Sarah speaks at Durham University careers event

Sarah Farrow attended the Explore Science Event held at Durham University on Wednesday the 16th of March 2016. This event was held by the careers team at Durham university and was aimed at science based undergraduates, postgraduate researchers or post doctorates.

Sarah, a Senior Recruitment Consultant was asked to give a presentation highlighting her own career path, what specialist recruitment organisations can offer candidates and how to get a job in science. She underscored that recruiters can offer candidates interview and careers advice as well as introducing them to a range of organisations from blue chip pharmaceutical organisations to new industry start up enterprises.

Other presentations were given from a Sales Manager from Heraeus and from medical graduates who have found relevant jobs.

The event went really well and some valuable information was given to the attendees.

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Science job of the week: 17/03/2016

Here is our science job of the week a Technology Transfer Specialist job. This has been chosen as it is:

  • A fantastic opportunity to join a well respected and market leading pharmaceutical company based in Northern Ireland.
  • Situated just outside of Dublin this is a great location.
  • The company is offering a fantastic salary package which will be between €100000 and €123000pa
  • The right candidate will given full control of tech transfer for a number of complex drug manufacturing processes

Further duties will include

  • Ensure technology transfer requirements are delivered on time to a high standard
  • Lead the transfer of manufacturing site for a parental product throughout the tech transfer lifecycle. Assist with planning, development testing, process performance qualification through to regulatory submission
  • Review and write tech transfer protocols and assessments, support manufacturing execution of test and qualification runs
  • Support all aspects of the manufacturing process from end-to-end, from raw material release through formulation and filling to inspection, testing and release

Find out more about this science job here

 

 

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Nutritional Analytical Supervisor – Yorkshire

Naynesh Mistry is recruiting for a Nutritional Analytical Supervisor to join a leading Biopharmaceutical company based in Yorkshire on a permanent basis.

Responsibilities will include supervising the activities of up to 10 scientific and operational staff who are responsible for method development/validation projects and sample analysis. You will also be expected to identify process improvement opportunities, recommend solutions and implement action plans.

To apply for this position you should have extensive experience in a testing or analytical laboratory using the following techniques: GC, LC-MS, ICP, ICPMS, HPLC. Previous management or supervisory experienced is also required.

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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.

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Product Technologist – West Yorkshire

Hannah Milward at CK Science is recruiting a Process Technologist to join a leading food manufacturer at their site in West Yorkshire on a temporary basis.

Responsibilities:

As a Process Technologist the main purpose of your role will be to ensure factory trials are planned, organised and executed using a standardised approach whilst also ensuring that outcomes are effectively captured and communicated in the necessary format to all relevant stakeholder groups.

Further responsibilities of this Process Technologist position will be:

  • Co-ordinate factory trials
  • Support R&D Trials at Site
  • Develop and Maintain Manufacturing Instructions
  • Develop and Maintain Product Files
  • Facilitate Continuous Improvement
  • Trial Sample Selection and Evaluation
  • Validate Raw Material and Packaging functionality
  • Process Validation
  • Support Profit Improvement Projects (PIPs)
  • Evaluate and Communicate Trial Outputs

Qualifications:

As Process Technologist you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Degree or equivalent in Food or Chemistry discipline
  • Experience in manufacturing
  • Experience researching and developing products
  • Understanding of the key elements of the launch process
  • Numerical ability to record, interpret and analyse key process data.Hannah Milward - Recruiter at CK Science

How to apply:

Apply online:

For more information please contact Hannah Milward on 0114 283 9956 or email hmilward@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH25285 in all correspondence

 

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QA Technician – Southern Scotland

Barney Smith at CK Science is recruiting for a QA technician to join one of the most successful and innovative food companies in Scotland

Responsibilities:

As a QA technician  you will be working a continental shift pattern and will be responsible for:

  • Data collection
  • Process auditing
  • Completing on line checks with detailed analysis and interpretation of results. 

Qualifications:

The successful candidate for this QA technician  must be qualified to minimum HNC or equivalent in a Quality Management of Food Science related discipline or equivalent industrial experience and have a proven track record in QA within the food or biotechnology industry. 

How to apply:Barney Smith - Manager at CK Science

Apply online:

For more information or to apply for this QA technician role please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH24485 in all correspondence.

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Food Scientific Advisor Job in North Scotland

Graeme Pallas at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Food Scientific Advisor to join a food safety organisation based in North Scotland. This Food Scientific Advisor position is an initial one year contract position.

Food Scientific Advisor Job Description:

As Food Scientific Advisor, you will be responsible for leading scientific work to support a Food-borne Disease Strategy, in particular Campylobacter and VTEC.  This will involve taking a lead role in reducing Campylobacter in chicken and helping to develop future priorities and work programmes.  In addition, you will provide scientific advice on food-borne disease to colleagues, funding bodies, members of the public and stakeholders.

Graeme is keen to hear from candidates who:

  • Have strong communication skills
  • Are capable of delivering results in the face of significant obstacles
  • Be educated to PhD level in microbiology, biological science or related fields/or will have equivalent commercial experience

Graeme Pallas - Food Industry Recruitment Consultant at CK Science

Please contact Graeme for more details.

How to apply:

Click here to apply online now.

For more information regarding this Food Scientific Advisor position, please contact Graeme Pallas at CK Science on +44 (0)191 394 8905 or email gpallas@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH24320 in all correspondence.

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Senior Quality Technical Officer – NE England

Graeme Pallas at CK Science is currently looking to recruit a Senior Quality Technical Officer to join a food company located in North East England on initially a 6 month temporary basis.

Responsibilities:

The successful applicant will be responsible for a small quality team ensuring that food products meet set quality standards.  They will also attend key meetings and provide advice on quality assurance.

Skills required:

Good communication skills are required along with a demonstrable record as a leader.  Ideally, you will be familiar with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Senior Quality Technical Officer role please contact Graeme Pallas on 0191 384 9805 or email gpallas@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH22522 in all correspondence.

 

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Technical and Development Manager Job (Food Industry) – Staffordshire, UK

Our client is currently seeking to recruit a Technical and Development Manager to work with them at their site in Staffordshire on a permanent basis.

Candidates for this Technical and Development Manager position must have a New Product Development background within a flavour house, fragrances or soft drink flavours.

 

Apply Now

For more information or to apply for this Technical and Development Manager position, please contact Philippa Robertson at CK Science on 0114 2839956 or email probertson@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH21219 in all correspondence.

 

Alternatively, click here to apply for this Technical and Development Manager position online now.

 

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Senior QA Officer Job – North East, UK

Our client is a food manufacturer based in the North East of England.  They require a QA Officer to join their busy manufacturing environment. 

As Senior QA Officer, you will be responsible for building and maintaining quality management systems and ensuring legislative compliance (including third-party accreditation) throughout the manufacturing process.  You must also work with suppliers and customers to chose specifications and quality procedures. And conduct internal audits. 

To be considered for this Senior QA Officer position you must be qualified to minimum HNC level in a food or science related subject or possess equivalent industrial experience and hold a proven track record in QA within a food manufacturing or similar environment.  Entitlement to work in the UK is essential.

 

Apply Now

For more information or to apply for this Senior QA Officer position, please contact Barney Smith at CK Science on tel. 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk.

Alternatively, click here to apply for this Senior QA Officer job online now.

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Microbiology Manager Job (Food) – South West

We are currently searching for a Microbiology Manager to join one of the leading laboratories in the South West and to lead a quality driven team in the microbiological analysis of food based materials.

This quality focused business is looking to appoint a Microbiology Manager who can lead the microbiology team and help realise the potential of the analysts in a truly committed food safety focused team.

Responsibilities:

As Microbiology Manager, your skills will be focused upon the management of the laboratory, prioritising and delegating work and ensuring samples are analysed in the time available and to the standards required by the business and customers.  You will help manage the day-to-day interface with the customer by reporting results and investigating queries.  You will manage the analyst team by leading and motivating them, organising rotas and ensuring their training and developmental needs are met.

Person Specification:

The ideal candidate for this Microbiology Manager position will have the ability to influence and work as part of a dynamic fast paced team and will have an understanding of UKAS, quality management and food safety systems. Excellent colour vision is business critical as is a keen eye for detail. Proven leadership and man-management skills in a laboratory based environment would be preferred.

Apply Now

For more information or to apply for this Microbiology Manager position, please contact Jason Johal at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email jjohal@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST21107 in all correspondence.

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Microbiology Manager Job (Food) – South West, UK

We are currently searching for a Microbiology Manager to join one of the leading laboratories in the South West and to lead a quality driven team in the microbiological analysis of food based materials.

This quality focused business is looking to appoint a Microbiology Manager who can lead the microbiology team and help realise the potential of the analysts in a truly committed food safety focused team.

 

Responsibilities:

As Microbiology Manager, your skills will be focused upon the management of the laboratory, prioritising and delegating work and ensuring samples are analysed in the time available and to the standards required by the business and customers.  You will help manage the day-to-day interface with the customer by reporting results and investigating queries.  You will manage the analyst team by leading and motivating them, organising rotas and ensuring their training and developmental needs are met. 

 

The Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have the ability to influence and work as part of a dynamic fast paced team and will have an understanding of UKAS, quality management and food safety systems. Excellent colour vision is business critical as is a keen eye for detail. Proven leadership and man-management skills in a laboratory based environment would be preferred.

 

Apply Now

For more information or to apply for this Microbiology Manager position, please contact Jason Johal at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email jjohal@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST21107 in all correspondence.

Alternatively, click here to apply for this Microbiology Manager position online now. 

 

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QA/QC Technical Manager Job (Dairy) – South Coast, UK

We are currently searching for a QA/QC Technical Manager to join a new state of the art dairy processing facility on the South Coast.

The company are currently looking to double their output capacity and branch into Europe and as such they require a Technical Manager with the ability to change the company culture and drive them forwards.

You will oversee the QA and QC divisions as well as being heavily involved with product production, customer liasion and tackling commercial needs.

The ideal candidate will have the technical expertise to take on this senior role and will have knowledge and experience of the dairy industry and microbiology (aseptic).

 

Apply Now

For more information, or to apply for this QA/QC Technical Manager position, please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference ST20861 in all correspondence.

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QA/QC Technical Manager Job (Dairy) – South Coast

CK Science are currently searching for a QA/QC Technical Manager to join a new state of the art dairy processing facility on the South Coast.

The company are currently looking to double their output capacity and branch into Europe and as such they require a Technical Manager with the ability to change the company culture and drive them forwards.

As QA/QC Technical Manager you will oversee the QA and QC divisions as well as being heavily involved with product production, customer liasion and tackling commercial needs.

The ideal candidate for this QA/QC Technical Manager position  will have the technical expertise to take on this senior role and will have knowledge and experience of the dairy industry and microbiology (aseptic).

 

Apply Now

For more information, or to apply for this QA/QC Technical Manager role, please contact Jason Johal at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or jjohal@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST20861 in all correspondence.

 

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Engineering Manager – North East of England

Our client, a global food manufacturer based in the North East of England, is currently looking for an Engineering Manager ideally from an FMCG environment, to join their team.  This innovative company is a brand leader in its markets and boasts a strong portfolio of food products.

As an Engineering Manager, you will manage a small maintenance team of multi-skilled engineers, semi-skilled operatives and administrators to ensure that all plant, services, ancillary equipment and facilities are maintained and repaired so that they operate efficiently at all times. Further responsibilities of this engineering role include:

  • Leading a team of engineering staff, by providing coaching and training, as well as managing the performance and discipline of the team as appropriate.
  • Ensuring the safety of the team and playing a leading part in the site-wide H&S management.
  • Operating an effective planned preventative maintenance system.
  • Ensuring that repair and servicing is completed as soon as possible after a fault is identified.
  • Setting up and managing project work.
  • Keeping your own skills current and abreast with new technology, practices and materials.
  • Participating in and pro-actively supporting carbon reduction initiatives and environmental management.
  • Managing engineering expenditure in line with budgets and business requirements.
  • Promoting and participating in lean manufacturing, continuous improvement and environmental management initiatives.

The successful candidate will be a qualified engineer with a proven track record in food manufacturing within an FMCG environment. Previous supervisory experience, together with working knowledge of steam and refrigeration plant and PPM systems is also essential for this role.

This is an excellent opportunity for a proactive and results-driven Engineering Manager to develop their career with a key player within the global food and beverage industry.

If you would like more information about this Engineering Manager role, please contact Barney Smith on 0191 3848905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk, quoting reference DH18966 in all correspondence. Alternatively, to apply, please click here.

 

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Food Packaging

Channel 4 Dispatches recently aired a documentary about the Truth About What’s In Your Food. It examined the fact that British consumers are moving away from a fast food eating culture and are spending more money on premium ready meals and foods that claim health benefits. Dispatches investigated these packaging claims by subjecting them to much laboratory analysis. The results showed that labelling can be grossly inaccurate by as much as 20% and that “healthy” options can have more calories than ordinary ranges. They examined the accuracy of nutritional information on the packaging of many ready meals and found a dramatic difference between what the labels state and reality such as the percentage of fat. It was found that flawed legislation allows misleading information to be featured on packaging and that in fact animal feed is more highly regulated. Our current food science vacancies can be found here

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