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 6th July 2016 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 636 CRA jobs were published in the last week:
- 542 permanent roles
- 94 contract roles
We have been tracking a steady decline in clinical jobs over the last few weeks with a 10% drop in the last week, and 13% in the last three weeks. This behaviour implies that there is a degree of hesitation around recruitment in the clinical research field. This is not unexpected following the recent Brexit results and we anticipate this continuing over the coming weeks whilst companies become more confident in the future.