Finding the right candidates for science recruitment

Selecting the right candidates for science recruitment necessitates a lot of time and effort. It can be a challenging process. Putting into place a comprehensive recruitment strategy is essential to ensure any potential risk is eliminated when introducing new employees to the workplace.

We have written some advice to help guide your through the interview process.

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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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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 8th February 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the Analytical Chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many Analytical Chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 8th February and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 693 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, with:

  • 505 permanent roles
  • 188 temporary or contract roles

After last week’s decline the volume of Analytical Chemistry jobs has once again climbed, with 190 more jobs listed across our tracked job boards, and with contract jobs more than doubling. Whilst the numbers are not quite at the highs of late January, they are still on par with the average from 2015. So if you are looking for an Analytical Chemistry job, make sure you click the links below

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 11th January 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the Analytical Chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many Analytical Chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 11th January and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 658 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, with:

  • 562 permanent roles
  • 96 temporary or contract roles

There has been a 43% increase in the volume of Analytical Chemistry jobs posted since last week. This is an incredible jump for the first two weeks of a new year. Permanent roles have grown over 100% whereas interim roles have dropped with 92 fewer jobs being advertised. A positive start to the new year!

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Science jobs of the week: 24/09/2015

Here are our latest science jobs in this week: 24/09/2015:

Yorkshire jobs:

GC-MS Field Maintenance Engineer – York

 

South East jobs:

Market Research Associate – Basingstoke

Senior QC Plant Chemist – Hampshire

Pool Water Treatment Consultant – London

Synthetic Organic Chemist – Hertfordshire

Production Operator – Home Counties

Packaging Technologist – Home Counties

Supply Chain Programme Manager – Hertfordshire

Validation Coordinator – Berkshire

 

Midlands jobs:

Sales Specialist (Molecular Biology) – Field

Chemical Process Operator – Derbyshire

Technical Manager – West Midlands

Laboratory Technician – Staffordshire

Waste Team Leader – Birmingham

 

North West jobs:

Product Designer / Colour Formulator – Merseyside

Product Development Chemist – Merseyside

Analytical Chemist – Lancashire

Shift Quality Control Technicians – Merseyside

 

North East jobs

Stability Analyst – County Durham

Laboratory Technician – Haltwhistle

 

Scotland jobs

Global Regulatory Compliance Specialist – Aberdeen

 

Northern Ireland jobs

Senior Analysts – Northern Ireland

 

Europe

Scientist (Quality by Design) – Iceland

Senior QA Specialists – Ireland

 

If these are not quite right for you, why don’t you search our other jobs here

 

 

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Science jobs of the week: 02/04/2015

Here are our latest science jobs in this week: 02/04/2015

 

South East:

Quality Control Manager – Berkshire

Senior Instrumentation Specialist – Berkshire

Chemist – South East

Development Scientist – Surrey

 

North West:

Principal Technologist x 2 – Cheshire

Microbiology Technician – North West

HPLC Analyst – Liverpool

QC Analyst – Bioassay, Liverpool

Technical Manager, Greater Manchester

 

Midlands:

Development Laboratory Technician x2, Staffs.

Meat Products Technologist – W.Midlands

Finance Administrator – Chesterfield

Customer Delivery Co-ordinator – W,Midlands

 

Yorkshire:

Air Monitoring Project Manager, South Yorkshire

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 15/09/14

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the Analytical Chemistry jobs market.  Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how this Analytical Chemistry vacancy market changes and evolves and most importantly how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes.  So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new role or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many Analytical Chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 15th September and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 555 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week with, which is a small decrease since last week:

  • 470 permanent roles 
  • 85 temporary or contract roles

Permanent jobs have experienced a small blip with a drop of 16 jobs since last week’s numbers, whereas temporary jobs have had a small increase. Small fluctuations are to be expected on a weekly basis but in general the scientific jobs market is seeing far healthier numbers than during the July/August period.

If you are interested in CK Science helping you find your next job as an Analytical Chemist please search our vacancies

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 08/09/14

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the Analytical Chemistry jobs market.  Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how this Analytical Chemistry vacancy market changes and evolves and most importantly how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes.  So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new role or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many Analytical Chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 8th September and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 569 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week with, which is a huge 16% increase on last weeks job numbers, with:

  • 486 permanent roles 
  • 83 temporary or contract roles

With a 20% growth in permanent jobs since last week the scientific jobs market seems to be recovering quickly following the summer slow down. Temporary jobs haven’t  picked up at the same speed, but  by next week they may well have caught up again.

If you are interested in CK Science helping you find your next job as an Analytical Chemist please search our vacancies

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 01/09/14

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the Analytical Chemistry jobs market.  Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how this Analytical Chemistry vacancy market changes and evolves and most importantly how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes.  So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new role or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many Analytical Chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 1st September and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 489 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week with, which is a 25% decrease on last week, with:

  • 403 permanent roles 
  • 86 temporary or contract roles

This drop may seem dramatic when comparing it to last weeks results but it’s important to remember that it was only a four day week last week. With schools returning this week, and the lack of bank holidays we should see a return to normal figures next week.

If you are interested in CK Science helping you find your next job as an Analytical Chemist please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you find your next Analyst, then please get in touch

 

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Oxfordshire Science Park to Create 1,000 Jobs

Culham Science Park in Oxfordshire is set to expand, with up to 1,000 new science and technology jobs.

Three new research labs and office space have been discussed at the Abingdon site, and a planning application has been sent to the council. The 1,000 jobs include skilled and unskilled workers, including the construction of the new buildings and the scientists then working in them once they have been completed.

The created jobs are set to expand the workforce at the Science Park by 50%, to near 3,000. Should planning permission be granted, private companies will be invited to move operations to the park, before construction begins. Currently with 2,000 staff and 45 companies, the Culham Science Park is part of Science Vale UK, which includes two other Oxfordshire sites employing over 10,000 people between them. The expanding of the Abingdon site can only boost the area’s scientific centre credentials further.

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50 jobs created – Worcestershire Science Park

As reported by the Malvern Gazette, after an agreed £4m government investment, fifty new science jobs are to be created at Malvern Hills Science Park in Worcestershire, UK.

Opened in 1997, there are 30 technology and science-based companies based at the science park, which employs 300 people. However, the science park is now full to capacity and as Simon Geraghty, Deputy Leader of the County Council explains, the investment “…is a big step forward and really significant piece of funding that will allow the science park and grow and take on more jobs.”

 

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David Meeker appointed as Genzyme’s CEO

As reported by the Pharmaceutical Business Review, David Meeker has been appointed CEO of Sanofi’s subsidiary, Genzyme.

Meeker has a long history with Genzyme –

  • – 1994 – David was Medical Director at Genzyme working on the Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy program.
  • – He has also been the president of the Global Rare Disease Business and looked into the global launches of Aldurazyme, Fabrazyme and Myozyme.
  • – 2009 – David became the Chief Operating Officer of Genzyme

Meeker’s appointment to CEO will drive Genzyme’s push to incorporate the Rare Disease business and the Multiple Sclerosis franchise. He will join the Group Management Committee of Sanofi and report to Sanofi CEO, Christopher A. Viehbacher. Speaking of the news, Viehbacher stated,  “After working closely with David over the past six months, I am confident that he is the best person to lead Genzyme.”

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Love Science? Visit the London Science Festival!

The London Science Festival, which is taking place between 19th-23rd October, will cover ten venues with 30 separate science-related events. Here are some of the highlights:

For more information, please click here to visit the London Science Festival website. You can also follow the festival on Twitter: @LondonSciFest, or follow the hashtag #LSF11 throughout the event.

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UK Government to Invest £50m in Graphene Technology

As reported by the BBC, the UK government will be pledging £50m towards developing new technologies using the new, “miracle material”, graphene.

Graphene, which was developed by two Manchester-based scientists is the strongest material known to science and is better at conducting electricity than copper. The scientists were awarded the Nobel-prize for the discovery.

Potential uses of graphene could include:

  • Transparent touch screens
  • Solar cells
  • Aircraft wings
  • Optical communication systems

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Bristol and Bath Science Park Opens – 6,000 New Jobs

As reported by the BBC, the £300m Bristol and Bath Science Park is set to open, creating 6,000 science and technology jobs.

The Science Park, which is located at Emersons Green near Bristol covers an impressive 59 acres, and will be a hub for firms to bring their science and technology ideas from the lab, to market.

The Bath and Bristol Science Park will form one of the six Science City regions in England. Speaking of the park, Science and Universities Minister David Willetts said that it will, “…bring together universities and businesses and make the most of the region’s strengths in research, helping to crease ne products, companies and jobs.”

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CK Salary Survey (takes under 5 minutes to complete)

CK Science are currently collecting results for a chemical industry salary survey, allowing us to provide useful information to our audience.

The survey will allow candidates to judge whether they are being paid fairly, and can be used by clients as a guideline for appropriate salaries for staff.

The survey takes less than five minutes and the results will be published in a report on the CK Science website, though you also have the option of the results being emailed directly to you.

Take the survey to help us become a better service, for you.

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Pharma Company buys Scottish Chemicals Plant

As reported by the BBC News, the pharmaceutical company, Bakhu Pharma have acquired the chemical plant, Phoenix Chemicals in a deal which could create 50 jobs within 12 months.

Bakhu Pharma is the third owners of the plant in three years and speaking of the deal, their chief executive stated,

“This was a last-minute rescue plan that was put together very quickly,” said Mr Leece.

“Annan was about to be decommissioned but thanks to a huge effort by a few people, we have rescued the business from the ashes.”

The Merseyside-based Phoenix Chemicals originally bought the plant with the help of a grant from the Scottish government of £400,000. However, the company went into administration in January 2011.

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Project Engineer Job (Mechanical, Medical Devices) – Cambridgeshire, UK

CK Science is currently helping a world leading Medical Device Consultancy to recruit a Project Engineer to join their state-of-the-art facilities in Cambridgeshire. This fantastic company develops a range of technologies for their customers in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Devices industries.

Responsibilities:

As a Project Engineer, your main responsibilities will include leading multi-disciplinary teams on projects within the drug delivery, diagnostic and other medical technology applications. Further duties of this role will include:

  • Working closely with customers to identify and design technical product or system solutions and in turn producing proposals to meet their requirements
  • Leading design engineering including hands on use of 3D CAD to produce designs of components, systems or products
  • Working closely with 3rd party suppliers for transfer of project to manufacture as well as managing technical documentation relating to the project.

 

Person specification:

To be considered for this Project Engineer role, you will have the following skills, qualifications and experience:

  • Degree / MSc / PhD in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated experience of both project management and hands on engineering for technology applications including knowledge of manufacturing processes (one off design or volume)
  • Experience using 3D CAD (pref. Pro-E or Solid Works)
  • Specific experience in the medical device industry would be advantageous but it is not essential.

 

How to apply

For more information or to apply for this Project Engineer position, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk. Please quotereference ST22101 in all correspondence.

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Scientists find that mobile phones could increase brain cancer risk

As reported by Sky News, according to scientists at the World Health Organisation (WHO), the use of mobile phones could increase your chances of getting brain cancer.

The scientists have classified mobile devices as ‘possibly carcinogenic to humans’ and so have advised people to use their hands-free sets or text instead of calling. The scientists came to this classification after the discovery that the radiofrequency electromagnetic fields associated with handsets potentially heightened the chances of suffering glioma, a malignant form of the disease.

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Technologist Job – Oxfordshire, UK

CK Science is looking for a Technologist to join a world leading Medical Device organisation based in Oxfordshire.

As Technologist you will join the company’s Quality and Regulatory team and will be involved in the development of various medical devices and diagnostics products.

This is an excellent opportunity to work for a leading name in Medical Device development and manufacturing. In return, they offer a competitive package combined with strong career prospects.

Responsibilities:

Working as a Technologist, you will be responsible for carrying out complete device and component testing on a wide range of medical devices & diagnostic equipment using techniques such as AQLs, Force Tests, Wet Tests and Spring Testing. As part of the quality team, you will also be required to complete relevant quality documentation (ISO 13485, GMP) following testing and support internal and customer audits when required. 

Requirements:

To be considered for this role, you will have a qualification in a Scientific or Engineering discipline (or equivalent) and demonstrated experience in a device / component Testing or Quality role gained within the Medical Device, Diagnostic or a related technology industry.

How to apply

For more information or to apply for this Technologist position, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk. . Please quote reference ST22054 in all correspondence.

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