CK Clinical pharmaceutical industry survey 2015

CK Clinical recently undertook market research in order to give the individuals we are working with and our clients a bigger picture view of what the our  industry can offer and the motivations for career moves.

We had a fantastic response from a wide range of industry professionals spanning all of the verticals we operate in.

The information they gave is very relevant and we hope will be beneficial to employers, current industry professionals and new comers alike.

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CK Clinical survey infographic 2015

CK Clinical survey infographic

This survey also revealed some thought-provoking points as to what keeps professionals in their current roles, why good employees want to move on, and potential remedies to staff retention issues.

If you would like to find out more about this, read this short article here How to keep good employees



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Pharmaceutical jobs of the week: 05/02/2015

Here are our latest pharmaceutical jobs of the week: 05/02/2015


Clinical Operations & Research


Regulatory Affairs





If these roles are not right for you, search our latest pharmaceutical jobs here


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CK Clinical consultant runner up at industry awards

CK Clinical Manager, Jim Gleeson was announced as runner up for the Best Client Experience award at the IRP Awards – The Institute of Recruitment Professionals.

These prestigious awards celebrate excellence in recruitment by honouring the achievements of individual recruiters and recruitment organisations across all disciplines.

The ceremony took place last night at the acclaimed Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London and the event was hosted by renowned broadcaster, writer and priest; Reverend Richard Coles.

A qualified biologist, Jim has been with CK for 5 years and his expertise is within the highly specialist clinical recruitment market where he has recruited throughout the world for niche, SME and global pharmaceutical organisations.

Jim is always willing to go the extra mile to provide excellent customer service, whether working unusual hours in different time zones or providing value added services.  He simply feels that it’s his job to do what it takes to ensure his clients find the right person for their position. Jim is, in essence, a compelling example of how to attain recruitment excellence.

“Having worked with Jim for 10 years I’m delighted he is getting the wider recognition he deserves. He’s one of the hardest working consultants I’ve known during that period and he consistently delivers for his candidates and clients time and time again. We are proud to have him as part of our team.” Ben Traies, Clinical Director

We are thrilled that Jim’s achievements have been recognised at the renowned IRP Awards and we would also like to congratulate the winner of the award.

Click here to visit Jim’s meet our team page

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Liam O’Connell appointed Chairman of Life Sciences Group at The REC

CK Operations Director and co-Founder, Liam O’Connell has recently been appointed as Chairman of the Life Sciences Group at the Recruitment and Careers Confederation.

Liam has said about his new position ‘Having spent over 20 years in the recruitment industry, I am delighted to have the opportunity to support the Life Science sector and contribute towards its growth and development’

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CK Clinical Survey

Here at CK Clinical we have created a short survey to find out what professionals within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries need and want when looking for a new role. So if you are a professional within these industries please fill in our short survey below:

If you do then we will enter your details in to a free prize draw to win an Amazon Kindle.

Complete the survey here




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Senior Programmer – Greater London

Paul De Challans is recruiting for a Senior Programmer to join a pharmaceutical company in Greater London on a contract basis.

With responsibilities that includes data manipulation and analysis, reporting Clinical Trials / Observational Research data and working to CDISC Standards.

To apply you should have relevant programming experience gained in a clinical development environment, excellent SAS data manipulation, analysis and reporting skills and a great understanding of industry and regulatory standards.

To apply for this pharmaceutical job click here


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Senior Clinical Programmer – Hertfordshire

Paul De Challans is recruiting for a Senior Clinical Programmer to join a pharmaceutical company based in Hertfordshire on a contract basis.

Responsibilities of this clinical job include providing technical coaching and mentoring of DDE standards and guidelines to the Assistant Clinical Programmer, Associate Clinical Programmers and /or Clinical Programmers and to develop and maintain the DDE programming standards, conventions and best practices for the studies in a program.

To apply for this position you must have extensive experience with Clinical Data Management systems, be adapt at programme languages such as SQL, PL/SQL, C# or SAS and be able to implement advanced principles, theories and concepts for one or more sub-functions within CDM.

Click here to apply for this position


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Clinical Research Nurse – North East

Russell Oakley is currently recruiting for a Clinical Research Nurse to join a specialist medical device/diagnostic company in the North East on a 12-24 month contract.

You will be working for a company that is aiming to integrate medicines that treat chronic conditions with mobile technology – via their ingestible sensor – to make healthcare more accessible, manageable and innovative.

To apply for this position you should be an RN1 registered nurse with experience of research and of working in secondary care/clinical research environment.

For more information on this clinical job click here


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Hospital Sales Specialist South West (field based)

Farhad Salam is recruiting for a Hospital Sales Specialist to join a pharmaceutical company in a permanent field based role covering the South West of England, focussing on Epilepsy therapy area.

The main responsibilities of this position include identifying all key customers and decision makers within your specified area, and targeting them to achieve agreed targets for all brands. You will be required to take ownership of your territory and work with the Regional Sales Manager to build a business plan to increase sales.

To apply for this position you should have experience in pharmaceutical sales, be able to evidence how you have worked as a Key Account Manager previously and be fully conversant with the ABPI Code of Practice.

To apply for this position click here 



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Senior/Regulatory Affairs Officer – Midlothian

Oliver Care is recruiting for a Senior/Regulatory Affairs Officer to join a medical device company based in Midlothian on a permanent basis.

Main responsibilities for this role include preparing, submitting and maintaining all product licence/registrations with the FDA, European notified bodies, Health Canada and other appropriate territories.  As well as developing and maintaining product labelling requirement including liaising with external suppliers to manage labelling artwork revisions

To apply for this position you must have relevant experience within Regulatory Affairs in the manufacture of ICD diagnostic devices, biologics or medical device instrumentation.  You should also have prepared and filing BLA, PMA and 510(K) submissions.

For more information on this role, or to apply, click here


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