CK Clinical debates recruitment practices with ICR

CK Clinical Director, Ben Traies was recently offered the opportunity to contribute to the Institute of Clinical Research’s publication, CR Focus, to counter a debate sparked by Danielle Jacobs, the Director of the ICR.

Danielle had highlighted some of the more dubious recruitment practises so offered CK the chance to respond. We took this as an opportunity to tackle misconceptions but also to advise candidates and clients on how to recruit the best recruiter for you and then how to get the most from them.

The article was published in this months edition of CR Focus.

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CK Clinical to Exhibit at the DIA EuroMeeting in Copenhagen

CK Clinical, the specialist UK and EU pharmaceutical recruitment consultancy, is proud to announce that we will exhibiting on stand 714 at the 2012 DIA (Drug Information Association) 24th Annual EuroMeeting 2012.

About the EuroMeeting 2012

The EuroMeeting which is taking place 26th to 28th March at Copenhagen, attracts more than 3,000 professionals from over 50 countries. It brings together professionals from the biopharmaceutical industry, contract service organisations, clinical research, regulatory agencies, health ministries, patients’ organisations and universities. The EuroMeeting also offers:

  A neutral, global forum featuring over 120 sessions attracting
more than 3,000 professionals involved in the development of
medicines from more than 50 countries
•  Speakers from the European Medicines Agency, the European
Commission, the FDA and other regulatory agencies from
European countries and other regions of the world
•  More than 200 exhibitors on one of the largest exhibition floors
in Europe
•  Unparalleled multi-disciplinary networking opportunities
•  Student and professional poster sessions
•  Active involvement of patient organisations
•  Pre-conference tutorials led by expert faculty
•  Hot topic sessions

To find out more about the EuroMeeting and to register your attendance, please click here.

Visit CK Clinical on Stand 714

So, if you are looking for a new position in the pharmaceutical industry, or are looking to expand your team, please come along to stand 714 to say hello. You could even be in with a chance of winning a Kindle by entering your business card into our prize draw!

Book an Appointment

Jonathan, Ben, Priya and Moin from CK Clinical are all available to book appointments with throughout the duration of the EuroMeeting. To find out more about them, please click on the links below which will direct you to their LinkedIn profiles. To book a meeting, please contact them directly on the details below. Thank you!

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CK Clinical to take part in Guardian Careers Q&A

Our very own Ben Traies, Director at CK Clinical, will be starring on the expert panel for The Guardian’s live Q&A taking place tomorrow, Thursday 5th January 2012 between 1pm and 3pm.

So most of us came back to reality with a big bumb this week and returned to work after the Christmas holidays. No doubt some of you have already made plans to revamp your career in 2012 and made a list of resolutions that you’re determined to stick to – but how long will this motivation last?

Help is at hand. The Guardian’s live Q&A will aim to provide to you with useful advice to help you stick to your career resolutions and make 2012 a success. It will be taking place on Thursday 5th January between 1pm and 3pm. To get involved, you can post your comments in advance or join in the day. Click here to find out ore and post your comments in advance now.

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Director of Clinical Development Job Hertfordshire

Ben Traies at CK Clinical is currently recruiting for a Director of Clinical Development to join the Head Quarters of a Pharmaceutical company based in Hertfordshire.

The role:

In this high profile role, you will join and contribute to a team focused on the clinical development of a new chemical entity, with the overall aim of achieving regulatory approval for a number of indications.

Responsibilities:

  • Applying medical and clinical development knowledge to transform clinical research ideas into high quality clinical answers
  • Providing medical input to the strategies for clinical studies, being responsible for the key design elements of clinical study protocols, while focusing on innovative design, medical execution and interpretation.
  • Working with study teams to resolve any medical problems, acting as principal contact on scientific and medical issues for the functional lines represented within the study team.
  • Accountable for the medical and scientific validity of clinical studies, especially in conclusions concerning efficacy and safety.
  • Assisting in the preparation of the clinical content of regulatory submissions/documents and in the resolution of clinical queries from regulatory agencies and investigators.
  • Initiating and managing external collaborations to develop new methodologies, biomarkers and/or Outcomes Research measures.
  • The ability to serve as a Study Director and function at a high level within a global matrix team environment will be important.

 

The ideal candidate:

To be considered for this Director of Clinical Development role, you will have the following skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Proven clinical development experience (in the Phase II-III area) or other relevant experience in order to have a medical and scientific understanding of a clinical discipline.
  • Demonstrated potential or ability to design, initiate and conduct clinical studies.
  • Experience in regulatory interactions throughout the different phases of development.
  • Medical degree or PhD with demonstrable industry experience

 

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Director of Clinical Development position, please contact Ben Traies on 01438 870021 or email btraies@ckclinical.co.uk.

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Medical Director Job in South East, UK

Ben Traies at CK Clinical is currently recruiting for a Medical Writer to support the global development of a novel compound, currently in Phase I.

This is an opportunity to join one of the world’s leading scientific centres of excellence for innovation, as a key member of projects that are highly visible throughout the worldwide organisation and the international academic community.

As Medical Director you will work in close collaboration with the Global Clinical Leader for the designated projects, participating as a Core member of the Global Product Team.

Experience & Attributes

  • Medically qualified with experience of working in an international clinical development, project team environment.
  • Clinical development experience
  • Good understanding of immunology and autoimmunity
  • Ability to integrate and analyse non-clinical and clinical data as well as data/input from multiple internal and external functional areas.
  • Ability to thrive in an innovative, entrepreneurial environment.

 

How to apply:

For more information or to apply, please contact Ben Traies at CK Clinical on  01438 870 021 or email btraies@ckclinical.co.uk. Please quote reference CL22623 in all correspondence.

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Functional Clinical Science Manager Job

Ben Traies at CK Clinical is currently recruiting for a Functional Clinical Science Manager to join a pharmaceutical company based in the Home Counties.

The role:

As Functional Clinical Science Manager you will provide high quality leadership, line management (including talent management and career development), coaching and functional expertise to clinical scientist and medical monitors globally.

You will also ensure that clinical studies/ projects are appropriately resourced and that individuals in teams are able to maximally contribute to delivery of clinical studies/projects as well as the overall strategic aims of the department.

 

Further responsibilities:

  • Completing talent management and personal career development for direct reports
  • Ensuring that sufficient appropriately qualified resources are identified and made available, and ensuring that staff assignment across studies/projects as appropriate
  • Approving all functional and project spend of their direct reports
  • Provides direction and leadership to clinical science assistants/ associates and scientists if required in order to maximise their ability to provide high quality clinical science input to clinical studies/projects.
  • Provides line management including talent management, on-going performance management and personal career development for direct reports
  • Drives change within the organisation as well as supporting, in a matrix fashion, management and staff through change
  • Represents the function on local and global initiatives
  • Works in close collaboration with other functional managers to roll out new global processes / initiatives, and best practices

 

The ideal candidate:

This Functional Clinical Science Manager is for an experienced clinical scientist, senior clinical scientist or principal clinical scientist who has shown the following:

  • PhD or MD degree
  • Ten years of industry experience in drug development
  • Strong leadership and motivational skills with demonstrated ability to lead and influence effectively in a matrix environment
  • Previous people and/or project management experience including resource management and forecasting with a demonstrated ability to deliver against commitments and goals
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of utilising a variety of influencing techniques to build respect and gain the confidence of others at all levels in the organization
  • Displays integrity, courage and passion combined with a flexible approach to problem solving
  • Possesses broad current knowledge in the pharmaceutical industry and drug development experience with an understanding of clinical development in an international environment
  • This is a high profile role in an industry leading company which has aggressive growth plans and a very strong pipeline

 

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Functional Clinical Science Manager role, please contact Ben Traies at CK Clinical on 01438 870021 or email btraies@ckclinical.co.uk. Please quote reference CL22806 in all correspondence.

Click here to apply online now.

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Clinical Science Manager in Home Counties

Ben Traies at CK Clinical is recruiting a Clinical Science Manager to join a global pharma company based in the Home Counties.

 

The role:

As Clinical Science Manager you will provide high quality leadership, line management (including talent management and career development), coaching and functional expertise to clinical scientist and medical monitors globally.

You will ensure that clinical studies/ projects are appropriately resourced and that individuals in teams are able to maximally contribute to delivery of clinical studies/projects as well as the overall strategic aims of the department.

Further responsibilities:

  • Completing talent management and personal career development for direct reports
  • Ensuring that sufficient appropriately qualified resources are identified and made available, and ensuring that staff assignment across studies/projects as appropriate.
  • Approving all functional and project spend of their direct reports.
  • Core responsibilities
  • Provides direction and leadership to clinical science assistants/ associates and scientists if required in order to maximise their ability to provide high quality clinical science input to clinical studies/projects.
  • Provides line management including talent management, on-going performance management and personal career development for direct reports.
  • Drives change within the organisation as well as supporting, in a matrix fashion, management and staff through change.
  • Represents the function on local and global initiatives
  • Works in close collaboration with other functional managers to roll out new global processes/ initiatives, and best practices.

 

 

The ideal candidate:

To be considered for this Clinical Science Manager role you will have the following skills, experience and qualifications:

  • PhD or MD degree<p>
  • Ten years of industry experience in drug development
  • Strong leadership and motivational skills with demonstrated ability to lead and influence effectively in a matrix environment.
  • Previous people and/or project management experience including resource management and forecasting with a demonstrated ability to deliver against commitments and goals.
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of utilising a variety of influencing techniques to build respect and gain the confidence of others at all levels in the organization.
  • Displays integrity, courage and passion combined with a flexible approach to problem solving
  • Possesses broad current knowledge in the pharmaceutical industry and drug development experience with an understanding of clinical development in an international environment.
  • This is a high profile role in an industry leading company which has aggressive growth plans and a very strong pipeline.

 

How to apply:

For further information or to apply for this role please contact Ben Traies on 01438 870021 or email btraies@ckclinical.co.uk.

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Clinical Scientist Job in Home Counties

Ben Traies at CK Clinical is looking for a Clinical Scientist to join a successful pharmaceutical company based in the Home Counties.

The role:

In this wide ranging and rewarding role, you will be providing clinical science expertise to the management of studies from inception, initiation and conduct, through to their evaluation and reporting.

Responsibilities:

  • Developing clinical trial protocols and associated documents and working cross-functionally to initiate studies.
  • Advising and training your Operations colleagues and study site staff, and act as a trouble-shooter and expert on clinical and medical issues.
  • Providing science support to investigational sites and study monitors. Participating in the ongoing review and interpretation of study data, in the reporting process for serious adverse events and providing clinical input to the final reports once studies are complete.

You will use your communication skills to prepare study results for presentation to peers and for publications, poster presentations and scientific meetings. You will liaise with appropriate departments to define the timing of discussion with the FDA and other regulatory bodies, will work cross functionally on the content of submissions, and will assist in the preparation of clinical progress reports for regulatory agencies before they are reviewed by line managers.

Working in a close-knit, friendly and professional team, you will have the opportunity to oversee the day to day activities of Clinical Science Assistants/Associates, so previous line management experience would be an advantage.

In return, the company offer a competitive salary and bonus scheme plus a range of other excellent benefits you would expect from a leading organization, including 25 day’s holiday and a genuine commitment to career development and progression.

The ideal candidate:

To be successful in this role you will have a first degree in the Life Sciences and, preferably, an advanced degree (e.g. PhD) and will have experience in virological/infectious diseases, with viral hepatitis being an advantage.

In addition, you will be able to demonstrate your competence in medical research in the pharmaceutical industry or an academic environment including contributing to clinical study reports and high level of experience in review and interpretation of clinical trial data from Phase II and/or III studies. That experience should have equipped you with a strong knowledge of the whole drug development process, from start to end.

Your interpersonal and communication skills will enable you to work well with your clinical science colleagues and as part of a wider Study Management Team, where your colleagues may be located at other sites. Fluent in English, you will be able to demonstrate your written and verbal communication skills through your experience preparing documentation and presentation materials.

Working as part of a global development team and on international projects, you will be willing and able to travel.

How to apply:

If you would like to hear more about this Clinical Scientist role with a rapidly growing company please call (+44) 1438 870021 and speak to Ben Traies or email your cv to btraies@ckclinical.co.uk.

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Medical Director Job in South East

Ben Traies at CK Clinical is looking for a Medical Director to join a one of the world’s scientific of excellence based in the South East of England. This is a permanent position with a very good salary and benefits package.

The role:

As Medical Director you will have a broad range of responsibilities that are of major significance to the future success of high priority compounds within the business. In this highly visible role you will support the global development of a novel compound, currently in phase I.

In this capacity the Medical Director for this area, you will work in close collaboration with the Global Clinical Leader for the designated projects, participating as a Core member of the Global Product Team.

Experience & Attributes

  • Medically qualified with experience of working in an international clinical development, project team environment.
  • Clinical development experience
  • Good understanding of immunology and autoimmunity
  •  Ability to integrate and analyse non-clinical and clinical data as well as data/input from multiple internal and external functional areas.
  • Ability to thrive in an innovative, entrepreneurial environment.

 

 

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Medical Director position, please contact Ben Traies on 01438 870021 or email btraies@ckclinical.co.uk.

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CK Clinical to Exhibit at the ICR Conference 2011

CK Clinical are proud to announce that we will be exhibiting at the ICR 32nd Annual Conference on the 21st – 22nd March at the Brighton Hilton Metropole.

Here at CK Clinical we are big fans of the ICR Conference as it provides a great opportunity to not only learn about the latest developments in clinical research and but also to network with professionals in the area.

Our specialist Consultants Jim Gleeson and Ben Traies will be representing CK Clinical at the event. Please come and say hello, our stand number will be 35. If you would like to schedule in a meeting to discuss possible recruitment requirements or job opportunities, please email Jim at jgleeson@ckclinical.co.uk.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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