CRA Vacancies Market – 22nd June 2015

Each week CK Clinical tries to give you a picture of the state of the CRA jobs market in the UK. 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 22nd of June 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, compared to 932 the week before with:

  • 831 permanent roles
  • 101 contract roles

This week there has been an increase in the volume of CRA jobs in the UK. This increase is reflective in permanent positions which have increased by 15%, whilst temporary or contract roles fell by 11%.

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

 

If you are looking to fill a CRA position please click here to contact us

 

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CRA Vacancies Market – 8th June 2015

Each week CK Clinical tries to give you a picture of the state of the CRA jobs market in the UK. 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 June 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 jobswere published in the last week, compared to 824 the week before with:

  • 703 permanent roles
  • 121 contract roles

Last week there was a small decline following the record high in the number of CRA jobs posted a few weeks ago, however this week shows a small rise in CRA jobs particularly contract roles but has not managed to reach the success of a few weeks ago. This fluctuation is very normal with such a high volume of jobs but 2015 is still proving to be a really good year for CRA’s!

 

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

 

If you are looking to fill a CRA position please click here to contact us

 

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CRA Vacancies Market – 1st June 2015

Each week CK Clinical tries to give you a picture of the state of the CRA jobs market in the UK. 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 1st of June 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 810 CRA jobs were published in the last week, compared to 998 the week before with:

  • 700 permanent roles
  • 110 contract roles

Following another record high in the number of CRA jobs posted, this week shows in a small decline. This fluctuation is very normal with such a high volume of jobs but 2015 is still proving to be a really good year for CRA’s! With just an 18% drop, we expect to see these clinical jobs returning to their normal levels next week.

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

 

If you are looking to fill a CRA position please click here to contact us

 

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CRA Vacancies Market – 18th May 2015

Each week CK Clinical tries to give you a picture of the state of the CRA jobs market in the UK. 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 18th of May 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 998 CRA jobs were published in the last week, compared to 1040 the week before with:

  • 854 permanent roles
  • 144 contract roles

Following another record high in the number of CRA jobs posted, this week shows in a small decline. This fluctuation is very normal with such a high volume of jobs but 2015 is still proving to be a really good year for CRA’s!

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

 

If you are looking to fill a CRA position please click here to contact us

 

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CRA Vacancies Market – 11th May 2015

Each week CK Clinical tries to give you a picture of the state of the CRA jobs market in the UK. 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 11th of May 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 1040 CRA jobs were published in the last week, compared to 864 the week before with:

  • 892 permanent roles
  • 148 contract roles

Clinical Research Associate jobs have once again exceeded the 1000 jobs mark. This is only the 2nd time we have seen this occur since we began tracking job volumes back in February 2014. However the biggest growth on this occasion is in contract positions, whereas when we hit 1000 jobs two weeks ago it was permanent roles that saw the biggest rise. This increased demand in contract workers could be a sign a new research project is kicking off, so if you are a temp worker now is a good time to start applying.

 

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

 

If you are looking to fill a CRA position please click here to contact us

 

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CRA Vacancies Market – 4th May 2015

Each week CK Clinical tries to give you a picture of the state of the CRA jobs market in the UK. 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 4th of May 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 864 CRA jobs were published in the last week, compared to 1041 the week before with:

  • 735 permanent roles
  • 129 contract roles

There has been a 17% drop in CRA jobs in the past week although considering last weeks all time high, a drop should be expected. Permanent roles have been impacted the most with an 18% reduction in jobs, with contract roles only experiencing a small decline. The overall good news is that the volume of CRA jobs has grown by 13% year on year, confirming our feeling from last week that 2015 is a great year to seek a new clinical job. 

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

 

If you are looking to fill a CRA position please click here to contact us

 

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CK take part in local charity event

A team of intrepid CK employees took part in a Colour Dash that was based near Sheffield on Saturday 2nd May in support of a local charity.

The team of ten took part in the event so to raise money for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in Sheffield. Each of them ran, jogged or walked their way around a 5km course being showered with a vibrant selection of powered paint at each kilometre point.

Having successfully completed the course the CK Team have together managed to raise a phenomenal £665.00.

To make a donation to this worthy charity click here

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The changing face of Biometrics

In 2004, the role of a Data Manager was very different.  So too were the skill sets required in the UK.  EDC and ePRO were just starting to become the norm and offshoring was a new concept in data management.

When CK Clinical was established the majority of our business was introducing data managers to the pharmaceutical industry.  Part of the rational behind this due to the sheer volume of demand for data managers from UK based businesses that were, at the time, unmet.

Over the past 10 years we’ve seen a complete reversal in supply and demand with supply now far outweighing demand, and the role of the Data Manager now evolving into something very different. The obvious change has been in numbers, with the number of Data Manager roles decreasing significantly, with many offshored to reduce costs. There has also been an increasing value of importance put on ‘fit’ which is now seemingly an essential pre-requisite when helping companies resource their teams. As such the role of CK Clinical has changed from finding ‘lots, of people to now finding the ‘right’ people to get the job done.

A look back over the last ten years shows how the job has evolved.  Prior to the acquisition by Pfizer, Wyeth were one of the first innovators to lead the charge in offshoring large swathes of their Biometrics work to  Accenture’s service offering in India .  This produced an immediate change in the role of Data Managers creating the Project Data Manager.  This change quickly cascaded out to other businesses.

Whilst Electronic Patient Diaries and ePRO were being used, a decade ago we saw the pace of acceptance of this technology and its incorporation into the mainstream.  This in itself also created a new opportunity for the traditional Data Manager to become a Technical Data Manager or Project Manager.

Today, the Project Data Manager holds many skills that differ to the historically nature of cleaning data sets.  The skills now required include but are not limited to:

  • A greater ability to multitask
  • Tact and diplomacy dealing with multiple cultures and backgrounds
  • A willingness to work across multiple time zones often outside of the typical working day
  • Greater interaction with other departments than ever before
  • Balancing budgets and resource
  • An ability to build a team, sometimes without even getting to meet them

The Technical Data Manager also requires a different skill set and is often called upon for their very specialist and niche knowledge – skills that a data manager of the past would never have considered within their role.

The changing expectations and requirements of Data Managers affects everyone working in data management. However 10 years ago, very few people would have known just how much the industry would change.  So what does the next decade hold in store and how will this impact on Biometrics?

The current trends in the pharmaceutical sector are leading to increased cost, time and quality pressures.   As the cost of developing drugs continues to rise companies are looking at methods to reduce overheads.  As clinical monitoring is one of the most expensive costs in running a study, this is likely to feel the greatest pressure resulting in the increasing use of technology and changes in the way sites are managed.  In all likelihood, this will either create a new type of role, or lead to further demands on Data Managers to be more technically skilled as well as create and manage relationships remotely.

Another demand from the increased emphasis on effectiveness is cleaner data, faster.  Given that the time to complete a study is constantly under pressure, the need to get to database lock more rapidly will be enhanced.  This again is likely to make full use of technology but it will also require earlier input from Biostatistics to examine outliers and anomalies to help with data cleansing and database lock.  If we look at other sectors like the FMCG market and how Big Data is used, we can expect this to impact on how data is assessed and how quickly trends are spotted using algorithms and powerful computing.

Globalisation will also lead to more changes.  Today’s project data managers are often very familiar with working with teams in far reaching countries with a multitude of cultures across many time zones.  However as work continues to move to lower cost countries around the world, we look set to see a demand for a shift towards the next wave of cultural differences from countries like China.  This could also lead to an increased demand in other language skills that many of the current work force do not possess.

Finally, pharmaceutical companies are increasingly becoming the knowledge base that drives the innovation behind future therapies, with  CRO’s assuming the position  as experts in operational delivery.  It is widely accepted that clinical research organisations will grow at a rapid rate as more and more work is outsourced to them in strategic partnerships.  This does mean that in terms of employment opportunities, a role within a CRO is more likely to become available in the future than an “in house role” in a pharmaceutical company.  This is also likely to impact on the number of contract roles available.

In summary, the last ten years has seen rapid evolution for the Data Manager.  The next ten years will see the impact of increased Globalisation, Big Data and the rapid evolution of technology changing the nature of the role even more.  One thing is for sure, it’s an exciting time to be in the business of Data Management.

To view our current Data Manager roles click here

Or if you would like to discuss a role you are recruiting for contact our Biometrics Consultant here

 

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CRA Vacancies Market – 20th of April 2015

Each week CK Clinical tries to give you a picture of the state of the CRA jobs market in the UK. 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 of April 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 946 CRA jobs were published in the last week, compared to 947 the week before with:

  • 851 permanent roles
  • 95 contract roles

Clinical Research Associate jobs have remained the same in the past week with only one fewer permanent jobs being advertised. With the average weekly job volume working out at 709, this is the 7th week in a row CRA jobs have exceeded expectations.

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

If you are looking to fill a CRA position please click here to contact us

 

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CRA Vacancies Market – 13th of April 2015

Each week CK Clinical tries to give you a picture of the state of the CRA jobs market in the UK. 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 13th of April 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 947 CRA jobs were published in the last week, compared to 837 the week before with:

  • 852 permanent roles
  • 95 contract roles

This is a surprising increase as school holidays have historically resulted in a quieter recruitment period, so to see a13% defies traditional trends. However, this is great news for job seeking CRA’s!

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

If you are looking to fill a CRA position please click here to contact us

 

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