We are recruiting!

CK Group are recruiting for Resourcers / Trainee Recruiters to join their growing recruitment team. As specialists in recruiting for the Scientific, IT, Clinical an Engineering industries CK source permanent and contract staff for clients across the UK and Europe and offer outstanding career opportunities for the right people.

Are interested in join an expanding, exciting and dyanmic company? Are you interested in sales orientated roles and have lots of personality?

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Join our team CK Group are recruiting

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CK Founder Finalist for Business Personality of the Year Award

CK Group founder, Ashley Kirk has been selected as a finalist for the 2013 Derbyshire Times Business Personality of the Year award.

Ashley set up CK Group with business partner, Liam O’Connell over 20 years ago. Based at its head office in Chesterfield, the company focusses on the recruitment of Scientific, Clinical and IT recruitment. The group has flourished over the years to become one of the largest specialist recruitment companies in the UK. It now has a turnover of over £20 million, employs 51 staff and is expanding into Europe.

Ashley is responsible for the strategic direction of the CK Group and has direct responsibility for the group’s support function and for high value accounts. His forward thinking and visionary approach has seen the completely reorganisation of  core teams from finance, marketing, HR and screening; as well as the implementation of new service offerings resulting in an increase in turnover of over 100% in the last 3 years.

Ashley’s approach to business has ensured that the CK Group is an enjoyable and supportive place to work, offering excellent training and prospects for its staff whilst providing a trusted and respected service to clients and candidates

The awards ceremony takes place on Thursday 21st November at Chesterfield football club. So, like us, keep your fingers crossed for Ashley

 Click here to see the other finalists of the Derbyshire Times Business Awards 2013

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Early Clinical Project Manager – Tokyo, Japan

We are recruiting for an exciting opportunity as a Early Clinical Project Manager for one of the world’s leading Clinical Research Organisations, to be based at their offices in Tokyo, Japan.

An absolute requirement for this role is to be able to speak Japanese and English fluently.  You will also need extensive Clinical Project Management experience gained in either a pharmaceutical company or CRO as well as proven line management experience.


See the full job description here


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CK Clinical debates recruitment practices with ICR

CK Clinical Director, Ben Traies was recently offered the opportunity to contribute to the Institute of Clinical Research’s publication, CR Focus, to counter a debate sparked by Danielle Jacobs, the Director of the ICR.

Danielle had highlighted some of the more dubious recruitment practises so offered CK the chance to respond. We took this as an opportunity to tackle misconceptions but also to advise candidates and clients on how to recruit the best recruiter for you and then how to get the most from them.

The article was published in this months edition of CR Focus.

Click here to read in full

Pharmceutical jobs  Pharmceutical jobs

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CK Managing Director’s Charity Bike Ride!

Our Managing Director, Jonathan Hart-Smith, has recently completed a 100 mile bike ride for charity.

Jon rode with several others in aid of Demelza Children’s Hospice, which provides children and their families the opportunity to spend time together doing a range of activities for all ages that they may not have been able to access otherwise. The hospice also provides support in what can often be an isolating time for many families.

The route taken by Jon, which follows the Olympic route from 2012 and traverses Box Hill amongst others, had some “fantastic sights,” alongside a fair amount of drama! One of the members of the group Jon was with came off his bicycle at 35mph, before using his shoulder and head as a brake. Luckily, no major injuries were sustained and the ride was completed with a few bumps, bruises and one significant headache. Jon is pleased to say he has reached his fundraising target and is looking forward to his next challenge!

Midway through!

Jon at the finish – second from right

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Amgen Cites CK as Top Job Supplier

Leading biotechnology company Amgen has recognised CK Clinical as its top supplier for jobs in the UK.

The CK Clinical team were ranked first for jobs filled in the UK for the first quarter of 2013, a fantastic achievement by our team. To be recognised by a company such as Amgen as their best job supplier is excellent, and continues to demonstrate CK Clinical’s ongoing determination to provide the best possible service we can to clients and candidates alike.

Amgen has been a leading biotechnology company since 1980 and has helped change the practice of medicine to the benefit of millions around the world fighting various diseases, from cancer to bone and kidney disease, amongst others. Amgen launched biotechnology’s first blockbuster treatments and is still committed to helping millions of people fight serious illness.

Search for our biotechnology jobs here

CK Clinical - Contract Recruitment for Pharma, Biotech and CRO

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Winner of Kelly Services 2012 Global Supplier Excellence Award

CK Associates are thrilled to announce they have been presented with the exclusive 2012 Supplier Excellence Award for Science by Kelly Services at the official ceremony held last night in London.

Jonathan Hart Smith, MD of CK Associates, said, “Having supported Kelly Services with scientific recruitment since 2007 we are honoured to have been recognised for our hard work and hope this sees the continuation of a great partnership.”

John W Healy, Vice President and Talent Supply Chain Strategist, Kelly Services said, “As Kelly continues to apply increasing levels of management science and supply chain disciplines to our approach for delivering optimal workforce solutions, we continue to emphasize the value and importance of having the best supply chain model and supplier community supporting it.  We are pleased to honour our global supplier community with these awards.”

Kelly’s judging criteria were based on how suppliers supported multiple, strategic workforce solution programmes managed by Kelly in 2012.  They were also evaluated on their performance in the following areas:

  • Program Scorecard Results
  • Compliance
  • Kelly Program Specific Survey Results
      • Service Delivery
      • Citizenship
    • Partnership
    • Innovation/Value Delivered
    • Program Recommendation
  • Supplier Awards and Recommendation Committee Approval

For more information on the recruitment services provided by CK Associates, contact Group Marketing Manager Gail Whittle on 0114 283 9956 or gwhittle@ckagroup.co.uk


CK Associates background

CK Associates was established in 1991 as a recruitment company specialising in sourcing scientific and engineering staff for the chemical, environmental, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.  The CK Group now comprises three highly successful recruitment divisions trading as CK Science, CK Clinical and CK IT.  For more information visit www.ckagroup.co.uk

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Our Latest Pharmaceutical Jobs – 14th January 2012

Looking for a new job in the Pharmaceutical Industry? Please click on the links below to find out about our latest pharmaceutical jobs new in this week:

RPharmaceutical jobsegulatory Affairs:

Director Regulatory Affairs – Uxbridge

Global Regulatory Affairs Manager – Hertfordshire

Hub Labelling Manager  – Surrey

Senior Publications Officer – Berkshire

Associate Regulatory Affairs (TA) – South East

Senior Associate, EU Reg Affairs – South East

ClinPharmaceutical jobsical:

Affiliate Process And Training Advisor -London

Epidemiology Research Assistant – London

Clinical Study Manager – Uxbridge

Senior Specialist – Global Clinical Supplies – Homecounties

Clinical Research Associate – London

CRA, Early Phase, Home-based – North West

Senior Study Management Associate, Urology – Home counties

Clinical Trials Assistant – Homecounties

ClPharmaceutical jobsinical Research Associate, South West


SAS Programmer – Hertfordshire

Senior Programmer – North Home Counties

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

Once registered, one of our specialist Pharmaceutical Recruitment Consultants will be in contact

to discuss your requirements and any relevant pharmaceutical jobs we are recruiting for at the moment. Good luck with your job hunt.

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Clinical Development Manager – South East

Jim Gleeson at CK Clinical is recruiting for a permanent Clinical Development Manager for a global healthcare company at their site in the South East


As a Clinical Development Manager, the role will be to oversee the international clinical development of drugs and medical devices, mainly within oncology and also to play a key role in the in- and out-licensing of products.

Specific duties will include:

  • Planning and execution of clinical trials outside of North America
  • Ensuring all trial activities are fully GCP compliant
  • Selection and management of third party service providers, such as CROs and laboratories
  • Preparation and review of a wide range of clinical documentation
  • Coordination of clinical supplies
  • Ensure all adverse events are reported in compliance with internal and Regulatory Authority requirements

Qualifications and skills required:

The ideal candidate for this Clinical Development Manager job will have the following qualifications:

  • Relevant scientific degree
  • Very strong clinical trial management experience, ideally within oncology
  • Proven knowledge of ICH GCP requirements and FDA / EMEA regulations
  • Excellent understanding of the drug / medical device development process

HJim Gleeson - Senior Consultant at CK Clinicalow to apply:

For more information please contact Jim Gleeson on 01438 743 047 or email jgleeson@ckclinical.co.uk. Please quote reference CL25859 in all correspondence.


Click here to see our latest UK Clinical jobs?

Clinical Jobs       Clinical Jobs

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Our Latest Pharmaceutical Jobs – 5th November 2012

Looking for a new job in the Pharmaceutical Industry? Please click on the links below to find out about our latest pharmaceutical jobs new in this week:

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Clinical Study Manager – Uxbridge

Business Intelligence Manager, EMEA, Oncology – Hertfordshire


Senior Medical Advisor – Oncology – South East

Medical Scientific Expert – CV – Europe 

Clinical jobsRegulatory:

Regulatory Document Management – South East

Pharmacovigilance Officer (Reg Dept) – Leeds

Junior CTRL Coordinator – South East

Senior Publications Officer – Berkshire

Senior Medical Writer – London

Drug Safety:

Drug Safety Associate – Hertfordshire

Clinical JobsBiometrics:

Principal Statistician – Essex


Medical Information Advisor – UK

Senior Medical Information Advisor – UK

Global Data Manager – Belgium


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

Once registered, one of our specialist Pharmaceutical Recruitment Consultants will be in contact to discuss your requirements and any relevant pharmaceutical jobs we are recruiting for at the moment. Good luck with your job hunt

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