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 17th of August 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 703 CRA jobs were published in the last week, compared to 914 the week before with:
- 560 permanent roles
- 143 contract roles
Clinical Research job volumes continued to fall this week according to our monitoring, with a further 23% drop. This could be a direct result of the summer period which is notorious for impacting the job market. However, to put a positive outlook on this current situation, comparing the job volumes to this time last year, there is actually a 23% growth and we currently have a high number of CRA jobs so if you are looking to move, make sure you get in touch.