Job of the week: CRM Systems Manager

We have a fantastic opportunity for a CRM Systems Manager to join a food and drinks R&D company on a permanent basis to manage, support and continuously improve the implementation of software.

This role has been chosen as our job of the week because it offers:

  • A chance to work within a fast-paced team in the heart of the Cotswolds, an area of outstanding national beauty which has a thriving cultural scene.
  • A great yearly salary of up to £35,000 as well as generous benefits package.

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Job of the week: Field Service Engineer

Are you looking for a field service engineer role with a company who contracts with some of the UK’s largest water suppliers?

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a company who has over 30 years experience in the engineering, mechanical and facilities fanagement service industry.

This field Service Engineer role will provide, repair and maintenance of all de-watering equipment and plant equipment for major for water treatment companies throughout the south of England.

This permanent role has a great salary of up to £35,000 per annum, dependant upon experience and offers the following benefits:

  • Opportunity to work overtime if desired
  • Company van
  • Mobile
  • Tablet
  • Working alongside someone else, never working by yourself
  • Pension scheme
  • Bank holidays off

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Job of the week: IT Infrastructure Engineer

We have a brilliant opportunity for an IT Infrastructure Engineer to join an independent world class manufacturer and supplier of diagnostic products for clinical, industrial and veterinary testing. This role has been chosen as the job of the week as it offers:

  • A fantastic chance to join a well established medical diagnostics company based in the Bootle area
  • This organisation has over 60 years experience at the fore front of medical expertise
  • This role comes with an excellent salary of up to £32,000 per annum plus a good benefits package

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Women in Engineering Day 2018

Every year we celebrate Women in Engineering Day, but, we should be celebrating it every day. With women still in the minority in engineering jobs (but shortening that gap every year) it’s more important than ever to make sure that we promote engineering careers to women and ensure that they have every opportunity to join, advance and remain within the Engineering sciences.

Working in engineering recruitment I have seen progress over the last few years, with more female engineering candidates available, which shows that we are studying engineering at university level (it’s still very definitely male dominated but, we are catching up).

We now need to make sure that we are creating working environments to encourage women to stay in industry after university. But how do we do that? We do it by providing decent careers advice in schools and most importantly by giving young girls the engineering role models they deserve.

When I was in secondary school I wanted to be a teacher. I wanted to be a teacher because I had the most amazing history teacher in the world. She told me I could achieve anything if I put the hard work in. She encouraged me to do my best in everything. She was my hero, my role model and I wanted to be just like her. When girls are looking for role models we don’t give them engineers, and we should be.

In 2016 the film Hidden Figures came out. It told the story of the female mathematicians, Mary Jackson, Dorothy Vaughan and Katherine Johnson who worked at NASA and played an undisputed part of putting the first American into orbit and bringing him back safely. But, as the name of the film suggests, they are not exactly well known for their contribution;, even though it’s likely that John Glenn wouldn’t have made it back to earth without Mary Jackson’s knowledge. These women, hidden for so long, can now shine as the role models of future female mathematicians everywhere. That is obviously a good thing but, I cannot think of any such films doing the same for female engineers (please, correct me if I’m wrong because I want to watch films like that). Representation of female characters in STEM in movies and TV is poor (getting better). We’ve had anthropologists, palaeontologists, computer scientists but precious few engineers. There’ are so many pioneering women whose stories we could tell, so let’s tell them!

Let’s shout their names out loud enough so that girls all over the world hear them and become inspired.

Let’s give girls the engineering role models that they need and most certainly deserve.

 

Take a look at our series: Women in Industry

We wanted to showcase the most influential women in history who have contributed to discoveries in science. Some of these women you may have heard of and some are unsung heroines. Here are three of our latest examples:

Mary Kenneth Keller

Sameera Moussa

Hedy Lamarr

 

Author: Natasha Young

Natasha Young

 

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Master Batch Record Designer – Dun Laoghaire

We are recruiting for a Master Batch Records Designer to join a biotechnology manufacturer who is one of the world’s leading suppliers of biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical medicines.

The company:

Our client is one of the world top ten manufacturers of biosimilar and biopharmaceutical products used in the treatment of a wide range of human healthcare conditions from cancer to arthritis. This company are a strong believer in helping patients by developing new treatments and taking them to market via their global network of specialist aseptic manufacturing, packaging and distribution sites.

The location:

This role is located on a state of the art manufacturing facility based in Dun Laoghaire and is a quick 30 minute drive away from the centre of Dublin, or 60 minutes drive from Dublin Airport. The site is easily commutable from Kildare or Wicklow by car and there is a good public transport network if you would prefer to live within Dublin itself. Dun Laoghaire is a vibrant cultural hub in south Dublin which is best known for its maritime history and locally caught sea food.

The job:

An exciting opportunity to be involved in the development, configuration and testing of Master Batch Records from initial to final design. The role also includes preparing and managing MBR change requests and associated change request forms and other relevant documentation, as well as developing, reviewing and updating MES SOP’s. The main purpose of the Master Batch Records Designer will be the delivery of new and updated Master Batch Records for use in production.

Salary:

This is a contract position with an initial duration of 12 months with an hourly rate on offer up to €64phr.

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Job of the week: Data Analyst Supervisor

The job of the week is a superb Data Analyst Supervisor role with an international life science measurement and testing company, this has been chosen as it is:

  • A fantastic opportunity to join a well established company on a permanent basis.
  • This organisation are focused on providing materials characterisation and analytical services to the pharmaceutical, food, consumer, cosmetic and agro-chemical industries.
  • Based at their Bury offices in Greater Manchester.
  • This role comes with a great salary and benefits package.

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Technical Transfer Lead in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

We are recruiting exclusively for a Technical Transfer Lead to join a biotechnology manufacturer who is globally one of the leading suppliers of biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical medicines.

The company:
This household name is one of the world’s top manufacturers of biosimilar and biopharmaceutical products used in the treatment of a wide range of human healthcare conditions from cancer to arthritis. This company is a strong believer in helping patients by developing new treatments and taking them to market via their global network of specialist aseptic manufacturing, packaging and distribution sites.

The location:
The client site is located in a state of the art manufacturing facility based in Dun Laoghaire. Brightly painted houses, palm trees, and townland parks greet visitors to Dun Laoghaire, an elegant port town just 13km from Dublin’s city centre.
It’s a vibrant cultural hub which is best known for its maritime history and locally caught seafood. The site is easily commutable from Kildare or Wicklow by car and there is a good public transport network if you would prefer to live within Dublin itself.

The role:
The main purpose of the role will be to lead the management of cross-functional activities, required to successfully and effectively receive a portfolio of complex drug manufacturing processes.

The role will involve leading new product introductions, ensure the success of product transfer projects from initiation through to the transfer as well as providing process development expertise for commercial drug processing in specific areas such as sterile processing, process characterisation, tech transfer, and validation.

This would be an exciting opportunity for a Technical Transfer Lead, with drug product experience and project management skills, to work exclusively with a new product introduction cycle on a contract basis for 12 months initially.

 

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Job of the week: Senior Compliance Manager

This week we are recruiting for an excellent and rare permanent Senior Compliance Manager job for a computerised systems role. It is:

  • A fantastic opportunity to join a long established and highly successful consumer health business, one that is continually investing and focusing on research and innovation.
  • Based at their site in the UK’s City of Culture 2017, Hull
  • A permanent role
  • This role comes with an exceptional salary and extensive benefits package.

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Women in Industry: Mary Kenneth Keller

Mary Kenneth Keller: The first woman to earn a PhD in Computer Science in the US was also a Nun.

Continuing with our adventure into the world of science and technology pioneers, who also happen to be women, I would like to introduce to you Mary Kenneth Keller.

Mary Kenneth Keller was born in Ohio in 1913. Although not too much is known about her early life we do know that in 1932, at the age of 18, she entered the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and went on to take her vows as a nun in 1940. Not too many years later she earned a BSc in Mathematics from DePaul University, quickly following it up with a Masters in Mathematics & Physics. She became the first woman to earn a PhD in Computer Science in the United States.

She studied at some of the most prestigious universities in America and worked in the Computer Science Centre workshop in Dartmouth College (a male only institute at the time). During her time there she assisted in the development of the BASIC computer language.

Up until that time only mathematicians and scientists were able to write custom computer code. The creation of BASIC completely changed that and gave anyone who could learn the language the ability to program thus making computing accessible for most of the population. She went on to found the Computer Science department at Clarke College in Iowa and remained their Director for twenty years.

Mary Kenneth Keller was passionate about computing at a time when it was mostly reserved for the academic elite who were also mostly male. She envisioned a world where computers could learn on their own and considered Artificial Intelligence to be an extremely achievable goal stating “For the first time, we can now mechanically simulate the cognitive process. We can make studies in artificial intelligence.”.

More than that though she could see the potential to radically change how we educate ourselves and provide information to everyone, anywhere! She was a true pioneer.

Take a look at other inspiring women in our series, Women in Industry here

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Job of the week: Hardware Engineering Manager

We are recruiting for a Hardware Engineering Manager to join a newly formed company from a joint venture between a global electrical and specialist scientific equipment company.

  • Based in Oxford it has strong transport links to the surrounding areas
  • Excellent base salary on offer of up to £70,000pa
  • An exciting opportunity to work alongside development teams researching new technology for the scientific equipment industry

Find out more about this job here

 

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