Science job of the week: 16.06.2016

Our science job of the week is a Senior Quality Control Associate role in Dublin, Ireland. This has been chosen as it is:

  • An exciting opportunity to work in a beautiful country for a pioneering biopharmaceutical manufacturing company that help to deliver therapeutics to patients worldwide
  • Offering a number of roles available for candidates from a chemistry or a microbiology background
  • Performing accurate and effective analytical testing, contribute to method validation and problem solving, maintain GMP/GLP standards, and assist in the training of QC Staff
  • Offering a salary of between €18-30 per hour, depending on experience

Find out more about this role here

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 14th June 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Tuesday 14th June and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 471 chemistry jobs were published last week, with:

  • 361 permanent roles
  • 110 temporary or contract roles

The demand for Analytical Chemistry candidates declined this week, with a 10% drop across both permanent and contract roles. This is reflective of all the market trends we have seen emerging and we continue to believe that the EU decision is the cause. We know that employers are being more hesitant and are naturally putting further expenditure decisions on hold until they have a firmer grasp of what the future holds.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

 

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Science Job of the Week: 24/05/2016

The position of Pharmaceutical Sciences Manager – Inhalations has been chosen as our job of the week as it is:

  • Based with a fast growing world-class specialty biopharmaceutical business focused on allergy and respiratory disease with an established commercial infrastructure, marketed products, a pipeline of near-term therapies and a portfolio of next generation treatments targeting multi-billion dollar market opportunities.
  • Working with a group in collaboration with several of the largest global pharma companies as well as developing their own products.
  • Managing the technology transfer of drug product manufacturing processes and analytical methods into and/or between manufacturing and analytical suppliers allowing the development of key external relationships with suppliers, consultants and third party customers
  • Offering a highly competitive basic salary of £45,000 – £55,000 with a 15% bonus, Pension Scheme, Healthcare Scheme and other benefits.

Find out more about this job here

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 23rd May 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 23rd May and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 477 Chemistry jobs were published last week, with:

  • 363 permanent roles
  • 114 temporary or contract roles

This week we have tracked a small uplift in the number of scientific jobs being advertised. These roles are predominantly contract and temporary positions, which implies that science recruitment is following the same trend CK is tracking in its other divisions.

We have identified a pattern of behaviour that we are attributing to the upcoming Brexit Referendum and the uncertainty around the UK’s future. As such, CK clients are opting to recruit contract staff rather than commit to permanent expansion of their workforce, thereby safe guarding them against whatever decision comes from the vote. As the results are not due until 23-24 June, we foresee this continuing for the coming weeks.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 16th May 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 16th May and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 461 Chemistry jobs were published last week, with:

  • 378 permanent roles
  • 83 temporary or contract roles

There has been an almost insignificant change in the total number of science jobs this week. In fact there has been a greater variation in the number of permanent and temporary vacancies, with contract roles reducing by eight, and permanent jobs growing by seven.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 9th May 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 9th May and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 462 Chemistry jobs were published last week, with:

  • 371 permanent roles
  • 91 temporary or contract roles

The fluctuating market place that has established itself over the last eight weeks, has continued this week with a small 8% decline in the last week. Whilst this is a nominal reduction, it has resulted in there being 10% fewer permanent and contract vacancies advertised. However, based on our recent records, this should change again next week!

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 2nd May 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 2nd May and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 517 Chemistry jobs were published last week, with:

  • 414 permanent roles
  • 103 temporary or contract roles

Last week there was a small increase in the number of science jobs which brings the total number closer to the average formed throughout 2016. This increase was reflected in a growth in permanent roles, which grew from 387 to 414 whereas contract roles declined slightly.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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Common job hunting and interviewing mistakes

If you are a seeking advice on how to find your dream job and how to prepare for an interview you will come across countless articles covering the areas you need to concentrate on, including:

  • How to plan for your search
  • How to use social media to find a new pharmaceutical job
  • How to get the most out of your scientific recruitment agency
  • Researching the company you are interviewing with
  • Planning your journey
  • Test questions
  • Dress to impress

However, despite all the tips and advice that is available, there are still common mistakes made by job seekers and interviewees. Click here to find out what they are

Or if you are looking for more job seeking advice or interview tips click here to visit our career zone

 

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What are the top pharmaceutical jobs?

The pharmaceutical industry is massive. Ill-health and disease steals tens of millions of lives every year, so a lot of money is invested in the search for new drugs. Many people enter the pharmaceutical industry because they want to make a difference, but it is useful to remember that many pharmaceutical jobs are also very well paid.

The sector is predicted to continue growing over the next five years. The continued development of strategic new drugs and therapeutic vaccines presents great opportunities for scientists and sales reps alike, so if you are considering a career in the pharmaceutical industry, the future looks bright.

Here is a list of the five top pharmaceutical jobs.

1. Biotechnology Senior Research Scientist

Senior research scientists are at the top of their game. They are responsible for managing research projects, making applications for research funding, reporting back on research findings, and keeping a close eye on new technologies. A familiarity with software development and IT is also desirable in the high-tech world of today. To reach this level within a pharmaceutical company, you need to have a broad skillset, which includes project management experience as well as plenty of time served in clinical research.

2. Research Scientists

Research scientists work in the laboratory or out in the field. To qualify for a position as a research scientist, you will need to have experience of laboratory procedures, including setting up and monitoring experiments. Research scientists typically write the proposals for research funding, so excellent writing skills are required, as well as the ability to present findings clearly and concisely.

3. Field Sales Reps

Field sales reps may not have experience of working in a laboratory setting, but they do need to have a thorough understanding of the products they sell. Sales reps are responsible for selling a pharmaceutical company’s products to new and existing customers. Excellent social skills are essential. If you are good at your job, your earnings potential will be very high.

4. Pharmaceutical Financial Analyst

The pharmaceuticals industry is first and foremost a business. Pharmaceutical companies are in the game to make money – serious money – so financial analysts are employed to make sure the business is stable and profitable. Your job is to advise management on which investments are likely to be the most profitable, as well as the areas where cost savings can be made. Pharmaceutical financial analysts will normally have a background in finance rather than pharmaceuticals.

5. Pharmacist

A career as a pharmacist is generally seen as less attractive than medicine, but if you want to be at the cutting edge of pharmaceutical technology whilst retaining a degree of patient interaction, this is the career for you. To get your foot in the door, look for summer internships or placements, as these will give the experience required once you have graduated from university.

Jobs in the pharmaceuticals industry are highly sought after and competition is fierce. You will need the right qualifications and an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline is essential for research-based careers.

 

For advice on how to plan your pharmaceutical job search click here

 

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 25th April 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 25th April and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 497 Chemistry jobs were published last week, with:

  • 387 permanent roles
  • 110 temporary or contract roles

There has been a small decline in the volume of Analytical Chemistry jobs advertised in the last week. This is mostly evident in the contract market place, where numbers have dropped by 41%. Whether this is directly linked to market place confidence and commitment towards permanent recruitment or something else should soon become apparent.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

 

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Science job of the week: 18/04/2016

This week’s job of the week is a Senior R&D Manager Consumer Safety & Labelling for Reckitt Benckiser. This role has been chosen because its:

  • A high profile role with one of the world’s leading consumer healthcare companies
  • Managing an international team ensuring the safety of ingredients used in their developmental and marketed products
  • We are looking for an inspirational leader who will thrive in a fast-paced, ever changing environment
  • You will need a BSc, MSc in Toxicology or a related subject

To read the job description in full click here

 

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How to feel less busy

CK Science’s Sarah Farrow has become increasingly aware of how stress and anxiety is becoming a common ailment due to increased demands on our time and working in high pressured environments.

To help combat these issues Sarah has composed an advice article aimed at providing invaluable tips and techniques that will help you feel less busy and become more productive.

These tips include things such as:

  • Managing your times into blocks
  • Ignoring your emails
  • Learning to say no
  • And the most difficult challenge, managing your ‘to-do’ list

Click here to read the article in full

 

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CK Group launch new website today

The new CK Group site, which is live as of today, merges our four recruitment divisions and our Real World Evidence CRO together for the first time using our fresh new branding. The site and brand has been designed to reflect the core purpose of the business ‘to be the best provider of staffing and outsourcing services to the science and technology community’.

The new website will provide a gateway to current and potential clients to gain a greater understanding of the services we provide and the quality of service we aim to deliver.

Released in time to celebrate our 25th year in life science recruitment, the website highlights how far the organisation has come. Since it was established in 1991 by Ashley Kirk and Liam O’Connell the company has been committed to forming a strong, original, visual impression, starting with our first logo.

With an innovative Senior Management Team at the helm who are prepared to challenge the market place and invest in the future, the CK brand has been able to evolve to reflect the values of the business. So it is with great excitement we release our new brand and website

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Jonathan Hart-Smith, Managing Director of CK Group, said, “Customer service is key to the CK Group so we are always looking at ways to improve our customers’ experience. Whether it’s through a dedicated account manager or a user friendly site, we like to add value wherever we can. I feel our new website captures that perfectly and will ensure our customer relationships stay fresh and continue to go from strength to strength.”

To find more about the CK Group service and to visit our new website click here

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 18th April 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 18th April and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 572 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, with:

  • 391 permanent roles
  • 181 temporary or contract roles

There has been a small increase in the volume of roles within the science jobs market over the last week, continuing the upward trend we have seen over the last couple of weeks. More surprisingly the greater fluctuation has been between permanent and contract roles with permanent seeing a drop of 15%, whereas temporary jobs grew by 77%. If this continues next week we will need to explore why this trend is emerging.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 11th April 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 11th April and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 562 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, with:

  • 460 permanent roles
  • 102 temporary or contract roles

Following last week’s sharp decline in numbers we are pleased to see that the number of science jobs has increased this week. Both permanent and contract jobs have increased, with contract / temporary roles increasing by a 100%! Now that the new tax year has begun and the Easter holidays finished, we hope to see this upturn continuing.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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Finding the right candidates for science recruitment

Selecting the right candidates for science recruitment necessitates a lot of time and effort. It can be a challenging process. Putting into place a comprehensive recruitment strategy is essential to ensure any potential risk is eliminated when introducing new employees to the workplace.

We have written some advice to help guide your through the interview process.

Click here to read in full

 

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Science job of the week: 04/04/2016

Our science job of the week is a Chemist role. This position has been chosen as it is:

  • An exciting opportunity for an experienced Chemist or Chemical Engineer with extrusion and injection moulding experience to join a market leading colour and additives manufacturing company
  • With a company that is happy to be somewhat flexible regarding the level of experience required, as long as applicants have extrusion and injection moulding experience. Salary is in the region of £25-45k depending on experience
  • A role where responsibilities include designing and conducting experiments toward the development or improvement of new additive products. This will include developing testing plans, procedures, data analysis and communication of results to the business

Find out more about this science job here

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 28th March 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 28th March and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 594 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, with:

  • 496 permanent roles
  • 98 temporary or contract roles

There has been a small uplift in the number of Analytical Chemistry jobs advertised this week, with 53 additional permanent roles and 22 contract. With just week’s left until the end of the financial tax year, this could be a sign that some organisations have been given early access to next year’s recruitment budget.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 21st March 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 21st March and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 519 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, with:

  • 443 permanent roles
  • 76 temporary or contract roles

Analytical Chemistry jobs continued to drop this week with a further 26% decline in jobs across permanent and temporary contracts. With only 10 working days until the new tax year commences, we expect to see a dramatic uplift in numbers over the next few weeks.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 7th March 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 7th March and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 687 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, with:

  • 555 permanent roles
  • 132 temporary or contract roles

There has been a dramatic uplift in the number of Analytical Chemistry jobs that have been published in the last week – growing from 490 up to 687 this week. Both permanent and contract roles have experienced growth, with contract more than doubling its numbers! This change in behaviour belies our assessment last week that the tax year end will be slowing down recruitment. In fact, the increase in jobs could be a last minute recruitment drive to use up budgets! Lets see what next week brings.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

 

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