Analytical Chemist

Victoria Walker is recruiting for an Analytical Chemist to be based in Staffordshire at a leading chemical manufacturing company.

You will be mainly involved in the quality control aspect of the business, assessing new and existing raw materials, products and environmental systems.

A minimum of an A Level in Chemistry is required, though higher qualifications are preferred, as is proven experience in the industry.

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Analytical Team Leader – Northern Ireland

Naynesh Mistry at CK Science is currently recruiting for an Analytical Team Leader to join a leading pharmaceutical company based in Northern Ireland on a permanent basis.

Responsibilities:

As an Analytical Team Leader you will provide technical leadership, management and coaching for operational analytical teams and enable the delivery of complex projects.  The post holder will manage the progress of Analytical work to GMP requirements and ensure that project schedules are met and that the work is carried out efficiently and accurately, providing regular updates to their Departmental Manager.

You will:

  • Provide technical and operational leadership, training and coaching to Technical Leaders, Senior Analysts, Analysts and Technicians.
  • Take full ownership for, the analytical activities required as part of their assigned projects. Identifying technical problems/issues, developing solutions and fully implementing these solutions with agreement from their departmental manager where appropriate.
  • Define the analytical strategy for new and ongoing projects (e.g. the strategy to develop, verify/validate or transfer analytical methods, stability study design etc). Support Technical leaders, and Senior Analysts with strategy setting and approve the approaches they propose (as appropriate).
  • Actively manage the performance of Technical Leaders, Senior Analysts, Analysts and Technicians assigned as their direct and indirect reports.
  • Take the lead in technical assessment for quotations, and support Business Development activities / visits (internal/external).
  • Provide support and front (as required) Client / Regulatory cGMP audits. And complete all assigned actions from audits promptly.
  • Prepare, review and approve any protocols, reports and other associated project / GMP documentation (e.g. data packs, Methods, specs) that are required to fulfil the projects or departments needs.
  • Overall responsibility for team adherence to Quality Management System document closure timelines (e.g. CAPA, CRF etc etc).

Qualifications:

The successful Analytical Team Leader will have the following qualifications, skills and experiences:

  • A degree in Chemistry or a Life Science subject with a significant chemistry component.
  • Significant experience of analysing and leading analytical development activities for solid oral dose Pharmaceutical drug products in a GMP environment.
  • Significant experience of : Stability study design and testing, HPLC method Development, HPLC method Validation, Dissolution Method Development, Dissolution Method Validation
  • Significant experience of supervising and managing cGMP laboratory activities and staff.
  • A thorough understanding of the pharmaceutical drug development process, and experience preparing regulatory CMC dossier sections.
  • Previous experience of using statistical data analysis techniques.
  • Experience in cGMP audits and knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Office, Excel etc)

Benefits:

If successful you will be joining one of the leading API manufacturer in Northern Ireland. Other benefits include:

  • An attractive remuneration package will reflect the importance of this role
  • 6.8 weeks annual leave
  • Company pension scheme
  • Enhanced sick pay and maternity entitlements,
  • Healthcare plan and opportunities for learning and development
  • Access to a company restaurant and parking facilities.

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    Please contact Naynesh for more details.

How to apply:

To apply for this Analytical Team Leader position contact Naynesh Mistry via email nmistry@ckscience.co.uk or telephone: 0114 283 9956.  Please quote reference SH25404 in all correspondence.

 

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Analytical Development Chemist – Hertfordshire

Jason Johal at CK Science is currently recruiting for an Analytical Development Chemist to join a successful pharmaceutical company that that develops a wide variety of medicines and healthcare products from their site in Hertfordshire on a full time, permanent basis.

The job:

As an Analytical Development Chemist you will be joining an existing team of analysts who form the Analytical Development Group within the R & D department. In return there is an attractive salary, coupled with excellent benefits and career progression opportunities.

Qualifications and skills:

The successful Analytical Development Chemist will have the following qualifications, skills & experiences:

  • Relevant experience in developing and validating analytical methods (preferably in a pharmaceutical environment)
  • Experience of HPLC and GC analysis
  • A strong theoretical and practical understanding of HPLC and GC
  • Experience of TLC and Titrimetric analysis
  • A degree (or equivalent) in a chemistry based discipline

How to apply:

To apply for this Analytical Development Chemist role please contact Jason Johal via email jjohal@ckscience.co.uk or telephone 01438 723 500. Please quote reference ST24100 in all correspondence.

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Analytical Chemist – Northern Ireland

Naynesh Mistry is looking to recruit 2 x Analytical Chemists to join an international pharmaceutical organisation to work at their site in Northern Ireland on a permanent basis.

Responsibilities:

The main aspects of these Analytical Chemists roles is to perform, monitor and accept accountability for all assigned analytical duties relating to specific chemistry and/or analytical projects.  The post holder will hold the following responsibilities:

  • Develop and suitably validate analytical methods in support of API development and manufacturing.
  • Perform routine analytical testing in-line with project requirements.
  • Be trained and be fully competent in the following analytical techniques, as dictated by project and/or departmental requirements: HPLC, GC, NMR, IR, UV, MS, KF, Classical techniques
  • Perform analytical duties right-first-time in order to complete work within the budgeted resource time and in line with agreed timelines.
  • Prepare, review and approve data and documents accurately and efficiently, in-line with the Analytical Department’s procedures culture of Right-First-Time.
  • Take responsibility for the provision of all analytical activities associated with allocated projects so as to ensure successful project outcomes as measured by QQTE (Quantity, Quality, Timeliness & Efficiency) metrics.
  • Be responsible for the generation, training and adherence to of analytical documents (e.g. methods, specifications, SOPs etc).
  • Allocate work to and supervise analytical chemists/technicians/placement students.
  • Retain the overall responsibility for the completion of delegated tasks, within agreed budgets and timelines.
  • Retain an up to date knowledge of analytical techniques and equipment.
  • Be responsible for the management of own work schedule and provide regular updates to line manager and team members especially with respect to any circumstances that alter agreed timescales and budgets.
  • Ensure that unplanned deviations (UPDs) are kept to a minimum and that your line manager is notified as soon as UPDs are generated.
  • Assist with the identification of alternative test methods and/or equipment to improve efficiency and maximise throughput of testing in the laboratories.
  • Make suggestions for the improvement of efficiency and/or reduction in operating costs within the Analytical Department and the wider company.
  • Identify incidents of out of specification results and inform the Analytical Team Leader and/or Analytical Manager.
  • Assist in the generation of specifications and SOPs relevant to the Analytical Laboratories, ensuring that current versions are available.
  • Deputise for their supervisor’s absence in the day-to-day running of projects and supervision of analytical activities being performed in their designated laboratory.

Qualifications and skills:

The ideal candidates for these Analytical Chemist roles should have a degree in Life Sciences or equivalent.  It is also essential that they have:

  • Previous analytical experience within industry (i.e. pharmaceuticals/fine chemistry)
  • Experience of drug substance or drug product analysis in a GMP/GLP environment
  • Experience in HPLC method development and/or validation
  • Experience in cGMP audits and knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Office, Excel etc)

How to apply

For more information or to apply for these Analytical Chemists roles please contact Naynesh Mistry on 0114 2839956 or email nmistry@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference SH23645 in all correspondence.

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Analytical Chemist Job (XRD, Chemical) – Berkshire

Jason Johal at CK Science is currently looking for an Analytical Chemist to join an industry leading Chemical and Metals Manufacturer, at their Testing Laboratory based at their state-of-the-art facilities in Berkshire.

Responsibilities:

As an Analytical Chemist, you will be responsible for supporting the R&D Teams through carrying out testing & characterisation of the organisation’s catalyst products & materials, using a routine powder X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) system and a specialist XRD system coupled with an advanced variable temperature in-situ reaction cell.

Qualifications:

To be considered for this role Analytical Chemist role, you will have a qualification in Analytical Chemistry, Material Science, Physics or a related discipline (or equivalent) and demonstrated experience using powder X-Ray Diffraction (XRD).

Benefits:

This Analytical Chemist role is an excellent opportunity to join a market leading Chemical Manufacturer, which in return offers an attractive salary & benefits package.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Analytical Chemist role please contact Jason Johal on 01438 723 500 or email jjohal@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST23434 in all correspondence.

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Inhalation Analyst – Nottingham

Hannah Milward is currently seeking to recruit an Inhalation Analyst to work with them at their site in Nottingham on a contract basis to cover an imminent maternity cover.

Responsibilities:

This role will involve carrying out analysis using techniques including Anderson Cascade Impaction and to ensure work is carried out in compliance to GMP. Other duties will include maintenance of equipment, taking part in internal and external QA assessments and completing paperwork amongst others.

Qualifications:

Candidates should be educated to degree level, or equivalent, in a relevant scientific subject and have experience of analysis of inhalation formulations.

Apply now:

For more information or to apply for this Inhalation Analyst position, please contact Hannah Milward on 0114 2839956 or hmilward@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference SH22370 in all correspondence.

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Senior Analytical Method Development Scientist Job – UK

CK Science are currently recruiting for a Senior Analytical Method Development Scientist to join a global Pharma CMO based in Wiltshire. The company are a major player within the Pharma and Biopharma CMO fields and are looking for a talented individual to join the team.

Responsibilities:

Within this role you will provide analytical support to the development and manufacture of a wide range of dosage forms from early formulation studies and clinical trial manufacture to NDA registration. The work is very varied and includes method development and validation, provision of support during formulation development and manufacture, release testing and stability studies.

Skills and experience:

You will have sufficient technical experience to be a driving force within the group and to be able to impart your knowledge to more junior members of staff.

  • Communication skills:

It is likely that you will be the analytical representative for project teams and as such having strong communication skills, to be able to converse and build the clients confidence is essential.

  • Organisational skills:

The nature of the environment is fast paced and as such you will have a number of projects to work on at any one time spanning a diverse product, dosage form and client range. With this in mind good organisational skills are also essential.

  • Qualifications:

You must be qualified in Chemistry or a related subject (or equivalent) and have previous analytical/CMO laboratory experience (preferably in gained in pharmaceutical analytical development).

  • Experience:

Experience in reversed phase HPLC / UV / DAD detection, GC, UV and dissolution, sample preparation (solid phase, liquid and solvent extraction) and proven experience in HPLC method development and validation are essential.

You will also have experience of working to cGLP / GMP.

Apply now

For more information or to apply for this Senior Analytical Method Development Scientist job, please contact Jason Johal at CK Science on 01438 732 500 or email jjohal@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST21688 in all correspondence.

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Analytical Laboratory Manager – East Midlands, UK

Our client, a leading provider of pharmaceutical dosage form development, is currently seeking to recruit an Analytical Laboratory Manager to work at their site in Nottingham on a permanent basis.

The Analytical Laboratory Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the quality, compliance, efficiency and safety of the food and pharmaceutical laboratory operations are maintained, approve analytical technical reports and other documents, manage and develop teams to ensure quality standards, host client and regulatory audits, develop and improve existing systems and act as a technical advisor.

The ideal candidate for this Analytical Laboratory Manager role will be educated to degree level, or equivalent, in a scientific subject and have experience within a senior position for the pharmaceutical industry, preferably R&D and/or CRO. An awareness of analytical method development up to Phase 2 CT is also required.

 

Apply now

For more information, or to apply for this Analytical Laboratory Manager position, please contact Philippa Robertson on 0114 283 9956 or email probertson@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH20155 in all correspondence.

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Analytical Chemist – company based in Newcastle, UK

Analytical Chemist needed to join a major pharmaceutical company based in Newcastle, UK. This Analytical Chemist job is initially a temporary contract, but is likely to lead to a permanent role. There are currently up to 5 Analytical Chemist positions available.

Working as an Analytical Chemist you will carry out chemical testing in accordance with approved methods (including HPLC, FTIR, GC) and in compliance with GMP. As an Analytical Chemist you will also be involved in testing products to pre-determined quality standards to meet customer requirements whilst maintaining the highest level of compliance and current Good Manufacturing Practices.

The successful applicant for this Analytical Chemist job will be ideally qualified to a minimum of ONC in Chemistry and be competent in using techniques such as HPLC, GC and FTIR ideally gained within an industrial environment.

The following skills and competencies are also required for this Analytical Chemist position:

  • Planning and organisational skills.
  • Forward thinking and solution focussed.
  • Understanding of testing and laboratory functions.
  • Positive and helpful nature.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to make good decisions.
  • Accuracy.
  • Good communication skills – written and verbal.
  • Good time management and prioritisation.
  • Experience working in a laboratory environment.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading pharmaceutical company which markets a broad range of innovative products in their state of the art laboratories.

 

How to Apply

If you would like more information, or would like to apply for this Analytical Chemist job, please contact Heather Deagle at CK Science at hdeagle@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH19616 in all correspondence.

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If you do not hear back from us within 5 working days of your application for this role, it means that on this occasion you have not been shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment campaign.

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Senior Analytical Chemist based in North Wales

Senior Analytical Chemist based in North Wales

This global organisation, a provider of technology advanced materials  based in North Wales, require a Senior Analytical Chemist to work in the QC laboratory at their site in North Wales.

This Senior Analytical Chemist role will involve supervising 4 technicians who work a 24/7 shift pattern involving testing of resin systems. The ideal candidate will have experience of HPLC, viscosity testing and DSC. You will have chemical background with experience in the laboratory as a supervisor.

The role is a 6 month contract so it is essential you are immediately available or available on a maximum of 1 weeks notice. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential.

 

How to apply:

To hear more information about this Senior Analytical Chemist role, please contact Russell Oakley on 0114 2839956 or email roakley@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote ref: SH19536 in all correspondence.

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If you do not hear back from us within 5 working days of your application for this role, it means that on this occasion you have not been shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment campaign.

 

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Technical Manager based in the North-Mid Wales/ North West of England Area

Our client, a key player within the Chemical Sector, are currently looking for a Technical Manager to join their team based in the North-Mid Wales/North West of England area.Technical Manager will lead the technical department ensuring it effectively and efficiently meets the current and future needs of the business.

The roles and responsibilities of this Technical Manager position will include:

  • Leading and managing the Technical and Laboratory Functions.
  • Ensuring efficient management systems, working practices and reporting systems are in place.
  • To reorganise the department into a flexible, efficient resource that meets the varying technical needs of the business – today and tomorrow.
  • Clarify the roles and responsibilities within the Technical Department and introduce management by objectives, appraisals and similar techniques to monitor and manage performance and outputs.
  •  Keep abreast of legislative and technology changes and manage the threats and / or opportunities they bring.
  • Establish first class housekeeping, health and safety, MSDS management and similar laboratory procedures.

The ideal candidate for this Technical Manager position will possess an HNC qualification in chemistry or degree in chemistry (or equivalent). Previous experience of working with formulations/ coatings/ paints in a laboratory environment is essential and the candidate will be expected to possess excellent communication, problem solving, leadership, planning and organisation skills and be a good team player. A knowledge of industrial and marine coatings is also desirable but is not essential. Candidates must be eligible to work in the EEA.

 

How to Apply

To hear more or to apply for this Technical Manager role, please contact Victoria Walker on 0114 283 9956 vwalker@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH19409 in all correspondence.

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Increase Investment in Science to Boost Economy

scienceAccording to a report by The Royal Society, if the UK does not invest heavily in science and scientific research, it will face decades of sluggish economic decline.

The report warned that Britain’s current advantage is in danger of being wiped out by the US, China, India, France and Germany who have increased spending in science to help boost their economies. For instance, the German government has said it will increase their budget for education and research by 12bn Euros by 2013.

Sir Martin Taylor, chair of the report’s advisory group stated: “As France announces a new €35bn investment in the knowledge economy, the UK cuts university budgets by £600m, with the threat of more to come.

“The UK has been in the top two of the scientific premier league for the last 350 years. It would seem obvious that politicians would recognise the need to invest in this competitive advantage rather than cutting funds.”

Lord Waldegrave, former Science Minister and provost of Eton College said: “Times are tough but this is exactly when you need to invest in the future and focus spending where you already have an advantage.

“Investment in science cannot be turned on and off on a political whim – we must have a long-term investment. If we cut science now, just as the benefits of nearly twenty years of consistent policy are really beginning to bear fruit, we will seriously damage our economic prospects.”

The report praises the fact that patents granted to UK universities have increase by 136% between 2000 and 2008, and that university spin outs employed 14,000 people in 2007/2008 with a turnover of £1.1bn. However, it seems that research and development is a weakness for the UK – in 2007 British companies spent 1.14% of GDP on R&D while in the US spent 1.9% and Germany 1.8%.

Experts in the field recommend the following to help remedy the situation:

  • Creating a 15 year framework for science and innovation with increased spending.
  • Prioritising investment in scientific skills and infrastructure, such as laboratories and equipment.
  • Better aligning science and innovation with global challenges.
  • Revitalising science and mathematics education.
  • And expanding the R&D tax credit.

Lord Sainsbury, the former science minister and member of the advisory group said: “We cannot compete with countries such as China and India on the basis of low wages, and science and innovation must, therefore, be the basis of the strategy for growth which we need to have as we go into a tough period of fiscal consolidation.”

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Napp Announced as 5th Best Company to Work for 2010

Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for 2010Napp Pharmaceutical Holdings, part of a worldwide association of independent pharmaceutical companies, has been announced as the 5th best company to work for by The Sunday Times. This is the first time in the 4 years the company has entered the contest, that they have broken into the top 5.

According to the survey conducted by The Sunday Times, one in five employees at Napp has worked at the company for over a decade. Further impressive findings include:

  • 84% of staff believe the company makes a difference to the world.
  • 83% love working for the company and are happy with their pay and benefits.
  • 69% of staff believe they are paid fairly for the work they do relative to others in the organization.
  • 71% say their salary reflects their responsibilities.
  • 77% of staff report that Managers regularly express their appreciation when a team member does a good job.
  • 80% believe that working at Napp is good for personal growth.

This positive culture at Napp has been the product of Managing Director, Antony Mattessich. He introduced the company ‘charter’ which established four core aims of the organization. This initiative allows employees to have their say on the direction of the business, giving them the freedom to discuess with the departments as to how they can help the firm meet its objectives.

Julie Worth, Area Sales Manager, has been part of the charter group. “It just amazed me — I was actually having a say in how the business was run,” she says. “You’re working with directors and you learn that people are genuinely approachable. They really listen.”

Mattessich’s positive impact on the company was reflected in the results of the survey conducted by The Sunday Times:

  • 73% of employees agree that senior managers listen to staff.
  • 81% feel inspired by Mattessich’s leadership.
  • 87% of employees are proud to work for the company.

So, what in your opinion makes a company a good place to work? Please feel free to share your comments and stories below.

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Research Technician based in the North of England

Our client, a leading manufacturer of radiation detection instrumentation, is currently seeking a Technician with a background in physics to join their R&D team at their state-of-the-art facility based in the North East of England.

As a Research Technician, you will play a pivotal role as part of the systems team developing novel equipment around the company’s core technology. You will also be responsible for assisting in setting up experiments and trials, recording, analysing and interpreting data, and re-evaluating projects.

The successful candidate will be qualified to a minimum degree level in physics or related subject, or possess equivalent industrial experience. It is essential that you also have some knowledge and experience in image processing software. This Research Technician role also demands a high level of computer literacy and statistical competency and experience of process image software is desirable.

The position is intended to cover maternity leave but has a chance of becoming permanent. Entitlement to work in the UK is essential.

This Research Technician vacancy is an excellent opportunity for you to make your mark on a fast moving, dynamic and exciting organization within the Medical Devices and Diagnostics sector.

If you would like more information about this Research and Development Technician role, please contact Barney Smith on 0191 3848905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk. Alternatively, to apply, please click here.

 

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CK Science Announced as Guest Speakers for the Social Media in Recruitment Conference 2010

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Taking place on Thursday 22nd April 2010, the Social Media Recruitment Conference is the second largest of its kind in the UK. CK Science, a leading specialist scientific recruitment company, has been recognized by the conference organizers to be a pioneer in the use of social media in scientific recruitment, and has been invited to speak at the Conference. Here at CK Science, we recognize that there are not enough hours in the day for our specialist scientific Consultants to drive our social media strategy themselves. Therefore, one of the first steps taken was to recruit a Marketing Graduate, Catherine Gutsell, to further develop and promote our online brand and digital communications strategy. The main activities Catherine has engaged in are:

  • Search engine optimization.
  • Using social media such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook to both educate and inform clients and candidates, not just to sell.
  • Using YouTube video job advertisements as a way to connect with candidates in a more human and personalised way.
  • Running regular surveys to gather information about the Scientific and Pharmaceutical industry and communicating findings back through relevant publications and social media.
  • Using online communities such as Ning.com and external blogs to candidates with industry updates and careers advice.

So far, our efforts appear to be working. We have seen a 30% increase in organic hits to our scientific recruitment website. Not only this, but the deployment of our social media strategy has also added value to the experience we provide to both candidates and clients. In terms of our candidates, our use of social media enriches their job seeking experience as it allows us to build long-term sustainable relationships, enabling us to completely understand their needs. From a client’s perspective, by using social media to really get to grips with what the scientific jobseeker is about, we are able to create a great match between candidate and job. This means we don’t waste our clients’ time putting inappropriate candidates in front of them.

The aim of the conference is to help Corporate Recruiters, Recruitment Agencies, Recruitment Advertising Agencies, Job Boards and Recruitment Industry Suppliers get the most from the use of social media. The organizer, Mike Taylor, from Online Recruitment Marketing Specialists, stated, “There were over 150 people at the first Conference which was a clear indication in the interest in Social Media. Next year’s conference will be held some nine months after the first one which means that there will be plenty of new things to talk about and discuss.”

Here at CK Science, we are looking forward to sharing our story at the Social Media Recruitment Conference. Speaking of the conference, Catherine stated, “We are honored to be speaking at the Social Media Recruitment Conference and it’s brilliant that our efforts have been noticed by such a prestigious event within the Recruitment Industry. We are really looking forward to sharing our story.”

The conference will take place on Thursday 22nd April 2010 at the British Library Conference Centre in London. If you would like to register to attend Social Media Recruitment Conference, please visit their website.

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We have built a strong client base, who appreciate our professionalism, integrity and commitment to finding the right person for the job. Equally important to our success are our candidates, who recognise our dedication to operating in a fair and ethical manner to meet their needs in the current job market.

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CK Science Announced as Guest Speakers for the Social Media in Recruitment Conference 2010

Taking place on Thursday 22nd April 2010, the Social Media Recruitment Conference is the second largest of its kind in the UK. CK Science, a leading specialist scientific recruitment company, has been recognized by the conference organizers to be a pioneer in the use of social media in scientific recruitment, and has been invited to speak at the Conference.Here at CK Science, we recognize that there are not enough hours in the day for our specialist scientific Consultants to drive our social media strategy themselves. Therefore, one of the first steps taken was to recruit a Marketing Graduate, Catherine Gutsell, to further develop and promote our online brand and digital communications strategy. The main activities Catherine has engaged in are:

– Search engine optimization.

– Using social media such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook to both educate and inform clients and candidates, not just to sell.

– Using YouTube video job advertisements as a way to connect with candidates in a more human and personalised way.

– Running regular surveys to gather information about the Scientific and Pharmaceutical industry and communicating findings back through relevant publications and social media.

– Using online communities such as Ning.com and external blogs to candidates with industry updates and careers advice.

So far, our efforts appear to be working. We have seen a 30% increase in organic hits to our scientific recruitment website. Not only this, but the deployment of our social media strategy has also added value to the experience we provide to both candidates and clients. In terms of our candidates, our use of social media enriches their job seeking experience as it allows us to build long-term sustainable relationships, enabling us to completely understand their needs. From a client’s perspective, by using social media to really get to grips with what the scientific jobseeker is about, we are able to create a great match between candidate and job. This means we don’t waste our clients’ time putting inappropriate candidates in front of them.

The aim of the conference is to help Corporate Recruiters, Recruitment Agencies, Recruitment Advertising Agencies, Job Boards and Recruitment Industry Suppliers get the most from the use of social media. The organizer, Mike Taylor, from Online Recruitment Marketing Specialists, stated, “There were over 150 people at the first Conference which was a clear indication in the interest in Social Media. Next year’s conference will be held some nine months after the first one which means that there will be plenty of new things to talk about and discuss.”

Here at CK Science, we are looking forward to sharing our story at the Social Media Recruitment Conference. Speaking of the conference, Catherine stated, “We are honored to be speaking at the Social Media Recruitment Conference and it’s brilliant that our efforts have been noticed by such a prestigious event within the Recruitment Industry. We are really looking forward to sharing our story.”

The conference will take place on Thursday 22nd April 2010 at the British Library Conference Centre in London. If you would like to register to attend Social Media Recruitment Conference, please visit their website.

CK Science is the leading independent scientific recruitment agency for science jobs. CK Science provide an all round recruitment service to the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, waste and environmental and other related industries right across the UK.

We have built a strong client base, who appreciate our professionalism, integrity and commitment to finding the right person for the job. Equally important to our success are our candidates, who recognise our dedication to operating in a fair and ethical manner to meet their needs in the current job market.

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Global QA Director based in South East, UK

An exciting Global QA Director job has arisen at an international Pharmaceutical company based in the South East of England. This is a Senior Leadership role for Quality Assurance serving both the external client and internal QA Departments.As an experienced Quality Assurance Director, you will act as the primary contact for all client-related QA communication, and the development and implementation of Quality Agreements. Further responsibilities of the role will include:

– Overseeing all quality-related concerns.

– Functioning as a liaison between a single, large-market clients and internal personnel.

– Developing and maintaining strong relationships with client QA senior management.

– Managing the single client’s quality and regulatory matters, CGMP compliance and two-way communication.

– Assuring that client requirements are developed, documented and agreed upon for manufacturing, testing and distribution and return of pharmaceutical clinical supplies.

This QA Director role will encompass all of my clients’ global locations and will interact with personnel in multiple client locations.

The ideal candidate will have extensive managerial QA/regulatory compliance experience in the pharmaceutical, chemical, medical device or biotech industry, as well as strong leadership experience in the field. You will also have an outstanding customer-service orientated background.

This is a rare opportunity for you to make your mark on a prestigious international pharmaceutical company. If you are interested in hearing more about this exciting role, please contact Jason Johal on 01438 723500 or email jjohal@ckscience.co.uk. Alternatively, you can meet Jason and hear more about this role at our YouTube Channel. To apply, click here.

CK Science is the leading independent scientific recruitment agency for science jobs. CK Science provide an all round recruitment service to the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, waste and environmental and other related industries right across the UK.

We have built a strong client base who appreciate our professionalism, integrity and commitment to finding the right person for the job. Equally important to our success are our candidates, who recognise our dedication to operating in a fair and ethical manner to meet their needs in the current job market.

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CK Science Offer Advice to Job Seekers in a Recent Chemistry World Article

Director at CK Science, Liam O’Connell has recently featured in an article ‘Who’s Who: Agency Access’ by Sarah Houlton on behalf of Chemistry World, giving advice to candidates looking for science jobs. The article succinctly explains the benefits of registering with specialist scientific recruitment companies.Liam explains the benefits of using specialist recruitment company’s rather than the more general outfits, ‘The big advantage is that we have a large selection of positions available at any one time. Candidates speak to one of our consultants, all of whom have a scientific background, who will understand what they are looking for and be able to discuss positions that might be suitable for them.’Liam is right. Here at CK Science all of our consultants are highly trained, scientific recruitment professionals. They have functional experience in many specific scientific sectors such as biotechnology, organic chemistry or chemical engineering; therefore they are well placed to provide valuable advice and support to jobseekers in the scientific industry.

The article later goes on to touch upon the importance of being flexible as a jobseeker in these current economic times. During the past 18 months there has been an influx of jobseekers entering the scientific market due to a spate of redundancies. Liam offers some insightful guidance, advising that candidates become more flexible in terms of salary, location and type of role to maximize their chances of getting that perfect job. Liam states, ‘Once people are aware of that, it offers up a lot more opportunities,’ he says. Flexibility is also extremely important for graduates at the moment. ‘They have to be prepared to relocate. If we don’t have anything for them, we may go to our clients to discuss their backgrounds, and search out positions that may be in the pipeline in the near future.’

The article then provides more advice to jobseekers, emphasising the importance of researching specialist recruitment companies relevant to your industry and then registering with 3 or 4 to ensure all bases are covered. It is also essential that you keep your expectations realistic, unlike some, as Liam outlines, “‘Graduates come out expecting to earn £30-35,000, and that’s not going to happen!”.

To receive more great advice from CK Science about how to get that perfect scientific job, you can take the following steps:

CK Science is the leading independent scientific recruitment agency for science jobs. CK Science provide an all round recruitment service to the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, waste and environmental and other related industries right across the UK.

We have built a strong client base, who appreciates our professionalism, integrity and commitment to finding the right person for the job. Equally important to our success are our candidates, who recognise our dedication to operating in a fair and ethical manner to meet their needs in the current job market.

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Flow Cytometry Vacancies

Flow Cytometry is a technique that is growing in popularity amongst the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical communities. CK Science is currently working with a range of clients who are looking for experienced Flow Cytometry Scientists to analyse samples, carry out method development or validation work. In addition we have been working with Instrumentation companies developing high resolution Flow Cytometry systems – these companies are actively looking for good Flow Cytometry Scientists to move into sales based roles talking to clients about their research and making recommendations about the kind of instrumentation and controlling software they could use to enhance their research. If you are interested in a career using your Flow Cytometry experience, please click here to see our vacancies.

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