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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Senior Catalyst Scientist – Teeside


  • Reference: 27370
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract type: Permanent

Sarah Johnson at CK Science is recruiting for a Senior Catalyst Scientist to join a chemicals company in Teesside on a permanent basis.

So if you are keen to work within a petrochemicals team developing and characterising catalysts for a range of selective hydrogenation applications for a global company that offers excellent progressional opportunities click here

Click here to read more about the job and apply

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CK Science 2013 Salary Survey

We are performing our yearly review of the science recruitment market to make sure that when you use CK Science to find your next job, we can guarantee we find you the right role, with the right company at the right salary. However, we cant do this without you, so if you are keen to help and would like to see the results of this review please click the link below and complete our survey.


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Trainee Recruitment Consultant – Nationwide

CK Group is currently looking to recruit a number of Trainee Recruitment Consultants. With offices based in London, Stevenage, Chesterfield and Durham, these vacancies are open to nationwide applications.


These are sales orientated positions with extensive people contact, both face to face and over the phone. We are looking for outgoing individuals with lots of personality who are hungry for success and will enjoy the satisfaction of providing a quality, professional service to both clients and candidates. A customer focused or sales background would be beneficial as the roles are extremely pro-active. You must have excellent communication skills combined with self-confidence and a professional approach.


Ideally a degree in a scientific or technical discipline is desirable, or a similar level of technical competency, although there is flexibility on the degree subject. . Although not essential for all positions, knowledge of German/Dutch would be desirable for positions available in the London Office.


Salary circa 18k + OTE

How to apply

For more information or to apply please contact our Chesterfield Office on +44 (0)114 2839956 or email your CV and covering letter to nmenary@ckagroup.co.uk(Please quote reference 25926 in all correspondence).

First stage interviews will be held at assessment centres nationwide

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Cambridge scientists cure paralysed dogs, see here

As reported by Sky News, scientists at Cambridge University used nose cells to help dogs with severe spinal injuries to walk again.

Scientists found that the dogs’ paralysis could be helped by fixing breaks in the spinal cord using olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) taken from their noses. These cells support nerve fibre growth that maintains a communication pathway between the nose and the brain.

A random controlled trial was conducted by scientists studying 34 pet dogs who had suffered spinal injuries as a result of previous accidents and back problems (no dogs were harmed deliberately to aid the research).

One group of dogs (23 dogs in total) had the OEC cells injected into the injury site, whilst the other group only had the liquid in which the cells were suspended injected. Those dogs which had been injected with the OEC cells showed significant improvement and were able to walk on the treadmill with the support of a harness.

The scientist believe that the transplanted OEC cells regenerated nerve fibres across the damaged region of the spinal cord, enabling the dogs to regain the use of their hind legs and coordinate movement with their front limbs.

Professor Robin Franklin, one of the study leaders from Cambridge University, said: “Our findings are extremely exciting because they show for the first time that transplanting these types of cell into a severely damaged spinal cord can bring about significant improvement.”

The findings could provide hope for  humans suffering for paralysis, however Prof Franklin warns the treatment is likely to only restore “at least a small amount” of movement in affected limbs. It is expected that the procedure will need to be used as part of a combination of treatments, alongside drug and physical therapies.

Prof Geoffrey Raisman, chair of Neural Regeneration at University College London said: “This is not a cure for spinal cord injury in humans – that could still be a long way off.  But this is the most encouraging advance for some years and is a significant step on the road towards it.”

The study was funded by the Medical Research Council and was published in the neurology journal, Brain. The research was a collaboration between the Medical Research Council’s Regenerative Medical Centre and Cambridge University Veterinary School.


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Dye Company To Double Workforce

Food colouring and dye company ROHA and Simpsons UK Ltd is to double it’s workforce in the next two years, reports the Free Press.

The Monmouthshire based company is a leading manufacturer of dyes for everything from cosmetics to pharmaceuticals and has secured a deal to rent new factory space to increase production and laboratories to improve its research and development sector.

General manager Vika Modi is “delighted to be moving into the new unit” and believes “it was important… to remain in the area to retain [their] skilled workforce.” The premises are to be leased for 15 years and are close by to their existing units.

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Liverpool Science Park Receives a Boost in Biomed

The £25 million North West Fund for Biomedical has secured eight desks for start up businesses in the Liverpool Science Park, reports placenorthwest.co.uk.

20 investments have so far been made in innovative bioscience companies who are attempting to get products to market. 40% of the £25 million investment has to be put into Merseyside due to pre-existing agreements. Spark Impact, who manage the investment, will look to help benefit the new companies moving into the Science Park.

Dr Penny Attridge, the senior investment director at Spark, believes that the companies are given an “excellent position to grow their businesses” in an environment where many other biomed companies are located. The life sciences sector, which already employs 4,000 people within Liverpool, is only expected to grow with this further investment.

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Energy Industry Receives Jobs and Investment Boost

A series of investments by oil and gas companies will create thousands of jobs, including the opening of new oil fields in the North Sea, reports the Belfast Telegraph.

There will also be new gas fields, and these new fields should provide 5% of British energy by 2015. The project, called Cygnus, is being led by Centrica and is expected to create 4,000 jobs. BP are also to invest around £60 million in order to improve academic posts across the country.

Vince Cable, the business secretary, said that the “oil and gas industry’s immense contribution to our skills base, industrial capacity and strength as an exporter are pivotal” to the economy, before adding that “collaboration between business and higher education institutions is boosting the status of the UK as a driver of innovation.”

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Metallography Specialist Technician Job in the UK

Victoria Walker at CK Science is recruiting for a Metallography Specialist Technician to join a metals supplier based in Sheffield, on a full time, permanent basis.


The Role:

As a Metallography Specialist Technician, the main purpose of your role will be to inspect the various materials and ensure it meets test criteria.


Further responsibilities of this Metallography Specialist Technician will include:

  • Preparing steel- and nickel alloy-samples
  • Polishing samples to mirror finishe
  • Acid etching samples
  • Performing metallographic examination and evaluation/ reporting


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

As a Metallography Specialist Technician, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Ideally qualified within metallography
  • Experience within a metallography environment or test laboratory
  • Alternatively will consider a bright metallography graduate or equivalent
  • Must be confident and ambitious


The Company and Benefits:

As Metallography Specialist Technician you will be working with a metals supplier based in Sheffield.

  • Full time, permanent role – 8am-4.30pm with occasional overtime
  • 20 days holiday + statutory holidays, rising with service
  • Pension scheme, eligible after 1 year’s service


How to Apply:

Please click here to apply online now.

For more information or to apply for this Metallography Specialist Technician position please contact Victoria Walker on 0114 283 9956 or email vwalker@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH24755 in all correspondence.


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Stability Coordinator – Sussex

Julie Marshall at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Stability Programme Coordinator to join a QA department  for a pharmaceutical company  based in Sussex on a full time, temporary basis for 12 months


As Stability Programme Coordinator you will be responsible for:

  • Requesting, receipt and delivery of stability samples
  • The design of Stability Protocols, influencing content and processes and exerting advocacy for regulatory and QMS requirements
  • Set up and management of stability studies in electronic (LIMS) systems, including troubleshooting
  • Owning the process for preparation, labelling and storage of stability samples within temperature and humidity controlled environmental chambers in accordance with approved protocols and procedures
  • Approving and reporting data generated by the laboratories and contributing to the review of laboratory OOS/ OOT investigations and deviations to identify trends and preventative actions

Qualifications and skills:

The successful Stability Programme Coordinator will have the following qualifications, skills & experiences:

  • Degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent) or experience in a role that demonstrates technical understanding of equipment and processes
  • Comprehensive knowledge of worldwide stability regulations
  • Stability data interpretation and use of appropriate tests  
  • Good understanding of the QMS and change control system in particular
  • Knowledge and experience in stability regulations

If successful, you will be joining a global company and in return there is an attractive salary and career progression opportunities.

How to apply:

Apply online:

Julie Marshall - Senior Account Manager at CK ScienceFor more information or to apply for this Stability Programme Coordinator position, please contact Julie Marshall via email jmarshall@ckscience.co.uk  or  telephone 01438 723 500. Please quote reference ST24533 in all correspondence.

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Eli Lilly gives $100,000 to American Red Cross Tornado Disaster Relief Efforts

As reported by Pharmiweb, The Eli Lilly and Company Foundation yesterday gave $100,000 to the American Red Cross for its tornado disaster relief efforts.

This pledge will support families and communities affected by the tornadoes that blazed through Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Alabama, and Georgia on March 2, 2012.

Robert L. Smith, president of the Lilly Foundation said “Our hearts go out to those affected by these tornadoes, including those in our home state of Indiana. We’ve been moved by the acts of kindness by people who have sought to help those in need. Today, we join the ranks of many others in answering the call to help”

In addition to this pledge, through its matching gifts program, the Lilly Foundation will provide a 1:1 match of employee donations to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.  The Foundation is encouraging U.S. Lilly employees who want to donate to tornado relief efforts to do so through one of these organizations, thereby doubling the impact of their giving.

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Who is the candidate of the week?? Click here to see

This week’s Candidate of the Week is a Chemical Process Engineering Graduate. To find out more about this excellent candidate, please watch Graeme’s short video below:

This week’s candidate of the Week is a Chemical Process Engineering graduate who is looking for a role in the North East of England.

This Chemical Processing Engineering Graduate has 3 years experience of working on a contract basis for a number of well known global brands. His experience includes:

  • Drawing up Piping and Instrumentation Design (P&IDs).
  • Helping write basis of design, process description and has also performed equipment sizing.
  • Site experience.

This excellent candidate is available at less than 4 weeks notice and is looking a salary between £25,000 – £30,000.  Currently living in Newcastle he will consider positions as far South as Teesside.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with this experienced Process Engineer or would simply like to register a vacancy with me, please get in touch on my details below.

Graeme Pallas

CK Science, Durham

0191 384 8905


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Our current Life Sciences vacancies…

CK Science are specialists in Life Science recruitment. Please see below for details of the current Life Science jobs which we are recruiting for:

Temporary Process Technologist

  •     Reference: 23043
  •     Location: East Midlands
  •     Salary: £18-20K pa

Our client, a major pharmaceutical organisation, is currently seeking to recruit a Process Technologist for a twelve month contract.

The role will involve supporting the delivery of all technical aspects of New Product Introduction and the maintenance of projects in line with company strategies, customer expectations and regulatory compliance. You will also be responsible for experimental factory batches, ensuring projects meet budgets, quality standards and timescales as well as to be the technical interface with customers.

The ideal candidate for the role will be educated to degree level, or equivalent, in Chemistry or a related subject and have experience working within a development or process role within a similar environment.

For more information, please contact Hannah Milward at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email your CV to hmilward@ckscience.co.uk.


QC Analyst

  •     Reference: SH23060
  •     Location: East Midlands
  •     Salary: Salary depending on experience

Our client, a paints and coatings manufacturing company, is currently looking to recruit an QC Analyst to take responsibility for all Standard QC functions. You will also be required to operate certain analytical test equipment to ensure products meet specification, with the aim to achieve Company growth and high profitability through total awareness, involvement, teamwork, constant improvement and training. You will have QC experience ideally in a coatings capacity and will ideally have supporting qualifications.

This is a permanent position with an immediate start.

For more information, please contact Victoria Walker at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email vwalker@ckscience.co.uk.



Laboratory Manager

  •     Reference: SH22987
  •     Location: Yorkshire
  •     Salary: Competitive

Our client, a business operating in Environmental Inspection, Testing and Consultancy markets, is looking to recruit a Laboratory Manager to supervise their team based in Yorkshire. The main role of this Laboratory Manager role will be to work in the Materials Testing Division, providing independent, high quality testing inspection services.

In order to be considered you will have strong analytical skills, be degree qualified or equivalent or have extensive experience within the Materials Testing industry, and possess a high level of personal drive and commitment.

This is a permanent position with an immediate start.

For more information, please contact Victoria Walker at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email vwalker@ckscience.co.uk.



Device Technologist

  •     Reference: 23109
  •     Salary: £11 – £13 per hour
  •     Location: Hertfordshire

CK Science are currently looking for a Medical Device Technologist to work for this pharmaceutical company in the Hertfordshire region.

The role is predominantly laboratory based, focused on generating physical characterisation data to input into the design and development processes involved in providing pharmaceutical device delivery systems. As such, the ability to produce and interpret/analyse experimental data, for feedback into the design process is of paramount importance for this role, as well as providing written documentation to support all experimental work carried out.

For more information, please contact Julie Marshall at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email jmarshall@ckscience.co.uk.





  •     Reference: SH23057
  •     Location: Hull
  •     Salary: £30-35k

The Scientist will be responsible for supporting existing and new product development in line with project milestones by working within wither the analytical, formulation or chemistry functions as part of the R&D team. Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry (or other scientific subject relevant to the business), and previous laboratory experience in an analytical environment.

For more information, please contact Naynesh Mistry at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email nmistry@ckscience.co.uk.



Microbiology Analyst

  •     Reference: SH23118
  •     Location: Merseyside

Our client is looking for a Microbiology Analyst to join their QC laboratories. The candidate will have a clear understanding of and the ability to work within strict cGMP guidelines and will be experienced in the following: Analysis of bioburden and endotoxin present in the water, steam and products; Identification of microorganisms using standard techniques eg.  Vitek and API; Growth and maintenance of microbial media; possess excellent communication and written skills. Candidates should hold a degree in Microbiology or equivalent and have proven industrial experience in a GMP manufacturing environment.

For more information, please contact Naynesh Mistry at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email nmistry@ckscience.co.uk.



Development Analyst

  •     Reference: SH23063
  •     Location: Yorkshire
  •     Salary: £23-28k

To develop suitable rugged physical and chemical analytical methods that will determine all necessary product parameters including physical characteristics, determination of active, degradation products using the most suitable analytical techniques. The ideal candidate will have a degree in a chemistry based science (biochemistry, analytical chemistry, chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry) or equivalent and a proven track record in the use of HPLC, GC analytical techniques and experience in analytical method development and validation.

For more information, please contact Naynesh Mistry at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email nmistry@ckscience.co.uk.




  •     Location: Newcastle area
  •     Reference: DH23139
  •     Salary: Est £17-19k

Our client is seeking a Technician to work on, initially, a temporary to permanent contract. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, assisting in the manufacture/testing of materials and being involved in the development of test systems. Maintenance of the laboratory, including COSHH. Collection and analysis of test data.

The successful candidate will have previous experience in a Technical/Scientific environment and will possess a relevant degree or an HNC/D.

You will be a good team player, with good communication and PC skills and hands on approach is essential.

For more information, please contact Heather Deagle at CK Science on 0191 384 8905 or email hdeagle@ckscience.co.uk.



Technical Support Scientist

  •     Reference: DH23139
  •     Location: Newcastle area
  •     Salary: £20-23k

Our client is a biotechnology company based in the North East of England.  They require a scientist to join their product support team on initially a 6 month contract.  Reporting to the technical services manager you will be responsible for providing clients in both the UK and overseas in providing technical support and troubleshooting.  This will involve travelling to customer sites, providing advice and troubleshooting support and lab testing.

You must be qualified to minimum HNC level in a microbiology, biotechnology or relevant engineering subject or possess equivalent industrial experience.  You must also be happy to travel worldwide, sometimes at short notice and be comfortable in customer facing roles.

For more information, please contact Heather Deagle at CK Science on 0191 384 8905 or email hdeagle@ckscience.co.uk.


Analytical Chemist – Stability

  •     Reference: DH22998
  •     Salary: £18-21k
  •     Location: Teesside area

Our client based in the North East of England is a major biotechnology company and they are seeking a QC Analyst to join their team on a temporary contract with a strong possibility of becoming permanent.

Duties will include performing sample receipt and analysis (chemical, biochemical and microbiological) against agreed plans on all Stability work plans. The roles are mainly chemistry based and will involve using techniques such as HPLC, SDS-Page, ELISA and UV but some knowledge of microbiology would be beneficial as the role also involves carrying out endotoxin and bioburden testing. Complete documentation to GMP standards.

The successful candidates ideally will be qualified to Degree level in a Chemistry / Microbiology / Biochemistry based subject and have a strong analytical background working to GMP.

For more information, please contact Heather Deagle at CK Science on 0191 384 8905 or email hdeagle@ckscience.co.uk.



Laboratory Analyst

  •     Reference: DH23100
  •     Location: County Durham
  •     Salary: c£18,000

CK Science is currently recruiting for a number of Laboratory Analysts to join a blue chip pharmaceutical company in County Durham.

As a Laboratory Analyst with our client, you will be responsible for the analytical testing of raw materials.  You will use established methods of analysis including HPLC, GC-FID and UV.  All analysis will be performed to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).

The successful applicant will be educated in a chemistry related subject and/or have demonstrable experience working in the laboratory.

For more information, please contact Heather Deagle at CK Science on 0191 384 8905 or email hdeagle@ckscience.co.uk.



Microbiologist – Pharmaceuticals

  •     Reference: DH23047
  •     Location: Country Durham
  •     Salary: £17-24k

Our client is a major pharmaceutical company in County Durham and they are seeking a microbiologist with proven laboratory skills to work on initially a temporary contract.

You will work as part of a team responsible for microbial analysis of the process and materials associated with pharmaceutical manufacturing. Industrial experience in endotoxin or bioburden testing will be advantageous. You will be available to start work at short notice and have a biology based qualification. This is an excellent company to gain further industrial experience in, as the company is highly respected in industry.

For more information, please contact Heather Deagle at CK Science on 0191 384 8905 or email hdeagle@ckscience.co.uk.



Customer Support Technician – Packaging

  •     Reference: DH23029
  •     Location: County Durham
  •     Salary: £18-22k

Our client, a blue chip pharmaceutical company located in Durham require a Customer Support Technician to work in their packaging department on a one year contract.

The successful candidate will be accountable for customer relationships and workload management for the launch of new packaging designs. Working towards demanding deadlines you will coordinate the processing of new pack creations to meet customer requirements. Keeping your clients informed of pack design progress.

Ideally, you will have experience gained in a packaging or relationship management environment and be of graduate calibre. A major part of the role will be liaising with colleagues and clients so excellent communication skills are essential as well as good time management.  English, Polish and Russian language skills are preferable.

For more information, please contact Heather Deagle at CK Science on 0191 384 8905 or email hdeagle@ckscience.co.uk.



Development Chemist

  •     Reference: DH23129
  •     Location: Teesside
  •     Salary: £25-30k

Our client provides research and development for external customers.  They are looking for a chemist to join their team.  You will be responsible for running projects in process and catalyst development and driving new processes for a range of high profile clients.

You must be qualified to minimum PhD in a research based chemistry discipline or possess equivalent industrial experience and have a proven track record in working in catalyst development preferably under pressure.

For more information, please contact Heather Deagle at CK Science on 0191 384 8905 or email hdeagle@ckscience.co.uk.



Laboratory Assistant

  •     Reference: SH 23136
  •     Location: North Yorkshire
  •     Salary: £5-6phr

Our client is an established manufacturer of various over the counter pharmaceutical products. They are currently looking to employ a Laboratory Assistant to join their team for the initial duration of 3 months. Daily duties will include maintaining good housekeeping, calibrations and labelling. To be considered for this role you should ideally have a scientific background.

For more information, please contact Hannah Milward at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email hmilward@ckscience.co.uk.

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Are you registered for ChemCareers? It starts today!

The online chemistry careers fair run by the Royal Society of Chemistry, ChemCareers, kicked off today and CK Science are exhibiting!

So, if you are looking for a new position in Chemistry, we would highly recommend that you register for this free event. By registering you will have the opportunity to:

  • Discover the huge range of career opportunities available to chemical scientists
  • Learn how to market yourself to employers in job applications and interviews
  • Seek expert advice on career planning and making your next career move
  • Investigate further study options
  • Network with scientists around the globe

By visiting the CK Science profile at ChemCareers you will be able to find out more about us and how we can help you find your perfect job in Chemistry. Our current Chemistry jobs include:

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UK Scientists Develop New ‘Super Broccoli’

As reported by Yahoo!, UK scientists have developed a new ‘super’ broccoli which could help to protect against heart disease.

The scientists, from the Institute of Food Research, were lead by Richard Mithen. Mithen stated that when the broccoli is eaten, cholesterol is reduced in the blood stream, which could help protect against heart disease.

The broccoli is said to contain two to three times the normal amount of glucoraphanin – this works by breaking down fat in the body, thus stopping it from clogging the arteries.

The ‘super broccoli’ was developed by cross breeding traditional British broccoli with a wild Sicilian variety and a dose of glucoraphanin. This process took 14 years and now the broccoli has been granted patent by EU authorities. It is due to hit UK shelves this month!

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Candidate of the Week: Bioanalyst

Carrie Ann Bell at CK Science presents this week’s Candidate of the Week, a Bioanalyst. To find out more, watch her short video and read the description below.

This candidate has two years experience as a bionalayst working with LC-MS and a further four years experience as an immunoanalyst predominantly working with ELISAs and antibody assays in the pharmaceutical industry.

They were responsible for their own studies in method development, validation and stability testing to GLP standards.

This candidate is flexible to work throughout Scotland and Northern England and is immediately available for employment.

For more information, please contact Carrie Ann on 0191 384 8905 or email cbell@ckscience.co.uk.

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Chemical sector could lead us out of recession

As reported by nebusiness.co.uk, the Chemical sector is the hidden part of the UK economy and could help lead us out of recession.

Taking a step back, it is clear to see that the Chemical industries provide all the materials that are used to power £880k of the UK economic activity. It is therefore important that the Government recognises the key role that the chemical industries plays by when considering investment in companies working in the sector. After all, dampening down investment in this sector could hamper the UK’s ability to innovate and discover new products which are key to our economy.

In addition, according to nebusiness.co.uk, the Government must consider the impact of it’s domestic energy and climate change measures on these energy intensive industries. The major chemical manufacturers are fully aware of their responsibility to play their part in increasing energy efficiency and climate change adaption, and as a result have made major steps to become more energy efficient. If inappropriate legalisation is enforced, it will undermine the government’s efforts to attract investment in the UK.

In a bid to tackle these issues, the CBI will be working with the chemical industry across Government departments to highlight the important role the sector plays in the UK economy and the steps required to help ensure it’s success.

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Love Science? Visit the London Science Festival!

The London Science Festival, which is taking place between 19th-23rd October, will cover ten venues with 30 separate science-related events. Here are some of the highlights:

For more information, please click here to visit the London Science Festival website. You can also follow the festival on Twitter: @LondonSciFest, or follow the hashtag #LSF11 throughout the event.

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Exova labs to receive £300,000 investment

As reported by Azom.com, Exova’s specialist Aerospace laboratories will benefit from a £300,000 investment.

The labs, based in Czech Republic and Newcastle, will receive a £300,000.00 investment which will go towards upgrading the companies creep strain facilities with a new automated control system.

Creep strain testing is a key test within the aerospace industry as it provides information about how different types of materials deform in different temperatures and loads.

Exova’s new system is capable of controlling temperature, strain measurement and load control and will be operational by the end of this year.

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Job of the Week: Area Sales Manager

Area Sales Manager Job

Vicki’s client, a manufacturer of urethane formulated systems, is recruiting for an Area Sales Manager to cover the South of the UK (including South Wales and Essex).


The main roles and responsibilities of this Area Sales Manager will be to sell its technically advanced structural adhesives, coatings, and binders systems to UK industrial users and installers. There will be the opportunity for a certain amount of account management and you will be involved in customer trials/ demonstrations, operating effectively at all levels within the customers’ structure. You will also be required to provide technical support to the existing customer base, and report weekly to the company’s head office in theWest Midlands.

The ideal candidate:

To be considered for this Area Sales Manager position, you will hold a 2:1 or above in a Science based degree or equivalent, preferably in Chemistry/ Material Science (Polymers). You will be able to demonstrate the ability to successfully sell technically advanced products to industrial users and will have a background in technical service or commercial sales. Experience of selling formulated chemical systems would be a distinct advantage or a candidate with experience in a technical role with some customer support who is now looking to move into technical sales.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Area Sales Manager position, please contact Vicki on 0114 283 9956 or email vwalker@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH22931 in all correspondence.

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