Three Upstream and Bioassay roles in Iceland

We’re recruiting for a several senior positions to join a global biopharmaceutical company based in Iceland on a full time, permanent basis.

The company is dedicated to becoming one of the leaders in the biosimilar monoclonal antibody market, and offers a generous salary package, relocation assistance and additional benefits such as free gym at site, on site coffee shop, sports grant and more.

The positions we are recruiting for are:

We would be keen to hear from Senior Scientist/ Team Leader with skill sets in the following:

  • BSc or equivalent in biotechnology, chemistry, bio/chemical engineering or comparable.
  • Experience in biopharmaceuticals or technical field desired.
  • Knowledge of upstream development activities (lab scale (=must) and production scale) including hands-on expertise operating upstream equipment.
  • Knowledge of QbD (quality by design) and DoE approach to develop and trouble shoot development activities.
  • Knowledge of process characterization, process validation.
  • Understanding of scale up/scale down.
  • Bioassay technical knowledge

Find out more or apply here (click the links):


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Job of the Week: Senior Polymer Scientist

Are you an industry-experienced Polymer Scientist with a PhD looking for a new role? We are looking for a Senior Polymer Scientist to join a multinational manufacturer of chemical products  to be based at their site in Redcar on a full time, permanent basis. This job offers the following:

  • Excellent opportunity to join a large, forward-thinking and innovative company
  • Site-based infrastructure includes free parking, on-site gym, cafeteria and more
  • Some flexibility offered in terms of working hours

Find out more about this Polymer Scientist job here


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Victoria Walker

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Job of the week: B Cell Screening Scientist

We are currently recruiting for a B Cell Screening Scientist to join a household brand at their site in Stevenage. We have chosen this role as it is an:

  • Excellent chance for a molecular biologist to join one of the world’s most well known pharmaceutical companies
  • This client is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company that combines both individual talent and technical resources to create a platform for the delivery of strong growth in a rapidly changing healthcare market
  • Fantastic hourly rate of £20ph
  • Located in Stevenage with excellent commuting links to London and surrounding areas
  • This role is a 12 month maternity cover position but could possibly include extension

Apply for or find out more about this job here

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Bioscience Scientist Job – Cambridge

An excellent opportunity for a Bioscience Scientist to join a global pharmaceutical company with a major UK presence.

  • Opportunity to gain drug discovery experience in the in-vitro oncology bio-science group within this organisation
  • Deliver high quality in-vitro data to support oncology portfolio
  • Role involves initiating, directing, performing and implementing strategies without direct supervision
  • Suitable for a PhD level candidate or someone from academia that wants to move into industry
  • This site is based in Cambridge
  • Offering up to £17 ph

Find out more about this job here

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Job of the week: Material Scientist

We have a brilliant opportunity for a Material Scientist to join the battery materials team of a multinational chemicals company, based at their site in Billingham on a permanent basis. Our client is a global market leader in the sustainable technologies industry, employing over 14,000 people worldwide. They have recently invested heavily in their state of the art battery material facilities, and are undergoing a period of growth.

  • You will be providing expert advice to the onsite analytical QC function and support to the product and process development teams, including responsibility for test method development and equipment set up in our new laboratory.
  • You will have a strong academic background in Chemistry, Material Science or related field, expertise in materials morphology characterisation, including powder properties, particle size, shape and surface area analysis
  • Our client offer fantastic benefits including a exceptional pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and fantastic opportunities for personal and career development.

Find out more and apply here.



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Job of the week: Production Technican

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

  • The main purpose of your role will be to carry out material production processes in a clean room environment.
  • Responsibilities include: device assembly, electrical testing and preparation of process mixtures and solutions for device functionality testing.
  • The ideal candidate for this role will be qualified to BSc level (or possess equivalent experience) in Chemistry, Material Science, Biological Science, or another relevant scientific discipline.

To find out more about this role, contact Victoria Walker on 01246 457 702

Apply for this role here.




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Job of the week: Microbiologist

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

  • Temporary to permanent opportunity.
  • Days based role.
  • Duties will include ordering laboratory consumables to ensure ready supply above minimum stock levels, testing for microbial contamination according to current EP/USP requirements and performing non-standard laboratory testing as required.

Find out more and apply here.




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Job of the week: MCERTS Stack Monitoring Technologist

We have an excellent opportunity for a MCERTS Stack Monitoring Technologist to join an inclusive company committed to staff welfare. Our client provides services to its clients and is at the forefront of driving quality, standards and innovation within the industry. This role demands a Technologist with MCERTS certification within the stack monitoring environment. The role will require some working outside of normal office hours, regular travel throughout the UK and occasionally overseas.

  • You will be joining a close knit team who will welcome someone happy to get stuck in
  • The company has invested a lot into learning and development as well as having a focus on health and well-being
  • In addition to salary, the company offers a bonus based on company performance, 22 days holiday + bank holidays, pension, free parking and refreshments, amongst other benefits.


Find out more and apply here.



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Job of the week: Laboratory Manager (Therapeutic Drug Monitoring)

Are you looking for a varied and exciting role where no two days will be the same? We have an amazing opportunity for a Laboratory Manager, or highly experienced state registered Senior Biomedical/Clinical Scientist, to join a leading charity organisation and provider of epilepsy services.

  • The successful candidate will manage our clients specialised Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) service for antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Responsibilities will include professional, scientific, advisory, organisational and educational matters relevant to the services offered by the TDM Unit.
  • Benefits include: competitive salary, free onsite parking, group personal pension, induction training, excellent training in epilepsy, DBS paid, 27 days plus bank holidays with the ability to buy or sell up to 5 days.
  •  Candidate must be degree qualified with strong Leadership skills and experience of managing a clinical lab, as well as HCPC registered as a Clinical or Biomedical Scientist.
  • Knowledge and expertise in the field of therapeutic drug monitoring and LCMS techniques would be advantageous.

Find out more about this role and apply here.

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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

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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