Senior Scientist

  • Full Time
  • Cornwall

Job title: Senior Scientist

Company: CK Group

Job description: CK Group are currently recruiting for a Senior Scientist to join a mineral-based speciality solutions company at their site based in Cornwall on a full time, permanent basis offering a salary ranging from £40,000-£45,000 per annum

The Company:

Our client is a leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions and delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations.


Your main duties will be:

  • Managing the Process Development team of Scientists undertaking bench-scale process development and pilot plant support.
  • Supporting the development and execution of the Technical Development Programme.
  • Providing experimental designs, workflow planning and organisation for bench scale trials.
  • Managing the interpretation of data and the technical deliverables of the team..
  • Providing technical expertise in process chemistry, laboratory processes, laboratory safety, and analytical methods.
  • Overseeing key projects within the Metallurgical Laboratory, ensuring the facility remains capable of delivering the needs of the Technical Development Programme.

Your Background:

The ideal candidate for this role will have the following skills and experience:

  • Degree level qualification in Chemistry or an earth science
  • Experience of working in a process laboratory environment, with knowledge of inorganic chemical processes and lithium chemistries
  • Knowledge of health & safety standards and COSHH regulations and, ideally, have a vocational health and safety qualification
  • Working knowledge of process design for mineral and chemical processes.
  • Experience of managing and developing others.


  • Life Assurance
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Income Protection for DC members
  • Reward Hub & Local Discounts
  • Health & Wellbeing Programme, Eye Care Vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Endeavour club (off site gym) to help you stay fit and healthy.

It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work in the UK. Please quote job reference 56646 in all correspondence.


CK Group recently celebrated over 30 years as specialists in scientific, clinical, and technical recruitment. We have formed strong partnerships with the world’s most innovative and successful brands, from small independent start-ups to globally renowned blue-chip pharmaceutical organisations. With a history of working with fantastic companies and talented people, we will be able to help you find the job you always dreamed of.

Special Projects:

We have taken part in some fantastic projects such as the world’s first real-world evidence study, the Salford Lung Study with GSK, and currently, the world’s largest trial of the pioneering early-detection Galleri cancer blood test.


We have worked hard to become ISO9001, ISO27001, and Investors in People accredited, and have been members of the REC since 1993.


We also have been presented with some fantastic awards by our peers over the years, such as the KellyOCG Supplier Excellence Award and the AgileOne Best of the Best award – both of which have been awarded several years in a row. On top of this, we are very proud to have won Consultant of the year at the REC awards amongst other wins and nominations.

Our Recruiters:

We recently celebrated many of our recruiters who received long service awards for being with the company for more than 10, 15, 20, and 25 years! We are very proud that our recruiters are so experienced and knowledgeable about the clinical, scientific and technical sectors. They really do have a lot of knowledge about our specialist sectors and are focused on our core values of Integrity, honesty, ownership and value.

Contractors/Temp Contracts:

We offer flexible contracting options enabling you to choose the best working option for your circumstances whether that is PAYE, through your own limited company or through an umbrella agency, although there is no need to use an umbrella company when our payroll service is FREE!

If you do want to work on a contract basis, here are some of the benefits of contracting with us:

As a CK contractor you will have your own dedicated consultant who will make sure that you receive:

  • Free payroll
  • A face-to-face induction at the start of your contract
  • A new starter pack
  • Training on how to submit your timesheets
  • Ongoing support from our accounts and payroll team to make sure you get paid correctly and on time
  • Provided that you submit your timesheets on time – you will always be paid on time
  • Access to your own timesheet and payment records securely hosted on our system
  • Regular contact both face-to -face and on the phone from CK
  • Ongoing appraisal and support system
  • Access to our refer a friend scheme
  • CK monthly newsletter
  • Support at the end of your contract/placement to find you the next role

Diversity and Inclusion:

We are part of the REC Diversity Pledge and the BITC Race at Work Charter. We also provide all our staff with VISA and Unconscious Bias training. We are conscious in our internal and external recruitment to consciously follow our pledges.

Work With Us:

Due to our experience, our client base and partners, and our focus on integrity, we can give you access to the best scientific and clinical jobs in the UK, USA, and Europe. Visit

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Expected salary: £40000 – 45000 per year

Location: Cornwall

Job date: Thu, 22 Feb 2024 23:29:05 GMT

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