Biodiesel developed using bacteria

As reported in chemweek.com. UK researchers at the University of Essex have developed technology that enables that them to produce biodiesel from the E. coli bacteria. The technology is almost identical to conventional biofuel, is still in trial.   The E. coli bacteria naturally turn sugars into fat, to build their cell membranes and the synthetic fuel oil molecules can be created by harnessing this natural oil production process.

“Replacing conventional diesel with a carbon neutral biofuel in commercial volumes would be a tremendous step toward meeting our target of an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Global demand for energy is rising, and a fuel that is independent of both global oil price fluctuations and political instability is an increasingly attractive prospect,” says John Love, professor of biosciences at the University of Exeter.

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Sales Manager – Field Based Position

Andrew Bolton at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Sales Manager to join an industry leading Speciality Chemical organisation that provides products & services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology & agrochemical industries.

This exciting opportunity is a field based role, covering a sales patch across the Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Essex and Northamptonshire regions.

To find out more, please watch Andrew’s short video and read the job description below.

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Sales Manager Job Description:

As Sales Manager, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Driving forward sales of the organisation’s range of intermediates & compounds as well as their custom synthesis & analytical services within a growing customer base.
  • Key account management and relationship building for a range of established customers.
  • Working closely with customer teams to establish requirements and ensure optimisation of services provided.
  • Identify and develop new market, sector and potential customer opportunities.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

To be considered for this Sales Manager position, you will have a demonstrated sales track record of selling products and/or services into the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agrochemical or a related speciality chemical industry.

 

The Company and Benefits:

You will be joining an industry leading Chemical organisation who offers a long history of supplying intermediates and compounds, coupled with contract research services, to customers ranging from start up to blue chip. In return, they offer a negotiable salary, plus an excellent commission, bonus scheme and benefits including car, laptop, phone, private medical and pension.

 

How to Apply:

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Please contact Andrew for more details.

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For more information or to apply for this Sales Manager position, please contact Andrew Bolton on 01438 842 965 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST24790 in all correspondence.

 

 

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Quality Engineer – Newcastle

Heather Deagle at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Quality Engineer to join a leading biotechnology company at their site in Newcastle. This will be initially a temporary contract covering maternity leave.

Responsibilities:

This Quality Engineer role involves developing positive relationships and working closely with operations to ensure that products and processes meet quality expectations. It will also involve:

  • Performing and developing validations in accordance to regulatory requirements.
  • Assisting with failure investigations following customer complaints and internal process/product failures to ensure appropriate corrective actions are implemented. 
  • Assisting with internal and external audits where necessary.

Qualifications and skills:

The successful candidate for this Quality Engineer job will have a degree or similar in a Scientific or Engineering based subject with proven industrial experience within the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology or Engineering Industry with a strong working knowledge of cGMP and ISO 9001. The ideal candidate will also have;

  • An understanding of manufacturing processes including those involving plastics or pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • excellent writing and communication skills with knowledge of validation processes
  • A background in statistics and quality engineering techniques (e.g Design of Experiments (DOE), Process Capability (Cpk/Ppk), Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)).

How to apply:

Apply online now:

For more information or to apply for this Quality Engineer role please contact Heather Deagle at CK Science on 0191 384 8905 or email hdeagle@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH24123 in all correspondence.

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Team Leader Job in the North West of UK

Naynesh Mistry at CK Science is recruiting for a Team Leader to join a biotechnology laboratory service company at their site in the North West on a permanent basis.

Responsibilities:

As a Team Leader the key responsibilities for this role include:

  • To provide the supervised running of the haematology section.
  • To use established methods to analyse samples by automated and manual techniques.
  •  To perform differential cell counts and assess cell morphology by microscopy.
  • To evaluate methods, reagents and equipment for use in the haematology section.
  • To assist in the preparation for cytological examination of body fluids and aspirates.
  • To participate in and monitor performance in external and internal quality assurance schemes.
  • To maintain reagent and consumable stocks and their correct storage.
  • To maintain the standard operating procedure manual for haematology.
  • To participate in the training of junior and other members of staff in haematological techniques.

Qualifications and skills:

The ideal candidate for this Team Leader role will have a Degree or HNC in appropriate subject and Membership of professional organisation. It is essential that the post holder must have a sound working knowledge of haematology with practical laboratory skills and the ability to organise work schedules and analytical methods.

How to apply:

Apply online now:

For more information or to apply for this Team Leader role please contact Naynesh Mistry on 0114 283 9956 or email nmistry@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH24083 in all correspondence.

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Sales Manager (Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology) Europe

Andrew Bolton at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Sales Manager to join a global provider in the supply of chemical products & contract research (CRO) services for customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology & agrochemical industries.  This is a field based role based role covering the UK & Europe.

Responsibilities:

This Sales Manager role is a key position within the organisation, you will be responsible for:

  • Developing & building relationships with both new & existing customers within the UK & Europe;
  • Delivery of new sales through the development of new customers & market opportunities
  • Key account management to understand customer requirements, negotiation of terms & instigating proposals as well as completion of all sales reports & strategies.

Qualifications:

To be considered for this Sales Manager role, you will have a successful proven sales track record of products and/or services to the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and/or Agrochemical industries.

Location:

The successful candidate for this Sales Manager role should ideally be based in one of the following regions: Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.

How to apply:

Apply online now:

For more information or to apply for this Sales Manager role please contact Andrew Bolton on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST23867 in all correspondence.

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Our latest science jobs of the week

 

Here is a list of the latest science jobs we have had in this week. Click on the links below to find out more and be the first to apply!

Development Manager – Cosmetic, Cambridgeshire

Client Service Manager – Testing, Essex

Temporary Shift Site Chemist – West Midlands

Temporary Product Stewardship Intern – REACH/ CLP

Laboratory Technician – Oil And Gas

Sales Manager – Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology

Development Chemist – North East England

Environmental Technician

Quality Technician

Technical Manager – Agrochemicals, West Mids

Formulations Chemist – FMCG, Cambridgeshire

Microbiologist

Formulation Scientist – Temp

Laboratory Applications Specialist

QC Laboratory Analyst – North West

HSEQ Manager – Plastics, Polymers, Materials – NW

Temporary REACH Registration Specialist

 

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Meet Naynesh Mistry – Permanent Recruitment Consultant in the Midlands

Naynesh Mistry has been with CK Science since August 2012 and is based in the Chesterfield office. He is responsible for permanent scientific recruitment in the following industries in the Midlands area:

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Biotechnology
  • Food
  • Life Sciences
  • Medical Devices

To find out more watch his short video below:

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You can contact Naynesh Mistry on 0114 283 9956 or email nmistry@ckscience.co.uk.

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Shift QC Analyst – North East

Heather Deagle at CK Science is currently looking for a Shift QC Analyst to join a biotechnology company at their site in the North East.

Responsibilities:

This Shift QC Analyst role is to be based in the QC team working with HPLC, GC and wet chemistry techniques. This is an exciting role for an analyst as it is a fast moving and dynamic company, where adaptability and flexibility are necessary to succeed in this position.

Qualifications & Skills:

The successful Shift QC Analyst will have a proven background within chemistry with experience in some or all of the mentioned laboratory techniques ideally gained working to GMP/within industry.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Shift QC Analyst role please contact Heather Deagle on 0191 384 8905 or email hdeagle@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH23511 in all correspondence.

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Cambridge introduces ‘hot-labbing’ to biotech entrepreneurs and start-ups

As reported by Business Weekly, a new partnership between The Babraham Research Campus and The University of Cambridge’s ideaSpace is set to create 410 new biotech jobs.

The agreement will allow early-stage biotech companies and entrepreneurs to gain access to both the laboratory facilities at The Babraham Research Campus, and the co-working community at the ideaSpace. This will therefore add an exciting new component to the start up ecosystem in Cambridge.

Babraham traditionally helps early stage biotech companies and entrepreneurs through programmes like the Biotechnology Investment Forum and the Cambridge Bio-Academic Showcase. However, this new collaboration would allow the Institute to reach a new audience – entrepreneurs from ideaSpace.

Entrepreneurs at ideaSpace will now be able to essentially partake in a spot of ‘hot-labbing’ – whereby they get part-time access to the laboratory facilities at the Babraham Institute. ideaSpace has been mainly high tech and software focused, but the new ‘hot-labbing’ agreement will allow them to attract members from other sectors.  This is explained by Dr Belinda Clarke, director of External Relations at ideaSpace, “The superb facilities at Babraham can help ideaSpace support a wider range of members from different sectors who require such specialist facilities.”

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Manufacturing Manager (Shift) Job – Scotland

Barney Smith is looking for a Manufacturing Manager to join his client which is a world leading manufacturer within the biotechnology sector based at their site in Scotland

Responsibilities:

As a Manufacturing Manager working a continental shift pattern, the role will involve continuous improvement and optimisation of products, processes and procedures.  You will also be responsible for staff management, training and development, handling customer queries and complaints and troubleshooting any bottlenecks in the manufacturing process.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate for this Manufacturing Manager role must be qualified to degree level in a science or engineering based subject or possess equivalent industrial experience and have a proven track record in a supervisory or management role within a biotech related process or manufacturing site.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Manufacturing Manager role please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference DH22909 in all correspondence.

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Lincolnshire Food Research Centre to Create Jobs

Thisislincolnshire.co.uk has reported that a new research centre for food production could be built in the county and make the area a world renowned centre of excellence.

Plans are to be put forward in October and funding will be received from the Regional Growth Fund. University of Lincoln director Andrew Stevenson says that the centre “will attract world experts.” He added that the research centre will “help… producers become more efficient.” The centre is intended to take on students applying for undergraduate and post-graduate degrees as well as researchers and staff in current Lincolnshire businesses.

The centre will costs between £7 million and £10 million, and is expected to create 70 jobs directly, and over 200 jobs in the area. Chief executive of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, Mark Farmer, said that the plans “will put Lincolnshire on the map as a world-leader in a very important research sector.”

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QinetiQ Sells Fuel Business to Intertek

The QinetiQ Group, based in Farnborough, is selling off its fuel and lubricants business for £500,000, reports insidermedia.com.

The Intertek Group is to take over the UK Fuel and Lubricants Testing Business (OALTB), which QinetiQ has sold in order to concentrate on their core services, including aerospace and security. Intertek is going to bring the fuel business into the pharmaceutical and chemical division of their operations.

This is the third recent acquisition by Intertek, who have also purchased Stoke based Food Analytical Laboratories Limited (FAL) and Rechere Developpement and Consulting (RDC), based in Brussels. Wolfhart Hauser, CEO of Intertek, has said the purchases “demonstrate Intertek’s progress in its strategy to add new expertise and capabilities across the supply chain.” He later commented that the firm is looking forward “to welcoming these companies and their management teams to Intertek.”

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North West Biomedical Firms Receive Investment

Two biomedical companies, Alchemy Healthcare and Future Medical Technologies, are to each receive £50,000 from the North West Fund for Biomedical, reports pharmatimes.com.

The North West Fund is run by venture capital firm SPARK Impact and supplies debt and equity funding to small and medium sized businesses in the North West of England. Alchemy Healthcare has developed a nasal device for administering treatments in order to avoid injections. The investment they will receive will be used to “complete various elements of tooling and a modest clinical trial,” said Ian Harrison, the firm’s founder. They also hope to receive the results soon and receive further investment.

Future Medical Technologies has developed a polymer to mimic cartilage that is used to help arthritis, improving patient care. The investment will be used to speed development of the product and gain further regulatory approval. Dr Yousef Taktak has called the investment a “great opportunity.”

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GSK to Profit From Sale of Non-Core Assets

At least three private equity firms are planning a bid for GSK non-prescription drugs, reports Reuters.

The products being bid for include over the counter painkillers and vitamin supplements. These sales are the product of GSK’s reduction of non-core products announced in February, representing 10% of the consumer healthcare business. Bids for the products are expected on 8th August, but will be negotiable. CEO Andrew Witty expects the deals to close in the fourth quarter of 2011 before adding that GSK will be looking for the best deal for shareholders to benefit.

Rival companies are unlikely to bid for all the products GSK is looking to offload, worth a maximum of around £2 billion. However because the products will not be sold as a single body, analysts believe that GSK will not be able to make that amount. The lack of coherence in the products on sale, other than, as one analyst says “stuff that GSK doesn’t want,” also means it will be difficult to sell the portfolio for such an amount in one go.

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Cell Biologist – Cambridge

Julie Marshall  is currently recruiting for a Cell Biologist to join a Biopharma Unit in Cambridge on a temporary basis.

Responsibilities:

As a Cell Biologist you will assist with characterisation of the binding properties and biological activity of domain antibodies and recombinant proteins to support early stage drug discovery programmes.

The ideal candidate:

The ideal candidate for this Cell Biologist role will have the following skills:

  • Essential for this role is your practical experience in cell culture, assay development and optimisation of fluorescence based techniques such as Flow Cytometry, confocal microscopy and FRET.
  • Ability to implement and run siRNA knockdown protocols is essential.
  • You should be highly motivated and have a proven ability to handle multiple projects working both within a team and independently.
  • Your experience of biological assay techniques will be complemented with a desire to develop, trouble shoot and validate protocols. 

Qualifications:

For this Cell Biologist role you must have a life science degree, PhD (or equivalent) and research experience in the field of cell biology and an understanding of molecular biology would be advantageous.  This is a temporary position until December 2011.

How to apply:

For more information for or to apply for this Cell Biologist role please contact Julie Marshall on jmarshall@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference ST22426 in all correspondence.

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Environmental Chemists on the Rise

Environmental chemists are much needed in most jobs, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry, reports ibnlive.com.

All industries need environmental officers to assess the effect the business has on the environment, and find ways to reduce that impact. The job essentially involves knowing the effects of chemicals (or whatever the business deals with) on the environment. For example, how can a pharmaceutical firm safely and effectively dispose of waste products or leftover stock?

Industries are taking a much more proactive role in environmental issues, so that the role of chemists is becoming prominent. Pharmaceutical, chemical and waste disposal industries all obviously need environmental chemists, but recently even IT firms are beginning to employ people to monitor their environmental impact. A solid grounding in chemistry is of great importance, and it is often recommended that those looking into such a role go on environmental courses.

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Meet the recent addition to the CK Science team!

Carrie Ann Bell is one of the recent additions to the  ever expanding CK Science team and is based in our Durham office. Carrie Ann specialises in recruitment for the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Devices and Diagnostics industries.

Find out more about Carrie Ann by watching this short video:

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Laboratory Manager Job (Biotechnology) – North East

Our client is a biotechnology company based in the North East of England.  They require a manager to run their QC function.

 

Aswell as being technically competent, you must be able to work well under pressure, be able to deal with customers, colleagues and heads of other departments, and train and develop staff.  You must be qualified to minimum HNC level in Microbiology or a related subject or possess equivalent industrial experience, and have a proven track record within a lab based supervisory role.

 

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For more information, or to apply for this Laboratory Manager position, please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH20844 in all correspondence.

 

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Pfizer Opens Biotechnology Packaging Facility

iStock_000006963239Medium[1]A new multi-million pound state-of-the-art biotechnology facility for the global biopharma company Pfizer was opened by the Science Minister, David Willets today.

The new facility is based at the pharmaceutical company’s Havant site and has cost £26.3 million. This is a significant investment by Pfizer and is evidence to the UK’s strengths in life sciences and the pool of highly skilled pharmaceutical workers we have to offer. In fact, in 2009/2010, the UK alone attracted 173 life sciences investment projects, generating nearly 8,500 jobs.

Science Minister, David Willets stated, “Pfizer’s commitment to the UK is a big win for our life science and manufacturing base. I’m hugely encouraged that even in these tough economic times the world’s largest research-based biopharmaceutical company has chosen the UK to make this significant investment.

“The Government is determined to ensure that the UK has one of the leading business environments in the world for the life sciences and remains a global force in this field.”

 

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