Inquisitive and analytical? Consider a Regulatory Affairs job

People who work in regulatory affairs roles are in the pharmaceutical industry, ensuring appropriate licensing and legal compliance of medical products, which controls the safety of the products.

The job requires knowledge of scientific, legal, and business issues which is then applied to the products developed by a range of companies. Regulatory affairs jobs cover the registration of products such as pharmaceuticals, veterinary medicines, complementary therapy medicines, agrochemicals, pesticides, cosmetics and more.

The importance of the job itself should not be underestimated; it can take up to 15 years to research, develop and produce a pharmaceutical product, and the involvement of a regulatory affairs officer is vital throughout the whole process. They ensure that regulations are adhered to by keeping up to date with relevant international legislation and practices, as well as collating scientific research and data that may impact upon the licence of a new product. Officers also work on developing product trials and analysing the data to then advise on production. Towards the other end of a product’s development, officers in this role will also work on labelling and packaging of the pharmaceutical item in line with marketing legislation. Marketing compliance is also included in this process.

Regulatory affairs jobs will suit dedicated and driven individuals who may come from a background in a range of areas, though a degree in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, life sciences, medicine, pharmacology, and biotechnology is more likely to be applicable when considering career progression.

The skills required for regulatory affairs jobs vary, making it a rich and interesting choice of career. Most applicants in this area have analytical skills, data interpretation skills, good communication skills, legal knowledge or expertise, IT and software skills and the ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines. The job also requires integrity and team-work skills, owing to the nature of the work undertaken.

Career progression can lead to more involvement in the development of pharmaceuticals and so a more active role in decision-making. There is also the opportunity to become specialised in a specific area, leading to the option of consultancy work at a higher level. Browse our site to find the best regulatory affairs jobs to suit your drive and ambition.

Interested? Search our Regulatory Affairs jobs here

 

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CRA Vacancies Market – 22nd April 2016

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 as the pharmaceutical jobs market in the UK moves incredibly fast.

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. As always, 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.

This week’s summary for week commencing the 22nd of April 2016 relates to CRA vacancies posted on:

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

Our results showed that on these job boards a total of 651 CRA jobs were published in the last week:

  • 571 permanent roles
  • 80 contract roles

There has been a decline in the number of Clinical Research jobs advertised this week with 32 fewer roles available. However, when you account for multi-site postings, there may only be four fewer actual jobs posted. This, overall, is a fairly negligible change.

If you are looking for a CRA job click here to view our current roles

If you would like to find out how you can move into clinical operations click here

Or contact our dedicated CRA team on cra@ckclinical.co.uk

 

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Clinical job of the week: 18/04/16

This week’s job of the week is a Senior R&D Manager Consumer Safety & Labelling for Reckitt Benckiser. This role has been chosen because its:

  • A high profile role with one of the world’s leading consumer healthcare companies
  • Managing an international team ensuring the safety of ingredients used in their developmental and marketed products
  • We are looking for an inspirational leader who will thrive in a fast-paced, ever changing environment
  • You will need a BSc, MSc in Toxicology or a related subject

To read the job description in full click here

 

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CRA Vacancies Market – 18th April 2016

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 as the pharmaceutical jobs market in the UK moves incredibly fast.

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. As always, 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.

This week’s summary for week commencing the 18th of April 2016 relates to CRA vacancies posted on:

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

Our results showed that on these job boards a total of 683 CRA jobs were published in the last week:

  • 578 permanent roles
  • 105 contract roles

Over the last 3 weeks we have tracked a gradually declining volume of CRA jobs which we presumed was a direct result of the Easter holidays and the changing tax year. However, we are pleased to see that this trend has not continued and this week clinical research jobs have grown by 68% instead. This increase reflects other improvements we have seen across the CK recruitment divisions, implying a good year for job seekers.

If you are looking for a CRA job click here to view our current roles

If you would like to find out how you can move into clinical operations click here

Or contact our dedicated CRA team on cra@ckclinical.co.uk

 

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CK Group is delighted to launch a new website

The new CK Group site, which is live as of today, merges our four recruitment divisions and our Real World Evidence CRO together for the first time using our fresh new branding. The site and brand has been designed to reflect the core purpose of the business ‘to be the best provider of staffing and outsourcing services to the science and technology community’.

The new website will provide a gateway to current and potential clients to gain a greater understanding of the services we provide and the quality of service we aim to deliver.

Released in time to celebrate our 25th year in life science recruitment, the website highlights how far the organisation has come. Since it was established in 1991 by Ashley Kirk and Liam O’Connell the company has been committed to forming a strong, original, visual impression, starting with our first logo.

With an innovative Senior Management Team at the helm who are prepared to challenge the market place and invest in the future, the CK brand has been able to evolve to reflect the values of the business. So it is with great excitement we release our new brand and website

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Jonathan Hart-Smith, Managing Director of CK Group, said, “Customer service is key to the CK Group so we are always looking at ways to improve our customers’ experience. Whether it’s through a dedicated account manager or a user friendly site, we like to add value wherever we can. I feel our new website captures that perfectly and will ensure our customer relationships stay fresh and continue to go from strength to strength.”

To find more about the CK Group service and to visit our new website click here

 

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CK Clinical is exhibiting at the 2016 PSI Conference

CK Clinical can be found at booth 3 at the 2016 PSI Conference, which is taking place in Berlin between 22 – 25 May. This year’s conference, which is its 39th consecutive year, is going to be exploring the theme of “Promoting Statistical Insight and Collaboration in Drug Development” throughout the course of the event.

Considered the leading event for statisticians in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, the PSI Conference will once again provide a full agenda, including plenary sessions, breakout discussions, poster sessions, as well as their AGM.

This year’s sessions will cover topics such as:

  • an update on estimands
  • dose exposure modelling
  • decision criteria
  • use of biomarkers in translational activities

CK Clinical will also be available throughout the conference with our specialist consultants on hand should you be looking for a new position or are looking to recruit. To find out more about our consultants, or to arrange a confidential chat, click the links below:

Or to find out more about the PSI Conference, download the new conference app or to book a ticket click here

 

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CRA Vacancies Market – 11th April 2016

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 as the pharmaceutical jobs market in the UK moves incredibly fast.

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. As always, 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.

This week’s summary for week commencing the 11th of April 2016 relates to CRA vacancies posted on:

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

Our results showed that on these job boards a total of 405 CRA jobs were published in the last week:

  • 328 permanent roles
  • 77 contract roles

Unfortunately clinical jobs have continued to drop over the last week with a further 27% decline. Both permanent and contract jobs have been equally affected by this which implies to us that it is a knock on effect of the tax year concluding. Next week’s report should hopefully see the start recovery as new budgets will have been released and recruitment strategies confirmed.

If you are looking for a CRA job click here to view our current roles

If you would like to find out how you can move into clinical operations click here

Or contact our dedicated CRA team on cra@ckclinical.co.uk

 

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Essential skills required for pharmacovigilance jobs

If you’re looking for a rewarding career with lots of scope, pharmacovigilance jobs can be well worth considering. From entry-level positions to a more senior management level, you can progress within this sector through experience and training. If you’re not sure what is needed to work in pharmacovigilance, here are some essential skills that most employers will expect you to have.

Education

In most cases, employers will be looking for candidates who have a life sciences degree, such as in pharmacy, biology or biochemistry. An understanding of pharmaceuticals and medical terminology gained through education or experience is highly sought after amongst employers.

Accurate and Responsible

Pharmacovigilance jobs involve monitoring, and assessing the risks and benefits of medicines to patients, so it’s vital for anyone working in this profession that the information they work on is accurate. Candidates will need to be thorough and precise in their work, paying attention to detail, as jobs in the pharmacovigilance sector require a responsible attitude. Incorrect information can have serious health and safety consequences.

Well-Organised

Anyone working in pharmacovigilance needs to be well-organised. You may be asked to find information quickly, so you’ll need to be able to retrieve relevant information as requested as promptly as possible. As well as being organised, you should be able to stay calm under pressure, particularly when dealing with people face to face.

Communication Skills

Pharmacovigilance jobs demand excellent communication skills, no matter what the role or level of the position. The information you provide needs to be clear and precise so that users can understand it. Many jobs in this sector involve working with different teams of people, so as well as written communication skills, verbal communication skills need to be excellent. You’ll need to be able to work well as part of a team, and be adept at working cross functionally with other departments.

Increasingly, foreign language skills are sought by pharmaceutical companies seeking to fill pharmacovigilance jobs, so if you possess skills in another language, this could put you at an advantage. Computer literacy is also normally demanded by employers.

If you think you have got what it takes to work in pharmacovigilance, browse our selection of jobs and get in touch today to speak to one of our advisers to kick-start your new career.

For more information on careers in pharmacovgilance click here

Or click here to contact us

 

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CRA Vacancies Market – 4th April 2016

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 as the pharmaceutical jobs market in the UK moves incredibly fast.

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. As always, 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.

This week’s summary for week commencing the 4th of April 2016 relates to CRA vacancies posted on:

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

Our results showed that on these job boards a total of 561 CRA jobs were published in the last week:

  • 463 permanent roles
  • 98 contract roles

Clinical research jobs have remained fairly stable over the last week with just a tiny decline across permanent and temporary jobs. It will be interesting to see whether there is an increase next week once we have crossed into the new tax year and Easter holidays have concluded.

If you are looking for a CRA job click here to view our current roles

If you would like to find out how you can move into clinical operations click here

Or contact our dedicated CRA team on cra@ckclinical.co.uk

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NEW CLINICAL JOB: Director, Diagnostic Expert

One of the worlds leading pharmaceutical companies, a business renowned for providing innovative, effective medicines for important areas of healthcare is recruiting for a Director, Diagnostic Expert to join them in Cambridge.

In this role you’ll be empowered to deliver all scientific, technical, clinical, financial, commercial and partnering aspects needed to implement an effective diagnostic strategy.

Your core accountabilities in this role would be:

  • Implementing diagnostic development strategies within the product teams to meet the needs of patients, payers and physicians
  • Obtaining and managing strategic investment to enable companion diagnostic development for the product teams
  • Delivering expert advice on strategic direction for PHC approaches and companion diagnostic development

This client is seeking someone with a solid reputation in their PHC field and Oncology, ideally something you can evidence through your published work.

To find out more or to apply click here

 

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