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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Regional Quality Assurance Consultant – Berkshire

Reena at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Regional Quality Assurance Consultant to join a Global Consumer Healthcare Organisation. Based in Berkshire, this role is a full time on a 12 month contract

Responsibilities

As a Regional Quality Assurance Consultant you will:

  • Providing QA governance and approval of key deliverables for regional validation.
  • Producing regulation and GxP assessments for the regional validation project.
  • Identifying opportunities for continuous improvement mitigation key risks and resolving issues where key decisions are actually required.
  • Driving regionalisation of business processes
  • Holding monthly regional governance board sessions with key leads.
  • Providing QA oversight and support for Change Management function

Qualifications

The successful Regional Quality Assurance Consultant will have the following qualifications, skills & experiences:

  • BSc or equivalent in a life Science subject
  • Proven experience of operating at senior leadership levels within a quality function 
  • Regional Quality Assurance background
  • Proven track record of driving continuous business improvement and change resulting in benefits being achieved
  • Evidence of working at all levels of the organisation
  • Ability to mentor and provide guidance
  • Team management experience essential

 Benefits

As a Regional Quality Assurance Consultant this is an excellent opportunity to join a Global Consumer Healthcare Organisation, which in return offers a competitive salary.

Reena Dhana - Scientific Recruitment ConsultantHow to apply

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For more information or to apply for the role of Regional Quality Assurance Consultant please contact Reena Dhana on 01438 723 500 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk. Alternatively please click on the link below to apply online now.  Please quote reference ST25975 in all correspondence.

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Interview Advice Bulletin – May 2012

Do you have an interview for a job in science? Here are a few tips from CK Science to help make sure you ace that interview and land that perfect science job:

 

 

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Team Leader Job in the North West of UK

Naynesh Mistry at CK Science is recruiting for a Team Leader to join a biotechnology laboratory service company at their site in the North West on a permanent basis.

Responsibilities:

As a Team Leader the key responsibilities for this role include:

  • To provide the supervised running of the haematology section.
  • To use established methods to analyse samples by automated and manual techniques.
  •  To perform differential cell counts and assess cell morphology by microscopy.
  • To evaluate methods, reagents and equipment for use in the haematology section.
  • To assist in the preparation for cytological examination of body fluids and aspirates.
  • To participate in and monitor performance in external and internal quality assurance schemes.
  • To maintain reagent and consumable stocks and their correct storage.
  • To maintain the standard operating procedure manual for haematology.
  • To participate in the training of junior and other members of staff in haematological techniques.

Qualifications and skills:

The ideal candidate for this Team Leader role will have a Degree or HNC in appropriate subject and Membership of professional organisation. It is essential that the post holder must have a sound working knowledge of haematology with practical laboratory skills and the ability to organise work schedules and analytical methods.

How to apply:

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For more information or to apply for this Team Leader role please contact Naynesh Mistry on 0114 283 9956 or email nmistry@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH24083 in all correspondence.

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Our Latest Science Jobs in the UK – 02/04/12

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!

The North East and Scotland:

Microbiologist – North East

QC Manager – Pharmaceutical, NE England

Engineering Technician (Mechanical) – North East

Chemical Engineer – North East

Quality Control Technician-Pigments Dyes & Polymer

The South of the UK

Bioanalyst – Hertfordshire

Process Engineer, Pharmaceutical – Herts

Test Technician – Medical Devices, Cambridgeshire

Development Chemist – Cosmetics, Suffolk

Engineering Manager, Phamaceutical – Herts

Regulatory Affairs Officer – Pharma, Hampshire

The Midlands and the North West:

Medical Device Consultant

Raw Materials QC Analyst – North West

Operations Manager

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Sales Manager (Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology) Europe

Andrew Bolton at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Sales Manager to join a global provider in the supply of chemical products & contract research (CRO) services for customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology & agrochemical industries.  This is a field based role based role covering the UK & Europe.

Responsibilities:

This Sales Manager role is a key position within the organisation, you will be responsible for:

  • Developing & building relationships with both new & existing customers within the UK & Europe;
  • Delivery of new sales through the development of new customers & market opportunities
  • Key account management to understand customer requirements, negotiation of terms & instigating proposals as well as completion of all sales reports & strategies.

Qualifications:

To be considered for this Sales Manager role, you will have a successful proven sales track record of products and/or services to the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and/or Agrochemical industries.

Location:

The successful candidate for this Sales Manager role should ideally be based in one of the following regions: Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.

How to apply:

Apply online now:

For more information or to apply for this Sales Manager role please contact Andrew Bolton on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST23867 in all correspondence.

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Scientists have found the key to staying slim could be in your genes

The Daily Mail reported that scientists have found that the key to staying slim could be in your genes.  Scientists believe they have found the ‘gluttony gene’ which fails to tell your brain when you are full.

Researchers at Georgetown School Healthcare Hub in the U.S conducted a research project using mice. In the study they found that a single gene broke down communication in the body and led to non-stop eating and rapid weight gain.

Generally after a meal, the activity of this gene transmits chemical signals down a chain of brain cells until they reach the hypothalamus, which receives the message that you are full and suppresses the appetite. However the mice which had a mutation of this gene ate twice as much as those without the mutation.

Scientists hope that identifying the gene could help with treatments for obesity which affects nearly one in four adults in the UK.

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Compliance Officer – North East

Heather Deagle at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Compliance Officer to join a biotechnology company based in the North East of England.

Responsibilities:

As a Compliance Officer you will be responsible for ensuring that manufacturing documents are compliant with GMP, writing new manufacturing documents, providing assistance to the New Product Co-ordinator during manufacturing and perform document compliance reviews.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this Compliance Officer role must be qualified to at least HND level in chemistry or equivalent subject or possess equivalent industrial experience and have prior knowledge of GMP and Quality issues. 

How to apply:

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For more information or to apply for this Compliance Officer role please contact Heather Deagle on 0191 384 8905 or email hdeagle@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH23938 in all correspondence.

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Regulatory Manager – East Anglia

Jason Johal at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Regulatory Manager to join a global Biopharma company in East Anglia and close to Cambridge

The Job:

The role of this Regulatory Manager job is to provide effective regulatory and strategic input during product development and product life cycle management to support manufacturing activities on site and to ensure regulatory compliance for final product release. This is a dual reporting role to the Director of Quality Operations and to the Director of RA CMC Europe.

Responsibilities:

As a Regulatory Manager  you will have responsibility for 5 Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs professional staff and a budget up to $1MM key responsibilities include:

  • Partnering with Global RA CMC to deliver the strategy and execution for the preparation of CMC components for investigational medicinal products, new marketing applications, MAA variations and responses to agency questions.
  • Evaluation of post-approval CMC changes that affect EU MAA and International filings. Good working knowledge of EMA centralized variation system and variation application form. Scientific assessment of all relevant product related documents in compliance with EU regulatory requirements. Preparation of the EU quality components for CMC variations and maintenance of CMC sections in CTD format for EU MAA.
  • Collecting and developing responses to questions from regulatory authorities in close cooperation with project team members in US and EU.
  • Developing and maintaining a knowledge and understanding of current regulatory requirements for manufacture of API and testing, release and distribution of licensed medicinal products.
  • Maintaining regulatory compliance system for therapeutic products to support final product release and distribution to market.
  • Maintaining a high quality standards and a continuous improvement approach in responding to the evolving regulatory environment.
  • Maintaining CMC regulatory documents and liaison with appropriate Regulatory Authorities. This includes Site Master Files and manufacturing licenses and other regulatory approvals are maintained and available for regulatory agency and Customer Inspections.

Qualifications and Skills:

This Regulatory Manager role will require good working relationships with internal customers from QA/QC/Production/ Materials Management to improve regulatory compliance and awareness as well as collaboration with global regulatory personnel to ensure best practices and knowledge of global activities are communicated to site.

The company require someone capable of working independently to achieve goals and objective and with the ability to prioritise and organise daily work to meet overall deadlines. They must be able to influence others in a positive way and to identify and manage their own projects to completion. They will need the following:

  • A good knowledge of Pharmaceutical manufacturing processes and cGMP is essential as is knowledge and experience of international regulatory affairs environment for product life cycle management.
  • Practical experience of European regulatory procedures and the EU centralized procedure both pre and post approval are expected as is a good understanding of global change control management and regulatory compliance.
  • The ability to work on a number of projects with tight timelines, good scientific writing skills and the ability to work independently with minimal guidance are also required.

How to apply:

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For more information or to apply for this Regulatory Manager role please contact Jason Johal on 01438 723 500 or email jjohal@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference ST23896 in all correspondence.

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Senior R&D Scientist – North West

Naynesh Mistry at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Senior R&D Scientist to join a leading manufacturer and supplier of clinical microbiology instrumentation in their product development team on a permanent basis in the North West

 

Job Summary:

This Senior R&D Scientist role will be to conduct research into and develop a wide range of new products for diagnostic microbiology with an emphasis on establishing novel molecular diagnostics.

 

Purpose/Objective:

As a Senior R&D Scientist you will carry out investigations related to both the improvement of existing products, and the improvement of manufacturing procedures and resolution of manufacturing problems, as well as working towards the achievement of recognition of significant new products through publication and presentation of external evaluations.

The primary focus of research will be the development of novel targets and probes for pathogenic micro-organisms with an emphasis on pathogens in human clinical disease.

The successful applicant will be expected to play a leading role in the development of a portfolio of molecular assays integrating a novel platform with forefront diagnostic assay. 

 

Qualifications and skills required:

The ideal candidate for this Senior R&D Scientist role will have a knowledge of nucleic amplification and extraction techniques is essential, combined with experience in conventional microbiological diagnostic methods.  Experience of primer design and bioinformatics software and databases would be advantageous

Ideally, candidates should have MSc or PhD in appropriate discipline or equivalent, as well as experience in commercial and/or academic research facilities, and be committed to continuous learning and professional development.

 

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Senior R&D Scientist role please contact Naynesh Mistry on 0114 2839956 or email nmistry@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH23878 in all correspondence.

 

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Analytical Chemist, Biotechnology–North of England

Heather Deagle at CK Science is currently recruiting for several Analytical Chemist’s (more senior roles available too) to join a major biotechnology company at their site in the North East of England. These roles will be on a temporary contract for initially 6-12 months with a strong possibility of becoming permanent.

Skills required:

The ideal candidate for this Analytical Chemist role will have proven experience in working in an analytical laboratory type role involving method qualification or validation, release testing of drug substances or stability testing.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate for this Analytical Chemist role ideally will be qualified to Degree level or similar in a relevant scientific discipline and have some experience gained with in a GMP setting.

How to apply:

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For more information or to apply for this Analytical Chemist role please contact Heather Deagle at CK Science on 0191 384 8905 or email hdeagle@cksicience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH23844 in all correspondence.

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Medical Devices Auditor Job (Active Devices)

Andrew Bolton at CK Science is currently looking for a Medical Device Auditor to join a world leading auditing & certification consultancy, which provides specialist services to the medical device & related technology industries. This role will initially be based between their sites in Hampshire & Germany during the training period, with the option to be field based thereafter.

Responsibilities:

As a Medical Device Auditor, you will be involved in:

  • Planning & conducting audits (ISO, IVD, MDD, FDA, MRA, CE Marking) of customer’s active medical devices, facilities & quality management systems (QMS)
  • Testing of active medical devices in line with relevant electrical standards
  • Reviewing & approval of technical file / design dossiers, significant change notifications and other technical documentation.

Within this role, you will be required to travel to customer sites within the UK, Europe, USA & Asia.

Qualifications and skills:

To be considered for this Medical Device Auditor role, you will have the following:

  • Degree in electrical engineering, physics or a related discipline (or equivalent)
  • Working knowledge of quality systems relating to medical devices (CE Marking, ISO 13485:2003 & ISO 9001:2008
  • Demonstrated experience involved in audits (internal or external).

Knowledge of another European language and/or experience as an Auditor in Medical Devices would be advantageous, but it is not essential.

Benefits:

This Medical Device Auditor role is an outstanding opportunity to join a leading auditing & certification consultancy for the medical device industries. In return they offer a competitive salary & excellent benefits.

How to apply:

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For more information or to apply for this Medical Device Auditor role please contact Andrew Bolton on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST23810 in all correspondence.

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Our latest science jobs in this week

Here is a list of the latest science jobs we have had in this week. Click on the links below to find out more and be the first to apply!

Asbestos Surveyor – P402, Southampton

Development Chemist – Coatings & Polymers, N West

Calibration Technician – Oil & Gas, Aberdeen

Administrator – Environmental

Sample Management Scientist, Temp, 36982

Meter Proving Technician – Oil & Gas, Aberdeen

Analytical Chemist

Field Based Immunology Sales Consultant

Medical Devices Auditor – Active Devices

Analytical Chemist – Pharmaceutical, NE England

Project Engineer – Oxfordshire

Compliance Process Engineer – Oxon

Support Engineer – Oxfordshire

Analytical Team Leader

Analytical Chemist

Polymer Chemist – Material Testing, North London

 

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Our latest jobs – 28th of February 2012

 

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Restricted Substances Manager – Chemical, London

Technical Specialist – Analytical Chemist

Application Support Team Leader – Polymer, Coating

Physical Properties QC Analyst – London

UKAS Technical Manager-Metrology, Balance & Weigh

Senior QC Analyst

Design Engineer x4 – Plastics, Polymers & Material

QC Technician

Field Chemist – Oil & Gas

Senior Scientist – API, Kent

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Technical Specialist (Analytical Chemist) – North East England

Barney Smith at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Technical Specialist in analytical chemistry to join a company that provides analytical services for the oil, gas, environmental and petrochemical industries to be based in the North East of England.

Responsibilities:

As a Technical Specialist with extensive knowledge and experience in analytical instrumentation such as GC, GC-MS, ICP, AA, UV, IR and KF, you will provide technical support and troubleshooting in instrumentation installation, validation, method development and maintenance to laboratories UK wide.  You will work with company Laboratory, Technical and QA Managers on instrumentation projects and provide technical support to other departments.

Qualifications and skills:

The successful candidate for this Technical Specialist role must be qualified to minimum HNC/HND in chemistry or related subject or possess equivalent commercial experience.  It is essential that you have an in-depth knowledge and proven track record in method development, validation and instrumentation maintenance within analytical chemistry.

How to apply:

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For more information or to apply for this Technical Specialist role please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH23780 in all correspondence.

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Scottish Power creates 300 new jobs and is set to invest £6.5 million in new talent

Scottish Power released a press statement today announcing that it expects to invest over £5billion to upgrade the electricity network in central and southern Scotland over the next 10 years, and is launching a recruitment drive to boost its engineering and technical workforce by creating 300 new roles.

These new roles will include full-time system design roles, high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) development jobs, and transmission and distribution engineers.  It is anticipated there will be around 50 new apprenticeships created and the graduate programme will look to take in at least 50 new graduates by 2013.

Four out of five energy industry employees are set to retire over the next 15 years. In this time more than £200bn will be invested in the UK energy sector, with tens of thousands of engineers required to deliver the work.  To address this skills gap, ScottishPower is also investing £6.5 million in grassroots skills development between 2011 and 2013.

First Minister Alex Salmond said: “Three hundred new high-skilled jobs for Scotland’s energy sector is very encouraging news indeed. Scottish Power’s £6.5 million commitment is further proof of the continued long term investment by global companies in Scotland’s fast growing renewables industry.

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Formulation Development Scientist Jobs x 2 – Northern Ireland

Naynesh Mistry at CK Science is currently looking to recruit 2 x Formulation Development Scientists to join an international pharmaceutical organisation to work at their site in Northern Ireland on a permanent basis.

Responsibilities:

As a Formulation Development Scientist, the post holder will be directly involved in the development of all aspects of the processes used in the manufacture of new and existing drug products (dosage forms will include tablets and capsules)

The post holder will:

  • Assume direct involvement in the process development for the manufacture of medicinal products based in a range of dosage forms including tablets, capsules, controlled release systems, liquids and semi-solids.
  • Operate the various pieces of equipment involved in the process, at laboratory, pilot and commercial scale
  • Complete accurate process documentation in accordance with GMP, to include manufacturing documents and preparation of reports
  • Participate in transfer of technology from formulation development to production; liaising with production to ensure smooth transfer of information
  • Liaise with production in relation to manufacture of clinical trial batches
  • Participate in critical interpretation of experimental data
  • Participate in practical problem solving in relation of on-going and new projects

Qualifications and skills required:

The ideal candidate for this Formulation Development Scientist role would have a Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in a Scientific/Technical discipline.

Essential requirements are as follows:

  • Experience in solid dosage manufacturing
  • Previous experience of pharmaceutical drug product manufacturing techniques such as dry powder blending, granulation, encapsulation and tablet compression
  • Previous experience of completing batch processing instructions in accordance with GMP
  • Experience in cGMP audits and knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Office, Excel etc)

How to apply:

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For more information or to apply for these Formulation Development Scientist roles please contact Naynesh Mistry on 0114 283 9956 or email nmistry@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH23782 in all correspondence.

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Boehringer Ingelheim provide free first aid training for Berkshire children

Boehringer Ingelheim released a statement earlier this year stating that the Bracknell based pharmaceutical company is teaming up with St Johns Ambulance and Bracknell News to provide free first aid training in Berkshire schools.

Boehringer Ingelheim is sponsoring a part time St Johns Ambulance liaison officer to provide free first aid training in schools. Natasha Bright will be available to the schools at little or no cost to carry out training, before schools had to pay for training, so the initiative will save them hundreds of pounds or mean more taking advantage of first aid training.

Boehringer Ingelheim’s involvement in free first aid training started in 2009 when, in liaison with the Bracknell News and St John, it launched free Childlifesaver courses for readers to learn basic skills required to save a baby or toddler’s life.

Duncan Cantor, director of communications at Boehringer, said: “As a company, we are committed to family health. This year is the 50th anniversary of the opening our UK office and what better way to celebrate our half-century in Bracknell than by extending the work we have already done in the first aid arena to local children. By helping them to learn the basic first aid skills they may, one day, be in a position to save someone’s life and that, for me, is a pretty good legacy for any company to have.”

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