What are the top pharmaceutical jobs?

The pharmaceutical industry is massive. Ill-health and disease steals tens of millions of lives every year, so a lot of money is invested in the search for new drugs. Many people enter the pharmaceutical industry because they want to make a difference, but it is useful to remember that many pharmaceutical jobs are also very well paid.

The sector is predicted to continue growing over the next five years. The continued development of strategic new drugs and therapeutic vaccines presents great opportunities for scientists and sales reps alike, so if you are considering a career in the pharmaceutical industry, the future looks bright.

Here is a list of the five top pharmaceutical jobs.

1. Biotechnology Senior Research Scientist

Senior research scientists are at the top of their game. They are responsible for managing research projects, making applications for research funding, reporting back on research findings, and keeping a close eye on new technologies. A familiarity with software development and IT is also desirable in the high-tech world of today. To reach this level within a pharmaceutical company, you need to have a broad skillset, which includes project management experience as well as plenty of time served in clinical research.

2. Research Scientists

Research scientists work in the laboratory or out in the field. To qualify for a position as a research scientist, you will need to have experience of laboratory procedures, including setting up and monitoring experiments. Research scientists typically write the proposals for research funding, so excellent writing skills are required, as well as the ability to present findings clearly and concisely.

3. Field Sales Reps

Field sales reps may not have experience of working in a laboratory setting, but they do need to have a thorough understanding of the products they sell. Sales reps are responsible for selling a pharmaceutical company’s products to new and existing customers. Excellent social skills are essential. If you are good at your job, your earnings potential will be very high.

4. Pharmaceutical Financial Analyst

The pharmaceuticals industry is first and foremost a business. Pharmaceutical companies are in the game to make money – serious money – so financial analysts are employed to make sure the business is stable and profitable. Your job is to advise management on which investments are likely to be the most profitable, as well as the areas where cost savings can be made. Pharmaceutical financial analysts will normally have a background in finance rather than pharmaceuticals.

5. Pharmacist

A career as a pharmacist is generally seen as less attractive than medicine, but if you want to be at the cutting edge of pharmaceutical technology whilst retaining a degree of patient interaction, this is the career for you. To get your foot in the door, look for summer internships or placements, as these will give the experience required once you have graduated from university.

Jobs in the pharmaceuticals industry are highly sought after and competition is fierce. You will need the right qualifications and an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline is essential for research-based careers.

 

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Almac cancer research funding boost

Almac has invested £13 million into two cancer research ventures, with £7 million to be spent in Northern Ireland.

The pharmaceutical company, in a partnership with Queen’s University, are set to undertake research into the clinical performance of a drug developed within Northern Ireland. There will also be a project that has the intention of setting up a drug discovery unit in Queen’s Cancer research and Cell Biology centre at Belfast City Hospital.

Almac  is an international organisation providing a comprehensive range of services from research through pharmaceutical development to commercialisation of product. For more information on Almac’s services and the company itself, click here.

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Oxfordshire Science Park to Create 1,000 Jobs

Culham Science Park in Oxfordshire is set to expand, with up to 1,000 new science and technology jobs.

Three new research labs and office space have been discussed at the Abingdon site, and a planning application has been sent to the council. The 1,000 jobs include skilled and unskilled workers, including the construction of the new buildings and the scientists then working in them once they have been completed.

The created jobs are set to expand the workforce at the Science Park by 50%, to near 3,000. Should planning permission be granted, private companies will be invited to move operations to the park, before construction begins. Currently with 2,000 staff and 45 companies, the Culham Science Park is part of Science Vale UK, which includes two other Oxfordshire sites employing over 10,000 people between them. The expanding of the Abingdon site can only boost the area’s scientific centre credentials further.

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Big Biotech companies proving more valuable

Pharmatimes reports today that big biotech companies are frequently demonstrating that they are better positioned to respond to the needs of the healthcare system than big pharmaceutical companies.

As healthcare shifts towards a new value-based focus biotech companies have been seen to outpace their pharmaceutical counterparts in terms of growth income, investment in R&D and market cap over the past three years, according to analysis undertake by life science financial services firm, Burrill & Co.

“As the industry migrates away from an era of the one-size-fits-all blockbuster, the biotechnology industry’s strength at developing innovative therapies that meet unmet medical needs and target the molecular mechanisms of diseases gives it an upper hand in creating value,” said the firm’s chief executive, G Steven Burrill.

Big Biotech experienced a 57% increase in market cap for the three years ended December 31, 2012, as the total value of the group climbed to $260.6 billion from $160.1 billion at the end of 2009, says the analysis. That compared to a 17.4% increase for Big Pharma during the same period as the market cap for the group climbed to a collective $1,257 billion from $1,070 billion.

“The big jump in the value of Big Biotech companies is not just a matter of investor speculation – these companies have had significant clinical and market successes that have driven their value higher,” Mr Burrill points out.

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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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Laboratory Analyst – County Durham

Graeme Pallas at CK Science is recruiting for a Laboratory Analyst to join a blue chip pharmaceutical company at their site in Barnard Castle, County Durham on a contract until the end of the year.

Responsibillities:

As a Laboratory Analyst you will be responsible for:

  • Carrying out analysis on pharmaceutical products and raw materials by HPLC, UV and Dissolution techniques
  • Follow SOPs in strict compliance to cGMP
  • Perform general laboratory maintenance duties

Qualifications:

As a Laboratory Analyst you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Degree in chemistry or related subject
  • Analytical experience in a commercial laboratory

The successful Laboratory Analyst will be joining a global leader in the pharmaceutical industry at their site in Barnard Castle.  This is initially a contract until the end of 2013, however, there is a strong likelihood this will be extended.

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How to apply

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For more information or to apply for this Laboratory Analyst position, please contact Graeme Pallas on 0191 384 8905 or email gpallas@ckscience.co.uk  Please quote reference DH25927 in all correspondence.

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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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How to apply:

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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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Science Jobs in the UK and Ireland – 22/10/12

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:

South of the UK:

Sales Manager – Polymer, Chemical, South West

Polymer Chemist – Material Science, Hampshire

Home counties:

Analyst – Hertfordshire

Laboratory Analyst – Hertfordshire

Shift QC Analyst – Hertfordshire

PScience jobs in the UK and Irelandroduction Technicians – Clean Room, Surrey

Scientific Communications Officer – Hertfordshire

QC Scientist – Med Device, Pharmaceutical, Surrey

Process Engineer – Surrey

Senior QC Scientist – Pharmaceutical, Surrey

North East:

Purification Team Leader in Teesside

Process Chemist in Durham

Science jobs in the UK and IrelandScotland:

Molecular Biologist in Edinburgh

Midlands:

Trainee Recruitment Consultant – Chesterfield

Scotland:

Liquid Innovation Technologist in Glasgow

Science jobs in the UK and IrelandValidation Engineer in Irvine

North West:

Chemical Sales Representative – N.West

London:

Analytical Chemist – Petrochemical, East London

Ireland:

Science jobs in the UK and IrelandShift Manager – Manufacturing – N.Ireland

Yorkshire:

Shift Laboratory Technician – Bradford

 

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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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Sales Manager – Field Based Position

Andrew Bolton at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Sales Manager to join an industry leading Speciality Chemical organisation that provides products & services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology & agrochemical industries.

This exciting opportunity is a field based role, covering a sales patch across the Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Essex and Northamptonshire regions.

To find out more, please watch Andrew’s short video and read the job description below.

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Sales Manager Job Description:

As Sales Manager, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Driving forward sales of the organisation’s range of intermediates & compounds as well as their custom synthesis & analytical services within a growing customer base.
  • Key account management and relationship building for a range of established customers.
  • Working closely with customer teams to establish requirements and ensure optimisation of services provided.
  • Identify and develop new market, sector and potential customer opportunities.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

To be considered for this Sales Manager position, you will have a demonstrated sales track record of selling products and/or services into the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agrochemical or a related speciality chemical industry.

 

The Company and Benefits:

You will be joining an industry leading Chemical organisation who offers a long history of supplying intermediates and compounds, coupled with contract research services, to customers ranging from start up to blue chip. In return, they offer a negotiable salary, plus an excellent commission, bonus scheme and benefits including car, laptop, phone, private medical and pension.

 

How to Apply:

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For more information or to apply for this Sales Manager position, please contact Andrew Bolton on 01438 842 965 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST24790 in all correspondence.

 

 

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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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Interim Qualified Person, QP – Surrey

Reena Dhana at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Qualified Person (QP) to join a Global Pharmaceutical Company based in Surrey on a full time, 3 month contract.

Responsibilities:

As a Qualified Person you will be responsible for documentation control, sign off and batch release of over the counter drugs.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate for this Qualified Person role will hold a chemistry or pharmacy degree (or equivalent), will be on the register of eligible Qualified Persons and named in the appropriate Manufacturer’s Licence. You will also have experience ideally gained in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Reena Dhana - Recruiter at CK ScienceHow to apply:

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For more information or to apply for this role please contact Reena Dhana on 01438 723 500 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference ST25093 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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Our latest pharmaceutical and biotechnology jobs in Yorkshire

Here are a  few of our latest permanent pharmaceutical and biotechnology roles in Yorkshire

 

Click on the links below to see the job descriptions:

Senior Study Director-Protein Chemistry, Yorkshire

Project Manager (Biotechnology) – Yorkshire

Study Director – (Protein Chemistry) – Yorkshire

 

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for these roles please contact Naynesh Mistry on 0114 283 9956 or email nmistry@ckscience.co.uk

 

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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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