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Mental Health Awareness Week 13-19 May 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, hosted by, will take place from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019. During Mental Health Awareness Week, schools, businesses and community groups are encouraged to bring attention to the subject of mental health in numerous ways. There are many ways to get involved with Mental Health Awareness Week, […]

Job of the week: Process Development Manager

We have an excellent opportunity for a Process Development Manager to join a company in the Pharmaceutical industry. Our client are the world’s leading manufacturers of biosimilar and biopharmaceutical products used in the treatment of a wide range of human healthcare conditions from cancer to arthritis. As the Process Development Manager you will manage and […]

Dun Laoghaire

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.

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6 Ways Managers Can Help Reduce Stress in the Workplace

Your staff are your strongest asset. The benefits of having healthy and happy employees are endless. Predominately, happy and healthy staff are proven to be more motivated, productive and take less sick leave, which in turn makes them more profitable. Here are CK’s top recommendations for managers to follow, to reduce stress in the workplace.

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 […]

Extension of the off payroll rules into the private sector

What’s happening and when? On 6 April 2020 the IR35 rules in the private sector will change. In brief, the IR35 rules apply where an individual works through an intermediary, such as a personal services company, and provides their services to an end user client. If that intermediary did not exist, but the individual looked […]

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 […]

4 Tips for Reducing Stress and Improving Work-Life Balance

Since 1992, the month of April has also been known as Stress Awareness Month. During this time, experts across the country join forces to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. Having a healthy work-life balance is an area many people struggle with. For many of us, the pressure of juggling family priorities, work deadlines and day-to-day life can lead to feelings of overwhelm and anxiety.

7 Alternative Career Paths for Scientists

What happens when you have worked so hard to get a science degree and even a Ph.D., only to realise that maybe you don’t want to follow the expected research trajectory, and instead you want to try something new? We've compiled a list of seven popular alternative career paths for scientists looking for a change.

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. 

An interview with an Analytical Chemist

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work as an Analytical Chemist? Perhaps you're looking to get into a career in chemistry or looking at a career change. 

What motivates people to take on contract work?

With the uncertainty and confusion about what exactly Brexit means for the country and many businesses, there has been a rise in demand for contractors. According to a study by the Freelance Union, by 2020 half of the workforce will be made up of contractors – increasing from 35% of the workforce in 2014. There […]

British Science Week Experiment | How to make a Lava Lamp

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. At CK Group, many of our Recruitment Consultants have scientific degrees and love a good excuse to experiment. In celebration of British Science Week which is held 8 - 17 March, we have been doing a few experiments around the office. Today, CK's Natasha Young donned her lab coat and protective eye wear to conduct a very important experiment!

British Science Week

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. 

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The benefits of using a specialised recruitment agency when applying for jobs

Finding the right job can be arduous for any one, and even more so when you work in a specialised industry or sector. If you are searching for a job in the science and clinical industry, working with a specialised recruitment agency such as CK Group could be the solution to your job-hunting challenges. Here […]

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 […]

Rare Disease Day 2019

Rare Disease Day is a global observance held on the last day of February to raise awareness for rare diseases. One of the aims of bringing attention to rare diseases is to improve and develop the  treatments and support that are available for people affected by rare conditions. The first Rare Disease Day was observed on February 29 2008 because February 29 is the rarest day in the calendar.

Durham CK Office

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 […]

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Why Ireland is so Attractive for Careers within the Life Sciences Sector

The Irish economy has turned full circle over the last 10 years, from the failing Celtic Tiger in the aftermath of the global economic crisis, to one of the fastest growing global economies – particularly in the STEM sectors. The life sciences and medical devices industries, in particular, are to the forefront of this growth […]

Graphic showing stats on recruitment on the pharma sector in Ireland.

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.