Technologist – Warwickshire

Vicki Walker is recruiting for a Technologist to be based at a manufacturing company in Warwickshire.

As a Technologist, your main role will be to engage in important research and development projects within an agreed timescale set out by the business.

An honours degree in Chemistry or Materials Science or equivalent is necessary for this role.

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R&D Organic Chemist – Hartlepool

Sarah Farrow is recruiting for an Organic Chemist to join a research and development team based in Hartlepool at a manufacturing company.

In this role, you will be responsible for the development, technical transfer and scaling up of synthetic processes for new organic modules.

A BSc in Chemistry, or an equivalent subject, is needed for this role, with further postgraduate qualifications being ideal.

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Contractors Feedback

We have recently conducted a survey of our contractors to gather feedback on our performance as a company. With a high response rate we have garnered a significant picture of how satisfied our contractors are to be working with CK. We are proud to say that the overwhelming majority have had a positive experience and are more than happy with the service we provide!

Here are just a few of the responses for our recruiters at CK Science;

  • CK are “more professional and reliable than any other recruitment agencies I have been in contact with.”
  • “Very friendly and easy to approach.”
  • “I wish I could have had the same service throughout my career!”

At CK we strive to provide the best possible service we can, working to find you the positions that you want quickly. We will do our utmost to support and guide you through your job search, ensuring that you know what is happening throughout the process and allaying any worries you may have with expert advice.

If you would like more information on our contracting options, click here.

Alternatively, you can give one of our consultants a call today to talk about what you want from your career.


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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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Biotech campaign: looking at career opportunities

This week as part of our biotechnology campaign we are looking at what career opportunities are available to those entering and progressing their career in manufacturing and production.

At this time the biotechnology industry is experiencing a period of massive growth which is directly impacting on the recruitment of new and experienced staff within the sector. We are now seeing a sharp increase in the demand for staff with new roles being created to help companies progress their product into market accurately and quickly.

The manufacturing side encompasses a wide array of jobs: manufacturing scientists, process scientists, operations management, quality control, site supervision, manufacturing process engineering, validation, quality assurance, supply chain and procurement.

With such a broad spectrum within Biomanufacturing there is a constant need for dynamic and innovative individuals who can cope with the constant fine-tuning to reinvention of manufacturing processes.

If this appeals to you watch our short video on how to progress your career 


Or click here to view our biotech campaign page


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2 x Quality Control Technicians – Liverpool

Alex Tosney is recruiting for two Quality Control Technicians to join a leading coatings manufacturer based in Liverpool on a permanent basis.

The main responsibilities for this role are to proactively carrying out quality control procedures on production power coating samples to ensure a high quality product arrives with the customer on time. The working hours for this position are 10pm – 8am, Monday to Thursday.

To apply for this position you should be able to use a wide range of coatings laboratory test equipment, display structured problem solving skills and have previous experience in a quality control or development laboratory environment.

For more information on these positions, or to apply, click here


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Technical Manager – Lancashire

Victoria Walker is recruiting for a Technical Manager to join an cleaning chemicals manufacturing company based in Lancashire on a permanent basis.

Responsibilities include acting as a strategic interface between key stakeholders on product related matters, creation and maintenance of all QA Systems and be a driver of NPD for the business.

Our client is looking for a professional with a background in the soap/detergent industry and with experience in QA, Regulatory, FMCG, the NPD process and management.

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Engineering Manager – Staffordshire

Victoria Walker is recruiting for an Engineering Manager to join a pigment manufacturing company based in Staffordshire on a full time, permanent basis.

Responsibilities for this position include developing and implementing policies, standards and procedures for all engineering and technical work that is performed and produce a site development and maintenance plan.

Our client requires an engineering professional with significant experience in a chemical production environment and budget/people management responsibilities.

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Value Stream Supervisor – Hertfordshire

Andrew Bolton is recruiting for a Value Stream Supervisor to join an industry leading engineering equipment manufacturer at their site in Hertfordshire on a full time, permanent basis.

Responsibilities in this role include leading value stream initiatives in line with lean manufacturing methodologies across the site, including Safety, Quality, Cost and Growth. In addition you will be supervising 6 director reports and ensuring all operations are carried out in line with Quality and Health, Safety & Environmental policies.

Our client requires someone with proven supervisory experience and knowledge of lead manufacturing methodologies.

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Continuous Improvement Lead – Derbyshire

Alex Tosney is recruiting for a Continuous Improvement lead to join a metal forging and aerospace manufacturing company in Derbyshire for a 6 month contract, on a full time basis.

Your responsibilities would include leading and managing Continuous Improvement projects and activities, including the implementation of the Journey to Process Excellence and PPAP.

So if you have previously worked in a quality position within a manufacturing environment and experience of internal/external auditing this role will be of interest.

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Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy Jobs – London

Jason at CK Science is currently recruiting for a several PhD and BSc level Scientists within Analytical and Process Development to join a centre of excellence for regenerative medicine.  These roles will be based in  London on a full time, permanent basis.


On the Analytical side, we are looking for a Senior Analytical Cell Biologist, Senior Analytical Molecular Biologist, Analytical Molecular Biologist, Analytical Cell Culture Technician and an Assay Technician. The type of skills we are looking for will include:

  • Knowledge of working with stem cells to develop regenerative medicinal products
  • The ability to design and run cell based assays with stem cells
  • The ability to develop a range of cellular based assays to interrogate stem cell function
  • Experience of developing and exploiting potency assays for commercial cell therapies
  • The ability to utilise a wide range of molecular techniques to further explore stem cell function
  • Knowledge of Technology Transfer
  • Tissue Culture
  • Mammalian cell culture
  • Maintaining cell lines
  • The ability to conduct in silico, in vitro and in vivo assays

On the Process side we are looking for a Senior Manufacturing Process Development Scientist, Senior Process Engineer and a Process Scientist. The type of skills we are looking for will include:

  • The ability to develop novel cell therapy medicinal products
  • Experience of interacting with process development scientists in academic and industrial settings Knowledge of progressing research based manufacturing processes to scalable clinical manufacturing protocols suitable for commercial use
  • Experience of providing engineering solutions for aseptic processing, expansion, harvest and filling, of cell therapy products
  • The ability to develop and deliver on defined project plans


The successful candidates will have qualifications, skills & experiences in several of the areas below:

  • Qualified to PhD or BSc level (or equivalent) in a relevant subject
  • Experience working with Stem Cells
  • Experience in Regenerative Medicine
  • Experience working in a research or industry based cell manufacturing environment either with biologics or cell therapies
  • A good understanding of the signalling pathways involved in stem cell renewal/differentiation
  • A sound technical background in cell biology
  • Experience with aseptic processing involving manual processing or automated scale up cell culture technologies
  • Specific knowledge of current flow cytometry techniques
  • Knowledge of RTPCR and Si Ratt assays
  • Experience with documentation and report writing


This exciting initiative is the UK’s response to the translational gap between early-stage research and the later stages of clinical development in regenerative medicine. It is a dynamic new approach to developing products for unmet medical needs.

With brand new facilities consisting of offices and state-of-the-art laboratories in London this is your chance to be part of a dynamic team. Along with an attractive salary and benefits, there is the real opportunity to play a vital role in the next generation of healthcare.

Jason Johal - Manager

Please contact Jason for more details.

How to apply:

To apply for any of these positions or for more information, contact Jason Johal via email: or telephone: 01438 723 500. Please quote reference STCTC7 in all correspondence.


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Aesica creates 100 jobs on Sheppey

Kent Online have reported that Aesica the pharmaceutical company is creating up to 100 jobs on the Isle of Sheppey.

Aesica is creating the jobs at its Queenborough plant over the next three years as the site is prepared for major expansion. The latest development follows the opening last year of a £3m Potent Manufacturing Facility.  Aesica will be looking for candidates with a manufacturing background who are keen to pursue a career or apprenticeship in the pharmaceutical industry.

Simon Clough, managing director of Aesica Formulated Products, said: “This is an exciting time for Aesica and the local community. Not only are we growing as a business, we’re also creating up to 100 new jobs which is a fantastic boost for the region’s economy.

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UK manufacturing to get £6.5m through R&D projects

The Engineer has reported that UK manufacturing is to receive a £6.5m innovation boost through 16 new research and development projects to develop new production technologies

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Technology Strategy Board are to provide grant funding to support the development of new technologies that have the potential to underpin new production processes in a wide range of industrial applications and market sectors. The research will focus on novel manufacturing processes and techniques, resource efficiency and greater environmental sustainability through the efficient disposal or recycling of asset.

Companies including Airbus Operations, GKN Aerospace and Unilever will lead the projects, which will lead to technologies such as innovative car-painting methods, autonomous intelligent machining, the online control of welding processes using ultrasonic test techniques, and sustainable and resource-efficient titanium cutting.

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