NPD Project Research Scientist – Warwickshire

Victoria Walker is recruiting for a New Product Development Project Research Scientist to join a textiles manufacturer for the medical devices industry based in Warwickshire, on a full time, permanent basis.

As a NPD Project Research Scientist, the main purposes of your role will be to:

  • Support the company’s development strategy by developing new products and making improvements to existing products and manufacturing processes.
  • Develop knowledge of existing products, markets and regulatory environment
  • Play an important role in the planning, evaluation and delivery of projects from initial concepts through laboratory development, pilot scale production to commercialisation

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Quality Systems Engineer – Leeds

Alex Tosney at CK Science is recruiting for a number of Quality Systems Engineers to join a leading medical devices company based in Leeds. This role is initially contracted for 6 months however it could be extended further.

As a Quality Systems Engineer your main responsibility will be to produce and maintain appropriate and comprehensive quality process specifications as required during the development and implementation of new products.

As a Quality Systems Engineer, some of the skill you will need include:

  • HNC or Engineering degree
  • A number of years engineering experience, ideally have served an engineering apprenticeship

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CK Science Salary Survey 2013

Your chance to complete the 2013 CK Science Salary Survey is almost over.

Science jobsThe science salary survey will be closing at the end of February so this is the last chance you will have to  take part. It takes only 5 minutes to complete, and your participation will help us understand what the 2012 science salary brackets were. The results of this survey will be published and will help you with your job and salary expectations for 2013.

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New Science park creates over 2000 jobs

ThA new-state-of-the-art Science park will bring 2,000 jobs to Wiltshiree Swindon Advertiser has reported that a new state-of-the-art science park will be developed at Porton in Wiltshire creating more than 2,000 jobs over a 10-year-period and bringing national and international investment into the area.

Wiltshire Council and a joint development company, comprising Trebor Developments LLP and Wrenbridge Land Limited, will develop the science park. The successfully bided  for £10m funding from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). This will help kick-start the first phase of the science park project, creating the infrastructure for the planned 355,000 sq ft science park and a new 23,000 sq ft innovation centre

This new science park will  provide facilities for science- and research-based industries and could attract £70m of private sector investment over the next 10 years.

 

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Pharmaceutical Export Sales Manager – Home working

Jason Johal at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Pharmaceutical Export Sales Manager for an amazing role with an MHRA licensed pharmaceutical manufacturing organisation based in London on a full time, permanent basis.

Responsibilities:

This newly formed Pharmaceutical Export Sales Manager role offers a blank canvas in regards to where you can take it and what you can achieve. It would be ideal for a person with an “explorer” personality and for someone looking for a role with autonomy, challenges and happy to travel globally.

The company are looking for someone that can grow their export business by developing strategies, using current/new contacts within Europe, the Middle East and by utilising their regulatory and pharmaceutical knowledge.

As an Export Sales Manager you will:

  • Develop the overall sales strategy plan for export sales
  • Plan and manage overseas sales through direct customers, distributors and other relevant sales outlets
  • Identify potential partners / distributors / countries for export opportunities
  • Manage export accounts to achieve sales targets, liaising closely with the Sales & Marketing Director, to develop and maximise all sales opportunities
  • Negotiate and manage contracts for sales/ distribution as required to enable effective trading, operations and customer relations
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of local requirements for pharmaceuticals, medical devices and “specials”.
  • Develop export programmes to promote new products and actively support all product promotions to customers
  • Liaise with customers services to process orders, enquiries, sample requests, catalogue requests and offer quotations
  • Deal with customer complaints in a professional and helpful manner
  • Organise and attend customer visits and represent company at trade shows as part of an agreed plan
  • Manage the movement of products in and out of the country in accordance with organisational policy and procedure, and to comply with relevant local, country and international law and process
  • Manage the necessary administration and documentation for the efficient, cost-effective and lawful execution of all export activities. Liaising with regulatory, finance and other departments as required

Qualifications:

The successful applicant for this Export Sales Manager will have the following qualifications, skills & experiences:

  • An experienced Pharmaceutical export sales professional
  • An understanding and experience of setting up distributors in overseas markets
  • Knowledge or experience of the ophthalmology (highly advantageous not essential)
  • The ability to travel for prolonged periods of time
  • A working knowledge of regulatory issues overseas
  • The ability to develop and execute coherent business strategies and plans
  • A detailed understanding of Pharmaceutical industry
  • Be self motivated (minimum supervision required)
  • Strong Communication skills (Verbal and Written)
  • A second European language would be an advantage but is not essential

Benefits:

This Pharmaceutical Export Sales Manager role is a really exciting job for a pharmaceutical sales professional as it offers the opportunity to establish and then develop your own strategies and the freedom to build your career in the direction you want to go.  If successful, you will be joining a Specials Manufacturer with a growing portfolio of branded licensed products coupled with a world renowned reputation. In return there is an attractive salary, coupled with excellent benefits and travel opportunities.

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Please contact Jason for more details.

How to apply:

Apply online:

To apply for this Export Sales Manager position, contact Jason Johal via email: jjohal@ckscience.co.uk or 01438 723 500. Please quote reference ST25513 in all correspondence.

 

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GSK invest 10 million euros at their facility in Sligo, Ireland

Pharmatimes have reported that GlaxoSmithKline has decided to keep open its facility in Sligo Ireland and will instead invest 10 million euros into the plant.

GSK acquired the facility in Sligo when GSK bought the dermatology specialist Stiefel Laboratories for up to $3.6 billion in 2009.

There will be some jobs cuts at the plant over the next two years, which currently employs 180 people, with a “gradual” reduction to 120. However, GlaxoSmthKline estimated there would be an additional 50 jobs added in 2014 as the plant improved skills and capacity.

 

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UK stem cell pioneer shares Nobel Prize in Medicine

The BBC has reported that two pioneers of stem cell research have shared the Nobel prize for medicine and/ or physiology

John Gurdon from the UK and Shinya Yamanaka from Japan have been jointly awarded the prize for their work in transforming specialised cells into stem cells, which can become any other type of cell in the body. It is hoped the techniques discovered will revolutionise medicine by using a sample of a person’s skin to create stem cells.

Prof Anthony Hollander, the head of cellular and molecular medicine at the University of Bristol, said: “This joint Nobel Prize traces and celebrates the wonderful scientific journey from John Gurdon’s pioneering early work to the sensational discovery of somatic cell reprogramming by Shinya Yamanaka. It’s fantastic news for stem cell research.”

The prize was awarded this morning at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, and is the most coveted award in medical science. The Nobel committee said these winners  had “revolutionised” science

 

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Latest Science Jobs in the UK and Ireland – 08/10/12

Here is a list of our latest science jobs in the UK. Click on the links below to find out more and be the first to apply:

North West:

Chemical Process Engineer – Chemicals, Merseyside

Analytical Chemist – Petrochemicals, Cheshire

Home counties:

Labortory Team Leader – Materials, Berks

P/T Laboratory Technician – Hertfordshire

Assay Development Scientist – West Sussex

Section Head, PK/PD – West Sussex

Ireland:

Project Engineer, Medical Devices, Ireland

Midlands:

Scientific Officer – East Midlands

Microbiology Laboratory Manager – Lincolnshire

Switzerland:

Manufacturing Engineer – Switzerland

North East:

Analytical Chemist in Teesside

QA And Reg Affairs Officer in Tyneside

GC/GCMS Analyst in North East England

Molecular Biologist in Teesside

Analytical Chemist in Teesside

Protein Scientist In Teesside

Scotland:

Method Development Analyst in Dundee

Yorkshire:

Senior Study Director-Protein Chemistry, Yorkshire

Study Director – (Protein Chemistry) – Yorkshire

 

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Allergans Botox receives UK approval for treatment of MS/spinal injury

CK Science - Scientific Recruitment AgencyPharmaTimes have reported that Allergan’s Botox is now licensed in the UK for patients who have continence issues because of multiple sclerosis or a spinal injury.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has give Allergan permission to use Botox (botulinum toxin type A) for managing urinary incontinence caused by neurogenic detrusor overactivity due to subcervical spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis (MS),

Professor Christopher Chapple, Urology Department, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield NHS Trust and a key investigator in the neurogenic detrusor overactivity registration trials, has welcomed the new license, noting that “being able to better control and manage bladder function can be life-changing for patients”.

 

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UCB launches its new biotechnology facility

PharmaTimes has reported that UCB has launched its 65 million euro pilot biotechnology plant in Belgium.

The new facility is located at its Braine-l’Alleud site and will employ 100 employees. This new facility will produce cell culture-based therapeutic proteins that are dedicated to accelerating the availability of new drugs for severe diseases with a focus on the research and clinical trial phases

This new facility is designed enable UCB to improve its biological medicines.

Chief executive Roch Doliveux said that “today, 33% of drugs for human use worldwide are of biotechnological origin and represent more than half of UCB’s current R&D pipeline”. He added that “with this bio pilot plant, we will more rapidly initiate clinical studies of new antibody-based therapeutics”.

 

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Novartis’s rare cancer drug is launched in the UK

Pharmatimes have reported that Novartis have launched their new drug Jakavi which means for the first time patients in the UK with a rare form of blood cancer will now have access to this targeted therapy

Jakavi (ruxolitinib) is a first-in-class JAK 1 and JAK 2 inhibitor, and is now available to treat patients in the UK with disease-related enlarged spleen or various forms of myelofibrosis, which affects around 0.34-0.76 people in every 100,000.

Myelofibrosis is a rare, potentially life-threatening blood cancer characterised by bone marrow failure, enlarged spleen and debilitating symptoms including extreme fatigue, poor quality of life and weight loss, and shortened survival.

Jakavi received EU approval at the end of August 2012

 

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Almac Group launch a NGS service – Northern Ireland

Pharmatimes have reported that the Northern Ireland based Almac Group is introducing a Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) service to expand its solutions supporting the development of personalised medicine.

Almac has said that the service will support Almac’s biopharmaceutical partners in developing molecular tests for enriching clinical trials and establishing companion diagnostics, with a specific focus on targeted re-sequencing,

Professor Paul Harkin, president and md of Almac’s Diagnostics business unit and Professor of Molecular Oncology at Queen’s University Belfast said “There are only a limited number of platforms that are truly amenable to diagnostic delivery. The NGS field has now moved to a point where it is a viable delivery platform and as such is a logical addition to our suite of services”

 

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Automation Engineer – County Limerick

Hannah Milward at CK Science is recruiting for an Senior Automation Engineer x10 to join a medical devices manufacturer based in County Limerick, on a full time, 12 month contract basis.

Responsibilities:

As Senior Automation Engineer, the main purpose of your role will be to develop machine design control systems including servo motion and high speed device integration.

Further responsibilities of this Senior Automation Engineer will include the following:

  • Develop, test and install PLC and control software as part of a highly automated, high volume 24/7 validated production environment 
  • Develop Functional and Detailed Design Specifications from User Requirement Specifications 
  • Develop high quality PLC and HMI code from Functional and Detailed Design Specifications 
  • Work within a cross functional multidisciplinary team environment. 
  • Participates within project teams, provide technical support and make informed decisions on hardware and architecture selection. 
  • Fault-find complex automation equipment 
  • Maintain comprehensive documentation of code to Medical Device standards 
  • Prioritize multiple tasks while working to tight schedules 

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities: 

  • Develop machine control software involving servo pneumatic and data control. 
  • Participate among cross-functional teams to ensure projects are delivered on time and to required quality standards.
  • Develop, debug and validate Control System software programs 
  • Analyse, understand, fault-find and modify automation software

Qualifications and skills:

As Senior Automation Engineer, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering, or equivalent
  • Several years experience working with relevant equipment/systems
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Ability to organize, plan and execute multiple tasks to tight schedules 
  • Highly motivated self-starter 
  • Ability to document own work clearly and precisely 
  • Strong communication skills    

The job:

As Senior Automation Engineer you will be working with a global medical devices manufacturer based in County Limerick with the following terms:

  • 12 month temporary contract role
  • 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week

HoHannah Milward - Recruiter at CK Sciencew to apply:

Apply online:

For more information or to apply for this Senior Automation Engineer position please contact Hannah Milward on 0114 283 9956 or email hmilward@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference SH25103 in all correspondence.

 

 

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£2.8 billion renewable energy investment in Scotland

Scottish Development International has reported that Scotland’s renewable energy industry has attracted £2.8 billion capital investment since 2009.

Onshore wind accounts for 57 percent of total investment with 21 percent going to offshore wind. The rest of the investment has been deivded between wave and tidal energy, solar photovoltaic, hydro energy, landfill gas and biofuels.

Niall Stuart, chief executive of Scottish Renewables said “These figures show Scotland’s renewables industry is very much bucking the economic trend.  During the downturn our industry has delivered some £2.8bn of much needed capital investment in our economy.  This has helped to grow the supply chain, secure the future of many companies and support more than 11,000 jobs”

 

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GSK,Unilever and Syngenta join alliance as part of the Olympics Global Hunger Summit

The Department of International Development has reported that as part of the Olympic Global Hunger Summit, GSK , Unilever and Syngenta have joined a business alliance to face the growing problem.

The Prime Minister and the Brazilian Vice President, Michel Temer were joined by double Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah to urge a global drive to boost nutrition.

The two leaders hosted a high-level meeting bringing together representatives from international governments, charities and businesses at Downing Street on the day of the closing ceremony of the London Olympics. They urged the world to take decisive action before the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio to transform the life chances of millions of children by improving their nutrition.

Three new initiatives were announced on these areas, one of these is that some leading UK companies such as Unilever, Syngenta and GSK will work to find ways to make nutritious food available to poor families at prices they can afford.

 

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Grapefruit juice provides anti-cancer benefits

As reported by WorldPharmaNews, results of a clinical trial have showed that a glass a day of grapefruit juice lets patients derive the same benefits from an anti-cancer drug as they would get from more than three times as much of the drug by itself.

Researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine study the effects that foods can have on the uptake and elimination of drugs used for cancer treatment.

In the study, they found that eight ounces a day of grapefruit juice can slow the body’s metabolism of a drug called sirolimus, which has been approved for transplant patients but may also help many people with cancer.

Patients who drank eight ounces a day of grapefruit juice increased their sirolimus levels by 350 percent. A drug called ketoconazole that also slows drug metabolism increased sirolimus levels by 500 percent.

The hope is that this combination could help patients avoid side effects associated with high doses of the drug and reduce the cost of the medication.

 

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Quality Manager – County Durham

Heather Deagle at CK Science is recruiting for an experienced Quality Manager or Qualified Person to work in Sterile production for a major pharmaceutical company based in Durham on a temporary basis initially until the end of the year.

Responsibilities:

The mail function of this Quality Manager role is to provide support for the area on managing issues/deviations to free up time for the Batch Release QP to focus on improvements.

As a Quality Manager you will have the following responsibilities:

  • To lead and direct investigative work into products failing to meet requisite standards (and regulatory issues). Also to develop and agree corrective actions arising from such incidents.
  • Lead deviation investigation clinics, coaching where applicable. To lead, prioritize and provide an effective
  • Product Release Service which ensures that all products released for sale or further processing have a quality appropriate to their intended use i.e. comply with Company GMP standards, Product Quality Specifications and Regulatory requirements.
  • Provide GMP advice on an on going basis
  • Support and influence Quality Improvements to reduce rejects, deviations, complaints and increase productivity.

Qualifications and skills:

The successful candidate for this Quality Manager role will have the following qualifications:

  • Qualified Person status
  • Grad (or equivalent) with several years proven post qualification experience in the pharmaceutical or allied industry
  • Experience in handling regulatory affairs
  • Detailed knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practice requirements within major pharmaceutical markets.

How to apply:

Apply online:

For more information or to apply for this role please contact Heather Deagle on 0191384 8905 or email hdeagle@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH24906 in all correspondence.

 

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Science Jobs in Ireland

Hannah Milward and Naynesh Mistry at CK Science currently have quite a few exciting vacancies in Ireland.

Hannah and Naynesh have made a short video featured below to give us more information about these jobs:

 

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Here are is a bit more information for  the jobs mentioned in the video, please click on the links:

Materials Development Engineer – Ireland

Materials Engineer (Polymer Chemist)

Metrology Engineer – Ireland

Validation Engineer, Medical Devices

 

How to apply:

If you would like more information or to apply for one of these jobs please contact Hannah or Naynesh on 0114 283 9956 or email hmilward@ckscience.co.uk / nmistry@ckscience.co.uk

                 

 

 

 

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Product Evaluation Engineer – South Wales

Hannah Milward at CK Science is recruiting a Product Evaluation Engineer to join a leading medical device organisation at their site in South Wales on a temporary basis for the duration of 9 months

The Job:

The main purpose of the Product Evaluation Engineer will be to improve the success of New Product Developments (NPD). The Product Evaluation Engineer has responsibility for the generation of documentation and conduct of testing to support the Product Evaluation Engineer activities within NPD projects. The Product Evaluation Engineer shall ensure that valid and robust data is obtained and documented during execution of validation and verification activities.

 

Responsibilities:

The main responsibilities of this Product Evaluation Engineer position will be to:

  • Produce design verification protocols, reports and perform the product testing where necessary
  • Design, develop and validate appropriate test method
  • Participate in NPD phase reviews, presenting the results and progress summaries of activities for which they are responsible
  • Ensure clinical model definition – translation of the intended clinical usage of a device into a definition in quantifiable engineering terms of the operational and environmental conditions that the device must withstand
  • Participate in risk management and FMEA exercises
  • Review and contribute to the necessary design input documents
  • Interface with design, marketing, clinical, manufacturing and quality teams to ensure the product evaluation function is fully integrated within the NPD team
  • Conduct programmes for extended life / reliability testing of new products
  • Analyse and report on Customer Enquiries
  • All other essential related duties as required

Qualifications and skills:

As a Product Evaluation Engineer, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Graduate or equivalent calibre in science, engineering or technology discipline with demonstrable relevant experience, preferably within the medical device industry
  • Experience of quality or product test fields
  • Good organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Concern for quality and standards
  • Customer focus
  • Written communication skillsHannah Milward - Recruiter at CK Science

How to apply:

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For more information or to apply for the Product Evaluation Engineer position please contact Hannah Milward on 0114 2839956 or email hmilward@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH24715 in all correspondence.

 

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