Congratulations to the RQA Conference Competition Winner

CK Clinical attended the 2018 RQA Annual Conference that took place between the 31st October and the 2nd November at Manchester Central, close to the centre of Manchester.

We had a fantastic time at the event, it was great to catch up with some familiar faces and meet some new ones. Thank you to everyone who visited our stand, we were inundated by visitors and we were sorry that we ran out of pizza cutters! We will have more for next year.

Congratulations to Pamela Clarke of the Clinical Reference Laboratory who won our competition to win a Sonos Speaker. She was delighted to win and chose a speaker in black.

Thank you to the RQA Office for organising the conference and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

If you would like to speak to Jim about the conference contact him here

Author: Jim Gleeson

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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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KellyOCG Autumn Supplier Forum in Paris

The CK Group recently attended and presented at the KellyOCG Autumn Supplier Forum in Paris at the end of October. The bi-annual event was attended by over 120 professionals in the life science and recruitment sectors and covered a broad range of issues relating to the ever changing search for talent in the increasing complex and dynamic life sciences sector. Some of the areas covered included:

  • The future of work with social innovation
  • Current trends impacting how organisations hire talent
  • Strengthening the supply chain
  • Transforming the life sciences and healthcare workforce.

There were also a series of workshops and interactive events facilitating discussion on best practice and idea sharing, plus potential collaborations.
CK Directors, Liam O Connell and Jonathan Hart-Smith both presented on the panel discussions at the event and as an organisation the CK Group are pleased to continue to work closely with KellyOCG in sourcing the best talent for the life sciences industry throughout the EMEA region.

Liam speaking at KellyOCG Summit 2018

The Kelly OCG Summit

We were recently awarded a Supplier Excellence Award by KellyOCG at an event in London in May, find out more about that here.

If you would like to know more about the event contact Liam on

Author: Liam O’Connell

Liam O'Connell

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Job of the week: Regulatory Affairs Manager

We have an exciting opportunity for a Regulatory Affairs Manager to join a successful consultancy at their site based in Harlow on a permanent basis.

  • An innovative organisation who provide end-end regulatory services across the product lifecycle for a wide range of clients.
  • Opportunity to lead national, centralised and international marketing authorisation applications and write sections of dossiers for MR, DP as well as acting as the point of contact for clients and regulatory authorities.
  • Work across the full lifecycle including CTAs, MAAs and maintenance and you will be responsible for the line management of 2-3 members of staff.
  • Based at our clients stunningly refurbished offices at their site in Harlow which is easily commutable from London and Hertfordshire and located near the train station.
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 days bank holiday, annual performance based bonus and enrollment to the pension scheme.

Find out more about this job here

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Job of the week: Principal Statistician

This week we have chosen a brilliant Principal Statistician role as job of the week, it offers the following:

  • An opportunity to join a very highly regarded healthcare company who researches and develops a wide range of vaccine, pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare products.
  • Site located in a Hertfordshire town, roughly 28 miles (44 km) north of central London
  • Contract role up to 12 months
  • Offers a very good pay rate of circa £62phr (ltd)
  • Ideally based in the office but for the right candidate homeworking is accepted

Find out more about this job here

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CK Cupcake Day raises over £300 for Alzheimer’s Society

On Thursday the 14th of June the staff at the CK headquarters in Chesterfield took part in the Alzheimer’s Society Cupcake Day for the 2nd year running. The day was a brilliant success, raising over £300 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

We hand delivered invites to all the employees of the companies at the the Bridge Business Centre where the Chesterfield office is located and we made a sign and we placed it at the entrance to the estate.

Everyone at CK HQ baked wonderful cupcakes, we had chocolate fudge cupcakes, raspberry ripple cupcakes, vegan brownies, gluten free marsh mellow cupakes, ladybird cupcakes, rocky road and the list goes on.

We were delighted that a great many people came from other organisations on the estate, one company that is a global leader in metal flow engineering asked us to hand deliver over 20 cupcakes since they could not leave the office.

It was great to catch up with people and make new acquaintances, some shared their experiences with family members who had Alzheimer’s Disease and how it had touched their lives.

Last year we also hosted Cupcake Day in support of Alzheimer’s but this year we were very pleased to have raised over £80 more than last year.

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Senior Director Job, Clinical Pharmacology

We have an exceptional opportunity to join one of the world’s leading research based pharmaceutical organisations as a Senior Director in Clinical Pharmacology.

  • The ideal candidate will direct, plan and execute clinical pharmacology programs and integrate novel translational biomarkers and quantitative modelling / simulation into clinical development programs for the neuroscience portfolio.
  • Based at the organisations EU Headquarters in Hertfordshire.
  • A permanent role.

Read the full job description here to find out more.

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Director of Vigilance role

We have an opportunity for an experienced safety physician to join an independent pharmaceutical company in a highly visible senior level role as Director of Vigilance.

  • This is a diverse, communicative and strategic opportunity that still involves hands-on safety work.
  • This role will have a significant influence on not only safety and pharmacovigilance but the company as a whole.
  • Offering a salary of £100,000 plus.
  • The ideal candidate will provide both safety and medical expertise as well as strategic knowledge.

Find out more about this job here.

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Job of the week: Clinical Trial Liaison Manager

We are recruiting for a Clinical Trial Liaison Manager to join a very successful drug development company to support a global Phase II respiratory study.

  • A fantastic and rare opportunity to join an innovative and successful global drug development company
  • This role will be perfect for someone with a mixture of clinical operations and liaison experience.
  • Home based from anywhere in Europe or the US.
  • This role will involve working closely with the sponsor, CRO and investigator sites to ensure the smooth running of clinical studies, ensuring that everyone involved is trained to the highest standards, that sites are inspection ready at all times and that any issues are resolved promptly and appropriately.

Read the full job description or apply here

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Job of the week: Associate Director of Statistics

This week we have an exciting opportunity for an Associate Director or an experienced Team Leader in Biostatistics, this job has been chosen as it is:

  • An exciting opportunity to join a respected global pharmaceutical company
  • This role could be located in Cambridge, UK or Maryland, US.
  • A permanent position
  • Very competitive salary package – £80-£100k+ base plus a very good benefits package
  • Opportunity to develop within a global team and to work for a company with an exciting pipeline

Find out more about this job here

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