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Extension of the off payroll rules into the private sector

What’s happening and when? On 6 April 2020 the IR35 rules in the private sector will change. In brief, the IR35 rules apply where an individual works through an intermediary, such as a personal services company, and provides their services to an end user client. If that intermediary did not exist, but the individual looked […]

Job of the week: MCERTS Stack Monitoring Technologist

We have an excellent opportunity for a MCERTS Stack Monitoring Technologist to join an inclusive company committed to staff welfare. Our client provides services to its clients and is at the forefront of driving quality, standards and innovation within the industry. This role demands a Technologist with MCERTS certification within the stack monitoring environment. The […]

4 Tips for Reducing Stress and Improving Work-Life Balance

Since 1992, the month of April has also been known as Stress Awareness Month. During this time, experts across the country join forces to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. Having a healthy work-life balance is an area many people struggle with. For many of us, the pressure of juggling family priorities, work deadlines and day-to-day life can lead to feelings of overwhelm and anxiety.

7 Alternative Career Paths for Scientists

What happens when you have worked so hard to get a science degree and even a Ph.D., only to realise that maybe you don’t want to follow the expected research trajectory, and instead you want to try something new? We've compiled a list of seven popular alternative career paths for scientists looking for a change.

Job of the week: Laboratory Manager (Therapeutic Drug Monitoring)

Are you looking for a varied and exciting role where no two days will be the same? We have an amazing opportunity for a Laboratory Manager, or highly experienced state registered Senior Biomedical/Clinical Scientist, to join a leading charity organisation and provider of epilepsy services. 

An interview with an Analytical Chemist

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work as an Analytical Chemist? Perhaps you're looking to get into a career in chemistry or looking at a career change. 

What motivates people to take on contract work?

With the uncertainty and confusion about what exactly Brexit means for the country and many businesses, there has been a rise in demand for contractors. According to a study by the Freelance Union, by 2020 half of the workforce will be made up of contractors – increasing from 35% of the workforce in 2014. There […]

British Science Week Experiment | How to make a Lava Lamp

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. At CK Group, many of our Recruitment Consultants have scientific degrees and love a good excuse to experiment. In celebration of British Science Week which is held 8 - 17 March, we have been doing a few experiments around the office. Today, CK's Natasha Young donned her lab coat and protective eye wear to conduct a very important experiment!

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Job of the week: QC Microbiologist

We have an exciting opportunity for a QC Microbiologist to join a company in the Pharmaceutical industry at their site based in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland. This position is on a 12 month contract basis. Our client is one of the world's leading manufacturers of  products used in the treatment of a wide range of human healthcare conditions from cancer to arthritis. 

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The benefits of using a specialised recruitment agency when applying for jobs

Finding the right job can be arduous for any one, and even more so when you work in a specialised industry or sector. If you are searching for a job in the science and clinical industry, working with a specialised recruitment agency such as CK Group could be the solution to your job-hunting challenges. Here […]

Job of the week: Quality Assurance Manager

CK Science are recruiting for a Quality Assurance Manager to join a new and rapidly progressing group focused on developing immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer. The company’s origins are in ground breaking research at UCL, CRUK and the Francis Crick Institute and they hope to use their cutting edge neoantigen driven immuno-oncology approach to […]

Rare Disease Day 2019

Rare Disease Day is a global observance held on the last day of February to raise awareness for rare diseases. One of the aims of bringing attention to rare diseases is to improve and develop the  treatments and support that are available for people affected by rare conditions. The first Rare Disease Day was observed on February 29 2008 because February 29 is the rarest day in the calendar.

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Job of the week: QC Analyst (shift based)

We have an excellent opportunity for someone with a background in QC Analysis to join a global Chemical company with a major presence in the UK. This role involves nights and weekend shifts. Your main responsibility in this QC Analyst role will be to provide analytical services for the analysis of finished products, highlighting and […]

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Why Ireland is so Attractive for Careers within the Life Sciences Sector

The Irish economy has turned full circle over the last 10 years, from the failing Celtic Tiger in the aftermath of the global economic crisis, to one of the fastest growing global economies – particularly in the STEM sectors. The life sciences and medical devices industries, in particular, are to the forefront of this growth […]

Graphic showing stats on recruitment on the pharma sector in Ireland.

Job of the week: Lead Site Chemist

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Site Chemist to join a hazardous waste management company based in Merseyside. This role would suit someone who loves to be outdoors.

Job of the Week: Bioprocessing Scientist Downstream/Upstream

We have some amazing opportunities for Principal Scientists with expertise in Downstream Operations and/or Upstream Operations. We are currently recruiting for a fast-growing and leading global Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation in the biopharmaceutical industry at their site in Teesside.

An interview with an Assay Development Scientist

Are you interested in Assay Development? Would you like to progress to work as Assay Development Scientist? Or are you not sure of what this role involves? Our latest 'A day in the life of' article could be just for you.

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Congratulations to the winner of our contract recruitment survey

Thank you to all who took part in our Temp Survey that ran for the last six months of 2018. Thanks to the great response, we have been able to gain a deeper understanding of the temporary recruitment market. We are currently in the process of turning the results in to an infographic. A big congratulations to Ryan Parker from […]

The benefits of working and living in The Republic of Ireland

The Republic of Ireland is often overlooked as a potential location to seek employment, especially for those seeking employment within the UK. Here are just 10 of the many reasons to relocate Ireland and boost your career.

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New Year, New Job

If you are feeling the January blues and are particularly interested in a fulfilling career within the scientific and clinical industry, as with any goal, the first step to success is organization and planning. Here are our top five things you should consider whilst looking for your new job.