Regulatory Registration Manager – Buckinghamshire

Andrew Bolton at CK Science is recruiting for a Regulatory Registration Manager to join a Agrochemical Manufacturer at their site in Buckinghamshire on a full time, permanent basis.

As a Regulatory Registration Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Preparation of registration dossiers for submission for pesticide products within Europe (Incl. UK), Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
  • Assist in preparing of labels, data sheets and MSDS information.
  • Ensure Senior Management are aware of changes in regulatory processes & policies that will affect the organisation’s product ranges.
  • Developing strategies for delivering a strong registration portfolio requiring low maintenance & costs.
  • Liaising with registration officials within suppliers, customers and 3rd party / regulatory bodies.

For more information on this role, please click here

Posted in Job News, Mobile News, NewsTagged in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Resourcer and Trainee Recruiter roles at CK!

Interested in a career in recruitment and looking to work with a company who do something a bit different?

The CK Group are a specialist Scientific, Clinical, IT and Engineering recruitment consultancy dealing with the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, environmental, waste and food industries within the UK and Europe, providing both contract and permanent employment.

We are currently recruiting for Resourcers and Trainee Recruiters to increase our growing recruitment team. These individuals need to be outgoing with lots of personality who are hungry for success and will enjoy the satisfaction of providing a quality, professional service to both clients and candidates.

If you are interested in these roles, please find more information here.

Posted in Job News, Mobile News, NewsTagged in , , , , , , ,

Senior Regulatory Affairs Officer – Warwickshire

Victoria Walker is recruiting for a Senior Regulatory Affairs Officer to join a textiles manufacturer for the medical devices industry based in Warwickshire, on a full time, permanent basis.

As a Senior Regulatory Affairs Officer, the main purpose of your role will be to become a key player in the addressing regulatory requirements of this company.

Further responsibilities of this Senior Regulatory Affairs Officer will include:

  • Developing and executing the regulatory project plan including applicable regulatory submission schedule deliverables
  • Preparation of Global Regulatory Strategies to support the registration of new and modified products.
  • Preparation of 510(k) submissions and CE Mark Technical files and Design Dossiers.Victoria Walker - Scientific Recruitment Consultant
  • Interfacing with customers, Regulatory Authorities and Notified Bodies to address RA questions and submission issues.

Click here for more information on this role

Jobs of the week     

Posted in Jobs, Mobile News, NewsTagged in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

Click here for more information on this role

Jobs of the week     £90m lab opens in Glasgow

Posted in Jobs, Mobile News, NewsTagged in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Scientific Resourcer – Hertfordshire

Jason at CK Science is recruiting for a Scientific Resourcer to join the CK Science recruitment team at the Stevenage Office, which has just been awarded Hertfordshire Recruitment Company of the year at the Herts Business Awards, on a full time permanent basis.

 Responsibilities

As a Scientific Resourcer the main purpose of your role will be to resource candidates and potential candidates for positions being handled by our recruitment consultants. This will be undertaken via our extensive database of candidates plus external scientific candidate databases.

 Other duties of this Scientific Resourcer role will include

  • Arranging interviews,
  • Liaising with consultants on campaign management and
  • Assisting in all aspects of the recruitment process.

Qualifications

As a Scientific Resourcer you will be qualified to A levels as a minimum (ideally in a science subject) and have good communication, telephone and IT skills. It is essential that candidates will have the skills to join a dynamic sales team.

 Benefits

In this role as a Scientific Resourcer you will be working at the Stevenage office of a scientific recruitment organisation that covers the whole of Europe. Salary is dependant on experience, and upon completion of probation the successful candidate will receive a company pension, healthcare and bonus.

 Jason Johal - Scientific Recruitment at CK ScienceHow to apply

Apply online now

For more information or to apply for this Scientific Resourcer position please contact Jason Johal on 01438 723 500 or email jjohal@ckscience.co.uk (quoting reference ST25826 ).  Alternatively please click on the link to apply online now.

Are you looking for a new science job?

Click here to see our latest science jobs

Science jobs uk    

Posted in Jobs, NewsTagged in , , , , , , , , , ,

£1bn funding boost for seven science and research projects

As reported by The Pharma Times, the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund has granted a £1bn cash boost to a further seven science and research projects. This brings the total number of projects receiving funding to 14.

The seven new science and research projects include:

University of Manchester, The Christie Hospital and Cancer Research UK

A £38 million partnership between the University of Manchester, The Christie Hospital and Cancer Research UK. This project will look into cancer treatments and will focus on five research areas: radiation therapy, lung cancer, women’s cancer, melanoma, haematological oncology. Plans for the new research centre have now been approved, find out more here.

 

£1bn funding boost for seven science and research projectsUCL and Great Ormond Street Hospital

An £85 million partnership with University College London and the Great Ormond Street Hospital. These organisations will be working together to find treatments and cures for rare diseases.

 

 

 

 

£1bn funding boost for seven science and research projectsQueens University Belfast, The Atlantic Philanthropies, The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust and the Insight Trust for the Visually Impaired

Researchers will come together to work on vision sciences and new research programmes in diabetes and genomics. Click here to find out more about the new research centre.

 

 

 

£1bn funding boost for seven science and research projectsUniversity of Nottingham, GlaxoSmithKline and the Centre in Sustainable Chemistry

The aim of this project is to ensure that chemistry becomes more energy/resource efficient and sustainable when meeting the need for developing increasingly innovative medicine.

 

 

 

£1bn funding boost for seven science and research projectsSwansea University, British Petroleum and TATA Steep Europe

This research will focus on the development of existing energy processes as well as the safe deployment and integration of new green energy technologies.

 

 

 

 

£1bn funding boost for seven science and research projectsBrunel University and TWI

This will act as a dedicated national hub for interdisciplinary research into the soundness of the design and constructions of products, plant and infrastructure across the energy, transport and advanced manufacturing sectors.

 

 

 

 

£1bn funding boost for seven science and research projectsImperial College London and Voreda

These two organisations will collaborate in a £150million partnership to develop the Research and Translation Hub, which will provide high specification research and incubator space for 1,000 researchers investigating next generation materials and spin-out companies. Click here to find out more >

 

 

 

 

About the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund

The £100 million UK Research Partnership Investment Fund is designed to support investment in higher education research facilities. The fund was set up in 2012 and will run for three years until 2015. Click here to find out more >

Speaking of the science and research funding, David Willetts, minister for universities and science, said: “It is fantastic that our top businesses and top charities are queuing up to collaborate with our world-class universities. They want to work together to deliver innovation, commercialisation and growth, which will help make sure the UK competes and thrives in the global race.

 

 

Looking for a new job in science? Click here to search our science jobs online now >

Posted in Industry News, NewsTagged in , , , , ,

Product Compliance Head Job in East Midlands

Naynesh Mistry at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Product Compliance Head to join a global pharmaceutical company at their site based in the East Midlands on a permanent basis.

Product Compliance Head Job Description

As Product Compliance Head, you will manage the compliance across the 3 production units, ensuring that all aspects of the handling, manufacturing and distribution of pharmaceutical products comply with the requirements of the Quality Manual and Policies and meet all relevant cGMP regulatory and legislative requirements

The purpose of this Product Compliance Head position is to provide technical leadership for the site in all product quality compliance related matters and ensure operational business comply with cGMP legal and regulatory requirements.

Key responsibilities of this Product Compliance Head job will include:

  • Ensure that all aspects of the handling, manufacturing and distribution of pharmaceutical products at the site comply with the requirements of the Pharma Corporate Quality Manual and Policies and meet all relevant cGMP regulatory and legislative requirements.
  • Ensure that the local Quality System and Standard Operating Procedures are in place and that compliance with cGMP
  • Ensure that a high quality of products is achieved through qualification and validation based upon quality risk analysis.
  • Ensure that the QA department maintains an innovative approach based on improvement, implementation of best practice.
  • Provide leadership, direction and support to the people within the QA Compliance area and ensure that they are qualified, achieve a high level of competence, are motivated and carry out their duties in a safe manner.
  • Maintain current knowledge of local and international regulatory and legislative requirements and trends to ensure that expert advice and appropriate technical support on product quality related matters is provided to the whole site.
  • Ensure that all components, drug product containers, closures, in process materials, packaging material, labelling and drug products are released in accordance with the registered specifications.
  • Manage complaints, recalls, counterfeits and product tampering according to the company Corporate Quality Manual.

To be considered for this Product Compliance Head position, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A degree in Sciences or equivalent
  • Experience in Quality Assurance and Quality Control and/or in manufacturing environment within the Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Previous experience in API manufacture and ICH guidelines are preferred, however experience within secondary pharmaceutical manufacture will also be considered if you show the technical and managerial skills required for this role.
  • Sound knowledge of pharmaceutical regulatory requirements and be familiar with international guidelines, including FDA and MHRA.

Naynesh Mistry - Scientific Recruitment Consultant at CK Science

Please contact Naynesh for more details.

How to apply:

Please click here to apply online now.

For more information regarding this Product Compliance Head position, please contact Naynesh Mistry at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email nmistry@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH24328 in all correspondence.

Are you looking for a new science job?

Click here to search our jobs in science now.

Posted in Jobs, NewsTagged in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Nestlé to create 300 jobs in Derbyshire

As reported by the BBC, Nestlé is to create 300 jobs as a result of its £110m investment in its Nescafé Dulce Gusto coffee manufacturing plant in Derbyshire.

The investment will treble the production capacity of the plant and will add twelve new high-speed production lines which will be used to make coffee pods to be sold in the UK and 40 other countries across the world.

Nestlé’s plant in Derbyshire has experienced high growth over the years and is set to rise o 800 by 2013.

These newly created jobs in Derbyshire will be part of Nestlé’s first intake into their new Academy which will aim to increase the number of graduates to the company.

Prime Minister David Cameron described the announcement as “brilliant news for UK manufacturing and for the local community”.

Speaking of the announcement, Paul Gimwood, chairman and chief executive officer of Nestlé UK and Ireland, said: “The team there have really focused on quality output, efficiency and really making the best plant that we have for this type of product worldwide.

“That’s actually meant that when we’ve come to spend extra money and put extra investment in, it’s been a bit of a no-brainer to actually say the money should go to Tutbury.”

Click here to search our food science jobs in Derbyshire now.

Posted in Jobs, NewsTagged in , , , , , , ,

Oval Medical Technologies receives £2m investment

As reported by Business Week, the Cambridge-based Oval Medical Technologies have secured a £2 million investment.

Oval Medical Technologies are experts in the design and development of drug delivery devices on vials, prefilled syringes and autoinjectors.

The substantial investment has come from AptarGroup, who now own a 20 per cent stake in Oval. They  are recognised as the market leader in the development and manufacture of innovative drug delivery services.

The investment will enable Apta Pharma, the division of the company which specialises in working with the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, to enter new categories, broaden it’s product portfolio and overall reach.

Oval is currently working with pharmaceutical companies to help customise devise for specific therapeutic areas. Currently, they are in the process of developing a novel auotinjector which is smaller and safer to use than any other device on the market.

Speaking of the news, Oval chairman, Peter Keen stated,

“Aptar Pharma’s recognised experience and global presence will enhance Oval’s credibility within the pharmaceutical market and we are delighted that they have become our preferred manufacturing partner.

“Oval will benefit from their experience and particularly as it moves forward and prepares for the scale up of its technology. The investment will provide Oval with financial resources to develop and commercialise its autoinjector technology more rapidly thereby ensuring that it remains a leader in the field.”

Looking for new position in the drug delivery devices sector? Click here to search our current jobs now.

Posted in Jobs, NewsTagged in , , , , , , , ,

BP Struggle to Fill Roles

Oil and gas company BP are struggling to find skilled engineers to expand their North Sea operations, reports the BBC.

The growth of the North Sea oil and gas fields, expected to create hundreds of jobs, seems to have stagnated as Trevor Garlick, head of BP’s North Sea operations, said the company cannot find the correct people to fill the roles. He adds that “getting hold of the right people is a real issue for us.”

BP views the North Sea as a ‘training ground’ where the most capable employees are developed before being moved overseas. Mr Garlick says that whilst “we are hiring a lot of people, but we are also an exporter of a couple of hundred people to other regions.” It is believed that the oil and gas industry is expected to create over 15,000 jobs in the next five years, though companies complain of the same problem as BP – being able to find qualified staff to fill positions.

Looking for a job in the science industry? Start by clicking here, now

Posted in Industry News, Mobile News, NewsTagged in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Environmental Chemists on the Rise

Environmental chemists are much needed in most jobs, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry, reports ibnlive.com.

All industries need environmental officers to assess the effect the business has on the environment, and find ways to reduce that impact. The job essentially involves knowing the effects of chemicals (or whatever the business deals with) on the environment. For example, how can a pharmaceutical firm safely and effectively dispose of waste products or leftover stock?

Industries are taking a much more proactive role in environmental issues, so that the role of chemists is becoming prominent. Pharmaceutical, chemical and waste disposal industries all obviously need environmental chemists, but recently even IT firms are beginning to employ people to monitor their environmental impact. A solid grounding in chemistry is of great importance, and it is often recommended that those looking into such a role go on environmental courses.

Looking for a job in science? Start by clicking here, now

Posted in Industry News, Mobile News, NewsTagged in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Sheffield Waste Recycling Plant to Create Jobs

The Yorkshire Post has reported that 20 jobs will be created at a waste plastic recycling plant in Sheffield.

Kevin Parkin has successfully transformed the fortunes of several companies, and has decided to launch his own businesses. One of said businesses is R3 Products, which will treat mixed and unsorted plastics before selling it on as building products.

Mr Parkin has estimated that they “will employ 20 people within the first year of operation” before adding that the UK industry needs “to be in a position where we can compete with Chinese manufacturers.”

Looking for a job in the science industry? Start by clicking here, now

Posted in Industry News, Mobile News, NewsTagged in , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Chemistry is Being Celebrated Worldwide in 2011

2011 is the International Year of Chemistry, with chemistry being celebrated worldwide.

The slogan, “Chemistry – our life, our future” is driving forward events such as interactive experiments and lectures worldwide. The events are an attempt to increase public appreciation of chemistry, its ability to meet world needs, interest young people and generate excitement about the future of chemistry.

The year coincides with the 100th anniversary of Marie Curie’s Nobel Prize award, as well as the 100th anniversary of the founding of the International Association of Chemical Societies, meaning 2011 is a chance to celebrate the contribution of women to chemistry and indicate the benefits of international cooperation within the sciences.

Looking for a job in science? Start by clicking here, now

Posted in Events, Mobile News, NewsTagged in , , , , , , , , , ,

CK Science are looking for a Trainee Recruitment Consultant to join their team!

Click here to apply online now!

CK Science is a leading independent scientific recruitment consultancy for science jobs.  Part of the CK Group, CK Science’s highly trained, specialist scientific recruitment consultants are here to help candidates and clients with their recruitment needs within the scientific, chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, waste, environmental, and other related industries.

We currently have a vacancy within our Chesterfield office for a Trainee Scientific Recruitment Consultant. From the Chesterfield office we provide permanent and temporary recruitment solutions to companies employing scientists and engineers in the North of England, the Midlands, Wales and Ireland.

This is a sales orientated position with extensive people contact, both face to face and by telephone. We are looking for an outgoing individual with lots of personality who is hungry for success and will enjoy the satisfaction of providing a quality, professional service to both clients and candidates.  The role will focus on permanent recruitment services for the life sciences industry.

To be considered for this role you should have a degree in a scientific or technical discipline (or equivalent experience) as you will be liaising with scientists and engineers on a technical level. A background in sales or recruitment would be beneficial. In any case, you must have excellent communication skills combined with self-confidence and a professional approach.

Apply now

For more information or to apply for this Russell Oakley at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email roakley@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH21966 in all correspondence.

 

Click here to apply online now!

Posted in JobsTagged in , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Meet our Food Industry Candidates…

 

 

CK Science are experts in recruitment for the Food Industry.

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

 

South, UK

  • Microbiology Manager
  • Team Leader
  • Technical Officer
  • Quality Manager
  • QA Auditor

 

Midlands, UK

  • Development & Technical Manager
  • Food Analyst
  • Laboratory Supervisor/Manager

 

North, UK

  • Chemistry Technician
  • Food Technologist
  • QA Manager
  • Food Microbiologist
  • QA Officer
Posted in CandidatesTagged in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Trainee Recruitment Consultant Job – Chesterfield

CK Science at a Glance…

Part of the CK Group a family of science-based recruitment consultancies CK Science is a leading independent scientific recruitment consultancy for science jobs.

Our highly trained, specialist scientific recruitment consultants are here to help candidates and clients with their recruitment needs within the scientific, chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, waste, environmental, and other related industries.

 

Join our Team!

We currently have a vacancy within our Chesterfield office for a Trainee Recruitment Consultant.

From the Chesterfield office we provide permanent and temporary recruitment solutions to companies employing scientists and engineers in the North of England, the Midlands, Wales and Ireland.

This is sales orientated position with extensive people contact, both face to face and by telephone. We are looking for an outgoing individual with lots of personality who is hungry for success and will enjoy the satisfaction of providing a quality, professional service to both clients and candidates.

This Trainee Recruitment Consultant  role will focus on the contract and temporary recruitment services we provide and will involve dealing with immediately available personnel and jobs with very quick turnaround times.

You should have a degree in a scientific or technical discipline (or equivalent experience) as you will be liaising with scientists and engineers on a technical level. A background in sales or recruitment would be beneficial. In any case, you must have excellent communication skills combined with self-confidence and a professional approach

 

Find out more…

For further information or a confidential chat, please call Russell Oakley or Liam O’Connell on 0114 2839956. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential. Please quote reference SH21491 in all correspondence.

Posted in Jobs, NewsTagged in , , , , , , , , ,

Meet our Environmental Industry Candidates…

CK Science are specialists in recruiting for the Environmental Industry.

Please click on the links below to find out about our great Environmental Industry candidates based in your area:

 

South, UK

  • Blend Technician
  • Organic Chemist
  • Graduate Environmental Analyst
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Environmental Engineer

 

Midlands, UK

  • Analytical Chemist
  • Technical/Business/Operations Manager
  • Inorganic Chemist

 

North, UK

  • Environmental Quality System Specialist
  • Technical Support Analyst
  • Analyst
Posted in Jobs, NewsTagged in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

3 Reasons to Employ a Job Hopper

If you’re discarding candidates just because of their chequered career history – you may well be missing a trick! Some argue that these candidates may be harnessing some of the best talent around.

Most people in their 20’s tend to switch jobs every 18 months or so, whilst those in their 30’s who have the most successful careers are doing so just as often.  So, you find the idea of employing a job hopper disparaging – you might just have to change your mindset because, in fact these employees are generally more productive and satisfied than those that stay in the same job for years on end.

So why do job hoppers make the best employees?

1. Job hoppers brains stay alive

Once you’ve been in your job for two years, you’ve pretty much learnt all there is to learn. This is the point when job hoppers will move on. The challenge of moving to new roles and new environments keeps them intellectually stimulated at work.

2. Job hoppers are high performers

Job hoppers are always aware that within the next year or so they will be swapping jobs. Therefore, in order to keep their CV’s in the best spec, they will perform to a consistently high basis.  Not only this, but they are fully aware that any future opportunities are dependent on the range of skills they can pick up in their current job.

3. Job hoppers are more stable

In today’s market, many believe that you shouldn’t rely on company’s to provide you with stability. It’s pretty much down to you these days. You need to believe in yourself, understand where you want to be and how you can get there.  A great way to really take a hold of your career stability is to use your network  as effectively as you can. After all this is how most people land jobs.

Posted in News, Workplace AdviceTagged in , , , , , ,

£100m Waste-to-Chemicals Site to Open in Teeside

iStock_000006963239Medium[1]As reported by The Engineer, Solvert Ltd, a renewable chemical sector entrepreneur, have announced their exciting plans to develop the ‘UK’s first manufacturing facility’.

The new facility will be producing industrial chemicals from domestic and commercial waste, on Teeside. This will involve advanced biological fermentation processes to produce renewable n-butanol, acetone, hydrogen and electricity from wet biodegradable waste.

The chemicals manufacturer has managed to secure an impressive £200,000 of funding to help develop the project which includes a £100,000 investment from the Finance for Business North East Proof Concept (POC) Fund, along with support from Business Link and the North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC).

CEO of Solvert stated,  “The current drive within the UK is to divert waste away from landfill sites into, more productive uses – such as feedstocks for other processes.”

“Organic waste, such as spoilage from supermarkets or the leftover food from our kitchens at home and in restaurants, holds immense potential for conversion into valuable chemicals to replace those produced from crude oil.

“At the moment, hydrogen, acetone and n-butanol come from non-renewable petrochemical sources and there are no UK producers.  N-butanol and acetone are currently imported into the UK from Western Europe and the US.

“A significant market for these chemicals already exists in the North East as well as other parts of the UK, and more customers from further afield are also looking for a greener alternative to products derived from crude oil.  These products form part of our daily lives as they are used extensively to produce paint or plastics such as Perspex.”

In addition, an experienced Chemical Engineer stated, “The fact that we are producing them in the UK and reducing imports is also a huge bonus.”

Are you looking for a new position in the Chemicals Industry? Click here to search our current science jobs online now.

Posted in NewsTagged in , , , , , , , , ,

Jobs Market on Road to Recovery

As reported by the BBC, according to a survey of recruitment consultants and employers, the jobs market is now on the ‘road to recovery’ as the demand for staff rises.

The survey, which was sponsored by KPMG and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, found that demand for temporary staff in December saw its largest rise in 6 months. Sectors such as computing, engineering, accounting and professional services saw the strongest increases.

However, there is still need for caution according to KPMG who warn that the future of the jobs market is unstable due to the government’s austerity measures. Bernard Brown, head of Business Services at KPMG said that the jobs market was entering “a critical phase with two big question marks. First the impact of the government cutbacks in public sector spend and employment, which should start to bite over the coming months. Second the impact of the recent VAT increase, and whether this will affect UK consumer demand and job creation.”

Posted in NewsTagged in , , , ,