£30m Boost for Biomedical Engineering

As reported by OnMedica, The Wellcome Trust and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have announced a joint £30m investment in biomedical engineering with the aim of finding solutions for healthcare problems.

The funding will be available for a limited number of projects which aim to address healthcare problems for which there is no technology which provides an adequate solution. For example, the Science Minister, David Willetts is keen to receive applications for technologies which aim to tackle rare diseases, mental health problems and care for babies and infants. Any successful applications will have access to up to £10m over seven years, as well as the resources to conduct their research.

Universities and Science Minister, David Willetts, said: “Bringing together the UK’s world-class biomedical and physical sciences researchers will be vital in developing the technology to solve our biggest healthcare challenges. This unique initiative supports both basic science and its translation, advancing knowledge and bringing benefits for patients.”

Sir Mark Walport, Director of the Wellcome Trust, said: “The research environment for biomedical engineering in the UK has benefited enormously from the collaboration between EPSRC and the Wellcome Trust, and we are delighted to announce this new initiative, bringing together multidisciplinary teams that will tackle some extremely important medical challenges.”

 

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Dye Company To Double Workforce

Food colouring and dye company ROHA and Simpsons UK Ltd is to double it’s workforce in the next two years, reports the Free Press.

The Monmouthshire based company is a leading manufacturer of dyes for everything from cosmetics to pharmaceuticals and has secured a deal to rent new factory space to increase production and laboratories to improve its research and development sector.

General manager Vika Modi is “delighted to be moving into the new unit” and believes “it was important… to remain in the area to retain [their] skilled workforce.” The premises are to be leased for 15 years and are close by to their existing units.

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London Life Sciences Gets Boost

London’s life sciences industry received a boost as a US company invested £750,000 into a healthcare accelerator fund, reports the Evening Standard.

The US investment firm, Sandbox Industries, launched Healthbox, to give 10 entrepreneurs £75,000 and links to healthcare professionals, investors, retailers, office space and links to the NHS. The enterprise is backed by Bupa and Serco, which runs blood testing laboratories, with mentors coming from across the healthcare professions.

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Liverpool Science Park Receives a Boost in Biomed

The £25 million North West Fund for Biomedical has secured eight desks for start up businesses in the Liverpool Science Park, reports placenorthwest.co.uk.

20 investments have so far been made in innovative bioscience companies who are attempting to get products to market. 40% of the £25 million investment has to be put into Merseyside due to pre-existing agreements. Spark Impact, who manage the investment, will look to help benefit the new companies moving into the Science Park.

Dr Penny Attridge, the senior investment director at Spark, believes that the companies are given an “excellent position to grow their businesses” in an environment where many other biomed companies are located. The life sciences sector, which already employs 4,000 people within Liverpool, is only expected to grow with this further investment.

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Energy Industry Receives Jobs and Investment Boost

A series of investments by oil and gas companies will create thousands of jobs, including the opening of new oil fields in the North Sea, reports the Belfast Telegraph.

There will also be new gas fields, and these new fields should provide 5% of British energy by 2015. The project, called Cygnus, is being led by Centrica and is expected to create 4,000 jobs. BP are also to invest around £60 million in order to improve academic posts across the country.

Vince Cable, the business secretary, said that the “oil and gas industry’s immense contribution to our skills base, industrial capacity and strength as an exporter are pivotal” to the economy, before adding that “collaboration between business and higher education institutions is boosting the status of the UK as a driver of innovation.”

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Analytical Chemist – Aberdeen

Barney Smith is recruiting for an Analytical Chemist to join a company who are global players in the Oil & Gas industry in Aberdeen.

Responsibilities:

The Analytical Chemist role will involve analysis of oil, diesel and drilling fluids using mainly GC although there will be opportunities for working with other instrumentation as and when required.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate for this Analytical Chemist role must be qualified to minimum degree level in chemistry or related subject and ideally have some experience using GC or related instrumentation.  A UK driving licence would also be useful as the role could involve sample collection from remote sites.

The company are global players in the Oil & Gas industry and offer excellent packages and opportunities to progress.

Barney Smith - Manager at CK ScienceHow to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Analytical Chemist position please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference DH24956 in all correspondence.

 

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GSK,Unilever and Syngenta join alliance as part of the Olympics Global Hunger Summit

The Department of International Development has reported that as part of the Olympic Global Hunger Summit, GSK , Unilever and Syngenta have joined a business alliance to face the growing problem.

The Prime Minister and the Brazilian Vice President, Michel Temer were joined by double Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah to urge a global drive to boost nutrition.

The two leaders hosted a high-level meeting bringing together representatives from international governments, charities and businesses at Downing Street on the day of the closing ceremony of the London Olympics. They urged the world to take decisive action before the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio to transform the life chances of millions of children by improving their nutrition.

Three new initiatives were announced on these areas, one of these is that some leading UK companies such as Unilever, Syngenta and GSK will work to find ways to make nutritious food available to poor families at prices they can afford.

 

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The London 2012 Olympic are the greenest ever

As reported by the BBC, The Independent Commission for a Sustainable London 2012, has announced that London 2012 has been the greenest Olympics ever.

The commission said that the recycling programmes and regeneration had been a success.

Sustainability was at the heart of London’s bid for the Olympics and the commission said organisers had largely succeeded in achieving it.  For example, the venues were told to be made of at least a quarter recycled materials which included using disused gas pipes in the Olympic Stadium.

The Olympic Park was also praised for regenerating a derelict area and benefiting wildlife

However the commission said much more could be done to minimise the impact of future Olympic Games on people and the planet.

 

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Grapefruit juice provides anti-cancer benefits

As reported by WorldPharmaNews, results of a clinical trial have showed that a glass a day of grapefruit juice lets patients derive the same benefits from an anti-cancer drug as they would get from more than three times as much of the drug by itself.

Researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine study the effects that foods can have on the uptake and elimination of drugs used for cancer treatment.

In the study, they found that eight ounces a day of grapefruit juice can slow the body’s metabolism of a drug called sirolimus, which has been approved for transplant patients but may also help many people with cancer.

Patients who drank eight ounces a day of grapefruit juice increased their sirolimus levels by 350 percent. A drug called ketoconazole that also slows drug metabolism increased sirolimus levels by 500 percent.

The hope is that this combination could help patients avoid side effects associated with high doses of the drug and reduce the cost of the medication.

 

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Quality Manager – County Durham

Heather Deagle at CK Science is recruiting for an experienced Quality Manager or Qualified Person to work in Sterile production for a major pharmaceutical company based in Durham on a temporary basis initially until the end of the year.

Responsibilities:

The mail function of this Quality Manager role is to provide support for the area on managing issues/deviations to free up time for the Batch Release QP to focus on improvements.

As a Quality Manager you will have the following responsibilities:

  • To lead and direct investigative work into products failing to meet requisite standards (and regulatory issues). Also to develop and agree corrective actions arising from such incidents.
  • Lead deviation investigation clinics, coaching where applicable. To lead, prioritize and provide an effective
  • Product Release Service which ensures that all products released for sale or further processing have a quality appropriate to their intended use i.e. comply with Company GMP standards, Product Quality Specifications and Regulatory requirements.
  • Provide GMP advice on an on going basis
  • Support and influence Quality Improvements to reduce rejects, deviations, complaints and increase productivity.

Qualifications and skills:

The successful candidate for this Quality Manager role will have the following qualifications:

  • Qualified Person status
  • Grad (or equivalent) with several years proven post qualification experience in the pharmaceutical or allied industry
  • Experience in handling regulatory affairs
  • Detailed knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practice requirements within major pharmaceutical markets.

How to apply:

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For more information or to apply for this role please contact Heather Deagle on 0191384 8905 or email hdeagle@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH24906 in all correspondence.

 

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Scotland attracts renewable energy investment

Scottish Development International has reported that Scotland’s growing reputation for the development of pioneering wind, wave and tidal renewable technologies is attracting many major global companies to establish bases in Scotland.

It has been reported that over the last 12 months international companies such as Gamesa, Mitsubishi Power Systems, Samsung Heavy Industries, ABB and Alstom have all announced plans to invest in Scotland to develop renewable technologies.

Gamesa, the Spanish-based international renewables manufacturer has established an R&D facility in Strathclyde, near Glasgow.  This year it announced that Port of Leith, Edinburgh would be the location for the company’s 150 million euro UK offshore wind manufacturing base.

Also the Japanese manufacturing giant Mitsubishi Power Systems plans to invest up to £100 million in Scotland to develop renewable energy research and is also considering creating a major offshore wind turbine manufacturing site.

 

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Shift Chemist – Teesside, UK

Barney Smith at CK Science is recruiting for a Shift Chemist to join a global inspection company to work in an analytical laboratory in Teesside.

Responsibilities:

The Shift Chemist role involves analytical testing of Oil, Gas and Chemicals using GC, GC-MS, AA, IC, UV, IR and wet chemistry. The role will also involve working on site, at heights and in confined spaces.

Qualifications:

As a Shift Chemist you must be qualified to minimum degree level in chemistry or related subject or possess equivalent industrial experience. A flexible approach to working will be required as you will be working around shipping itineraries.

The company:

The company are a global inspection company with offices worldwide.  The company culture is to promote from within so with flexibility on location there will be opportunities to progress your career.

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For more information or to apply for these contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH24897 in all correspondence.

 

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BiFab win a Premier Oil contract creating 350 jobs

The BBC has reported that Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) has secured a £145 million North Sea oil and gas contract with Premier Oil which will bring around 350 jobs to the Fife area.

The contract involves BiFab constructing both a 3500 tonne topside module and 8000 tonne jacket for Premier Oil’s Solan development west of Shetland.  BiFab will create structures for the platform at its Methil, Burntisland and Arnish yards, as Premier Oil develops its Solan oil field, west of Shetland.

The Solan field is expected to produce about 40 million barrels of oil, with an estimated initial production rate of 24,000 barrels of oil per day from the fourth quarter of 2014.

The contract is due for completion in April 2014 and will create a total of 350 jobs, with around 40 being based at BiFab’s Arnish yard on the Isle of Lewis.

 

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Aberdeen scientist’s show link between deficiency of sunlight, vitamin D and autoimmune diseases

Pharmiweb have reported that scientists at the University of Abeerdeen have demonstrated for the first time a clear link between sunlight, vitamin D and an impact on regulatory cells in the immune system in findings that might provide new insights into diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

Some studies have suggested a link between vitamin D deficiency and autoimmune diseases such as MS. This possible link might also explain the increasing prevalence of autoimmune disease among those living far from the equator, where there are lower levels of winter sun

University of Aberdeen researchers studied patients in the north of Scotland – which has the highest rate of MS in the UK – who were being treated during winter with artificial UV-B light therapy for skin diseases caused by their immune systems acting inappropriately

Dr Anthony Ormerod, Clinical Reader in Dermatology at the University, said: “Our study shows that UV-B light, which mimics sunshine, can have a striking effect on the immune system of patients.

“We found that UV-B light boosted the production of vitamin D, and of regulatory T cells, which play an important role keeping our immune systems in check..While too much exposure to sunlight is harmful and increases skin cancer risk, these results suggest that subjects in our study would have some benefits from small amounts equivalent to summer exposure in the winter but more work needs to determine the role of sunlight and the role of supplementing the diet with vitamin D.”

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Product Evaluation Engineer – South Wales

Hannah Milward at CK Science is recruiting a Product Evaluation Engineer to join a leading medical device organisation at their site in South Wales on a temporary basis for the duration of 9 months

The Job:

The main purpose of the Product Evaluation Engineer will be to improve the success of New Product Developments (NPD). The Product Evaluation Engineer has responsibility for the generation of documentation and conduct of testing to support the Product Evaluation Engineer activities within NPD projects. The Product Evaluation Engineer shall ensure that valid and robust data is obtained and documented during execution of validation and verification activities.

 

Responsibilities:

The main responsibilities of this Product Evaluation Engineer position will be to:

  • Produce design verification protocols, reports and perform the product testing where necessary
  • Design, develop and validate appropriate test method
  • Participate in NPD phase reviews, presenting the results and progress summaries of activities for which they are responsible
  • Ensure clinical model definition – translation of the intended clinical usage of a device into a definition in quantifiable engineering terms of the operational and environmental conditions that the device must withstand
  • Participate in risk management and FMEA exercises
  • Review and contribute to the necessary design input documents
  • Interface with design, marketing, clinical, manufacturing and quality teams to ensure the product evaluation function is fully integrated within the NPD team
  • Conduct programmes for extended life / reliability testing of new products
  • Analyse and report on Customer Enquiries
  • All other essential related duties as required

Qualifications and skills:

As a Product Evaluation Engineer, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Graduate or equivalent calibre in science, engineering or technology discipline with demonstrable relevant experience, preferably within the medical device industry
  • Experience of quality or product test fields
  • Good organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Concern for quality and standards
  • Customer focus
  • Written communication skillsHannah Milward - Recruiter at CK Science

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For more information or to apply for the Product Evaluation Engineer position please contact Hannah Milward on 0114 2839956 or email hmilward@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH24715 in all correspondence.

 

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Olympic Team GB work with scientists on gene tests for injuries

As reported by the BBC, Scientists behind Olympic Team GB are working on genetic tests to understand why some athletes are prone to injury Scientists at the Institute for Human Health and Performance at University College London are currently researching how and why tendon injuries and stress fractures occur as they are common in elite athletes University College London’s Prof Hugh Montgomery says they have found a gene they think strongly influences the risk of stress fracture…….If we understood that genetic component we would have a much better understanding of the patho-physiology – the disease processes that let that happen” The study has been working with the English Institute of Sport (EIS), which aims to apply the latest in sports science and medicine for the benefit of Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes. EIS’s Director of Sport Science, Dr Ken van Someren said “If we can identify some particular genes that are associated with a higher risk of injury in certain individuals, and we think we’re close, we can tailor the training, conditioning and preparation that we put those individuals through.”

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Science jobs in the Republic of Ireland

Here are a few a of our latest science jobs in the Republic of  Ireland:

Senior Manufacturing Engineer, County Limerick

Automation Engineer, Med. Devices, County Limerick

Quality Engineer – County Limerick, Ireland

Senior Quality Engineer – County Limerick, Ireland

 

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GSK supports Olympics anti doping operation

The Guardian has reported that GSK today marks its role as Official Laboratory Services Provider for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by launching its first UK advertising campaign to celebrate the role that anti-doping science will play in helping ensure this summer’s Games are the cleanest possible.

The multimillion-pound ad campaign features a string of British athletes, including Marlon Devonish and Phillips Idowu to highlight its role running the anti-doping testing laboratory for the London Olympic games.

The London 2012 anti-doping laboratory, provided by GSK in partnership with the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and King’s College London opened today and will be operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More tests will be carried out at the London 2012 lab, based at GSK’s Harlow site, than at any other Games with every medallist and up to 50 per cent of all competing athletes being tested.

 

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200 life sciences jobs created

As reported by BBC News, a £12.5m upgrade of Dundee University’s College of Life Sciences could create 200 life sciences jobs.

The new scientific research jobs will be created at the University’s Centre for Translational and Interdisciplinary Research (CTIR). Work on the upgrade is due to be complete in the autumn of next year.

The 200 research staff will be joining an already established scientific community at the University. The college currently has over 1,000 scientists, research students and support staff from 62 countries across the world working there.

As explained, by Professor Michael Ferguson, dean of research in the College of Life Sciences, the new facility will bring together scientists from a range of disciplines including “…mathematical biology and biophysics, bioinformatics, data analysis and software development.” It is hoped that this will inspire innovation which will then go on to develop novel drugs and medicines of the future.

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Lead Supplier Quality Engineer – Kent

Jason Johal at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Supplier Quality Lead Engineer to join a global Healthcare company based in Kent

Responsibilities:

As Supplier Quality Lead Engineer you will:

  • Be responsible for driving exceptional product quality for the patient, customer value beyond expectations, regulatory assurance and optimized Cost of Quality
  • Lead, manage and implement supplier/engineering changes, New Product Introductions, and transfers
  • Interface with Suppliers, Engineering, Service, Manufacturing and Sourcing to drive Quality improvements
  • Assure Corrective and Preventive Action plans are developed and executed at assigned suppliers in compliance with CAPA process
  • Manage the Quality Management System
  • Be involved with internal and supplier audits
  • Complete all planned Quality & Compliance training within the defined deadlines
  • Ensure a compliant and qualified supply base by conducting supplier evaluations

Qualifications:

The successful Supplier Quality Lead Engineer will have the following qualifications, skills & experiences:

  • Aware of and ensure compliance with the Quality Manual
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Quality Management Policy
  • Bachelors Degree in an engineering or technical discipline (or non-technical degree with extensive experience in manufacturing, engineering or quality assurance experience, or an Associate’s Degree with extensive manufacturing, engineering or quality assurance experience)
  • Experience in manufacturing, engineering design, quality assurance or regulatory assurance
  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (desirable)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Quality Management System tools, continuous improvement methodologies & in-depth understanding of site level products & related processes.
  • Demonstrated expertise to effectively communicate within all levels of the organization around concepts of design controls, design verification and validation activities; production and process controls; Corrective & Preventive Action (CAPA), complaints & risk management; & product quality improvement using tools such as six sigma, DFR, etc.

The company:

The successful candidate for this Supplier Quality Lead Engineer job will be join a leading global healthcare company that provides products and services used as tools for biopharmaceutical manufacturing, drug discovery and the latest in cellular technologies. In return there are challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.

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