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Hello from New Scientist Live!

We had a fantastic time at the New Scientist Live Event last week. We exhibited at the event for four days at the Excel in London, from the 10 - 13th November.

IR35 Information Event – 7th November

We are pleased to announce that we are hosting a free must attend IR35 Information Event on the 7th of November at 4pm at the Stevenage Football Club, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. What is IR35? What is changing? How does it affect your business? How will this affect you and your PSC? Why do you need to prepare now? If you are an employer […]

IR35 legislation advice for employers

Life Science Ireland Job Market Survey

We recently teamed up with Ireland based recruitment organisation CareerWise to find out the latest trends in the Irish job market for the life science sectors. Together we surveyed our candidates and the response was outstanding. Ireland is known as up and coming in global biopharma and life sciences, and the future is looking bright. […]

Live Science Job Market Survey

CK Group Receives AgileOne’s Gold Award

We are proud to announce that on 19 September, 2019, the company received AgileOne’s Gold Award for supplier excellence. The award was presented to Liam O’Connell during an award ceremony that took place during the AgileOne Supplier Excellence Awards held in London, England.


New Scientist Live 2019

This year we are very pleased to be working with the New Scientist and taking part in their brilliant event New Scientist Live in October.

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Job of the Week: Laboratory Manager

We have a great Laboratory Manager role to join a leading organisation in stem cell processing at their Sussex.

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Job of the Week: Molecular Pathologist

We have a great opportunity for a Molecular Pathologist (Histologist) to join a dedicated team of scientists providing an outsourced service to one of the top ten largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.

Information for Contractors

What’s changing, and when? In October 2018 the government confirmed that it would be extending the off-payroll rules to the private sector.  As of 6 April 2020, the responsibility for IR35 assessment will shift from the intermediary (usually the contractor’s own personal services company), to the client. The draft legislation was published on 11 July […]

Three Upstream and Bioassay roles in Iceland

We’re recruiting for a several senior positions to join a global biopharmaceutical company based in Iceland on a full time, permanent basis. The company is dedicated to becoming one of the leaders in the biosimilar monoclonal antibody market, and offers a generous salary package, relocation assistance and additional benefits such as free gym at site, […]

Graduating with a degree in Chemistry? Here are some career paths to consider.

Are you about to graduate from university with a Chemistry degree, but still unsure about what to do next? At CK we understand how difficult it is to get your head around all the different jobs available to Chemistry graduates. To help you get inspired, we have asked a variety of professionals in the chemistry […]

Drug Development Scientist – Slough

We are recruiting for a Drug Development Scientist to join a leading drug discovery business at their state of the art facilities located in Slough on an initial 1 year contract.

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Job of the Week: Senior Polymer Scientist

Are you an industry-experienced Polymer Scientist with a PhD looking for a new role? We are looking for a Senior Polymer Scientist to join a multinational manufacturer of chemical products

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Changes to IR35 legislation and its impact on employers

In October 2018 the government confirmed that it will be extending the off-payroll rules to the private sector. As of 6 April 2020, clients in the private sector will be responsible for assessing the IR35 Status of their contractors. For those deemed to be working inside IR35, the client will need to ensure they deduct […]

IR35 legislation advice for employers

Just graduated and interested in working in Pharma?

Here are some career paths to consider. Finishing university and finding your first job in Pharma as a graduate is a challenging period for most. With so many options available to you, how do you choose which roles to apply for? To help you make that all-important decision, we have asked real life pharma experts […]

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How to find a graduate job in Science after University

Congratulations, you are about to graduate from university. But what now? Leaving university and finding your first graduate role in Science is a daunting process. With so many opportunities out there, where do you start looking? Moreover, once friends start receiving job offers and family start questioning you about your own future, the pressure really […]

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Job of the week: B Cell Screening Scientist

We are currently recruiting for a B Cell Screening Scientist to join a household brand at their site in Stevenage. We have chosen this role as it is an:

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How New Graduates Can Stand Out from the Crowd

How can you ensure that you stand out in a sea of new graduates and give yourself the best chance of landing your ideal job?

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Bioscience Scientist Job – Cambridge

An excellent opportunity for a Bioscience Scientist to join a global pharmaceutical company with a major UK presence.

Don’t panic over smashed glassware! An interview with an Analytical Chemist

If you love chemistry and would like to use it regularly in your role, a career as an Analytical Chemist might be for you. We interviewed one of our contractors, Jacob, who works as an Analytical Chemist for a well known brand....

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Job of the week: Material Scientist

We have a brilliant opportunity for a Material Scientist to join the battery materials team of a multinational chemicals company, based at their site in Billingham on a permanent basis. Our client is a global market leader in the sustainable technologies industry, employing over 14,000 people worldwide. They have recently invested heavily in their state of the art battery material facilities, and are undergoing a period of growth.

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