Research Scientists (Nutrition) – Yorkshire

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

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

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

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Scientists develop eco friendly carbon catalysts

The Engineer has reported that Norwegian Scientists are developing carbon catalysts that could be used instead of precious metals to speed up chemical reactions.

The 3.2million EU-backed FREECATS (carbon nanostructures as metal free catalysts) project is aiming to develop environmentally friendly catalysts that can be used in fuel cells, water purification and the production of light olefins.  The scientists will attempt to build carbon structures on the atomic scale that are capable of binding or transforming substances in certain ways.

Catalysis is one of the major consumers of precious metals, such as platinum. However, platinum group metals are not usually found naturally in Europe therefore European countries rely on imports.  Bu using alternative catalysts Prof Magnus Rønning of Norwegian University of Science and Technology  said, ‘the European dependency on precious metals will ease and therefore the dependency on less stable countries to supply these’.

The three-year project commenced in April 2012 and the team hopes the first catalysts will be available by the end of this year. There are 9 European research institutions and technology enterprises are working on the project, which is being coordinated by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

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QA Manufacturing Support Engineer – Yorkshire

Hannah Milward at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Quality Assurance Support Engineer to join a large multinational organisation involved in the treatment of musculoskeletal systems with products that include joint implants, trauma devices and biologic products. This will be on a contract basis for approximately 6 months at their site in West Yorkshire.

Job role:

The purpose of this Quality Assurance Support Engineer job is to provide quality engineering, process excellence support in a defined business unit / value stream environment for in-process, finished product, first articles and new product introduction.


As a Quality Assurance Support Engineer you will:

  • Actively support all Compliance Initiatives with the Value Stream and Plant
  • Actively support all defined Value Stream and Plant goals and objectives.
  • Identify projects to resolve scrap, reprocessing and special causes that have a negative impact on Value Stream and Plant Goals and Objectives.
  • Compile Quality Process Specifications for new/transferred products/processes
  • Be responsible for the introduction and correct use of statistical QA methods into the production environment, and provide technical resource for production team on relevant IQ/OQ/PQ protocol issues.
  • Produce and maintain appropriate and comprehensive quality process specifications as required during the development and implementation of new products. Quality process specifications to be compiled for on site production and purchased for resale goods (Goods In Check procedures)
  • Reviews product designs, test protocols and co-develop critical characteristics/tolerances for initial testing and validations and subsequent routine manufacturing controls.
  • Assist and where appropriate lead in the compilation and execution of validation protocols for new product/processes and software.
  • Ensure correct implementation as per standard validation procedures.
  • Re-validate as required due to engineering change, deviation analysis or upgrade in systems and materiel.
  • Manage QA related change control for specific projects as directed
  • Participates in process evaluations (e.g. FMEAs).
  • Devises and implements methods and procedure for inspecting, testing and evaluating plans for subsequent routine production.
  • Support Quality System activities within manufacturing cells such as Internal Audits, complaint investigations, close call and corrective action investigations.
  • Perform/document dimensional/visual inspections and non conformance and deviations as required
  • Manage a variable workload to meet operational requirements.
  • Ensure that all Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are fulfilled.

Qualifications and experience required:

The successful candidate for this Quality Assurance Support Engineer job must have an engineering degree or equivalent in quality, manufacturing, engineering and/or experience in quality assurance/engineering. They must also have:

  • Proven track record in Compliance & Continuous improvement projects
  • Basic PC Skills.
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings/specifications.
  • Familiarity in areas of various Inspection Techniques.
  • Process Excellence Green Belt/Black Belt
  • Working knowledge of Quality Systems (FDA/ISO) within a regulated environment

They will also have the following skills:

  • High Attention to Detail
  • Pro-active approach to Work
  • High Standards
  • Flexible
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Team Player
  • High level of Numeracy
  • Highly Computer Literate
  • Planner & Organiser
  • Active Listener
  • Technical Report Writing

How to apply:

Apply online now:

For more information or to apply for this Quality Assurance Support Engineer  role please contact Hannah Milward at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email Please quote reference SH23883 in all correspondence.

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Nolato buys British pharmaceutical packaging company Cope Allman Jaycare

Plastics Today reported that Swedish injection molder Nolato has acquired Cope Allman Jaycare, a pharmaceutical packaging company based in the UK

Nolato have bought Cope Allman Jaycare for an initial SEK 179 million (USD $26 million) and a deferred consideration based on earnings up to and including the first quarter of 2014.

Cope Allman Jaycare has a history within pharmaceutical packaging dating back to 1958. The company has 270 employees at its plants in Portsmouth and Newcastle. They have annual sales of around SEK 270 million (USD $39 million), and its customers comprise of a number of international pharmaceutical companies.

Christer Wahlquist, president of Nolato Medical, in a press release said “Nolato already has a strong position in the Scandinavian pharmaceutical packaging market…….This acquisition gives us a local presence in the UK, which is an important part of the global pharmaceutical industry. It also opens doors with a large number of leading international pharmaceutical companies, which are existing customers of Cope Allman Jaycare.”

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Hundreds of science jobs to be created at a North Yorkshire innovation centre

As reported by The Yorkshire Post, hundreds of science jobs could be created at the Sand Hutton Applied Innovation Campus based in North Yorkshire.

The Sand Hutton Applied Innovation Campus is eight miles from the centre of York and allows both academics and entrepreneurs to work together. 100 scientific staff from science-based SME’s (small and medium sized enterprises) are due to move to the campus this year and current occupants include The Food and Environment Research Agency and the Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

The Sand Hutton Applied Innovation Campus is a project being let by Science City York, The University of York and Fera. It is hoped that it will increased the productivity of Yorkshire’s scientific and hi-tech industries by £37m.

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New Science Jobs in this Week!

Here is a list of our latest science jobs new in this week.  Please click on the links below to find out more and apply!

Science Jobs in North West UK

Science Jobs in South UK

Science Jobs in Yorkshire

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