Meet Andrew Bolton – Chemical, Technology, Environmental and Waste Recruitment

Introducing Andrew Bolton, Senior Consultant at CK Science. Andrew joined CK Science in 2009 and is based in the our Stevenage office. To find out more about Andrew, please watch his short video below.

Andrew specialises in recruiting for the Chemical, Technology (Medical Device, Instrumentation & Diagnostics, Environmental and Waste industries.

The types of positions that Andrew typically deals with include:

  • Chemist – Analytical / Development / Process
  • Engineer – Chemical / Mechanical / Electrical / Electronic / Process
  • Production Technician / Operative
  • Polymer Scientist / Material Scientist
  • Laboratory Manager / Site Manager / Operations Manager
  • Business Development / Technical Sales
  • Product Manager
  • Biologist – Assay Scientist / Integration Scientist / Molecular Scientist
  • Offshore Chemist / Field Chemist / Site Chemist
  • Quality Engineer / QA Officer / QA Manager / Regulatory Affairs Officer / Regulatory Affairs Manager / Auditor
  • Environmental Consultant

If you are looking for a new position in these areas, or are looking to expand your team, please do contact Andrew and he will be happy to help you. You can contact Andrew on 01438 842 960 or email

To find out more about Andrew’s background, please take a look at his LinkedIn profile.

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Our Analytical candidates in the South, UK

CK Science is helping a number of excellent Analytical candidates currently based in the South of England. Please see below to find out more:


  • Reference:  00101815
  • Salary: £18,000+
  • Location: Will relocate from Essex 
  • Availability: Immediate                                          

This candidate is a recent MChem graduate with a placement year in the Polymer Materials industry. A flexible and driven graduate, he is keen to gain a role in industry which allows him to use his laboratory skills while developing further.

Throughout his placement year, he developed an array of skills including strong formulation, development & characterisation of various polymer materials (incl. adhesives); a depth of testing experience using physical (DSC, Particle Size, Viscosity), mechanical (Tensile, Friction, Stress) and chemical (HPLC, AA, GC, UV) techniques as well as running application testing of materials.

Currently looking for an opportunity to break into industry and available immediately to interview and start.

For more information, please contact Jason Johal at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email


Assay Development Scientist

  • Reference:  00101863  
  • Salary: £25,000
  • Location: Peterborough
  • Availability: Immediate                                                          

This candidate is an experienced Assay Development Scientist and is immediately available to start work. She has worked with global pharma companies and has routinely run assays as well as developing and optimising new assays for novel targets.

She is highly experienced in tissue culture, including maintenance, transfection, cloning and use of mammalian cell lines and is also experienced with the production and purification of proteins, expressed in bacterial and mammalian cells-from initial vector construction, to analysis of the final purified product.

Available for an immediate interview and happy to relocate in necessary.

For more information, please contact Jason Johal at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email


Research Scientist

  • Reference:  00107455
  • Salary: £21,000+
  • Location: Hampshire
  • Availability: One Month                                         

This candidate is skilled in a wide range of techniques including  ELISA, Immunodot Blotting, SDS PAGE, Western Blotting, Agarose Gel Electrophoresis, molecular cloning techniques, BCA Protein Assay, protein purification, refolding by rapid dilution, protein concentration etc.

She is extremely bright and eager and is willing to relocate anywhere to secure a role.

For more information, please contact Jason Johal at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email

Method Development Scientist

  • Reference:  00108366
  • Salary: £28,000
  • Location: Swindon
  • Availability: Immediate          

This candidate is an experienced pharmaceutical development analyst looking for a new and interesting position, in a pharmaceutical laboratory. She has extensive analytical chemistry experience including Method development/validation using HPLC and RRLC, GC, UV spectrophotometry, dissolution method development and validation etc. and is skilled with stability and compatibility studies.

Having worked in senior positions she wants to secure a laboratory based position that will allow her to impart he knowledge to a team. She is immediately available and is looking for roles in the Oxon/Wilts area

For more information, please contact Jason Johal at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email


Senior Microbiologist

  • Reference:  00065887
  • Salary: £28,000 – £30,000
  • Location: Berkshire
  • Availability: Immediate                                          

This candidate is currently working as a Senior Microbiologist and is looking for her next challenge. She is experienced with a wide range of microbial tests including environmental monitoring, endotoxin test, sterility tests, bioburden tests etc. She is also experienced with developing new and managing existing methods and procedures to ensure continual improvement in testing to GMP standards and the validation of new methods and microbiological laboratory equipment. Other skills include supervising and training junior members of the team, participating in in-house audits as part of the QA quality system, carrying out investigative, problem-solving studies on failed batches and ensuring the completion of all associated GMP documentation.

As a Senior Microbiologist she enjoys this type of responsibility and is looking for a similar or more senior post. She is available on one months notice and happy to relocate.

For more information, please contact Jason Johal at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email



QA Specialist

  • Reference: 00078482
  • Salary: circa £30,000
  • Location: Hertford, will relocate
  • Availability: Immediate                                     

This candidate was most recently working as a Quality Assurance GMP Associate and is actively looking for her next role. Within this role she ensured compliance to cGMP activities related to the development of pharmaceutical products for use in clinical trials. She reviewed and approved production, analytical and other information/documentation accompanying the release of API, excipient, clinical suppliers and packaging components. She reviewed and updated SOPs and analytical test methods as well as reviewing Batch Analysis Reports, Batch Manufacturing Records, Batch Packaging Records and technical documents received from contractors. She also provided support to process and analytical method validation projects, managed product stability studies and ran and participated in Lean Sigma activities such as Quality Circles, MDIs and 5S audits.

She is available immediately and will relocate for contract and permanent positions.

For more information, please contact Jason Johal at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email



Analytical Chemist

  • Reference:  00110762
  • Salary: £22,000
  • Location: Happy to relocate from Herts
  • Availability: Immediate                          

This candidate has recently finished a contract with a global pharma company and is looking for his next role in industry. He has worked in analytical roles throughout his career and as such has excellent knowledge and experience with analytical techniques such as HPLC, GC, UV, IR, TGA, DSC etc.

He is available immediately and happy to relocate anywhere.

For more information, please contact Jason Johal at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email

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Introducing our Top Pharma & Biotech Candidates

Analytical Chemist

  • Reference:  00076010
  • Salary:  £30,000 – £35,000
  • Location:  Stevenage
  • Availability:  One Month

This first class graduate is a skilled analytical chemist with experience gained with GSK and more recently HLS as a Senior Study Manager. In her present role she has one reportee and is overseeing in excess of 20 studies in the Formulation and Inhalation Analysis department. She is experienced with analytical method development and validation and has a strong practical and theoretical knowledge of HPLC, LC-MS, GC etc.

She is looking for a new challenging position that will utilise her experiences. She is happy to relocate and is available on one months notice.

For more information please contact Jason Johal at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email



QC Scientist

  • Reference:  00061694
  • Salary: £24,000
  • Location: Ireland
  • Availability: 2 Weeks

This candidate is an experienced QC Analyst who has carried out qualitative and quantitative analysis for a wide variety of medicines including in process, intermediate, API and stability samples. He is skilled with method development and validation of analytical methods by HPLC and GC and has performed HPLC assay and impurities / degradation product testing; mass balance analysis; equipment troubleshooting; analytical method transfer; stability testing; protocol generation and report writing to GLP standards. Other equipment he is familiar with includes KF, potentiometry, UV, and FTIR.

This candidate is looking for a new role due to redundancy, is available on 2 weeks notice and would happily relocate for a role.

For more information please contact Jason Johal at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email




Project Manager

  • Reference:  00028426
  • Salary: circa £40,000
  • Location: Maidstone
  • Availability: Immediate

This PhD level candidate is finishing with Abbott Laboratories shortly and in his current role he leads the development and implementation of new manufacturing processes. He also works within manufacturing starting up new API processing and he has led several projects, establishing timelines with API and analytical teams. He has also worked for Pfizer on the Synthesis and development of organic molecules and for GSK doing new routes evaluation on pharmaceutical products and steroids synthesis.

This candidate is a strong Chemist with a good understanding of project management who is looking for a new role due to uncertainty at his current employer.  He would be available to start immediately and though on a higher salary than that on offer would be happy to consider a lower bracket for security and prospects.

For more information please contact Jason Johal at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email




Formulations Chemist

  • Reference:  00107885
  • Salary: £25,000 – £30,000
  • Location: Dunstable
  • Availability: Immediate

This candidate is a Formulations Chemist who has worked on the formulation and development of various products in the areas of skin care, hair care and other formulations. As well as her formulation skills, she also offers strong scale up experience, stability testing & product evaluation experience and the ability to troubleshoot.

Having recently relocated to the UK, this candidate is keen to find a role utilising her skills and experience. She is available immediately, and is happy to relocate anywhere.

For more information please contact Jason Johal at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email




  • Reference:  00091852
  • Salary: £16,000 – £18,000
  • Location: London
  • Availability: 2 Weeks Notice

This candidate holds a degree in Microbiology and has experience or working for pharmaceutical companies as a Microbiologist. He is currently working on a temporary contract at The Royal London Hospital where he is working as a Medical Laboratory Assistant. However, from previous roles he has gained an array of strong analytical microbiology skills including growth promotion testing, microbial limit testing, sterility testing, bacterial endotoxin testing, monitoring of water quality, gram staining, surface monitoring, personal monitoring, efficacy of disinfectant, maintenance, sub-culturing of pure culture, environment monitoring by settling plate and air sampling.

This candidate  is available on a two week notice period and will happily relocate for a micro based role

For more information please contact Jason Johal at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email

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Scientific Recruitment Consultant – Stevenage, UK

CK Science is currently looking for a Scientific Recruitment Consultant to join our successful team based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK.

CK Science is one of the UK’s leading Scientific and Engineering recruitment companies. We recruit temporary and permanent staff in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Chemical, Medical Devices, Cosmetics, Waste, Food and Environmental industries.

This Scientific Recruitment Consultant role is a sales orientated position and will involve extensive people contact. As such, you will be an outgoing individual with excellent communication skills who is hungry for success.

The ideal candidate for this Scientific Recruitment Consultant job will hold a degree in a scientific or technical discipline and/or will have a background in technical recruitment. You will be able to demonstrate a real interest in business development and will enjoy working within a team environment. You must enjoy communicating with people on a business and technical level and previous sales experience would be an advantage.

We will provide an excellent in-house training programme, tailored to your professional development that offers real prospects for quick advancement and includes external training with the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.

This Scientific Recruitment Consultant role comes with a first class benefits package including a strong basic plus commission.


Apply now

If you are interested in this Scientific Recruitment Consultant role can you please forward your CV to Kirsten at Please quote reference ST20123 in all correspondence.

If you do not hear back from us within 5 working days of your application for this role, it means that on this occasion you have not been short listed for the next stage of the recruitment campaign.

Alternatively, click here to apply for this Scientific Recruitment Consultant job online now.

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