Are you considering a career in drug discovery and development?

CK recently launched a spotlight on the drug discovery and development sector to provide support and advice to people looking to build a career in the industry. The drug discovery and development industry offer a unique career opportunity in that you will be contributing towards medical care across the world.

As part of our spotlight we have conducted extensive research with professionals in this area, employers and qualified recruitment consultants to gather a greater understanding into how young professionals can move into the industry.

Our research, in conjunction with data from the Bridging the skills gap in the biopharmaceutical industry report issued by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, indicated that there are severe skills shortages and areas where qualified people are in high demand so there has never been a better time to consider a career in this area.

A full breakdown of our results has been compiled into an infographic which aims to provide top tips on how you can best build a career in drug discovery and development.

Click here and zoom in to view our infographic

 

Or click here to visit our spotlight page

 

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Are you searching for a new QC or Analyst role?

Here at CK we have noticed an influx of QC and analyst jobs from entry through to team leader level, with roles available across the whole of the UK.

With organisations from the pharmaceutical, chemical and testing industries all actively seeking new QC and analytical professionals, there has never been a better time to start searching for your next career opportunity.

Click here to view our list of current vacancies

 

Or click here to find out more about working in QC

 

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640,000 sciences jobs to be filled by 2023

The number of jobs in science, research, engineering and technology (STEM) will grow at double the rate of other careers, providing an additional 142,000 new jobs in the UK between now and 2023.

In a report by the Social Market Foundation and EDF, researchers estimate that a total of 640,000 STEM jobs will need to be filled over the next six years, with many of these jobs being new roles created within emerging industries.

As the world frets about the threat to jobs caused by robotics and the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”, the report is upbeat about the prospect of new jobs being created by sectors including construction, specialised construction, retail and head office positions.

The financial services sector, the legal profession and public relations agencies are also expected to require an increasing number of workers with skills in research, technology and engineering.

The report also noted the continuing disparity between the number of women in STEM professions, and their male counterparts. Only 19 per cent of STEM jobs are currently filled by women, while 36 per cent of women are graduating in science subjects, compared with 46 per cent of men. This is despite girls continuing to outperform boys in science subjects at school, averaging 74 per cent A-C versus 69 per cent A-C for boys.

Although there is strong future demand for STEM professionals, the report’s authors estimate that there is currently a shortfall of 40,000 science graduates in the UK.

Nida Broughton, chief economist at the Social Market Foundation, said: “Investments in infrastructure and the pace of technological innovation means growth in science, research, engineering and technology careers will continue to outpace other occupations.

“That’s a big opportunity for today’s girls and a challenge for the UK’s industrial strategy. It’s essential that we invest in the skills and training so that the UK can meet this demand – and encouraging more women to consider science will be critical to our success.”

Some of the jobs these young professionals could be filling in the future include: geotechnical design engineers; robotics engineers; data scientists and intelligence consultants.

To search our current vacancies click here

Or if you are seeking new scientific staff and need help, contact us by clicking here

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 1st November 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on 1st November and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 625 chemistry jobs were published last week, with:

  • 530 permanent roles
  • 95 temporary or contract roles

There have only been minor fluctuations in the volume of analytical chemistry jobs this week, with the total growing by just 1 position. Within permanent and contract roles there have been similar changes with perm roles decreasing by one, and interim growing by 1. All in all it has been a very stable few weeks in scientific recruitment.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 25th October 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on 25th October and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 624 chemistry jobs were published last week, with:

  • 531 permanent roles
  • 93 temporary or contract roles

Once again analytical scientist jobs have increase with another 6% growth in numbers. This is mostly due to the demand for permanent roles once again in exceeding the 500 mark, whereas there has been a small decline in contract roles, which have fallen from 102 to 93.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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CK exhibiting at 2016 RQA Annual Conference

CK Group are exhibiting at the RQA 2016 Annual Conference which is being held at the Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel between 9th and 11th November on stand 14.

This year’s event is looking at the emerging challenges facing the industry as they embrace the demand for increased innovation, transparency and risk-based approaches versus the need to reduce costs and display more efficient and effective working practices. As a result the role of the QA professional is changing, no longer is the traditional role suitable for today’s market needs. Instead organisations are looking for a proactive, solution orientated professional who focusses on how to add value to their business.

CK have participated in the Annual Conference for many years and have long been an advocate of the RQA’s value’s. With a long history of helping to source and place highly qualified QA professionals into pharmaceutical, biotechnological, medical device and scientific organisations, CK has a natural affinity to the goals and objectives of the RQA.

CK’s Jason Johal and Jim Gleeson will be on hands throughout the event on stand 14 to provide advice and support to employers and QA professionals.

If you would like to arrange a confidential chat at the event, or you would like to discuss your current circumstances with a consultant, please contact them on the details below:

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Jason Johal

Scientific QA

Tel: 01438 842963

Email: jjohal@ckscience.co.uk

Jim Gleeson

 

Jim Gleeson

Clinical QA

Tel: 01438 842973

Email: jgleeson@ckclinical.co.uk

 

Or click here to search our scientific QA jobs

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 18th October 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on 18th October and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 588 chemistry jobs were published last week, with:

  • 486 permanent roles
  • 102 temporary or contract roles

This week there has been continued growth in the volume of analytical chemistry jobs with 13 new positions added. However, permanent roles have dropped by a 3% and contract roles have increased by 45%. Whether the increased demand for interim workers is preparation for the upcoming school holidays or a sign of a change in the market place we are unable to clarify.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 11th October 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on 11th October and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 575 chemistry jobs were published last week, with:

  • 505 permanent roles
  • 70 temporary or contract roles

This week we have tracked an unexpected and disappointing 25% decline in the number of analytical chemistry jobs advertised. Whilst temporary roles have maintained their numbers, permanent roles have been affected hugely with 201 fewer roles available this week. We do not currently have an explanation for this decline. However on investigating further, we have seen that job numbers behaved exactly the same this time last year. What is driving this annual pattern is unknown at this time but we will explore further.

 

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 4th October 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on 4th October and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 776 chemistry jobs were published last week, with:

  • 706 permanent roles
  • 70 temporary or contract roles

This week we have seen a 28% increase in the number of analytical chemistry jobs being advertised in the past week. This increase has boosted the volume of permanent roles from 528 to 706, which is a 33% jump and great news for job seekers. In contrast there a drop in the number of contract roles by 9%. This continues to confirm our conclusion that the growing the demand for staff illustrates the industry is bouncing back after a few nervous months.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 27th September 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on 27th September and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 605 chemistry jobs were published last week, with:

  • 528 permanent roles
  • 77 temporary or contract roles

The drop experienced last week was very much a temporary measure as this week we have tracked a 5% growth. This has brought the total volume of science jobs to the highest we have seen since March this year. This has had a knock effect on permanent roles which has seen a 13% growth on last week’s numbers. Unfortunately interim roles have declined by 26% bringing this week’s numbers to less than 100 for the first time in nearly 5 weeks.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 20th September 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on 20th September and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 571 chemistry jobs were published last week, with:

  • 466 permanent roles
  • 105 temporary or contract roles

There has been a small decline in job numbers this week that has predominantly affected the volume of permanent science jobs. However, due to the fact the decline only accounts for 3%, we do not think it’s a sign of changes in the market place.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 13th September 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on 13th September and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 589 chemistry jobs were published last week, with:

  • 483 permanent roles
  • 106 temporary or contract roles

There has been another positive week for Analytical Chemist vacancies, which have grown from 550 to 589 roles over the past 7 days. This increase has been across both permanent and interim jobs, with permanent seeing the greatest growth. With the summer holidays have drawn to a close it is fairly normal to see recruitment return to higher volumes at this time of year.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 6th September 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on 6th September August and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 550 chemistry jobs were published last week, with:

  • 449 permanent roles
  • 101 temporary or contract roles

Analytical Chemistry jobs have remained above the 500 mark again this week, and whilst numbers have dropped slightly it is still above the annual average. Permanent roles have dropped the most, however considering we are still in the summer period overall science jobs are doing well.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

 

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CK reward University of Sunderland graduate

CK Group has been an advocate of University of Sunderland and their academic programme for many years. Proactively supporting students through their course through a series of training sessions aimed at providing them with the essential skills required to search and find employment after graduation. In addition, CK sponsor the student placement prize by rewarding the student who gets the highest score based on their placement project and endorsement from their industry mentors.

This year we are pleased to announce the winner as Tom Armstrong. Tom completed a placement at Bristol Myers Squibb as an Analytical Chemist and utilised the content of this project to produce a poster that won a prize at the Emerging Analytical Professionals Conference. Tom, who graduated with a 1st Class degree in BSc BioPharmaceutical Science, also won two further rewards during his final year and credits his degree course for giving him the best foundation to start his career.

Sunderland born Tom has now joined Eurofins as part of an insourcing project at Astra Zeneca. The experience gained during his degree and placement year has been invaluable in him being able to perform successfully in his new role. He continues to extol the benefits of his placement year for not only persuading him to leave his beloved home town, but also for the advantage it gave him securing the role and for helping him to establish a network of industry professionals.

The BSc BioPharmaceutical Science course now offered at University of Sunderland provides modules that cover the all aspects of life sciences to provide a solid foundation for those first steps into industry. Students experience everything from analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, formulation through to regulatory. Championed by the Course Leader, Dr Mark Carlile, the degree has a heavy industrial slant which provides students which much needed real life understanding. As one of the first few cohorts to graduate, Tom has already noticed that employers are incredibly impressed by the breadth of subjects and the experience it provides.

 

If you are a recent graduate who is looking for a role click here to search our jobs

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 23rd August 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Tuesday 23rd August and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 577 chemistry jobs were published last week, with:

  • 468 permanent roles
  • 109 temporary or contract roles

It was a fantastic week for scientific recruitment last week with an additional 123 jobs being posted within the field of Analytical Chemistry alone. The increase in roles has benefited both permanent and interim contracts with a 37% growth in contract positions and 24% uplift in permanent science jobs. This is the first real sign of stability, and even potentially growth, since the Brexit poll results were released. Long may it continue!

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 9th August 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Tuesday 9th August and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 454 chemistry jobs were published last week, with:

  • 375 permanent roles
  • 79 temporary or contract roles

As you have come to expect with these reports, following some positive news last week, this week we are reporting a decline. With an overarching 7% drop in Analytical Chemistry jobs, this has been reflected with a 5% drop in permanent roles and 13% in interim positions. It is difficult at this stage to know whether this behaviour is further signs that the sector has yet to fully recover following the Brexit result, whether its just the normal seasonal drop or a combination of them both. 

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 2nd August 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Tuesday 2nd August and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 489 chemistry jobs were published last week, with:

  • 398 permanent roles
  • 91 temporary or contract roles

After two weeks of stability, analytical chemistry jobs have grown by 7%, reflected with a nominal increase in both permanent and temporary roles. In conclusion, whilst numbers do not look likely to revisit volumes we saw earlier in the year, there does seem to be some degree of consistency which may imply the dust is beginning to settle and businesses are committing to recruitment once more.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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Are you looking for a contract QA or QC job?

CK Science are working with some truly pioneering life science companies in Ireland who are currently experiencing significant growth in their manufacturing facilities

As such these biopharmaceutical and medical device companies are recruiting for QA and QC professionals to join them on a contract basis. This is a fantastic opportunity to join organisations that are helping to develop and deliver innovative therapeutics to patients’ world wide to fight against serious illnesses.

The roles that are available include:

So if you have experience of working in an aseptic GMP environment within a pharmaceutical or medical device company, and are seeking a new position, contact us.

For more information on these roles contact Sam Stewart below:

T: 01246 580040

E: sstewart@ckscience.co.uk

 

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How can employers improve the post interview process?

As part of our Drug Discovery and Development Careers Campaign, we are conducting research to find out what your experience of the post interview process has been.

Do you find it frustrating to wait for weeks to find out if you were successful at interview? Do companies give you constructive interview feedback? Is the salary offered what you expected?

We would like to know how you think employers could improve the post interview process.

This is a very brief anonymous tick box survey with only a few questions, we would be delighted if you could take a minute to fill it in.

Take part in our survey here

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 19th July 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Tuesday 19th July and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 456 chemistry jobs were published last week, with:

  • 368 permanent roles
  • 88 temporary or contract roles

There has been some stability in the scientific recruitment market over the last week with the total number of roles advertised remaining the same. Whilst there has been a small variance in numbers between permanent and interim roles it is overall rather a negligible fluctuation. We hope this is a sign that the demand for analytical chemists is on the up.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

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