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.

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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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Quality Systems Engineer – Leeds

Alex Tosney at CK Science is recruiting for a number of Quality Systems Engineers to join a leading medical devices company based in Leeds. This role is initially contracted for 6 months however it could be extended further.

As a Quality Systems Engineer your main responsibility will be to produce and maintain appropriate and comprehensive quality process specifications as required during the development and implementation of new products.

As a Quality Systems Engineer, some of the skill you will need include:

  • HNC or Engineering degree
  • A number of years engineering experience, ideally have served an engineering apprenticeship

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REC Reveals Ways to Fill Skilled Work Vacancies

Operations Director Liam O’Connell has recently attended an REC Skills Summit in London, which was intended to explain the disconnect between those out of work and the vacancies in many areas that could be filled.

The Summit brought together many from across a wide range of sectors, including life sciences, engineering and technology, so as to try to address the issues facing them. It is clear from these discussions that there is a significant skills gap, with many employers predicting these issues to continue for the near future.

To combat these problems, the REC have come up with a variety of methods, from investments in skills training by businesses, to apprenticeships created thanks to government policy. The apprenticeship policy seems as though it would be most effective, as around a quarter of employers said that they did not hire young people due to lack of skills or experience. It is necessary to train these young people in order to ensure that the skills are there in the future, rather than seeing the gap widen further.

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Graduates – Great for Business!

Whilst experience is always a bonus, the hiring of graduates is also good for a successful business. Here are a few reasons why.

Cost

It may seem obvious, but an experienced person is going to want more money than a graduate, even if they are applying for the same position. To reduce annual company salaries it makes sense to hire the cheaper option.

Loyalty and Enthusiasm

The fact that you’ve hired a graduate and given them an initial taste of working life would tend to make them err on the side of gratuity. Carefully managed, this could translate into loyalty to your company. The inexperienced graduate would want to prove they can perform as best they can in their new job, possibly with little knowledge of the market and arguably their true worth. Should they turn out to be one of your better performers, managing them successfully could mean they stay for longer than they otherwise would.

Adaptability

New graduates are more likely to be adaptable and au fait with current and emerging technology. It could be better to have an employee who is more capable of throwing themselves into various fields of work, rather than an expert in just one or two. The ability to use new technology is also obviously a bonus, allowing your business to stay at the cutting edge of new developments.

These, plus other reasons that can be found on The Undercover Recruiter, are just a few reasons as to why graduates are excellent candidates to hire for your business.

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Engineering Job Survey

We are performing a review of the engineering job market and we need your help.

Take part in our brief survey, and if you do, we will enter you in to a free prize draw to win an Amazon Kindle! It will only take a few minutes to complete!

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Take part in our Engineering Survey 2013

Are you an Engineer?  Please take part in our brief 2013 Engineering Survey.

We are performing a review of the engineering market in order to find you the best engineering jobs, at the best engineering companies and at the best salaries.

We need your help to complete the survey, and if you do, we will enter you in to a free prize draw to win an Amazon Kindle!  If you want to help and win an Amazon Kindle then click on the link below and complete our survey.

 

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CK Science Salary Survey 2013

Your chance to complete the 2013 CK Science Salary Survey is almost over.

Science jobsThe science salary survey will be closing at the end of February so this is the last chance you will have to  take part. It takes only 5 minutes to complete, and your participation will help us understand what the 2012 science salary brackets were. The results of this survey will be published and will help you with your job and salary expectations for 2013.

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Internal Sales Engineer – Hampshire

Andrew Bolton at CK Science is recruiting for an Internal Sales Engineer to join a leading Instrumentation Organisation who provides equipment & systems to the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, FMCG and related industries. You will be based from their site in Hampshire on a full time, permanent basis.

Responsibilities

As an Internal Sales Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the field sales team including preparing & chasing quotations & offers, following up leads and issuing data as required
  • Providing support to customer teams on technical queries
  • Coordination of sales activity with other internal teams
  • Occasional requirement to attend client visits or trade shows

Qualifications

As an Internal Sales Engineer, you will have the following qualifications, skills & experience:

  • A qualification in a relevant Engineering or Scientific discipline (or equivalent).
  • Demonstrated experience in a Sales, Internal Sales / Sales Support or Technical Support function.
  • Experience in either an Instrumentation industry or Technology driven environment gained in a Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, FMCG or related industry.
  • A full driving licence.

Benefits

As an Internal Sales Engineer, you will be joining a Instrumentation company at an exciting time of growth across their organisation. This new & exciting role offers:

  • A salary of between £20,000 – £23,000 (Negotiable – depending on experience)
  • A bonus scheme
  • Excellent benefitsAndrew Bolton - Senior Scientific Recruitment Consultant

How to apply

Apply online now

For more information or to apply to the role of Internal Sales Engineer, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk (Quoting reference: ST25929).

Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential.

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Chemical Engineer – Durham

Graeme Pallas at CK Science is recruiting for a Senior Chemical Engineer to join a specialty chemical company within the Advanced Materials department at their site located in Durham

Responsibilities:

As a Senior Chemical Engineer you will be responsible for:

  • Developing a strategy for manufacture and supply of advanced materials
  • Leadership of the optimisation and commissioning of small scale materials synthesis processes
  • Design and development of new materials synthesis processes as they emerge from research teams

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Scale up of existing manufacturing processes for manufacture
  • Introduction of new manufacturing processes
  • Development and execution of supply chain strategies

Qualifications:

As a Senior Chemical Engineer you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Degree in Chemical Engineering
  • Extensive experience within a chemical or manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of scale up and manufacture of speciality chemicals, powders or nano-materials. 

Benefits:

The successful Senior Chemical Engineer will be joining a well respected speciality chemical company at their site in Durham. You will work within the newly created Advanced Materials department on a permanent basis helping to create new process technologies and solving technical problems.  This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Chemical Engineer that is seeking a role with progression. As well as a competitive salary, you will receive an excellent benefits package. A relocation package is available for suitable candidates. 

 

Graeme Pallas - Recruiter at CK ScienceHow to apply:

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For more information or to apply for this Senior Chemical Engineer position, please contact Graeme Pallas on 0191 384 8905 or email gpallas@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH25469 in all correspondence.

 

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Maintenance Supervisor – Kent

Andrew Bolton at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Maintenance Supervisor to join a leading Diagnostics Manufacturer at their R&D and GMP Manufacturing facilities based in Kent on a full time, permanent basis.

Responsibilities:

As a Maintenance Supervisor, you will be leading a team of 5 Maintenance Technicians and 1 Administrator that are responsible for preventative & reactive maintenance across 3 sites based within close proximity in Kent.

Your duties will include:

  • Day-to-day management of the team including work load scheduling / management and budgets.
  • Ensuring maintenance of research, production and related facilities including pressure systems, electrical & electro-mechanical equipment & utilities.
  • Develop & maintain the organisation’s Computerised Maintenance Management System.
  • Performing Root Cause Analysis (RCA) on all re-occurring faults and performing Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) to establish potential improvements.
  • Maintain records & documentation for regulatory purposes.

Qualifications:

As a Maintenance Supervisor, you will have the following qualifications, skills & experience:

  • A qualification in an Engineering discipline (or equivalent).
  • Demonstrated experience in a multi disciplinary maintenance (electrical bias) environment or a relevant field such as facilities or equipment.
  • Experience in the Diagnostic, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology or a related GMP manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated supervisory, team leader or management experience.

Benefits:

As a Maintenance Supervisor, you will be joining a leading Diagnostic Organisation which offers a supportive culture, coupled with a package including a salary between £35,000 – £38,000 depending on experience, pension & private medical.

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For more information or to apply to the role of Maintenance Supervisor, please contact Andrew Bolton on 01438 723500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference ST25601 in all correspondence.

 

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New Science park creates over 2000 jobs

ThA new-state-of-the-art Science park will bring 2,000 jobs to Wiltshiree Swindon Advertiser has reported that a new state-of-the-art science park will be developed at Porton in Wiltshire creating more than 2,000 jobs over a 10-year-period and bringing national and international investment into the area.

Wiltshire Council and a joint development company, comprising Trebor Developments LLP and Wrenbridge Land Limited, will develop the science park. The successfully bided  for £10m funding from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). This will help kick-start the first phase of the science park project, creating the infrastructure for the planned 355,000 sq ft science park and a new 23,000 sq ft innovation centre

This new science park will  provide facilities for science- and research-based industries and could attract £70m of private sector investment over the next 10 years.

 

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Pharmaceutical Export Sales Manager – Home working

Jason Johal at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Pharmaceutical Export Sales Manager for an amazing role with an MHRA licensed pharmaceutical manufacturing organisation based in London on a full time, permanent basis.

Responsibilities:

This newly formed Pharmaceutical Export Sales Manager role offers a blank canvas in regards to where you can take it and what you can achieve. It would be ideal for a person with an “explorer” personality and for someone looking for a role with autonomy, challenges and happy to travel globally.

The company are looking for someone that can grow their export business by developing strategies, using current/new contacts within Europe, the Middle East and by utilising their regulatory and pharmaceutical knowledge.

As an Export Sales Manager you will:

  • Develop the overall sales strategy plan for export sales
  • Plan and manage overseas sales through direct customers, distributors and other relevant sales outlets
  • Identify potential partners / distributors / countries for export opportunities
  • Manage export accounts to achieve sales targets, liaising closely with the Sales & Marketing Director, to develop and maximise all sales opportunities
  • Negotiate and manage contracts for sales/ distribution as required to enable effective trading, operations and customer relations
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of local requirements for pharmaceuticals, medical devices and “specials”.
  • Develop export programmes to promote new products and actively support all product promotions to customers
  • Liaise with customers services to process orders, enquiries, sample requests, catalogue requests and offer quotations
  • Deal with customer complaints in a professional and helpful manner
  • Organise and attend customer visits and represent company at trade shows as part of an agreed plan
  • Manage the movement of products in and out of the country in accordance with organisational policy and procedure, and to comply with relevant local, country and international law and process
  • Manage the necessary administration and documentation for the efficient, cost-effective and lawful execution of all export activities. Liaising with regulatory, finance and other departments as required

Qualifications:

The successful applicant for this Export Sales Manager will have the following qualifications, skills & experiences:

  • An experienced Pharmaceutical export sales professional
  • An understanding and experience of setting up distributors in overseas markets
  • Knowledge or experience of the ophthalmology (highly advantageous not essential)
  • The ability to travel for prolonged periods of time
  • A working knowledge of regulatory issues overseas
  • The ability to develop and execute coherent business strategies and plans
  • A detailed understanding of Pharmaceutical industry
  • Be self motivated (minimum supervision required)
  • Strong Communication skills (Verbal and Written)
  • A second European language would be an advantage but is not essential

Benefits:

This Pharmaceutical Export Sales Manager role is a really exciting job for a pharmaceutical sales professional as it offers the opportunity to establish and then develop your own strategies and the freedom to build your career in the direction you want to go.  If successful, you will be joining a Specials Manufacturer with a growing portfolio of branded licensed products coupled with a world renowned reputation. In return there is an attractive salary, coupled with excellent benefits and travel opportunities.

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Please contact Jason for more details.

How to apply:

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To apply for this Export Sales Manager position, contact Jason Johal via email: jjohal@ckscience.co.uk or 01438 723 500. Please quote reference ST25513 in all correspondence.

 

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GSK invest 10 million euros at their facility in Sligo, Ireland

Pharmatimes have reported that GlaxoSmithKline has decided to keep open its facility in Sligo Ireland and will instead invest 10 million euros into the plant.

GSK acquired the facility in Sligo when GSK bought the dermatology specialist Stiefel Laboratories for up to $3.6 billion in 2009.

There will be some jobs cuts at the plant over the next two years, which currently employs 180 people, with a “gradual” reduction to 120. However, GlaxoSmthKline estimated there would be an additional 50 jobs added in 2014 as the plant improved skills and capacity.

 

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UK stem cell pioneer shares Nobel Prize in Medicine

The BBC has reported that two pioneers of stem cell research have shared the Nobel prize for medicine and/ or physiology

John Gurdon from the UK and Shinya Yamanaka from Japan have been jointly awarded the prize for their work in transforming specialised cells into stem cells, which can become any other type of cell in the body. It is hoped the techniques discovered will revolutionise medicine by using a sample of a person’s skin to create stem cells.

Prof Anthony Hollander, the head of cellular and molecular medicine at the University of Bristol, said: “This joint Nobel Prize traces and celebrates the wonderful scientific journey from John Gurdon’s pioneering early work to the sensational discovery of somatic cell reprogramming by Shinya Yamanaka. It’s fantastic news for stem cell research.”

The prize was awarded this morning at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, and is the most coveted award in medical science. The Nobel committee said these winners  had “revolutionised” science

 

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Allergans Botox receives UK approval for treatment of MS/spinal injury

CK Science - Scientific Recruitment AgencyPharmaTimes have reported that Allergan’s Botox is now licensed in the UK for patients who have continence issues because of multiple sclerosis or a spinal injury.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has give Allergan permission to use Botox (botulinum toxin type A) for managing urinary incontinence caused by neurogenic detrusor overactivity due to subcervical spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis (MS),

Professor Christopher Chapple, Urology Department, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield NHS Trust and a key investigator in the neurogenic detrusor overactivity registration trials, has welcomed the new license, noting that “being able to better control and manage bladder function can be life-changing for patients”.

 

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UCB launches its new biotechnology facility

PharmaTimes has reported that UCB has launched its 65 million euro pilot biotechnology plant in Belgium.

The new facility is located at its Braine-l’Alleud site and will employ 100 employees. This new facility will produce cell culture-based therapeutic proteins that are dedicated to accelerating the availability of new drugs for severe diseases with a focus on the research and clinical trial phases

This new facility is designed enable UCB to improve its biological medicines.

Chief executive Roch Doliveux said that “today, 33% of drugs for human use worldwide are of biotechnological origin and represent more than half of UCB’s current R&D pipeline”. He added that “with this bio pilot plant, we will more rapidly initiate clinical studies of new antibody-based therapeutics”.

 

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Novartis’s rare cancer drug is launched in the UK

Pharmatimes have reported that Novartis have launched their new drug Jakavi which means for the first time patients in the UK with a rare form of blood cancer will now have access to this targeted therapy

Jakavi (ruxolitinib) is a first-in-class JAK 1 and JAK 2 inhibitor, and is now available to treat patients in the UK with disease-related enlarged spleen or various forms of myelofibrosis, which affects around 0.34-0.76 people in every 100,000.

Myelofibrosis is a rare, potentially life-threatening blood cancer characterised by bone marrow failure, enlarged spleen and debilitating symptoms including extreme fatigue, poor quality of life and weight loss, and shortened survival.

Jakavi received EU approval at the end of August 2012

 

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£2.8 billion renewable energy investment in Scotland

Scottish Development International has reported that Scotland’s renewable energy industry has attracted £2.8 billion capital investment since 2009.

Onshore wind accounts for 57 percent of total investment with 21 percent going to offshore wind. The rest of the investment has been deivded between wave and tidal energy, solar photovoltaic, hydro energy, landfill gas and biofuels.

Niall Stuart, chief executive of Scottish Renewables said “These figures show Scotland’s renewables industry is very much bucking the economic trend.  During the downturn our industry has delivered some £2.8bn of much needed capital investment in our economy.  This has helped to grow the supply chain, secure the future of many companies and support more than 11,000 jobs”

 

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GSK,Unilever and Syngenta join alliance as part of the Olympics Global Hunger Summit

The Department of International Development has reported that as part of the Olympic Global Hunger Summit, GSK , Unilever and Syngenta have joined a business alliance to face the growing problem.

The Prime Minister and the Brazilian Vice President, Michel Temer were joined by double Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah to urge a global drive to boost nutrition.

The two leaders hosted a high-level meeting bringing together representatives from international governments, charities and businesses at Downing Street on the day of the closing ceremony of the London Olympics. They urged the world to take decisive action before the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio to transform the life chances of millions of children by improving their nutrition.

Three new initiatives were announced on these areas, one of these is that some leading UK companies such as Unilever, Syngenta and GSK will work to find ways to make nutritious food available to poor families at prices they can afford.

 

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