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 27th of April 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 1041 CRA jobs were published in the last week, compared to 946 the week before with:
- 902 permanent roles
- 139 contract roles
In the 15 months we have been tracking the volume of Clinical Research Associate jobs this is the first time we have seen them exceed 1000. Both permanent and contract jobs reflect this increase, with contract jobs growing by a huge 46%. We hope to see this continue and any CRA’s who are planning to move job in 2015 – now is a good time!