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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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Mental Health Awareness Week 13-19 May 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, hosted by, will take place from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019. During Mental Health Awareness Week, schools, businesses and community groups are encouraged to bring attention to the subject of mental health in numerous ways. There are many ways to get involved with Mental Health Awareness Week, […]

Job of the week: Process Development Manager

We have an excellent opportunity for a Process Development Manager to join a company in the Pharmaceutical industry. Our client are the world’s leading manufacturers of biosimilar and biopharmaceutical products used in the treatment of a wide range of human healthcare conditions from cancer to arthritis. As the Process Development Manager you will manage and […]

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Job of the week: Production Technican

We have an excellent opportunity for a Production Technician to work with a rapidly expanding Medical Device manufacturing company, based at their site in Saffron Walden, on a permanent basis. Our client is a world leader in the development and manufacture of high performance polymer materials for use in medical device applications.

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6 Ways Managers Can Help Reduce Stress in the Workplace

Your staff are your strongest asset. The benefits of having healthy and happy employees are endless. Predominately, happy and healthy staff are proven to be more motivated, productive and take less sick leave, which in turn makes them more profitable. Here are CK’s top recommendations for managers to follow, to reduce stress in the workplace.

Job of the week: Microbiologist

We have an amazing opportunity for a Microbiologist working for a well respected contract testing facility in Nottingham. Our client provides independent, GMP analytical services such as Bioburden and pathogens, PET, environmental monitoring, water testing, endotoxin testing, antibiotic assay, disinfectant efficacy to the food and pharmaceutical industries that are based in the Nottingham area. Temporary […]

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 […]