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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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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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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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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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 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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Thank you for taking part in the Chemical Campaign

We would like to say thank you to the organisations and individuals who have provided case studies and a day in the life of profiles for the chemical campaign. These case studies and profiles have provided realistic, useful and invaluable information about what its like to work and how to start a career in the chemical industries.

Organisations who have provided case studies are:

These case studies speak about what type of skills companies are looking for, what kind of experience you need to work in this industry, skills shortages and what its like to work in their sector.

Read their case studies here

 

We also have received really informative “a day in the life of” case studies from a Technical Manager, a Chemist, a Compound Development Technician, and a Quality Control professional – with more to follow.

These case studies are full of information from specialists in the chemical industry who describe what its like to do their job on a daily basis, how they got to where they are today and why they chose to work in the chemical industry. They also describe the highlights and low lights of their work, what makes their chemical job special and what they really think of the chemical industry.

Read the “a day in the life of case studies” here

 

We will also be releasing more case studies in the next 12 weeks of the chemical campaign.

 

Visit the chemical campaign here

 

If you would like to take part in the campaign, contact the marketing here

 

 

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CK Science consultant attends REACH training

CK’s senior consultant Vicki Walker attended the “REACH, Time to Plan” conference held in Runcorn last week on 4th June 2014. The event was hosted by Chemicals North West of which CK is a member, at The Heath Business Park in conjunction with the RSC.

The conference attracted a range of company representatives from Compliance Managers, to Senior Chemists, to Heads of R&D. The speakers offered an overview of the requirements and regulations made necessary by the legislation in the way of presentations from ECHA and HSE amongst others, as well as insight into what effect the regulations are having on SMEs (as well as some larger organisations) and how they’ve handled it so far.

Of particular interest was a continued theme of ensuring that companies need to start planning now for the next deadline in 2018, which is also likely to have an impact on resource required and staffing numbers.

Key take-home messages from the conference included the following:

  • Ensure you are aware of the responsibilities of your business whether you are a supplier, a downstream user or an article manufacturer.
  • REACH affects importers and manufacturers in different ways, and knowledge of your supply chain is important for knowing where you stand (particularly whether this supply chain goes outside of the EU).
  • The rules surrounding monomer and polymer manufacturers can be grey – be alert to which materials you need to register.
  • Even if you, as a supplier, feel that one of your products may not be as important to your portfolio as some others – consider your customers who may rely on that one product for their business ventures.
  • Ensure you know the ‘sunset’ dates for any SVHC chemicals you may be using – and whether your use is included in the authorised uses. Use of these chemicals will not be permitted after the ‘sunset’ date and penalties are in place for those who do not comply. You must ensure that you have submitted an authorisation request by the ‘apply by’ date (18 months before the ‘sunset’ date) otherwise you will not be able to use the chemical.
  •  Start planning now
  1. REACH implementation is likely to be a costly process, including but not limited to: registration fees, authorisation fees, data sharing fees, communication fees, legal/ contract fees, consultant/ recruitment fees, etc.
  2. You may wish to consider being Lead Registrant within your consortium unless you prefer to ‘go it alone’.
  3. Start thinking about your resources and whether you wish to employ a consultant, or a full time member of staff to train up in the years to come.
  4. For those that use contract testing facilities to analyse their products, be mindful that labs will be getting booked up the closer we get to the deadline and that they may have already started receiving bookings.
  5. Be aware that REACH-experienced individuals are already in short supply and that this will be a continued trend as we get closer to 2018.

If you unable to attend the conference and would like further details please click here to contact Vicki Walker

 

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KPMG/REC Latest Report on Jobs

The latest KPMG/REC Report on Jobs has been released and it makes very positive reading for the science sectors. The pace of growth of permanent vacancies has continued to grow, with the increase nearly back to February’s record figures. While the rise in temporary vacancies in the science field continues to increase, it is slower than on the permanent side which is a reflection of the growing confidence of employers to invest in staff long term.

The report reflects what we are seeing in the day to day job market with a decline in candidate availability and the fastest growth in permanent salaries since July 2007. As a result we are starting to see permanent salaries for scientists starting to rise at above inflation rates for the first time in over 5 years. This is what we have needed in the industry to help attract new graduates to whilst retaining the highly skilled specialists in the sector.

Science and engineering are among the fastest growing sectors in the economy, which is great news for our industry.

If you would like more information on this report or the current labour market contact Liam O’Connell at loconnell@ckagroup.co.uk

Or click here to search our jobs

 

 

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CK Science Resourcer promoted

CK Science are pleased to announce they have promoted their Stevenage based Resourcer, Emily Major, to a Trainee Recruiter.

Emily, who joined CK Science in January 2014, quickly displayed a flair for recruitment after she made 8 placements in her first month. Her excellent telephone manner has meant she has been able to create strong relationships with candidates and with her bubbly personality she has quickly become one of the team at CK Science.

Click here to contact Emily

 

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CK Science launch mobile website

CK Science has launched two new features to their website that aims to enhance the user experience and simplify the job application process regardless of your device, these are:

  1. an interactive, new mobile website with functionality that takes mobile job searching one step further
  2. the new ‘email a job’ function which adds another level of usability to job seekers

The mobile site provides the ultimate job-hunting-on-the-move experience by accepting job applications from registered CK+ users. It also gives access to many of the desktop site features, including job searching, news updates, access to your CK+ account and even our range of videos.

The new ‘email a job’ feature has been tailor-made to personalise the job hunting process for mobile device users. Designed with simplicity in mind, it enables candidates to send jobs of interest to their email account so they can apply later. The email a job function is also available on the mobile site so whether you are registered as a CK+ member or not, you do not have to miss out on the perfect job.

CK Science is committed to continually developing the website to ensure our candidates get the best user experience. Keep an eye open for further developments throughout 2014.

Join us on our LinkedIn page to give us feedback on our new website

 

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CK Group a top SME in Derbyshire

CK Group is one of North Derbyshire’s top 50 SME’s according to research undertaken by Barber Harrison & Platt (BHP), a local chartered accountants. Contributing to an annual turnover of £633 million and the employment of nearly 4300 people, CK Group is proud to have become a central part of the economic growth of the region.

With three regional offices across the UK, CK Group are the owners of three recruitment brands – CK Science, CK Clinical and CK IT which specialise in the recruitment of scientific, pharmaceutical and technical roles across the UK and Europe.

CK Group has big plans in place for 2014, including responding to global recruitment demands, establishing our position as a leader in workforce outsourcing solutions and launching a new, dedicated Engineering division.

For more information on CK Group click here

To get in touch to discuss your recruitment needs click here

 

 

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