Quality Management Systems Officer

Sarah Farrow at CK Science is recruiting for a Quality Management Systems Officer for a position at a leading pharmaceutical company based in Sunderland.

You will mainly be responsible for the preparation, review and update of SOPs, logging and investigating things such as deviations to the norm or customer feedback. In addition to this, you will be involved in auditing and inspections internally and externally.

To be considered for this role, you must have experience in a QA position and be qualified to a HNC level or the equivalent in a relevant scientific field.

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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.

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Offshore Group Newcastle to create 1000 jobs as it enters wind farm market

BBC news reported that Offshore Group Newcastle (OGN) is to create up to 1,000 new jobs after receiving a Government grant to build foundations for offshore wind farms.

DECC’s Offshore Wind Component Technologies Development and Demonstration Scheme will give OGN £640,250 to build the foundation structures for large wind turbine generators in waters over 30 metres (100ft) deep. The steel jacketed foundation, Triton, will be designed and developed by its subsidiary Aquind, at OGN’s new purpose-built facility at its Hadrian Yard in Wallsend.

OGN chief executive David Edwards said: “We are delighted to have been selected for this grant. Government support is especially vital in the early stages of project development……The offshore wind energy market is crucial to Britain’s future energy needs and we will do our utmost to ensure that this grant takes the UK into an even stronger role as the lead player in this sector.”

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Nolato buys British pharmaceutical packaging company Cope Allman Jaycare

Plastics Today reported that Swedish injection molder Nolato has acquired Cope Allman Jaycare, a pharmaceutical packaging company based in the UK

Nolato have bought Cope Allman Jaycare for an initial SEK 179 million (USD $26 million) and a deferred consideration based on earnings up to and including the first quarter of 2014.

Cope Allman Jaycare has a history within pharmaceutical packaging dating back to 1958. The company has 270 employees at its plants in Portsmouth and Newcastle. They have annual sales of around SEK 270 million (USD $39 million), and its customers comprise of a number of international pharmaceutical companies.

Christer Wahlquist, president of Nolato Medical, in a press release said “Nolato already has a strong position in the Scandinavian pharmaceutical packaging market…….This acquisition gives us a local presence in the UK, which is an important part of the global pharmaceutical industry. It also opens doors with a large number of leading international pharmaceutical companies, which are existing customers of Cope Allman Jaycare.”

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North East scientists develop five a day fruit and veg test

As reported by The Journal Live, Scientists at the universities of Aberystwyth and Newcastle have developed a simple urine test to check whether or not patients are eating the recommended five portions of fruit and veg per day.

The prototype urine test can reveal what patients have been eating over the past week by identifying chemical fingerprints of substances that have been created by different foods. So far, chemical fingerprints have been found food fruit and veg such as raspberries, orange juice and broccoli.  The team of scientists believe that soon each food group will be identifiable and that a dip stick test will be available within the next five years.

Speaking of the test, Professor John Draper who lead the team of scientists at Aberystwyth university stated, “It should mean that for the first time researchers will be able to say for certain which items of food help protect against specific diseases, and those that can seriously increase the chance of getting a particular disease.”

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Analytical Chemist – company based in Newcastle, UK

Analytical Chemist needed to join a major pharmaceutical company based in Newcastle, UK. This Analytical Chemist job is initially a temporary contract, but is likely to lead to a permanent role. There are currently up to 5 Analytical Chemist positions available.

Working as an Analytical Chemist you will carry out chemical testing in accordance with approved methods (including HPLC, FTIR, GC) and in compliance with GMP. As an Analytical Chemist you will also be involved in testing products to pre-determined quality standards to meet customer requirements whilst maintaining the highest level of compliance and current Good Manufacturing Practices.

The successful applicant for this Analytical Chemist job will be ideally qualified to a minimum of ONC in Chemistry and be competent in using techniques such as HPLC, GC and FTIR ideally gained within an industrial environment.

The following skills and competencies are also required for this Analytical Chemist position:

  • Planning and organisational skills.
  • Forward thinking and solution focussed.
  • Understanding of testing and laboratory functions.
  • Positive and helpful nature.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to make good decisions.
  • Accuracy.
  • Good communication skills – written and verbal.
  • Good time management and prioritisation.
  • Experience working in a laboratory environment.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading pharmaceutical company which markets a broad range of innovative products in their state of the art laboratories.


How to Apply

If you would like more information, or would like to apply for this Analytical Chemist job, please contact Heather Deagle at CK Science at hdeagle@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH19616 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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