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 28th 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 1579 CRA jobs were published in the last week:
- 1217 permanent roles
- 362 contract roles
CRA jobs continue to perform at an exceedingly high level for another week. Whilst total numbers have dropped, temporary roles have increased by 120% in the past week, and permanent jobs remain well above 1000. This is a definite sign of confidence in the drug development world continues to improve, with more and more clinical trial projects requiring staffing.