CRA Vacancies Market – 30th of November 2015

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 30th of November 2015 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 1004 of CRA jobs were published in the last week:

  • 849 permanent roles
  • 155 contract roles

Since we reported the low figures three weeks ago we have seen a steady increase in clinical research jobs. This can be seen across permanent and contract jobs with both growing by 30% since 16th November.  This is unusual behaviour for this time of year, but certainly supports the impressive progress the clinical research jobs market seems to have experienced throughout 2015.

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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CRA Vacancies Market – 23rd of November 2015

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 23rd of November 2015 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 864 of CRA jobs were published in the last week:

  • 752 permanent roles
  • 142 contract roles

There has been a 13% increase in CRA jobs this week, with both permanent and contract roles benefiting from this increase.  Contract jobs do seem to be increasing week on week, and have grown the most over the past week. Based on the time of year, we would suggest that is a move towards contract workers covering the Christmas period.

 

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

If you are looking to recruit fora CRA position contact us

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

 

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CRA Vacancies Market – 16th of November 2015

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 16th of November 2015 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 763 of CRA jobs were published in the last week:

  • 645 permanent roles
  • 118 contract roles

There has been an 18% decline in the number of CRA jobs since last week, which is disappointing after 3 weeks of stability. This decline has impacted permanent roles predominantly, which has seen a drop in jobs by 20% whereas contract roles have only seen a 4% difference. Whether this is a sign of the upcoming season will become apparent in the next few weeks.

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

 

If you are looking to recruit fora CRA position contact us

 

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

 

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CRA Vacancies Market – 9th of November 2015

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 9th of November 2015 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 CRA jobs were published in the last week:

  • 809 permanent roles
  • 124 contract roles

 This weeks total number of jobs is exactly the same as last weeks apart from there were 3 less permanent jobs but 3 more temporary jobs, This shows that the industry is steady at the moment and there is a good amount of vacancies available.

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

 

If you are looking to recruit fora CRA position contact us

 

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

 

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CRA Vacancies Market – 2nd November 2015

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 2nd of November 2015 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 933 CRA jobs were published in the last week:

  • 812 permanent roles
  • 121 contract roles

 There has only been a small variation in numbers this week with permanent jobs having grown by two, and contract job numbers fallen by three. Overall the volume of jobs is still incredibly healthy when compared to last year’s numbers, which were a total of 639, with 85 contract and 554 permanent.

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

 

If you are looking to recruit fora CRA position contact us

 

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

 

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How do I get in to clinical operations?

It maybe that you think that clinical operations could be the career for you, but how can you get in to this sector? Here are answers to questions that are commonly asked about what to do to get a clinical operations job:

 

How do I work within Clinical Operations?

‘Clinical Operations’ is not technically a subject studied in academia and is usually only taught in the form of ‘clinical research’ as part of some life science subjects.  Because of this, most people wanting to enter into a career within clinical operations don’t have any relevant experience in the field and this can be quite a daunting prospect for a newly graduated candidate.

 

So what should I do?…..

One option is to gain some experience in a more QC or laboratory based position, thus gaining an insight into how a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company works.  This helps when apply for entry-level roles within clinical research as you will be more aware of how a pharmaceutical, biotechnology or medical devices company operates.

 

What entry-level roles are available in Clinical Operations?…

The most common route into clinical operations is to work as a Clinical Trial Assistant or CTA.  CTA’s are responsible for the day to day coordination of trials and work alongside Clinical Research Associates (CRA’s) and Clinical Study/Project Manager (CSM/CPM’s).  CTA’s are responsible for keeping Trial Master File (TMF) documents in order in accordance with the legislation that governs the country where the trial is operating.  They also ensure company Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) are kept in order to ensure operations staff are working to the guidelines and governance set for the trial.

 

So how do I apply for these CTA roles?…

It goes without saying that a life sciences degree or equivalent is the starting point in entering the clinical research network, but this aside the best advice when applying for CTA roles is to be FLEXIBLE.  Being flexible on location, salary, contract duration and scope of work will help make you the most attractive candidate to a prospective employer.  Once you are in the door then your chance to get further experience will then help you climb further up the clinical operations ladder.

 

Search our latest clinical operations jobs here

 

 

 

 

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CRA Vacancies Market – 26th October 2015

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 26th of October 2015 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 934 CRA jobs were published in the last week:

  • 810 permanent roles
  • 124 contract roles

There has been a small drop in numbers since last week. However there the total job numbers have only dropped by 70 which is only 10 jobs advertised across the seven job boards we monitor. When reviewed from that perspective you can see that CRA jobs continue to perform exceptionally well, supporting industry data that pharmaceutical jobs are on the rise overall.

 

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

 

If you are looking to recruit fora CRA position contact us

 

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

 

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Are you looking to start a new career?

Are you looking to embark on a new career or maybe you are exploring the idea of a career change? If you have a back ground in life sciences or even chemicals and are looking for a rewarding career then the clinical operations sector could be perfect for you. Clinical operations is a highly important part of the drug development process and offers excellent remuneration and benefits.

As part of our 4 part series “fancy a career in clinical operations” we will be releasing a few articles over the next few weeks entitled, what is clinical operations? how do I get in to clinical operation? and so on……………

Browse our “fancy a career in clinical operations” series here

 

 

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What is Clinical Operations?

Are you looking to embark on a new career or maybe you are exploring the idea of a career change? If you have a background in life sciences or even chemicals and are looking for a rewarding career then the clinical operations sector could be perfect for you. As part of our 4 part series “fancy a career in clinical operations”, we will be releasing articles about this sector and the following article explains what clinical operations is:

Clinical trials require operational management and thus require key individuals to coordinate the project or particular phase of the drug development process.  These positions range from administrative roles or Clinical Trial Administrators, supporting the day to day activities for the trial, field-based monitors or Clinical Research Associates who travel to different Clinical Research Units to ensure the trial is running correctly, Clinical Study/Project Managers who manage the teams or running of the trial (usually on a region or global level)  to Directorship roles within clinical operations where the person will have sole responsibility of a trial.

Operational roles tend to focus on the smooth running of the clinical trial in accordance with trial protocol, GCP and ICH guidelines and the people tasked with these roles are measured based on whether the trial is on schedule and patient recruitment numbers are at required levels.  Operational jobs require individuals to be able to converse and liaise with key opinion leaders in the drug development process and thus require incumbents to have strong communication and influencing skills.

Clinical operations is a highly important part of the drug development process and encompasses the whole clinical trial process from phases I-IV.  This part of the process requires expertise, accuracy and speed, as it is essential for a drug to get to market as soon as possible in order for the pharmaceutical company to receive a return on their initial investment.  People working in clinical operations are usually paid very good remuneration due to the importance of their role and the responsibility it carries.  The jobs they work in, tend to be contractual due to the nature of the work, but there are permanent positions available also as companies will transfer their workforce from one project to another.

Find out more about CK’s clinical sectors here

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CRA Vacancies Market – 19th October 2015

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 19th of October 2015 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 1004 CRA jobs were published in the last week:

  • 862 permanent roles
  • 142 contract roles

After a dip last week, clinical research jobs picked up again over the last seven days and are back over the 1000-mark. Whilst this is only a 5% increase, it still reflects the growing demand for Clinical Research Associates we have been seeing over the last 5-6 weeks. We have been examining the cause of this and we been releasing the results in a report in the next few days – so keep an eye on the CK Clinical website.

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

 

If you are looking to recruit fora CRA position contact us

 

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

 

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