Each week CK Clinical tries to give you a picture of the state of the CRA jobs market in the UK. 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 14th of September 2015 relates to CRA vacancies posted on:
- New Scientist
- CV Library
- Willey job network
- Access Science jobs.
Our results showed that on these job boards a total of 935 CRA jobs were published in the last week:
- 787 permanent roles
- 148 contract roles
Following last weeks substantial drop, this week has seen an incredible jump with an 43% increase in CRA jobs in the UK. Once again this has impacted permanent roles the most which has grown by 44%, whereas temporary numbers have returned to the level seen 2 weeks ago. Why we are seeing these weekly fluctuations at this point we are unsure – but we will continue to monitor to see if a pattern emerges.