Our Latest Science Jobs in the UK – 30/04/12

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 East

Synthetic Organic Chemist – North East England

QA Microbiologist

QC Analyst

Quality Engineer

North West

Technical Assessor- Office Based, SWales/Cheshire

Temporary Analyst – N.West

Business Development Manager

East Midlands

UKAS Technical Manager-Metrology, Balance & Weigh


Analytical Chemist

QC Analysts – Central Belt of Scotland

South of the UK

DMPK Scientist – Hertfordshire

Laboratory Analyst – Herts

Gxp Auditor – Hertfordshire

Analytical Scientist – Suffolk


Documentation Administrator – London

Specification Technologist – London

Head of Synthetic & Analytical Chemistry

Head Of Bioconjugation & Bioanalysis

Northern Ireland

Head of Production

Global VP Operational Services

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Quality Engineer – Newcastle

Heather Deagle at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Quality Engineer to join a leading biotechnology company at their site in Newcastle. This will be initially a temporary contract covering maternity leave.


This Quality Engineer role involves developing positive relationships and working closely with operations to ensure that products and processes meet quality expectations. It will also involve:

  • Performing and developing validations in accordance to regulatory requirements.
  • Assisting with failure investigations following customer complaints and internal process/product failures to ensure appropriate corrective actions are implemented. 
  • Assisting with internal and external audits where necessary.

Qualifications and skills:

The successful candidate for this Quality Engineer job will have a degree or similar in a Scientific or Engineering based subject with proven industrial experience within the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology or Engineering Industry with a strong working knowledge of cGMP and ISO 9001. The ideal candidate will also have;

  • An understanding of manufacturing processes including those involving plastics or pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • excellent writing and communication skills with knowledge of validation processes
  • A background in statistics and quality engineering techniques (e.g Design of Experiments (DOE), Process Capability (Cpk/Ppk), Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)).

How to apply:

Apply online now:

For more information or to apply for this Quality Engineer role please contact Heather Deagle at CK Science on 0191 384 8905 or email hdeagle@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH24123 in all correspondence.

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Meet Andrew Bolton – Chemical, Technology, Environmental and Waste Recruitment

Introducing Andrew Bolton, Senior Consultant at CK Science. Andrew joined CK Science in 2009 and is based in the our Stevenage office. To find out more about Andrew, please watch his short video below.

Andrew specialises in recruiting for the Chemical, Technology (Medical Device, Instrumentation & Diagnostics, Environmental and Waste industries.

The types of positions that Andrew typically deals with include:

  • Chemist – Analytical / Development / Process
  • Engineer – Chemical / Mechanical / Electrical / Electronic / Process
  • Production Technician / Operative
  • Polymer Scientist / Material Scientist
  • Laboratory Manager / Site Manager / Operations Manager
  • Business Development / Technical Sales
  • Product Manager
  • Biologist – Assay Scientist / Integration Scientist / Molecular Scientist
  • Offshore Chemist / Field Chemist / Site Chemist
  • Quality Engineer / QA Officer / QA Manager / Regulatory Affairs Officer / Regulatory Affairs Manager / Auditor
  • Environmental Consultant

If you are looking for a new position in these areas, or are looking to expand your team, please do contact Andrew and he will be happy to help you. You can contact Andrew on 01438 842 960 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk.

To find out more about Andrew’s background, please take a look at his LinkedIn profile.

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Quality Engineer Job (Chemical, Polymer) – UK

Andrew Bolton is currently helping a leading Chemical Manufacturer to recruit for a Quality Engineer to be based in South of London. Please watch Andrew’s short video to find out more:


Job description:

Working as a Quality Engineer, you will be responsible for working as part of a small team involved in designing, developing and maintaining QMS systems on site; running of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) & 8D projects including development & production validation plans and setting customer standards; supporting DFMEA & PFMEA activities; ensuring resolution of customer complaints and internal product non-conformances through root cause analysis and driving corrective actions as well as conducting audits both internally and of suppliers in line with quality standards (ISO).

This is an outstanding opportunity for two individuals to join a leading name in the field of specialist polymer materials. In return they offer an attractive salary and excellent benefits package.


Person specification:

To be considered for this role, you will have a qualification in an Engineering discipline (or equivalent) and demonstrated experience in a Quality Engineering function including working knowledge of tools / activities such as FMEA, 8D and APQP as well as ISO quality standards (including ISO9001) gained within a Chemical, Polymer, Automotive or related industry.


How to apply

For more information or to apply for this Quality Engineer position, please contact Andrew Bolton on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST22133 in all correspondence.

Click here to apply online!

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Quality Engineer Job – (Medical Device) Hampshire

Our client is a world renowned Medical Device organisation who develop innovative & industry leading devices. They are currently looking for a Quality Engineer to join their QA & RA Division based from their site in Hampshire.


Working as a Quality Engineer, you will be responsible for working across the Production, Development & Quality internal teams as well   as external suppliers.

Your duties will include:

  • Developing, creating and maintaining regulatory & quality system (ISO 13485, ISO 9001, Medical Device Directives) documentation
  • Developing & carrying out equipment & process validation
  • Aiding with transfer of new products to manufacturing
  • Carrying out non-conformance & root cause analysis and implementing corrective actions as well as assisting with internal & external (customer & supplier) audits
  • In addition to your duties in the Medical Device side, you will also be involved in supporting a small pharmaceutical division as and when required.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a blue chip Medical Device organisation, which in return offers an attractive salary, an excellent bonus scheme and benefits package.

Qualification and Experience:

To be considered for this role, you will have a demonstrated background in a Quality Engineer or related Regulatory Engineering  function gained within the Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology or a relevant industry.

Apply now:

For more information or to apply for this Quality Engineer position, please contact Andrew Bolton on 01438 723 500 or abolton@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST21952 in all correspondence.

Click here to apply online

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Meet our Great Technology Industry Candidates…

CK Science are experts in recruitment for the Technology Industries.

Please click on the links below to view details of our Technology Industry candidates looking for work in your area:


South, UK

  • Physics & Chemist Graduate
  • Mechanical Engineer Graduate
  • Materials Engineer
  • Quality Manager/Engineer


Midlands, UK

  • R&D/Process Chemist
  • Materials Scientist/Consultant
  • Inorganic Chemist
  • Project/Mechanical Engineer


North, UK

  • Mechanical Technical Officer
  • Technical Manager
  • Senior Laboratory Technician
  • QA Officer
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Technology Industry Candidates in the South, UK

Meet our Technology Industry candidates looking for a new position in the South of England…


Physics & Chemist Graduate                                                                                 

  • Ref: 104549 
  • Salary: £15,000 – £20,000
  • Location: Will relocate for opportunity in industry      

This candidate is a graduate level candidate who has recently finished his degree in a combination of Physics & Chemist.

His special mix of knowledge gained during his course covers various physics disciplines (incl. reactor, solid state and optics) as well as a scope of chemistry disciplines (Organic, Synthetic and Analytical).

Following graduation he is currently utilising his skills and gaining laboratory experience in an academia based environment, but is keen to move into industry. He is available on 1 weeks notice as well as being flexible on location and salary.

For more information, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk. 



Mechanical Engineer Graduate                                                                            

  • Reference: 102955 
  • Salary: £20,000 – £22,000 
  • Location: Flexible on location                                                                                                           

This candidate is a masters level Mechanical Engineer who is looking to break into the Technology industries.

His offers a multifarious skill set including strong general mechanical engineering skills; demonstrated experience of mechanical design including use of programmes such as CAD (Solidworks), FEA, MATLAB and ABAQUS; previous experience of developing prototypes and product simulations as well as knowledge of mechanical testing.

He is currently looking for work so is available to start immediately, looking for £20k – £22k and flexible on location.

For more information, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk.



Materials Engineer                                                                                                  

  • Reference: 46010 
  • Salary: £28,000 
  • Location: Will relocate for the right role                                                                                

This candidate is a PhD Electrical Engineer who has gained strong research experience in the field of Materials Engineering.

His research saw him exploring the electrical and other properties of thin film semiconductors through performing material deposition using PECVD systems as well as material characterisation using techniques such as PL, EL, XPS, SEM, RBS, FTIR, AFM and Opto-electrical.

He is currently looking for £28k, available immediately and flexible on relocating.

For more information, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk.






Quality Manager / Engineer                                                                                   

  • Reference: 82277 
  • Salary: £35,000 – £45,000
  • Location: Happy to relocate UK Wide                                                                                              

This candidate is a highly experienced Quality Engineer who has gained strong industry experience in the Medical Device and other Technology industries.

His background has seen him develop a wide range of skills including demonstrated experience managing QMS systems on site; auditing to various quality standards (Incl. ISO 9001, ISO 13485, 21 CFR Part 820, FDA and several MDDs) as well as process improvements, continuous improvement and ensuring compliance with quality/regulatory requirements for both manufacturing processes & products surrounding a wide range of Technology (Kaizen).

He also offers a demonstrated background in people and project management having worked as both Quality and Manufacturing Managers.

Currently coming to the end of his contract in March 2011, he is keen to find a new role and flexible on salary / location.

For more information, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk.

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Quality Engineers, Republic of Ireland

Our client, a leader in the worldwide orthopaedic market, has created a number of both permanent and contract roles for experienced Quality Engineers.

The successful candidate/s will be responsible for quality related activities across a broad range of services and activities, including providing Quality Engineering support to R&D, Engineering and Quality and supporting new product development by transferring Quality systems knowledge and training to this area in a timely and efficient manner.

As a Quality Engineer, you will also be part of the Quality systems compliance with world-wide regulatory requirements such as IS013485, FDA, QSR’s and will also drive continuous Quality Improvement projects such as internal audits, supplier audits, material review boards, and the implementation of corrective and preventative action requests.

To be considered, applicants should be of degree calibre (or equivalent) with great experience and working knowledge of the orthopaedics and medical devices industry.

This is an excellent opportunity to make your mark and develop your career with one of the largest medical devices companies in the world.

For more information about this role, please contact Russell Oakley on 0114 2839956 or email roakley@ckscience.co.uk. Alternatively, you can apply here.

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