Clinical Hot Jobs – 19.06.2017

This week’s clinical hot jobs include:

 

* Director of Clinical Research, Oncology

Reference number: 39282

Location: Hertfordshire

  • An influential role with a company developing a very strong portfolio of new disease treatment
  • Providing medical input and oversight to a range of Phase II & III clinical development programs for a range of solid tumour oncology treatments, directing and implementing Clinical Research Plans and leading the development of Clinical Protocols

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* CRA

Reference number: 39270

Location: Uxbridge

  • Freelance CRA with a global biopharmaceutical company with numerous on going clinical trials.
  • Exciting opportunity to work for a global company who are committed to the discovery, development and commercialisation of innovative therapies for patients with cancer.
  • Long term opening for a 12 month contract initially
  • Field based role, working UK wide reporting to offices in UK HQ in Uxbridge
  • Working in early phase Oncology
  • Offering a competitive daily rate of £350 Ltd

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* Business Manager- Contracts & Outsourcing

Reference number: 39289

Location: Welwyn Garden City

  • 6 month contract with world leading biotech/pharma company
  • Chance to work for one of the world’s largest pharma companies
  • Excellent working environment, facilities and great staff to work with
  • Day rate between £300-£360 per day Ltd
  • Leading on the sourcing and contracting process by managing needs and negotiating contracts for the study teams

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* Drug Safety and Medical Information Manager

Reference number:: 38776

Location: Hemel Hemspstead

  • The role will be focus on PV vendor management, along with all activities related to management of safety with regard to the product portfolio.
  • You will have the opportunity to work PSMF maintenance, PSUR production, clinical trial protocols, communication with agencies, and product monographs.
  • The organisation is launching a number of products in the UK and in Europe, so this is an exciting time to join a fast growing organisation.
  • The role has easy access to and from London, with core working hours, a strong work life company culture and really energetic work environment

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* Medical Affairs Manager / Director

Reference number: 39086

Location: St Albans

  • A wonderful opportunity to help establish, define and create a medical affairs department in the UK.
  • Working within speciality medicine you will lead the medical function, taking responsibility for all pre and post launch strategy plans, the management of the team and building close relationships with internal EU and Global stakeholders as well as those externally.
  • Signatory status and managerial experience is essential.

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* Medical Liaison / Regional Medical Manager 

Reference number: 39090

Location: Covering South UK

  • A position covering the South of the UK whilst also having influence and input to head office medical affairs activities.
  • A creative opportunity for a proactive and ambitious MSL giving you high visibility and reward.
  • Good short, medium and long-term projects, pipeline and development opportunities.
  • A solid understanding of clause 3 is essential.

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These are just a sample of the roles we are currently recruiting for at CK Clinical. Click here to search our other jobs

 

 

 

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Are you searching for a new clinical role this year?

So far 2017 is shaping up to be a year of uncertainty, with various factors contributing towards the unpredictable nature of this year, including:

  • The increased number of terror attacks
  • The changes in US government
  • The unknown future following Brexit
  • The ambiguous future of the UK government structure
  • The changing attitudes towards climate change

Add these elements together and you have a lot of uncertainty. So with all this going on, do you think 2017 is a good year to change jobs? As a recruitment consultancy, it is imperative that we understand the market so read our review on whether now is the time to start job hunting.

Click here to read in full

 

 

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QA recruitment in 2017

In 2015 CK Group undertook a UK wide survey of those currently working in the sector to build an accurate picture of the recruitment landscape within QA. We took this decision as overt the past several years we have found the recruitment of Quality professionals more challenging in an ever changing market. This investigation returned some unexpected results which have given us an accurate and focussed view of the sector as a whole and what those working in it require to change position moving into 2017.

Our investigation found that most people working within QA fall into either the 10 years+ experience or below 2 years of experience which has created a gulf of experience in the mid to senior level bracket. We have hypothesised that this is due to the market slump during the recession where those that were in mid to senior level roles have now progressed in to senior roles but as there were fewer candidates entering the industry we are now faced with this anomaly.

As expected, we found that most QA people are currently working within the pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries. However we also found a marked increase of positions within the biotech sector. Biotech has grown substantially over the past few years and as it moves into more of a commercial phase the requirement for QA professionals will continue to grow. We believe there will be an increase of QA roles in this area in the coming years and it should be a real area of interest for QA professionals.

In regards to the type of contract that QA people prefer there is a 76/24 split of permanent / temporary workers in the market currently. Interestingly, 83% of people stated that they will be looking for a new job within the next two years with most preferring a permanent contract. We found this proportion of people to be looking for a new role quite surprising considering the lack of movement at the moment. This could be a result of those in more junior positions currently, looking to move in to mid/senior level positions. Even with the uncertainty we now face from the pending Brexit move we are confident that the permanent market will become stronger as we move forwards but as the rest of our findings will show, there are a number of key factors that the QA professional is looking at before they will consider making a move.

One of these key factors is location. Only 24% of people would definitely consider relocating for a role with 29% of people saying they may consider relocation. This means 47% of QA people are not willing to consider relocating under any circumstances. The good news is that there is a relatively even spread of QA people across the UK but with a noticeable higher number of people based in the South East, North West and North East. Therefore finding the very best candidate could be more difficult depending on location.

The other key factors are remuneration, status and security:

  • Nearly 44% of people said they would require a higher salary and a better benefits package to consider a move. This group also said they would only move to what they would perceive to be a “better company”.
  • Job security and progression/development opportunities scored very highly on key requirements, which wasn’t surprising but what was a surprise was the large number of people that stated flexible hours to be a key factor when looking at a new position.

In summary, the market is currently made up of highly experienced and relatively inexperienced people leaving a gap of hard to find mid-level candidates. Most people are only looking at positions based locally to them with a slight preference for roles based in London, the South East and the Midlands. This why recruiting for people with the QA field has become such a challenge and from our findings is why companies have to seriously look at what they are offering to secure the best QA people at any level but especially in the hard to find mid level sector. They are going to have to offer a stronger overall package than their competitors including salary, benefits, progression/development opportunities, job security and working hours. We know that there will be more people in the market in the coming years but for now if you want the very best available it will come at a premium.

To take a look at the infographic we produced here

For more information on the recruitment of QA professionals, or if you are considering a new role but would like further advice on the market, contact our QA recruitment professionals on:

Clinical QA: 01438 743 047

Science QA: 01438 723 500

 

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Drug Discovery & Development – Overcoming the Skills Gap

A recent report published by the Social Market Foundation and EDF highlights the fact that 640,000 vacancies are predicted within the STEM sector over the next 6 years. This mirrors reports published in 2016 by the Wakeham Review of STEM Degree Provision and the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industries which both highlight the current and future need to focus on increasing the number of STEM professionals within the life science and pharmaceutical industries.

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CRA Vacancies Market – 20th September 2016

Whether you are a CRA looking for a new role or an employer seeking new CRAs to join your team, keeping up to date with industry news that impacts you is essential as the pharmaceutical jobs market in the UK moves incredibly fast.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many CRA jobs have been advertised within the last 7 days. As always, there is likely to be some repetition across jobs boards and some duplicate posting but our goal is to build up a picture of trends over time.

This week’s summary for week commencing the 20th September 2016 relates to CRA vacancies posted on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that on these job boards a total of 635 CRA jobs were published in the last week:

  • 537 permanent roles
  • 98 contract roles

Following last week’s small dip in numbers we are pleased to see numbers returning to their previous levels. In addition, interim roles have grown to the highest they have been since mid-June this year. This is a positive sign for clinical recruitment, and hopefully will continue throughout the rest of the year.

If you are looking for a CRA job click here to view our current roles

If you would like to find out how you can move into clinical operations click here

 

 

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CRA Vacancies Market – 29th February 2016

Whether you are a CRA looking for a new role or an employer seeking new CRAs to join your team, keeping up to date with industry news that impacts you is essential as the pharmaceutical jobs market in the UK moves incredibly fast.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many CRA jobs have been advertised within the last 7 days. As always, there is likely to be some repetition across jobs boards and some duplicate posting but our goal is to build up a picture of trends over time.

This week’s summary for week commencing the 29th of February 2016 relates to CRA vacancies posted on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that on these job boards a total of 758 CRA jobs were published in the last week:

  • 642 permanent roles
  • 116 contract roles

There has been another fluctuation in CRA jobs this week with a drop across both permanent and interim vacancies, totalling up to an overall 10% decline. This can largely be attributed to the tax year end looming making companies nervous about commencing recruitment. As a result we foresee jobs either hovering around current numbers or continuing to decline over the next three weeks.

If you are looking for a CRA job click here to view our current roles

 

If you would like to find out how you can move into clinical operations click here

Or contact our dedicated CRA team on cra@ckclinical.co.uk

 

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Derbyshire Times Business Awards Ceremony

Last night CK Group’s Financial Director, Ashley Kirk, was recognised as a finalist at the Derbyshire Times Business Personality of the Year awards. The awards, which took place at Chesterfield’s Proact Stadium, honours local businesses and the contributions they have made to the region.

Up against some prominent local business professionals, including the winner Andy Dukelow of Franke Sissons, Ashley is proud to have been recognised for his contributions. He said of being a finalist;

“I am thrilled that the Derbyshire Times recognised my accomplishments by making me a finalist for the award. I would also like to congratulate Andy on his win“.

Ashley, who co-founded CK Group in 1991, plays an influential part in the development of the CK Group which specialises in Scientific, Clinical and IT recruitment. Based at the companies head office in Chesterfield, Ashley takes strategic responsibility for the direction of the business, as well as the support functions.

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Update on the CK Movember Team

Having completed their first full week of Movember its time to catch up with the team and see their growth is getting on.

If you feel they are doing well and would like to sponsor the team – please visit the sponsor page here: http://mobro.co/ashleykirk116

Click here to see the the teams ‘taches

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CK supports medical student

During the summer CK Group gave a  Sheffield medical student a donation to help her undertake a 2 month placement in India.

Emily Jackson, has an interest in global health and had decided she wanted to spend her elective, as part of her medical degree,  helping out the Presentation Sisters at The Holy Redeemer Hospital in South India.

Emily wrote a short diary of her experience and shared it with us.

Click here to read about her time in India

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