The Clinical Research Associate jobs market is still a little quieter than earlier in the year. This is likely to be as a result of the May Day bank holiday and everybody only now starting to return to work after the school holidays too.
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.
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 6th May 2014 and relates to CRA vacancies posted on
- New Scientist
- Monster, CV Library
- Willey job network
- Access Science jobs
Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 706 CRA jobs were published last week (which is nearly 100 down on last week).
- 579 permanent roles (vs 626 last week)
- 127 contract roles (vs 175)
This continues the consistent trend we have seen throughout the time of reporting our findings with the stronger demand for permanent CRAs. However the demand for contract staff grew earlier this year and has remained it a slightly higher level than when we started our survey. 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.