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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.

An interview with an Assay Development Scientist

Are you interested in Assay Development? Would you like to progress to work as Assay Development Scientist? Or are you not sure of what this role involves? Our latest 'A day in the life of' article could be just for you.

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Congratulations to the winner of our contract recruitment survey

Thank you to all who took part in our Temp Survey that ran for the last six months of 2018. Thanks to the great response, we have been able to gain a deeper understanding of the temporary recruitment market. We are currently in the process of turning the results in to an infographic. A big congratulations to Ryan Parker from […]

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. Here are just 10 of the many reasons to relocate Ireland and boost your career.

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New Year, New Job

If you are feeling the January blues and are particularly interested in a fulfilling career within the scientific and clinical industry, as with any goal, the first step to success is organization and planning. Here are our top five things you should consider whilst looking for your new job.

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.


6 popular recruitment trends to look out for in 2019

In the current challenging candidate driven market, recruiting the best candidates is harder than ever. Whereas previously companies had to make no effort to recruit the best talent, in 2019 it’s a very different game. To give you a head start here are the top recruitment trends to look out for this year, and some advice on how we can help you implement them.

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.

Life Sciences Opportunities in 2019 in Ireland

Ireland in the 21st century has become a global leader within the technology sectors attracting massive amounts of foreign investment, far outstripping growth in these areas of many of their EU neighbours.

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

Job of the week: Lab Analyst

This is an exciting opportunity for a Lab Assistant to join a global healthcare company who have three world-leading businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines.

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Contract recruitment: a more flexible approach during these uncertain times

With the political climate constantly changing on a daily basis, uncertainty of what will happen in 2019 is making planning a challenging task for many companies in the science and clinical sector. But planning for your recruitment strategy doesn’t have to be so arduous. Whilst uncertainty looms upon us, why not opt for a more flexible recruitment model?

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.

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How to start a career in chemistry – New Scientist

As part of our careers advice series with New Scientist Jobs, Victoria Walker who is a specialist in recruitment in the chemical industry has created her top tips to starting a career in chemistry and to where this could potentially take you. Take a look here:

An infographic outlining how to get a career in chemistry

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.

How to increase your chances of finding a job at a careers fair

Do you have a careers fair coming up? Come prepared and enhance your chances of gaining a job with our top tips to help you make a lasting impression.

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 […]

Jonathan seaking at KellyOCG Supplier Summit

Join us at Advanced Engineering 2018

We are pleased to be exhibiting at the Advanced Engineering Show 2018, the largest annual event in the UK engineering calendar

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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.

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.

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5 reasons why companies should really be focusing on mental health initiatives

As over three quarters of people are affected by bad mental health at some point during their career, shouldn't wellbeing initiatives be a priority in the workplace? In our latest article we explore how important it is to have mental health initiatives at work for both employers and employees alike.