Senior Analytical Chemist – North East England

Barney Smith at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Senior Analytical Chemist to join a pharmaceutical company  in North East England. This role will initially be a 6 month temporary contract with the potential to be extended or even made permanent. 



The successful candidate for this Senior Analytical Chemist will work to cGMP and will be responsible for developing new analytical methods where required for the analysis of raw materials, intermediates and final products. Alongside this you will perform routine testing of products using a range of analytical methods. In addition, you will carry out method validation activities.



The ideal candidate for this Senior Analytical Chemist role will be qualified in a science related subject and/or have demonstrable working experience in an analytical laboratory.


How to apply:

Apply online now:Barney Smith - Manager at CK Science

For more information or to apply for this Senior Analytical Chemist role, please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email Please quote reference DH24285 in all correspondence.

Are you looking for a new job in the pharmaceutical industry? Click here to see our latest jobs in the pharmaceutical industry

Posted in Jobs, NewsTagged in , , , , , , , , , ,

Senior Analytical Chemist – Northern Ireland

Naynesh Mistry at CK Science is looking for two Senior Analytical Chemists to join an API development and manufacturer based in Northern Ireland, to supervise their team of development analysts.


The main roles and responsibilities of these Senior Analytical Chemist roles will be to perform, monitor and accept accountability for all assigned analytical duties relating to specific analytical projects as well as to supervise, delegate and review analytical activities of reporting staff. You will be responsible for the technical development and mentoring of reporting staff and will develop and validate analytical methods in support of API Development and Plant Manufacture. These methods will be for key starting materials, isolated intermediates and the final API as well as in-process controls. You will also perform routine analytical testing in-line with project requirements and will be fully competent in the following analytical techniques, as dictatedbyproject and/or departmental requirements: HPLC, GC, NMR, IR, UV, MS, KF, Classical techniques. It will also be your responsibility to prepare and present analytical data to customers (telecoms, face-to-face meetings etc.).

Qualifications and Skills:

In order to be considered for these Senior Analytical Chemist roles you will be degree qualified or equivalent in an analytical discipline. You will have previous analytical development experience in support of API Manufacturing within industry (i.e. pharmaceuticals or biotech) and will be fully proficient in (U)HPLC method development and ICH validation. With theoretical and hands-on experience of a wide range of analytical techniques required for characterising APIs (IR, NMR, MS, (U)HPLC, GC, GC-HS, LC-MS, GC-MS, IC, KF,ICP/AAS, XRPD etc.) you will have up-to-date knowledge of GMP and Regulatory requirements with respect to API development. You will be experienced in supervising and developing other analysts and technicians.

Please note that the closing date for this role is Friday 10th February 2012.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for these Senior Analytical Chemist roles please contact Naynesh Mistry on 0114 2839956 or email  Please quote reference SH23643 in all correspondence.

                                                       Click here to apply online now

Posted in Jobs, NewsTagged in , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A few of our best Environmental Industry candidates

CK Science are specialists in recruiting for the Environmental Industry.

Please click on the links below to find out about our great Environmental Industry candidates based in your area:


South, UK

  • Analytical Consultant
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Environmental Chemist


Midlands, UK

  • Chemist/Inspector
  • Energy Consultant/Researcher
  • Quality Systems Coordinator
  • Commercial and Technical Coordinator
  • Technical Manager


North, UK

  • Senior Analyst
  • PhD Environmental Scientist
  • Site Manager
  • Lab Technician
  • Environmental Manager
Posted in Candidates, NewsTagged in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Meet Our Pharma & Biotech Candidates…

CK Science are specialists in recruiting for the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries.

Please click on the links below to find out more about our Pharma and Biotech candidates currently based in your area:

South, UK

  • Research Scientist
  • Protein Scientist
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Analytical Development Chemist
  • QC Analyst
  • Microbiologist

Midlands, UK

  • Senior Analyst/Laboratory Supervisor
  • QC Analyst
  • Scientist

North, UK

  • Senior Analyst
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • QC Analyst
  • Synthetic Chemist
Posted in Candidates, NewsTagged in , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Top Chemical Candidates in the Midlands

R&D Chemist/Supervisor

  • Reference:106266
  • Salary: £35k
  • Location: NW/ Yorks/NE

This R&D Chemist is currently looking for a new position as the security of his present role is uncertain.

Having worked with fine chemicals for the past 15 years, he is particularly experienced in organics and hazardous chemicals and has routinely developed processes and scale-up experiments.

Having also been involved with the H&S departments both at his current and previous companies, this candidate is ideally looking for a managerial or perhaps safety orientated role.

He is able to consider work commutable from his home in the North West of England but will also consider suitable positions elsewhere, particularly in Yorkshire and the North East.

For more information, please contact Victoria Walker at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email

Managing Director – Manufacturing

  • Reference: 105828
  • Salary: £55-65K
  • Location: UK Wide

This highly skilled candidate is looking for a new role and is able to relocate UK Wide. With vast experience in a manufacturing environment as well as knowledge of the water treatment, agrochemicals, oil & gas and pharmaceutical industries, he is MBA and six sigma qualified amongst other achievements.

He has extensive experience of directing technical teams and is also comfortable with other personnel such as HR management.

Immediately available for work, this candidate is happy to travel overseas and is ideally looking for £60K+ but can be somewhat flexible depending on the role.

For more information, please contact Victoria Walker at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email

Senior Analyst

  • Reference: 106478
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Salary: £26k+

This candidate is an experienced analyst for the Defence industry with a PhD in Analytical and Forensic Chemistry and MChem in Chemistry with Forensic Science and Toxicology.

She has successfully been promoted in her current role which will unfortunately end due to redundancy in the next couple of months, and is looking for contract or permanent roles nationwide.

She is a certified Six Sigma specialist and has successfully managed a team to deliver results and key objectives.  In regards to analytical experience she has a wide range of testing experience in ICP, HPLC, GCMS, UV spectroscopy, IR Spectroscopy and Laser Induced Fluorescence and specialises in electrophoresis.  She is available for interview at short notice.

For more information, please contact Russell Oakley at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or eail

Posted in Candidates, NewsTagged in , , , , , , ,

Analytical Laboratory Manager – East Midlands, UK

Our client, a leading provider of pharmaceutical dosage form development, is currently seeking to recruit an Analytical Laboratory Manager to work at their site in Nottingham on a permanent basis.

The Analytical Laboratory Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the quality, compliance, efficiency and safety of the food and pharmaceutical laboratory operations are maintained, approve analytical technical reports and other documents, manage and develop teams to ensure quality standards, host client and regulatory audits, develop and improve existing systems and act as a technical advisor.

The ideal candidate for this Analytical Laboratory Manager role will be educated to degree level, or equivalent, in a scientific subject and have experience within a senior position for the pharmaceutical industry, preferably R&D and/or CRO. An awareness of analytical method development up to Phase 2 CT is also required.


Apply now

For more information, or to apply for this Analytical Laboratory Manager position, please contact Philippa Robertson on 0114 283 9956 or email Please quote reference SH20155 in all correspondence.

Alternatively, click here to apply for this Analytical Laboratory Manager role online now.

Posted in General, NewsTagged in , , , , , , , ,