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 1st December 2014 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 581 CRA jobs were published in the last week, compared to 566 the week before with:
- 512 permanent roles
- 69 contract roles
The CRA jobs market has continued to fluctuate but within that there is a clear indication that job numbers will be remaining between 550 – 650 per week. This could just be a sign that recruitment slows in the 4th quarter of the year. We will continue monitoring to see if this is true.