R&D Programme Management Leader – Belgium

Alex Tosney is recruiting for a Research and Development Programme Management Leader to be based in Beerse, Belgium, at a leading pharmaceutical company.

The research based company is looking for someone who, when in this position, is willing to initiate, plan and execute end-to-end compound development plans as approved by government bodies.

You will need a degree or the equivalent level of qualification in life sciences, engineering or business management.

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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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Research and Development Organic Chemist

Sarah Farrow is recruiting for an Organic Chemist to be based in an R&D team in a leading manufacturing company at their site in Hartlepool.

In this position, you would be responsible for the development, technical transfer and scaling up of synthetic processes which are designed to produce new organic molecules.

A BSc or equivalent in Chemistry must be held for consideration for this position.

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Head of Research and Development Role

Victoria Walker is recruiting for a Head of Research and Development position for a metals manufacturing company based in South Wales.

As the R&D Head, the main responsibility will be to develop and deliver innovative strategic products and scientific process improvements to support internal strategies and add value for the customers. You would also be a leading figure within the company and expected to ensure a positive Safety, Health and Environment culture.

A chemistry or metallurgy degree is necessary for this role, as is a proven history of managing cross-functional teams effectively.

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Dye Company To Double Workforce

Food colouring and dye company ROHA and Simpsons UK Ltd is to double it’s workforce in the next two years, reports the Free Press.

The Monmouthshire based company is a leading manufacturer of dyes for everything from cosmetics to pharmaceuticals and has secured a deal to rent new factory space to increase production and laboratories to improve its research and development sector.

General manager Vika Modi is “delighted to be moving into the new unit” and believes “it was important… to remain in the area to retain [their] skilled workforce.” The premises are to be leased for 15 years and are close by to their existing units.

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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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UCB and Oxford Uni Announce New R&D Partnership

UCB Media released a press statement stating that UCB Pharma and Oxford University agreed today to collaborate on cutting-edge pharmaceutical research projects, enabling scientists from industry and academia to work together to develop innovative medicines to treat serious diseases in immunology and neurology.

The Oxford-UCB partnership will be funded by an amount of £3.6 million from UCB and will run over 3 years. A committee of UCB and Oxford University representatives will oversee the collaboration via regular meetings to look out for and monitor new projects. Between five and 10 projects will be selected for investigation over the course of the three-year agreement.

Professor Sir John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford University, said: This is an exciting new partnership and I am eager to see the research that results. Partnerships between industry and academia will have an increasingly prominent role to play in the development of new drugs, therapies and medical technologies. Pooling expertise and resources is exactly what we should be doing to carry out the best research, identify the most promising new drug candidates and take them forward.

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Product Development Chemist – Scotland

Barney Smith at CK Science is recruiting for a Product development Chemist to join a company that manufactures novel products for the Oil & Gas industry

Responsibilities:

As a Product development Chemist you will be responsible for developing rubber based polymers to customer specifications and requirements.  This will include developing polymers from scratch, developing existing products, compounding, sourcing and maintaining test equipment and providing technical support to clients. 

Qualifications and Skills:

The ideal candidate for this Product development Chemist must be qualified to PhD in organic or polymer chemistry standard or possess equivalent commercial laboratory experience within rubber or plastics development.  They must also possess working knowledge of instrumentation and equipment used in rubber development and compounding and your communication skills must be excellent.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Product development Chemist role please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH23591 in all correspondence.

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Analytical Chemist Job (XRD, Chemical) – Berkshire

Jason Johal at CK Science is currently looking for an Analytical Chemist to join an industry leading Chemical and Metals Manufacturer, at their Testing Laboratory based at their state-of-the-art facilities in Berkshire.

Responsibilities:

As an Analytical Chemist, you will be responsible for supporting the R&D Teams through carrying out testing & characterisation of the organisation’s catalyst products & materials, using a routine powder X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) system and a specialist XRD system coupled with an advanced variable temperature in-situ reaction cell.

Qualifications:

To be considered for this role Analytical Chemist role, you will have a qualification in Analytical Chemistry, Material Science, Physics or a related discipline (or equivalent) and demonstrated experience using powder X-Ray Diffraction (XRD).

Benefits:

This Analytical Chemist role is an excellent opportunity to join a market leading Chemical Manufacturer, which in return offers an attractive salary & benefits package.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Analytical Chemist role please contact Jason Johal on 01438 723 500 or email jjohal@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST23434 in all correspondence.

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Research & Development Chemist – Northants

Jason Johal is currently handling an exceptional role for a R&D Chemist to join a chemical manufacturing company based in Northants. This R&D Chemist role is a pivotal role within the company which, not only is a key role for the company but could be the opportunity of a lifetime for the successful incumbent.

The job and responsibilities:

The company which requires a R&D Chemist manufactures a niche product and currently produce over 120 million units per year which, they then supply worldwide. Due to pending legislation they are looking in to changing their product to meet the incoming requirements and as such need a R&D chemist to develop a small scale run through pilot and then transfer into manufacture.

This R & D Chemist role is a brand new role that will be created around the successful applicant and as such we have a completely blank sheet to work with in regards to knowledge and experience. As this is such a key role for the company to move forwards all approval has already been given to custom build a new laboratory and to provide all necessary equipment and support.

Skills required: 

To be considered for this R&D Chemist role it is essential that you have gained experience in a R&D environment and that you have the ability to drive a research project forward. A polymer related development background could be advantageous in this role and there is a preference for someone with knowledge/experience in biodegradable products.

This truly is an exceptional role and with the scope involved is an opportunity for someone to do something really special with their career. Ideally we are looking for someone on a permanent basis but people looking for fixed term contracts or consultancy work will also be considered.  Please do call Jason Johal for a full break down of the role.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this R&D Chemist role please contact Jason Johal on 01438 723 500 or email jjohal@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference ST23353 in all correspondence.

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Research & Development Chemist – Northants

Jason Johal is currently handling an exceptional role for a R&D Chemist to join a chemical manufacturing company based in Northants.

About the role:

Jason Johal is searching for a R&D Chemist for a pivotal role within the company which, not only is a key role for the company but could be the opportunity of a lifetime for the successful incumbent.

The company   manufactures a niche product and currently produce over 120 million units per year which, they then supply worldwide. Due to pending legislation they are looking in to changing their product to meet the incoming requirements and as such need a R&D chemist to develop a small scale run through pilot and then transfer into manufacture.

This truly is an exceptional role and with the scope involved is an opportunity for someone to do something really special with their career. Ideally they are looking for someone on a permanent basis but people looking for fixed term contracts or consultancy work will also be considered.  Please do call Jason Johal on the below number for a full break down of the role.

Experience required:

This is a brand new R&D Chemist role that will be created around the successful applicant and as such we have a completely blank sheet to work with in regards to knowledge and experience. As this is such a key role for the company to move forwards all approval has already been given to custom build a new laboratory and to provide all necessary equipment and support. 

However it is essential that you have gained experience in a R&D environment and that you have the ability to drive a research project forward. A polymer related development background could be advantageous in this role and there is a preference for someone with knowledge/experience in biodegradable products.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this R&D Chemist role please contact Jason Johal on 01438 723 500 or email jjohal@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST23353 in all correspondence.

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Pfizer Retains Pharma Jobs in Kent

Drugs giant Pfizer has announced it will retain 350 jobs in a pharmaceutical sciences operation, whilst still going forward with the planned reduction of the research and development facility in Sandwich, Kent, the Independent reports.

Pfizer hopes the retention of a presence on the site will encourage investors and support the current development of products, despite the loss of around 2,000 jobs at the site. The company will also be working in tandem with Kent County Council in order to encourage other businesses and investors to settle on the site.

Pfizer has a long relationship with Sandwich stretching over 50 years, with a variety of medical discoveries being made there, including that of Viagra.

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Development Team Leader Job (Polymers & Plastics) – North West, UK

Our client, a manufacturer of colours and additives for the polymers and plastics industry, is currently looking to recruit a Development Team Leader to work at their site based in the North West of England.

Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of the department in which the Development Team Leader will work is to deliver technology programs in support of new technology development.  In addition, the department is responsible for providing technical support to the existing technology base to ensure full exploitation in all company business units. The development of products and technologies in this department will be implemented on a global scale.

As Development Team Leader your roles and responsibilities will be as follows:

  • Designing and delivering new products and technology development projects and ensuring that they are rolled-out in a timely manner;
  • Ensuring that any product modifications necessary for success are implemented; performing regular project reviews, updating marketing plans and formal technical reports;
  • Developing and maintaining an expert understanding of the company’s global technologies, particularly oxygen scavenging materials, mechanisms and processes.

 

Person Specification:

The successful candidate for this Development Team Leader job  will be an effective communicator as you will be regularly liaising with the global development marketing managers, global development manager, regional sales personnel, regional product engineering teams and will also be maintaining effective communication between the operations and commercial departments, and with external organisations and customers.

Decisive and influential, the Development Team Leader will have direct people management responsibility over the extrusion project leader and the extrusion scientist. This is a hands-on position which will involve people and project management.

The selected Development Team Leader will possess the following requirements: educated to MSc (and preferably PhD) level, or equivalent, in a related field (chemistry, polymer science, material science); considerable experience in an R&D environment including proven project management skills; sound communication skills; a flair for technical problem solving; the ability to present findings effectively by means of a report or presentation and to train, develop and manage the performance of team members. Any knowledge of organometallic chemistry, formulation science or colour chemistry would be advantageous, as would European language skills.

 

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For more information or to apply for this Development Team Leader position, please contact Victoria Walker at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email vwalker@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference SH20665 in all correspondence.

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Product Development Technologist Job (Food Industry) – Scotland

Our client is a food manufacturer based in Scotland. They require a Product Development Technologist to join their R&D team.

As Product Development Technologist, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Manufacture of pilot gels
  • Selecting appropriate technology to meet product requirements
  • Record and analyse experimental data
  • Produce qualitative and quantitative assessments of new products and provide technical support and training to staff.
  • You will also be involved in continuous improvement activities and QA procedures.

The ideal candidate for this Product Development Technologist position must be qualified to HNC level in biochemistry or chemistry or possess equivalent industrial experience with a proven track record working in a process or product development.

 

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For more information, or to apply for this Product Development Technologist position, please contact Barney Smith at CK Science on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH20508 in all correspondence.

 

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Developing a New Drug Testing Platform – UK

Pills, syringe and thermometer.As reported by The Engineer, scientists in the UK are in the process of developing a new drug testing platform which promises to bring long-term benefits to the pharmaceutical industry.

The platform uses artificial bilayer lipid membranes to evaluate the effectiveness of drugs on ion channels. It is being developed by a team from Southampton University and Birkbeck College, University of London. It is hoped the new platform with provide a more efficient way of testing potential new drugs. The platform is being developed in the new Mountbatten Building at Southampton University.

According to Dr Maurits de Planque of Southampton University, ion channels play a pivotal role in a wide variety of physiological processes and diseases and are consequently of considerable interest to the pharmaceutical industry. It is for this reason that the Southampton group has teamed up with the Birkbeck group, led by Prof Bonnie Ann Wallace, who are experts in ion channel structure and function.

‘By putting the ion channel into an artificial membrane, we only have one type of channel, no living cells and a relatively inexpensive method for testing for several of these types of channels at once,’ said de Planque.

This project is expected to take just over three years to complete and it is hoped it will bring benefits to both the public and private sector industries, as well as spur on new research for the treatment of diseases such as chronic pain, epilepsy and certain types of heart disease.

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AstraZeneca Recruits Former Pfizer Scientist

Martin Mackay - AstraZeneca Recruits Former Pfizer ScientistAs reported in the Daily Telegraph, AstraZeneca has recruited leading Scientist Martin Mackay who was previously working at the pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, to lead its research and development operations.

Mackay joined Pfizer in 1995 as head of pharmatherapeutics R&D and was a member of the executive leadership team.  He is set to join AstraZeneca on 1st July 2010 and will be taking on the role of president of R&D.

Speaking of Mackay’s arrival to the team, chief executive of AstraZeneca, David Brennan, said the scientist had “impeccable scientific and leadership credentials combined with extensive experience of the pharmaceutical industry”. He added: “I am delighted he is joining us. We have a clear and unambiguous commitment to creating value through innovative biopharmaceuticals with research and development at the heart of our strategy.”

The recruitment of Mackay represents the British drug makers attempt to overhaul its R&D operations and strengthen its drug pipeline.

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Chemist – North East, UK

A Chemist with experience of catalyst development or chemical engineering is required to join a research & development organisation based in the North East of England. This Chemist job is a part-time position.

The Chemist will work as part of the R&D team on a number of manufacturing based projects up to pilot plant stage. The projects will range from initial reactions to tabletting and will generally involve troubleshooting problems associated with scaling up manufacture.

The ideal candidate for this Chemist position will be qualified to a minimum degree level in chemistry or materials science or will possess equivalent industrial experience. You will also have a proven track record in catalysis, chemical or pharmaceutical manufacturing along with experience in scale up, tabletting, R&D and engineering.

 

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For more information or to apply for this Chemist job, please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk.

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Development Chemist – Therapeutic Skincare, based in Hull, UK

Our client is currently seeking to recruit a Development Chemist to work with them at their site in Hull on a permanent basis.

The aim of this Development Chemist role is to plan, manage and implement functional specific work associated with individual projects, solving technical and formulation changes and make recommendations within their skincare department.

The ideal candidate for this Development Chemist job will be educated to degree level, or equivalent, in a relevant scientific discipline and have direct functional experience in product development within personal care or cosmetics. Experience in medicated skincare, emulsion chemistry, surfactant chemistry and a knowledge of skin physiology is preferred. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential.

 

How to Apply

To hear more about this role or to apply, please contact Philippa Robertson on 0114 283 9956 or email probertson@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH19443 in all correspondence.

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Development Chemist based in Hull, UK

Our client is a global leader in the health, personal and household sectors. They are currently looking to recruit a Development Chemist to work at their site in Hull on a permanent basis.

This Development Chemist role will involve being responsible for carrying out product development activities on projects in one or more platforms of the Aircare R&D Portfolio. You will actively contribute towards the development of consumer preferred products from concept to production and launch.

The ideal candidate for this Development Chemist role will be educated to degree level, or equivalent, in a scientific discipline and have experience within a product development role within an FMCG environment. Knowledge and experience of relevant Aircare technologies is an advantage but not essential.

 

How to Apply

For more information, or to apply for this Development Chemist job, please contact Philippa Robertson at CK Science on 0114 2839956 or email probertson@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH19445 in allcorrespondence.

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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. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential.

 

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CK Science is the largest independent scientific recruitment company in the UK. Our team of specialist recruiters are here to help you achieve your career ambitions within the scientific industry. We actively offer you careers advice, help with writing your CV, assistance with interview preparation and up-to-date information about the industry. We pride ourselves on providing an honest, straight-forward and trustworthy service to both our clients and candidates.

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AstraZeneca to Cut 1,200 UK Pharmaceutical Jobs

Science Job CutsAs reported on the Times Online, the Pharmaceutical Industry giant, AstraZeneca plans to cut 1,200 UK Pharmaceutical jobs. The job cuts are a result of the company’s suspension of their research into various disease areas.

The company plans to close its research and development facility based in Leicestershire, along with another small plant in Cambridge.  Pharmaceutical development work at the Avlon facility near Bristol will also cease. Some of the workers will move to the company’s Alderly Park in Cheshire which is AstraZeneca’s largest research and development plant.

This will come as disappointing news to the Government, who created the Office of Life Sciences last year in a bid to increased the number of science and pharmaceutical jobs. The head of the Office of Life Sciences, Lord Drayson, said “I’m obviously disappointed that AstraZeneca is closing Charnwood, but the announcement that Alderley Park will become one of AstraZeneca’s top three global R&D sites shows that the UK remains an attractive location for investment in pharmaceuticals.”

Earlier in the year, AstraZeneca announced that they planned to cut 8,000 jobs around the world by 2014, including 3,500 in research and development, as part of a large-scale refocusing of the business.

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