Once upon a time if you were looking for a clinical operations job you would need to relocate to the South East of England, apply for a role with one of the pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies that were based there and hope for positive feedback. These days life science companies are venturing out of the Greater London area to more accessible parts of the UK, meaning relocation is not always a pre-requisite for application.
Clinical Operations offers a variety of roles, ranging from CTA, CRA and Clinical Project Manager to Clinical Outsourcing, Clinical Contracts, Trials Coordinators, Research Nurses and Patient Recruitment Specialists, to name just a few, and some of these roles can be done from a home based location. If the role you are seeking doesn’t fall into the ‘home-based’ category then the news that life science is slowly moving away from London is great news to hear.
Over recent years we have seen some of the large pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies setting up satellite sites and trials centred in cities outside of London. Some of the benefits for doing this could be to focus on a particular patient group or to utilise a healthcare system that lends itself to managing a trial effectively. Another main reason is cost, as sites are cheaper to manage and set up in the North of England, Scotland and Wales thus reducing trial overheads. It has also had a knock on effect in encouraging start-up companies to set up in science parks located in these regions. With new life sciences developments happening in Cambridge, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and various locations in Scotland, this could mean that in 10-15 years time there will be less reliance on London-based locations for these companies to base themselves. In addition to this the UK is currently focused on better transport links to the North and key areas like Cambridge, further confirmation of the move away from a centralised hub for drug development.
Overall it’s good news for clinical operations candidates who are looking for a good rate/salary with cheaper outgoings as this should help you widen your search next time you are looking for a new role.
With recruitment proving challenging for employers many organisations are looking at how to keep their current workforce. CK have collated results from several surveys to provide you with what makes your employees stay, what makes them leave and what you can offer as an organisation to improve your staff retention rates.
This article is part of our Drug Discovery and Development spotlight employer series which aims to help you improve your ability to recruit and retain quality staff. All our articles have been sourced or created to support the results of our recent research which indicated that recruitment has become increasingly challenging within the pharmaceutical industry due to skills shortages and recruitment processes.
To take a look at our research results and our other employer aimed advice articles click here
This week, as part of our Drug Discovery and Development spotlight, we are focussing on providing you with some tips to improve your management skills so you can work towards a happy and contented workforce.
Covering items such as communications, office environments and positive attitudes, this advice articles has just six tips to help improve the productivity and effectiveness of your workforce. If you would like to read in full click here
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Oliver Care is currently recruiting for a Regulatory Affairs Executive to join a company in the OTC industry at their offices in Glasgow on a permanent basis. Oliver has made a short video to discuss this role, watch it here:
This is an excellent opportunity to join a global leader in the OTC market who are offering an excellent opportunity to gain global exposure. Benefits include an excellent salary, an annual bonus and many other perks.
This week we have two clinical jobs of the week which are a Statistical Epidemiologist and a SAS Statistical Programmer that are working with a global scientific research company within Real World Evidence.
These roles also offer:
An exciting opportunity to work on multiple projects within Real World Evidence
Variety in activities including designing studies, identifying new sources of data and conducting literature reviews
The opportunity to join a forward thinking, innovative company leading the way with Real World Evidence
These role will be based on site in Leeds, with regular travel to London and some flexibility with home working.
This week our clinical job of the week is actually multiple Medical Science Liaison roles. We currently have organisations of all sizes seeking MSL’s to join them in positions across the UK. These roles offer:
A great opportunity for experienced MSLs.
Multiple roles covering a range of territories and therapeutic areas.
The chance to join companies that include global pharma companies, start-up companies and small or privately owned pharmaceutical companies.
Great salaries and packages available ranging from £50-80,000 for field medical roles.
Are you looking for a career in a clinical field? Have you considered Drug Safety or Pharmacovigilance?
As a Pharmacovigilance or Drug Safety Scientist your role will be focused on the detection, evaluation, knowing and prevention of adverse effects (AE) of drugs. You will also have a role in assessing the risk/benefit of products to ensure that they are safe to use. Cases can come in from clinical trials as well as medicines that are already available in the market place.
The entry requirements for Drug Safety is a pharmacy, medical or life science degree but once you have got your foot in the door there is quite a straightforward career path, as well as the opportunity to work in either a permanent or contracting capacity.
Career opportunities and remuneration in Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance are extremely good so if you are keen to explore a career in this clinical field, click here to find out more.