Science job of the week: 02/06/2016

Here is our job of the week, a Head of Crop Development role. This has been chosen as it is a fantastic opportunity to:

  • Join a world leader in plant breeding, agriculture and consultancy for agriculture
  • To become a leading figure in the commercial arm of the business, and being responsible for project delivery to customers worldwide
  • To live in one of the sunniest parts of the UK, in Dundee, currently undergoing massive redevelopment to what is fast becoming one of the most desirable locations offering an excellent quality of life.
  • The primary function of this role is to lead the commercial breeding function of this well established and successful crop research institute on a permanent basis.

Find out more about this exciting job here

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 23rd May 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 23rd May 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 477 Chemistry jobs were published last week, with:

  • 363 permanent roles
  • 114 temporary or contract roles

This week we have tracked a small uplift in the number of scientific jobs being advertised. These roles are predominantly contract and temporary positions, which implies that science recruitment is following the same trend CK is tracking in its other divisions.

We have identified a pattern of behaviour that we are attributing to the upcoming Brexit Referendum and the uncertainty around the UK’s future. As such, CK clients are opting to recruit contract staff rather than commit to permanent expansion of their workforce, thereby safe guarding them against whatever decision comes from the vote. As the results are not due until 23-24 June, we foresee this continuing for the coming weeks.

If you are looking for a new 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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Senior Scientist Video

Tenni Cole-Etti is recruiting for a Senior Scientist to join a leading contract research and testing organisation at their site in Cambridgeshire.

Here is a short video in which Tenni explains more about the job:

For more information, or to apply for this role, please click here


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Jobs of the week! 31/07/14


Here’s a selection of jobs for the week 31/07/14!

South East


Lab Technician – Cambridge

Formulation Development Scientist – Surrey

H&S Advisor – London

Lab Analyst – Berkshire

Production and Quality Manufacturer – Cambridgeshire

Head of Quality – London

Chemist – North London



Lab Technician – Nottingham

Microbiologist – East Midlands

Technologist – Warwickshire

North West


Packing and Logistics Operator – Manchester

Day Analyst – Cheshire

Microbiologist – Blackpool

North East


Purification Team Leader – Billingham

EHS Engineer

Physical Chemist – Grangemouth


For a wider selection of jobs, please use our job search!


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Rob Walker starts at CK Science

  • Rob Walker has recently started at CK Science as a Resourcer based in the Chesterfield office, but working with the Stevenage team.

Rob has extensive experience working within the recruitment industry and whilst he is moving into a new area of recruitment, he is quickly getting to grips with the ins and outs of scientific recruitment.

He will be recruiting across all the scientific sectors, and focusing on both permanent and temporary positions throughout the UK.

Please join us in welcoming Rob to our team!


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Analytical Chemist

Victoria Walker is recruiting for an Analytical Chemist to be based in Staffordshire at a leading chemical manufacturing company.

You will be mainly involved in the quality control aspect of the business, assessing new and existing raw materials, products and environmental systems.

A minimum of an A Level in Chemistry is required, though higher qualifications are preferred, as is proven experience in the industry.

For more information on this role, please click here


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Procurement Manager – Merseyside

Naynesh Mistry is recruiting for a Procurement Manager to join a well-known biotech and pharmaceutical company to be based in Merseyside.

In the main, you will be expected to deliver sourcing projects to ensure adherence to company policies and provide support to the users and the purchasing teams.

For this role, it is necessary to have had extensive experience in a procurement role the manufacturing or scientific sectors, as well as a large amount of SAP knowledge with regards to procurement.

To apply, or to find out more information, please click here


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Trainee Metallurgist – Aberdeen

Barney Smith is recruiting for a Trainee Metallurgist to work in Aberdeen at a testing and inspection company.

The primary responsibility will be to support all departments in failure investigations, as well as being on hand to provide technical support in house and to customers.

You must be qualified to degree level in Materials Science or a comparable subject, or possess the equivalent level of industrial experience.

For further information on this role, please click here


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Regulatory Registration Manager – Buckinghamshire

Andrew Bolton at CK Science is recruiting for a Regulatory Registration Manager to join a Agrochemical Manufacturer at their site in Buckinghamshire on a full time, permanent basis.

As a Regulatory Registration Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Preparation of registration dossiers for submission for pesticide products within Europe (Incl. UK), Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
  • Assist in preparing of labels, data sheets and MSDS information.
  • Ensure Senior Management are aware of changes in regulatory processes & policies that will affect the organisation’s product ranges.
  • Developing strategies for delivering a strong registration portfolio requiring low maintenance & costs.
  • Liaising with registration officials within suppliers, customers and 3rd party / regulatory bodies.

For more information on this role, please click here

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Scientific Jobs of the Week

Here is a selection of our top scientific jobs from the past week


Label Regulatory Reviewer – Switzerland

Complaint Handling Manager  – Switzerland

North East

Biopharmaceutical Scientist – Billingham

Senior Downstream Process Scientist – Teesside

Senior Bioanalytical Scientist – Teesside

Senior Upstream Process Scientist – Teesside

Stability Analyst – North East

Packaging Materials Analyst – North East

Process Technologist – North East

Yorkshire and the Midlands

Laboratory Scientist – West Midlands

Logistics Support Officer – Yorkshire

Process Engineering Manager – Northamptonshire

Development Analyst – Yorkshire

Microbiology Technician – West Midlands

National Planner – West Midlands

South East and London

Analytical Chemist – London

Scientific Assistant – Cambridge

Analyst – Cambridge

Quality Engineer -Surrey

Senior Chemist – Oxfordshire

Search our other jobs here

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Irish breast cancer research investment

Breast cancer researchers from across Ireland collaborate in a project to tackle the disease.

50 experts from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are set to combine their expertise within Ireland’s first Collaborative Cancer Research Centre established by the Irish Cancer Society. Over £6 million is expected to be invested over five years into the centre. Researchers from across Irish universities are to be involved.

The centre, led by William Gallagher of University College Dublin, “will for the first time in Ireland harness the wealth of data available on breast cancer from around the globe to inform new clinical trials and treatments, and link in with world leading scientists and institutions such as the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and the Cambridge Research Institute in the UK.”

If you are looking for a science based job, start your search with CK today!

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Commercial Manager – Liverpool

Alex Tosney at CK Science is recruiting a Commercial Manager for a leading facilities management company based in Liverpool. This is a permanent position within the Solvent recovery area of the business.

As a Commercial Manager your main responsibility will be the control and management of all solvent related commercial and sales activities within the Solvent Recovery Business in order to optimise financial performance in line with agreed guidelines and strategy.

Further responsibilities of this Commercial Manager position are:

  • Responsibility for maintaining solvent tonnage inputs to the company solvent recovery business to meet operational demands and seek commercial opportunities to ensure revenue budgets are achieved and profit is maintained.
  • Budget responsibility for the site specific cost centre in relation to income derived from solvent processing and trading.
  • In conjunction with the field sales managers set targets and agree sales measures and campaigns for the field sales team.

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CK Science’s Jobs of the Week

Here is a selection of our best jobs this week

Northern Ireland

Business Development Manager – Northern Ireland

Validation Manager – Northern Ireland


Quality Engineer – Switzerland

CAPA Consultants – Switzerland

Purchasing Manager – Italy

North East

Pilot Plant Manager – Teesside

Compliance Manager – Teesside

QA Officer – Newcastle

Lincolnshire and the Midlands

Production Assistant – East Midlands

GMP Specialist – Lincolnshire

North West and Yorkshire

Production Team Leader – Blackpool

Heat Treatment Sales Position – West Yorkshire

Southern UK

Product Manager – Hertfordshire

Senior Chemist – Berkshire

Cell Manufacturing Scientist – London

Protein Formulation Scientist – Cambridgeshire

Process Development Engineer – Surrey

Mechanical Technician – Oxfordshire

Design Engineer – Surrey

Service Delivery Scientist – Suffolk

Not what you’re looking for? Click here to search through our other science jobs!

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Sales Executive – Northern UK

Naynesh at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Sales Executive to join a company that supplies the food, dairy, laboratory and agricultural industries with innovative instrumentation, diagnostics and consumables. This post will cover the UK but be home based within North West / North East of the UK and is offered on a full time, permanent basis.

The Sales Executive will be responsible for developing and building the Company’s market share for their range of analytical instrumentation across the Northern UK territory into a variety of different markets, with a primary focus on food and beverage.

As an Sales Executive you will:

  • Be responsible for promoting and selling the Company’s range of analytical instrumentation into the industry on a national level.
  • Target all non-dairy accounts within territory (NW or NE) with key focus on food/ beverages.

Click here for more information on this role

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Newcastle to Host British Science Festival

Newcastle will this year be hosting the British Science Festival from the 7th September.

The festival, which is hosted in a different city each year, is designed to show off the scientific credentials of the city and area. Newcastle University is hosting the festival, which has also associated itself with Northumbria University and the City Council. With a third of events focussing on university research, and trips to local landmarks such as Cragside and the Kielder Observatory, the festival is set to be very local in feel.

Run by the British Science Association, with talks from experts such as Robert Winston and Maggie Aderin-Pocock, the event has been running since 2005 and caters for all kinds of people – school groups, families and adults alike. Interactive events, talks and workshops span the week, which is set to celebrate science, engineering and technology and the effects they have on us all.

If you’re interested in these sectors, why not look at our current vacancies? 

Jobs of the week     

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Senior Regulatory Affairs Officer – Warwickshire

Victoria Walker is recruiting for a Senior Regulatory Affairs Officer to join a textiles manufacturer for the medical devices industry based in Warwickshire, on a full time, permanent basis.

As a Senior Regulatory Affairs Officer, the main purpose of your role will be to become a key player in the addressing regulatory requirements of this company.

Further responsibilities of this Senior Regulatory Affairs Officer will include:

  • Developing and executing the regulatory project plan including applicable regulatory submission schedule deliverables
  • Preparation of Global Regulatory Strategies to support the registration of new and modified products.
  • Preparation of 510(k) submissions and CE Mark Technical files and Design Dossiers.Victoria Walker - Scientific Recruitment Consultant
  • Interfacing with customers, Regulatory Authorities and Notified Bodies to address RA questions and submission issues.

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Jobs of the week     

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CK’s Top Science Jobs This Week

Here is a selection of the best science jobs from the past week:

North East

Development Chemist – Newcastle

Polymer Chemist – Co. Durham

Microbiology Assistant – Teesside

North West

Batch Release Quality Assurance Representative – Liverpool

Northern Ireland

Analytical Team Leader – Northern Ireland

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Application Development Chemist – Derbyshire

Victoria Walker is recruiting for a Junior or Senior Application Development Chemist to join a manufacturer of high-performance chemical adhesives which are sold worldwide, based in Derbyshire on a full time, permanent basis.

The main purpose of your role will be to head up product development of the company’s sealant and adhesive product ranges. The successful candidate will concentrate on the development of new formulations for the sealant and adhesive products and the improvements of existing products to suit the needs of their customers.

Further responsibilities of this Junior or Senior Application Development Chemist will include:

  • Coordination of short and long term development activities for Sealant and Adhesives within the Technical Department and to assist with bringing them to market in a timely and efficient manner in line with the business priorities.
  • Providing assistance with the continual improvement culture, business systems, documentation and to identify cost saving opportunities.

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Immunology Group Leader – Cambridge

Jason at CK Science is currently recruiting for an Immunology Group Leader to join a company specialising in immunogenicity testing and the generation of humanized antibodies, therapeutic proteins and recombinant vaccines based in Cambridge on a full time, permanent basis.

As Immunology Group Leader you will:

  • Be responsible for scheduling and managing multiple simultaneous and overlapping projects for clients around the world.
  • Interact with clients on a scientific level and ensure all reports and data are reviewed and sent to clients within the agreed timescale
  • Manage a team of up to 12 scientists

Click here for more information on this role

Jobs of the week     

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