Scientific Recruitment Consultant – Durham, UK

CK Science is recruiting for a Scientific Recruitment Consultant to join their permanent recruitment team based in Durham, UK.

As a Scientific Recruitment Consultant, you will play a key role in driving the business forward. You will also have a real opportunity to make your mark and develop a rewarding, long-term career.

As accredited Investors in People company, we will provide you will fantastic opportunities for personal development and pride ourselves on providing our people with the best support to enable them to succeed. For more information about what it’s like to work at CK, please click here.

Responsibilities:

As Scientific Recruitment Consultant you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Recruiting permanent roles in the scientific sector in the North East and Scotland
  • Interview both client companies and candidates looking for work by telephone and face-to-face
  • Win new business
  • Provide excellent customer service with existing clients and provide advice on areas such as current market trends, CV writing and interviewing

Skills and experience:

To be considered for this Scientific Recruitment Consultant position, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A proven track record in telesales or recruitment in a targeted environment
  • A scientific background would be useful but not essential

 

Barney Smith - Manager of CK Science Durham

Barney Smith
Manager

How to apply:

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Alternatively, please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk.

 

 

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Qualified Person Job in Surrey, UK

Reena Dhana at CK Science is recruiting for a Qualified Person (QP) to join a global pharmaceutical company based in Surrey on a full time, 3 month contract basis.

Qualified Person Job Description:

As Qualified Person, you will be responsible for documentation control, sign off and batch release of over the counter drugs.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

To be considered for this Qualified Person position, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A chemistry or pharmacy degree (or equivalent)
  • On the register of eligible Qualified Persons and named in the appropriate Manufacturer’s Licence
  • Experience ideally gained in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

How to Apply:

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For more information or to apply for this Qualified Person position in Surrey, please contact Reena Dhana at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference  ST25093 in all correspondence.

 

 

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Site Chemist Job in Worcestershire, UK

Victoria Walker at CK Science is recruiting for a Site Chemist to join a hazardous waste and environmental company based in Worcestershire on a full time, permanent basis.

 

Site Chemist Job Description:

As a Site Chemist, the main purpose of your role will be to work in conjunction with the Site Manager running a busy Transfer Station.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Arranging Outgoing and Incoming Loads if required
  • Working with other site Chemists and operatives in the yard bulking and palletising loads
  • Adhering to Company procedures as set out
  • Stock Control as set out by P.P.C Permit
  • All H&S issues for staff reporting to the Site Manager
  • Daily inspections, logs, and signage in the transfer station
  • Cover for other Chemists during holidays
  • Preparing reports for the Site Manager
  • Liaising with Group Transport for any requirements
  • Completing all paperwork required
  • Working with all regulations set out by the HSE, EA and any other regulatory board
  • Dealing with all Non Conforming Loads as set out in Procedures

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required:

As a Site Chemist, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Degree or equivalent in Chemistry ideally, HND or equivalent in chemistry as a minimum
  • Driving Licence – essential requirement
  • A good command of the English language
  • WAMITAB C.O.T.C Level 4 in Transfer and Treatment Hazardous Wastes – advantageous
  • Computer Literate
  • Fork Lift Licence advantageous
  • IOSH or NEBOSH H&S Qualification advantageous
  • Experience working in a busy Hazardous Waste Transfer Station required (or within QC as a minimum)

 

Useful Information:

As Site Chemist you will be working with a hazardous waste and environmental company based in Worcestershire.

  • Normal Working Hours will be 0800-1700
  • Extra Hours may be required in order to complete the job.
  • HND chemistry is a minimum requirement to be considered for this role
  • A valid driving licence is an essential requirement for this role

 

 

How to Apply:

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For more information regarding this Site Chemist position please contact Victoria Walker on 0114 283 9956 or email vwalker@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH24924 in all correspondence.

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Development Engineer Job in Wrexham, UK

Victoria Walker at CK Science is recruiting for a Development Engineer to join a polymers & plastics manufacturer based in county Wrexham, on a full time, permanent basis.

 

Development Engineer Job Description

As a Development Engineer, the main purpose of your role will be to maintain continued growth by being innovative and forward thinking, preferably within the new product development arena.

Further responsibilities of this Development Engineer will include:

  • Reporting to the Technical Team Leader
  • Responsible for developing new product designs and implementing their scale up through to commercial production.
  • As a good communicator and team player you will have a key role in helping direct cross functional project groups establish specifications with both prospective customers and suppliers.
  • You will take the products from conception in the lab through to commercialisation on the manufacturing plant.
  • Encompassing a mixture of development and process engineering work

This role will be on a day basis however flexibility is a must as trials may run into the night or over weekends.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

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

  • A specialism in chemical/process engineering or development chemistry
  • A high calibre graduate with a 2.1 or above degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Polymer/ Material Science or Chemical Engineering.
  • An analytical, problem solving approach with the ability to generate and implement ideas.
  • Computer literate, ideally you will have a working knowledge of the following: coating techniques, drying, fluid processing and web handling, preferably gained in a similar process industry.

 

Benefits:

As Development Engineer you will be working with a plastics & polymers manufacturer based in county Wrexham.

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Pension and life assurance cover
  • Private medical assurance
  • Flexitime

 

How to Apply:

 

Victoria Walker at CK Science is recruiting for a Development Engineer in Wrexham, UK

Please contact Victoria for more details.

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For more information or to apply for this Development Engineer position please contact Victoria Walker on 0114 283 9956 or email vwalker@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH24719 in all correspondence.

 

 

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Microbiologist Job in Tyne and Wear, County Durham

Barney Smith at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Microbiologist to join a pharmaceutical company based in the Tyne and Wear and County Durham on a permanent basis.

Microbiologist Job Description:

As a Microbiologist you will be responsible for taking environmental swabs, plate culturing, passive and active air sampling, cell culture and microbe monitoring using catylase and oxydase tests.  You will also be responsible for maintenance and upkeep of QA procedures.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

As a microbiologist you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Degree qualified in microbiology or related subject or possess equivalent industrial experience
  • A proven track record working in an aseptic laboratory as a microbiologist within a GMP environment

This is an excellent opportunity to join an established and successful pharmaceutical company with ample scope for career progression and development.

 

How to Apply:

Barney Smith is recruiting for a Microbiologist Job in Tyne and Wear, County Durham, UK

Please contact Barney for more details.

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For more information or to apply for this Microbiologist position please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email your CV to bsmith@ckclinical.co.uk. Please quote reference DH24734 in all correspondence.

 

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Norwegian oil services firm Aker Solutions to create 1300 new jobs in London

The Telegraph reported that Norwegian oil services firm Aker Solutions says it aims to build up a 1 700-strong London engineering hub thereby creating 1 300 new jobs by 2015, as growth in global oil and gas markets drives demand for the company’s technologies and services.

Aker Solutions provides oilfield products, systems and services for customers in the oil and gas industry, and is listed on the Oslo stock exchange. The company, which employs more than 3000 people in the UK, opened a new office in Chiswick Park, West London, last year.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron said: “Aker Solution’s decision to create 1300 new jobs at a new engineering hub in Chiswick is great news for the local economy and it is a vote of confidence in the skill, expertise and professionalism of our engineering sector.”

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Our Latest Science Jobs in the UK – 28th of May 2012

Here is a list of our latest science jobs in the UK. Click on the links below to find out more and be the first to apply!

South of the UK

Regulatory Affairs Assistant – Medical Device

Microbiologist – Water, London

Laboratory Manager – Blood, Diagnostics

QC Laboratory Assistant, Chemical – London

Laboratory Assistant – Cambridge

Senior Chemist – Coatings, Paints, Greater London

Chemist – Leather, Materials, Somerset

Mechanical Design Engineer – Cambridgeshire

Sales Manager – Instrumentation, Cambridge

Field Sales Executive – Hazardous Waste Management

Aseptic Specialist – Sussex

Microbiology Laboratory Manager – Somerset

Laboratory Technician – GMP, Diagnostic, Suffolk

Laboratory Techician – Food, Herts

Ireland

Group Leader (Analytical)

Sales Manager – Chemical, Electronics, UK, Ireland

Midlands:

Customer Communications Coordinator

Temporary Site QA Lead – W, Midlands

Temporary Calibration Engineer – W,Yorkshire

Process Chemist – Manufacturing Cleaning Chemicals

Shift Process Technician – Insulation, East Mids

North West:

Laboratory Technician – Environmental, Manchester

Process Technologist – Metallurgist, North West

Shift Quality Control Technician – Pigments & Dyes

North East:

Process Engineer – Pharmaceutical

Laboratory Analyst – Oil & Gas

Laboratory Analyst – Northumberland

R&D Technician – North East England

QA Validation Engineer

Scotland:

Microbiologist – Irvine

Automation Engineer – North Scotland

Engineering Projects Manager – Pharmaceutical

Wales:

Development Scientist-Cell Therapy/Instrumentation

Development Scientist – Cell Therapy

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Temporary Process Development Scientist Job

Hannah Milward at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Temporary Process Development Scientist to join a global manufacturer of pharmaceutical and veterinary products. This process development job is initially for a 6 month period and is based in the Merseyside area.

Process Development Scientist Job Description:

As Process Development Scientist, you will work within a small group of scientists on lab scale process optimisation activities for the downstream processing area in support of the biotechnology product pipeline. The role will be both office and lab based and will require the successful applicant to contribute to the success of the group through design, execution and analyses of experimental activities.

The key responsibilities of this Process Development Scientist position will include:

• Delivering key development goals through hands-on experimentation and demonstration at lab scale.

• Designing and analysing experimental regimes using sound statistical techniques.

• Regularly communicating plans and status to key stake-holders and working flexibly to overcome issues and barriers encountered.

• Delivering high quality technical reports to support proposed process improvements.

• Responsible for ensuring that safe systems of work are in place and adhered to for process development activities.

• Developing close alignment to supporting functions, including Manufacturing Operations, Project/Process Engineering and Quality Control Labs to ensure that process improvements can effectively be delivered at manufacturing scale.

As Process Development Scientist you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

• Ability to interact with scientists, technicians, engineering, analytical support and other operations support personnel.

• Experience in the operation of lab or pilot scale chromatography and tangential flow filtration equipment, specifically GE Akta systems and Sartorius or Millipore TFF packages.

• Possess a working knowledge of analytical techniques required for protein purity assessment, including HPLC and ELISA methods.

• Ability to communicate effectively and build strong working relationships at all levels in the organisation.

• Ability to operate in a cGMP environment and produce technical documentation to high standards.

• Degree or equivalent in scientific or engineering discipline, preferably with a biotechnology focus

• Experience in the use of statistical software to design experimental approaches and analyse the data generated

How to apply:

Hannah Milward at CK Science

Contact Hannah for more details.

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For more information regarding this Process Development Scientist position, please contact Hannah Milward at CK Science on 0114 2839956 or email hmilward@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH24233 in all correspondence.

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Our Latest Science Jobs in the UK – 23/04/12

Here is a list of our latest science jobs in the UK. Click on the links below to find out more and be the first to apply!

South of the UK

Semi Solid Analytical Development Chemist – Herts

Support Analyst – Sussex

Compliance Administrator – Cambs

Compliance Systems Coordinator– West Sussex

Assay Development Scientist – Wiltshire

Pharmacologist – Hertfordshire

Analytical Chemist – ICP, Petrochemical, Hampshire

Production Technician – Part Time – Herts

Process Chemist – Pharmaceutical – West Sussex

Biochemist – Hertfordshire

Formulation Support Technician – Hertfordshire

Northern Ireland

Formulation Development Scientist

North East

Quality Technician

Microbiologist

Midlands

Sales Manager – Analytical & Testing Services, UK

Medical Device Production Engineer

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Our Latest Science Jobs in the UK – 10/04/12

Here is a list of our latest science jobs in the UK. Click on the links below to find out more and be the first to apply!

South of the UK:

Microbiologist – Kent

Auditor – Medical Device, Field Based, UK, Europe

Business Development Manager – Hertfordshire

Aseptic Specialist – Worthing

Analytical Development Scientist – Suffolk

Analytical Chemist, Pharmaceutical – Kent

In-Plant Chemist – Ink, Chemical, Berkshire

Scotland:

Technical Process Manager

QA Technologist

Quality Manager

The North East:

Analytical Chemist – County Durham

Operations Technologist – County Durham

Cumbria:

Validation Specialist – Cumbria

East Midlands

Shift Process Technician – Insulation, East Mids

QA & Development Shift Supervisor – West Midlands

Scientific Telesales – West Midlands

Medical Device Consultant

Northern Ireland

LC-MS Technical Lead/ Analyst – Northern Ireland

NMR Technical Leader/ Analyst – Northern Ireland

North West

Works/ Industrial Chemist/ Supervisor – Coatings

Raw Materials QC Analyst – North West

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GKN are the first in UK to automate composite repair

The Engineer reported that GKN Aerospace is to be the first UK-based user of a new machine that can significantly speed up the production and repair of complex composite structures and reduce cost by 60%

GKN Aerospace with its partner SCLR Lasertechnik has installed the first prototype robotic machine using laser technology to remove damaged composite structure on aircrafts. The new robotic cell, housed at GKN Aerospace’s composites research centre in the UK, replaces the time consuming, manual grinding away of damaged structure with a precise, contact and vibration-free laser removal process.

GKN will first use the equipment to develop prototype wing boxes as part of the Next Generation Composite Wing programme led by Airbus and sponsored by the Technology Strategy Board.

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Senior Regulatory Affairs Professional Job based in Cambridge, UK

An outstanding opportunity for a Senior Regulatory Affairs Professional to join a well established Regulatory Consultancy Company and play an instrumental role in the growth of the business.

Duties will include:

  • management of product licence registration and post registration activities with the appropriate regulatory authorities on a global basis
  • preparation of any regulatory dossiers and/or supporting documentation
  • supporting clients with the appropriate documentation to facilitate registration/maintenance of products
  • providing leadership and guidance to junior stuff and ensuring site activities comply with regulatory requirements.
  • reviewing and interpreting regulatory guidelines.
  • Providing in house training on regulatory topics as required
  • Supporting marketing and business development activities. This may include (but not be limited to):

–   advising on regulatory activities, timelines and costs for new business proposals as required

–   participating in new business meetings, kick off meetings and project meetings as required.

The candidate should be qualified in Life Sciences and have broad experience in pharma regulatory environments for US/EU markets. Sound knowledge of Global Regulatory Procedures, including marketing applications, negotiation and product licensing knowledge, proven success in agency influencing and negotiation are essential. Broad level of experience within the Pharmaceutical industry with knowledge of Regulatory Affairs and knowledge of product development is a must.

If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience for this role please send your application to jobs@elc-group.com. Please quote reference S_RAPM in all correspondence.

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Regulatory Affairs Professional Job – Cambridge, UK

An outstanding opportunity for a Regulatory Affairs professional to join a well established Regulatory Consultancy Company and play an instrumental role in the growth of the business. You will be responsible for identifying and developing new business to ensure the regulatory sales targets are met or exceeded.

The person

Suitable candidates will have a background in sales / marketing of a scientific consultancy service. You will have sound knowledge of Global Regulatory Procedures, including marketing applications, negotiation and product licensing knowledge, proven success in agency influencing and negotiation. Broad level of experience within the Pharmaceutical industry with knowledge of Regulatory Affairs and knowledge of product development is a must.

You must have excellent communication skills, be a good listener, be commercially minded and able to develop complex and diverse proposals / solutions for clients’ requirements.

You will have the ability to network with colleagues and co-workers appropriately and to manage the communication to and collaboration of decision-making members of each project team.

Typical activities may include:

  • Providing regulatory strategy and technical consultancy for the Regulatory Affairs Business Development Team and Project Management Team as well as regulatory consultancy and strategic advice to the clients;
  • Reviewing and providing technical advice to prepare regulatory submissions;
  • Contributing to development and implementation of global and regional regulatory functions;
  • To assist in business development in securing new business and making presentations to clients;
  • Maintaining and developing relationships with existing customers via meetings, telephone calls and emails;
  • Visiting potential customers to prospect for new business;
  • Acting as a contact between a company and its existing and potential markets;
  • Negotiating the terms of an agreement and closing sales;
  • Gathering market and customer information;
  • Representing the organization at trade exhibitions, events and demonstrations;
  • Negotiating variations in price, delivery and specifications with managers
  • Advising on forthcoming product developments and discussing special promotions;
  • Liaising with Project Managers to check on the progress of existing orders;
  • Recording sales and order information and sending copies to the sales manager;
  • Reviewing own sales performance, aiming to meet or exceed targets;
  • Gaining a clear understanding of customers’ businesses and requirements.

Offer:

• Competitive basic salary
• Attractive commissions package with no caps
• Bonuses

 

How to apply:

Please reply with your CV and cover letter to jobs@elc-group.com

Location: Cambourne, Cambridge

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Pharmaceutical jobs to be created in North East

As reported by the Morpeth Herald, the leading pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organisation, Piramal Healthcare, has received a £17m investment package from the Regional Growth Fund. This will create 46 pharmaceutical jobs.

Piramal specialise  in the manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients and current export more than 100 of these products worldwide. The company will be using the investment to help increase its competitive edge when trading internationally. This was explained by Site Lead, Jarrett Palmer,  “This is most welcome news. The funding will go a long way towards supporting our ambitious growth plans over the next five years. The grant will enable us to invest in new capabilities which will enable us to enter new markets worldwide.”

Investment was also received by Aesica Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Precision Hydraulic Cylinders (UK) Ltd.

This great news for manufacturing in the North East and enables innovative companies such as these to thrive in the global economy.

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Director of Quality Assurance Job in North West, UK

Jim Gleeson at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Director of Quality Assurance to join a successful molecular diagnostics company based in the North West, UK.

The role:

As Director of Quality Assurance, you will oversee all Quality Assurance activities for the manufacture of in-vitro diagnostics. Further responsibilities will include:

  • Management of the company’s Quality System
  • Close interaction with senior management and international regulatory authorities
  • Ensuring the highest levels of compliance with all applicable standards and regulations
  • Mentoring and development of staff across QA, QC and Compliance
  • Selection of methods, techniques and evaluation criteria in order to obtain robust results

 

The ideal candidate:

  • Jim is looking for candidates with the following skills, experience and qualifications:
  • Extensive GMP QA management experience, ideally within the diagnostics / medical device arena
  • Experience of hosting and managing FDA and other regulatory inspections (ISO 13485 would be particularly useful)
  • A background in ISO 13485 management would be advantageous
  • Excellent communication skills

 

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Director of Quality Assurance position, please contact Jim Gleeson on 01438 870027 or email jgleeson@ckclinical.co.uk. Please quote reference CL22921 in all correspondence.

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Job of the Week: QA Engineer Job in Bedfordshire, UK

Reena Dhana is currently recruiting for a QA Engineer to join the Research and Development facility leading Diagnostic and Medical Device organisation based in Bedfordshire, UK.

As QA Engineer, you will work across various aspects of the organisation and will be responsible for managing all Quality and Compliance within Research and Development. You will also be responsible managing a team of Design Compliance Facilitators.

 

The ideal candidate:

Reena is looking for candidates who have:

  • a degree in Engineering or Scientific Discipline (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrable experience in Design Controls and Product Development gained within the Medical Device/Diagnostics (or equivalently regulated industries).
  • Previous project management experience
  • Lead Auditing qualifications would be desirable

 

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this QA Engineer position, please contact Reena Dhana at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST22863 in all correspondence.

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Project Scientist (Polyoxometalate Chemistry) Job based in Cheshire, UK

Victoria Walker at CK Science is recruiting for Project Scientist to join ACAL Energy. ACAL Energy Ltd is the world’s leading developer of low cost Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells systems, powered by ACAL Energy’s proprietary platinum free cathode technology (FlowCath).

Based in Runcorn, Cheshire, they are now recruiting for a Project Scientist to join their Chemistry team to work in the area of Polyoxometalate Chemistry, and are currently working on an exclusive basis with CK Science for this recruitment campaign.

Job purpose:

To design, synthesise, evaluate and deliver new catalyst and mediator materials based on inorganic cluster compounds and associative structures which improve the performance of the ACAL Energy FlowCath technology.

Major challenges:

  • To deliver catalyst and mediator materials based on inorganic cluster/associative structures which display improved performance in the ACAL Energy fuel cell and meet product and market needs.
  • To identify suitable materials for catalyst and/or mediator roles and design and execute synthetic routes to these species.
  • To characterise target materials and evaluate performance, particularly in relation to electrochemical and catalytic properties.

 

Key accountabilities:

  • Deliver catalyst and/or mediator materials based on inorganic cluster/associative structures which display improved performance in the ACAL fuel cell.
  • Apply chemical knowledge and understanding to identify and design target materials to meet criteria.
  • Design and execute synthetic routes to target materials, with consideration of commercial implications.
  • Complete COSHH and risk assessments for all experimental work and conduct work in a safe manner at all times.
  • Fully characterise target materials.
  • Evaluate performance related properties of catalyst and mediator materials, in particular by assessing electrochemical and catalytic properties.
  • Produce high quality written technical reports and present results and findings at regular intervals.
  • Identify patent opportunities arising from the work undertaken.
  • Liaise with internal fuel cell test team to demonstrate the fuel cell performance of lead materials.
  • Take responsibility for delivering agreed project outputs and contribute to the delivery of the key objectives for the Chemistry team and the company.

 

Technical skills and knowledge:

  • Knowledge and understanding of inorganic chemistry
  • Competency in practical inorganic synthesis, with experience of inorganic cluster/association complex synthesisin aqueous solution preferred
  • Ability and enthusiasm for laboratory working
  • Experience and understanding of electrochemical kinetics and/or catalysis is preferred
  • Competent user of literature searching tools
  • Broad chemical understanding for the rational design of target materials
  • Logical approach to problem solving and decision making
  • Creative approach for the generation of chemical solutions

 

Personal skills and attributes:

  • Must be a team player with good communication and affiliativeskills to build strong internal relationships
  • Results oriented and standards driven, focused on delivery
  • Commercially aware; understanding what they are trying to achieve and to have a degree of entrepreneurialism
  • Has a critical nature to question status quo and challenge norms to develop innovation or improvements
  • Proactive style and flexible approach with a willingness to learn new techniques
  • Able to work independently in a self motivated manner
  • Able to demonstrate a practical approach to problem solving using creative thinking
  • Desire to further fundamental understanding and see technical advancements through to completion

 

Job experience:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in Chemistry with either a relevant PhD qualification or equivalent experience
  • gained in a relevant industrial role
  • Application of chemistry knowledge to the design, synthesis and evaluation of materials
  • Practical laboratory working experience
  • Experience of applying electrochemical or catalytic understanding to inorganic materials would be advantageous

 

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Project Scientist position, please contact Victoria Walker on 0114 283 9956 or email vwalker@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH22762 in all correspondence.

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Engineering Technician Jobs in Hertfordshire

Andrew Bolton at CK Science is recruiting for a number Engineering Technicians to join a leading Chemical Manufacturer based in Hertfordshire, UK.

The company

Andrew’s client is a Chemical Manufacturer specialising in Catalyst applications for the Automotive industry.

Andrew is looking for  several Engineering Technicians to join the company’s Engine, Vehicle and Synthetic Departments based from their state of the art facilities in Hertfordshire.

Roles available:

Engine Test Technician – You will be involved in carrying out catalyst preparation; operation and support of engine test beds; data checks and maintenance of the engine test facility. This role is shift based, consisting of day and late shift working patterns.

Vehicle Test Technician – You will be involved in carrying out emissions testing; performing test cycle driving; data processing; catalyst changing as well as general workshop based tasks. This role is on a day shift basis.

Synthetic Test Technician – You will be involved in the operation of test rigs to ensure the performance of their catalyst and other emission control technologies. Your duties will include preparing and loading test pieces; handling of synthetic exhaust mixtures; programming and running test sequences as well as carrying out rig maintenance. This role is shift based, consisting of day and night shift working patterns.

The ideal candidates:

To be considered for these positions, you will have either a vocational qualification in a Mechanical or other Engineering discipline (or equivalent) OR demonstrated experience in a Test Laboratory / Workshop or Quality Control environment within the Automotive, Chemical or a Manufacturing based industry.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk. Please refer to ST22630 in all correspondence.

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BP Struggle to Fill Roles

Oil and gas company BP are struggling to find skilled engineers to expand their North Sea operations, reports the BBC.

The growth of the North Sea oil and gas fields, expected to create hundreds of jobs, seems to have stagnated as Trevor Garlick, head of BP’s North Sea operations, said the company cannot find the correct people to fill the roles. He adds that “getting hold of the right people is a real issue for us.”

BP views the North Sea as a ‘training ground’ where the most capable employees are developed before being moved overseas. Mr Garlick says that whilst “we are hiring a lot of people, but we are also an exporter of a couple of hundred people to other regions.” It is believed that the oil and gas industry is expected to create over 15,000 jobs in the next five years, though companies complain of the same problem as BP – being able to find qualified staff to fill positions.

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1,500 Energy Jobs to be Created in Scotland

The BBC has reported that over the next ten years 1,500 jobs could be created in the energy industry in Scotland.

Scottish Power’s recruitment announcement is reported at a time when the employment statistics continue to be a worry. The jobs are needed to complete an upgrade of the power grid in line with the government’s renewable energy targets. The investment into the power grid and an “aging workforce” mean new staff are needed.

£3 billion is expected o be spent over the next ten years in order to improve over 500 miles of power lines, giving three times more capacity to carry power through the grid. Graduate engineers, apprentices and technicians are expected to be the people targeted for the new jobs. Scottish Power’s announcement, it is hoped, will help in reducing the unemployed across Scotland.

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