Victoria Walker promoted to Team Lead

Victoria Walker has been promoted to Team lead within CK Science based in the Chesterfield office.

Victoria will become a team coordinator, organising regular office activities such as liaising with marketing, regularly ensuring business development is on track and feeding back directly to the Office Manager. Vicki has been successfully building up to this role, overseeing the Chesterfield based science recruitment team.

With the expansion of the CK Science team based in Chesterfield, it is vital that there is someone directly overseeing them, a position which Vicki is more than capable of.

Please join us in congratulating Vicki on her promotion!


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Jobs of the week!

Here are our latest jobs in this week 04/07/2014:


Lab Analyst – Irvine

QA Manager – Stirling

Technical Analyst – Montrose


Southern England:

Lab Analyst – West Sussex

SHE Coordinator – London

Material Scientist – Hertfordshire

Production/Materials Planner – London

HPLC Research Analyst – Essex

Chemist – Oxfordshire

Mass Spectroscopist – Essex

Quality Coordinator – Berkshire



Analytical Chemist – Staffordshire

Senior Polymer Chemist – Northamptonshire

QC Analyst – Northamptonshire


Northern England:

Senior Scientist – South Yorkshire

Pharmaceutical Technologist – Barnard’s Castle

Shift Chemist – Halifax

Fermentation Scientist – Teesside

Operator – Liverpool

Fermentation Process Technician – Liverpool


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Contractors Feedback

We have recently conducted a survey of our contractors to gather feedback on our performance as a company. With a high response rate we have garnered a significant picture of how satisfied our contractors are to be working with CK. We are proud to say that the overwhelming majority have had a positive experience and are more than happy with the service we provide!

Here are just a few of the responses for our recruiters at CK Science;

  • CK are “more professional and reliable than any other recruitment agencies I have been in contact with.”
  • “Very friendly and easy to approach.”
  • “I wish I could have had the same service throughout my career!”

At CK we strive to provide the best possible service we can, working to find you the positions that you want quickly. We will do our utmost to support and guide you through your job search, ensuring that you know what is happening throughout the process and allaying any worries you may have with expert advice.

If you would like more information on our contracting options, click here.

Alternatively, you can give one of our consultants a call today to talk about what you want from your career.


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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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Mechanical Engineer – Halifax

Hannah Milward at CK Science is recruiting for a Mechanical Engineer to join a leading speciality chemical manufacturer based in  Halifax, West Yorkshire, on a temporary basis for the initial duration of 12 months.


Responsibilities of this Mechanical Engineer role will include:

  • Maintaining up to date knowledge of regulatory and mechanical standards.
  • Maintaining up to date knowledge of industry best practice on mechanical integrity.
  • Setting of site mechanical standards.
  • Monitor, identify and rectify sources of downtime.
  • Set up and maintain computer and procedural maintenance systems.
  • Review of existing equipment versus current regulatory and site standards. 
  • Carrying out of calculations to justify existing/new equipment design.
  • Company interface with regulators on mechanical integrity issues.
  • Initiate plant improvements.
  • Project management.
  • Specification of equipment.
  • Interface with production and technical personnel.
  • Develop industry contacts.


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

  • Degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering
  • Plant maintenance experience
  • Chemical manufacturing experience
  • Good communicator
  • Self starter
  • FlexibleHannah Milward - Recruiter at CK Science

How to apply:

Apply online:

For more information or to apply for the Mechanical Engineer position please contact Hannah Milward on 0114 2839956 or email Please quote reference SH25629 in all correspondence.


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Product Evaluation Engineer – South Wales

Hannah Milward at CK Science is recruiting a Product Evaluation Engineer to join a leading medical device organisation at their site in South Wales on a temporary basis for the duration of 9 months

The Job:

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



The main responsibilities of this Product Evaluation Engineer position will be to:

  • Produce design verification protocols, reports and perform the product testing where necessary
  • Design, develop and validate appropriate test method
  • 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 withstand
  • 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 product evaluation 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 and skills:

As a Product Evaluation Engineer, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Graduate 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
  • Written communication skillsHannah Milward - Recruiter at CK Science

How to apply:

Apply online:

For more information or to apply for the Product Evaluation Engineer position please contact Hannah Milward on 0114 2839956 or email Please quote reference SH24715 in all correspondence.


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Temporary Microbiologist – West Midlands

Hannah Milward is currently recruiting for a Microbiologist to join a life sciences company at their site in the West Midlands.  

The company:

The company are looking to recruit a Microbiologist for an initial duration of 3 months, they operate internationally, to provide a comprehensive range of analytical support services drawing on the latest developments in biotechnology.  The Group specialises in delivering analytical testing services to clients from a wide range of industries including the pharmaceutical, food and environmental sectors.

The role:

This Microbiologist role will involve laboratory support and testing of samples. 

Skills required:

The ideal candidate for this Microbiologist role will have a background in science ideally microbiology. They will also have knowledge of ISO & UKAS as well.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Microbiologist role please contact Hannah Milward on 0114 2839956 or email  Please quote reference SH23088 in all correspondence.

                                                     Click here to apply online now!

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Manufacturing Shift Supervisor Needed – NHS Blood

Manufacturing Shift Supervisor Required for NHS Blood Processing Unit in North London, UK


Our client, a Manufacturing Laboratory dealing with blood and blood components are currently looking for a Manufacturing Shift Supervisor to join their team based in North London on a 6 month contract basis.

Working as a Manufacturing Shift Supervisor, you will supervise a team of more junior staff whilst having some hands on responsibility yourself. Some understanding of blood and blood components either from working in a blood transfusion service of hospital is essential, along with supervisory experience.

The facility operates a rolling shift system – 7am – 3pm and 3pm – 11pm, some weekend working will also be required. The contract is likely to be 6 months + in duration.

To hear more about this Manufacturing Shift Supervisor job, please contact Bethan on 01438 723500 or email quoting reference HC19199.



About CK Healthcare

CK Healthcare is the new name in healthcare recruitment. Specialising in the recruitment of Allied Healthcare Professionals (AHP) and Health Service Scientists (HSS) to the NHS, we have vacancies for locums in the following areas:

  • Anatomical Pathology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Cytology
  • Health Care Science
  • Medical Technology
  • Pharmacy

As part of CK Associates Ltd, a specialist recruiter established in 1991, CK Healthcare are trusted and respected by our clients, who appreciate our professionalism, integrity and commitment to finding the right person for the job.



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