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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Environmental Chemists on the Rise

Environmental chemists are much needed in most jobs, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry, reports ibnlive.com.

All industries need environmental officers to assess the effect the business has on the environment, and find ways to reduce that impact. The job essentially involves knowing the effects of chemicals (or whatever the business deals with) on the environment. For example, how can a pharmaceutical firm safely and effectively dispose of waste products or leftover stock?

Industries are taking a much more proactive role in environmental issues, so that the role of chemists is becoming prominent. Pharmaceutical, chemical and waste disposal industries all obviously need environmental chemists, but recently even IT firms are beginning to employ people to monitor their environmental impact. A solid grounding in chemistry is of great importance, and it is often recommended that those looking into such a role go on environmental courses.

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Technical Manager Job (Chemicals, Aerosols) – East Midlands, UK

Our client, a chemicals manufacturer based in the East Midlands, is currently recruiting for a Technical Manager to supervise the Aerosols R&D Team.

This role, commutable from the North West and West Midlands, offers a competitive salary depending on experience and would suit any senior scientist or manager with aerosols experience.

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

The roles and responsibilities of this Technical Manager will be to ensure the development, continual improvement, cost engineering, rationalisation and legislative compliance of the Aerosol range.

With applications in the industrial, cleaning, lubricants, paints, adhesives, insecticides and automotive sectors, this is a key role with responsibilty for planning and implementing the aerosol development programme.

You will also be accountable for the provision of a critical interface with both internal and external customers on many aspects of product technical support from applications through to safety.

A significant aim of the Technical Manager is to strive for product excellence through constant product appraisal and utilisation of technical advancements to be able to offer customers new and innovative ways to meet applications.

The Technical Manager will be actively involved in the R&D of new and existing products to meet customer or industry requirements, which will include the engineering of products to ensure that they are competitive.

You will establish priorities and ensure the correct focus of available resources as well as ensuring the company remains abreast of advances in technology and any existing or proposed legislation.

You will manage, motivate, develop and train subordinates under your direct supervision and will analyse and evaluate competitor products to aid product development and sales support.

Providing report to internal departments and customers you will also deliver technical support to the factory in the manufacture and processing of newly developed products as well as for customers and sales personnel. Out of hours support via a technical helpline is also required on a rotational basis.

 

Person Specification:

To be considered for this Technical Manager position you will be educated to degree level or equivalent in chemistry and will have considerable experience within the industrial chemicals aerosols industry. Having worked within R&D, you will currently be in a senior position or will be ready for your next step up having gained supervisory experience.

 

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For more information or to apply for this Technical Manager position, please contact Victoria Walker at CK Science 0114 283 9956 or email vwalker@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH21012 in all correspondence.

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Pfizer Chief Announces Early Retirement

As reported by the Telegraph, the chief of the global pharmaceutical company, Pfizer has announced his plans to take early retirement.

Jeff Kindler, who has held the position of chief executive since 2006, stated that “the combination of meeting the requirements of our many stakeholders around the world and the 24/7 nature of my responsibilities, has made this period extremely demanding on me personally”.

It is planned that the head of Pfizer’s biopharmaceuticals business, Ian C Reed will be succeeding Mr Kindler.

Under Kindler’s stewardship, the pharmaceutical company shed more than 14,000 jobs, as well as closing manufacturing plants. The company also paid $68bn (£43bn) for rival Wyeth last year in an effort to invigorate its pipeline of new products.

 

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GSK Team Up with the University of Manchester

Science JobsIn partnership with the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre, scientists at the University of Manchester and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will be working together to investigate how the biological clock controls inflammation in lung diseases, such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

It is hoped that the £500,000 study, which will be funded by GSK, will lead to the development of new drugs that will target how the internal body clock regulates the severity of inflammation. The team at the University of Manchester will be headed up by Professors Andrew Loudon, David Ray and Kath Else. This team will work closely with colleagues in the Discovery Biology group at GSK.

Speaking of the collaboration, Professor Loudon or the faculty of life sciences, stated:

“Many inflammatory diseases are highly rhythmic in presentation and often worse at night. We believe there is also a strong rhythmic control. It has long been speculated that asthma and other inflammatory conditions have an underlying clock mechanism controlling the severity of the disease. These clocks are all over the body, including in cells responsible for the immune response in the lung. In addition the way we metabolise drugs is highly rhythmic. Our aim is to gain a sufficient understanding of this process so we can target key parts with specific new drugs.

“We are working with GSK not only to develop new drugs to alleviate symptoms but also reveal optimal timing of therapy, known as chronotherapy. This is a new and exciting area of research. It is being taken very seriously in France, for example, where researchers have for some time been studying the importance of timing of chemotherapy in cancer. This study is just one at the beginning of an exciting new phase in circadian rhythm research.”

Inflammatory diseases of the lung are a major cause of mortality world-wide. In the case of COPD, the progression of this inflammatory disease is irreversible once commenced. In the UK 27,478 people died as a result of COPD in 2004. Other diseases with an inflammatory aspect include asthma, which is a predisposition to chronic inflammation of the lungs in which the airways are reversibly narrowed.

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Senior Process Technologist – North East of England

Our client, a major biotechnology company is currently looking for a Senior Process Technologist to join their Manufacturing department based in the North East of England.

As Senior Process Technologist your role will involve:

  • The introduction of new products
  • Prioritising plant preparation and start up activities
  • The allocation of tasks to members of the production team
  • Accountability for the introduction of new and existing products
  • Acting as a focal point for process performance issues

This Senior Process Technologist role also involves managing a small team of document technicians and manufacturing scientists ensuring all documents are compliant with company standards and laboratory scale process development and scale up activities during early stages of technical transfer.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an exceptional company which offers innovative solutions at the cutting edge of research.

To be considered for this Senior Process Technologist role you must have a proven background in a similar role and be of graduate calibre.

 

How to Apply

For more information or to apply for this Senior Process Technologist role, please contact Heather Deagle at hdeagle@ckscience.co.uk. Please use reference number DH19448 in all correspondence.

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Process Development Technologist Required for Leading Food Manufacturing company based in Leicester, UK

Our client, a leading food manufacturing company, is currently seeking to recruit a Process Development Technologist to work with them at their site in Leicester on a temporary basis for a period of 3 months.

This Process Development Technologist role will involve being responsible for coordinating the manufacture of products from kitchen concept into factory within the commercial criteria signed off by the customer. Key departments this role will be involved with will include Operations, Engineering, Technical, Procurement, Planning, Commercial and NPD therefore communication and teamwork are key for this role.

Key responsibilities of this Process Development Technologist role will include:

  • Attend product handover meetings to understand and challenge, where necessary, product attributes.
  • Provide details of necessary quality standards for new products (including product life) ready for customer technologist sign-off.
  • Completion of written and photographic standards for customer and operational areas
  • Prepare scale-up recipes.
  • Provide required packaging details to enable generation of keylines.
  • Manage the ordering of new raw materials and packaging onto site.
  • Effectively carry out and co-ordinate each stage of required factory trial programmes.
  • Run pre-production trials with the customer in attendance.
  • Send all required samples throughout the development process to the customer, as necessary.

The ideal candidate for this Process Development Technologist role will be educated to degree/HND level, or equivalent, in a food related discipline and have detailed knowledge of food manufacturing processes and experience in a high care chilled environment. Previous experience with M&S as a customer, an understanding of the underlying fundamentals of food processing specifically in the chilled food category as well as dough/pastry/batter knowledge would also be ideal but not essential.

If you would like to hear more about this job, please contact Russell Oakley on 0114 2839956 or email roakley@ckscience.co.uk. If you do not hear back from us within 5 working days of your application for this role, it means that on this occasion you have not been shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment campaign. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential. Please quote reference SH19333 in all correspondence.

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Senior QA Officer Required for Global Pharmaceutical Company based in Cambridge, UK

Our client is a global Pharmaceutical company based in Cambridge. They are looking for a Senior QA Officer to act as a liaison between the company plants and contractors for bulk and components supplied by the plants to the contractors.

As a Senior QA Officer, your key role will be to modify, audit and ensure contractor quality standards and protocol for processing material into finished product. You will also be involved in conducting contractor quality assurance audits and coordinating the development of documentation for the contractor manual.

Suitable candidates for this Senior QA Officer role should have a broad knowledge of cGMP for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry and have an understanding of worldwide regulatory affairs. It is also essential that you have previous experience of working within Quality Assurance and knowledge of Quality Control techniques and testing methodologies is beneficial. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential.

If you would like more information about this Senior QA Officer role, please contact Lucy Campell on 01438 723 500 or email lcampbell@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST19212 in all correspondence.

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Using RSS Feeds to Find Your Next Science Job

rss_icon_3dLooking for a new science job? Subscribing to RSS feeds can help compliment your traditional job hunting methods by regularly providing you with relevant science job vacancy listings.

What is it?

RSS or ‘Really Simple Syndication’, is a simple way to distribute information to a wide number of people.

How can it help me in my job search?

When job hunting it is likely that you will regularly visit industry specific job boards. The content of these websites changes all the time. Having to continually go back to each website to check for new job listings can be tedious and time consuming.

Subscribing to the websites RSS feed pretty much solves this problem as it allows you to keep informed of the latest content of the sites you are most interested in.  This saves you time as you don’t have to visit each site individually. This is obviously a great job hunting tool.

How do I subscribe to an RSS feeds?

In order to grab RSS feeds from all of your favourite websites and job boards you will need to download a web-based feed reader such as Google Reader.

So, you have downloaded your RSS Feeder via Google Reader. Now to subscribe to an RSS feed, say from CK Clinical, simply follow these instructions:

 

1. Go to the CK Science homepage: https://ckscience.co.uk/

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2. Scroll down the page until you see the RSS logo

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3. Click on the RSS logo  and you will be directed to a screen that looks like this:

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Then copy the URL of this page: https://ckscience.co.uk/jobs/rss/

 

4.  Sign into your Google Reader Account:

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5. To subscribe the CK Science’s RSS feed, simply click ‘Add a subscription’:

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6. Paste the URL https://ckscience.co.uk/jobs/rss/ into the dialogue box and click ‘add’. The screen should look like this once you have done so:

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You can also watch this Youtube video to help you use Google Reader:

So now you know how to subscribe to RSS feeds, finding your next science job will be much less of a headache!

If you have any further hints and tips to help people use RSS during their job search, please feel free to leave your comments below.

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Director of Quality required in Scotland

Our client, a pharmaceutical service company based in Scotland, specialise in conducting research, development and manufacturing on a contract basis. This innovative company are currently looking for a Director of Quality to join their steriles division which manufactures investigational medicinal products.

As Quality Director you will have responsibility for the development of the site quality strategy and compliance with the site Quality Management System. You will liaise with the MHRA to maintain IMP MA, develop and manage the site validation master plan and manage the Quality Department, comprising QA, QC, analytical and microbiology.

The ideal candidate for this Director of Quality position will be fully qualified and accredited as a QP eligible for permanent provision in a steriles IMP MA, with considerable experience in a senior QA role within the pharmaceutical industry. Prior experience in sterile products manufacture is also essential.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Qualified Person to develop their career with a dynamic pharmaceutical service company who are committed to making a difference.

If you would like to hear more about this role, please contact Lorna Crombie on 01913848905 or email lcrombie@ckscience.co.uk, quoting reference DH19237 in all correspondence.

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Shell to Cut a Further 1,000 Jobs

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As reported in the Telegraph, Shell, a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies, are now planning to cut another 1,000 oil jobs on top of the 5,000 job losses already announced.

Tuesday saw the announcement that the oil company’s full year results indicating their performance was worse than their rival BP’s, sparking plans to embark on $1bn programme of further costs cuts on top of the $2bn identified last year. The company is also planning to sell around 15pc of its refineries which convert crude oil into petroleum products.

Refineries set to be closed include:

  • Shell’s last UK refinery and producer of 15pc of the country’s pertrol – Stanlow, Cheshire.
  • Montreal refineries.
  • German refineries.

Operations under review include:

  • New Zealand
  • Costa Rica
  • Panama
  • Sweden

Speaking of the full-year results, Peter Voser, Chief Executive of the oil company, stated, “Our downstream business [refining and retail] is in the toughest refining environment we’ve seen in decades. Margins were squeezed by increasing oil prices on the one hand and weak demand from our customers on the other.”

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About CK Science

Established in 1991, CK Science is the leading independent scientific and engineering recruitment agency. We provide all round recruitment consultancy services to the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, engineering, food, oil and waste industries.  CK Science has three offices staffed with fully qualified specialist scientific recruiters, so you are assured an efficient, friendly and cost effective service.

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Senior Assay Scientist based in Liverpool, UK

Our client is involved in supporting healthcare providers and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries with technically advanced testing services. This innovative and dynamic company are currently looking for an Assay Scientist to work with them on a permanent basis at their site in Liverpool.

Reporting to the Laboratory Director, this Senior Assay Scientist job will involve developing and maintaining an extensive portfolio of bio-analytical assays across a range of therapeutic areas for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare sectors.

Further responsibilities of this Scientist role will include:

  • Providing professional, scientific and technical support to laboratory team.
  • Acting as the primary lead in developing an extensive portfolio of bioanalytical assays, mainly in small molecules, across a range of therapeutic areas for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors for clinical trials and routine service testing to the healthcare sector.
  • Preparation of research and scientific documentation in support of assay development, system and service validations and process changes.
  • Providing specialist and scientific knowledge and expertise to the clinical trials team in developing the company’s clinical trial capabilities and performance.
  • Liaising with Laboratory Manager to ensure the effective management and delivery of clinical trials within the laboratory to specified commercial and contractual specifications.
  • Liaising with Quality Manager, ensure all laboratory staff and systems operate effectively within the Quality Management System.
  • Liaising with the Data Manager, ensure the effective management, analysis, control and security of all data generated by or received by the laboratory.

The ideal candidate for this Senior Assay Scientist role will be educated to MSc, or equivalent, in the pharmaceutical, biomedical or life science sectors. Postgraduate bioanalytical and scientific laboratory experience is also desirable, preferably gained within a pharmaceutical, diagnostics or public sector laboratory environment. In addition, a strong track record of achievement in the development of new bioanalytical assays from first principles to implementation within a clinical trial or routine healthcare testing environment is also desirable.

If you would like to hear more about this Senior Assay Scientist job, please contact Philippa Robertson on 0114 2839956 or email. Please quote reference SH19195 in all correspondence.

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Manufacturing Shift Supervisor Needed – NHS Blood

Manufacturing Shift Supervisor Required for NHS Blood Processing Unit in North London, UK

 

Our client, a Manufacturing Laboratory dealing with blood and blood components are currently looking for a Manufacturing Shift Supervisor to join their team based in North London on a 6 month contract basis.

Working as a Manufacturing Shift Supervisor, you will supervise a team of more junior staff whilst having some hands on responsibility yourself. Some understanding of blood and blood components either from working in a blood transfusion service of hospital is essential, along with supervisory experience.

The facility operates a rolling shift system – 7am – 3pm and 3pm – 11pm, some weekend working will also be required. The contract is likely to be 6 months + in duration.

To hear more about this Manufacturing Shift Supervisor job, please contact Bethan on 01438 723500 or email bherbert@ckhealthcare.com quoting reference HC19199.

 

 

About CK Healthcare

CK Healthcare is the new name in healthcare recruitment. Specialising in the recruitment of Allied Healthcare Professionals (AHP) and Health Service Scientists (HSS) to the NHS, we have vacancies for locums in the following areas:

  • Anatomical Pathology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Cytology
  • Health Care Science
  • Medical Technology
  • Pharmacy

As part of CK Associates Ltd, a specialist recruiter established in 1991, CK Healthcare are trusted and respected by our clients, who appreciate our professionalism, integrity and commitment to finding the right person for the job.

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Process Engineer (Oil & Gas Industry) based in London, UK

Process Engineer based in London, UK

Our client, an independent project development consultancy serving the Upstream, Midstream and Downstream sectors, are currently looking for a Process Engineer with experience from the refinery, oil & gas or petrochemicals industry, to join their team on a contract basis.

The ideal candidate for this Process Engineer job will have industrial experience in the oil & gas sector and will have worked as a Process or Project Engineer dealing with large scale design projects or have worked in a process engineering support role. It is essential you are immediately available for appointment or available at short notice to start in this role.Entitlement to work in the EEA is also essential.

To hear more about this Process Engineer job, please contact Russell at CK Science on 0114 2839956 or email roakley@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH19189 in all correspondence.

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CK Science Report High Levels of Client Satisfaction

  • blue-molecule-reverses-300x241Following a recent Customer Satisfaction Survey from CK Science, we are very proud to report the following feedback from client companies CK Science assisted in 2009:
  • 100% would use CK Science again
  • More than 98% found our scientific recruitment service to be very good or excellent
  • 68% rated our fee structure as very good or excellent
  • More than 55% scored our scientific recruitment service as better or much better than our competitors

As shown from our survey, CK Science has an excellent track record in sourcing staff for the scientific community, and is committed to helping you find the right fit for your team. Our team of specialist scientific recruitment consultants will fully understand your requirements and will provide you with a prompt and informed response. The results from our survey served to reiterate this, with clients across the scientific community providing comments such as:

  • “I appreciate that I don’t get bombarded with calls and sent spec CVs every 5 minutes.”
  • “Attentive, focused service.”
  • “CK have a personalised touch we appreciate.”
  • “Overall service very good and better than competitors.”
  • “I like doing business with CK.”
  • “Good response, professional and friendly service and good contact maintained without being pushy.”

So, whether you are looking for a temporary contract member of staff or a permanent addition to your team, CK Science are here to help. To arrange a meeting, enquire about terms of business or to speak with one of our specialist scientific recruitment consultants please contact us.

About CK Science

CK Science is the largest independent scientific recruitment company in the UK. Here at CK Science, we recruit for some of the top chemical, biotechnology, and environmental, waste, food science, pharmaceutical and medical devices companies from across the globe.

We can provide scientific recruitment services to all sizes of organisation from leading multi-national pharmaceutical companies to incubator start-ups, from analytical labs to contract manufacturing plants.

With access to over 40,000 high calibre candidates within the scientific marketplace, CK Science can help you recruit scientific staff quickly, efficiently and cost effectively.

By choosing CK Science, you can be assured that you will be provided with a quality specialist scientific recruitment service at a fair price.

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AstraZeneca to Cut 8,000 more Jobs

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Today, AstraZeneca, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, has announced that it is planning to cut a further 8,000 jobs across its global operations over the next four years as its targets cost savings of around $1.8 billion.

Having already cut about 12,600 jobs, further job cuts will be made in functions such as sales and marketing, business infrastructure, research and development, and the supply chain.

The group has a number of operations across the UK, including its head office in Macclesfield, Cheshire, and sites in Alderley Park, Loughborough, Bristol, Luton and London. An AstraZeneca spokeswoman said the company had yet to reveal how many UK positions would be affected at these sites.

 

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Research Biochemists – Biopharmaceuticals, based in the North East, UK

Our client, a contract R&D and manufacturing biopharmaceutical company based in the North East of England, require a number of research scientists at different levels to join their downstream purification project team. These Research Biochemist jobs are available on both a temporary and permanent basis.

As a Research Biochemist, you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary project team and be responsible for developing and scaling up processes and supporting their transfer to cGMP manufacture.

The ideal candidate for this job will have a degree in a biochemistry related subject or equivalent background  and will some experience of working in a commercial biotechnology environment. Technical knowledge and practical experience of protein purification techniques including primary harvesting, column chromatography and filtration would also be beneficial for this Research Biochemist job.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a thriving company in a fast moving environment at the heart of the therapeutic biopharmaceutical industry and will provide the successful candidates with ample potential opportunities for personal and career development.

If you would like to hear more about this Research Biochemist job, please contact Heather Deagle at CK Science on 0191 384 8905 or email hdeagle@ckscience.co.uk. Entitlement to work in the UK is essential. Please quote reference DH19130 in all correspondence.

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300 Science Jobs to be Created in Norfolk, UK

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Thirty new laboratories and offices for 300 research scientists are to be built in Norfolk with a £5m investment fund.

The fund of £5m has been provided by the following companies:

  • Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) will provide £500,000
  • The East of England Development Agency £1.4m
  • Greater Norwich Development Partnership £1m
  • The University of East Anglia £500,000
  • The remainder will come from other Norwich Research Park partners

The aim of the scheme is to attract new science companies to the area and is the first stage of a plan to create 5,000 jobs in research by 2021. The new development is on land donated by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) at Norwich Research Park. There will also be space for new start-ups and for existing firms to expand.

The science facilities are due to open in the summer and will be managed by a new joint venture company Colney Innovations Limited. David Parfrey, BBSRC Director of Finance and Director of Colney Innovations Limited, said: “Within one kilometre of this facility, there are no fewer than 2,700 research scientists focussed on health, food and environmental sciences – a unique resource in this country. By 2021, we plan to create the facilities for 5,000 new science-related jobs on Norwich Research Park which will make Norfolk one of the world’s largest single-site scientific research centres.”

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GSK Offers to Share Scientific Data to Wipe Out Tropical Diseases

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In recent years, pharmaceutical companies have come under increasing pressure to change their approach to providing cheap drugs to people in the developing world. Many have faced fierce criticism for their failure to drop prices for HIV drugs while millions died in Africa and Asia, for defending patents. However, it seems the Chief Executive of GSK, Andrew Witty has a plan to fix this problem.

As reported in the Daily Telegraph, GSK is planning to share scientific data and laboratories in a bid to wipe out tropical diseases, such as malaria.  Andrew Witty, the Chief Executive of GSK who recently spent time in some of the world’s poorest continents, including Africa, said the global pharmaceutical company has a “genuine appetite to change the landscape of healthcare for the world’s poorest people”. In fact, it is estimated that Africa carries 70% of the world’s healthcare burden, but only receives 3% of healthcare resources.

In 2009, GSK announced it would create a patent pool for some of its existing products and not-for-profit-pricing on a variety of drugs for the developing world. In addition, the pharmaceutical giant plans to release 13,500 of its compounds that are believed to have the potential to be developed into new malaria treatments.

GSK will also operate an ‘Open Lab’ scheme whereby the company will open one of its laboratories in Tres Santocs, Spain, for non-GSK scientists to use to investigate treatments for other tropical diseases. The lab will accommodate 60 scientists who will benefit from £4.9m of funding from GSK to help with their research.  Speaking of this innovative ‘Open Lab’ scheme, Witty stated, Speaking before leaving for New York, Mr. Witty said: “Malaria is a dreadful disease which stalks the fields and villages of many parts of the least developed world. It has been an intractable problem for decades. Enormous progress has been made through bed net programmes, for example, but a really effective treatment has been somewhat elusive. We need to enlist the help of scientists around the world and to make it as easy as possible for that brilliant scientist, wherever they are, to find that initial spark that could be the breakthrough.”

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Clinical Laboratory Supervisor – Cambridge, UK

Our client, a dynamic, highly specialised, and rapidly growing clinical laboratory, are currently looking for a Clinical Laboratory Supervisor to join their team based in Cambridge. The laboratory provides sample accessioning and laboratory testing in support of the company’s commercial testing programs.

Reporting to the Lab Manager based in the U.S, the Laboratory Supervisor will supervise a team that is responsible for sample accessioning and antibody testing within the Clinical Specialty Laboratory of their Clinical Lab Science group at the site in Cambridge.

Key responsibilities of this Laboratory Supervisor role will include entering sample data from commercial registry programs and clinical trial programs in a specialised laboratory information system, supervising analytical testing for clinical studies and the monitoring lab efficiencies and quality as they relate to sample receipt, database entry, and reagent inventory.

The ideal candidate will hold an MSc or a degree in medical laboratory science (or equivalent) with in-depth experience of working in a clinical laboratory. They will also be registered with the Health Professions Council (or will have equivalent registration or certification). Proven experience of working in a clinical laboratory including working with a laboratory information database and knowledge in laboratory regulatory standards, accessioning, immunoassay and ELISA testing, as well as laboratory information medical systems are essential

If you would like to hear more about this Clinical Laboratory Supervisor job, please contact Jason Johal on 01438 723 500 or email  jjohal@ckscience.co.uk.

Apply for this Clinical Laboratory Supervisor job online now.

If you are successful after the first round of screening we will contact you within 5 working days. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential. Please quote reference ST19118 in all correspondence.

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