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.

  • Work with one of the world’s leading manufacturers of biosimilar and biopharmaceutical products
  • Microbiological techniques: Bioburden, Endotoxin, Sterility, Environmental Monitoring, Rapid Micro techniques, Microbial Identification, Media prep, Water Sampling
  • Day based role but potentially could be required to work shifts

Find out more about this role and apply here.

 

 

 

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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 advance transformational therapies into the clinic. This role will be twin based between their site in North London and Hertfordshire and is offered on a permanent basis.

  • This is a brand new role for a new company
  • A great opportunity for someone who is highly self motivated and has experience of developing a QA system from scratch
  • The ideal candidate for this role will have a working knowledge of regulatory requirements that specifically apply for the manufacture and/or testing of cell therapy products and/or ATMP’s.

 

Find out more and apply for this role here.

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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 helping to solve any non-conformance issues.

  • Initial 6 month contract with an excellent salary package
  • 4 day working pattern
  • Other responsibilities of the position will include maintaining analytical equipment and acting as a first point of contact for technical issues, ensuring all laboratory work is carried out with regard to Health, Safety & Environment guidelines and carrying out on-the-job training of Shift Operators in the techniques used for in-process testing.

 

Find out more and apply for this role here

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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.

• Brilliant opportunity to join a waste and environmental management company in a senior capacity

• This role is working days, 8am-5pm Monday – Friday (regular shift working is not required)

• No leadership or supervisory experience is required, only previous experience gained as a site chemist in the waste industry with a chemical qualification

 

Find out more and apply for this job here.

 

 

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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. The roles are on a full-time and permanent basis. For each of these roles, the successful candidate will be degree qualified (PhD) with commercial experience of Protein Biochemistry and Recombinant Protein expression. Experience working within pilot and large-scale downstream/upstream processing operations is essential.

  • On offer is a highly competitive benefits package, which includes: private healthcare, 30 days holiday + Bank Holidays, Additional 5 days holiday or holiday cash bonus
  • Performance related pay – up to 5% increase year on year, pension, attractive relocation package
  • Access to job related training including funding for formal qualifications
  • Fully paid professional fees

 

Find out more and apply for this job here.

 

Take a look at our other similar roles here:

Project Scientist, Newcastle (Ref: 44543)

Upstream Research Scientist, Teesside (Ref: 44573)

Downstream Research Scientist, Teeside (Ref: 44572)

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Job of the week: QC Analyst

We have an exciting opportunity for a Shift QC Analyst to join a leading global chemical solutions provider. The role is an initial 3 month contract with a competitive  salary. The role is based at our client’s Duxford site, just south of Cambridge.

  • Role will involve performing analysis on raw materials and final products using specialist analytical instrumentation
  • 3 week shift rotating pattern comprised of 6am-2pm, 10am-6pm and 2pm-10pm working hours
  • Fantastic training and development opportunity

Find out more about this role here.

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Job of the week: Senior Quality Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Quality Manager with expertise within the Pharmaceutical industry. Our client is a leading global pharmaceutical and consumer goods manufacturer based in the UK.

The company has over 100 years’ experience of manufacturing health and beauty products which are sold globally.

  • The role is a permanent position with a competitive salary, car allowance and a company pension. The flexible benefits package also includes: childcare vouchers, cycle to work schemes, flexible working, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and more.
  • The successful candidate will be degree qualified in MPharm, Chemistry, Biology with industry experience in a Pharmaceutical/FMCG environment.
  • To support the company’s growth ambitions, this role will set the quality agenda for the business and be responsible for driving continuous improvement and ensuring the business remains MHRA compliant.
  • This role is in Nottingham and is easily commutable from main transport links.

Find out more about this job here.

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Job of the week: Head of Laboratory Services

Are you a Laboratory Manager looking to take the next step in your career? Or are you a Head of Laboratory keen to move into research?

If this sounds like you, we have a fantastic opportunity for a Head of Laboratory Services to join a renowned charity on a 12 month contract.

  • This client is a well known charity that saves the lives of people with blood cancer. They match donors willing to donate their blood stem cells to people who desperately need life saving transplants.
  • Based at their state of the art laboratory in London, you will be responsible for three departmental teams which consist of technical services, business services and stock and asset. You will ensure the smooth running of the laboratory and support the ELISA screening.
  • This position is for a 12 month contract and is offering a highly attractive salary of up to £51,000 per annum.
  • This will be a great opening for a well established Laboratory Manager looking to take their next step in their career or a Head of Laboratory keen to move into research.

Find out more here

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Job of the week: GC-MS Analyst

This week we have an opportunity for an experienced GC-MS Analyst to join an internationally renowned organisation with one of the largest networks of analytical testing laboratories in the world, based in Sunbury.

  • Based in Sunbury-on-Thames, a London suburb located in Surrey, England.
  • The site is easily commutable from Central London and the South East.
  • Provide testing services to the oil, gas, petrochemical, petroleum refining, natural gas, bio-fuels, marine and chemicals industries.
  • Initial contract of 12 month’s (Maternity Cover).
  • Comes with a salary of up to £30,000, dependant on experience.

Find out more here

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CK present at KellyOCG Autumn Supplier Forum in Paris

The CK Group recently attended and presented at the KellyOCG Autumn Supplier Forum in Paris at the end of October. The bi-annual event was attended by over 120 professionals in the life science and recruitment sectors and covered a broad range of issues relating to the ever changing search for talent in the increasing complex and dynamic life sciences sector. Some of the areas covered included:

  • The future of work with social innovation
  • Current trends impacting how organisations hire talent
  • Strengthening the supply chain
  • Transforming the life sciences and healthcare workforce.

There were also a series of workshops and interactive events facilitating discussion on best practice and idea sharing, plus potential collaborations.
CK Directors, Liam O Connell and Jonathan Hart-Smith both presented on the panel discussions at the event and as an organisation the CK Group are pleased to continue to work closely with KellyOCG in sourcing the best talent for the life sciences industry throughout the EMEA region.

Liam speaking at KellyOCG Summit 2018

The Kelly OCG Summit

We were recently awarded a Supplier Excellence Award by KellyOCG at an event in London in May, find out more about that here.

If you would like to know more about the event contact Liam on loconnell@ckagroup.co.uk.

Author: Liam O’Connell

Liam O'Connell

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Lead Quality Control and Bioanalytical Scientist

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Lead Quality Control and Bioanalytical Scientist to join a privately-held clinical-stage biotechnology company.

  • This organisation is focused on the development and commercialisation of gene therapies for debilitating disorders based on a next-generation AAV gene therapy platform.
  • An opportunity to join a rapidly growing world-class multidisciplinary team and not only engage in laboratory science but also influence the shape and direction of this exciting new biotechnology venture.
  • This is a permanent role based a short 20-minute train journey north of London in Hertfordshire.
  • Offers an excellent salary up to £60,000 plus a good benefits package.

Find out more and apply here

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Job of the week: Molecular Biologist

This week we have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Molecular Biologist to join a globally leading medical devices company based in Newcastle.

  • Based in a state of the art facility, the Newcastle site has excellent road and public transport links to the surrounding areas.
  • This organisation supplies clinical diagnostics to the pathology market.
  • An opportunity to join a team of R&D Scientists which is currently 40 strong and looking to grow.
  • A rare chance to be responsible for the generation of antibodies that are then used in IVD assays for the pathology market.
  • This is a full-time, permanent opportunity offering a very competitive salary and benefits package.

Find out more about this job here

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Job of the week: Quality Laboratory Analyst

This is an excellent opportunity to join a multi-national pharmaceutical company at their site based in Montrose.

  • The site is a is a 45-acre primary manufacturing site by the sea with over 300 permanent staff on-site. At this site Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients are converted into tablets, creams, and inhalers used for the treatment of Asthma, Eczema, AIDS / HIV, Influenza, high blood pressure plus more. The site is situated 38 miles north of Dundee between the mouths of the North and South Esk rivers.
  • As a Laboratory Analyst you will be responsible for carrying out routine analysis on IPC, raw materials, manufactured and stability samples using classical and chromatographic techniques as appropriate.
  • The training rate of pay is £15-16 per hour.
  • Initially contract for 12 months.

Find out more about this job here.

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Join us at NEPIC Cluster Connect

We will be hosting the NEPIC Cluster Connect on the 4th of October at NETPark in Sedgefield, County Durham. This is a free networking event that brings together members of NEPIC along with professionals involved in the process industries in the North East of England.

Jonathan Hart-Smith, Managing Director of CK, will give a short talk offering his top tips for effective talent acquisition. This talk will give five takeaways on how you can improve your own in house recruitment process to attract potential employees.

It could be that you are thinking about taking on a new hire or maybe like many organisations in this candidate driven market you are struggling to attract the right staff. On the other hand it could be that you would just like a few handy tips to hep streamline your recruitment process.

If this sounds like you, no doubt you will be able to take away some tips to aid your organisation in attracting the right talent.

If you would like to attend this event register here 

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Job of the week: Qualified Person (QP)

This week we have an exciting and rare opportunity for a Qualified Person/QP to join a global and leading UK based pharmaceutical and consumer goods manufacturer.

  • This organisation that has over 100 years’ experience of manufacturing health and beauty products producing goods that are sold globally.
  • On offer is a competitive salary, an excellent and flexible benefits package which includes a company pension scheme, childcare vouchers, cycle to work schemes, flexitime, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and more.
  • Moreover, this is an opportunity to work for a world renowned household brand and have their name on your CV.

Find out more about this job here

 

 

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Job of the week: Assay Development Scientist

A brilliant opportunity for an Assay Development Scientist to join a global biopharmaceutical organisation who specialise in finding treatments for neurology and immunology diseases.

  • Responsibility for developing screening assays for discovery and characterisation of novel drug candidates
  • Comprehensive on the job training will be provided
  • Initial 6 month contract with high likelihood of being extended longer term
  • This role will be based at our client’s state of the art facility in Slough
  • Offering a competitive salary of up to £33,000
  • This role is ideal for a candidate who has recently completed, or is about to complete a higher degree, such as PhD
  • Experience over a range of techniques including mammalian cell culture, transfection and PCR, or biochemical assays such as ELISA, western blots and functional protein assays (enzyme function) would be useful

Find out more here.

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Job of the week:  Senior Research and Development Chemist

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Research and Development Chemist to join a leading chemicals manufacturing company based in Halifax. We have chosen this role as job of the week as:

  • This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing SME where you will work closely with the senior management team bringing ideas to fruition with creative and innovative solutions.
  • You will be rewarded with a competitive salary, 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays and also a brilliant performance related bonus scheme.
  • This company invest in their staff, offering excellent training, development and would look for the successful candidate to progress to Laboratory Manager in the future.

Find out more about this job here.

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Job of the week: Product Steward

The job of the week is a Product Steward role to join an exceptional biopharmaceutical company specialising in the development and commercialisation of innovative gene-based medicines. We have chosen this role as it is:

  • A very exciting time to join this company who have just entered into a $842.5 million exclusive worldwide licence agreement for a treatment of parkinson’s disease. To enable all of this to happen they are currently in the midst of a huge recruitment drive with one of the key vacancies being that of a Product Steward
  • This company’s advanced development pipeline includes treatments for cancer, parkinson’s and retinopathy and their early stage development pipeline includes preclinical candidates for motor neuron disease, spinal muscular atrophy and AIDS.
  • The company values include ambition, recognition and innovation; enabling them to commit to solving unmet medical needs. If this sounds like the sort of environment that you would like to work in, then we would love to hear from you.
  • This role will be based at their site in Oxford and is offered on a full time permanent basis with a very competitive salary and benefits package.

Find out more about the job here

 

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Job of the week: Technical Manager

We have a brilliant opportunity for a Technical Manager to join a leading waxes and oil manufacturer based in the West Midlands, on a full time, permanent basis.

  • Fantastic chance for an established and experienced people manager to join this company’s SMT and to have strategic input
  • Benefits include a bonus of up to 15% and this role will involve some international travel
  • Best suited to a Technical Manager with a strong product development background within a scientific manufacturing environment

Find out more for this role here

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GMP Production Technicians – Reykjavik, Iceland

Experienced in GMP with industry expertise within a sterile manufacturing facility? Looking for a new and exciting challenge abroad?

We are recruiting for a brilliant opportunity for GMP Production Technicians to relocate to Reykjavik, Iceland.

  • The company is dedicated to becoming one of the leaders in the biosimilar monoclonal antibody market.
  • The company offers a generous salary package, relocation assistance and additional benefits.
  • The ideal candidate would be expected to have experience in a GMP have worked within a sterile manufacturing facility.
  • Other responsibilities will include aseptic filling and monitoring of the environmental and building monitoring systems.
  • Education: Minimum of a BSc in pharmacy, biotechnology, biochemistry, engineering or a related field, coupled with Industry experience in a sterile manufacturing facility
  • GMP/ GDP is also an essential requirement

Find out more and apply here.

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