Bioinformatician Scientist – North West

Hannah Oakley is recruiting for a Bioinformatician Scientist to join a molecular diagnostics company based in Manchester on a 6 month contract basis.

They are looking for an individual with excellent scientific programming or statistical and qualitative skills, to design, implement and optimise the data analysis processes to support the design, development and validation of molecular diagnostic products for prenatal screening.

If this role is of interest to you, click here to read the full description and apply

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Metallurgist – West Midlands

Hannah Milward at CK Science is recruiting a Metallurgist at a leading materials testing organisation at their site in Dudley on a temporary basis for the duration of up to 4 months.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities of this Regulatory Coordinator position will include:

  • Managing the work of the Metallurgical Technician
  • Undertaking microstructural assessment according to standards
  • Liaising with customers regarding technical and status queries on routine metallographic examination
  • Performing contract reviews
  • Ensuring that LIMS worksheets and other records are filled out correctly and in accordance with internal procedures
  • Managing routine metallographic assessment to meet customer deadlines
  • Managing duties in accordance with procedures, quality system and health and safety system
  • Assisting the improvement in the organisation and efficiency of the workplace through implementing and maintaining 5S actions
  • Organising and undertaking site testing when required
  • General duties may involve assisting in areas of testing outside of their routine operation such as mechanical testing, heat treatment, corrosion testing
  • Conducting other duties as reasonably requested by the Supervisor/Manager

Qualifications:

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

  • Good general education including English and Maths with a Qualification in Metallurgy or Engineering Materials being advantageous.
  • Level 3 NVQ in Laboratory and Technical Activities is beneficial for this role.
  • A broad knowledge of metallurgy and engineering materials is essential for this role, as is an understanding of the principal metallurgical theories and principles.
  • Demonstrable experience in the preparation and microstructural examination of metals is beneficial.
  • Knowledge of relevant health and safety systems and environmental regulations as well as an understanding of relevant testing standards are beneficial for this role.Hannah Milward - Recruiter at CK Science

How to apply:

Apply online:

For more information or to apply for the Metallurgist position please contact Hannah Milward on 0114 2839956 or email hmilward@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH26165 in all correspondence.

 

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Mechanical Engineer – Halifax

Hannah Milward at CK Science is recruiting for a Mechanical Engineer to join a leading speciality chemical manufacturer based in  Halifax, West Yorkshire, on a temporary basis for the initial duration of 12 months.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities of this Mechanical Engineer role will include:

  • Maintaining up to date knowledge of regulatory and mechanical standards.
  • Maintaining up to date knowledge of industry best practice on mechanical integrity.
  • Setting of site mechanical standards.
  • Monitor, identify and rectify sources of downtime.
  • Set up and maintain computer and procedural maintenance systems.
  • Review of existing equipment versus current regulatory and site standards. 
  • Carrying out of calculations to justify existing/new equipment design.
  • Company interface with regulators on mechanical integrity issues.
  • Initiate plant improvements.
  • Project management.
  • Specification of equipment.
  • Interface with production and technical personnel.
  • Develop industry contacts.

Qualifications:

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

  • Degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering
  • Plant maintenance experience
  • Chemical manufacturing experience
  • Good communicator
  • Self starter
  • FlexibleHannah Milward - Recruiter at CK Science

How to apply:

Apply online:

For more information or to apply for the Mechanical Engineer position please contact Hannah Milward on 0114 2839956 or email hmilward@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH25629 in all correspondence.

 

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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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CK are exhibiting at Pharmsci 2012 Conference

CK Science is proud to announce that we will be exhibiting at Pharmsci 2012 Conference from the 12th of September to the 14th of September 2012 on stand number 30.

 

About Pharma Sci 2012 conference:

Pharmsci 2012 Conference is the premier Pharmaceutical Sciences Conference in the UK organised by the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (APS) taking place at the East Midlands Conference Centre. This year’s conference will showcase the best of pharmaceutical science from the UK and around the world bringing together academic and industrial institutions, providing state of the art technologies and a platform for the development of new pharmaceutical talent.

There will also be presentations on new findings from prestigious leaders and young science researchers on various topics including Polymeric and self-assembled delivery systems, The future of in-vitro drug release testing approaches in product development, Bugs and drugs with a focus on anti-infectives, Tackling counterfeiting by formulation and processing approaches, ‘Green’ formulations and processes, Medicinal chemistry, Biopharmaceutics, Paediatric drug delivery and Inhaled product development.

APS are keen to attract both undergraduate and postgraduate students by offering a programme that develops presentation skills and the scientific networks essential for future careers. There will also be opportunities to network and enhance knowledge for both academic and industrial attendees in a wide range of disciplines.

 

Visit CK Science on stand number 30

So, if you are looking for a new position in the science industry, or are looking to expand your team, please come along to stand 30 to say hello.

We will be happy to help and give advice on finding a new job in the science industry. Or if you would like to add to your current team we will be pleased to talk to with you too.

 

Prize Draw:

You could even be in with a chance of winning a bottle of champagne by entering your business card into our prize draw!

 

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Automation Engineer – County Limerick

Hannah Milward at CK Science is recruiting for an Senior Automation Engineer x10 to join a medical devices manufacturer based in County Limerick, on a full time, 12 month contract basis.

Responsibilities:

As Senior Automation Engineer, the main purpose of your role will be to develop machine design control systems including servo motion and high speed device integration.

Further responsibilities of this Senior Automation Engineer will include the following:

  • Develop, test and install PLC and control software as part of a highly automated, high volume 24/7 validated production environment 
  • Develop Functional and Detailed Design Specifications from User Requirement Specifications 
  • Develop high quality PLC and HMI code from Functional and Detailed Design Specifications 
  • Work within a cross functional multidisciplinary team environment. 
  • Participates within project teams, provide technical support and make informed decisions on hardware and architecture selection. 
  • Fault-find complex automation equipment 
  • Maintain comprehensive documentation of code to Medical Device standards 
  • Prioritize multiple tasks while working to tight schedules 

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities: 

  • Develop machine control software involving servo pneumatic and data control. 
  • Participate among cross-functional teams to ensure projects are delivered on time and to required quality standards.
  • Develop, debug and validate Control System software programs 
  • Analyse, understand, fault-find and modify automation software

Qualifications and skills:

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

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering, or equivalent
  • Several years experience working with relevant equipment/systems
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Ability to organize, plan and execute multiple tasks to tight schedules 
  • Highly motivated self-starter 
  • Ability to document own work clearly and precisely 
  • Strong communication skills    

The job:

As Senior Automation Engineer you will be working with a global medical devices manufacturer based in County Limerick with the following terms:

  • 12 month temporary contract role
  • 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week

HoHannah Milward - Recruiter at CK Sciencew to apply:

Apply online:

For more information or to apply for this Senior Automation Engineer position please contact Hannah Milward on 0114 283 9956 or email hmilward@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference SH25103 in all correspondence.

 

 

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Science Jobs in Ireland

Hannah Milward and Naynesh Mistry at CK Science currently have quite a few exciting vacancies in Ireland.

Hannah and Naynesh have made a short video featured below to give us more information about these jobs:

 

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Here are is a bit more information for  the jobs mentioned in the video, please click on the links:

Materials Development Engineer – Ireland

Materials Engineer (Polymer Chemist)

Metrology Engineer – Ireland

Validation Engineer, Medical Devices

 

How to apply:

If you would like more information or to apply for one of these jobs please contact Hannah or Naynesh on 0114 283 9956 or email hmilward@ckscience.co.uk / nmistry@ckscience.co.uk

                 

 

 

 

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Product Evaluation Engineer – South Wales

Hannah Milward at CK Science is recruiting a Product Evaluation Engineer to join a leading medical device organisation at their site in South Wales on a temporary basis for the duration of 9 months

The Job:

The main purpose of the Product Evaluation Engineer will be to improve the success of New Product Developments (NPD). The Product Evaluation Engineer has responsibility for the generation of documentation and conduct of testing to support the Product Evaluation Engineer activities within NPD projects. The Product Evaluation Engineer shall ensure that valid and robust data is obtained and documented during execution of validation and verification activities.

 

Responsibilities:

The main responsibilities of this Product Evaluation Engineer position will be to:

  • Produce design verification protocols, reports and perform the product testing where necessary
  • Design, develop and validate appropriate test method
  • Participate in NPD phase reviews, presenting the results and progress summaries of activities for which they are responsible
  • Ensure clinical model definition – translation of the intended clinical usage of a device into a definition in quantifiable engineering terms of the operational and environmental conditions that the device must withstand
  • Participate in risk management and FMEA exercises
  • Review and contribute to the necessary design input documents
  • Interface with design, marketing, clinical, manufacturing and quality teams to ensure the product evaluation function is fully integrated within the NPD team
  • Conduct programmes for extended life / reliability testing of new products
  • Analyse and report on Customer Enquiries
  • All other essential related duties as required

Qualifications and skills:

As a Product Evaluation Engineer, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Graduate or equivalent calibre in science, engineering or technology discipline with demonstrable relevant experience, preferably within the medical device industry
  • Experience of quality or product test fields
  • Good organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Concern for quality and standards
  • Customer focus
  • Written communication skillsHannah Milward - Recruiter at CK Science

How to apply:

Apply online:

For more information or to apply for the Product Evaluation Engineer position please contact Hannah Milward on 0114 2839956 or email hmilward@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH24715 in all correspondence.

 

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Contract Quality Engineer – South Wales

Hannah Milward at CK Science is recruiting for a Contract Quality Engineer to join an international medical devices organisation at their site in South Wales

The Job:

As a Contract Quality Engineer you will join an international medical devices organisation, with a reputation for developing innovative and cutting edge products within this dynamic industry, This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Contract Quality Engineer to enhance and develop their career.

Responsibilities:

As a Contract Quality Engineer you will be responsible for the following:

  • Support Design teams, providing directed quality engineering and regulatory expertise in support of component design realisation.
  • Ensuring solutions are compliant, in the most efficient manner with ISO 134585, FDA 21 CFR Part 820, MDD 93-42-EEC
  • Liaison with vendors for co-ordination of component qualification activities, review and approval of quality related documentation via ORACLE PLM or other systems.
  • Initial and surveillance assessment audits of vendors quality and manufacturing systems.
  • Assist in the development of appropriate component verification and validation strategies including test method validation for products, processes and components.
  • Ensuring vendors generate process validation plans, review and approval of validation documentation as part of component submission documentation.
  • Provide ad hoc Quality Engineering support in other areas such as: other projects, operations problem analysis, process analysis and process and vendor improvements.
  • To adhere to the Rules and Regulations of the company as laid out in the Staff Handbook.

Qualifications:

To be considered for this Contract Quality Engineer position you will have the following qualifications and skills:

  • An HNC or equivalent in a relevant discipline
  • Experience in vendor auditing
  • Experience working with precision mechanical small scale components
  • Experience producing high standard documentation within regulated industry.

Hannah Milward - Recruitment Consultant at CK ScienceHow to apply:

Apply online:

For more information or to apply for this Contract Quality Engineer role please contact Hannah Milward on 0114 283 9956 or email hmilward@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH24543 in all correspondence.

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Site QA Lead – West Midlands

Hannah Milward at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Temporary Site QA Lead to join a pharmaceutical and biotechnology company at their site in the West Midlands

 

The Job:

A Site Quality Leader is responsible for ensuring quality and regulatory compliance of the facility, while driving process effectiveness and efficiency. The Site Quality Leader represents the company to external agencies and champions the evolution of the quality culture for the site.

Responsibilities:

Key responsibilities of this Site Quality Leader role will include:

  • Directing the Site Quality Management System, fully integrated into the Global Quality Management System, including cross-functional and site-specific processes. The role is responsible for facility compliance covering voluntary, regulatory and company quality requirements and will champion quality initiatives at all levels of the organisation.
  • Maintaining and improving all aspects of Site Quality Planning.
  • Overseeing all Quality-related communications and training requirements for all site employees
  • Establishing positive relationships with outside agencies
  • Hosting Quality System audits and inspections
  • Overseeing the Corrective Action / Preventive Action activities and Complaint Handling Programs, and in some cases, Quality Engineering
  • Report on Quality System effectiveness and requirements to management team as required including preparing and executing facility Quality Management Reviews
  • Driving the definition of site quality objectives, metrics, reporting and operating mechanisms
  • Participating in selected global initiatives to share best practices and leverage quality synergies
  • Supporting local R&D programs and quality issue resolution
  • Acting as Management Representative for Quality at the Site
  • Operates a Local Inspection program and manages f/up activities to close NCs.

Qualifications:

To be considered for this Site QA Lead role you will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Engineering, Medical Device Technology or Scientific Field
  • You will have an understanding of product development, manufacturing, quality control and servicing in the medical equipment or pharmaceutical industry.
  • You will also have hands-on experience with FDA, QSR, ISO, MDD and/or other international quality systems requirements.

How to apply:Hannah Milward - Recruitment Consultant at CK Science

Apply online: 

For more information or to apply for this Site QA Lead role please contact Hannah Milward on 0114 283 9956 or email hmilward@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference SH24376 in all correspondence.

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Temporary Process Development Scientist Job

Hannah Milward at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Temporary Process Development Scientist to join a global manufacturer of pharmaceutical and veterinary products. This process development job is initially for a 6 month period and is based in the Merseyside area.

Process Development Scientist Job Description:

As Process Development Scientist, you will work within a small group of scientists on lab scale process optimisation activities for the downstream processing area in support of the biotechnology product pipeline. The role will be both office and lab based and will require the successful applicant to contribute to the success of the group through design, execution and analyses of experimental activities.

The key responsibilities of this Process Development Scientist position will include:

• Delivering key development goals through hands-on experimentation and demonstration at lab scale.

• Designing and analysing experimental regimes using sound statistical techniques.

• Regularly communicating plans and status to key stake-holders and working flexibly to overcome issues and barriers encountered.

• Delivering high quality technical reports to support proposed process improvements.

• Responsible for ensuring that safe systems of work are in place and adhered to for process development activities.

• Developing close alignment to supporting functions, including Manufacturing Operations, Project/Process Engineering and Quality Control Labs to ensure that process improvements can effectively be delivered at manufacturing scale.

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

• Ability to interact with scientists, technicians, engineering, analytical support and other operations support personnel.

• Experience in the operation of lab or pilot scale chromatography and tangential flow filtration equipment, specifically GE Akta systems and Sartorius or Millipore TFF packages.

• Possess a working knowledge of analytical techniques required for protein purity assessment, including HPLC and ELISA methods.

• Ability to communicate effectively and build strong working relationships at all levels in the organisation.

• Ability to operate in a cGMP environment and produce technical documentation to high standards.

• Degree or equivalent in scientific or engineering discipline, preferably with a biotechnology focus

• Experience in the use of statistical software to design experimental approaches and analyse the data generated

How to apply:

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Contact Hannah for more details.

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For more information regarding this Process Development Scientist position, please contact Hannah Milward at CK Science on 0114 2839956 or email hmilward@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH24233 in all correspondence.

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QA Manufacturing Support Engineer – Yorkshire

Hannah Milward at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Quality Assurance Support Engineer to join a large multinational organisation involved in the treatment of musculoskeletal systems with products that include joint implants, trauma devices and biologic products. This will be on a contract basis for approximately 6 months at their site in West Yorkshire.

Job role:

The purpose of this Quality Assurance Support Engineer job is to provide quality engineering, process excellence support in a defined business unit / value stream environment for in-process, finished product, first articles and new product introduction.

Responsibilities:

As a Quality Assurance Support Engineer you will:

  • Actively support all Compliance Initiatives with the Value Stream and Plant
  • Actively support all defined Value Stream and Plant goals and objectives.
  • Identify projects to resolve scrap, reprocessing and special causes that have a negative impact on Value Stream and Plant Goals and Objectives.
  • Compile Quality Process Specifications for new/transferred products/processes
  • Be responsible for the introduction and correct use of statistical QA methods into the production environment, and provide technical resource for production team on relevant IQ/OQ/PQ protocol issues.
  • Produce and maintain appropriate and comprehensive quality process specifications as required during the development and implementation of new products. Quality process specifications to be compiled for on site production and purchased for resale goods (Goods In Check procedures)
  • Reviews product designs, test protocols and co-develop critical characteristics/tolerances for initial testing and validations and subsequent routine manufacturing controls.
  • Assist and where appropriate lead in the compilation and execution of validation protocols for new product/processes and software.
  • Ensure correct implementation as per standard validation procedures.
  • Re-validate as required due to engineering change, deviation analysis or upgrade in systems and materiel.
  • Manage QA related change control for specific projects as directed
  • Participates in process evaluations (e.g. FMEAs).
  • Devises and implements methods and procedure for inspecting, testing and evaluating plans for subsequent routine production.
  • Support Quality System activities within manufacturing cells such as Internal Audits, complaint investigations, close call and corrective action investigations.
  • Perform/document dimensional/visual inspections and non conformance and deviations as required
  • Manage a variable workload to meet operational requirements.
  • Ensure that all Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are fulfilled.

Qualifications and experience required:

The successful candidate for this Quality Assurance Support Engineer job must have an engineering degree or equivalent in quality, manufacturing, engineering and/or experience in quality assurance/engineering. They must also have:

  • Proven track record in Compliance & Continuous improvement projects
  • Basic PC Skills.
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings/specifications.
  • Familiarity in areas of various Inspection Techniques.
  • Process Excellence Green Belt/Black Belt
  • Working knowledge of Quality Systems (FDA/ISO) within a regulated environment

They will also have the following skills:

  • High Attention to Detail
  • Pro-active approach to Work
  • High Standards
  • Flexible
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Team Player
  • High level of Numeracy
  • Highly Computer Literate
  • Planner & Organiser
  • Active Listener
  • Technical Report Writing

How to apply:

Apply online now:

For more information or to apply for this Quality Assurance Support Engineer  role please contact Hannah Milward at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email hmilward@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH23883 in all correspondence.

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The CK Science Head Office Recruitment Team Expands

Due to their continued success, CK Science, the UK’s leading specialist scientific and engineering recruitment consultancy, welcomed two new specialist scientific recruitment consultants to their Head Office team this week.

Hannah Milward – Temporary Recruitment at CK Science, Chesterfield

Hannah Milward, has joined the CK Science Head Office in Chesterfield and will be focusing on temporary recruitment for the science and engineering industries. Hannah graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a Bsc Honours in Food and Nutrition. During her course, Hannah spent her Industrial Placement Year working for Northern Foods, where, for the first six months, she worked in Quality Assurance, and for the remaining six months she worked in Technical Development.

 Hannah has recently passed her probation at CK Science. On passing her probation, her Manager, Russell Oakley stated, “Hannah has been successful in passing her probationary period with CK Science.  She has taken the Chesterfield temp section by the scruff of it’s neck and given it the shake up it needed, with 6 placements in the space of 3 months!!!!  She has also shown great promise with her ability to consult with both client and candidates at such an early stage in her recruitment career.  I am confident this will continue and I’m sure Hannah will develop her section into a extremely profitable asset for the Chesterfield office!”

Naynesh Mistry – Permanent Recruitment for the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Food Industries at CK Science, Chesterfield

Naynesh joined the CK Science Head Office this week and will be focusing on permanent recruitment for the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Food Industries. Naynesh has Bsc in Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetic Sciences. With a strong background in Pharmaceuticals, Naynesh has previously worked  as  Senior Scientist at Pfizer, an Inhalation Scientist at 3M Healthcare and a Laboratory Manager at Keele University where he was responsible for supervising 40 highly charged students! Naynesh has always wanted to get into recruitment and his interests include tennis coaching, football and learning to cook (although he says this is more of a challenge than an interest!).

Speaking of Naynesh’s arrival to CK Science, his Manager Russell Oakley stated,  “The Chesterfield recruitment team are really pleased to have Naynesh on board in the Chesterfield office.  We have been really busy over recent weeks and Naynesh is a much needed addition to the team, bringing inside industry knowledge and enthusiasm to the team.  We are confident Naynesh will develop into a successful consultant and we all wish him well in his new role.”

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