Careers in Protein, Peptides and Antibodies

As part of our biotechnology campaign this month we are doing a feature on some of the positions we are seeing a high demand for. Working with proteins, peptides and antibodies is one of those were companies are looking to employ talented individuals. With variety of roles open to you including Fermentation Scientist (click here to watch our Fermentation video), Synthetic Chemist, or work in areas like protein purification, quality control or assay development.

Manufacturers of proteins, peptides and antibodies can be found across the country, but industry hubs in the UK are in:

  • Cambridge
  • Slough
  • Central Belt of Scotland
  • Teesside in North East England
  • West Midlands
  • North West – Liverpool/Manchester

Click here to watch our video on this sector and how you can secure yourself a position

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CK Group semi finalists in 2013 Supplier Excellence Awards

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:

  1. Professionalism
  2. Responsiveness
  3. Quality
  4. Problem Resolution
  5. Partnership
  6. Innovation

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.

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Laboratory & Facilities Coordinator – Hertdfordshire

Jason at CK Science is recruiting a Laboratory & Facilities Coordinator to join a unique open innovation bioscience campus in Hertfordshire.

The role will require you to project manage setting up a joint facility for cutting edge research at the campus, for key research groups from University College London and The University of Cambridge.

If you have a scientific background, project management experience and knowledge of H&S standards:

Click here to apply

 

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Regulatory Registration Manager – Buckinghamshire

Andrew Bolton at CK Science is recruiting for a Regulatory Registration Manager to join a Agrochemical Manufacturer at their site in Buckinghamshire on a full time, permanent basis.

As a Regulatory Registration Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Preparation of registration dossiers for submission for pesticide products within Europe (Incl. UK), Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
  • Assist in preparing of labels, data sheets and MSDS information.
  • Ensure Senior Management are aware of changes in regulatory processes & policies that will affect the organisation’s product ranges.
  • Developing strategies for delivering a strong registration portfolio requiring low maintenance & costs.
  • Liaising with registration officials within suppliers, customers and 3rd party / regulatory bodies.

For more information on this role, please click here

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Scientific Jobs of the Week

Here is a selection of our top scientific jobs from the past week

Europe

Label Regulatory Reviewer – Switzerland

Complaint Handling Manager  – Switzerland

North East

Biopharmaceutical Scientist – Billingham

Senior Downstream Process Scientist – Teesside

Senior Bioanalytical Scientist – Teesside

Senior Upstream Process Scientist – Teesside

Stability Analyst – North East

Packaging Materials Analyst – North East

Process Technologist – North East

Yorkshire and the Midlands

Laboratory Scientist – West Midlands

Logistics Support Officer – Yorkshire

Process Engineering Manager – Northamptonshire

Development Analyst – Yorkshire

Microbiology Technician – West Midlands

National Planner – West Midlands

South East and London

Analytical Chemist – London

Scientific Assistant – Cambridge

Analyst – Cambridge

Quality Engineer -Surrey

Senior Chemist – Oxfordshire

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Almac cancer research funding boost

Almac has invested £13 million into two cancer research ventures, with £7 million to be spent in Northern Ireland.

The pharmaceutical company, in a partnership with Queen’s University, are set to undertake research into the clinical performance of a drug developed within Northern Ireland. There will also be a project that has the intention of setting up a drug discovery unit in Queen’s Cancer research and Cell Biology centre at Belfast City Hospital.

Almac  is an international organisation providing a comprehensive range of services from research through pharmaceutical development to commercialisation of product. For more information on Almac’s services and the company itself, click here.

To search through our current science vacancies, click here.

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Irish breast cancer research investment

Breast cancer researchers from across Ireland collaborate in a project to tackle the disease.

50 experts from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are set to combine their expertise within Ireland’s first Collaborative Cancer Research Centre established by the Irish Cancer Society. Over £6 million is expected to be invested over five years into the centre. Researchers from across Irish universities are to be involved.

The centre, led by William Gallagher of University College Dublin, “will for the first time in Ireland harness the wealth of data available on breast cancer from around the globe to inform new clinical trials and treatments, and link in with world leading scientists and institutions such as the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and the Cambridge Research Institute in the UK.”

If you are looking for a science based job, start your search with CK today!

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Commercial Manager – Liverpool

Alex Tosney at CK Science is recruiting a Commercial Manager for a leading facilities management company based in Liverpool. This is a permanent position within the Solvent recovery area of the business.

As a Commercial Manager your main responsibility will be the control and management of all solvent related commercial and sales activities within the Solvent Recovery Business in order to optimise financial performance in line with agreed guidelines and strategy.

Further responsibilities of this Commercial Manager position are:

  • Responsibility for maintaining solvent tonnage inputs to the company solvent recovery business to meet operational demands and seek commercial opportunities to ensure revenue budgets are achieved and profit is maintained.
  • Budget responsibility for the site specific cost centre in relation to income derived from solvent processing and trading.
  • In conjunction with the field sales managers set targets and agree sales measures and campaigns for the field sales team.

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Resourcer and Trainee Recruiter roles at CK!

Interested in a career in recruitment and looking to work with a company who do something a bit different?

The CK Group are a specialist Scientific, Clinical, IT and Engineering recruitment consultancy dealing with the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, environmental, waste and food industries within the UK and Europe, providing both contract and permanent employment.

We are currently recruiting for Resourcers and Trainee Recruiters to increase our growing recruitment team. These individuals need to be outgoing 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.

If you are interested in these roles, please find more information here.

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CK Science’s Jobs of the Week

Here is a selection of our best jobs this week

Northern Ireland

Business Development Manager – Northern Ireland

Validation Manager – Northern Ireland

Europe

Quality Engineer – Switzerland

CAPA Consultants – Switzerland

Purchasing Manager – Italy

North East

Pilot Plant Manager – Teesside

Compliance Manager – Teesside

QA Officer – Newcastle

Lincolnshire and the Midlands

Production Assistant – East Midlands

GMP Specialist – Lincolnshire

North West and Yorkshire

Production Team Leader – Blackpool

Heat Treatment Sales Position – West Yorkshire

Southern UK

Product Manager – Hertfordshire

Senior Chemist – Berkshire

Cell Manufacturing Scientist – London

Protein Formulation Scientist – Cambridgeshire

Process Development Engineer – Surrey

Mechanical Technician – Oxfordshire

Design Engineer – Surrey

Service Delivery Scientist – Suffolk

Not what you’re looking for? Click here to search through our other science jobs!

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Sales Executive – Northern UK

Naynesh at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Sales Executive to join a company that supplies the food, dairy, laboratory and agricultural industries with innovative instrumentation, diagnostics and consumables. This post will cover the UK but be home based within North West / North East of the UK and is offered on a full time, permanent basis.

The Sales Executive will be responsible for developing and building the Company’s market share for their range of analytical instrumentation across the Northern UK territory into a variety of different markets, with a primary focus on food and beverage.

As an Sales Executive you will:

  • Be responsible for promoting and selling the Company’s range of analytical instrumentation into the industry on a national level.
  • Target all non-dairy accounts within territory (NW or NE) with key focus on food/ beverages.

Click here for more information on this role

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Newcastle to Host British Science Festival

Newcastle will this year be hosting the British Science Festival from the 7th September.

The festival, which is hosted in a different city each year, is designed to show off the scientific credentials of the city and area. Newcastle University is hosting the festival, which has also associated itself with Northumbria University and the City Council. With a third of events focussing on university research, and trips to local landmarks such as Cragside and the Kielder Observatory, the festival is set to be very local in feel.

Run by the British Science Association, with talks from experts such as Robert Winston and Maggie Aderin-Pocock, the event has been running since 2005 and caters for all kinds of people – school groups, families and adults alike. Interactive events, talks and workshops span the week, which is set to celebrate science, engineering and technology and the effects they have on us all.

If you’re interested in these sectors, why not look at our current vacancies? 

Jobs of the week     

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Senior Regulatory Affairs Officer – Warwickshire

Victoria Walker is recruiting for a Senior Regulatory Affairs Officer to join a textiles manufacturer for the medical devices industry based in Warwickshire, on a full time, permanent basis.

As a Senior Regulatory Affairs Officer, the main purpose of your role will be to become a key player in the addressing regulatory requirements of this company.

Further responsibilities of this Senior Regulatory Affairs Officer will include:

  • Developing and executing the regulatory project plan including applicable regulatory submission schedule deliverables
  • Preparation of Global Regulatory Strategies to support the registration of new and modified products.
  • Preparation of 510(k) submissions and CE Mark Technical files and Design Dossiers.Victoria Walker - Scientific Recruitment Consultant
  • Interfacing with customers, Regulatory Authorities and Notified Bodies to address RA questions and submission issues.

Click here for more information on this role

Jobs of the week     

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CK’s Top Science Jobs This Week

Here is a selection of the best science jobs from the past week:

North East

Development Chemist – Newcastle

Polymer Chemist – Co. Durham

Microbiology Assistant – Teesside

North West

Batch Release Quality Assurance Representative – Liverpool

Northern Ireland

Analytical Team Leader – Northern Ireland

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Application Development Chemist – Derbyshire

Victoria Walker is recruiting for a Junior or Senior Application Development Chemist to join a manufacturer of high-performance chemical adhesives which are sold worldwide, based in Derbyshire on a full time, permanent basis.

The main purpose of your role will be to head up product development of the company’s sealant and adhesive product ranges. The successful candidate will concentrate on the development of new formulations for the sealant and adhesive products and the improvements of existing products to suit the needs of their customers.

Further responsibilities of this Junior or Senior Application Development Chemist will include:

  • Coordination of short and long term development activities for Sealant and Adhesives within the Technical Department and to assist with bringing them to market in a timely and efficient manner in line with the business priorities.
  • Providing assistance with the continual improvement culture, business systems, documentation and to identify cost saving opportunities.

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Immunology Group Leader – Cambridge

Jason at CK Science is currently recruiting for an Immunology Group Leader to join a company specialising in immunogenicity testing and the generation of humanized antibodies, therapeutic proteins and recombinant vaccines based in Cambridge on a full time, permanent basis.

As Immunology Group Leader you will:

  • Be responsible for scheduling and managing multiple simultaneous and overlapping projects for clients around the world.
  • Interact with clients on a scientific level and ensure all reports and data are reviewed and sent to clients within the agreed timescale
  • Manage a team of up to 12 scientists

Click here for more information on this role

Jobs of the week     

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NPD Project Research Scientist – Warwickshire

Victoria Walker is recruiting for a New Product Development Project Research Scientist to join a textiles manufacturer for the medical devices industry based in Warwickshire, on a full time, permanent basis.

As a NPD Project Research Scientist, the main purposes of your role will be to:

  • Support the company’s development strategy by developing new products and making improvements to existing products and manufacturing processes.
  • Develop knowledge of existing products, markets and regulatory environment
  • Play an important role in the planning, evaluation and delivery of projects from initial concepts through laboratory development, pilot scale production to commercialisation

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Jobs of the week     £90m lab opens in Glasgow

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CK Science’s Leading Jobs of the Week

Here is a small selection of our current jobs that we are recruiting for:

The North

Pilot Plant Manager – Teesside

Analytical Chemist – Northumberland

Compliance Manager – Teesside

Technical Sales Executive – North East

Senior Analytical Scientist – Teesside

R&D Chemist – Newcastle

Bioinformatician Scientist – North West

Project Manager – Blackpool

Yorkshire and the Midlands

Operations and Maintenance Assistant x2 – West Midlands

Process Manager – Lincolnshire

Mechanical Test Technician – Leeds

The South

Senior Chemist – Berkshire

Protein Biochemist – Hertfordshire

Research Scientist – West Sussex

Principal Scientist for Kidney Disease – Cambridge

Principal Scientist for Metabolic Disease – Cambridge

Junior Buyer Laboratory Supplies – London

Production Technician – Cambridgeshire

Mechanical Technician – Oxfordshire

Development Engineer – Oxfordshire

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Principal Scientist for CVMD – Cambridge

Jason at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Principal Scientist for Chronic Kidney Disease to join a Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease (CVMD) group for a company seeking to recruit high calibre scientists to enable progression of an expanding drug project portfolio in diabetes, obesity and diabetic complications. Based in Cambridge this role is offered on a full time, permanent basis.

The successful candidate will:

  • Play a leading role within the CVMD Research group in defining scientific strategy and will be responsible for building the scientific and technical capabilities required for progressing drug projects for diabetic nephropathy.
  • Have scientific expertise in metabolic disease, and more specifically in diabetic nephropathy, so as to inform new target selection and shape the capability build within CVMD Research.

This is a “hands-on” scientific and technical role and the successful candidate will be expected to remain active in the laboratory and “lead from the bench”, developing a group of scientists providing key experimental data to support project teams in the UK and Europe.

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Principal Scientist for Metabolic Disease

Jason at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Principal Scientist for Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease to join an Adipose Tissue Biology Team for a company committed to growing its Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease (CVMD) Research & Development capability based in Cambridge on a full time, permanent basis.

As Principal Scientist for Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease you will:

  • Proactively inform and influence CVMD scientific strategy through expert knowledge of adipose tissue biology and its potential as a therapeutic target tissue for novel drugs for the treatment of metabolic disease.
  • Build and lead a group of scientists’ expert in the study of adipose tissue physiology/pathophysiology that will support several drug discovery projects.

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