Finding the right candidates for science recruitment

Selecting the right candidates for science recruitment necessitates a lot of time and effort. It can be a challenging process. Putting into place a comprehensive recruitment strategy is essential to ensure any potential risk is eliminated when introducing new employees to the workplace.

We have written some advice to help guide your through the interview process.

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Science jobs of the week: 24/09/2015

Here are our latest science jobs in this week: 24/09/2015:

Yorkshire jobs:

GC-MS Field Maintenance Engineer – York

 

South East jobs:

Market Research Associate – Basingstoke

Senior QC Plant Chemist – Hampshire

Pool Water Treatment Consultant – London

Synthetic Organic Chemist – Hertfordshire

Production Operator – Home Counties

Packaging Technologist – Home Counties

Supply Chain Programme Manager – Hertfordshire

Validation Coordinator – Berkshire

 

Midlands jobs:

Sales Specialist (Molecular Biology) – Field

Chemical Process Operator – Derbyshire

Technical Manager – West Midlands

Laboratory Technician – Staffordshire

Waste Team Leader – Birmingham

 

North West jobs:

Product Designer / Colour Formulator – Merseyside

Product Development Chemist – Merseyside

Analytical Chemist – Lancashire

Shift Quality Control Technicians – Merseyside

 

North East jobs

Stability Analyst – County Durham

Laboratory Technician – Haltwhistle

 

Scotland jobs

Global Regulatory Compliance Specialist – Aberdeen

 

Northern Ireland jobs

Senior Analysts – Northern Ireland

 

Europe

Scientist (Quality by Design) – Iceland

Senior QA Specialists – Ireland

 

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Science jobs of the week: 02/04/2015

Here are our latest science jobs in this week: 02/04/2015

 

South East:

Quality Control Manager – Berkshire

Senior Instrumentation Specialist – Berkshire

Chemist – South East

Development Scientist – Surrey

 

North West:

Principal Technologist x 2 – Cheshire

Microbiology Technician – North West

HPLC Analyst – Liverpool

QC Analyst – Bioassay, Liverpool

Technical Manager, Greater Manchester

 

Midlands:

Development Laboratory Technician x2, Staffs.

Meat Products Technologist – W.Midlands

Finance Administrator – Chesterfield

Customer Delivery Co-ordinator – W,Midlands

 

Yorkshire:

Air Monitoring Project Manager, South Yorkshire

 

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Senior Scientist Video

Tenni Cole-Etti is recruiting for a Senior Scientist to join a leading contract research and testing organisation at their site in Cambridgeshire.

Here is a short video in which Tenni explains more about the job:

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Microbiologist – Blackpool

Hannah Oakley is recruiting for a Microbiologist to be based in Blackpool at a leading medical device organisation.

In this role, your main function will be to carry out microbiological and environmental tests to ensure that the ongoing production is up to standard. You will also need to ensure that the cGMP principles and that all procedures comply with the appropriate industry directives.

This role requires you to have a BSc within a scientific discipline as a minimum, alongside experience within the microbiological field.

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Senior Scientist to join a Research Organisation

Tenni at CK Science is recruiting for a Senior Scientist to join a Cambridgeshire based research organisation.

The role, at a leading contract and research and testing organisation, will see you taking the lead in method development, assay troubleshooting and sample analysis.

A BSc, PhD or equivalent qualification in Molecular or Cell Biology, or a life sciences discipline.

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Fermentation Scientist – Teesside

Sarah Farrow at CK Science is recruiting for a Fermentation Scientist to be based in Teesside at an innovative biotechnology company.

The job, which has a permanent contract, would see you being responsible for the preparation of culture media, the set-up and operation of bench-top fermenters and the fermentation of microbial strains in order to achieve maximum yield of bioproducts.

You must be qualified to a minimum of BSc level in life sciences or a relevant field.

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Head of Research and Development Role

Victoria Walker is recruiting for a Head of Research and Development position for a metals manufacturing company based in South Wales.

As the R&D Head, the main responsibility will be to develop and deliver innovative strategic products and scientific process improvements to support internal strategies and add value for the customers. You would also be a leading figure within the company and expected to ensure a positive Safety, Health and Environment culture.

A chemistry or metallurgy degree is necessary for this role, as is a proven history of managing cross-functional teams effectively.

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Principal Research Associate – Oxford

Jocelyn at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Principal Research Associate to join a rapidly growing pharmaceutical company based in Oxfordshire.

This role primarily involves assisting the development of SNARE cleavage assays using methods such as Western Blotting, HPLC and FRET.

A BSc in a relevant field is essential for this role, and knowledge and experience of working with proteins and botulinum neurotoxins would be beneficial.

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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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Offshore Energy Network to Create Jobs

Renewable energy group Norstec has been back by the government with the aim of creating thousands of jobs in the North East, reports the Northern Echo.

Norstec is a group of several companies in the North East, including the Deep Ocean Group and JDR Cables. The companies met to discuss how to make the best use of the potential of the sector which is expected to create around 1,000 jobs in the area. This is a major boost to offshore wind power as it shows a concerted effort by the government to back the sector.

The Prime Minister has stated that “close collaboration between industry and government will be critical to making this happen.” The Climate Change Secretary then added “The offshore wind industry represents a massive growth opportunity for the UK and our neighbours around the northern seas, bringing jobs and reenergising once thriving industrial heartlands on the east coast and beyond.”

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£250m new funding for life sciences

As reported by the EuroBiotechNews,  approximately £250 million of new funding will go into life sciences across the country, a Government minister has announced.

Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts, announced that £250M has been allocated for the first phase of several five year strategic investment programmes. This includes 26 strategic science programmes and 14 key national research capabilities, to be delivered by eight of the UK’s world-leading bioscience research institutes and their university partners. The process will be led by Britain’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

Universities and Science Minister David Willetts told MPs during Commons Business questions on Thursday that the investment was a “commitment” to Britain’s bioscience research base. Willetts also said: “This investment will sustain excellent science at some of the UK’s leading institutes and universities. This will drive growth, support highly skilled jobs and keep the UK at the very forefront of bioscience, with benefits ranging from healthcare to energy and global food security.”

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50 jobs created – Worcestershire Science Park

As reported by the Malvern Gazette, after an agreed £4m government investment, fifty new science jobs are to be created at Malvern Hills Science Park in Worcestershire, UK.

Opened in 1997, there are 30 technology and science-based companies based at the science park, which employs 300 people. However, the science park is now full to capacity and as Simon Geraghty, Deputy Leader of the County Council explains, the investment “…is a big step forward and really significant piece of funding that will allow the science park and grow and take on more jobs.”

 

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GSK acquire Cellzome for £61 million

The Telegraph have reported that GSK  today, announced that it has entered an agreement to acquire Cellzome for £61 million in which they already own a 20pc stake.

Cellzome is the leader in the development and advancement of proteomics technologies. It currently has labs in Cambridge in the UK and Heidelberg in Germany. GSK currently own 19.98 % equity in the company but they will now assume full control of Cellzome. It will become part of GSK’s R&D organisation.

John Baldoni, senior vice-president of Platform & Technology Science at Glaxo, said: “The acquisition of Cellzome adds significantly to our scientific capabilities and capacity to characterise drug targets, and provides the opportunity to further enhance Glaxo’s ability to bring medicines to patients in a more effective manner.”

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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.

Responsibilities:

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 hmilward@ckscience.co.uk. 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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Love Science? Visit the London Science Festival!

The London Science Festival, which is taking place between 19th-23rd October, will cover ten venues with 30 separate science-related events. Here are some of the highlights:

For more information, please click here to visit the London Science Festival website. You can also follow the festival on Twitter: @LondonSciFest, or follow the hashtag #LSF11 throughout the event.

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UK Government to Invest £50m in Graphene Technology

As reported by the BBC, the UK government will be pledging £50m towards developing new technologies using the new, “miracle material”, graphene.

Graphene, which was developed by two Manchester-based scientists is the strongest material known to science and is better at conducting electricity than copper. The scientists were awarded the Nobel-prize for the discovery.

Potential uses of graphene could include:

  • Transparent touch screens
  • Solar cells
  • Aircraft wings
  • Optical communication systems

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Cornwall Science Park to Create 750 Jobs

Goonhilly space facility, Cornwall, is being turned into a science park with the aim to create 750 jobs, reports thisiscornwall.co.uk.

GES Ltd, who own the site, applied for a £7 million grant to accelerate the proposals, claiming businesses such as QinetiQ are interested in involving themselves with the site. The UK Space Agency is also said to be interested in the site’s development. The site will have links to various universities, allowing them access to the facilities which will “provide an environment for collaboration between industry and academia.”

The site is expected to become a scientific, technological and engineering hub, with opportunities for businesses in those sectors being put forward alongside the application for the government grant. GES’ Ian Jones has said with the funding, “we can accelerate this opportunity and create high volumes of high-tech jobs, which will have significant knock on benefits for Cornwall.”

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GSK in Job and Tax Pledge

GlaxoSmithKline is set to create more UK jobs and pay more tax, helping the economy, reports the Guardian.

As CK Science has earlier reported, here, GSK is set to expand its UK operations, adding to the current 16,000 employees throughout Britain. Two sites in Scotland and one in county Durham are being looked into as locations to create new plants. This comes at a time when other companies with UK branches are scaling back their operations. Andrew Witty, GSK’s chief executive, has said that his company wants to “have more manufacturing and do more R&D work in Britain” leading to a greater amount of tax paid by GSK.

In the next few years, GSK expects to be a “net hirer” because the UK can strike a good balance between research and development support and competitive medicine prices. GSK has moved back into the black this year, recording a £1.1 billion profit in the second quarter, meaning that they can afford the expense of reopening UK operations.

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