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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REC Jobs Outlook May 2014

The latest jobs outlook report from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation makes positive reading for the science and manufacturing industries. Some of the key points from the survey include:

  • Business confidence is up 16% on the same period in 2013
  • 80% of employers in the science sector will be looking to increase their permanent headcount over the next year
  • 50% of employers in the sector will be looking to recruit additional contract staff
  • Smaller and medium sized businesses will recruit much quicker than larger organisations
  • Science, technology and engineering are three of the fastest growing areas in the UK economy

This continues the positive news that has been coming from employment reports in the science industries and can only be good news for employment growth and continued investment.

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Synthetic human blood gets go-ahead in Scotland

As reported on bbc.co.uk/news.  Scottish scientists have moved one step closer to conducting clinical trials of synthetic human blood thanks to the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare product Regulatory Agency (MHRA).BBC News story

Having been awarded a licence by the MHRA, researchers at the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, Edinburgh University and Roslin Cells are able to use stem cells to manufacture blood that could eventually be tested on people.

The licence means a manufacturing facility, which will be based at the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine (SCRM) can be set up to work on human cell therapy products with the aim of producing blood that will be fit for clinical trials.

The synthetic blood would be used to help help supply shortages and prevent infections being passed on through donations.

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Operations Manager – Aberdeen

Barney Smith at CK Science is recruiting for an Operations Manager to run a Waste Management facility in Aberdeen. The role is permanent and may involve covering two sites at times.

 Responsibilities

For the Operations Manager role you will be responsible for a team of site chemists, hazpack chemists and Senior Site Chemists. You will also be responsible for:

  • Administration support team and mud and effluent plant staff
  • Ensuring that all site operations run in a safe, efficient and cost effective manner
  • Delivering excellent customer service,
  • Developing effective relationships
  • Providing opportunities to increase revenue
  • Managing all aspects of waste management operations including procedures and quality systems, staff training and management and business strategy.

 Qualifications

For the Operations Manager role, you must have a proven track record in the waste industry in a supervisory or managerial role. You must also hold a minimum HNC in chemistry in order to fulfil IPPC legal requirements and hold a full UK driving licence. A COTC qualification is desirable although not essential.

 Barney Smith - Scientific RecruitmentHow to apply

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To apply for this Operations Manager role, please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk  Please quote reference DH25937 in all correspondence.

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Protein Scientist – Grangemouth

Heather Deagle at CK Science is recruiting for a Protein Scientist for a major biotechnology company based in the Central Belt of Scotland, to work on initially a temporary contract that is very likely to go permanent.

Responsibilities:

As a Protein Scientist the key responsibilities will be too:

  • Develop processes for the conjugation, purification and formulation of antibody conjugates
  • Perform process robustness, characterisation and optimisation studies
  • Process scale up and transfer into our GMP facilities
  • Small scale drug linker synthesis

Qualifications and skills:

The successful candidate for this Protein Scientist role will have following qualifications and experience:

  • a minimum of a BSc degree in Biological/Biochemical Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering or related discipline with good practical lab experience.
  • You will also have experience / awareness of protein purification techniques such as: Chromatography, Filtration and Tangential Flow Filtration (TFF)
  • You will also have Good communication skills, interpersonal skills, ability to work in a fast paced environment.

It would be desirable to have the following skills:

  • Previous biotech industry experience in process development or process scale up / manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of protein modification or conjugation chemistry

How to apply:

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For more information or to apply for this Protein Scientist role please contact Heather Deagle on 0191 384 8905 or email hdeagle@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference  DH25140 in all correspondence.

 

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Drinks Giant Diageo Creates Hundreds of Jobs

As reported by Sky News, the world’s leading premium drinks company, Diageo has announce that it will be investing £1bn into whisky production which could create hundreds of jobs in Scotland.

Drinks Giant Diageo Creates Hundreds of Jobs in ScotlandDiageo’s £1bn investment will be over a 5 year period and will instantly create 100 new jobs in Scotland. A new distillery in Speyside will then be built which could potentially create even more jobs. The investment will also be used to extend 28 of their existing distilleries and build more new warehouses in which to store the whisky. As a result, Diageo plan to increase their whisky production by 30 to 40 per cent.

In addition to the full time jobs created at the distillery, the investment is expected to create 250 construction jobs. Diageo already currently employees approximately 4,000 people.

Diageo is the largest manufacturer of Scotch whisky and holds one third of the market. Over the past 5 years the

company has experienced great success with sales soaring by 50 per cent. Whisky accounted for a third of their gross profit in 2011.

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Project Chemist Job in Scotland

Barney Smith at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Project Chemist to join a global organisation based in Scotland on a permanent basis.

Project Chemist Job Description:

Within this customer facing role, you will be involved in both laboratory work and also ad hoc offshore sampling and chemistry. As Project Chemist you will be required to work under your own initiative without support, and often in challenging circumstances.

This Project Chemist position will create a wealth of opportunities both analytically and professionally at a global organisation.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

As Project Chemist you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Qualified to minimum HND/HNC in chemistry or possess equivalent practical analytical chemistry experience in techniques such as corrosion inhibitor testing, foaming, IC, ICP, GC and titrations.
  • You must hold a BOSIET offshore certificate
  • Have a proven track record in working in offshore chemistry to be considered for the role

How to apply:

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Food Scientific Advisor Job in North Scotland

Graeme Pallas at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Food Scientific Advisor to join a food safety organisation based in North Scotland. This Food Scientific Advisor position is an initial one year contract position.

Food Scientific Advisor Job Description:

As Food Scientific Advisor, you will be responsible for leading scientific work to support a Food-borne Disease Strategy, in particular Campylobacter and VTEC.  This will involve taking a lead role in reducing Campylobacter in chicken and helping to develop future priorities and work programmes.  In addition, you will provide scientific advice on food-borne disease to colleagues, funding bodies, members of the public and stakeholders.

Graeme is keen to hear from candidates who:

  • Have strong communication skills
  • Are capable of delivering results in the face of significant obstacles
  • Be educated to PhD level in microbiology, biological science or related fields/or will have equivalent commercial experience

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For more information regarding this Food Scientific Advisor position, please contact Graeme Pallas at CK Science on +44 (0)191 394 8905 or email gpallas@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH24320 in all correspondence.

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Glasgow scientists use 3D printers to create drugs

As reported by the BBC, scientists at the University of Glasgow have used 3D printers to create organic compounds and inorganic clusters which could be used in drugs to treat cancer.

The £1,250 3D printing process involves the use of a robotically controlled syringe which then builds an object out of a gel-based “ink”. Chemicals and catalysts are them mixed into this.  Traditionally, chemists have put chemicals in glassware in order to create a reaction.

It is hoped that in the long term this 3D printing system  could be used to make customised medicines whereby a doctor could download pre-set recipes and even tailor the medicines to their patients individual needs.

The scientists at the University of Glasgow also predict that the technology will be used by major pharmaceutical companies within five years and by the public within 20 years.

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Leicester science park plans to be approved tomorrow

This is Leicester reported that the long awaited development of the Leicester science park will receive a kick start as plans are set to be approved this week.

On Tuesday, Leicester City Council’s development control committee will discuss the development which planning officers have recommended for approval. The hope is that this park could provide 100’s of new jobs in the area, the scheme also includes a new supermarket to be built on land next to the science park site, which as it is understood will be run by Asda.

The first stage of the development is likely to cost £37 million but if planning consent is given tomorrow then the park could be finished by the end of the year. A city council planning spokesman said: “The proposal would have many significant positive regeneration impacts for the science park and the wider area.”

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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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Our Latest Science Jobs in the UK – 26/03/12

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!

Test Engineer – Diagnostic, Cambridgeshire

Microbiologist – Sussex

Temporary Laboratory Technician – Yorkshire

QA Technical Coordinator – Durham

Continuous Improvement Engineer – North East

Quality Systems Engineer – East Midlands

QC Analyst – Suffolk

Senior Validation Officer – Suffolk

Organic Chemist – North East

Process Improvement Technician – Scotland

QC Specialist – Maidenhead

Chemical Engineer – Process, Chemical, East Sussex

Development Chemist – Catalysts – North East

Laboratory Quality Manager – UKAS, Hertfordshire

Laboratory Analyst – Cleveland

Metering Engineer – Oil & Gas – Scotland

Analytical Chemist – Pharmaceutical, NE England

Team Manager – Pharmaceuticals – County Durham

Upstream Proposals Manager – Oil & Gas – Scotland

Scientist – North West

Senior Process Chemist – Chemical, Cambridgeshire

Microbiology Team Leader – North West

Microbiology Manager – North West

Laboratory Analyst – Herts

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GSK to invest £500 million in the UK including a new facility in Cumbria

BBC News have reported that GlaxoSmithKline have released a press statement today confirming that it will invest more than £500m in the UK across its manufacturing sites to increase production of key aspects for its pharmaceutical products and vaccines.  This investment could create up to a 1000 new jobs.

GSK also announced a new manufacturing facility to be built in Ulverston in Cumbria. The biopharmaceutical facility will be its first new UK factory for 40 years.

Investment will also be made at the company’s two manufacturing sites in Scotland at Montrose and Irvine.

These investments represent one of the largest commitments to the UK life-sciences sector in recent years.  They follow confirmation by the Government in the Budget yesterday that it will implement a ‘patent box’ to encourage investment in R&D and related manufacturing in the UK, by introducing a lower rate of corporation tax on profits generated from UK-owned intellectual property

Prime Minister David Cameron said: “This is excellent news, a major investment that will create many highly skilled jobs and provide a great boost to the economy….We have a world class life sciences industry, and I am determined not just to keep it here in the UK but significantly increase it too… Our innovative life sciences strategy and ground breaking patent box are already making a difference, helping to grow this important industry and ensure the great discoveries of the next decade happen here in British laboratories.

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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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Our latest science jobs of the 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!

Development Manager – Cosmetic, Cambridgeshire

Client Service Manager – Testing, Essex

Temporary Shift Site Chemist – West Midlands

Temporary Product Stewardship Intern – REACH/ CLP

Laboratory Technician – Oil And Gas

Sales Manager – Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology

Development Chemist – North East England

Environmental Technician

Quality Technician

Technical Manager – Agrochemicals, West Mids

Formulations Chemist – FMCG, Cambridgeshire

Microbiologist

Formulation Scientist – Temp

Laboratory Applications Specialist

QC Laboratory Analyst – North West

HSEQ Manager – Plastics, Polymers, Materials – NW

Temporary REACH Registration Specialist

 

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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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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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