Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 16th May 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 16th May and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 461 Chemistry jobs were published last week, with:

  • 378 permanent roles
  • 83 temporary or contract roles

There has been an almost insignificant change in the total number of science jobs this week. In fact there has been a greater variation in the number of permanent and temporary vacancies, with contract roles reducing by eight, and permanent jobs growing by seven.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 9th May 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 9th May and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 462 Chemistry jobs were published last week, with:

  • 371 permanent roles
  • 91 temporary or contract roles

The fluctuating market place that has established itself over the last eight weeks, has continued this week with a small 8% decline in the last week. Whilst this is a nominal reduction, it has resulted in there being 10% fewer permanent and contract vacancies advertised. However, based on our recent records, this should change again next week!

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 25th April 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 25th April and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 497 Chemistry jobs were published last week, with:

  • 387 permanent roles
  • 110 temporary or contract roles

There has been a small decline in the volume of Analytical Chemistry jobs advertised in the last week. This is mostly evident in the contract market place, where numbers have dropped by 41%. Whether this is directly linked to market place confidence and commitment towards permanent recruitment or something else should soon become apparent.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

 

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Finding the right candidates for science recruitment

Selecting the right candidates for science recruitment necessitates a lot of time and effort. It can be a challenging process. Putting into place a comprehensive recruitment strategy is essential to ensure any potential risk is eliminated when introducing new employees to the workplace.

We have written some advice to help guide your through the interview process.

Click here to read in full

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 4th April 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 4th April and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 400 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, with:

  • 349 permanent roles
  • 51 temporary or contract roles

There has been a sharp decline in the volume of analytical chemistry jobs posted in the last week, with over 30% fewer roles available. As both permanent and temporary job volumes down our best explanation is the combination of Easter holidays and the final week of the tax year. However, we should be able to tell if this is the case in next week’s report.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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Science job of the week: 24/03/2016

Here is our science job of the week a Shift Analyst role. This has been chosen as it is an:

  • Excellent opportunity to join a leading contract development and manufacturing organisation at their facility located in Teesside.
  • Main purpose of the role will be to carry out analysis on raw materials, intermediates and final products using mainly HPLC and GC methods.
  • Competitive salary of up to £29,000
  • Continental shift pattern comprised of 4 days on, 4 days off.

Find out more about this science job here

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 8th February 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the Analytical Chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many Analytical Chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 8th February and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 693 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, with:

  • 505 permanent roles
  • 188 temporary or contract roles

After last week’s decline the volume of Analytical Chemistry jobs has once again climbed, with 190 more jobs listed across our tracked job boards, and with contract jobs more than doubling. Whilst the numbers are not quite at the highs of late January, they are still on par with the average from 2015. So if you are looking for an Analytical Chemistry job, make sure you click the links below

If you are interested in us helping you find your next science job please search our vacancies

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 1st February 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the Analytical Chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many Analytical Chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 1st February and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 503 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, with:

  • 414 permanent roles
  • 89 temporary or contract roles

Following four weeks of climbing job numbers, this week we have seen a 30% decline across both permanent and contract jobs. CK Science still has a range of open chemistry jobs, so if you are a job seeker, don’t forget to click the link below and search our jobs:

If you are interested in us helping you find your next science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 25th January 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the Analytical Chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many Analytical Chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 25th January and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 759 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, with:

  • 614 permanent roles
  • 145 temporary or contract roles

Analytical Chemistry jobs increased once again during the last week, continuing the four week trend we have seen since the start of the year. With permanent jobs growing and interim numbers dropping slightly, this is a good time to be searching for a permanent role.

If you are interested in us helping you find your next science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

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Careers advisor from the RSC answers your questions

As part of our “How to build a career in the chemical industry” webinar we have had some follow up questions from the audience and also pre submitted questions that we did not have enough time to answer on the day. In order to answer these questions, we will publish written answers to these questions from the different panel members over the next couple of weeks.

Charlotte Ashley-Roberts a Careers Consultant at the Royal Society of Chemistry has provided us with very informative answers to your questions:

I‘m a graduate of Industrial Chemistry. I started my career in the lubricant industry and I have over 4 years experience in this field. I need to further my education to boost my career and I can’t seem to find any post graduate course in my field. What advice do you have for me?

I would say that further education is unlikely to help in most cases. If the roles you are applying for specifically ask for a qualification you don’t have then it might be worth pursuing but this isn’t normally the case. I would advise that you have your application checked by an experienced professional as it is more likely you aren’t selling your skills well enough. If you do decide to go for a postgraduate course then it doesn’t always matter if it’s not in the ‘right’ field – choose one which interests you.

I work in Nigeria and my family is in UK. I had my PhD in the UK. I have been looking for job in the UK both as a lecturer/research assistant or postdoc and in the industry as an Analytical/Environmental chemist but have not been able to get one mainly because I don’t have UK working experience. Please what can I do to be considered for a job in the UK. I do not have visa problem and I will be grateful for any advise.

I would speak to your network already based in the UK in academia as they will be best placed to answer your question. I would also look at www.vitae.ac.uk which gives information on how to apply (and what to include) for academic applications. There are 4 main things they will look for: teaching experience, independent research, publications and revenue generation. It may be that interviewing you when you are abroad is tricky? Finally, I would say that it is an extremely competitive environment so it may just be a matter of time.

How can we ensure that employers are not losing valuable skilled potential employees trying to return to a more-flexible employment situation after extended parental leave?

Wow, that’s a big question, one I don’t have a solution for I am afraid. I am not sure we can, it will come down to the employer and their strategy, flexibility and willingness to employ parents. Many employers allow flexible working and there are laws in place to support parents at work. I think we need to ensure they see that parents bring value to the workplace and we (as parents) have some responsibility to demonstrate our skills to the employer too.

What maximum age is considered for a job in a chemical industry?

There is no maximum age, age discrimination is illegal in the UK and you are allowed to work until you don’t want to. We don’t see any problems at any age (in my experience).

If you would like to watch the webinar click here

If you are looking for a scientific job, search our latest job here

 

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Liam O’Connell joins the panel at CWJL webinar

We are pleased to announce that Liam O’Connell from will be joining us as a speaker for our live webinar at the RSC’s Chemistry World Jobs Live London.

Liam is the Operations Director and joint owner of the largest independent clinical and scientific recruitment organisation in the UK – CK Group. As the Operations Director he is responsible for the group recruitment strategy, staffing, new divisions, and ensuring the continued growth in recruitment results.

Having studied Business at the University College Dublin, Liam joined a recruitment company for 4 years before starting his specialist scientific organisation. Liam is very passionate about the chemicals sector so much so that he is also Chairman of REC Life Science Executive.

This event will be themed “how to build a career in the chemical industry” and it will explore how to progress your career whether you are at a junior or senior level. So if you are looking for a new challenge or if you are exploring the idea of a career change this will be an excellent workshop for you to attend.

This workshop will be held at 11 am on the 25th of November and will be live streamed.

If you would like to register to join the webinar online click here

 

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CK hosting career workshop at CWJL

CK Science are exhibiting at the upcoming Chemistry World Jobs Live events that are being held in Manchester and London this November. However they are taking their industry expertise on step further, for the first time ever and will be hosting a workshop at the London event!

Taking place on 25th November our workshop will focus on ‘how to build a career in the chemical industry’ and will feature a panel of 6 distinguished chemical professionals who will guide you through their own experiences, give advice and answer your career related questions.

However if you are unable to attend the London event and would still like to be part of and participate in our workshop, then register here to watch it as a live streamed webinar.

 Find out more about Chemistry World Jobs Live:

 

18th November – Manchester

Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester M1 4PH  Register here

25th November – London

Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BA  Register here

 

The events, which are free to attend, will include opportunities to:

  • Meet with a selection of employers
  • Discover a huge range of career opportunities
  • Participate in round table discussions and workshops
  • If you are a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, you will also have the opportunity to have a 1-2-1 CV Clinic with one of the RSC careers specialists (limited spaces apply).

This event is ideal if you are:

  • Looking for your first chemistry job
  • Seeking a new challenge …
  • Dealing with redundancy
  • Exploring the idea of a career change

 

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Science jobs of the week: 24/09/2015

Here are our latest science jobs in this week: 24/09/2015:

Yorkshire jobs:

GC-MS Field Maintenance Engineer – York

 

South East jobs:

Market Research Associate – Basingstoke

Senior QC Plant Chemist – Hampshire

Pool Water Treatment Consultant – London

Synthetic Organic Chemist – Hertfordshire

Production Operator – Home Counties

Packaging Technologist – Home Counties

Supply Chain Programme Manager – Hertfordshire

Validation Coordinator – Berkshire

 

Midlands jobs:

Sales Specialist (Molecular Biology) – Field

Chemical Process Operator – Derbyshire

Technical Manager – West Midlands

Laboratory Technician – Staffordshire

Waste Team Leader – Birmingham

 

North West jobs:

Product Designer / Colour Formulator – Merseyside

Product Development Chemist – Merseyside

Analytical Chemist – Lancashire

Shift Quality Control Technicians – Merseyside

 

North East jobs

Stability Analyst – County Durham

Laboratory Technician – Haltwhistle

 

Scotland jobs

Global Regulatory Compliance Specialist – Aberdeen

 

Northern Ireland jobs

Senior Analysts – Northern Ireland

 

Europe

Scientist (Quality by Design) – Iceland

Senior QA Specialists – Ireland

 

If these are not quite right for you, why don’t you search our other jobs here

 

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 8th June 2015

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the Analytical Chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many Analytical Chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 8th June and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 696 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, which is an increase on our last figure of 620, with:

  • 588 permanent roles
  • 108 temporary or contract roles

This week we have seen a significant rise in permanent roles in comparison with last weeks results, however they are not quite high enough to compete with other some of the record highs that we have experienced this year. This weeks results are really positive and show that the job market is recovering from the recent school holidays.

If you are interested in CK Science helping you find your next science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you find your next Analyst, then please get in touch

 

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CK exhibiting at NEPIC’s Meet the Members event

CK Science is exhibiting at the NEPIC Meet the Members Conference on Wednesday 3rd June.

The event, which is being held at Wynyard Hall in Tees Valley, is an opportunity to hear the latest developments in the chemical sector as well as network with exhibitors and suppliers.

With an impressive list of keynote speakers that includes Sabic, Tata Chemicals, MSD and Teesside Collective. The conference is also running a number of mini-master classes covering subjects such as strengthening your sales and marketing techniques, PR, building your brand and Google Analytics.

Delegate tickets are still available to purchase so if you are interested in attending click here

If you are attending and would like to arrange a meeting with one of our specialist recruitment consultants click on the relevant link below:

Or click here to view our current chemical vacancies in the North East

 

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Chemical job of the week: 12/03/2015

This week’s top chemical job of the week is Service Chemist.  This  job has been selected as it is:

  • At a growing water treatment company who are bringing in a new member of staff as a result of increased workloads
  • The company have recently won awards for staff development
  • Responsible for the delivery of onsite water treatment services, water and system testing and legionella management.
  • Field based – not in the lab
  • Opportunity to work with a range of clients across a breadth of industries including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food, energy, automotive and materials
  • This role is best suited to an experienced service chemist, who has proven experience in the servicing and maintenance of cooling towers, wastewater treatment, closed systems and dosing systems. Experience of legionella management would be beneficial for the position.
  • For those interested in this role but without the required experience, it would be recommended to gain experience in the water industry, ideally in a chemistry position.

 

Find out more about this job here

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Have you seen our chemical industry infographic?

We have created a timeline infographic that presents highlights of the history of the chemical industry from 1660 to where we are today. Beginning with the creation of the Royal Society, to Joshua Ward commencing small scale production of sulphuric acid to the formation of British Dyestuffs Corporation in 1919, to today where the chemical industry is forecast to turnover £56 billion by the end of 2015.

It also spotlights key achievements of the chemical industry and how we benefit from these today in a “do you know” format. Such as “the pantheon in Rome was built over 2000 years ago and is still the world’s largest, unreinforced concrete dome, the Romans were largely responsible for for what we think of as modern concrete” and “for every tonnes of greenhouse gases the emitted by the global chemistry industry, its technologies and products enable over 2 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions” amongst others.

See the chemical industry infographic here

 

This infographic is part of our Chemical Careers campaign.  The chemical industry is the UK’s top exporter, and growing at a rate of 3% the chemical industry’s demand for new workers has grown exponentially, along with the need for multi-skilled employees. As such this campaign aims to promote the benefits of working within the chemical industries to new entrants, and also those who already work within the science, IT or engineering profession and do not realise how transferable their skills are.

 

Find out more about the campaign here

 

 

 

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Chemical jobs of the week: 23/02/2015

This week’s chemical job of the week is a Technical Manager job. This has been chosen as it is:

  • At a very specialist manufacture of polymer products
  • A unique managerial role where they will still be able to work hands on.
  • A fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to progress to the next level in their career
  • There will be exposure to other areas of the business then just R&D
  • Offers a competitive salary and company car
  • Based in Warwickshire

Read the full job description for this chemical job here

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Chemical careers: what jobs are available?

If you have decided you want to join the chemical industry, your next step will be identifying the type of role you want. Most people presume the natural entry point is working in a laboratory, perhaps as an Analytical Chemist or in Research & Development as these jobs use the education/training you have had so far. However, there are many routes into the chemical industry.

You could decide you would prefer to be more office based for which you should explore roles in regulatory affairs or chemical sales, to name a few.

Or if you prefer the thought of physically being involved in the production of the products you could work on the plant and operations side.

You may just want to work in a laboratory, so potential roles can cover the creation of new products or processes such as R&D Chemist or Process Chemist, or you may prefer to work on the development of new materials, such as Polymer Chemists and Coatings Chemist roles. The other area that features heavily in the chemical industry is the client service side such as Technical Support, Technologists and QA Microbiologists who will respond to the needs of customers.

If you would like further details about the responsibilities of these roles click here 

If you are already in the chemical industry but are unsure of how your skills can be transferred, the general rule of thumb is to follow the materials you work with rather than the function you perform. It’s far more challenging to change from organic synthesis, or ceramics to coatings than it is to move from formulations into coatings.

If you are considering a career move and are unsure of your options click here to contact us

 

 

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Chemical Careers Job of the Week: 12/02/2015

Andrew Bolton at CK Engineers is recruiting for an Engineering Manager. This job has been chosen as it is:

  • At a leading, award winning chemical manufacturer
  • Part of a new division within the organisation
  • The successful individual the opportunity to grow their own team from scratch.
  • Offers a salary of between £40-45,000

 

 Find out more about this job here

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