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.

Click here to read in full


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Sarah speaks at Durham University careers event

Sarah Farrow attended the Explore Science Event held at Durham University on Wednesday the 16th of March 2016. This event was held by the careers team at Durham university and was aimed at science based undergraduates, postgraduate researchers or post doctorates.

Sarah, a Senior Recruitment Consultant was asked to give a presentation highlighting her own career path, what specialist recruitment organisations can offer candidates and how to get a job in science. She underscored that recruiters can offer candidates interview and careers advice as well as introducing them to a range of organisations from blue chip pharmaceutical organisations to new industry start up enterprises.

Other presentations were given from a Sales Manager from Heraeus and from medical graduates who have found relevant jobs.

The event went really well and some valuable information was given to the attendees.

If you are interested in gaining more careers advice visit our chemical careers advice area here

Watch our chemical careers webinar here

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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



Scientist (Quality by Design) – Iceland

Senior QA Specialists – Ireland


If these are not quite right for you, why don’t you search our other jobs here



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Hazpac Waste Chemist – North East

Sarah Farrow is recruiting for a Hazpac Waste Chemist to join a leading waste management company at their North East territory on a permanent basis.

You will be required to collect hazardous waste from customer sites ensuring it is packaged, transported and compliant with legislation.

If you have experience of the waste industry and a driving license covering up to a 7.5 tonne vehicle then this is an excellent opportunity to join a market leading organisation.

Click here for more information or to apply


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CK Science launch mobile website

CK Science has launched two new features to their website that aims to enhance the user experience and simplify the job application process regardless of your device, these are:

  1. an interactive, new mobile website with functionality that takes mobile job searching one step further
  2. the new ‘email a job’ function which adds another level of usability to job seekers

The mobile site provides the ultimate job-hunting-on-the-move experience by accepting job applications from registered CK+ users. It also gives access to many of the desktop site features, including job searching, news updates, access to your CK+ account and even our range of videos.

The new ‘email a job’ feature has been tailor-made to personalise the job hunting process for mobile device users. Designed with simplicity in mind, it enables candidates to send jobs of interest to their email account so they can apply later. The email a job function is also available on the mobile site so whether you are registered as a CK+ member or not, you do not have to miss out on the perfect job.

CK Science is committed to continually developing the website to ensure our candidates get the best user experience. Keep an eye open for further developments throughout 2014.

Join us on our LinkedIn page to give us feedback on our new website


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Site Chemist – Teesside

Barney Smith at CK Science is recruiting for a site chemist to work for a successful and expanding waste management company based in Teesside.


The site chemist role will involve working on site in all weathers and your duties will include sampling and analysis of tanks, checking documentation, co-ordinating loads and waste streams, identifying non-conformances and daily site inspections.


The successful candidate for this Site Chemist role must be qualified to minimum HND/HNC in chemistry or related scientific subject or possess equivalent experience, and be happy working outside in all weathers.

The company:

The company is a major player in the environmental sector and has an ever increasing range of services that they provide to their loyal customer base.

Barney Smith - Manager at CK ScienceHow to apply:

Apply online:

For more information or to apply for this site chemist position please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or alternatively, please click on the link below to apply on line now.  Please quote reference DH24656 in all correspondence.


Click here too see our latest waste management jobs!

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Have you met our Durham Office Manager, Barney?


Barney is the Manager of CK Science’s Durham office and he’s been with us for six years.

Barney has an interesting background, having previously been a Marine Biologist and a Fishers Obersever in the South Atlantic.

If you are looking for a new career, or staff within the Chemical Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Food or Waste and Environmental industries, Barney is the man you need to speak to. You can contact him on 0191 3848905 or email

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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 Please quote reference ST21128 in all correspondence.

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

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