Each week, CK Clinical compose a tracker of what is happening in the Clinical Research Associate jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how this CRA vacancy 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. 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.
So, this weeks summary was completed today (Monday Feb 24th) and relates to CRA vacancies posted on:
- New Scientist
- CV Library
- Willey job network
- Access Science jobs
Our results showed that from these job boards a total of:
532 CRA jobs were published last week (down on the previous weeks 701 and the week before 884)
- 494 being permanent roles (737 two weeks)
- 38 as contract (147 twos weeks ago).
This has continued the trend we have seen for permanent CRAs remaining as much more in demand than for contract / interim CRAs. We will continue to track this and try to identify if this is a trend that continues. However, one important area to note is that there does appear to have been a drop in the total number of opportunities in this area.
This could be down to a number of factors that include companies genuinely having a reduced demand for CRAs and monitors or down to the triviality of companies not advertising their roles this week. Once we have more data we hope to be able to identify patterns.
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