Laboratory Technician – Aberdeen

Graeme Pallas is recruiting for a Laboratory Technician to work for an Oil and Gas service company at their site in Aberdeen on a temp to perm basis.

Responsibilities include carrying out chemical analysis, as well as control fluids, chemicals and consumables in the laboratory.

Excellent IT skills and previous experience operating in an Oil and Gas laboratory environment are prerequisites of this position.

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Chemist – Derbyshire

Victoria at CK Science is recruiting a Chemist to join an adhesive manufacturing company based in Derbyshire, on a full time, permanent basis.

The ideal candidate will have experience in an industrial laboratory and are confident in formulation and development.

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Shift Chemist – Teesside, UK

Barney Smith at CK Science is recruiting for a Shift Chemist to join a global inspection company to work in an analytical laboratory in Teesside.

Responsibilities:

The Shift Chemist role involves analytical testing of Oil, Gas and Chemicals using GC, GC-MS, AA, IC, UV, IR and wet chemistry. The role will also involve working on site, at heights and in confined spaces.

Qualifications:

As a Shift Chemist you must be qualified to minimum degree level in chemistry or related subject or possess equivalent industrial experience. A flexible approach to working will be required as you will be working around shipping itineraries.

The company:

The company are a global inspection company with offices worldwide.  The company culture is to promote from within so with flexibility on location there will be opportunities to progress your career.

Barney Smith - Manager at CK ScienceHow to apply:

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For more information or to apply for these contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH24897 in all correspondence.

 

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Technical Specialist (Analytical Chemist) – North East England

Barney Smith at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Technical Specialist in analytical chemistry to join a company that provides analytical services for the oil, gas, environmental and petrochemical industries to be based in the North East of England.

Responsibilities:

As a Technical Specialist with extensive knowledge and experience in analytical instrumentation such as GC, GC-MS, ICP, AA, UV, IR and KF, you will provide technical support and troubleshooting in instrumentation installation, validation, method development and maintenance to laboratories UK wide.  You will work with company Laboratory, Technical and QA Managers on instrumentation projects and provide technical support to other departments.

Qualifications and skills:

The successful candidate for this Technical Specialist role must be qualified to minimum HNC/HND in chemistry or related subject or possess equivalent commercial experience.  It is essential that you have an in-depth knowledge and proven track record in method development, validation and instrumentation maintenance within analytical chemistry.

How to apply:

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For more information or to apply for this Technical Specialist role please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH23780 in all correspondence.

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GSK laboratory to help seek out Olympic drug cheats

As reported by London 2012, the pharmaceutical giant, GlaxoSmithKline have unveiled their Anti Doping Laboratory for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The laboratory which is in Harlow, Essex will be operated by both scientists and leading experts from Kings College London. It will test 6, 250 samples throughout the duration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, which is many more than have been tested in previous Games.

The new drug testing laboratory will employ over 1,000 staff to work within the anti-doping process, as well as 150 scientists who will carry out the testing. The team will be lead by Professor David Cowan from the Drug Control Centre at King’s College London. The laboratory will be in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Sir Andrew Witty, CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, said: ‘As a science-based organisation, GSK is well placed to help deliver the scale and cutting edge technology required to run an operation like the anti-doping facility for London 2012.

‘We have worked with King’s to put systems in place to enable this laboratory to test more samples than any previous Games and at the same time developing a blueprint for doping operations at future Games.’

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Cambridge introduces ‘hot-labbing’ to biotech entrepreneurs and start-ups

As reported by Business Weekly, a new partnership between The Babraham Research Campus and The University of Cambridge’s ideaSpace is set to create 410 new biotech jobs.

The agreement will allow early-stage biotech companies and entrepreneurs to gain access to both the laboratory facilities at The Babraham Research Campus, and the co-working community at the ideaSpace. This will therefore add an exciting new component to the start up ecosystem in Cambridge.

Babraham traditionally helps early stage biotech companies and entrepreneurs through programmes like the Biotechnology Investment Forum and the Cambridge Bio-Academic Showcase. However, this new collaboration would allow the Institute to reach a new audience – entrepreneurs from ideaSpace.

Entrepreneurs at ideaSpace will now be able to essentially partake in a spot of ‘hot-labbing’ – whereby they get part-time access to the laboratory facilities at the Babraham Institute. ideaSpace has been mainly high tech and software focused, but the new ‘hot-labbing’ agreement will allow them to attract members from other sectors.  This is explained by Dr Belinda Clarke, director of External Relations at ideaSpace, “The superb facilities at Babraham can help ideaSpace support a wider range of members from different sectors who require such specialist facilities.”

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Scientists grow sperm in the laboratory

As reported by The Telegraph, scientists in Germany and Israel have been able to grow mouse sperm in the laboratory.

The team of scientists were lead by Professor Stefan Schlatt at Muenster University were able to grow sperm cells in a laboratory dish using germ cells – the cells in the testicles that are responsible for sperm production.

This incredible breakthrough could enable infertile men to father their own children. Speaking of the discovery, Stephen Gordon, a leading NHS male infertility consultant stated, “Infertile men naturally want to be the father of their child but at present have to accept that can’t happen. With the mouse discovery, that could now be a possibility.”

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Temporary Microbiologist – West Midlands

Hannah Milward is currently recruiting for a Microbiologist to join a life sciences company at their site in the West Midlands.  

The company:

The company are looking to recruit a Microbiologist for an initial duration of 3 months, they operate internationally, to provide a comprehensive range of analytical support services drawing on the latest developments in biotechnology.  The Group specialises in delivering analytical testing services to clients from a wide range of industries including the pharmaceutical, food and environmental sectors.

The role:

This Microbiologist role will involve laboratory support and testing of samples. 

Skills required:

The ideal candidate for this Microbiologist role will have a background in science ideally microbiology. They will also have knowledge of ISO & UKAS as well.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Microbiologist role please contact Hannah Milward on 0114 2839956 or email hmilward@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference SH23088 in all correspondence.

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Analytical Chemist – (ICP, HPLC) Scotland

Barney Smith is currently looking for an Analytical Chemist to join an analytical laboratory based in Scotland.

Responsibilities:

As an Analytical Chemist you will be responsible primarily for analysis of oil, gas and chemical samples using ICP, IC and HPLC.  You will also supervise staff, collect samples from sites and calibrate and validate instrumentation. 

Qualifications:

The successful candidate for this Analytical Chemist role must be qualified to minimum HNC/HND level in chemistry or related subject or possess equivalent industrial experience.  In addition, you will have a proven track record using the above instrumentation ideally in a supervisory role. 

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Analytical Chemist role, please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk.   Please quote reference DH23071 in all correspondence.

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Senior Laboratory Technical Specialist – UK

Barney Smith is looking for a Senior Laboratory Technical Specialist to join his client who provides analytical services to the oil & gas industry.  They are looking for a technical specialist to provide analytical support to their labs UK wide.

Responsibilities:

For this Senior Laboratory Technical Specialist role you will be required to provide technical leadership to labs including installing equipment, method validation and development, staff training, compliance with in house and national standards, act as company representative at external audits and support all Quality and Technical Managers.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this Senior Laboratory Technical Specialist role must be qualified to minimum HNC/HND in chemistry or related subject or possess equivalent industrial experience.  You must also have thorough knowledge and experience of LIMS, analytical instrumentation, quality systems and customer support.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Senior Laboratory Technical Specialist role please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk

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Analytical Chemist Job (Oil & Gas) – Hampshire, UK

Our client, an industry leading Analytical Testing Laboratory specialising in testing of samples from the Oil & Gas and Petrochemical industries, are currently looking for two Analytical Chemists to join their Laboratory facilities based in Hampshire, UK.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a growing Analytical Testing Laboratory, which in return offers an attractive salary depending on experience, excellent benefits as well as strong career progression opportunities both onshore and offshore.

 

Responsibilities:

Working as an Analytical Chemist, you will be responsible for the analysis of Chemical or Gas based samples, using a wide range of physical property analysis (ASTM, IP) and analytical techniques such as ICP, AA and GC. Working in a busy, customer facing laboratory, you will also be required to monitor quality standards in the laboratory (UKAS, ISO); liaise with customers regarding results of analysis as well as the possible opportunity of analysis in-situ at customer sites.

 

Person Specification:

To be considered for this Analytical Chemist role, you will have a degree in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry or a related discipline (or equivalent) and a demonstrated background in an Analytical function within the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical or Environmental industries.

 

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For more information or to apply for this Analytical Chemist position, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential. Please quote reference ST21214 in all correspondence.

 

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Lab Supervisor Job – North East, UK

Our client is a large organisation looking for a Lab Supervisor to set up the expansion and run their environmental laboratory based in the North East, UK.

Working to MCerts and UKAS standards, as Lab Supervisor, you will be responsible for analysis of samples and method development of instrumentation including GC-MS, Headspace GC, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, Thermal Desorption and wet chemistry techniques. In addition you will be responsible for planning work forthe laboratory, supervising staff and dealing with quality issues.

The ideal candidate for this Lab Supervisor role will be qualified to minimum HND in chemistry or related subject or possess equivalent industrial experience. You must also have a proven track record in analysis and method development within an MCerts laboratory.

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For more information, or to apply for this Lab Supervisor position, please contact Barney Smith at CK Science on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH20543 in all correspondence.

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Intertek to Open Testing Laboratory in Korea

Scientific researchThe worldwide group of, testing laboratories Intertek has announced that it will be opening its first consumer goods testing laboratory for textiles, apparel and soft home furnishing in Seongsu-dong, Seoul, Korea.

Intertek have stated that the establishment of the laboratory came about in direct response to an increase in demand from customers in the region, including textile manufacturers, suppliers and exporters, for efficient, cost-effective quality and safety testing to enable them to meet increasingly stringent international standards and regulations.

The new laboratory provides innovative services, including fibre identification, feather and down testing, flammability, care label instruction, performance testing and eco-textile certification. In addition to testing services, Intertek’s Korea laboratory also offers consultation and training services.

It  is strategically positioned close to the manufacturing sites and customers’ buying offices – this will allow the company to respond to the ever-changing textile and apparel regulations, as well as global industry standards.

Calvin Yam, regional president of Asia Pacific at Intertek, said: “Intertek has been highly regarded as a testing and quality solutions partner across a variety of industries in Korea for more than 40 years. Intertek’s reputation for efficiency and rapid response has earned us the largest market share of textile testing in the world and we are excited to now offer this expertise to manufacturers, suppliers and exporters in Korea.”

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New £90m University of Liverpool Laboratory

iStock_000006963239Medium1-300x299Work on a new £90m  research laboratory  at the University of Liverpool is now under way. The laboratory will accommodate 600 researchers.

A spokeswoman from the University of Liverpool stated, The development will support research in three key areas in which Liverpool already has an international standing – infectious diseases, cancer, and digestive diseases.

“The facility will provide an inter-disciplinary research environment to enable scientists to contribute more effectively to the major health challenges of the 21st century.”

The research teams which will mobve into the new laboraotry currently work in the Duncan Building and the University Clinical Development Department – both parts of the Royal Liverpool Hospital.

The first phase of the Unniversity of Liverpool development is planned to be finished by July 2011.

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New Addition to Liverpool Science Park

An innovation centre has been opened at Liverpool’s science park.

The innovation centre, called ic2 has been funded by both the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) and the European Objective One.

The innovation centre will provide facilities such as laboratory equipment, flexible tenancy agreements, specialist business support and high-speed broadband to the science companies in the area.

According Mark Hughes, the Executive Director of the NWDA, the scientific sector is a crucial player in driving the economy in the region.

“The launch of the second innovation centre at [Liverpool Science Park] will help to attract new science and knowledge-based companies to the city, as well as enabling existing companies to expand, creating new jobs and bringing in new investment,” he added.

Since it’s opening in 2006, the Liverpool’s science park has attracted 22 science companies to the area.

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Technical Manager based in the North-Mid Wales/ North West of England Area

Our client, a key player within the Chemical Sector, are currently looking for a Technical Manager to join their team based in the North-Mid Wales/North West of England area.Technical Manager will lead the technical department ensuring it effectively and efficiently meets the current and future needs of the business.

The roles and responsibilities of this Technical Manager position will include:

  • Leading and managing the Technical and Laboratory Functions.
  • Ensuring efficient management systems, working practices and reporting systems are in place.
  • To reorganise the department into a flexible, efficient resource that meets the varying technical needs of the business – today and tomorrow.
  • Clarify the roles and responsibilities within the Technical Department and introduce management by objectives, appraisals and similar techniques to monitor and manage performance and outputs.
  •  Keep abreast of legislative and technology changes and manage the threats and / or opportunities they bring.
  • Establish first class housekeeping, health and safety, MSDS management and similar laboratory procedures.

The ideal candidate for this Technical Manager position will possess an HNC qualification in chemistry or degree in chemistry (or equivalent). Previous experience of working with formulations/ coatings/ paints in a laboratory environment is essential and the candidate will be expected to possess excellent communication, problem solving, leadership, planning and organisation skills and be a good team player. A knowledge of industrial and marine coatings is also desirable but is not essential. Candidates must be eligible to work in the EEA.

 

How to Apply

To hear more or to apply for this Technical Manager role, please contact Victoria Walker on 0114 283 9956 vwalker@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH19409 in all correspondence.

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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.

 

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