Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 23rd 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 23rd 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 477 Chemistry jobs were published last week, with:

  • 363 permanent roles
  • 114 temporary or contract roles

This week we have tracked a small uplift in the number of scientific jobs being advertised. These roles are predominantly contract and temporary positions, which implies that science recruitment is following the same trend CK is tracking in its other divisions.

We have identified a pattern of behaviour that we are attributing to the upcoming Brexit Referendum and the uncertainty around the UK’s future. As such, CK clients are opting to recruit contract staff rather than commit to permanent expansion of their workforce, thereby safe guarding them against whatever decision comes from the vote. As the results are not due until 23-24 June, we foresee this continuing for the coming weeks.

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Analytical Chemist

Victoria Walker is recruiting for an Analytical Chemist to be based in Staffordshire at a leading chemical manufacturing company.

You will be mainly involved in the quality control aspect of the business, assessing new and existing raw materials, products and environmental systems.

A minimum of an A Level in Chemistry is required, though higher qualifications are preferred, as is proven experience in the industry.

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Applications Chemist – West Midlands

Victoria Walker is recruiting for an Applications Chemist to join a materials manufacturing company based in the West Midlands on a permanent basis.

The core responsibilities of this role include being responsible for the creative life cycle development of new products, including laboratory developments, production evaluation, and customer trials. You will be considered product expert to internal and external customers, as well as provide technical support to Sales, Operations and Purchasing.

To apply for this position you must have previous experience of laboratory test methods in a formulations environment and know how to work in a commercial setting, including liaising with customers.

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Analytical Chemists – Northern Ireland

Naynesh Mistry is recruiting for Analytical Chemists and Senior Analytical Chemists (various levels) to join an international pharmaceutical organisation based in Northern Ireland on a permanent basis.

The main responsibilities include performing and monitoring all assigned analytical duties relating to specific API and/or drug product manufacturing projects and/or analytical projects. You will also perform analytical testing such as stability testing, testing in support of chemical development activities (process development, protein and peptide technology & radiolabelling and release testing in support of in-house non-GMP and GMP projects.

If you have worked in a commercial GMP laboratory and experienced in analysing pharmaceutical drug products using a variety of analytical techniques, our client would be interested in seeing your CV.

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Chemist – Derbyshire

Victoria at CK Science is recruiting a Chemist to join an adhesive manufacturing company based in Derbyshire, on a full time, permanent basis.

The ideal candidate will have experience in an industrial laboratory and are confident in formulation and development.

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Laboratory Analyst – County Durham

Graeme Pallas at CK Science is recruiting for a Laboratory Analyst to join a blue chip pharmaceutical company at their site in Barnard Castle, County Durham on a contract until the end of the year.

Responsibillities:

As a Laboratory Analyst you will be responsible for:

  • Carrying out analysis on pharmaceutical products and raw materials by HPLC, UV and Dissolution techniques
  • Follow SOPs in strict compliance to cGMP
  • Perform general laboratory maintenance duties

Qualifications:

As a Laboratory Analyst you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Degree in chemistry or related subject
  • Analytical experience in a commercial laboratory

The successful Laboratory Analyst will be joining a global leader in the pharmaceutical industry at their site in Barnard Castle.  This is initially a contract until the end of 2013, however, there is a strong likelihood this will be extended.

Graeme Pallas - Recruiter at CK Science

How to apply

Apply online now

For more information or to apply for this Laboratory Analyst position, please contact Graeme Pallas on 0191 384 8905 or email gpallas@ckscience.co.uk  Please quote reference DH25927 in all correspondence.

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Analytical Chemist – Aberdeen

Barney Smith is recruiting for an Analytical Chemist to join a company who are global players in the Oil & Gas industry in Aberdeen.

Responsibilities:

The Analytical Chemist role will involve analysis of oil, diesel and drilling fluids using mainly GC although there will be opportunities for working with other instrumentation as and when required.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate for this Analytical Chemist role must be qualified to minimum degree level in chemistry or related subject and ideally have some experience using GC or related instrumentation.  A UK driving licence would also be useful as the role could involve sample collection from remote sites.

The company are global players in the Oil & Gas industry and offer excellent packages and opportunities to progress.

Barney Smith - Manager at CK ScienceHow to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Analytical Chemist position please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference DH24956 in all correspondence.

 

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Shift Chemist – Teesside, UK

Barney Smith at CK Science is recruiting for a Shift Chemist to join a global inspection company to work in an analytical laboratory in Teesside.

Responsibilities:

The Shift Chemist role involves analytical testing of Oil, Gas and Chemicals using GC, GC-MS, AA, IC, UV, IR and wet chemistry. The role will also involve working on site, at heights and in confined spaces.

Qualifications:

As a Shift Chemist you must be qualified to minimum degree level in chemistry or related subject or possess equivalent industrial experience. A flexible approach to working will be required as you will be working around shipping itineraries.

The company:

The company are a global inspection company with offices worldwide.  The company culture is to promote from within so with flexibility on location there will be opportunities to progress your career.

Barney Smith - Manager at CK ScienceHow to apply:

Apply online:

For more information or to apply for these contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH24897 in all correspondence.

 

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Project Chemist Job in Scotland

Barney Smith at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Project Chemist to join a global organisation based in Scotland on a permanent basis.

Project Chemist Job Description:

Within this customer facing role, you will be involved in both laboratory work and also ad hoc offshore sampling and chemistry. As Project Chemist you will be required to work under your own initiative without support, and often in challenging circumstances.

This Project Chemist position will create a wealth of opportunities both analytically and professionally at a global organisation.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

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

  • Qualified to minimum HND/HNC in chemistry or possess equivalent practical analytical chemistry experience in techniques such as corrosion inhibitor testing, foaming, IC, ICP, GC and titrations.
  • You must hold a BOSIET offshore certificate
  • Have a proven track record in working in offshore chemistry to be considered for the role

How to apply:

Barney Smith - Scientific Recruitment in Scotland

Please contact Barney for more details.

Please click here to apply online now.

For more information regarding this Project Chemist position, please contact Barney Smith at CK Science on +44 (0)191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH24460 in all correspondence.

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Polymer Chemist – Hertfordshire or Dorset

Andrew Bolton at CK Science is currently recruiting for two Polymer Chemists to join an industry leading Chemical Manufacturer who specialises in Polymer Materials to be based from their sites in Hertfordshire or Dorset on a full time, permanent basis.

Responsibilities:

As a Polymer Chemist, you will be responsible for:

  • Running research & development studies for the organisation’s ranges of adhesives, resins, paints, rubbers, coatings and other polymer materials.
  • Carrying out application testing, coupled with mechanical & physical testing.
  • Working closely with manufacturing teams during scale-up & pilot plant trials.
  • Liaising with customer teams throughout the projects.

Qualifications and skills:

The successful applicant for this polymer chemist role will have the following qualifications, skills & experience:

  • A qualification in Polymer Science, Chemistry, Materials Science or a related discipline (or equivalent).
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of polymer based materials.
  • Experience working / liaising with customer teams would be advantageous but it is not essential.

Benefits:

As a Polymer Chemist, you will be joining a Chemical Manufacturer who offers innovative polymer material solutions to the Transport, Medical, Industrial and other industries. In return they offer the opportunity to work in a supportive and family feel working environment, coupled with an attractive salary & excellent benefits.

How to apply:Andrew Bolton - Senior Consultant at CK Science

Apply online:

For more information or to apply for this Polymer Chemist please contact Andrew Bolton on 01438 743 047 or email abolton@ckclinical.co.uk.  Please quote reference ST24262 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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Technical Specialist (Analytical Chemist) – North East England

Barney Smith at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Technical Specialist in analytical chemistry to join a company that provides analytical services for the oil, gas, environmental and petrochemical industries to be based in the North East of England.

Responsibilities:

As a Technical Specialist with extensive knowledge and experience in analytical instrumentation such as GC, GC-MS, ICP, AA, UV, IR and KF, you will provide technical support and troubleshooting in instrumentation installation, validation, method development and maintenance to laboratories UK wide.  You will work with company Laboratory, Technical and QA Managers on instrumentation projects and provide technical support to other departments.

Qualifications and skills:

The successful candidate for this Technical Specialist role must be qualified to minimum HNC/HND in chemistry or related subject or possess equivalent commercial experience.  It is essential that you have an in-depth knowledge and proven track record in method development, validation and instrumentation maintenance within analytical chemistry.

How to apply:

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For more information or to apply for this Technical Specialist role please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH23780 in all correspondence.

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Meet Andrew Bolton – Chemical, Technology, Environmental and Waste Recruitment

Introducing Andrew Bolton, Senior Consultant at CK Science. Andrew joined CK Science in 2009 and is based in the our Stevenage office. To find out more about Andrew, please watch his short video below.

Andrew specialises in recruiting for the Chemical, Technology (Medical Device, Instrumentation & Diagnostics, Environmental and Waste industries.

The types of positions that Andrew typically deals with include:

  • Chemist – Analytical / Development / Process
  • Engineer – Chemical / Mechanical / Electrical / Electronic / Process
  • Production Technician / Operative
  • Polymer Scientist / Material Scientist
  • Laboratory Manager / Site Manager / Operations Manager
  • Business Development / Technical Sales
  • Product Manager
  • Biologist – Assay Scientist / Integration Scientist / Molecular Scientist
  • Offshore Chemist / Field Chemist / Site Chemist
  • Quality Engineer / QA Officer / QA Manager / Regulatory Affairs Officer / Regulatory Affairs Manager / Auditor
  • Environmental Consultant

If you are looking for a new position in these areas, or are looking to expand your team, please do contact Andrew and he will be happy to help you. You can contact Andrew on 01438 842 960 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk.

To find out more about Andrew’s background, please take a look at his LinkedIn profile.

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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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Research & Development Chemist – Northants

Jason Johal is currently handling an exceptional role for a R&D Chemist to join a chemical manufacturing company based in Northants. This R&D Chemist role is a pivotal role within the company which, not only is a key role for the company but could be the opportunity of a lifetime for the successful incumbent.

The job and responsibilities:

The company which requires a R&D Chemist manufactures a niche product and currently produce over 120 million units per year which, they then supply worldwide. Due to pending legislation they are looking in to changing their product to meet the incoming requirements and as such need a R&D chemist to develop a small scale run through pilot and then transfer into manufacture.

This R & D Chemist role is a brand new role that will be created around the successful applicant and as such we have a completely blank sheet to work with in regards to knowledge and experience. As this is such a key role for the company to move forwards all approval has already been given to custom build a new laboratory and to provide all necessary equipment and support.

Skills required: 

To be considered for this R&D Chemist role it is essential that you have gained experience in a R&D environment and that you have the ability to drive a research project forward. A polymer related development background could be advantageous in this role and there is a preference for someone with knowledge/experience in biodegradable products.

This truly is an exceptional role and with the scope involved is an opportunity for someone to do something really special with their career. Ideally we are looking for someone on a permanent basis but people looking for fixed term contracts or consultancy work will also be considered.  Please do call Jason Johal for a full break down of the role.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this R&D Chemist role please contact Jason Johal on 01438 723 500 or email jjohal@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference ST23353 in all correspondence.

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Research & Development Chemist – Northants

Jason Johal is currently handling an exceptional role for a R&D Chemist to join a chemical manufacturing company based in Northants.

About the role:

Jason Johal is searching for a R&D Chemist for a pivotal role within the company which, not only is a key role for the company but could be the opportunity of a lifetime for the successful incumbent.

The company   manufactures a niche product and currently produce over 120 million units per year which, they then supply worldwide. Due to pending legislation they are looking in to changing their product to meet the incoming requirements and as such need a R&D chemist to develop a small scale run through pilot and then transfer into manufacture.

This truly is an exceptional role and with the scope involved is an opportunity for someone to do something really special with their career. Ideally they are looking for someone on a permanent basis but people looking for fixed term contracts or consultancy work will also be considered.  Please do call Jason Johal on the below number for a full break down of the role.

Experience required:

This is a brand new R&D Chemist role that will be created around the successful applicant and as such we have a completely blank sheet to work with in regards to knowledge and experience. As this is such a key role for the company to move forwards all approval has already been given to custom build a new laboratory and to provide all necessary equipment and support. 

However it is essential that you have gained experience in a R&D environment and that you have the ability to drive a research project forward. A polymer related development background could be advantageous in this role and there is a preference for someone with knowledge/experience in biodegradable products.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this R&D Chemist role please contact Jason Johal on 01438 723 500 or email jjohal@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST23353 in all correspondence.

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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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Our Chemical Industry Candidates: August 2011

CK Science are experts in recruitment for the chemical industry.

Please click on the links below to view details of chemical industry candidates based in your area:

South, UK

  • 1st Class Chemist with Placement Year
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Polymer Technologist
  • Technical Sales Manager

Midlands, UK

  • Organic Chemist
  • Technical Service Chemist/Manager
  • Stability Chemist
  • Analytical/R&D Chemist
  • R&D Chemist

North, UK

  • Development Chemist
  • Chemist
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Chemist
  • QC Analyst
  • Analyst

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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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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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