Oxfordshire Science Park to Create 1,000 Jobs

Culham Science Park in Oxfordshire is set to expand, with up to 1,000 new science and technology jobs.

Three new research labs and office space have been discussed at the Abingdon site, and a planning application has been sent to the council. The 1,000 jobs include skilled and unskilled workers, including the construction of the new buildings and the scientists then working in them once they have been completed.

The created jobs are set to expand the workforce at the Science Park by 50%, to near 3,000. Should planning permission be granted, private companies will be invited to move operations to the park, before construction begins. Currently with 2,000 staff and 45 companies, the Culham Science Park is part of Science Vale UK, which includes two other Oxfordshire sites employing over 10,000 people between them. The expanding of the Abingdon site can only boost the area’s scientific centre credentials further.

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New chemical jobs in this week

Here’s a list of our latest chemical sector jobs new in this week.

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NMR Specialist Analyst, API Analysis – Near Belfast

Manufacturing Engineer – Hertfordshire

Development Chemist – West Yorkshire

Chemists – Hertfordshire

Development Engineer – Wrexham

Chemist – Wiltshire

Shift QC Analyst – West Midlands

Chemist – Automotive, Chemical, Surrey

R&D Technician – Suffolk

R&D Manager – Berkshire

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Teesside's Renewable Energy Renaissance

The Financial Times has reported that Teesside is becoming a hotbed for renewable energy investment, with around thirty low carbon investments.

These investments are set to be added to, with various proposals set to be implemented. They range from an anaerobic energy research plant to a processing plant for over 400,000 tonnes of household waste to a £200 million advanced gasification plant for the new energy and technology plant near Billingham. These will all create jobs and investment.

Another proposed scheme is the Tenergis project, which will process crude oil and produce diesel, kerosene and hydrogen. The North East of England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) estimates over 50 million metric tonnes of waste is produced annually, with over three quarters being recyclable. NEPIC believes the government should review its policies on industry and energy to protect the UK’s industrial base from carbon taxation. The hesitancy has left projects such as a £500 million biomass plant on hold in the area.

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Chemist Job Available on a Temporary Basis

CK Science are currently looking for a Chemist to join a global pharmaceutical company on a temporary basis.

Based in Hertfordshire, you will be competent in using LC/MS for analysis of pharmaceutical products and be able to perform routine Liquid Chromatography- Mass Spectrometry analyses with routine maintenance on instrumentation.

The main area of your work will revolve around the interpretation of LC-MS data and recording of results. The ability to interpret mass spectrometry is useful but not essential. This position will be working under direct supervision of a scientist.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess a degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry or related subject with hands-on experience with LCMS essential.

How to apply

For more information or to apply for this Chemist position, please contact Julie Marshall at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email jmarshall@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST22244 in all correspondence.

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Formulations Chemist Job – Hertfordshire, UK

CK Science are currently recruiting for a Formulations Chemist to assist in the development of both topical pharmaceutical (for OTC and ethical markets) and cosmetic products.

The position will include laboratory-scale formulation development, the scale-up of potential formulations in a pilot facility, and involvement with technology transfer of development products into commercial manufacture in accordance with GMP.

Day to day you will be working on formulation development for new and existing products and monitoring them for physical/emulsion stability, pH and viscosity to find the optimum formulation. You will prepare supplies of Development Products for Accelerated Stability Studies by conducting manufacturing on a small scale for accelerated stability trials in a range of packaging materials and you will also prepare supplies of Development Products for Stability/Clinical Studies by manufacturing on a larger scale (up to 100 kg) at a pilot facility.

The ideal candidate will hold a degree/diploma or equivalent in a scientific discipline and will have Formulation experience gained preferably in pharmaceuticals/cosmetics or other skincare products. They will also have an appreciation of working in a GMP environment. Experience in the preparation of a range of new product formulations such as creams, gels, lotions and shampoos would be highly advantageous. Please note that semi solid formulations experience is essential.

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For more information or to apply for this Formulations Chemist job, please contact Jason Johal at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email jjohal@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST21526 in all correspondence.

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