CK Science Senior Consultant, Graeme Pallas was announced as runner up for the Temporary Consultant of the Year award at the IRP Awards – The Institute of Recruitment Professionals.
These prestigious awards celebrate excellence in recruitment by honouring the achievements of individual recruiters and recruitment organisations across all disciplines.
The ceremony took place last night at the iconic Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London and the event was hosted by renowned broadcaster, writer and priest – Reverend Richard Coles..
Graeme joined CK in 2010, and is based at our Durham office, where he specialises in temporary scientific and engineering recruitment for the North East and Scotland.
Having previously been a policeman, Graeme displays a calm, professional, efficient approach to recruitment which has positively impacted recruitment numbers for the North East. He has won numerous awards within CK Science for his performance and has consistently overachieved in terms of targets and KPIs, all of which has contributed to him becoming CK Science’s top temp recruiter in just four years.
Graeme Pallas is an innovative, professional, personable and self effacing recruiter who works in a very organised manner, managing and growing an extremely robust division. Graeme always goes above and beyond for his clients and candidates a like. We are incredibly pleased that Graeme’s hard work and dedication has been recognised. Liam O’Connell, Operations Director.
We are thrilled that Graeme’s achievements and hard work have been recognised at the renowned IRP Awards and we would also like to congratulate the winner of the award.
CK Science’s Graeme Pallas will finally find out the results of his Temporary Recruiter of the Year category on Friday 5th December, when the IRP winners are announced.
The awards, which are to recognise and reward excellence in recruitment, are being held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London and hosted by Reverend Richard Coles, the renowned broadcaster, writer and priest.
Graeme, who was a policeman before he joined CK Science, was recruited in 2010 to focus on temporary scientific recruitment. Nominated due to the impressive impact he has had on the results of our Durham office, Graeme quickly became one of our top temp recruiters. His calm and efficient approach has seen him frequently overachieve against his targets and KPI’s as well as win numerous awards within the business.
As part of the CK Group, everyone at CK Science is also supporting Jim Gleeson at CK Clinical who is a finalist for the Best Client Experience. Jim, who has worked for CK Clinical for 5 years, is renowned within the business for his ability to find the perfect candidate regardless of location or the skillsets required and dedication to his clients.
So we hope you will join us in supporting both Graeme and Jim and keeping our fingers crossed that they are both successful in their categories.
The CK Group is a national recruitment organisation that owns the well known recruitment brands of CK Science, CK Clinical, CK IT and CK Engineers. The Group now provides the full spectrum of recruitment services for the scientific, medical, technical, IT and engineering industries.
Our passionate nationwide recruitment team are all highly trained, industry specialists and strive to deliver a world-class service through our separate tailored divisions.
Graeme Pallas at CK Science is recruiting for a Laboratory Analyst to join a blue chip pharmaceutical company at their site in Barnard Castle, County Durham on a contract until the end of the year.
As a Laboratory Analyst you will be responsible for:
Carrying out analysis on pharmaceutical products and raw materials by HPLC, UV and Dissolution techniques
Follow SOPs in strict compliance to cGMP
Perform general laboratory maintenance duties
As a Laboratory Analyst you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:
Degree in chemistry or related subject
Analytical experience in a commercial laboratory
The successful Laboratory Analyst will be joining a global leader in the pharmaceutical industry at their site in Barnard Castle. This is initially a contract until the end of 2013, however, there is a strong likelihood this will be extended.
For more information or to apply for this Laboratory Analyst position, please contact Graeme Pallas on 0191 384 8905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Please quote reference DH25927 in all correspondence.
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.
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
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.
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.
For more information or to apply for this Senior Chemical Engineer position, please contact Graeme Pallas on 0191 384 8905 or email email@example.com. Please quote reference DH25469 in all correspondence.
Graeme Pallas at CK Science is recruiting for a Laboratory Technician to join a multi-national pharmaceutical company at their manufacturing site in Dundee.
As a Laboratory Technician you will be responsible for:
Analysing raw materials using analytical chemistry methods
Carrying out water sampling
General laboratory maintenance duties
As a Laboratory Technician you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:
Qualification in a chemistry related subject
Academic/commercial laboratory experience
Highly motivated and a good communicator
The successful Laboratory Technician will be joining a large multi-national pharmaceutical company at their site in Dundee. The position is initially a temporary contract and would be suitable for graduate in chemistry or related subject.
How to apply:
For more information or to apply for this Laboratory Technician please contact Graeme Pallas on 0191 384 8905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graeme Pallas at CK Science is recruiting for a Development Chemist to join a multinational pharmaceutical company at their site based in North East England on initially a 6 month contract.
As a Development Chemist the main purpose of your role will be to:
Develop and scale up new processes in the laboratory related to the manufacture of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API’s).
Designing synthetic routes for new products or transformations
Carry out process scale up studies
As Development Chemist, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:
PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry or similar subject, or
Demonstrable working experience in an R&D laboratory
Excellent communication skills
The successful Development Chemist will be joining a multinational pharmaceutical company based in North East England. The company is going through a continued period of growth with the acquisition of further sites. Along with a competitive salary you will receive further benefits including bonus and pension. This role will provide an excellent opportunity for a PhD qualified chemist looking to get in the commercial sector or for someone looking to advance their career in a growing business.
How to apply:
For more information or to apply for this Development Chemist role please contact Graeme Pallas on 0191 384 8905 or email email@example.com. Please quote this reference number 25247 in all correspondence.
Are you looking for a new job in the pharmaceutical industry?
Graeme Pallas at CK Science is recruiting for an EHS Advisor to join a multi-national biopharmaceutical company at their site based in Durham on initially a two year contract.
As an EHS Advisor the main purpose of your role will be to:
Maintain and develop the ISO14001 quality management system
Updating environmental procedures
Manage sampling and monitoring requirements
Coordinate hazardous waste disposal
Perform audits in respect of EHS issues
Qualifications and skills:
As an EHS Advisor, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:
Qualification in environmental science or related subject
Experience in an EHS role in a similar industry
The successful EHS Advisor will joining a multi-national biopharmaceutical company at their site in Durham on initially a two year contract. In addition to salary, you will be entitled to staff entitles including pension and bonus.
Graeme Pallas at CK Science is currently recruiting for an Engineering Projects Manager to join a blue chip pharmaceutical company based in Northern Scotland.
Engineering Projects Manager Job Description:
As Engineering Projects Manager working with this global pharma company, you will be responsible for managing, coordinating and controlling engineering projects to support the manufacturing process of pharmaceutical products whilst adhering to cGMP.
Other duties of this Engineering Projects Manager position will include:
Managing day-to-day plan installation work
Prepare commissioning strategies
Implement strict project and financial controls on projects and undertake feasibility or scheme designs.
As Engineering Projects Manager, you will not be responsible for any direct reports, however, you will coordinate a team of Project Engineers so good communication and leadership skills are essential.
To be considered for this Engineering role, you will be qualified in an engineering/science subject and/or have demonstrable experience managing engineering projects, ideally, in a GMP regulated environment.
For more information regarding this Engineering Projects Manager position, please contact Graeme Pallas at CK Science on 0191 384 8905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote reference DH24362 in all correspondence.
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
For more information regarding this Food Scientific Advisor position, please contact Graeme Pallas at CK Science on +44 (0)191 394 8905 or email email@example.com. Please quote reference DH24320 in all correspondence.
Due to their continued success, CK Science, the specialist scientific and engineering recruitment consultancy, have once again expanded their scientific recruitment team by adding another recruitment consultant to their team.
Graeme Pallas will be joining the scientific recruitment team at CK Science’s Durham office and will initially be managing CK Science’s accounts for both GSK and Merck Sharp Dohme, covering the maternity leave of Heather Deagle who currently manages these accounts. Speaking of Graeme’s arrival to the team, Lorna Crombie, Director at CK Science, stated:
“We are delighted to welcome Graeme to our team in Durham as part of our continuing expansion of the office. He will manage our key accounts for contingent workers, an area which has expanded rapidly for CK Science and where we see considerable scope for further development. Graeme is a highly trained interviewer with very strong customer service skills and has already proved himself to be a valuable addition to our team.
It’s an important part of CK Science’s business approach to offer consistency and continuity of service to our clients and candidates alike and Graeme and Heather have already been working together for some time to ensure a smooth handover when Heather goes on maternity leave at the end of June. Her boundless energy, enthusiasm and good humour have contributed a great deal to the success of our temp section and I have every confidence that Graeme will continue her good work in her absence and contribute further to our growth on her return.”
CK Science is a leading independent scientific recruitment agency for science jobs. We successfully help some of the top scientific, chemical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies from around the world to recruit high calibre individuals to their science jobs.
Whether you are looking for a temporary contract member of staff to help with a short term need or a permanent addition to your team, CK Science has an excellent track record in sourcing staff for the scientific community. To discuss your scientific recruitment needs with a member of our specialist team, please contact us.