Head Of Regulatory Affairs – Gloucester or Surrey

We have a fantastic new Head of Regulatory Affairs role with a successful organisation within the food and drinks sector.

  • This is an opportunity to join an expanding regulatory team in a senior position in the R&D food and drink industry.
  • The role will include line management, budget management, business development and service delivery.
  • The role offers a competitive salary of £50,00 and some great benefits.
  • This role has the possibility of being based in Gloucestershire or Surrey.

Find out more about this job here.

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CK expand Account Management Team

The CK Group are very pleased to announce the expansion of their Key Account Team. The team will now support contract and temporary recruitment programs with a number of global pharmaceutical organisations.

This team will provide an improved client and candidate experience in the recruitment process by focussing on a number of key clients who have requirements within the life sciences sector.

The team have 68 years combined recruitment experience with the CK Group working in the pharmaceutical and science industries ranging from the science, clinical IT and engineering areas.

They will provide account management, recruitment, contractor support and management, compliance and reporting services to our client candidates, thereby ensuring that the experience of working with the CK Group is as efficient, smooth and professional as possible.

The team consists of:
Julie Marshall, Account Manager, jmarshall@ckagroup.co.uk, 01438 842978
Hannah Oakley, Account Manager, hoakley@ckagroup.co.uk, 01246 457711
Joanne Newbould, Account Manager, jnewbould@ckagroup.co.uk, 01246 457704
Heather Deagle, Senior Account Executive, hdeagle@ckagroup.co.uk, 0191 3706482
Kate Edwards, Account Executive, kedwards@ckagroup.co.uk, 0191 370 6487
Lucy Stendall, Account Executive, lstendall@ckagroup.co.uk, 01246 457725
Jenni Woolley, Account Executive, jwoolley@ckagroup.co.uk, 01438 768 710

Jennifer and Lucy have both moved to the Key Accounts Team from CK Clinical due to their vast experience dealing with large pharmaceutical organisations and have already made a great impact in the new team.

If you are interested in working with a global pharmaceutical organisation or would like to speak to a member of the team do not hesitate to contact them.

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Join our clinical recruitment team

Are you looking for a job that uses your clinical and scientific skills but is not in a laboratory? Then a job in clinical recruitment could be for you.

CK Group is looking for two outgoing, confident and ambitious Graduate Recruitment Consultants, one to be based at it’s Stevenage office and the other at the head office in Chesterfield.

This is an opportunity to join an expanding clinical division where you will be working with some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical and life science organisations.

If you want to work within a great team, in which opportunities are offered, skills are stretched, innovation is welcomed, and excellence is rewarded, you should consider a career with CK Group. We might be exactly what you’re looking for.

To find out more take a look at the full job description here

Russell Oakley, Clinical Research Recruitment Manager, has been working for CK for 13 years and has said about working for us; ‘I can honestly say it’s a great place to work. Aside from the fact that the recruiters are experts within their fields, the teams are highly dedicated, friendly and enthusiastic all of which comes across to fellow employees and candidates alike. I can honestly say without such a team I don’t think I would still be working here 13 years on!’

Find out a little more about us in this video here:

CK Group – Join us from CK Group on Vimeo.

If you would to know anything more please get in touch either by email on applications@ckagroup.co.uk or tel. 01246 457700.

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Job of the week: Scientific Director/Real-World Data Scientist

This week we have chosen a Scientific Medical Director/Real-World Data Scientist role as the job of the week, we have picked this role as it is:

  • A fantastic opportunity for a Scientific Medical Director or Real-World Data Scientist with experience in Public Health / Epidemiology / RWE studies to join a global scientific research company
  • This is a permanent role based in central London
  • Offering a salary between £70,000 -90,000
  • Ideally, the candidate will hold an MD or have an equivalent degree with clinical experience
  • You will provide clinical and methodological insights and senior review of study documents, involving a variety of real-world study designs
  • You will lead and manage the design, execution of epidemiological studies

Find out more or apply for this role here

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Rise of the Machines

You may well have seen a film, TV series or read a book where humans have developed technology that learns to think for itself and then turns on its maker.

So how close is this to becoming a reality? And what does it have to do with recruitment?

Over the last 12 months, here at CK, we have noticed the increase in the number of job vacancies that include the use of new technologies and techniques such as Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

So what is machine learning?

Machine learning is a type of AI that can teach a software program to predict outcomes without having to be programmed. In a basic sense, you have to create an algorithm that receives data and then use statistical analysis to predict the outcome within a certain range.

In layman’s terms, Machine Learning tells a computer program “HOW TO LEARN” to solve a problem, rather than the traditional method of “HOW” to solve a problem.

Where can you study/learn about Machine Learning?

Computer science degrees often now include modules specifically covering areas such as machine learning, AI, speech & natural language processing, neural computing, and cognitive modelling.
Machine Learning is closely related to computational statistics and mathematics and as such the skills required are very similar – such as the use of scripting languages such as Python, Java, R.

In the UK the top Universities for machine learning and AI include:

What are the commercial uses of Machine Learning?

As the amount of data stored and the relative computer processing power have increased, this has led to the increase in Machine Learning.

In the Life Sciences sector, Machine Learning is being used in a variety of different applications to bring about advances in areas such as clinical trials research, drug discovery, personalised medicine, Bioinformatics, Chemoinformatics, Computational Anatomy, DNA sequencing, and Medical Diagnosis.

What companies are using and recruiting for Machine Learning specialists?

Any company that processes and stores masses of data will be thinking about the application of Machine Learning to help deal with the data and make the most of it. At the forefront are companies such as Google’s Deepmind, IBM Watson, and social media giants such as Facebook and Pinterest.

However, within the STEM sector, the number of companies looking at the use of Machine Learning is growing and includes the likes of big pharma clients, medical device companies and data science/technology focussed start-ups.

Want to get into Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence?

To start with you need to learn and be proficient in a scripting/coding language such as Python, R or Java. If you don’t already have the knowledge and experience, you will also need to learn about statistics and maths in order to create and build the machine learning algorithms.

Other relevant technology areas and skills include big data, analytics, data science, SQL, C++, apache spark, Amazon AWS, Hadoop, and Tensorflow.


The average UK permanent salary for Machine Learning specialists is £60,000, with interim roles paying in excess of £500 per day.
The number of positions that require Machine Learning has roughly doubled from 2016 to 2017 and this trend is forecast to continue through 2018.

For further information or to discuss the points or job types mentioned in more detail, please contact Steve Lord.
E: slord@ckclinical.co.uk
T: 01246 457 738


Source: www.itjobswatch.co.uk 27/11/2017

Author: Steve Lord

Steve Lord


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Scientific Consultant Job – Video

Russell Oakley is currently recruiting for a Scientific Consultant to work for a groundbreaking scientific consultancy. The company brings together the capability of in-house scientific consultants with a unique process and interactive decision-making technology.

Russell has made a short video where he shares more information about the job and this innovative organisation, watch it here:

Find out more about this role here

For more information or to apply for this position, please contact Russell Oakley on 01246 457709 or email roakley@ckclinical.co.uk.

Find out more about Russell here


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CK Clinical’s Hot Jobs: 17.07.2017

This week our clinical hot jobs include:


Head of EMEA Medical Affairs, Oncology

Location: Hertfordshire

Salary: Competitive

Reference number: 39579

  • An opportunity for a GMC Registered Physician with therapy experience to lead an International Medical Affairs group within Oncology.
  • Covering Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia and Australia.
  • You will take responsibility for the strategic and operational leadership of the oncology team with 9 direct (33 total) reports.

Click to apply


Director Global Medical Communications, Oncology

Location: Frankfurt area, Germany

Salary: 145,000 Euros

Reference number: 39497

  • An opportunity with a Global Pharmaceutical company to secure a Publications Director for their oncology and immuno-oncology business.
  • This is a large and critical therapy area of the company with ongoing and future launches in abundance.
  • It will manage a team of 4 Associate Publication Directors along with taking responsibility for the creation and execution of global publication strategy plans.

Click to apply


Medical Affairs Manager

Location: Hertfordshire

Salary:  £100,000 – £115,000

Reference number: 39086

  • The role sits within a global specialty pharmaceutical company with a relatively new entity in the UK.
  • With three launches planned this year along with a solid pipeline coming to market this role offers the opportunity to define, establish and expand a medical affairs team.
  • This is a very diverse, high profile role in a driven and cross-functional team. You will report directly to the EU Medical Director and manage two MSL’s.

Click to apply


Clinical QA Manager

Location: Hertfordshire

Salary: Competitive

Reference number: 39569

  • A permanent opportunity with an innovative global pharmaceutical company
  • You will plan, conduct and report Investigator Site Audits across the EMEA region
  • Candidates will need extensive GCP auditing experience

Click to apply


Respiratory Specialist Research Nurse

Location: Field based covering London region

Salary: £230 per day (PAYE) plus expenses

Reference number: 39573

  • A specialist Research Nurse in a respiratory trial.
  • Supporting patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) in patient assessments and scans.
  • This is an ad-hoc interim role working around 2-5 days per month.
  • Covering London region but can be based elsewhere as full travel and accommodation expenses covered.

Click to apply


Life Science Experience Architect/Multichannel Marketing

Location: London, Nationwide travel

Salary: £92,000 to £118,000 pa

Reference number: 39517

  • A permanent opportunity with a very successful global professional services company
  • You will lead the design and development of client strategies for digital marketing, sales and service and marketing
  • You will need proven experience of business development and major account sales for digital marketing and/or professional services for C-Suite or senior executives
  • Ideally you will have strong experience in a top-tier interactive marketing agency, digital consultancy, marketing services firm or digital technology supplier with demonstrable success in establishing and building trust with clients

Click to apply


Senior/Principal Statistician

Location: Cambridge/full remote working

Salary: Very competitive hourly rate

Reference number: 39594

  • A contract opportunity with a very successful global pharmaceutical company
  • You will be providing statistical expertise to support the design and interpretation of clinical programmes, regulatory submissions and commercialisation
  • Candidates will need to have a good understanding of statistical methodologies applied to Phase II or III Oncology studies

Click to apply


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Clinical Hot Jobs – 23.06.2017

This week’s clinical hot jobs include:

GMP QA Associate

Location: Oxford

Salary: £35-40K

Reference number: 39285

  • A permanent opportunity with a very successful global pharmaceutical company
  • You will closely with a specials manufacturing team to ensure that the highest quality standards are adhered to
  • Candidates will need to have worked in an aseptic manufacturing environment and have GMP Quality Assurance experience

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Senior Clinical Research Associate

Location: Hatfield

Salary: Competitive (discussed upon application)

Reference number: 39244

  • Exciting opportunity as a Senior CRA to work for a large global pharmaceutical company
  • Great opportunity for a monitor looking to move away from extensive travel and take on an office based position, overseeing the company’s outsourced monitoring activities, moving more towards a project management position
  • Permanent position with good company benefits, including a car allowance and an annual bonus
  • Minimal travel involved in the role

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 Medical Writer

Location: Hatfield

Salary: Competitive

Reference number: 38359

  • This contract role will be focusing on working directly with clinical study teams, the oncology medical writing teams, regulatory affairs personnel, and the publishing group in preparing regulatory documents
  • You will have the opportunity to work as part of a small group of writers, increasing and expanding your skill set through the variety of projects you will work on
  • The manager is an advocate of internal development, providing scope and a variety in responsibilities to add to your experience
  • The role has easy access to and from London, with core working hours, up to 2 days remote working and really vibrant company culture

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Medical Science Liaison

Location: Field based (Midlands)
Salary: Competitive (discussed upon application)
Reference number: 39359

  • Exciting opportunity to join a growing MSL team in a global pharmaceutical company
  • The role will focus on the cardiovascular therapy area although prior experience in the therapy isn’t essential so this could be a great chance to broaden your experience as long as you have a background as an MSL
  • Permanent position with good company benefits, including a car allowance and an annual bonus
  • A field based position covering the Midlands from the East Coast to North Wales

Click to apply


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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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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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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Clinical job of the week: Senior Manager Global Regulatory Affairs – Emerging Markets

This weeks clinical job of the week is an exciting new role with an innovative global pharmaceutical company who hold family values and patient well-being close to the heart. This role has been chosen because it is:

  • a senior role covering Emerging markets within EU, Africa and Oceania
  • a regulatory strategy role you will also be responsible for representing the company at product level
  •  based in Hertfordshire, this office has great access to London and the South East
  • offering a competitive salary with excellent benefits including a car allowance

Apply for this role


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