Principal Research Associate – Oxford

Jocelyn at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Principal Research Associate to join a rapidly growing pharmaceutical company based in Oxfordshire.

This role primarily involves assisting the development of SNARE cleavage assays using methods such as Western Blotting, HPLC and FRET.

A BSc in a relevant field is essential for this role, and knowledge and experience of working with proteins and botulinum neurotoxins would be beneficial.

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Research Scientists (Nutrition) – Yorkshire

Naynesh Mistry is recruiting for Research Scientists (Nutrition) to join a leading Biopharmaceutical company based in Yorkshire on a permanent basis.

Responsibilities in this role include organising, conducting and evaluating analytical results, and testing independently in compliance with applicable methods, protocols, SOPs and regulatory agency guidelines. You will also be required to maintain, operate and perform routine and non-routine maintenance on laboratory equipment and software.

To apply for this position you should have demonstrable experience in laboratories and be proficient using, and trouble shooting analytical equipment.

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Variety in Science Grants to Benefit Research

Chemistry World has recently reported on a study into the effectiveness of the allocation of grant money to the scientific community.

The study, conducted by David Currie and Jean-Michel Fortin, biologists at the University of Ottawa, Canada, found that a series of smaller grants to a wider variety of people and institutions is more conducive to effective and meaningful research than large grants to the ‘elite’ in the scientific community. The conclusions of Currie and Fortin indicate that an increased monetary grant does not increase productivity.

Highly cited studies are seemingly unaffected by the level of funding received. The impact generally comes down to the quality of the researchers, regardless of career stage. Some more experienced scientists could have larger grants but less time to perform studies due to other commitments, such as teaching, and so cannot fully use the grant money. It would therefore be better to disseminate the money to a wider variety of researchers so that more diverse research could be performed.

Essentially, the money from grants is better used to improve the scientific community as a whole, rather than for the benefit a few specific areas of research. By funding the elite institutions, it is probably that the vitality and variety of scientific thought will be significantly dulled.

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Research Scientist – East Midlands

Naynesh Mistry at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Research Scientist – Fermentation R&D to join a leading biopharmaceutical company based in the East Midlands on a permanent basis.

Responsibilities:

As a Research Scientist you will join the R&D fermentation team and you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for the producing gram quantities of recombinant proteins
  • Developing fermentation processes and providing technology transfer support
  • Be expected to work both independently and within a multi-functional team
  • Be responsible for performing fermentations, maintaining the professional standards of the laboratory
  • Documenting and communicating your work. 

Qualifications:

The successful Research Scientist will have the following qualifications, skills and experiences:

  • BSc Life Science or PhD entry level or equivalent
  • Evidence of DoE (Design of Experiment), Microbial Physiology and Systems Biology understanding.
  • Good practical knowledge of fermenter and complementary technologies
  • Ability to work independently to deadlines, be flexible to changing priorities and be comfortable multitasking.
  • Team player with good communication and scientific writing skills.

If successful you will be joining a one of the leading companies in Biopharmaceutical and Bio innovation products.

Naynesh Mistry - Consultant at CK ScienceHow to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Research Scientist position contact Naynesh Mistry via email nmistry@ckscience.co.uk or telephone 0114 283 9956. Please quote reference SH24626 in all correspondence.

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Anti-aging hope for Vitamin D

As reported by Pharmiweb,  current research suggests that Vitamin D supplements may have wide-ranging anti-ageing properties including the preservation of eyesight. The research is still at an early stage however research scientists believe it could have important implications for human health. Boosting the intake of vitamin D may have broad anti-ageing effects and in particular help prevent loss of vision and blindness in older people.

During the research study middle-aged mice treated with the vitamin for six weeks underwent changes in their eyes that led to improved vision. Levels of amyloid beta, a toxic protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease and known to be a hallmark of ageing, were also reduced in the animals’ eyes and blood vessels.

Lead scientist Professor Glen Jeffery, from the Institute of Ophthalmology at University College London, said: “Finding that amyloid deposits were reduced in the blood vessels of mice that had been given vitamin D supplements suggests that vitamin D could be useful in helping to prevent a range of age-related health problems, from deteriorating vision to heart disease.”

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Senior R&D/Research Chemist (Adhesive, PU, Epoxy) – West Midlands

Victoria Walker is currently looking to recruit a Senior R&D/Research Chemist to join a manufacturer of adhesives and related products based in the West Midlands.

Responsibilities:

The main roles and responsibilities of this Senior R&D/Research Chemist will be to develop innovative products for a range of applications. You will be responsible for managing your own workload as well as assisting with project management, and you will help with taking the development of new products from concept through to launch. Specialising primarily in polyurethane and epoxy synthesis and development, you will lead the subdivision and will mentor a junior member of staff. Alternatively, with a water-based or research-focused background, you will investigate and innovate new areas of development for the department.

Qualifications:

To be considered for this Senior R&D/Research Chemist role you will ideally be educated to degree level or equivalent in Chemistry or a related discipline, with experience gained within industry in formulating adhesive, polyurethane, epoxy or water-based products. This will preferably have been gained in the adhesives, sealants or coatings industries. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of assisting with projects. The post will suit a motivated self starter who can work with the minimum of supervision when required while also being able to assist in supporting a team.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Senior R&D/Research Chemist role please contact Victoria Walker on 0114 2839956 or vwalker@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH22841 in all correspondence.

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Molecular Biologist Job (Temporary) – Hertfordshire

My client is looking for an experienced Molecular Biologist for a 12 month period who has experience in the design, execution and trouble-shooting of plate-based biochemical / immunological and cell based assays. You will be based in Hertfordshire, UK.

 

The ideal candidate for this Molecular Biologist position will also have experience in various aspects of molecular biology (cloning and expression), protein biochemistry and purification would also be desirable. Proficiency in IT data analysis packages (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint and Word). You will have a degree (orequivalent) in a scientific capacity with some industry experience would be advantageous.

 

 

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For more information, or to apply for this Molecular Biologist position online, please contact Julie Marshall at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email jmarshall@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST20957 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.

 

Apply now

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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Protein Scientist Job – Cambridge, UK

A Protein Scientist is required to join a biotechnology company based in Cambridge, UK.

As Protein Scientist you will play an important role in supporting the different activities around rapid expression and scale-up of IgG using in-house protein expression technologies.

The Successful candidate for this Protein Scientist position will have a Degree in Life Sciences, (or equivalent experience) or a PhD (or equivalent) in Life Sciences would be desirable.

The key technical skills and competencies required for this Protein Scientist role include extensive experience in protein expression from eukaryotic cells in industrial environment and practical laboratory-based experience in cell culture. It is required you have experience in molecular biology.

You will be enthusiastic, flexible and willing to learn, as well as proactive with a high level of attention to detail. This is a contract position for 4 months and is a great opportunity to gain experience of working within a modern company in the Cambridge region.

Apply Now

For more information, or to apply for this Protein Scientist job, please contact Julie Marshall at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email jmarshall@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST20524 in all correspondence.

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Study Director (Bioanalysis) – Yorkshire, UK

Our client is currently seeking to recruit a Study Director to work within their Bioanalytical department at their site in Yorkshire on a permanent basis.

As a Study Director you will oversee bioanalytical studies, ensure that the studies are carried out to the required standards and approve the study data. You will be the single point of study control and have overall responsibility for the scientific, technical and regulatory compliance of studies allocated to you, as well as for the interpretation, documentation and reporting of results.

As an experienced Study Director you will be familiar with conducting all work in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements governing the work in which they are involved, such as GLP and GCP.

The ideal candidate for this Study Director role will be educated to degree level, or equivalent, or above in a related discipline, with experience in small molecule bioanalysis by LC-MS/MS and will also ideally be working in, or have experience within, Contract Research or a related industry.

 

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For more information, or to apply for this Study Director role, please contact PhilIppa Robertson on 0114 283 9956 pr email probertson@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH20087 in all correspondences.

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Molecular Biologist (Biotechnology) – Cambridge, UK

A Molecular Biologist is required to join the Technology Group of a Research organisation based in Cambridge, UK.

The ideal candidate for this Molecular Biologist job will be educated to PhD, or equivalent in Molecular Biology, Immunology or a similar scientific discipline. You will be involved in the management of transgenic mouse lines, with experience of cell assays, cell/tissue culture, and ideally FACs analysis would be an advantage. You will use your Molecular Biologist to support a number of core projects.

 

Apply now

For more information or to apply for this Molecular Biologist job, please contact Julie Marshall at CK Science on  01438 723500 or email your CV to jmarshall@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST20102 in all correspondence.

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Downstream Purification Scientist Required for Global R&D Company based in South East, UK

A temporary downstream purification position is now available in this global R&D company.  They are seeking a highly self motivated individual to support development activities on a project in the final stages of development. You will work as part of a team however they will expect that you are an experienced downstream scientist who will be able to perform your duties with minimal orientation.

Suitable candidates must have the following experience and be able to program using the Unicorn software, must be familiar with AKTA platforms particularly the AKTA Pilot and Explorer 3, must be able to pack medium size chromatography columns (10-30 cm i.d. columns), perform quantitative and qualitative protein assay techniques and be familiar with non-chromatographic protein purification methods.

This is a 6 month contract position which may be extended however this is not guaranteed. An excellent opportunity to join a leading pharmaceutical R&D company in Hertfordshire with excellent commuting links to London and the North.  Entitlement to work in the UK is essential.

 

How to Apply

For more information, or to apply for this Downstream Purification Scientist position, please contact Julie Marshall on 01438 723500 or email jmarshall@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST19479 in all correspondence.

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If you do not hear back from us within 5 working days of your application for this role, it means that on this occasion you have not been shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment campaign.

 

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Breakthrough for MS treatment.

A new study, published in the New England Medical Journal shows that a drug produced by Genzyme and partner Bayer AG to combat leukaemia considerably reduces the risk of relapse in early Multiple Sclerosis. Scientists at Cambridge University hope the research will lead to improved treatment for the many sufferers of MS worldwide.

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Good News For Cambridge Pharmaceutical Industry

A Cambridge company, Domainex, has had a cash injection of 1 million pounds which will impact on biology and chemistry services to major pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms involved in drug discovery. This could result in more pharmaceutical based vacancies within the cambridge area. It will also provide breakthrough solutions for the medical chemistry and protein expression services provided to companies and a drive forward in drug research projects. To see our current jobs in research, click here

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