Each week CK Clinical try to give you a picture of the state of the CRA jobs market. 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.
Firstly we must apologise for not publishing our survey results last week. CK were exhibiting at the Outsourcing Clinical Trials and were not able to publish our findings. However, this week the Clinical Research Associate jobs market is very buoyant in the UK.
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. Please bear in mind that 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 weeks summary is for week commencing 26th May 2014and relates to CRA vacancies posted on:
- New Scientist
- CV Library
- Willey job network
- Access ScienceJobs
Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 949 CRA jobs were published last week (which is nearly the highest number in one week so far this year):
- 791 permanent roles being (vs 634 two weeks ago)
- 175 contract roles (vs 172 two week ago)
This is an exciting turn of events to see that the CRA market is reaching real heights with such strong demand for CRAs. This is a trend that we are not only seeing from our market analysis but also from the demands from our clients for both staffing and insourcing of Clinical Research Associates for our recruitment and Outsourcing business units.