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 31st 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 851 CRA jobs were published in the last week:
- 703 permanent roles
- 148 contract roles
Following a turbulent period during the summer months which saw CRA jobs drop to their lowest point in 6 months during mid-August, their has been signs of a return to normality this week. Permanent job numbers are above the 700 mark for the first time in a few weeks although contract job numbers are still higher than average for the 2015. However this does make it now a great time for CRA’s looking for a new job as both contract and permanent jobs are thriving.