Relaunch of CK Aspire website

CK Groups outsourcing division, CK Aspire, has relaunched its client-facing website with additional functionality intended to enhance the user experience. The site now offers a refreshed look and feel, simplified navigation and case studies on recent projects.

CK Aspire was established in 2010 to deliver Functional Service Outsourcing (FSO) and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) services to the clinical and science-based industries. With the demand for flexible workforce solutions growing across the UK and Europe, CK Aspires new website now provides an insight to potential clients about how outsourcing can help.

Click here to find out if CK Aspire can help you

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New Resourcer for CK Clinical

Paul de Challans has been with the CK Group since Spring 2013 and in that time he has succeeded in his role of Resourcer with the CK Science division of the business.  Since then Paul has shown a keen interest in the area of clinical research and has successfully applied for the position of Resourcer for CK Clinical.

In Paul’s new role he is responsible for sourcing both contract and permanent candidates for the Data Management and Biometrics divisions of the Clinical Research industry, primarily covering the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device industries.  Paul’s move marks another successful migration from CK Science to CK Clinical, proving once again that both Consultants and Resourcers alike receive a thorough all round training on joining the group.

We wish Paul all the best in his new role and look forward to watching his progress throughout 2014.

 

Meet Paul in his new video here

 

 

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CRA Vacancy Market – 10th March 2014

Now in its second month, CK Clinical are pleased to introduce more information about the Clinical Research Associate jobs market.  Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how this CRA vacancy market changes and evolves and most importantly how this may impact on you.  So 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.

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.  Please bear in mind that 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.

So, this weeks summary was completed today (Monday March 10th) and relates to CRA vacancies posted on

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

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 614 CRA jobs were published last week (down slightly on last weeks 636 and 270 down on this years earlier high of 884 at the beginning of February) with:

  • 567 permanent roles
  • 47 contract jobs

This has continued the trend we have seen for permanent CRAs remaining as much more in demand than for contract / interim CRAs.  We will continue to track this and try to identify if this is a trend that continues.  It is very encouraging to see a marked increase in contract opportunities this week.

If you are interested in CK Clinical helping you find your next job as a CRA please search our vacancies

If you would like CK Clinical to help you find your next CRA, then please get in touch

 

 

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CK Group a top SME in Derbyshire

CK Group is one of North Derbyshire’s top 50 SME’s according to research undertaken by Barber Harrison & Platt (BHP), a local chartered accountants. Contributing to an annual turnover of £633 million and the employment of nearly 4300 people, CK Group is proud to have become a central part of the economic growth of the region.

With three regional offices across the UK, CK Group are the owners of three recruitment brands – CK Science, CK Clinical and CK IT which specialise in the recruitment of scientific, pharmaceutical and technical roles across the UK and Europe.

CK Group has big plans in place for 2014, including responding to global recruitment demands, establishing our position as a leader in workforce outsourcing solutions and launching a new, dedicated Engineering division.

For more information on CK Group click here

If you would like to discuss your recruitment with one of our dedicated consultants, click here

 

 

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CRA Vacancy Update – 3rd March 2014

Now in its second month, CK Clinical are pleased to introduce more information about the Clinical Research Associate jobs market.  Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how this CRA vacancy market changes and evolves and most importantly how this may impact on you.  So 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.

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.  Please bear in mind that 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.

So, this weeks summary was completed on Monday March 3rd and relates to CRA vacancies posted on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • AccessScience jobs

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 636 CRA jobs were published last week (up on last weeks 532 but down on this years earlier high of 884) with:

  • 531 being permanent roles (up from 494 from last week)
  • 105 as contract (up from 38 from last week).

This has continued the trend we have seen for permanent CRAs remaining as much more in demand than for contract / interim CRAs.  We will continue to track this and try to identify if this is a trend that continues.  It is very encouraging to see a marked increase in contract opportunities this week.

If you are interested in CK Clinical helping you find your next job as a CRA please search our vacancies

If you would like CK Clinical to help you find your next CRA, then please get in touch  

 

 

 

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Kelly Services award CKA Group with top prize

Last night it was confirmed that CKA Group had won the 2013 Supplier Excellence Award for Science for the second year in a row.  Having been benchmarked and awarded against tough criteria which included our cost, compliance and performance metrics in the following areas:

  1. Professionalism
  2. Responsiveness
  3. Quality
  4. Problem Resolution
  5. Partnership
  6. Innovation

Jonathan Hart Smith, Managing Director of CKA Group has said, “Having been notified of our selection last month we have been anxiously awaiting the results and are absolutely thrilled to have won! Ultimately we value our relationship with Kelly Services and place great importance on our performance, which is clearly recognised and appreciated by Kelly.”

The EMEA Supplier Excellence Award Ceremony takes place on Monday 31st March, and representatives from CKA Group will be there to accept the accolade.

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Meet us at the 6th Pharmacovigilance 2014 event

On the 4th & 5th of March 2014 specialist Recruiters from CK Clinical will be attending the 6th Pharmacovigilance 2014 event at the Thistle Marble Arch Hotel in  London.

The theme of the event this year is “Ensuring safer drugs to market by analysing the latest developments in pharmacovigilance, drug safety and risk management”

Hendre Moolman and Jim Gleeson will be attending the event so if you would like to meet up to chat to any of these then please contact them on the below details:

 

Hendre Moolman: hmoolman@ckclinical.co.uk

Jim Gleeson: jgleeson@ckclinical.co.uk

 

Find out more about the event here

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CRA Vacancy Update – 24th Feb 2014

Each week, CK Clinical compose a tracker of what is happening in the Clinical Research Associate jobs market.  Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how this CRA vacancy market changes and evolves and most importantly how this may impact on you.  So 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.

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.  Please bear in mind that 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.

So, this weeks summary was completed today (Monday Feb 24th) and relates to CRA vacancies posted on:

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

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of:

532 CRA jobs were published last week (down on the previous weeks 701 and the week before 884)

  • 494  being permanent roles (737 two weeks)
  • 38 as contract (147 twos weeks ago).

This has continued the trend we have seen for permanent CRAs remaining as much more in demand than for contract / interim CRAs.  We will continue to track this and try to identify if this is a trend that continues.  However, one important area to note is that there does appear to have been a drop in the total number of opportunities in this area.

This could be down to a number of factors that include companies genuinely having a reduced demand for CRAs and monitors or down to the triviality of companies not advertising their roles this week.  Once we have more data we hope to be able to identify patterns.

If you are interested in CK Clinical helping you find your next job as a CRA please search our vacancies.

If you would like CK Clinical to help you find your next CRA, then please get in touch.

 

 

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Top Job of the Week – Video

Our top job chosen this week  is a Senior Manager role in Open Innovation. Russell Oakley here at CK Clinical is currently recruiting for a permanent Senior Manager, Open Innovation for the Neuroscience and General Medicine (NGM) PCU in the south East of the UK.

He has made a short video about this job to give interested candidates more information:

 

 

Read the full job description and apply online here

 

 

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Follow us on Google Plus

CK Clinical have recently joined Google plus and will be updating it with our top jobs and most relevant industry news.

We will also be updating it daily with advice and job videos, infographics and CK news.

We would really like you to follow us on Google Plus so you can get access to our latest jobs first.

 

Join us on Google Plus here

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