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 9th of March 2015 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 815 CRA jobs were published in the last week, compared to 645 the week before with:
- 722 permanent roles
- 93 contract roles
The clinical research associates job market has soared in the last week with permanent roles growing by 28% in a week, with a total increase of 170 jobs. This has not occurred historically so must be a direct reflection of the growing confidence in the sector which is creating a greater demand for pharmaceutical jobs.