistry component or equivalent
Commercial GMP laboratory experience
Previous experience within a supervisory role, to include line management responsibility
Demonstrable broad understanding of analytical chemistry
Graeme Pallas at CK Science is recruiting for a Process Chemist to join a life sciences company at their site located in Durham. The role is initially a two year contract.
As a Process Chemist your main responsibilities will include:
Develop existing chemical processes
Support conversion of scale up processes into commercially viable large scale operations
Investigate and resolve technical issues observed within the production process
As a Process Chemist you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:
Qualification in a science or engineering subject
Experience working in a manufacturing environment
Familiar with cGMP/GLP requirements
The successful Process Chemist will be joining a Biopharmaceutical company at their site located in Durham. The role is initially a two year contract. This role is suitable for an experienced Process Chemist that is looking to work for one the world’s leading life science organisations.
For more information or to apply for this Process Chemist vacancy please contact Graeme Pallas on 0191 384 8905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can click on the link below. Please quote reference 26932 in all correspondence. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential.
Julie Marshall at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Pharmacologist to join a research group for a drug discover company based in Hertfordshire on a full time, temporary basis for 1 year.
The successful Pharmacologist will have the following qualifications, skills & experiences:
Experience in performing a diverse set of drug screening and disease models, with a particular focus and experience in preclinical models of neurodegeneration.
Hands on technical experience of designing, validating and running behavioural and biochemical experimentation with a proven track record of achievement in evaluating the therapeutic utility of novel molecular entities.
PhD, MSc (or equivalent) in Pharmacology or related subject.
In Vivo skills and expertise.
If successful, you will be joining a global drug discovery company and in return there is an attractive salary, coupled with excellent benefits and career progression opportunities.
How to apply:
For more information or to apply for this Pharmacologist position, please contact Julie Marshall via email: email@example.com or telephone 01438 723 500. Please quote reference ST26898 in all correspondence.
Alex Tosney at CK Science is recruiting a Data & Document Reviewer to join an API manufacturer based in Northern Ireland, on a full time, 12 month fixed term contract.
As a Data & Document Reviewer, the main purpose of your role will be to be responsible for the checking and reviewing of analytical data and documents (SOPs, protocols, reports etc.) and to develop and implement efficient manual/electronic systems and procedures for the storage, searching, trending and retrieval of analytical data and documents.
Further responsibilities of this Data & Document Reviewer will include:
Prepare and review analytical documentation, such as protocols, reports, SOPs and AOIs.
Check and review analytical data to ensure compliance with internal SOPs and if relevant specific customer requirements.
To compile and deliver training packages in accurate, timely and right-first-time documentation.
To critically assess and propose improvements to working practices with respect to analytical data packages, document templates and electronic systems for the storage and retrieval of analytical data and documents.
To generate, monitor and facilitate the improvement of relevant KPIs e.g. % right first time documentation.
Ensure that unplanned deviations (UPDs) are kept to a minimum and that your line manager is notified as soon as UPDs are generated.
Ensure that any corrective or preventative action arising from UPDS is completed in full and within allocated timeframes.
Assist with the identification of alternative test methods and/or equipment to improve efficiency and maximise throughput of testing in the laboratories.
As a Data & Document Reviewer, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:
GCSE (or equivalent) passes, grades A-C, in Mathematics and English Language
Degree qualification (or equivalent) in a Life Science related discipline and ideally degree level qualification (or equivalent) in an Analytical related discipline
Experienced in the preparation and review of analytical protocols, reports and data in a GMP/GLP environment.
Practical experience of a wide range of analytical techniques and associated commercial data capture systems.
Design and delivery of training packages in support of business improvement.
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
Quality focused and driven
Excellent organisational skills
Proven ability to organise and plan work both independently and in conjunction with team members
As Data & Document Reviewer you will be working with an API manufacturer based in Northern Ireland.
For more information or to apply for this Data & Document Reviewer position please contact Alex Tosney on 0114 283 9956 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Please quote reference SH26875 in all correspondence.
Jason Johal at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Quality Manager to join a new technology and innovation centre based in central London.
The Quality Manager will take day to day responsibility for ensuring company systems and procedures, including those covering laboratory, clinical and regulatory activities, are fit for purpose, consistent and meet external and internal requirements. Reporting to the Head of Regulatory, this role will coordinate the implementation of the company quality management system, provide internal training on quality procedures and monitor performance against agreed standards.
Manage the establishment of the company’s quality procedures to cover its business, laboratory (including interface with GLP and GMP), clinical (GCP) and regulatory activities, including a phased approach based on prioritisation of key initial activities
Work within a multi-disciplinary team and matrix environment to promote the awareness of quality requirements throughout the company and train staff in quality related activities
Coordinate the implementation of a fit for purpose company electronic QMS
Establish, implement and maintain processes, including document control and training, needed for successful performance of the QMS
Review the performance of the QMS at planned intervals to ensure its continuing suitability, adequacy and effectiveness and propose improvements
Manage an internal audit programme and propose and implement corrective actions
Coordinate with purchasing and operational colleagues to establish quality requirements for external suppliers, including audit programme for external third parties
Ensure company inspection readiness and lead regulatory agency and client inspections
Provide compliance support to internal staff by providing advice and facilitate escalation of compliance issues through the appropriate route
The successful Quality Manager will have the following qualifications, skills & experiences:
Be educated to degree level in a scientific discipline (or equivalent)
Have experience in quality-related activities including the maintenance and monitoring of QMS, preferably including experience in a small / start-up organisation environment
Be familiar with global standards related to quality e.g. ISO 9001
Be Familiar with UK and EU regulatory environment for medicinal products, particularly the Good Clinical Practice requirements
Have experience working with GLP or GMP activities
Be pragmatic and practical, highly motivated and able to implement workable quality systems and solutions to enable the mission of the company to accelerate the development of cell based therapies in the UK
If successful, you will be joining a group that is passionate about helping to develop a sustainable Cell Therapy Sector in the UK and who wants to play a pivotal role in delivering new therapies to the clinic. In return there is an attractive salary, coupled with excellent benefits and career progression opportunities.
To apply for this position contact Jason Johal on 01438 723 500 or via email on email@example.com Please quote reference ST26838 in all correspondence. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential.