Jobs of the Week: 24/07/2014

Here are our latest jobs in this week 24/07/2014:


Home Counties:

Senior Analytical Scientist – Herts

Analytical Scientist – Hertfordshire

Organic Analyst – Kent

Assistant Technical Service Manager – Essex

Senior Chemist – Raw Material Change, Surrey

Site Chemist – Bedfordshire

Research Biologist – Hertfordshire


South Coast:

Senior Scientist – Hampshire



Team Leader Pharmaceutical Sciences – Cambs

Senior QA Advisor – Cambridgeshire


North East:

QA Administrator – Newcastle

QA Officer in Newcastle

QA Officer – Durham

Contract Validation Engineer in Newcastle

Research Scientist in Teesside

QA Technician – Teesside

Quality Assurance Officer – Middlesbrough



Project Operations Manager, South Yorkshire


North West:

Development Chemist, Greater Manchester




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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.

For more information on this role, please click here


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Jobs of the Week 10/07/2014

Here are our latest jobs in this week 10/07/2014:


All of UK:

Innovation Assessor Stratified Medicines – UK  (Anywhere)

Lead Technologist Precision Medicine Catapult – UK (Anywhere)

Innovation Assessor Stratified Medicines – UK (Anywhere)

Innovation Development Assessor-Precision Medicine – UK (Anywhere)


Home counties:

QA Microbiologist – Sussex

Quality Manager – London

Analytical Chemist – Hertfordshire

Microbiologist – Hertfordshire

Shift Laboratory Analyst – Berkshire

Microbiologist – Berkshire



Project Manager (NPD) – East Midlands



Laboratory Analyst in Irvine

Chemist in Aberdeen



Business Unit Specialist – Ireland


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Jobs of the Week: 26/06/2014

Here are our latest jobs in this week 26/06/2014:



Qualified Person – East Midlands

Packaging Technologist – East Midlands

Internal Salesperson, West Midlands

Drivers  – Wolverhampton

Product Manager, Staffordshire


North West:

Fermentation Process Operator – Liverpool

Assay Development Manager – North West

Microbiologist – Blackpool


North East:

Lab Analyst – Redcar

Lab Analyst – Hartlepool

National Sales Executive – Pharmaceuticals – North East

REACH Coordinator – North East

Part Time Laboratory Technician – Teesside



Head of Research & Development, South Wales



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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.

Click here if you would like more in depth information on this report contact Liam O’Connell, Operations Director at the CK Group


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CK Science launch mobile website

CK Science has launched two new features to their website that aims to enhance the user experience and simplify the job application process regardless of your device, these are:

  1. an interactive, new mobile website with functionality that takes mobile job searching one step further
  2. the new ‘email a job’ function which adds another level of usability to job seekers

The mobile site provides the ultimate job-hunting-on-the-move experience by accepting job applications from registered CK+ users. It also gives access to many of the desktop site features, including job searching, news updates, access to your CK+ account and even our range of videos.

The new ‘email a job’ feature has been tailor-made to personalise the job hunting process for mobile device users. Designed with simplicity in mind, it enables candidates to send jobs of interest to their email account so they can apply later. The email a job function is also available on the mobile site so whether you are registered as a CK+ member or not, you do not have to miss out on the perfect job.

CK Science is committed to continually developing the website to ensure our candidates get the best user experience. Keep an eye open for further developments throughout 2014.

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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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Norbrook Laboratories Continues Growth

BBC News has reported that Norbrook Laboratories is set to continue its growth over the next two years, by expanding the workforce to over 2,000.

The Northern Ireland based company, which employs 1,700 people, is adding to the recruitment of 200 new staff already this year. The profitable company has been continually expanding, leading to a recent £150 million investment in the Newry site owned by Norbrook, including new offices, warehouses and production suites.

The new jobs will be across “the full spectrum” of Norbrook’s operations according to James Gibbs, the recruitment manager, with those employed dealing with scientific analysis, production, research, engineering and finance. The Northern Irish pharmaceutical sector has been similarly boosted recently following the creation of jobs at Almac, also based there.

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Stomach cancer identified by breath test

The BBC has reported that a new study has revealed that a quick and simple breath test can diagnose stomach cancer.

The research study findings showed that the test was 90% accurate at detecting and distinguishing cancers from other stomach complaints in 130 patients.

The team are now running a bigger study in more patients to validate their test.

The British Journal of Cancer says the test could revolutionise and speed up the way this cancer is diagnosed.


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CK Science Salary Survey 2013

Your chance to complete the 2013 CK Science Salary Survey is almost over.

Science jobsThe science salary survey will be closing at the end of February so this is the last chance you will have to  take part. It takes only 5 minutes to complete, and your participation will help us understand what the 2012 science salary brackets were. The results of this survey will be published and will help you with your job and salary expectations for 2013.

Click on the link below to complete the CK Science Salary Survey

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Metallurgist – West Midlands

Hannah Milward at CK Science is recruiting a Metallurgist at a leading materials testing organisation at their site in Dudley on a temporary basis for the duration of up to 4 months.


Responsibilities of this Regulatory Coordinator position will include:

  • Managing the work of the Metallurgical Technician
  • Undertaking microstructural assessment according to standards
  • Liaising with customers regarding technical and status queries on routine metallographic examination
  • Performing contract reviews
  • Ensuring that LIMS worksheets and other records are filled out correctly and in accordance with internal procedures
  • Managing routine metallographic assessment to meet customer deadlines
  • Managing duties in accordance with procedures, quality system and health and safety system
  • Assisting the improvement in the organisation and efficiency of the workplace through implementing and maintaining 5S actions
  • Organising and undertaking site testing when required
  • General duties may involve assisting in areas of testing outside of their routine operation such as mechanical testing, heat treatment, corrosion testing
  • Conducting other duties as reasonably requested by the Supervisor/Manager


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

  • Good general education including English and Maths with a Qualification in Metallurgy or Engineering Materials being advantageous.
  • Level 3 NVQ in Laboratory and Technical Activities is beneficial for this role.
  • A broad knowledge of metallurgy and engineering materials is essential for this role, as is an understanding of the principal metallurgical theories and principles.
  • Demonstrable experience in the preparation and microstructural examination of metals is beneficial.
  • Knowledge of relevant health and safety systems and environmental regulations as well as an understanding of relevant testing standards are beneficial for this role.Hannah Milward - Recruiter at CK Science

How to apply:

Apply online:

For more information or to apply for the Metallurgist position please contact Hannah Milward on 0114 2839956 or email Please quote reference SH26165 in all correspondence.


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Project to build ‘giant’ wind turbines will create 100’s of environmental jobs

AEnvironmental Jobss reported by the BBC, UK and Irish ministers will today sign an agreement that will mean the some of the world’s largest wind turbines built across the Irish midlands.

According to this proposed agreement hundreds of wind turbines will be erected across the boggy midlands of Ireland. The power generated would be transferred to the UK via undersea cables that would join the grid at two points in Wales. These turbines will be 180 meters tall and they will generate energy for millions of UK homes from 2017.

The developers of the project say that thousands of renewable energy jobs and environmental jobs will be created in Ireland and the economy as a whole will benefit.


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Our Latest Science Jobs in the UK and Europe – 21st January 2012

Here is a list of our latest science jobs in the UK and Europe. Click on the links below to find out more and be the first to apply!:

Science jobs UKHomecounties:

Shift QC Analyst – Berkshire

Technical Support Chemist – Petrochemical – Berkshire

Senior Assay Development Scientist – Bedfordshire

Junior Qualified Person (QP) – Buckinghamshire

Production Technicians – Hertfordshire

Laboratory Technician – Hertfordshire

Senior Chemist – Polymer, Rubber, Essex

MScience jobs ukidlands:

QA Technician – East Midlands

Laboratory Technician – Nottingham

Environmental Scientist Team Leader-MCerts, Derbs

Administrative Assistant Regulatory – Nhants


Research Associate – London

East Science jobs ukof England:

Sales Engineer – Instrumentation, East England


Procurement Manager in Livingston

North East:

Analytical Chemists – North East

Polymer Scientist in Teesside


Biocides Scientist-Powders & Chemicals, Flintshire


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Scientific Resourcer – Hertfordshire

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


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

 Other duties of this Scientific Resourcer role will include

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


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


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

 Jason Johal - Scientific Recruitment at CK ScienceHow to apply

Apply online now

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

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XRF Spectrometrist Manager – Merseyside

Victoria Walker at CK Science is recruiting for an XRF Spectrometrist Manager to join an analytical service provider to the metals and minerals industry, based in Merseyside on a full time, permanent basis.


As an XRF Spectrometrist Manager the main purpose of your role will be to take a leading role in the day-to-day management of 3 modern spectrometers and a staff base of 12.

Further responsibilities of this XRF Spectrometrist Manager will include:

  • Supporting research and development projects in support of X-Ray services to the Group as a whole
  • Occasional travel to the Group’s overseas Laboratories on X-Ray related issues is a possibility.
  • Working with PANalytical Axios wavelength spectrometers
  • Calibration and internal standardization of equipment


As an XRF Spectrometrist Manager, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Accomplished X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometrist; A good understanding of wavelength & energy dispersive X-Ray practice and theory
  • Expertise related to the analysis of metals and minerals by wavelength & energy dispersive X-Ray techniques
  • Experience with PANalytical Axios wavelength spectrometers would be an advantage
  • A good understanding of fluxing and fused glass bead techniques
  • A good understanding of calibration and internal standardization principles
  • A good understanding of instrument performance monitoring and QC control
  • Be capable of demonstrating a proven track record in X-Ray spectrometry
  • Be familiar with the requirements of ISO 17025:2005 accreditation systems
  • Good interpersonal and management skills


As XRF Spectrometrist Manager you will be working with an analytical service provider to the metals and minerals industry, based in Merseyside.

  • Above all, substantial experience with XRF is the main requirement for this role.
  • Managerial experience is desired but is not essential, providing solid experience with XRF is apparent
  • Salary will be considered subject to X-Ray knowledge, practical expertise, and laboratory management capabilities.
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holiday
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance.Victoria Walker - Scientific Recruitment Consultant

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this XRF Spectrometrist Manager position please contact Victoria Walker on 0114 283 9956 or email Please include a brief covering letter detailing your experience with XRF.  Please quote reference SH25925 in all correspondence.

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Sales Manager – UK / Germany

Andrew Bolton at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Sales Manager to join a world leading Chemical Manufacturer specialising in products for the Fine Chemical, Pharmaceutical & related industries at  their sites in either the UK or Germany.


As a Sales Manager, you will be part of a European Sales Team responsible for:

  • Technical sales of the organisations range of chemical & related technology products.
  • Identifying new customers and markets and carrying out business development.
  • Key account management of an established customer base.
  • Working closely with customer’s technical, purchasing and manufacturing teams to identify products to suit their requirements & offering problem solving

Qualifications and skills:

As a Sales Manager, you will have the following qualifications, skills & experience:

  • A qualification in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or equivalent industrial experience (or equivalent).
  • Demonstrated experience in a Sales Manager or related Commercial function gained within a Chemical
  • Manufacturing, Technology Organisation, Pharmaceutical or relevant industry.
  • Fluent written and verbal English.

The following would be advantageous but are not essential:

  • Additional language skills including German, Italian or other European languages.
  • Experience specifically in the Fine Chemical industry.


As a Sales Manager, you will be joining an industry leading Chemical Manufacturer who in return offer a salary of between £40,000 – £50,000, coupled with excellent benefits including a bonus scheme, company car, mobile, laptop and pension.

Andrew Bolton - Chemical Recruitment

Please contact Andrew for more details.

How to apply:

Apply online:

For more information or to apply to the role of Sales Manager, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723500 or email   Please quote reference ST25875 in all correspondence.


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Regulatory Section Head – West Midlands

Naynesh Mistry at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Regulatory & Intellectual Property Section Head to join a leading protein specialist company based in West Midlands on a permanent basis.


As a Regulatory Section Head you will:

  • Have management responsibility for the successful operation of the Regulatory affairs, FDA submission.
  • Management of FDA submissions, including keeping up to date with FDA directives which are pertinent to the company’s submissions and future targets.
  • To co-ordinate workload and set objectives for direct reports to ensure that operational objectives of the department are met and delivered within agreed timescales.
  • To agree personal development plans and be responsible for the annual appraisal process (including training planning and review) with direct reports and provide assistance and guidance in the management of indirect reports.
  • Assessment and management of staff.
  • Management of the departmental budgets.
  • To understand and plan the capacity of the departments.
  • To recruit staff as appropriate, in line with business needs.


The successful Regulatory Section Head will have the following qualifications, skills and experiences:

  • BSc Hons biological sciences or related discipline
  • PhD or a Post graduate qualification in RA, patent law, ethical submissions
  • Successful FDA, regulatory body or IP submissions
  • Experience in RA, Intellectual Property or Ethical submissions
  • Experience in either  regulatory submissions (including 510K) , Pre-IDE, Ethics, IP submission
  • Willingness to travel and work weekends (both whilst abroad and at home) to meet the companies needs.

If successful you will be joining a leading Protein specialist company in the UK.

Naynesh Mistry - Recruiter at CK ScienceHow to apply:

Apply online:

To apply for this Regulatory Section Head position contact Naynesh Mistry via email:  or telephone 0114 283 9956.  Please quote reference SH25838 in all correspondence.

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Chemical Engineer – Durham

Graeme Pallas at CK Science is recruiting for a Senior Chemical Engineer to join a specialty chemical company within the Advanced Materials department at their site located in Durham


As a Senior Chemical Engineer you will be responsible for:

  • Developing a strategy for manufacture and supply of advanced materials
  • Leadership of the optimisation and commissioning of small scale materials synthesis processes
  • Design and development of new materials synthesis processes as they emerge from research teams

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Scale up of existing manufacturing processes for manufacture
  • Introduction of new manufacturing processes
  • Development and execution of supply chain strategies


As a Senior Chemical Engineer you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Degree in Chemical Engineering
  • Extensive experience within a chemical or manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of scale up and manufacture of speciality chemicals, powders or nano-materials. 


The successful Senior Chemical Engineer will be joining a well respected speciality chemical company at their site in Durham. You will work within the newly created Advanced Materials department on a permanent basis helping to create new process technologies and solving technical problems.  This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Chemical Engineer that is seeking a role with progression. As well as a competitive salary, you will receive an excellent benefits package. A relocation package is available for suitable candidates. 


Graeme Pallas - Recruiter at CK ScienceHow to apply:

Apply online:

For more information or to apply for this Senior Chemical Engineer position, please contact Graeme Pallas on 0191 384 8905 or email Please quote reference DH25469 in all correspondence.


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£1bn funding boost for seven science and research projects

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

The seven new science and research projects include:

University of Manchester, The Christie Hospital and Cancer Research UK

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


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

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





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

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




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

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




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

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





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

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





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

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





About the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund

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

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



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New Science park creates over 2000 jobs

ThA new-state-of-the-art Science park will bring 2,000 jobs to Wiltshiree Swindon Advertiser has reported that a new state-of-the-art science park will be developed at Porton in Wiltshire creating more than 2,000 jobs over a 10-year-period and bringing national and international investment into the area.

Wiltshire Council and a joint development company, comprising Trebor Developments LLP and Wrenbridge Land Limited, will develop the science park. The successfully bided  for £10m funding from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). This will help kick-start the first phase of the science park project, creating the infrastructure for the planned 355,000 sq ft science park and a new 23,000 sq ft innovation centre

This new science park will  provide facilities for science- and research-based industries and could attract £70m of private sector investment over the next 10 years.


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