Rob Walker starts at CK Science

  • Rob Walker has recently started at CK Science as a Resourcer based in the Chesterfield office, but working with the Stevenage team.

Rob has extensive experience working within the recruitment industry and whilst he is moving into a new area of recruitment, he is quickly getting to grips with the ins and outs of scientific recruitment.

He will be recruiting across all the scientific sectors, and focusing on both permanent and temporary positions throughout the UK.

Please join us in welcoming Rob to our team!

 

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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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Our Latest Science Jobs in the UK – 06/08/12

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!

North West:

Process Engineer – North West

Laboratory Administrator, Oil & Gas, Cheshire

Quality Assurance Representative – N.West

North East:

Reference Materials Analyst – Pharm

Laboratory Technician – County Durham

Shift Analyst – Chemicals

Quality Manager, Pharmaceuticals – County Durham

East Midlands:

Process Chemist, Cosmetics and Detergents, Derbs.

Graduate Chemist, office based, Derbyshire

Ireland:

Metrology Engineer – Ireland

Materials Engineer (Polymer Chemist)

Materials Development Engineer – Ireland

Bioinformatics Scientist – N.Ireland

Product Quality Specialist (IMPs) – N.Ireland

London:

Engineering Compliance Manager

East Anglia:

Technical Service Manager – Construction, Suffolk

Cambridgeshire/Oxfordshire:

Analytical Chemist – North Cambridgeshire

Microbiologist – Food Manufacturing, Oxfordshire

Scotland:

Manufacturing Technician – Biotechnology

Technical Manager in Aberdeen

Wales:

Technical Assessor, Waste, Monmouthshire

South East:

Sales Manager – South East of England, Field Based

Not quite what you’re looking for? Click here to register your CV with us today.

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Our Latest Science Jobs in the UK – 30/07/12

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 East:

Sales Manager – South East of England, Field Based

Analytical Chemist – ICP, Waste, Norfolk

Analytical Scientist – Suffolk

Site Chemist – Waste Management, Norfolk

London and surrounding counties:

Chemical Engineer – Hertfordshire

Quality Manager – Electronics, Electrical

Analyst – Hertfordshire

Principal Sustainability Consultant

Development Scientist wth CMC experience

Shift QC Analyst – Hertfordshire

Laboratory Analyst – Berkshire

North East:

QC Chemist in Teesside

North West:

Quality Assurance Representative – N.West

Technical Support Specialist, mid North West

Midlands:

QC Analyst in North Yorkshire

Resourcer

Polymer Chemist – Northamptonshire

Regulatory Consultant – REACH, EU, Cambridgeshire

Metallurgist – Carburizing Heat Treatment, W Yorks

Quality Assurance Manager, TS16949, Derbyshire

Test Engineer – Instrumentation, Cambridgeshire

Scotland:

Senior Development Chemist – Emulsion Breakers

Market Support Technician – Central Belt

Senior Formulation Development Scientist – Lothian

Wales:

Development Analytical Chemist – N.Wales

Contract Quality Engineer – S Wales

Ireland:

QA Manufacturing Engineer, Medical Device

Validation Engineer, Medical Devices

Manufacturing Engineer, Medical Devices – Ireland

Project Engineer, Medical Devices, Ireland

 

Not quite what you’re looking for? Click here to register your CV with us today.

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Recycling Cutbacks Could Lead to Lack of Jobs

LetsRecycle.com has reported that Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman’s June Waste Review could lead to a lack of investment and jobs in the UK waste industry due to the scrapping of specific recycling targets being set.

Attacks by shadow Environment Secretary Jamie Reed indicate that England’s target of 50% household waste recycling is too low compared to the rest of the UK, with Scotland and Wales aiming for 70% of waste being recycled by 2025, creating thousands of jobs in the waste industry. Mr Reed has asked whether Mrs Spelman will “publish an assessment of how many English jobs will not now be created… as a result of her decision”.

Mrs Spelman has said that the 50% recycling target meets EU regulations and will lead to a greater emphasis on the management of landfills. These would create waste industry jobs in areas where they are needed, according to the councils that need such schemes, rather than forcing them upon certain areas.

Mr Reed replied to these comments by stating that the government has abandoned recycling targets in England which would help to “rebalance the economy” and have therefore begun “deterring investment” in the waste industry.

Looking for a job in the waste industry? Why not try here?

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Is Motor Oil a Renewable Resource?

National Geographic News asked whether Motor oil could be a viable renewable source in their article Is motor oil a  renewable source – re finers say yes!

Currently tens of millions of barrels of lubricant pass through vehicle engines around the world each year, U.S. drivers alone produce about 1.3 billion gallons of dirty used motor oil annually. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates 200 million gallons (757,082 liters) is dumped illegally each year. Some is “recycled,” but with dubious environmental benefit it typically ends up burned as a rather dirty industrial fuel source

However the National Geographic article tells us that there is another option which is to use  motor oil as a renewable resource. It is possible to re-refine used motor oil, restoring it to “good as new” quality. Then it can be resold over and over again at about the same price per quart as conventional motor oil.

In Europe, about 50 percent of motor oil is re-refined, thanks to regulations dating to 1975 that were revised in 2008, say analysts at Kline & Company, a market research firm based in Parsippany, New Jersey.  In North America, only about 10 to 15 percent of motor oil is re-refined. But that story is slowly changing as U.S. companies have begun to see a new market in “green” lubricant.

Kevin Ferrick of API says re-refined oil is gaining some traction in the marketplace. “We don’t track sales of re-refined oil but I will say that there are definitely more and more brands coming online that are claiming some percentage of re-refined oil,” he said. “It’s interesting that some of these have been around for quite a few years now and some marketers chose not to make that claim of re-refined content.”

Because U.S. regulations did not require marketers to label virgin-equivalent products as re-refined, marketers didn’t broadcast they were selling recycled product, fearing consumer reluctance to use “old” oil. But now, companies are recognizing a marketing advantage. “I’d say that because of increased environmental consciousness there seems to have been a change in attitude towards it,” Ferrick said.

Re-refined motor oil even has a presence on the NASCAR circuit through partnership with Safety-Kleen, the largest motor oil re-refiner in the United States. Safety-Kleen not only services race teams, but it collects motor oil for re-refining at NASCAR racetracks and team shops—some 185,000 gallons (700,300 liters) in 2010 alone.

Apparently it takes only about one-third of the amount of energy to recover re-refined base stock as it does to produce the same amount of base stock from crude oil, Using less energy means producing fewer carbon emissions. And the same oil can be re-refined over and over again said John Wesley CEO of Wichita, Kansas-based Universal Lubricants, producer of ECO ULTRA re-refined oils.

Kevin Ferrick of API said “If you’re concerned about the environment then by all means use re-refined oils,These oils are just fine for vehicles, as long as they are certified, and reusing something over and over again is always a good thing to do rather than wasting a valuable source”

Motor oil re-refining’s savings do add up over time, and the world’s total annual output of used motor oil is anything but trivial. That’s why, for many, a “closed-loop” system that puts the same oil back to work over and over again is a strong option.

Are you looking for a new role within the renewables, waste and environmental sectors? Click here to search our current roles with the renewables, waste and environmental sectors!

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Plant Manager Job-Waste, Leachate – Buckinghamshire

Our client, an industry leading Waste Management organisation, are currently looking for a Plant Manager to join their state-of-the-art Leachate Treatment site based in Buckinghamshire, UK.

Working as a Plant Manager, you will be responsible for the following:

  • The assessment, selection and implementation of leachate treatment and disposal solutions across multiple sites within the group.
  • Assessing and selecting the most appropriate leachate disposal technologies
  • Maintaining a strong knowledge of technology advancements
  • Assisting regional sites in obtaining relevant permissions, consents and permits as well as working closely with the individual sites to ensure all leachate treatment plants are designed built and managed in line with project specifications.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join an industry leader who is at the forefront of technological advancements in Leachate Treatment & Disposal. In return they offer an attractive salary and benefits package.

To be considered for this Plant Manager role, you will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) and demonstrated experience managing projects (incl. budget & design of systems) within a leachate, waste, environmental or related industry.

 

Apply Now

For more information or to apply for this Plant Manager position, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST21128 in all correspondence.

Alternatively, click here to apply for this Plant Manager position online now.

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Regional Business Manager Job (Waste) – South, UK

Our client, a leading Waste Management organisation, are currently looking for a Regional Business Manager to take control of their facilities in the South, UK.

As Regional Business Manager, you main duties will include:

  • Monitoring and controlling the operations of PFI projects, including liaising with clients to ensure compliance with contracts,
  • Developing, agreeing and implementing plans for the development and and improvement of the regions transfer and recycling facilities and developing opportunities to optimise the sites to ensure the greatest commercial benefits amongst other duties.

For this Regional Business Manager role you will have a relevant degree or equivalent and experience gained in a management role. You will have a proven track record in a profit centre of a min of £5m turnover and previous experience in business improvement and service enhancement initiatives is essential. It would be advantageous if your knowledge and experience has been gained in the waste, manufacturing or processing industries.

In addition to the Competitive salaries there are company benefits and a company car.

 

Apply Now

For more information, or to apply for this Regional Business Manager position, please contact Reena Dhana at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST20977 in all correspondence.

 

Alternatively, click here to apply for this Regional Business Manager position online now. 

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Regional Business Manager Job (Waste) – South, UK

Our client, a leading Waste Management organisation, are currently looking for a Regional Business Manager to take control of their facilities in the Southern Region of the UK.

 

Responsibilities:

Your main duties as Regional Business Manager, you will include monitoring and controlling the operations of PFI projects, including liaising with clients to ensure compliance with contracts, developing, agreeing and implementing plans for the development and and improvement of the regions transfer and recycling facilities and developing opportunities to optimise the sites to ensure the greatest commercial benefits amongst other duties.

 

Person Specification:

For this role you will have a relevant degree or equivalent and experience gained in a management role. You will have a proven track record in a profit centre of a min of £5m turnover and previous experience in business improvement and service enhancement initiatives is essential. It would be advantageous if your knowledge and experience has been gained in the waste, manufacturing or processing industries.

In addition to the Competitive salaries there are company benefits and a company car.

 

Apply Now

For more information, or to apply for this Regional Business Manager job, please contact Reena Dhana at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST20977 in all correspondence.

 

Alternatively, click here to apply for this Regional Business Manager job online now.

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Site Operations Manager Job (Waste Industry) – Buckinghamshire, UK

Our client, a leading Waste Management organisation, are currently looking for a Site Operations Manager to join their industry leading facilities based in Buckinghamshire.

 

Responsibilities

Working as the Site Operations Manager, you will be responsible for managing the operation of a Waste Management & Leachate facility including people management of both the Site Technician, Landfill Operative and Engineering teams; implementing Health & Safety, SHE and industry Regulations on site including day-to-day contact for the Environment Agency and other 3rd party/regulatory bodies; monitoring and driving site improvement & maintenance through various teams as well as working closely with suppliers and customers to ensure requirements are met.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a growing Waste Management organisation on one of their leading sites which provides both road and rail waste services to a range of clients. In return they offer an attractive salary, company car and excellent benefits.

 

Requirements

To be considered for this role, you will have a degree in an Environmental or Business discipline (or equivalent) and demonstrated people and operational management experience gained within the Waste, Water, Environmental or a related industry. Holding a relevant Certificate of Technical Competence (CoTC) Level would be highly advantageous.

 

 Apply Now

For more information, or to apply for this Site Operations Manager job, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST20772 in all correspondence.

 

Alternatively, click here to apply for this Site Operations Manager position online now.

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Waste Chemist – Scotland

A Waste Chemist is required by a waste management company based in Scotland to co-ordinate hazardous waste on site.

As a Waste Chemist, you will be responsible for the following:

  • On-site testing
  • Co-ordination of incoming tanker loads
  • Organising logistics and movement of hazardous waste
  • Ensuring H&S procedures are adhered to on site at all times

To be considered for this Waste Chemist job, you will be qualified to a minimum HND in chemistry or related subject or possess equivalent industrial experience. As this Waste Chemist role will be physically demanding, you will be physically fit and happy to work outside in all weathers.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in a niche area of chemistry in the fast growing environmental and hazardous waste industry. Entitlement to work in the UK is essential.

 

Apply now

For more information, or to apply for this Waste Chemist job please contact Barney Smith at CK Science on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk.

Alternatively, click here to apply for this Waste Chemist job online now.

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Operations Chemist – Sheffield, UK

A Operations Chemist is required to join one of the UK’s most successful waste management companies based in Sheffield, UK.

As an Operations Chemist, you will be responsible for the safe receipt and identification of waste brought to site. This involves examination and analysis of packaged chemicals, in drums and boxes to ensure that they correspond to the description given by customers. Bulk liquid wastes are also received, which must also be sampled and analysed before discharging into tanks. Paperwork systems must be followed and maintained to ensure accurate tracking of the wastes.

Following full training, as Operations Chemist you will be required to drive several items of mobile plant including forklift trucks. Prior experience of driving such equipment would be an advantage.

The hours of working are 45 hours per week, consisting of five nine-hour shifts between 0700 hrs and 1800 hrs, depending on shift pattern.

The ideal candidate for this Operations Chemist job must be willing to work in the open air in all weather conditions testing packaged and bulk chemical wastes. This can often be a dirty and uncomfortable task. This Operations Chemist also job involves a certain amount of manual handling although mechanical assistance is provided for most tasks. There may also be offsite visits to customer premises or to collect wastes.

This Operations Chemist job demands a candidate who is educated to Degree standard or equivalent in Chemistry or a related subject. Previous experience in the waste industry is essential for this Operations Chemist role.

Apply Now

For more information, or to apply for this Operations Chemist job, please contact Russell Oakley on 0114 283 9956 or email roakley@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH19826 in all correspondence.

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Site Chemist (Waste and Environmental) – Yorkshire

A Site Chemist is required to join a hazardous waste transfer station to be based in Yorkshire, UK.

The main aims of this Site Chemist role will include:

  • Checking inbound loads for compliance to waste management licence / permit and applicable statutory legislation.
  • Processing waste to reduce commercial liability and prepare for safe onward disposal.
  • Providing technical and operational assistance to the location.

The successful candidate for this Site Chemist job will hold a degree or equivalent in chemistry or a related subject and must be prepared to work outdoors for approximately 70% of the time.

This Site Chemist job also demands a candidate with experience of working in the waste industry. You must also be of an assertive nature and be confident in their chemical ability (whether from you degree of past experience).

Working hours for this Site Chemist role will be staggered so flexibility is a must.

Apply Now

For more information, or to apply for this Site Chemist job, please contact Victoria Walker at CK Science on 0114 2839956 or email vwalker@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH19629 in all correspondence.

Alternatively, click here to apply for this Site Chemist job online now.

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Increase Investment in Science to Boost Economy

scienceAccording to a report by The Royal Society, if the UK does not invest heavily in science and scientific research, it will face decades of sluggish economic decline.

The report warned that Britain’s current advantage is in danger of being wiped out by the US, China, India, France and Germany who have increased spending in science to help boost their economies. For instance, the German government has said it will increase their budget for education and research by 12bn Euros by 2013.

Sir Martin Taylor, chair of the report’s advisory group stated: “As France announces a new €35bn investment in the knowledge economy, the UK cuts university budgets by £600m, with the threat of more to come.

“The UK has been in the top two of the scientific premier league for the last 350 years. It would seem obvious that politicians would recognise the need to invest in this competitive advantage rather than cutting funds.”

Lord Waldegrave, former Science Minister and provost of Eton College said: “Times are tough but this is exactly when you need to invest in the future and focus spending where you already have an advantage.

“Investment in science cannot be turned on and off on a political whim – we must have a long-term investment. If we cut science now, just as the benefits of nearly twenty years of consistent policy are really beginning to bear fruit, we will seriously damage our economic prospects.”

The report praises the fact that patents granted to UK universities have increase by 136% between 2000 and 2008, and that university spin outs employed 14,000 people in 2007/2008 with a turnover of £1.1bn. However, it seems that research and development is a weakness for the UK – in 2007 British companies spent 1.14% of GDP on R&D while in the US spent 1.9% and Germany 1.8%.

Experts in the field recommend the following to help remedy the situation:

  • Creating a 15 year framework for science and innovation with increased spending.
  • Prioritising investment in scientific skills and infrastructure, such as laboratories and equipment.
  • Better aligning science and innovation with global challenges.
  • Revitalising science and mathematics education.
  • And expanding the R&D tax credit.

Lord Sainsbury, the former science minister and member of the advisory group said: “We cannot compete with countries such as China and India on the basis of low wages, and science and innovation must, therefore, be the basis of the strategy for growth which we need to have as we go into a tough period of fiscal consolidation.”

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Analytical Chemist Required for Leading Waste Management Organisation, North West, UK

Our client, a leading waste management organisation, is currently looking for an Analytical Chemist to work in the waste sector at their site in the North West of England. This Analytical Chemist role includes shift work and is on a temp to perm basis.

Reporting to the Assistant Site Manager/Operations Manager, the key responsibilities of this Analytical Chemist job will include:

  • To ensure site license, working plan and storage conditions regarding waste treatment and transfer are adhered to
  • To ensure effective operation of all site processes
  • To test for and identify treatment processes for all incoming drummed waste
  • To sample all processes on site and complete daily analysis records
  • To liaise with Site Manager regarding the inputs to the site and where necessary make recommendations based on chemical knowledge
  • To ensure that all records are accurate and up to date
  • To work closely with site operations, customer services and sales
  • To undertake site audits
  • To maintain and update local site procedures
  • To investigate alternative treatment methods available on the site
  • To liaise with regulatory authorities

The ideal candidate for this Analytical Chemist job will possess an HNC qualification in chemistry or degree in chemistry (or equivalent). Previous experience of working in a laboratory environment is required and the candidate will be expected to possess excellent communication, planning and organisation skills and be a good team player. Candidates must be eligible to work in the EEA.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to develop their career with a one of the UK’s leading waste management companies.

If you would like more information about this Analytical Chemist role, please contact Victoria Walker on 0114 283 9956 or email vwalker@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH19299 in all correspondence.

Alternatively, click here to apply for this Analytical Chemist job now.

About CK Science

CK Science is the largest independent scientific recruitment company in the UK. Our team of specialist recruiters are here to help you achieve your career ambitions within the scientific industry. We actively offer you careers advice, help with writing your CV, assistance with interview preparation and up-to-date information about the industry. We pride ourselves on providing an honest, straight-forward and trustworthy service to both our clients and candidates.

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We are growing our Scientific and Engineering Team

CK Science is an innovative, dynamic company providing a comprehensive, confidential and specialist recruitment service to the chemical, pharmaceutical, engineering, biotechnology and waste & environmental industries.

CK Science help recruit well informed, qualified and motivated candidates for permanent and contract positions across the UK and Europe. CK Science is trusted and respected by our clients, who appreciate our professionalism, integrity and commitment to finding the right person for the job.

In order to maintain this excellent level of service, CK Science have appointed a new Recruitment Professional, Victoria Walker, to join their team.  Speaking of Victoria’s arrival to the team, Russell Oakley, Manager at CK Science, stated, ‘We are really pleased to have Victoria joining the recruitment team here in Chesterfield.  With an MSc in Chemistry and experience of the recruitment industry Victoria is ideally qualified to take control of permanent recruitment for the chemicals, waste, environmental and analytical testing sectors.  We are looking forward to implementing her skills and experience in order to grow the sector further through 2010.’

If you would like CK Science to help you with your recruitment needs within the chemical, waste, environmental and analytical testing sectors, please call 0114 283 9956.

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