CRA Vacancy Market – 28th April 2014

The Clinical Research Associate jobs market was not published last week I am afraid.  We were closed for the Bank holiday.  However I am pleased to say that it looks like everybody is getting back to work with an impressive bounce back in the number of CRA vacancies being published today.

As you may know by now CK Clinical aim to give you a picture of how the CRA jobs market changes and evolves and most importantly how this may impact on you.  So 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.

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.  This weeks summary is for week commencing 28th April 2014 and relates to CRA vacancies posted on

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 801 CRA jobs were published last week (which is over 100 up on the last time we published our report on April 14th at 673)

  • 626 permanent roles (vs 586)
  • 175 contract roles (vs 87).

This continues the consistent trend we have seen throughout the time of reporting our findings with the stronger demand for permanent CRAs.  The demand for contract / interim CRAs has bounced back again this week though.  We will continue to track this and try to identify if this is a trend that continues.

It is our hypothesis  that the last 3 weeks where numbers of CRA Jobs have been lower as a lot of potential Hirers have been enjoying a break for the Easter Holidays.  A Hypothesis supported by the significant bounce back today as people start to return to work.

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