CK are recruiting!

CK Group are currently recruiting for Resourcers / Trainee Recruiters to join their growing recruitment team. As specialists in recruiting for the Scientific, IT, Clinical an Engineering industries CK source permanent and contract staff for clients across the UK and Europe.

This is a great opportunity to join an expanding, exciting and dyanmic company who are looking for career minded individuals. 

So if you are interested in sales orientated roles and have lots of personality click here to apply!

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CK Science consultant finalist at IRP Awards 2013

CK Science’s Victoria Walker has been selected as a Finalist for the IRP’s Permanent Consultant of the Year award for 2013! The award, which recognises professional excellence, best practice and inspirational work ethics, is the ultimate accolade for professionals in the recruitment industry.

We nominated Vicki as one of our rising stars due to her commitment to excellent customer relationships, her business development techniques as well as her ability to continuously bring ambitious and practical solutions to her working environment. We feel this award would be very fitting for one of our top Senior Recruitment Consultants.

The winner of this prestigious award will be announced on Tuesday 3rd December – keep your fingers crossed for Vicki!

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Senior Microbiologist – Grangemouth

Barney Smith is recruiting for a Senior Microbiologist to join a pharmaceutical manufacturer at their site in Grangemouth on a permanent basis.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Stability programmes
  • Validation/ technology transfer
  • Testing for production
  • Implementation of best practice Environmental Montioring programmes

Click here to read the full job description and apply

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Facilities & Ops Manager – Nottingham

Naynesh Mistry is recruiting for a Facilities & Operations Manager to join a leading bioscience incubator company based at their head office in Nottingham on a permanent basis.

The role will require you to manage the overall appearance of the facility, ensuring it is maintained to a high level and that tenants receive the support available to them. A degree in Science, Chemistry, Biology, Food Science or equivalent is essential.

Click here to read the full job description or apply



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Laboratory & Facilities Coordinator – Hertdfordshire

Jason at CK Science is recruiting a Laboratory & Facilities Coordinator to join a unique open innovation bioscience campus in Hertfordshire.

The role will require you to project manage setting up a joint facility for cutting edge research at the campus, for key research groups from University College London and The University of Cambridge.

If you have a scientific background, project management experience and knowledge of H&S standards:

Click here to apply


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AstraZeneca’s BioHub receives new arrivals

As reported by The BioHub which is situated at AstraZeneca old site at Alderley Park now has a total of nine firms that have taken space since its launch earlier this year. Set up to nurture new biopharma start-ups, the 36,000sq. ft site, run by BioCity, provides facilities such as laboratory and office space, restaurant and conference rooms, as well as contract services.

Six new companies – Gentronix, Cyprotex Discovery, Bionow, OncoTherics, Integral Finance and The Research Network – have now taken space at the BioHub, joining three others (RedX Anti-Infectives, Blueberry Therapeutics and Imagen Biotech) who have located there since the project was started in May.

Or click here to view our current biopharma jobs

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CK Science attending Sheffield Science Careers Fair

CK Science is once again exhibiting at the Sheffield Science Careers Fair which is being held on Thursday 21st November at The Octagon Centre which is part of the University Sheffield. The event, which is arranged between the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, aims to promote the range of options available for science students and graduates within the science industry.

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CK Science sponsor YCF Inaugural Dinner

CK Science is thrilled to be sponsoring the Yorkshire Chemical Focus’s Inaugural Dinner on 23rd October. The charity dinner is being held during the YCFs annual conference which is a two day event being held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds.

This year it focusses on “Your Journey to Reliability Excellence” where it will guide attendees though the process of achieving a sustainable, reliable and cost effective plant. Through a series of seminars and interactive workshops they will learn about the techniques needed, hear from top multinational companies and network with fellow industry professionals.

All attendees to the conference are able to attend the Inaugural Dinner, which is being held in aid of The James Milner Foundation, a charity that promotes healthy recreation and educational advancement of young people in need in the UK.

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CK attending the CIA’s National Skills Conference

CK Science will be attending the Chemical Industry Associations National Skills Conference on 25th September at the Leeds Marriott Hotel

The event, which has been jointly organised with NSAPI and Cogent SSC, is a must for anyone with people management or skills development responsibility. It aims to significantly enhance your knowledge of the skills landscape and provide you with practical solutions to tackle skills shortages and shortfalls.

If you would like to arrange to meet with one of our consultants at the event click here

If you would like to attend the conference click here to book 

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Regulatory Registration Manager – Buckinghamshire

Andrew Bolton at CK Science is recruiting for a Regulatory Registration Manager to join a Agrochemical Manufacturer at their site in Buckinghamshire on a full time, permanent basis.

As a Regulatory Registration Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Preparation of registration dossiers for submission for pesticide products within Europe (Incl. UK), Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
  • Assist in preparing of labels, data sheets and MSDS information.
  • Ensure Senior Management are aware of changes in regulatory processes & policies that will affect the organisation’s product ranges.
  • Developing strategies for delivering a strong registration portfolio requiring low maintenance & costs.
  • Liaising with registration officials within suppliers, customers and 3rd party / regulatory bodies.

For more information on this role, please click here

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Scientific Jobs of the Week

Here is a selection of our top scientific jobs from the past week


Label Regulatory Reviewer – Switzerland

Complaint Handling Manager  – Switzerland

North East

Biopharmaceutical Scientist – Billingham

Senior Downstream Process Scientist – Teesside

Senior Bioanalytical Scientist – Teesside

Senior Upstream Process Scientist – Teesside

Stability Analyst – North East

Packaging Materials Analyst – North East

Process Technologist – North East

Yorkshire and the Midlands

Laboratory Scientist – West Midlands

Logistics Support Officer – Yorkshire

Process Engineering Manager – Northamptonshire

Development Analyst – Yorkshire

Microbiology Technician – West Midlands

National Planner – West Midlands

South East and London

Analytical Chemist – London

Scientific Assistant – Cambridge

Analyst – Cambridge

Quality Engineer -Surrey

Senior Chemist – Oxfordshire

Search our other jobs here

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Almac cancer research funding boost

Almac has invested £13 million into two cancer research ventures, with £7 million to be spent in Northern Ireland.

The pharmaceutical company, in a partnership with Queen’s University, are set to undertake research into the clinical performance of a drug developed within Northern Ireland. There will also be a project that has the intention of setting up a drug discovery unit in Queen’s Cancer research and Cell Biology centre at Belfast City Hospital.

Almac  is an international organisation providing a comprehensive range of services from research through pharmaceutical development to commercialisation of product. For more information on Almac’s services and the company itself, click here.

To search through our current science vacancies, click here.

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Irish breast cancer research investment

Breast cancer researchers from across Ireland collaborate in a project to tackle the disease.

50 experts from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are set to combine their expertise within Ireland’s first Collaborative Cancer Research Centre established by the Irish Cancer Society. Over £6 million is expected to be invested over five years into the centre. Researchers from across Irish universities are to be involved.

The centre, led by William Gallagher of University College Dublin, “will for the first time in Ireland harness the wealth of data available on breast cancer from around the globe to inform new clinical trials and treatments, and link in with world leading scientists and institutions such as the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and the Cambridge Research Institute in the UK.”

If you are looking for a science based job, start your search with CK today!

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Commercial Manager – Liverpool

Alex Tosney at CK Science is recruiting a Commercial Manager for a leading facilities management company based in Liverpool. This is a permanent position within the Solvent recovery area of the business.

As a Commercial Manager your main responsibility will be the control and management of all solvent related commercial and sales activities within the Solvent Recovery Business in order to optimise financial performance in line with agreed guidelines and strategy.

Further responsibilities of this Commercial Manager position are:

  • Responsibility for maintaining solvent tonnage inputs to the company solvent recovery business to meet operational demands and seek commercial opportunities to ensure revenue budgets are achieved and profit is maintained.
  • Budget responsibility for the site specific cost centre in relation to income derived from solvent processing and trading.
  • In conjunction with the field sales managers set targets and agree sales measures and campaigns for the field sales team.

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Resourcer and Trainee Recruiter roles at CK!

Interested in a career in recruitment and looking to work with a company who do something a bit different?

The CK Group are a specialist Scientific, Clinical, IT and Engineering recruitment consultancy dealing with the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, environmental, waste and food industries within the UK and Europe, providing both contract and permanent employment.

We are currently recruiting for Resourcers and Trainee Recruiters to increase our growing recruitment team. These individuals need to be outgoing with lots of personality who are hungry for success and will enjoy the satisfaction of providing a quality, professional service to both clients and candidates.

If you are interested in these roles, please find more information here.

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CK Managing Director’s Charity Bike Ride!

Our Managing Director, Jonathan Hart-Smith, has recently completed a 100 mile bike ride for charity.

Jon rode with several others in aid of Demelza Children’s Hospice, which provides children and their families the opportunity to spend time together doing a range of activities for all ages that they may not have been able to access otherwise. The hospice also provides support in what can often be an isolating time for many families.

The route taken by Jon, which follows the Olympic route from 2012 and traverses Box Hill amongst others, had some “fantastic sights,” alongside a fair amount of drama. One of the members of the group Jon was with came off his bicycle at 35mph, before using his shoulder and head as a brake. Luckily, no major injuries were sustained and the ride was completed with a few bumps, bruises and one significant headache!

A few celebrities also joined the group, cycling for their own charities, amongst those were Location, Location, Location’s Phil Spencer. Jon is pleased to say he has reached his fundraising target and is looking forward to his next challenge!

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CK Science’s Jobs of the Week

Here is a selection of our best jobs this week

Northern Ireland

Business Development Manager – Northern Ireland

Validation Manager – Northern Ireland


Quality Engineer – Switzerland

CAPA Consultants – Switzerland

Purchasing Manager – Italy

North East

Pilot Plant Manager – Teesside

Compliance Manager – Teesside

QA Officer – Newcastle

Lincolnshire and the Midlands

Production Assistant – East Midlands

GMP Specialist – Lincolnshire

North West and Yorkshire

Production Team Leader – Blackpool

Heat Treatment Sales Position – West Yorkshire

Southern UK

Product Manager – Hertfordshire

Senior Chemist – Berkshire

Cell Manufacturing Scientist – London

Protein Formulation Scientist – Cambridgeshire

Process Development Engineer – Surrey

Mechanical Technician – Oxfordshire

Design Engineer – Surrey

Service Delivery Scientist – Suffolk

Not what you’re looking for? Click here to search through our other science jobs!

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Sales Executive – Northern UK

Naynesh at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Sales Executive to join a company that supplies the food, dairy, laboratory and agricultural industries with innovative instrumentation, diagnostics and consumables. This post will cover the UK but be home based within North West / North East of the UK and is offered on a full time, permanent basis.

The Sales Executive will be responsible for developing and building the Company’s market share for their range of analytical instrumentation across the Northern UK territory into a variety of different markets, with a primary focus on food and beverage.

As an Sales Executive you will:

  • Be responsible for promoting and selling the Company’s range of analytical instrumentation into the industry on a national level.
  • Target all non-dairy accounts within territory (NW or NE) with key focus on food/ beverages.

Click here for more information on this role

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Newcastle to Host British Science Festival

Newcastle will this year be hosting the British Science Festival from the 7th September.

The festival, which is hosted in a different city each year, is designed to show off the scientific credentials of the city and area. Newcastle University is hosting the festival, which has also associated itself with Northumbria University and the City Council. With a third of events focussing on university research, and trips to local landmarks such as Cragside and the Kielder Observatory, the festival is set to be very local in feel.

Run by the British Science Association, with talks from experts such as Robert Winston and Maggie Aderin-Pocock, the event has been running since 2005 and caters for all kinds of people – school groups, families and adults alike. Interactive events, talks and workshops span the week, which is set to celebrate science, engineering and technology and the effects they have on us all.

If you’re interested in these sectors, why not look at our current vacancies? 

Jobs of the week     

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Senior Regulatory Affairs Officer – Warwickshire

Victoria Walker is recruiting for a Senior Regulatory Affairs Officer to join a textiles manufacturer for the medical devices industry based in Warwickshire, on a full time, permanent basis.

As a Senior Regulatory Affairs Officer, the main purpose of your role will be to become a key player in the addressing regulatory requirements of this company.

Further responsibilities of this Senior Regulatory Affairs Officer will include:

  • Developing and executing the regulatory project plan including applicable regulatory submission schedule deliverables
  • Preparation of Global Regulatory Strategies to support the registration of new and modified products.
  • Preparation of 510(k) submissions and CE Mark Technical files and Design Dossiers.Victoria Walker - Scientific Recruitment Consultant
  • Interfacing with customers, Regulatory Authorities and Notified Bodies to address RA questions and submission issues.

Click here for more information on this role

Jobs of the week     

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