Analytical Chemist – (ICP, HPLC) Scotland

Barney Smith is currently looking for an Analytical Chemist to join an analytical laboratory based in Scotland.

Responsibilities:

As an Analytical Chemist you will be responsible primarily for analysis of oil, gas and chemical samples using ICP, IC and HPLC.  You will also supervise staff, collect samples from sites and calibrate and validate instrumentation. 

Qualifications:

The successful candidate for this Analytical Chemist role must be qualified to minimum HNC/HND level in chemistry or related subject or possess equivalent industrial experience.  In addition, you will have a proven track record using the above instrumentation ideally in a supervisory role. 

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Analytical Chemist role, please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk.   Please quote reference DH23071 in all correspondence.

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Sanofi plans to cut R&D jobs

As reported by Business Week, the French Pharma company, Sanofi may be cutting US and EU science jobs.

The news comes as a result of a reorganisation of their R&D operations following their acquisition of Genzyme, as well as the loss of exclusivity on key drugs.

Sanofi plans to group their R&D into four ‘research hubs’ to be based in the US (Boston). France, Germany and Asia. It is hoped that this move will help to improve communication between teams and help integrate R&D operations.

As a result, both sales and R&D jobs will be cut, however, there is no news yet as to exactly how many jobs will be cut.

Like other pharmaceutical companies, in recent times, Sanofi has been taking strides to cut back staff in more mature markets (e.g. Europe and US) and is concentrating on strengthening it’s workforce in emerging markets. In fact, since 2008, Sanofi has created more that 3,700 jobs in these countries.

This news comes just as The Wall Street Journal, reports a 26 per cent rise in Sanofi’s third quarter profit which was boosted by sales in emerging markets.

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Sirius Minerals to Create 1,000 Jobs in Yorkshire

Sirius Minerals has recently completed its first successful exploratory borehole at the York Potash project, and has received a grant from the UK government, reports proactiveinvestors.co.uk.

The £2.8 million grant is in response to the very strong possibility of the polyhalite grade that is being drilled for has been found in the main beds is of particularly high grade in the range presented in the York exploratory targets. The grant, which was given the day after the discoveries is intended to help the regional development of the area.

The Yorkshire based project is expected to create 1,000 direct jobs and over 4,000 indirect jobs, as well as supplying the UK with a long-term source of potash, which is used in the agricultural industry. The discovery and government aid has also seen Sirius Mineral’s share prices double in a month.

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Chemist (Electron Microscopy) – Berkshire

Reena Dhana is currently looking for a Chemist – Electron Microscopy to join a world leading Chemical Manufacturer who specialise in Paints & Coatings, to join their materials characterisation section based in Berkshire.

Responsibilities:

As a Chemist (Electron Microscopy) the responsibilities will include analysing and preparing samples, interpreting various images and reporting the results to the customers.

Qualifications:

To be successful for this Chemist (Electron Microscopy) role you will have a Degree in chemistry or related discipline (or equivalent). Previous experience with electron microscopy and optical microscopy techniques is essential. Previous working knowledge of microscopy sample preparation techniques is also essential.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Chemist (Electron Microscopy) role please contact Reena Dhana on 0114 2839956 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference ST23022 in all correspondence.

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Artificial blood may be made on an industrial scale

As reported by the Daily Mail, artificial blood developed by UK scientists could soon be produced on an industrial scale.

The scientists, working from Edinburgh and Bristol University have successfully created millions of red blood cells from stem cells (these are taken from the bone marrow). Scientists know that cells taken from human embryos are most easy to multiply in large numbers. However, researchers have not yet managed to create realistic blood.

Once an effective technique has been developed, this artificial blood will be free from disease and could be given to anyone, regardless of their blood group. Scientists believe that this will improve blood transfusions by preventing hospital shortages. The artificial blood is also hoped to save many lives at road traffic accidents, during surgery and at war.

However, many do not agree with technique of extracting stem cells from human embryos in order to advance medical science. Therefore, as Mr Turner from the Wellcome Trust highlights,  ‘There is a lot of regulatory framework to ensure that the cells are being treated with the appropriate respect and being used for genuine scientific and medical reasons and not in a trivial fashion.’

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Food Scientist (NPD) – North East England

Barney Smith is currently recruiting for a NPD Food Scientist to join a long established food manufacturer based in the borders

Responsibilities:

As a NPD Food Scientist you will be actively involved in product development from concept generation to product launch and will be interfacing closely with functions at all stages of the process.  This will include using your product development knowledge to:

  • Develop formulae and processes to regulatory standards and food safety compliance
  • Assist in troubleshooting
  • Liaise with customers and clients and co-ordinate technical teams.

You will also perform benchmarking studies, identify further business opportunities and add value to the business. 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this NPD Food Scientist role must be qualified to degree level in a food science based subject or possess equivalent industrial experience and have a proven track record working in NPD or food technology.

How to apply: 

For more information or to apply for this NPD Food Scientist role please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email Bsmith@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference DH23030 in all correspondence.

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David Meeker appointed as Genzyme’s CEO

As reported by the Pharmaceutical Business Review, David Meeker has been appointed CEO of Sanofi’s subsidiary, Genzyme.

Meeker has a long history with Genzyme –

  • – 1994 – David was Medical Director at Genzyme working on the Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy program.
  • – He has also been the president of the Global Rare Disease Business and looked into the global launches of Aldurazyme, Fabrazyme and Myozyme.
  • – 2009 – David became the Chief Operating Officer of Genzyme

Meeker’s appointment to CEO will drive Genzyme’s push to incorporate the Rare Disease business and the Multiple Sclerosis franchise. He will join the Group Management Committee of Sanofi and report to Sanofi CEO, Christopher A. Viehbacher. Speaking of the news, Viehbacher stated,  “After working closely with David over the past six months, I am confident that he is the best person to lead Genzyme.”

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Product Characterisation Manager – North West

Naynesh Mistry is looking to recruit a Product Characterisation Manager, to join a biopharmaceutical development organisation to work at their site in the North West on a permanent basis.

Job Purpose:

This Product Characterisation Manager position will provide expert technical guidance in the area of protein and carbohydrate chemistry and characterization in support of business objectives. This role will be responsible for undertaking complex analytical investigative projects and for keeping abreast of scientific developments in the protein and carbohydrate sciences area. This position will evaluate emerging technologies to drive new/improved service offerings and provide expert scientific advice to support company business. This role will require in-depth scientific understanding as well as hands-on experience regarding key analytical techniques. Those include state-of-the-art sample preparation techniques, analysis of mono-, di-, oligo-, and polysaccharides by applying techniques such as HPLC, CE, IEC, SEC as well as advanced protein characterization by applying techniques such as HPLC, LC-MS, Electrophoresis and Bio-analysis. It will also include complex data/result interpretation. Materials to be analysed will include a range of in-process, bulk drug substance and formulated products.

Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of this Product Characterisation Manager role will include:

  • Provide protein and carbohydrate sciences expert support to the Analytical Group.
  • Actively guide a portfolio of analytical techniques to ensure up to date and product tailored characterization capabilities.
  • Manage a small team of technical/scientific professionals in assigned area.
  • Ensure continuous development of technical skills and knowledge on products and processes within the Analytical team. Train/mentor junior staff.

Candidate Requirements:

The successful candidate for this Product Characterisation Manager role will have the following:

  • A science based degree BSc/MSc or PhD preferred significant work (including laboratory) experience in area of expertise.
  • Proven track record of scientific/technical achievements relevant for position. Demonstrated innovation and technical leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated team management and development skills.
  • Proven ability to solve complex analytical problems.
  • In-depth knowledge of complex analytical data & ability to apply scientific rationale to providing practical technical solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills and proven track record of presenting research projects or other scientific data at seminars and other scientific symposia.
  • High degree of autonomy.

Also the candidate will preferably have knowledge of biopharmaceutical and bio similar manufacturing processes & technologies with an ability to apply scientific rationale to providing practical technical solutions.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Product Characterisation Manager role please contact Naynesh Mistry on 0114 283 9956 or email nmistry@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH22971 in all correspondence.

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Pharmaceutical Technical Support Manager Job – Hertfordshire

Jason Johal is currently recruiting for a Technical Support Manager to join a successful Pharmaceutical Company based in Hertfordshire in a newly created role.

Responsibilities:

As a Technical Support Manager this role will involve working on a variety of medicines and healthcare products, the planning and co-ordinating technical issues within Manufacturing and Supply Chain, to eliminate problems affecting continuity of supply. You will be responsible for providing timely technical input to internal and external third parties to resolve supply issues, as well as reviewing and approving technical documentation in support of existing and new products.  This role will also involve co-ordinating the implementation of manufacturing site transfer projects, which may result from process changes, line extensions or new products.

Other duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in the generation and review of technical documentation, including SOPs, batch manufacturing records, specifications, validation protocols and reports etc,
  • To support new and existing products and the coordination and generation of Product Quality Reviews for existing marketed products.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this Technical Support Manager role will be degree qualified (or equivalent) and will have extensive technical and/or production experience gained in a pharmaceutical supply or manufacturing environment. It is essential that the ideal candidate has knowledge and experience of pharmaceutical manufacturing processes, process development and validation, analytical techniques and analytical method validation.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Technical Support Manager role please contact Jason Johal on 01438 743 047 or email jjohal@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST22957 in all correspondence

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Electrochemist Role (Chemical) – Hertfordshire

Reena Dhana is currently looking for an Electrochemist to join an industry leading polymer chemical organisation to join their research & development team based in Hertfordshire.

Responsibilities:

As an Electrochemist, you will be involved in conducting exciting and industry changing research surrounding the development of polymer coating applications for use on various materials including metals. The role of Electrochemist will see you involved in exploring the electrochemical properties of the coatings as well as developing various plating technologies and applications for use in metal finishing such as electroplating.

Qualifications and Skills:

To be considered for this Electrochemist role, you will have a PhD in Electrochemistry or a related discipline (or equivalent) and demonstrated research experience gained in Academia or an industry environment. Specific experience of developing plating technologies for metal finishing would be advantageous.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Electrochemist role please contact Reena Dhana at CK Science  on 01438 723 500 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST22952 in all correspondence.

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Love Science? Visit the London Science Festival!

The London Science Festival, which is taking place between 19th-23rd October, will cover ten venues with 30 separate science-related events. Here are some of the highlights:

For more information, please click here to visit the London Science Festival website. You can also follow the festival on Twitter: @LondonSciFest, or follow the hashtag #LSF11 throughout the event.

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Temporary Process Evaluation Engineer – South Wales

Hannah Milward is looking for an experienced medical devices Product Evaluation Engineer to join a international medical devices organisation with a reputation for developing innovative and cutting edge products within this dynamic industry.

Responsibilities:

The primary objective of this Process Evaluation Engineer role is to improve the success of New Product Developments (NPD).  The PE Engineer has responsibility for the generation of documentation and conduct of testing to support PE activities within NPD projects.  The PE Engineer shall ensure that valid and robust data is obtained and documented during execution of validation and verification activities.

Key responsibilities of this role are:

  • Produce design verification protocols, reports and perform the product testing where necessary.
  • Design, develop and validate appropriate test methods
  • Participate in NPD phase reviews, presenting the results and progress summaries of activities for which they are responsible.
  • Ensure clinical model definition – translation of the intended clinical usage of a device into a definition in quantifiable engineering terms of the operational and environmental conditions that the device must with stand
  • Participate in risk management and FMEA exercises.
  • Review and contribute to the necessary design input documents
  • Interface with design, marketing, clinical, manufacturing and quality teams to ensure the PE function is fully integrated within the NPD team
  • Conduct programmes for extended life / reliability testing of new products
  • Analyse and report on Customer Enquiries
  • All other essential related duties as required

Qualifications & skills required:

To be considered for this Product Evaluation Engineer role you will possess the following:

  • Degree or equivalent calibre in science, engineering or technology discipline with demonstrable relevant experience, preferably within the medical device industry
  • Experience of quality or product test fields
  • Good organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Concern for quality and standards
  • Customer focus

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Process Evaluation Engineer role please contact Hannah Milward at CK Science on 0114 2839956 or hmilward@ckcience.co.uk.  Please quote reference SH22946 in all correspondence.

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Product Development Manager (R&D) – North Wales

Naynesh Mistry is looking to recruit a Product Development Manager (R&D) to join a leader in the manufacturer and supply of wet wipes to work at their site based in North Wales on a permanent basis.

Job Summary:

As a Product Development Manager (R&D) you will take an active role in the company’s New Product Development activity for consumer products through research and product development and to provide a professional technical support service to the company.

Job Scope:

  • To be a member of the Research & Development team and, in conjunction with other members, develop and implement plans for successful new product development for the business.
  • To develop commercial products in response to customer requests.
  • To be responsible for the technical support & formulation development for a number of customer accounts (including some retailers & brands).
  • To develop products, ensuring that they can meet the proposed claims and are compliant with the relevant regulations.

Responsibilities:

The main duties and responsibilities of this Product Development Manager (R&D) role include:

  • Manage new product development formulations from laboratory scale through to commercialisation, ensuring that accurate records are kept of the work done.
  • Manage Research & Development trials, with input from Manufacturing and Engineering, to plan, organise and implement material, product and processing trials.
  • Represent the Company with Customers (Internal & External) and Suppliers ensuring that a professional technical Customer Liaison and Support Service is provided.
  • Manage assigned projects to ensure product performance and safety and managing assigned projects from initiation to completion, meeting the required timescales.
  • Manage the introduction of new products by organising/creating raw material, product and customer specifications.
  • Ensure that adequate formulation and product stability trials are conducted to ensure product’s shelf life.
  • Ensure that new products, samples and materials are evaluated thoroughly and that adequate claim support data is generated.
  • Manage the development of tests and test methods for new materials, products and processes and to simplify current practices.
  • Product safety testing and validation and Maintain an up to date knowledge of the testing and verification of product support claims.
  • Help to identify the appropriate raw material/chemical suppliers who can service the business.

 

Qualifications and Experience:

The ideal candidate for this Product Development Manager (R&D) role will be educated to degree level in Chemistry or equivalent and have experience with dealing with retailers. Experience of having worked for a contract manufacturer (FMCG) and Formulation experience of Cosmetic products (toiletries) is essential. The successful candidate should also have experience in the development and management of Personal Care consumer products as well as working within an R&D role group supporting new product launches.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this role please contact Naynesh Mistry on 0114 2839956 or email nmistry@ckscience.co.uk.   Please quote reference SH22908 in all correspondence.

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Shift Manager Job in Scotland

Barney Smith is currently looking for a Shift Manager to join a world leading manufacturer at their site in Scotland.

The Job:

The successful candidate for this Shift Manager role will report to the Operations manager. The company require a manager to oversee the manufacturing team working continental 6 on, 4 off. This is an excellent opportunity to work in an influential role within one of the world’s leading manufacturing companies.

Responsibilities:

As a Shift Manager you will be responsible for total leadership of the shift operation including using effective staff resourcing, ensuring maximum production output levels, maintenance of high quality product standards and customer expectations, and be instrumental in continuous improvement initiatives.

Qualifications and Skills:

The ideal candidate must have a proven track record working within a food manufacturing environment at supervisory or management level and be entitled to work in the UK.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Shift Manager role please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH22907 in all correspondence.

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UK Government to Invest £50m in Graphene Technology

As reported by the BBC, the UK government will be pledging £50m towards developing new technologies using the new, “miracle material”, graphene.

Graphene, which was developed by two Manchester-based scientists is the strongest material known to science and is better at conducting electricity than copper. The scientists were awarded the Nobel-prize for the discovery.

Potential uses of graphene could include:

  • Transparent touch screens
  • Solar cells
  • Aircraft wings
  • Optical communication systems

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Senior Laboratory Technical Specialist – UK

Barney Smith is looking for a Senior Laboratory Technical Specialist to join his client who provides analytical services to the oil & gas industry.  They are looking for a technical specialist to provide analytical support to their labs UK wide.

Responsibilities:

For this Senior Laboratory Technical Specialist role you will be required to provide technical leadership to labs including installing equipment, method validation and development, staff training, compliance with in house and national standards, act as company representative at external audits and support all Quality and Technical Managers.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this Senior Laboratory Technical Specialist role must be qualified to minimum HNC/HND in chemistry or related subject or possess equivalent industrial experience.  You must also have thorough knowledge and experience of LIMS, analytical instrumentation, quality systems and customer support.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Senior Laboratory Technical Specialist role please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk

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Bristol and Bath Science Park Opens – 6,000 New Jobs

As reported by the BBC, the £300m Bristol and Bath Science Park is set to open, creating 6,000 science and technology jobs.

The Science Park, which is located at Emersons Green near Bristol covers an impressive 59 acres, and will be a hub for firms to bring their science and technology ideas from the lab, to market.

The Bath and Bristol Science Park will form one of the six Science City regions in England. Speaking of the park, Science and Universities Minister David Willetts said that it will, “…bring together universities and businesses and make the most of the region’s strengths in research, helping to crease ne products, companies and jobs.”

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20% of UK Workforce has a Science Job

The Financial Times has reported that approximately one fifth of the UK workforce has a science based job.

5.8 million people are scientists or use science skills daily, the Science Council has discovered in a recent study. The number includes ‘secondary science workers’ such as nurses or software engineers. Scientists were found to be in industries as diverse as education, finance and farming, as well as more traditional scientific sectors, such as the chemical industry.

Chief executive of the Science Council, Diana Garnham, has said that secondary science roles can be “found literally everywhere in the economy.” The research indicates that by 2030, there could be over 7 million people involved in science in some way, prompting Diana Garnham to say “the research begins to explain… why there is such huge demand for people with science qualifications.”

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Analytical Development Scientist Role – M4 corridor

Jason Johal is currently recruiting for a Senior Analytical Chemist to join a global pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical CMO based along the M4 Corridor and commutable from Oxfordshire.

Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate for this Senior Analytical Chemist role will provide analytical support to the development and manufacture of a wide range of dosage forms from early formulation studies and clinical trial manufacture to NDA registration. This role will be very varied and includes method development and validation, provision of support during formulation development and manufacture, release testing and stability studies.  The nature of the environment is fast paced. As such you would have a number of projects to work on at any one time spanning a diverse product, dosage form and client range. With this in mind good organisational skills are essential.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate for this Senior Analytical Chemist role must be qualified in Chemistry or a related subject (or equivalent) and previous laboratory experience, preferably in pharmaceutical analytical development is required. Proven experience in HPLC method development and validation are essential. Also the ideal candidate will have experience of working to cGLP / GMP and will have used the techniques as described above as well as GC, UV and dissolution techniques.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Senior Analytical Chemist  please contact Jason Johal on 01438 723 500 or jjohal@ckscience.co.uk.   Please quote reference ST22590 in all correspondence.

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Teesside's Renewable Energy Renaissance

The Financial Times has reported that Teesside is becoming a hotbed for renewable energy investment, with around thirty low carbon investments.

These investments are set to be added to, with various proposals set to be implemented. They range from an anaerobic energy research plant to a processing plant for over 400,000 tonnes of household waste to a £200 million advanced gasification plant for the new energy and technology plant near Billingham. These will all create jobs and investment.

Another proposed scheme is the Tenergis project, which will process crude oil and produce diesel, kerosene and hydrogen. The North East of England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) estimates over 50 million metric tonnes of waste is produced annually, with over three quarters being recyclable. NEPIC believes the government should review its policies on industry and energy to protect the UK’s industrial base from carbon taxation. The hesitancy has left projects such as a £500 million biomass plant on hold in the area.

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