Is your recruiting process costing you candidates?

CK recently launched a Drug Discovery and Development Careers spotlight, this is a specialist area on the CK Clinical website designed to help employers in the drug discovery sector get the most out of their recruitment process.

We conducted extensive research with UK-based pharmaceutical professionals, we asked what puts them off accepting a role, the challenges they face whilst looking for a new job and what they would like to find out in the interview. We also asked specialist recruiters to tell us in their opinion how could clients get the most out of the recruitment process.

The surveys had a great response with interesting outcomes and from the results, we have been able to create an infographic which reveals top tips on how to attract candidates in the recruitment process. It gives statistics and tips from the start of the process to interview to the offer stage.

To view this infographic click here and zoom in

Visit the Drug Discovery and Development Careers area of our website for further articles and advice here



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Job of the week – Senior Statistician

This week’s clinical job of the week is a Senior Statistician role which offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced SAS programmer to join a healthcare company in Oxfordshire. This role offers:

  • the opportunity to be a part of an R&D team who are working to improve life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare
  • experience in the area of diabetes
  • flexible working hours and an attractive salary and benefits package
  • an immediate start

For more information or to apply click here

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Job of the Week – Director, Clinical Research, Oncology

This week’s clinical job of the week is a Director, Clinical Research, Oncology to be based at the EU Headquarters of an innovative and successful global pharmaceutical company in Hertfordshire. This role offers:

  • An excellent, permanent opportunity for an experienced Clinical Development Physician.
  • A key, strategic role in the development of solid tumour treatments currently in Phase I. You will develop Clinical Development Plans and Study Protocols and ensure their effective execution, through to data interpretation and regulatory reporting.
  • The successful candidate excellent salary and benefits.

So if you have a Medical Degree (GMC registration not essential) and proven experience in the clinical development of solid tumour therapies in a pharma company, CRO or academic background this could be a great opportunity for you.

Click here to find out more



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Clinical Job of the Week – Medical Manager

This week we are recruiting for a Medical Manager to join a small-medium pharmaceutical company for their cardiovascular thrombosis portfolio. This role offers:

  • The opportunity to act as the UK lead, ensuring UK representation in European development and medical plans
  • Involvement in clinical plans including the management of IIT’s
  • A great career development path
  • An excellent salary

Find out more about this great new clinical role here


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Clinical Job of the Week 12/01/2017

This week we are recruiting for a number of contract and permanent Clinical Research Associates and Senior Clinical Research Associates to:

  • Work in UK-wide, field based roles that also offer the opportunity to work from home enabling these roles to be performed from anywhere in the UK.
  • Conduct pre-study and initiation visits through to close out, as well as extensive monitoring visits; providing both oversight and interaction with a number of clinical research sites.
  • Cover a wide range of therapeutic areas, including Oncology and Dermatology across all phases.
  • Deliver these roles for a salary between £30,000 – £45,000, with a car allowance also included.

To find out more about these roles click here


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CK Clinical job of the week: 15/12/2016

This week, we are recruiting for a fantastic Medical Science Liason Manager job, this role offers the following:

  • An exciting opportunity to join a global, top 20, research-driven pharmaceutical company
  • The position will be field based covering Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North East
  • Offering a rate of between £350 – £450 per day
  • Initially a 12-month contract although there is a potential for this to extend
  • Focusing on the therapeutic areas of Cardiovascular and Diabetes

Find out more about this job here

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CK Clinical job of the week: 08/12/2016

This week, we would like to highlight a Team Leader/ Associate Director of Statistical Programming Early Clinical Development role, this has been chosen because it is:

  • A full-time, permanent opportunity to join one of the leading global pharmaceutical companies in the world, to be located in Cambridge, UK
  • To lead, manage and develop a group of programmers and provide them with strategic, scientific programming advice
  • Provide a co-ordinated and consistent approach to the specification and presentation of analysis ready information and integration of the data across all projects utilising current standards and practices
  • Exceptional benefits and full relocation package provided
  • Offering a salary of up to £75000

Find out more here

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CK Clinical job of the week: 01/12/2016

We are recruiting for a rare and unique Director of Regulatory Operations role, this has been chosen as the job of the week as:

  • It is a new role in what is an exciting and new area to involved in, working with a global pharmaceutical company supporting their initiative for IDMP readiness.
  • This role is based in Hertfordshire with excellent links to London
  • Offers a competitive salary and package that includes a car allowance and a substantial annual bonus
  • Work closely with the Regulatory Operations heads of department to develop and execute strategies
  • This would suit a senior candidate who has a background in regulatory project management or regulatory information management

Find out more about this job here

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CK Clinical job of the week: 10/11/2016

This week, we would like to highlight a Clinical Safety Manager role, this has been chosen because it is:

  • A rare opportunity to join a global leader in research-based drug and medical device development offering excellent career progression opportunities
  • A full-time permanent role based in London
  • Working with a variety of clients and in some instances the chance to stand in as Deputy QPPV for selected clients
  • Responsible for project managing and managing a team of clinical safety professionals
  • Manage relationships with clients and internal stakeholders by providing expert safety knowledge
  • Oversee clinical safety case management and aggregate reporting responsibilities of line reports to ensure client needs are fulfilled to high quality
  • Offering a competitive salary, great healthcare benefits, an excellent pension and the opportunity to influence your bonus through exceptional performance

Find out more about this job here

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