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. However, this EU country offers a number of excellent work opportunities and an active lifestyle, in addition to being located just a short ferry or plane ride from the UK. Here are just 10 of the many reasons to relocate Ireland and boost your career.

  1. Demonstrating your ability and willingness to work outside of your own country is encouraging for future employers. Travelling is often a necessary component of modern work and employers often seek staff that are able to demonstrate employment in a variety of locations.
  2.  Ireland is a democratic country situated within the EU. It is often associated with high cost of living; however, with the global economic downturn this cost of living has decreased somewhat.
  3.  Public healthcare in Ireland is funded by general taxes and can therefore be obtained without additional charges. For those who wish to avoid any waiting times private healthcare is also available.
  4.  The education system in Ireland is highly regarded worldwide and there are plenty of options for furthering your education or professional development at all levels.
  5.  Ireland is a friendly place, where speaking to a stranger is not a rare and unwanted occurrence. Irish people are polite, helpful and open to conversation. It has previously been suggested to be the friendliest country in the world by Lonely Planet.
  6.  Ireland is often misrepresented as an unsafe country in the media, whilst in actual fact it is one of the safest countries to live and work in, having been ranked as 12th in the 2016 Global Peace Index.
  7.  Ireland is a highly multicultural country with foreign nationals contributing to the countries economy and varied culture. In 2014 the percentage of non-Irish citizens living and working in Ireland was approximately 10%.
  8.  Ireland has a unique and traditional culture to be discovered and enjoyed. It wouldn’t be a trip to Ireland without listening to Irish folk music in a traditional pub while drinking a Guinness!
  9. Landscapes, landscapes, landscapes. Ireland is renowned for its stunning scenery with many breath-taking attractions to visit. These include the The Giants Causeway, Castles (visit Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone!), The Ring of Kerry, etc. You can hike, surf, climb, walk, cycle or just relax and take in all the stunning views this country has to offer.
  10.  Travelling to Europe is easy. Ireland has an excellent transport system including a number of airports that offer cheap and easy travel to a range of locations within Europe. Travel connections to Ireland from the UK are also readily available.

For more information about working in Ireland call 01246 457700

If you are interested in working in Ireland click here to search our current vacancies

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What is a Technical Expert?

We are currently recruiting for a range of Technical Expert positions. These roles are with a leading testing laboratory who are UKAS accredited at their site in Greater Manchester. So what does a Technical Expert do, and what skills are required?

Firstly, a Technical Expert is a leader in their field of analysis. These people will have built up a strong skill set in their chosen field throughout their career in industry, and will most likely have an established academic background to support their industry knowledge. Most Technical Experts will be at least degree qualified and may have studied to Masters and/ or PhD level.

Secondly, a Technical Expert will hold a senior position within a company and may be responsible for assisting with training and/ or leading junior staff members. They are accountable for providing specialist expertise in the development and validation of test methods as well as designing work programmes. This could be in collaboration with the Business Development team or direct with customers, to ensure their requirements are met. Technical Experts will then translate the newly designed workloads into the lab and will assist with problem solving.

The main aim of the Technical Expert will be to provide full analytical testing support for the products and/ or compounds in accordance with any required regulations (for example, cGMP, cGLP and cGCP) and may also have strict timelines and deadlines in which to successfully meet client milestones. As well as performing a variety of complex sample preparations, the Technical Expert will also perform said analysis procedures to quantitatively measure the products/ compounds in a variety of formulations. This could be for stability testing and other studies for analytical testing support. The ability to plan, schedule and carry out work for successful project completion is also required.

Typically, a successful Technical Expert will hold a number of skills and experiences relevant to their specialised analytical techniques and will be proficient in developing methods and validating the same. The positions that we are currently recruiting for have the following requirements:

  • Proven experience of devising work programmes and analytical strategies (as opposed to just implementing them)
  • Strong method development and validation experience
  • Comprehensive experience of working in a GxP regulatory laboratory
  • Degree qualified or equivalent in a relevant scientific discipline
  • Considerable and demonstrable proven experience in the practical and theoretical aspects of specialised analytical technique
  • Proven experience in the supervision and coordination of analytical projects performed by junior staff in a regulatory environment
  • Good practical laboratory and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication skills, written & oral and strong attention to detail

For more information about these roles, please contact us on 01246 457700.

We are looking for Technical Experts with experience in the following techniques:

  • Gas Chromatography
  • Biological Chromatography (HPLC, UPLC, MALLS)
  • Protein Chemistry – CE, CD, Western Blot
  • Quantitative LCMS
  • Chromatography (IC, HPLC, UPLC)
  • Assay Validation Specialist – chromatography

Alternatively, please follow the links below to review our current Technical Expert vacancies:

If these aren’t quite what you are looking for you can search our jobs HERE

 

 

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Have you considered a career in PV or Drug Safety?

Did you know its an option for you if you have a Life Science, Medical or Pharmacy degree? Well it is. In fact, careers in the clinical sector are easier to attain than most people with a traditional scientific qualification realised.

As part of our spotlight on the drug discovery and development sector we are looking at the range of careers available to those looking to build a career in the industry.

Working in Pharmacovigilance (PV) / Drug Safety focuses on the detection, evaluation, knowing and prevention of adverse effects (AE) of drugs.  You will also have a role in assessing the risk/benefit of products to ensure that they are safe to use. As such this is an important role in the drug lifecycle.

If you are interested in finding out more click here

 

Or click here to look at other careers available in drug discovery and development.

 

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CK are recruiting!

CK Group are currently recruiting for Resourcers / Trainee Recruiters to join their growing recruitment team. As specialists in recruiting for the Scientific, IT, Clinical an Engineering industries CK source permanent and contract staff for clients across the UK and Europe.

This is a great opportunity to join an expanding, exciting and dyanmic company who are looking for career minded individuals. 

So if you are interested in sales orientated roles and have lots of personality click here to apply!

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Client Relationship Development Manager Job

Join our award winning team in Business Development as a Client Relationship Development Manager.

  • Excellent salary
  • Bonus and car

CK Associates is one of the UK’s most prestigious science and technology recruitment and outsourcing providers.  Having won awards such as Best Recruitment Company and Best Scientific Recruitment Company we have a strong reputation for providing an honest, ethical and transparent service at the highest standards of quality and integrity.

Our market is one of the fastest growing in the UK economy and you will join an energetic, positive and enthusiastic new team responsible for helping to build our business, strengthen existing relationships and attract new customers at the highest levels.

Based out of our Hertfordshire office you will act as an ambassador for this highly respected brand utilising:

  • Direct approaches to senior executives
  • Cold and warm calling
  • Networking
  • Face to face meetings
  • Writing proposals
  • Delivering presentations.

Covering the South of the UK in this flagship role you will meet our customers and work with them to identify the most appropriate service from our portfolio to help deliver their objectives with an emphasis on partnerships and quality of service.

If you are an enthusiastic and energetic recruiter who really enjoys the client facing part of your role or perhaps you have worked in business development for a CRO then you have an great opportunity to work with our senior leadership team to build something very exciting.

For an informal discussion about this role or to apply, please contact Jonathan on 01438 743047 or email jhartsmith@ckagroup.co.uk.

 

 

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Senior Microbiologist – Grangemouth

Barney Smith is recruiting for a Senior Microbiologist to join a pharmaceutical manufacturer at their site in Grangemouth on a permanent basis.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Stability programmes
  • Validation/ technology transfer
  • Testing for production
  • Implementation of best practice Environmental Montioring programmes

Click here to read the full job description and apply

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Facilities & Ops Manager – Nottingham

Naynesh Mistry is recruiting for a Facilities & Operations Manager to join a leading bioscience incubator company based at their head office in Nottingham on a permanent basis.

The role will require you to manage the overall appearance of the facility, ensuring it is maintained to a high level and that tenants receive the support available to them. A degree in Science, Chemistry, Biology, Food Science or equivalent is essential.

Click here to read the full job description or apply

 

 

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Laboratory & Facilities Coordinator – Hertdfordshire

Jason at CK Science is recruiting a Laboratory & Facilities Coordinator to join a unique open innovation bioscience campus in Hertfordshire.

The role will require you to project manage setting up a joint facility for cutting edge research at the campus, for key research groups from University College London and The University of Cambridge.

If you have a scientific background, project management experience and knowledge of H&S standards:

Click here to apply

 

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Mammalian Cell Culture Technologist – Billingham

We are recruiting for a Mammalian Cell Culture Technologist to join a leading bio pharmaceutical company at their site in Billingham on a permanent basis.

The main responsibility of this job will be the manufacture of bio pharmaceutical products using mammalian tissue culture. To be considered for this role you will need experience of microbial or mammalian fermentation, ideally using large-scale bioreactors.

 

See the full the job description here

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European Sales Administrator Job – West Yorkshire

Victoria Walker is recruiting for a European Sales Administrator to join a chemicals manufacturing company based in West Yorkshire, on a full time, permanent basis.

The ideal candidate for this role will be fluent in German and Nordic languages. They will also need previous experience in commercial/ international sales and administration with a technical chemical background, ideally within the coatings industry and/ or personal care. Candidates at managerial level are invited to apply also.

This role will involve a certain amount of travel around the UK and Europe.

 

See the full job description here

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Senior Chemist in Newcastle

Barney Smith is recruiting for a Senior Chemist to work in the organics section of an expanding environmental testing company based in the North East of England.

The ideal candidate must be qualified to minimum BSc in chemistry or related subject or possess equivalent experience. You must also have a proven track record of method validation to UKAS ISO 17025 and preferably MCERTS, ideally within the environmental industry.

This company offer competitive salaries and further training opportunities.  The company is also expanding which will lend itself to further opportunities of progression within the business.

 

For more information please click here

 

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Regulatory Registration Manager – Buckinghamshire

Andrew Bolton at CK Science is recruiting for a Regulatory Registration Manager to join a Agrochemical Manufacturer at their site in Buckinghamshire on a full time, permanent basis.

As a Regulatory Registration Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Preparation of registration dossiers for submission for pesticide products within Europe (Incl. UK), Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
  • Assist in preparing of labels, data sheets and MSDS information.
  • Ensure Senior Management are aware of changes in regulatory processes & policies that will affect the organisation’s product ranges.
  • Developing strategies for delivering a strong registration portfolio requiring low maintenance & costs.
  • Liaising with registration officials within suppliers, customers and 3rd party / regulatory bodies.

For more information on this role, please click here

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Commercial Manager – Liverpool

Alex Tosney at CK Science is recruiting a Commercial Manager for a leading facilities management company based in Liverpool. This is a permanent position within the Solvent recovery area of the business.

As a Commercial Manager your main responsibility will be the control and management of all solvent related commercial and sales activities within the Solvent Recovery Business in order to optimise financial performance in line with agreed guidelines and strategy.

Further responsibilities of this Commercial Manager position are:

  • Responsibility for maintaining solvent tonnage inputs to the company solvent recovery business to meet operational demands and seek commercial opportunities to ensure revenue budgets are achieved and profit is maintained.
  • Budget responsibility for the site specific cost centre in relation to income derived from solvent processing and trading.
  • In conjunction with the field sales managers set targets and agree sales measures and campaigns for the field sales team.

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Resourcer and Trainee Recruiter roles at CK!

Interested in a career in recruitment and looking to work with a company who do something a bit different?

The CK Group are a specialist Scientific, Clinical, IT and Engineering recruitment consultancy dealing with the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, environmental, waste and food industries within the UK and Europe, providing both contract and permanent employment.

We are currently recruiting for Resourcers and Trainee Recruiters to increase our growing recruitment team. These individuals need to be outgoing with lots of personality who are hungry for success and will enjoy the satisfaction of providing a quality, professional service to both clients and candidates.

If you are interested in these roles, please find more information here.

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Sales Executive – Northern UK

Naynesh at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Sales Executive to join a company that supplies the food, dairy, laboratory and agricultural industries with innovative instrumentation, diagnostics and consumables. This post will cover the UK but be home based within North West / North East of the UK and is offered on a full time, permanent basis.

The Sales Executive will be responsible for developing and building the Company’s market share for their range of analytical instrumentation across the Northern UK territory into a variety of different markets, with a primary focus on food and beverage.

As an Sales Executive you will:

  • Be responsible for promoting and selling the Company’s range of analytical instrumentation into the industry on a national level.
  • Target all non-dairy accounts within territory (NW or NE) with key focus on food/ beverages.

Click here for more information on this role

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Regulatory Affairs job in North Yorkshire

Naynesh Mistry at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Regulatory Affairs Associate to join a leading specialist wound care company based in North Yorkshire. Naynesh has made a short video giving more information about this fantastic Regulatory Affairs job opportunity:

 

 

Naynesh’s comments about this job:

This is a fantastic opportunity as the company is committed to providing innovative products and breakthrough clinical and economic outcomes, in the treatment and management of chronic and acute surgical wounds. The Regulatory function is located in a state of the art technology centre, located within our production facility which is situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. 

If successful you will be joining one of the leading specialist wound care companies with excellent benefits (pension, healthcare, bonus and relocation assistance)

 

 

To apply for this job, please contact Naynesh Mistry on 0114 283 9956 or email nmistry@ckscience.co.uk

 

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Technical Manager Job – Warwick

We currently are recruiting for a fantastic job as a Technical Manager at a cleaning chemicals & related manufacturing company based in Warwickshire.  

The main purpose of this job is to guide the  company through the upcoming legislative environment as well as management of the laboratory, quality, regulatory affairs, health safety and environment functions of the company.

To find out more about this job click here

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A winner of our engineering survey prize draw!

 

Earlier in this year we asked all of you who are Engineers, to complete our engineering survey. We are really pleased with the results which will be published later in the year. We also entered everyone who completed the survey into a free prize draw to win an Amazon Kindle.

We are pleased to say that a winner has been picked from the draw, the winner of the Amazon Kindle was………

Alan Bentham an Engineer from South Shields!

Alan was drawn out of the draw by Jocelyn Blackham a Resourcer based in CK Science’s  Stevenage office (pictured below)

 

Thank you to all who took part in the survey, we really appreciated it!

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