CK Science are pleased to announce that CK Group, owners of the CK group of recruitment companies which includes CK Clinical and CK IT, have been selected as a semi-finalist for the 2013 Kelly’s Supplier Excellence Awards.
Nominations have been based on our cost, compliance and performance metrics in the following areas:
Further evaluations will now be undertaken by the awards committee before finalists are notified. Having won last year for the 2012 awards, CK Science hopes to continue their success with Kellys and win the 2013 award.
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.
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
Reena at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Regional Quality Assurance Consultant to join a Global Consumer Healthcare Organisation. Based in Berkshire, this role is a full time on a 12 month contract.
As a Regional Quality Assurance Consultant you will:
Providing QA governance and approval of key deliverables for regional validation.
Producing regulation and GxP assessments for the regional validation project.
Identifying opportunities for continuous improvement mitigation key risks and resolving issues where key decisions are actually required.
Driving regionalisation of business processes
Holding monthly regional governance board sessions with key leads.
Providing QA oversight and support for Change Management function
The successful Regional Quality Assurance Consultant will have the following qualifications, skills & experiences:
BSc or equivalent in a life Science subject
Proven experience of operating at senior leadership levels within a quality function
Regional Quality Assurance background
Proven track record of driving continuous business improvement and change resulting in benefits being achieved
Evidence of working at all levels of the organisation
Ability to mentor and provide guidance
Team management experience essential
As a Regional Quality Assurance Consultant this is an excellent opportunity to join a Global Consumer Healthcare Organisation, which in return offers a competitive salary.
For more information or to apply for the role of Regional Quality Assurance Consultant please contact Reena Dhana on 01438 723 500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively please click on the link below to apply online now. Please quote reference ST25975 in all correspondence.
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.
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.
CK Science, the specialist scientific recruitment consultancy, is proud to be sponsoring BioSouth, a Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Medicine and Biopharmaceuticals conference, taking place on Thursday 10th May at the Holiday Inn at Elstree.
Why should you attend BioSouth?
BioSouth is a conference like no other – it provides a real platform whereby delegates can easily build strong business connections for the future.
There will be a wide array of delegates attending, from industry and academic professionals to service providers from across the South of England.
What is the format of the day?
The morning will include a number of presentations which will focus on tackling the issues facing the growth of the bio-related sectors in the South of England.
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!
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 email@example.com. Please quote reference SH22931 in all correspondence.
Jim Gleeson at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Director of Quality Assurance to join a successful molecular diagnostics company based in the North West, UK.
As Director of Quality Assurance, you will oversee all Quality Assurance activities for the manufacture of in-vitro diagnostics. Further responsibilities will include:
Management of the company’s Quality System
Close interaction with senior management and international regulatory authorities
Ensuring the highest levels of compliance with all applicable standards and regulations
Mentoring and development of staff across QA, QC and Compliance
Selection of methods, techniques and evaluation criteria in order to obtain robust results
The ideal candidate:
Jim is looking for candidates with the following skills, experience and qualifications:
Extensive GMP QA management experience, ideally within the diagnostics / medical device arena
Experience of hosting and managing FDA and other regulatory inspections (ISO 13485 would be particularly useful)
A background in ISO 13485 management would be advantageous
Excellent communication skills
How to apply:
For more information or to apply for this Director of Quality Assurance position, please contact Jim Gleeson on 01438 870027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote reference CL22921 in all correspondence.
Reena Dhana is currently recruiting for a QA Engineer to join the Research and Development facility leading Diagnostic and Medical Device organisation based in Bedfordshire, UK.
As QA Engineer, you will work across various aspects of the organisation and will be responsible for managing all Quality and Compliance within Research and Development. You will also be responsible managing a team of Design Compliance Facilitators.
The ideal candidate:
Reena is looking for candidates who have:
a degree in Engineering or Scientific Discipline (or equivalent)
Demonstrable experience in Design Controls and Product Development gained within the Medical Device/Diagnostics (or equivalently regulated industries).
Previous project management experience
Lead Auditing qualifications would be desirable
How to apply:
For more information or to apply for this QA Engineer position, please contact Reena Dhana at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email email@example.com. Please quote reference ST22863 in all correspondence.
As reported by the BBC, the UK government will be pledging £50m towards developing new technologies using the new, “miracle material”, graphene.
Graphene, which was developed by two Manchester-based scientists is the strongest material known to science and is better at conducting electricity than copper. The scientists were awarded the Nobel-prize for the discovery.
Naynesh Mistry at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Team Leader to join a specialist protein company committed to research, development, manufacture and distribution of innovative immunodiagnostic assays for the laboratory market.
As Team Leader you lead a multi-disciplinary award winning clinical research group. You will be involved in initiating and organising clinical studies using free light chain and heavy light change analysis.
In addition, your responsibilities will include administration of ongoing studies and paper writing. There will be opportunities to attend relevant meetings and in return, presentations will be expected.
The ideal candidate:
To be considered for this Team Leader position you will have the following qualifications, experience and skills:
You will be aware of current trends with field of Haematology, B cell malignancies and inflammatory processes and be able to effectively communicate these ideas.
The ability to work in a methodical manner and have a proven track record of success in the field of haematology, immunology, biochemistry or a related discipline.
Previous line management is essential and evidence of multi-disciplinary team management would be advantageous
A PhD in a related discipline (or equivalent)
Strong haematological background
Proven data interpretation skills
Strong publication track record
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent organisational and Presentation skills
Excellent knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
To be self-motivated and have a methodical approach
Skilled in statistical analysis, assay development, biochemistry techniques
A background in immunology
How to apply:
For more information or to apply for this Team Leader role, please contact Naynesh at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote reference SH22826 in all correspondence.
Carrie Ann at CK Clinical is currently recruiting for a Sales Consultant to join a Contract Research Organisation based in Northern Scotland.
The ideal candidate:
The ideal candidate for this Sales Consultant position must have experience within a contract research organisation and be up to date with current science, with a minimum of one or two years experience.
You must be flexible to work on site for a minimum of six months and happy to live or relocate to North Scotland.
To be considered you must also have a degree qualified in a science background or possess equivalent industrial experience. You must be eligible to work and live in the UK.
How to apply:
For more information or to apply, please contact Carrie Ann Bell at CK Science on 0191 384 8905 or email email@example.com. Please quote reference DH22840 in all correspondence.
Jonathan DiVincenzo, head of life sciences at EMD, has said that the deal improves the company’s flow cytometry range and will create “tremendous value for our customers’ research outcomes.” Amnis’ products are used in flow cytometry applications across various fields including biotech and pharmaceutical cell analysis.
DiVincenzo went on to add that “with this acquisition, EMD Millipore becomes the only provider of this technology.” David Basiji, Amnis chief executive, believes becoming park of Merck will “accelerate product development”for his company. The deal is expected to go through in the final quarter of this year.