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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Job of the week: Qualified Person (QP)

CK Group is recruiting for a Qualified Person (QP) to join a global healthcare leader who provide innovative medicines, vaccines and therapies.

The role is based in Hertfordshire on a contract basis for 1 year initially.

The role offers £95- £100 per hour and involves:

  • Providing QP certification of batches of IMPs packaged for Clinical Trial use as required by directive 2001/20/EC.
  • Managing product recalls and stock recoveries.
  • Performing and reviewing complaints and deviation investigations, change controls and CAPA’s.

Find out more about this job here

 

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Job of the week: Regulatory Toxicologist

Ths week we have an excellent opportunity for a toxicologist to join a FTSE 100 company within their regulatory toxicology department.

  • This organisation also have a network of global teams, with the clear opportunity for expansion and progression
  • Offering a very competitive salary for the right candidate
  • The company may consider offering some working from home in the role however a presence would need to be maintained at the Leicester office for the majority of the week
  • While experience with cosmetics regulations is preferred, it is not essential. The successful candidate will be working with cosmetic, consumer and formulation related regulations and risk assessments

Find out more about this job here

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Job of the week: Chemist

We are recruiting for a Chemist to join an international manufacturer of technical aerospace coatings and sealants at their development and manufacturing site located in County Durham.

  • This is a fantastic opportunity for a Chemist to join a global brand that works with some of the biggest names in aerospace.
  • Role will involve both quality control testing and formulation development of aerospace paint products.
  • This role offers the chance to receive top class industrial training along with great personal development and career progression options.
  • No previous experience necessary as full training will be provided.

Find out more here

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Job of the week: Molecular Biologist

This week we are recruiting for a Molecular Biologist to join a rapidly growing research and development company in Stirling.

  • This is a great opportunity to work with an innovative research and development company where you will be involved in transforming IVD testing and providing the next generation of healthcare.
  • The main focus of this role will be the responsibility of key components in the development of molecular assays.
  • This role will involve people management and development responsibilities within a project team
  • This is a 12-month contract position, ideal for a highly skilled Molecular Biologist to develop their skills further and be involved in the development of new products.

Find out more about this job here

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Job of the week: Method Development Analyst

This week we have a fantastic Method Development Analyst job with a leading chemical manufacturing company at their state of the art facilities in Teesside on a permanent basis.

  • This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced chemistry professional that is looking to progress their career in a company going through an exciting period of growth.
  • Our client is one of the leading contract manufacturers of high quality fine chemicals in the crop protection, pharmaceutical and speciality chemicals markets across Europe.
  • You will be responsible for providing in-house analytical development and validation services to the chemistry development and QC departments.
  • The starting salary for this position is £26,000 rising to £28,000 after the first year.
  • Full training will be provided.

Find out more about this job here

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100 years! Inspiring Women in Industry

This month is 100 years since some women in the UK won the right to vote. To tie in with this we have launched our new series exploring the lives and successes of Inspiring Women in Industry.

It is widely known that women within the STEM sector are vastly under-represented and we would like to encourage more women to consider a career in the scientific and technical sectors.

With this in mind we wanted to showcase the most influential women in history who have contributed to discoveries in science. Some of these women you may have heard of and some are unsung heroines.

The first woman in this series is Sameera Moussa:

Sameera Moussa – Nuclear Physicist, March 3, 1917 – August 5, 1952

You may never have heard her name before but you definitely should have. She was a contemporary of many famous scientists such as Albert Einstein, Max Planck, Watson & Crick.

Read about Sameera here

 

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Job of the week: API Product Support Chemist

James Horne is recruiting for an API Product Support Chemist on behalf of a speciality chemical manufacturing company at their site in Cramlington on a permanent basis.

  • This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) for both APIs and finished dose forms
  • This is a global organisation with state-of-the-art facilities and approximately 1300 workers at five development and manufacturing sites in the UK, Germany and Italy, as well as an international office in Shanghai and the Head Office in north London, UK
  • Joining the company during a period of growth, you will be working on an exciting range of client centred projects, and have excellent opportunities for career development.
  • As part of the Pilot Team, you will be responsible for progressing and harvesting APIs as required and ensuring specifications are met following SOPs.
  • You will be expected to work well as part of a team and be results driven with a strong customer focus
  • To be considered for the position you should be qualified to degree level in Chemistry, have experience of full-scale processing chemical manufacture and pilot scale, cGMP requirements and an understanding of exothermic chemical reactions and how they are controlled

Find out more about this job here

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Job of the week: R&D Assay Scientist

We are currently recruiting for several experienced R&D Assay Scientists from a variety of backgrounds to join a company which provides laboratory automation solutions (lab-on-a-chip technology) comprising of hardware and software product components from their site in Oxfordshire. These jobs have been chosen as the job of the week as they are:

  • Excellent opportunities to join a dynamic, fast-growing company with big plans for the future
  • Offering a salary of between £27,000 per annum – £40,000 per annum with an excellent range of benefits
  • Looking for candidates from a range of backgrounds: Genomics, Proteomics, Formulations, Cell Biology and Statistics
  • Looking for creative thinkers who are good at problem-solving

Find out more about these jobs here

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Job of the week: Technical Manager

We have a fantastic job of the week to start the new year, a Technical Manager role based in Greater Manchester. We have chosen this job as it is:

  • An excellent opportunity to join a large chemical manufacturing company who specialise in creating laundry and household cleaning products for both the UK & international markets
  • This role would be ideal for someone who has a strong quality background, experience managing a laboratory and a good knowledge of QC, QA and general quality systems.
  • Experience working with laundry products would be advantageous but not essential.
  • The successful candidate will be educated in a science discipline, have great planning skills and be a strong decision maker
  • The company offer a brilliant salary and benefits package and the opportunity for progression.
  • This role is based in Greater Manchester on a full-time permanent basis.

Find out more here

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