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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Development Chemist – North East

Graeme Pallas at CK Science is recruiting for a Development Chemist to join a multinational pharmaceutical company at their site based in North East England on initially a 6 month contract. 

Responsibilities:

As a Development Chemist the main purpose of your role will be to:

  • Develop and scale up new processes in the laboratory related to the manufacture of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API’s).
  • Designing synthetic routes for new products or transformations
  • Carry out process scale up studies

Qualifications:

As Development Chemist, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry or similar subject, or
  • Demonstrable working experience in an R&D laboratory
  • Excellent communication skills

Benefits:

The successful Development Chemist will be joining a multinational pharmaceutical company based in North East England.  The company is going through a continued period of growth with the acquisition of further sites.  Along with a competitive salary you will receive further benefits including bonus and pension.  This role will provide an excellent opportunity for a PhD qualified chemist looking to get in the commercial sector or for someone looking to advance their career in a growing business. 

How toGraeme Pallas - Recruiter at CK Science apply:

For more information or to apply for this  Development Chemist role please contact Graeme Pallas on 0191 384 8905 or email gpallas@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote this reference number 25247 in all correspondence.

 

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Site Chemist Job in Worcestershire, UK

Victoria Walker at CK Science is recruiting for a Site Chemist to join a hazardous waste and environmental company based in Worcestershire on a full time, permanent basis.

 

Site Chemist Job Description:

As a Site Chemist, the main purpose of your role will be to work in conjunction with the Site Manager running a busy Transfer Station.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Arranging Outgoing and Incoming Loads if required
  • Working with other site Chemists and operatives in the yard bulking and palletising loads
  • Adhering to Company procedures as set out
  • Stock Control as set out by P.P.C Permit
  • All H&S issues for staff reporting to the Site Manager
  • Daily inspections, logs, and signage in the transfer station
  • Cover for other Chemists during holidays
  • Preparing reports for the Site Manager
  • Liaising with Group Transport for any requirements
  • Completing all paperwork required
  • Working with all regulations set out by the HSE, EA and any other regulatory board
  • Dealing with all Non Conforming Loads as set out in Procedures

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required:

As a Site Chemist, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Degree or equivalent in Chemistry ideally, HND or equivalent in chemistry as a minimum
  • Driving Licence – essential requirement
  • A good command of the English language
  • WAMITAB C.O.T.C Level 4 in Transfer and Treatment Hazardous Wastes – advantageous
  • Computer Literate
  • Fork Lift Licence advantageous
  • IOSH or NEBOSH H&S Qualification advantageous
  • Experience working in a busy Hazardous Waste Transfer Station required (or within QC as a minimum)

 

Useful Information:

As Site Chemist you will be working with a hazardous waste and environmental company based in Worcestershire.

  • Normal Working Hours will be 0800-1700
  • Extra Hours may be required in order to complete the job.
  • HND chemistry is a minimum requirement to be considered for this role
  • A valid driving licence is an essential requirement for this role

 

 

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For more information regarding this Site Chemist position please contact Victoria Walker on 0114 283 9956 or email vwalker@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH24924 in all correspondence.

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New chemical jobs in this week

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

For more information or to apply, please click on the links below:

 

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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Site Chemist – Teesside

Barney Smith at CK Science is recruiting for a site chemist to work for a successful and expanding waste management company based in Teesside.

Responsibilities: 

The site chemist role will involve working on site in all weathers and your duties will include sampling and analysis of tanks, checking documentation, co-ordinating loads and waste streams, identifying non-conformances and daily site inspections.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate for this Site Chemist role must be qualified to minimum HND/HNC in chemistry or related scientific subject or possess equivalent experience, and be happy working outside in all weathers.

The company:

The company is a major player in the environmental sector and has an ever increasing range of services that they provide to their loyal customer base.

Barney Smith - Manager at CK ScienceHow to apply:

Apply online:

For more information or to apply for this site chemist position please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or alternatively, please click on the link below to apply on line now.  Please quote reference DH24656 in all correspondence.

 

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Chemists (Shift and Day Positions) – North East

Barney Smith at CK Science is recruiting for a number of Chemists to join a company that provides analytical services to the Oil & Gas and Chemicals sector at their site in the North East

The job:

The company have openings for a number of chemists at different levels to work either on days or on shifts in analysing bitumen, oil and petrochemicals.

As a Chemist you will be required to collect samples from external sources which will involve climbing ladders and working in confined spaces.  It is a high throughput environment with quick turnaround times and the analysis will involve GC, AA,IR, UV and Karl Fischer.

Qualifications and skills:

The successful applicant for these Chemist roles will receive full training but must have at the very minimum a basic level of understanding of chemistry and ideally commercial lab experience.  The ideal candidates will be able to drive, be happy working unsociable hours and be able to work at heights and in confined spaces. They must be flexible in their approach to work and be happy to take on responsibility. 

How to apply:

Apply online:

For more information or to apply for these Chemist roles please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH23940 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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Senior Chemist (UV Coatings) – Greater London

Andrew Bolton at CK Science is currently looking for a Senior Chemist to join an industry leading Chemical Manufacturer, who specialises in coatings for use in industrial applications. They are currently looking for a Senior Chemist to join their growing R&D team based at their site in Greater London.

Responsibilities:

As a Senior Chemist, you will be responsible for:

  • Project management of formulation & development studies surrounding new & existing coating technologies
  • Carrying out blue sky concept generation
  • Performing application & analytical testing using physical & chemical techniques as well as working closely with manufacturing teams during scale up of products.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leader in development & manufacturing of Industrial Coatings, which in return offers an attractive salary & benefits package.

Qualifications and Skills:

To be considered for this Senior Chemist role, you will have a degree / PhD in Chemistry, Polymer Science or a related discipline (or equivalent) and demonstrated experience surrounding the development of coatings, paints or relevant chemical products (e.g. inks, polymers, fine chemicals). Specific experience of UV Coatings would be advantageous, but it is not essential.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Senior Chemist role please contact Andrew Bolton on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST23504 in all correspondence.

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Alliance Boots report bumper Christmas profits

As reported by The Guardian, Alliance Boots, the chemist chain have reported bumper Christmas profits.

In particular their Pharmaceutical wholesale division saw a surge in revenue on 21.3 per cent, or 1.6 per cent on a like for like basis. This division supplied medicines to more than 160,000 pharmacies, doctors, health centres and hospitals to 21 countries.

It is thought that the Chemist’s strong results have been down to variety of factors, including:

  • Their exclusive offering
  • International expansion
  • Their acquisition of German pharmaceutical giant Anzag

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Analytical Chemist – (ICP, HPLC) Scotland

Barney Smith is currently looking for an Analytical Chemist to join an analytical laboratory based in Scotland.

Responsibilities:

As an Analytical Chemist you will be responsible primarily for analysis of oil, gas and chemical samples using ICP, IC and HPLC.  You will also supervise staff, collect samples from sites and calibrate and validate instrumentation. 

Qualifications:

The successful candidate for this Analytical Chemist role must be qualified to minimum HNC/HND level in chemistry or related subject or possess equivalent industrial experience.  In addition, you will have a proven track record using the above instrumentation ideally in a supervisory role. 

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Analytical Chemist role, please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk.   Please quote reference DH23071 in all correspondence.

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Electrochemist Role (Chemical) – Hertfordshire

Reena Dhana is currently looking for an Electrochemist to join an industry leading polymer chemical organisation to join their research & development team based in Hertfordshire.

Responsibilities:

As an Electrochemist, you will be involved in conducting exciting and industry changing research surrounding the development of polymer coating applications for use on various materials including metals. The role of Electrochemist will see you involved in exploring the electrochemical properties of the coatings as well as developing various plating technologies and applications for use in metal finishing such as electroplating.

Qualifications and Skills:

To be considered for this Electrochemist role, you will have a PhD in Electrochemistry or a related discipline (or equivalent) and demonstrated research experience gained in Academia or an industry environment. Specific experience of developing plating technologies for metal finishing would be advantageous.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Electrochemist role please contact Reena Dhana at CK Science  on 01438 723 500 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST22952 in all correspondence.

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Development Chemist (Polymers/ Materials) – North West

Victoria Walker  is currently recruiting for a Development Chemist to join an international organisation within the polymer/plastic additive sector in the North West

Responsibilities:

This Development Chemist role is an outstanding new opportunity for an experienced industrial Development Scientist, to apply their expertise and knowledge to deliver new products and complete development projects while supporting the commercialisation of these products.
The ideal candidate for this Development Chemist role will develop and maintain an expert understanding of the company’s technologies while assisting in the transfer of technology to a commercial product offering, suitable for Eurasian markets.

Skills and Qualifications:

Suitable candidates for this Development Chemist role will have a proven product development/formulation track record within the polymer/materials science industries and be qualified to PhD level in a similar discipline.
You also will have excellent project management, planning, presentation and organisational skills and have knowledge of the injection moulding and extrusion process. A second European language would also be useful.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Development Chemist role please contact Victoria Walker in 0114 2839956 or vwalker@ckscience.co.uk.   Please quote reference SH22406 in all correspondence.

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Development Chemist Role – North Wales

Victoria Walker is looking for a Development Chemist to join a personal care and household products company based in North Wales.

 

Responsibilities:

The main roles and responsibilities of this Development Chemist role will be to formulate a range of products using their formulation experience gained in the pharmaceutical and/ or healthcare industry. The role will also involve screening of customer formulations, involvement in product trials, ensuring the products are factory-compatible, large scale mixing and the generation of QA sheets.

Qualifications:

To be considered for this Development Chemist role you will be a degree qualified (or equivalent) candidate in chemistry or a related discipline, with formulation experience gained in the pharmaceutical/healthcare sector (industry experience gained since graduation).

Apply now:

For more information or to apply for this Development Chemist position. Please contact Victoria Walker on 0114 2839956 or vwalker@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference SH22298 in all correspondence.

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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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Our Current Chemical Industry Jobs…

Analytical Chemist Job – London, UK

Our client, an industry leading Specialty Chemical organisation, are currently looking for an Analytical Chemist for a 12 month Fixed Term Contract to join their state of the art laboratories.

Working alongside a team of inorganic chemists you will be involved in analysis of precious metals and advanced materials. You will use analytical techniques including ICP/OES, AAS, GFASS, XRF, Fire Assay and more.

To be considered for this role, you will have a BSc in Chemistry/Analytical Chemistry or a related discipline (or equivalent). Previous experience in the area of inorganic analytical research or a chemical manufacturing  environment is ideal. Previous experience with techniques such as ICP/OES, AAS, GFASS, XRF and Fire Assay would be advantageous.

For more information, please contact Reena Dhana at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk.

Physicist Job – Liquid Crystal, Southampton

Our client in the world’s leading Chemical Manufacturer and they are currently looking for a Lead Physicist for a 2 year fixed contract to join their Research team based in Southampton.

Your responsibilities will include:

– Conducting research, development and testing duties within various specialist chemical research projects to meet the project objectives.

– Working with the Liquid Crystal research team, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team including chemists and physicists to enable improved materials top be designed and synthesised.

– Designing Liquid Crystals Mixtures.

To be considered for this role you will have:

– A PhD in Physics or related discipline or equivalent.

– Previous experience with LC (Liquid Crystal) Display modes is essential.

– Previous experience of Liquid Crystal research would be ideal.

For more information, please contact Reena Dhana at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk.

Material Scientist Job – Organic Photovoltaics – Hampshire, UK

Our client, an industry leading Chemical Manufacturer, are currently looking for a Material Scientist to join their Organic Materials division based from their state-of-the-art facilities in Hampshire.

Working as a Material Scientist, you will be involved in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, with a focus on evaluation and selection of materials for use in Liquid Crystal or Organic Electronic applications (e.g. electronic displays).

Your duties will include conducting materials development, evaluation and selection studies; carrying out organic semiconductor device fabrication & characterisation as well as performing performance and application testing of materials, formulations and devices for Organic Photovoltaic applications.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a global leader in specialist Chemical Manufacturing, which in return offers an attractive salary and benefits package.

To be considered for this role, you will have a degree / MSc / PhD in Material Science, Physics or a related discipline (or equivalent) and demonstrated research based experience in the field of organic photovoltaics devices and materials gained within a Chemical, Technology or related industry. Programming skills using C++, Labview or Access/SQL would be advantageous, but are not essential.

For more information, please contact Andrew Bolton at 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk.

Organic Chemist Job – Organic Electronic, Hampshire, UK

Our client, an industry leading Chemical Manufacturer, are currently looking for an Organic Chemist to join their specialist Organic Electronic Research Team, based from their state-of-the-art facilities in Hampshire.

Working as an Organic Chemist, you will be involved in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, with a core focus on the formulation and application development of the organisation’s innovative organic electronic chemicals.

Your duties will include preparing and evaluating new polymer & semiconductor formulations; conducting electronic and physical experiments as well as carrying out application testing for a range of organic electronic / dielectric material applications (e.g. display technology).

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a global leader in the field of specialist Chemical Manufacturing, which in return offers an attractive salary and benefits package.

To be considered for this role, you will have a degree / MSc / PhD in Organic Chemistry, Physics or a relevant discipline (or equivalent) and demonstrated research based experience in the field of Organic Chemist for polymer and/or semiconductor materials gained in Academia or Industry.

For more information, please contact Andrew Bolton at 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk.

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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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CK Science is the largest independent scientific recruitment company in the UK. Our team of specialist recruiters are here to help you achieve your career ambitions within the scientific industry. We actively offer you careers advice, help with writing your CV, assistance with interview preparation and up-to-date information about the industry. We pride ourselves on providing an honest, straight-forward and trustworthy service to both our clients and candidates.

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Development Chemist – Therapeutic Skincare, based in Hull, UK

Our client is currently seeking to recruit a Development Chemist to work with them at their site in Hull on a permanent basis.

The aim of this Development Chemist role is to plan, manage and implement functional specific work associated with individual projects, solving technical and formulation changes and make recommendations within their skincare department.

The ideal candidate for this Development Chemist job will be educated to degree level, or equivalent, in a relevant scientific discipline and have direct functional experience in product development within personal care or cosmetics. Experience in medicated skincare, emulsion chemistry, surfactant chemistry and a knowledge of skin physiology is preferred. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential.

 

How to Apply

To hear more about this role or to apply, please contact Philippa Robertson on 0114 283 9956 or email probertson@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH19443 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.

 

About CK Science

CK Science is the largest independent scientific recruitment company in the UK. Our team of specialist recruiters are here to help you achieve your career ambitions within the scientific industry. We actively offer you careers advice, help with writing your CV, assistance with interview preparation and up-to-date information about the industry. We pride ourselves on providing an honest, straight-forward and trustworthy service to both our clients and candidates.

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