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.

Click here to read in full

 

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Sarah speaks at Durham University careers event

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

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

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

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

If you are interested in gaining more careers advice visit our chemical careers advice area here

Watch our chemical careers webinar here

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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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Job of the week: 18/02/2016

This week’s top scientific job in this week is a Junior Project Manager role. We have chosen this job as it is:

  • An unique opportunity to work with an independent contract research company providing pre-clinical research services to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.
  • For over 10 years this organisation has specialised in ground breaking work in the field of stem cell analysis and now is a successful enterprise enabling advances in medicine through the provision of innovative services and pioneering products.
  • This a permanent role in the greater Manchester area.
  • Offers a competitive salary

Find out more about this scientific 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

If you are interested in us helping you find your next science job please search our vacancies

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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CK to exhibit at IBioIC, Scotland

CK Science will be exhibiting at IBioIC’s 2nd annual conference on the 28th – 29th of January 2016 in the centre of Glasgow.

This event aims to attract over two hundred biobased professionals, academics and students from across the UK for this two day conference which is set to showcase and exemplify IBioIC’s current and future activities, and provide plentiful networking opportunities in the hope of facilitating further collaborations.

Team members from CK Science’s Durham office will be attending both of the days, if you would like to meet up with them for a chat please contact them here.

The event will be based at the Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) at The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow city centre.

Find out more about the whole event here.

 

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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!

If you are interested in us helping you find your next science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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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: 26/06/2015

Here are our latest science jobs in this week, 26/05/2015:

 

Ireland:

Bioprocess Specialist – Cork, Ireland

 

North West:

Technical Sales Specialist, Home based (nr Derbs.)

Fire and Insulation Innovation Team Leader, Lancs.

Product and Materials Manager, Cheshire

 

North East:

QC Analyst in Billingham

Experimental Chemist – North East

 

South East:

Clinical Supplies Coordinator – Essex

Analytical Chemist – Cambridge

Senior Scientist Product Development – South East

Research Technician – Southampton

 

Midlands:

Materials Engineer, Worcestershire

 

If you would like to search our other science jobs, find them here

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 15th June 2015

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 15th June 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 602 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, with:

  • 508 permanent roles
  • 94 temporary or contract roles

This week we have seen a significant decrease in permanent roles in comparison with the results of the last month of so. In the break down there has been a sharp drop in permanent roles and a very small drop in contract jobs. This weeks results may seen disappointing but they are still compared to the results from the first 3 months of the year.

If you are interested in CK Science helping you find your next science job 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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Purification Chemist Job – Video

Jason Johal is currently recruiting for a Purification Chemist to join one of the top 10 largest pharmaceutical company’s in the world.

This organisation is consistently ranked as one of the best companies in the world to work for, and generations of employees have sustained a culture that values excellence, integrity and respect for people. This is a full time permanent role based at their site in Surrey.

Watch Jason’s short video to find out more about this job below:

 

 

Find out more or apply for this job here

 

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General Manager job – £100,000 salary

We are recruiting for a fantastic General Manager job with one of the leading global FTSE 100 companies in the UK who operates within the quality and safety testing arena.

This is a very rare and exciting role as it:

  • Is a rare opportunity to develop business strategy for a very successful organisation
  • It is a demanding role but this brings with it its rewards and future opportunities
  • Offers a salary of £100,000.

The purpose of this job will be to:

  • Develop business strategy in order to increase business profitability in line with organisational objectives
  • Increase profitability and revenue for two large business areas
  • Develop and execute a gainful business plan whilst creating a synergy between two large business areas

 

Read the full job description and find out more here

 

 

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CK to take part in Bluebell Wood Colour Dash

On the 2nd of May, 9 members of the CK team will be taking part in the annual Bluebell Wood Colour Dash.  This is a 5km course around Rother Valley Country Park where at each kilometre station the participants will be showered with a cloud of colour.

This is designed to be a fun race while raising money for a worthy cause as such participants are able to run, jog or walk the race!

Bluebell Wood is a children’s hospice that offers care and support to children with a shortened life expectancy, both in their own homes and at the hospice – find out more about Bluebell Wood here

We have a team target of raising £600 for Bluebell wood, we would be grateful if you would like to sponsor us!

Sponsor us 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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Top chemical jobs in this week: 26/03/2015

Here are our two top favourite chemical jobs in this week: 26/03/2015

 

Applications Chemist job

  • This role requires a candidate with significant proven experience in formulation within the polymers/ waxes industry, who is happy to work in a hands on role as well as to travel with work where necessary.
  • If you’re interested in this role but don’t have the required experience, related industries include the coatings, adhesives and inks/ dyes industries. Gaining experience of working within R&D but also in analysis, scale up and customer support would be a good basis for securing a role like this in the future.

Read the full job description here

 

Quality Control Manager job

  • This is a senior level role within management. The company requires a candidate who has specific knowledge of formal quality systems, operating to ISO9000 standards as well as significant proven industrial experience in both QC & development and management of numerous staff.
  • In order to take the step up into a management position, aim to gain some experience of organising, project managing, supervising staff and other responsibilities which will showcase the skills necessary to succeed in a managerial role.

Read the full job description here

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Liam chairs REC’s life science meeting

Director and co-founder of the CK Group Liam O’Connell and also Chair of REC’s Life Sciences Executive Committee chaired  the REC’s Life Science meeting.

The REC’s Life Sciences Sector Group met on Thursday the 12th of March at the Royal Society of Chemistry’s sumptuous Burlington House. A total of 35 attendees, claiming literally every seat in the house, discussed the question of ‘third party scientific recruiters: friend or foe?

The event had representatives from Kellys OCG, Fieldglass, Volt and Chemistry World among others arguing their causes.

Here is a short summary of the meeting;

Thorsten Koletschka, Global Talent Strategist for Kelly OCG strongly argued that third party recruiters are recruiters’ friends not foes, stressing recruiters and RPOs can work together as partners. He gave three recommendations for success when working with an RPO or MSP:

  1. Define your unique position within the talent supply chain
  2. Make strategic investments in relationships with your third parties
  3. Know what a high-performing programme looks like and avoid those that will not work for you.

Claire Bubb, Programme Manager at Volt Consulting Group, also argued that recruiters and third parties can work together, discussing in detail Volt’s experiences as a Managed Service Provider for Pfizer. This relationship has been highly successful, with 100% of hiring managers at Pfizer happy with their services and 97% considering it fast and efficient.

Mikael Lindmark, Vice President at Fieldglass, discussed their services and the growing demand for internal oversight and control of recruitment processes. He also examined the changing demographic and technological trends impacting on recruitment, pointing out that non-payroll labour is now the largest spending category for many companies, totalling $3.3 trillion annually.

Following the presentations there was a panel discussion and questions from attending members. The key take away message from the session was that third party scientific recruiters are now an established part of supply chains for large companies and recruiters must learn to work with them.

Adam Brownsell, Editor of Chemistry World spoke on behalf of the Royal Society of Chemistry, focusing on the recruitment channels offered by the magazine.

Lastly, Kevin Green, CEO of the REC gave a brief update on the REC’s Scale Up Live Campaign, which helps members to grow their business, and the REC’s manifesto for the 2015 Election

 

This meeting was very productive and each member took away new and interesting thoughts. The event would not have been possible without the efforts of the Life Sciences Executive Committee and in particular the chair, Liam O’Connell.

 

Find out more about Liam here

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Science jobs of the week: 19/03/2015

Here are our latest science jobs in this week: 19/03/2015

 

Midlands:

Chemist – Greater Birmingham

Laboratory Technician – Gloucestershire

Laboratory Technician – Nottingham

Applications Chemist, West Midlands

 

Yorkshire:

QC Scientist (ELISA/Protein) – Yorkshire

Regulatory Affairs Assistant – Leeds

MCERTS Level 1 Stack Monitoring Technician –  Sheffield

 

North West:

Development Scientist – Protein Purification – Liverpool

 

North East:

QA Officer in Newcastle

Senior Analyst – County Durham

 

Scotland:

Laboratory Manager in the Scottish Borders

Laboratory Validation Specialist – Scotland

 

South East:

Lubricant Consultant – Hampshire

Site Chemist – Bedfordshire

Polymer Scientist – Hertfordshire

Laboratory Technician – Hertfordshire

 

 

Search our latest jobs here

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Science jobs of the week: 5/3/2015

Here are out latest science jobs of the week 5/3/2015:

 

Canada:

LC-MS/MS Bioanalyst – Montreal

 

South East:

Polymer Scientist – Hertfordshire

Catalyst Technical Specialist – Essex

Senior Quality Assurance Manager with QP status – London

EHS Advisor – Berkshire

Chemistry Manager – Cambridge

Qualified Person – Hertfordshire

Target Validation Scientist – Hertfordshire

Biomarker Scientist – Hertfordshire

Cell Therapy Manufacturing Scientist – London

 

North East:

Stability Analyst– Durham

Microbiology Assistant in Teesside

 

Yorkshire:

Biochemist – Leeds

 

North West:

Biodiesel Sales & Feedstock Procurement Manager – Merseyside

 

Search our latest scientific jobs here

 

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Science jobs of the week: 26/02/2015

Here are our latest science jobs in this week 26/02/2015:

Midlands:

Technician (Chromatography / HPLC) – West Mids

Technical Manager, Warwickshire

 

Yorkshire:

Senior Compliance Officer – Yorkshire

Manufacturing Process Engineer – Leeds

 

South East:

Catalyst Technical Specialist – Essex

Laboratory Assistant – London

Chemist – Bedfordshire

Associate Scientist – Hertfordshire

Laboratory Analyst – Sussex

Process Microbiologist – Sussex

 

North East:

Supplier Quality Assurance Officer – Teesside

QC Lab Technician – Sunderland

Quality Improvement Engineer – Co. Durham

 

North West:

Laboratory Technician (Haematology)

Microbiologist (Food) – North West

 

If these jobs are not the perfect fit for you, search our other science jobs here

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