EU Business Development Executive – Home Counties

  • Permanent
  • Very attractive OTE

An expanding international clinical services provider is looking for an EU Business Development Executive to be based in the Home Counties, UK.



Reporting to the BD Manager in North America, as EU Business Development Executive, you will work quite autonomously to:

  • Identify, establish and develop new prospects across the EU
  • Identify, develop and implement marketing and promotional activities
  • Identify the appropriate bid defence teams and prepare and lead sales presentations
  • Maintain high visibility with clients through regular surveys, meetings and participation in conferences


Skills & Experience:

The ideal candidate for of this EU Business Development Executive position will have the following skills and experience:

  • A strong sales background within an early stage clinical environment
  • Strong communication, organizational and presentation skills
  • Ability to travel around 25% of the time
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously


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For more information, or to apply for this EU Business Development Executive position, please contact Jim Gleeson at CK Clinical on 01438 870027 or email

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Health Economics Modelling Consultant Job – Hertfordshire, UK

A Health Economics Modelling Consultant is required to join our client – one of Europe’s leading consultancies in Health Economics, pricing and reimbursement and Modelling field, based in Hertfordshire, UK.

This client, based in Hertfordshire, is responsible for helping companies make key decisions that get drugs to market in a range of environments as well as ultimately benefiting patients all over the world.

The Health Economics Modelling team are the go-to agency for imaginative and HTA-compliant health economic modelling that is tightly aligned with scientific evidence and strategic value positioning, efficiently produced, and presented in a clear and compelling manner relevant to its audience.

The team conducts cost-effectiveness and budget impact analysis of drugs and devices, but also include wider forms of modelling to assess and articulate product value, often in conjunction with teams from the other business units. Projects may variously employ mathematical, statistical, economic and operational research modelling techniques applied to the evaluation of drugs and devices in a wide range of health conditions.

As Health Economics Modelling Consultant your role will include:

1. Providing a high level of relationship management and liaising with existing clients, and foster ing business development with business development managers through project work and contacts.

2. Providing high quality, timely, scientific/strategic solutions to meet client needs

3. To project manage the timely and on-budget delivery of project scopes, plans and deliverables; and gain agreement for these from the internal and external teams, including the companies Principal Health Economist.

4. To line manage a team of Senior Analysts and Analysts, ensuring that staff are adequately supported, motivated and directed.

5. To lead by example on aspects of client presentation and project delivery.

6. To co-ordinate cross-practice/geography projects.

7. To feed ideas for process improvement into the organisation.

Whilst this role is at Consultant level, for the right candidate there are opportunities at more senior and analyst levels.

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For more information, or to apply for this Health Economics Modelling Consultant job, please contact please contact Jonathan on 01438 743047 or email at

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Clinical Trial Head (Respiratory) Job – South East

  • Permanent
  • Up to £60K

Working for a well known international pharmaceutical company as Clinical Trial Head, you will use your clinical operations expertise to lead diverse teams to ensure successful delivery of clinical project milestones on time and to budget.

Duties of this Clinical Trial Head will include contribution to the strategic development of the Clinical Development Plan, protocol review and the preparation of a range of clinical programme documentation.

The ideal candidate for this Clinical Trial Head position will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • A relevant BSc, preferably MSc or PhD.
  • Extensive clinical development experience gained in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology or CRO.
  • A sound scientific understanding of the respiratory disease field.
  • Good knowledge of ICH-GCP requirements.
  • Experience of clinical trial design as well as basic statistics and pharmacovigilance.


Apply Now

For more information or to apply for this Clinical Trial Head role, please contact Jim Gleeson at CK Clinical on Tel: +44 (0) 1438 870027 or email:

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Handling Conflict in the Workplace

Dealing with conflict in your pharmaceutical job can be frustrating. Here are some simple steps to help you deal with it more effectively.


  • Remain respectful

Remember, no matter what the other party throws at you, the most important thing is that you remain cool, calm and collected in your place of work.


  • Offer solutions

Try to look at the situation objectively and think proactively about ways in which you might be able to improve it. My concentrating on resolution instead of conflict, you will automatically invite people to communicate more openly with you.


  • Be willing to compromise

Let it be known that you are always open to compromise. Before you enter into such a conversation be confident of your stance and have a clear idea of what areas you would be willing to compromise on. Be as flexible as you can and try to find a solution that is beneficial for both parties.


  • Get a mediator involved

Seek the help of a mediator to help resolve the conflict. This could be your supervisor or a colleague. They may be able to offer a fresh perspective on the conflict and offer some possible resolutions.


  • Listen

When dealing with conflict, make a conscious effort to let the other party to have their concerns and frustrations heard. Avoid interrupting them as they are talking and really listen to what they are saying.


  • Let it go

Always consider the consequences of this ongoing conflict – what will happen if you continue to disagree with the other party? Is it really worth the aggravation and potential disruption to your success at work?


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    Senior Pharmacologist Job (Translational Science Group) – Edinburgh, UK

    A Senior Pharmacologist is required to join a well-funded drug discovery company based in Edinburgh, Scotland, that aims to address the major unmet needs in the fields of nervous system disorders, immunology and certain areas of oncology.

    This company aims to identify novel pre-clinical drug candidates, which will be developed through robust translational science operated via an outsourcing model. They are enhancing their translational capabilities by recruiting a Senior Pharmacologist to join the Translational Science Group.

    The Translational Science Group is responsible for working with the Target Identification Group to develop target validation approaches, define appropriate disease models for pre-clinical studies, identify biomarkers and ensure appropriate incorporation into translational development, define patient selection strategies, and to define starting doses and schedules for dose escalation in Phase 1 studies.


    Responsibilities of this Senior Pharmacologist role will include:

    • Identify the key routes to translate in vitro observations into in-vivo studies to provide in vivo Proof of Concept/ Proof of Mechanism for novel therapeutic candidates.
    • Identify efficacy markers (biomarkers) in pre-clinical models which may be translatable into human studies and ensure that these are appropriately examined in translational approaches.
    • Significantly contribute to the interpretation of in vitro and in vivo studies and prepare recommendations for scientific review by senior management and Scientific Advisory Board.
    • Contribute Proof of Concept / Proof of Mechanism data elements to packages for Executive Management evaluation of potential new IND track candidates.
    • Prepare executive reports on progress toward goals and achievements of milestones and translate evaluations into appropriate actions.
    • Ensure that Translational Science maintains current awareness in new technology and methodology, and enhances scientific credibility of the company through external activities and scientifically related interactions.
    • Ensure that Translational Science maintains awareness of key scientific development in the company’s focus areas.

    Skills and Experience:

    The ideal candidate for this Senior Pharmacologist role will have the following skills and experience:

    • PhD in cell biology / molecular biology / pharmacology with strong background in immunology / neuroscience and in vivo studies, with very strong industry experience.
    • Extensive research experience in pharmacology, with a reputation for significant scientific contributions evidenced by relevant publications and / or patent list.
    • Prior experience should demonstrate scientific leadership and clarity of thought, project initiation, execution, completion and collaboration.



    This company offers highly competitive salaries, depending on skills and experience. All employees will also benefit from enrolment in a private healthcare insurance scheme, and the option of a stakeholder pension scheme.


    Apply Now

    For more information, or to apply for this Senior Pharmacologist position, please contact Jim Gleeson at CK Clinical on 01438 734 047 or email

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    PV Physician Job – Buckinghamshire, UK

    A PV Physician is required to join an established global pharmaceutical company based in Buckinghamshire, UK.

    In this senior PV Physician role, your main responsibilities will include:

    • Leading the monitoring of the safety of the Group’s oncology products – both during and after marketing authorisation approval in order to meet both international regulatory requirements and company development objectives.
    • To contribute to the constant improvement of the department’s effectiveness and profile within the organisation.

    In return, as PV Physician you will receive a generous salary, car allowance and bonus.

    The ideal candidate for this PV Physician job will have a Medical degree, preferably with registration in an EU country or the US.  In addition, a knowledge of regulatory requirements pertaining to pharmacovigilance in the pre and post approval environments in essential. This PV Physician role also demands a candidate with general medical knowledge that will enable you to form in depth knowledge of a particular therapeutic area within a short period of time. GMC registration is also desirable.

    Apply Now

    For more information, or to apply for this PV Physician job, please contact Ben Traies on 01438 870021 or email

    Alternatively, click here to apply for this PV Physician role online now.

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    GSK Shares Fall due to Health Risks Over Drug

    According to the Telepgraph, there are fears over the safety of GlaxoSmithKline’s diabetes drug Avandia. The fears stem from concerns about links heart attacks and could lead to the drug being pulled from the market. As a result, shares in the pharmaceutical giant have fallen 1pc to £12.55 in early trading.

    Avandia used to be Glaxo’s second-biggest drug, selling $3bn (£1.9bn) in 2006 until health concerns emerged. Its sales plunged to $1.2bn in 2009, or some 2.7pc of group sales.

    Concerns about the drugs safety came to light as a result of a BMJ investigation which found that an independent group which advisers ministers – the Commission on Human Medicines, had recommended the withdrawal of Avandia back in July.

    An extraordinary expert meeting will be held by the EMA – the decentralised European body responsible for licensing the diabetes drug in 2000. The purpose of the meeting will be to review the drugs safety before making a final decision.

    Leading doctors along with the British Medical Journal (BMJ) have attacked the response as they believe Avandia should have been pulled from the market immediately due to the health risks associated with it.

    The BMJ’s editor Dr Fiona Godlee, stated: “The time has now come for this drug to be withdrawn from the market.”

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    NICE Rejects Roche’s Avastin

    pillsAs reported by the PharmaTimes, The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has rejected Roche’s Avastin drug in the treatment of metatastic breast cancer due to doubts about efficiency.
    According to NICE, whilst the clinical trial data indicated that Avastin could dlow the growth and spread of the tumour, it only extended patient survival by a maximum of seven weeks.


    In addition, Andrew Dillon, the chief executive of NICE, stated that there was little evidence that Avastin  “can give patients a better quality of life than paclitaxel or docetaxel”. Given these uncertainties, NICE ruled that, at more than £3,000 per patient per month, the drug is simply too expensive “for the limited and uncertain benefit it may offer patients”.

    In response, Roche said it would respond to the consultation document and “plans to work closely with the Government to explore all possible avenues of making Avastin available to patients in the UK”.

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    European Pharmaceutical Companies Lead the Way in Providing Drugs for Developing Countries

    Pharmaceutical companies, Pharmaceutical jobs, UKAs reported by Reuters, The Access to Medicines Index (AMI) has announced that European pharmaceutical companies still outrank their U.S rivals in providing drugs to developing countries. They established the lead 2 years ago, however, signs indicate that the gap may well be shrinking.

    The global pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) was ranked first in the list of top pharma companies which set out to ensure drugs are made available to the poor. Following GSK came the U.S pharmaceutical company Merck & Co., Switzerland’s Novartis, U.S based Gilead Sciences and France’s Sanofi–Aventis. The AMI is designed to give investors a way of comparing companies social responsibility.

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    Quay Pharma Creates 65 New Pharmaceutical Jobs

    iStock_000006963239Medium[1]As reported by the BBC News, Quay Pharma, a specialist in testing and designing new products for the pharmaceutical industry plans to create 65 new research and development jobs in Deeside, Wales.

    A £2.7 million pharmaceutical facility will be created at the industrial park in Shotton. This will be opened by Deputy First Minister Ieuan Wyn Jones, who announced £784,000 in funding for the facility last year. Speaking of the new development Mr Jones stated: “I am therefore especially pleased that we have been able to offer assistance to the company to facilitate their expansion programme and I hope that their research and development funding will be of further assistance.”

    Currently approximately, 15,000 people in Wales work in the healthcare and bioscience sector and the industry is worth £1.3 billion each year to Wales.

    Quay Pharma was originally established in 2001 by Professor Mike Rubinstein, former director of the School of Pharmacy at Liverpool John Moores University, and Dave Patterson, a north Wales businessman who has had other pharmaceutical businesses in the area for the last 15 years.

    The pharmaceutical company was originally based on the Wirral but expanded and moved its headquarters and manufacturing operations to the industrial park in Deeside in January 2010.

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