Unit Manager (Clinical Development & Medical and Regulatory Affairs) based in Belgium

Our client, a leading pharmaceutical company, are currently looking for a Unit Manager to join their team based in Belgium. Its Diagnostics unit applies its research and know-how in molecular biology, immunology, and virology to build a business of specialty diagnostics products in the areas of infectious diseases, neuro degeneration and genetic testing. In-line with business strategy and resulting Product Development Portfolio, as Unit Manager, you will ensure the registration of diagnostic systems with the desired clinical value and medical relevance. Further responsibilities of this Unit Manager role include:

  • Creation of business relevant clinical value for diagnostic systems
  • Manage the complete Clinical and Regulatory Diagnostic System cycle
  • Manage the Medical Affairs related aspects of diagnostic systems
  • Manage the complete People & Budget cycle

The ideal candidate for this Unit Manager role will be educated to MD or PhD (or equivalent) in a medical or life sciences subject. You will also have at least 4 years od experience in co-ordinating full scope clinical studies, along with demonstrable experience in building of clinical value for Dx applications. Experience in dealing with Regulatory Authorities and a strong knowledge of ICH-GCP guidelines and in the performance of evaluation studies for registration purpose is also preferable. The following skills and competencies are also essential for this role

  • Strong organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong communicative skills
  • Strong pro-active and problem-solving skills
  • Strategic thinker

How to Apply If you are interested in learning more about this high profile Unit Manager opportunity please contact Ben Traies at btraies@ckmedics.com or call 01438 870021 for a confidential discussion.   Alternatively, click here to apply for this Unit Manager role now. About CK Clinical Here at CK Clinical, we pride ourselves on our honest and supportive approach. Our team of specialist recruiters and career consultants are here to help you achieve your career ambitions within the clinical and pharmaceutical industry. We can actively offer you careers advice, help with writing your CV, assistance with your interview preparation and provide you with up to date information about the industry. CKC012twitter2linkedin2facebook2 youtube2

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CK Clinical: Social Media Success Story

social-mediawCK Clinical to speak at the Social Media in Recruitment Conference.

Taking place on Thursday 22nd April 2010, the Social Media Recruitment Conference is the second largest of its kind in the UK.

The aim of the Social Media Recruitment Conference is to help Corporate Recruiters, Recruitment Agencies, Recruitment Advertising Agencies, Job Boards and Recruitment Industry Suppliers get the most from the use of social media. The organizer, Mike Taylor, from Online Recruitment Marketing Specialists, stated, “There were over 150 people at the first Conference which was a clear indication in the interest in Social Media. Next year’s conference will be held some nine months after the first one which means that there will be plenty of new things to talk about and discuss.”

Jonathan Hart-Smith, Managing Director of CK Clinical, the specialist pharmaceutical recruitment consultancy, attended the Social Media in Recruitment Conference in 2009 and will be speaking at the conference on Thursday 22nd April 2010.

Jonathan will be speaking about what he has learnt from the first conference and how it has impacted on his pharmaceutical recruitment consultancy.

In preparation for the conference, Mike Taylor, Managing Director at Web-Based Recruitment, has published a series of audio and video interviews with some of the speakers of the conference, to give an insight into what will be covered at the conference.

 

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The conference will take place on Thursday 22nd April 2010 at the British Library Conference Centre in London. If you would like to register to attend Social Media Recruitment Conference, please visit their website.

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CK Clinical Exhibit at the DIA 22nd EuroMeeting

DIA 22nd Annual Meeting 2010This year, the DIA (Drug Information Association) chose Monaco and its state-of-the-art Grimaldi Forum to hold it’s 22nd Annual EuroMeeting, and CK Clinical had the pleasure of attending.

The DIA Annual EuroMeeting is the largest event of its kind in Europe.  From the 8-10th March 2010, 3,000 professionals from biopharmaceutical industry, contract service organisations, academic research centres, regulatory agencies, health ministries, patient organisations and trade associations, descended on Monaco.

CK Clinical’s first visit to the DIA Conference was a resounding success. Pharmaceutical jobs were brought in across all sectors, and the conference definitely acted as a brilliant springboard kick off our campaign to enter the European market.

We also ran a prize draw to win an Apple iPod Touch, the winner being a Departmental Manager from Novo Nordisk in Denmark. Thank you to everybody that entered.

056The Grimaldi Forum was an impressive waterfront venue, filled with daylight and a stunning glass entrance. A perfect venue to network with clients. Monaco was incredible with Ferrari’s, Mercedes Benz and Bentleys everywhere you looked. The hotel even had its own helipad!

We are very much looking forward to attending and exhibiting at next year’s DIA Conference in Geneva.

 

 

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Java Programmer based in Cambridge, UK

Our client is one of the fastest growing Biotechnology companies in the world. We are currently helping them recruit for an experienced Java Programmer with a life sciences background to help them compile complex analytical data from various sources into one manageable tool. Whilst you will be a good all rounder a good working knowledge of Java is essential.

As a Java Programmer your role will be to:

  • Design, develop and maintain systems and software required by the business goals.
  • Execute computational procedures or scientific analysis.
  • Contribute to tactical and strategic planning and concept creation as overseen by Head of Informatics and/or a Java Programmer.

How to Apply

For an informal discussion about this Senior Informatics role or to view a full copy of the job description, please contact Jonathan Hart-Smith on 01438 743047 or email at jhartsmith@ckclinical.co.uk. Please note that this role is being managed by the new division of CK Clinical: IT Pharma Jobs – http://itpharmajobs.com/

Alternatively, click here to apply for this Java Programmer job now.

 

About CK Clinical

Here at CK Clinical, we pride ourselves on our honest and supportive approach. Our team of specialist recruiters and career consultants are here to help you achieve your career ambitions within the clinical and pharmaceutical industry. We can actively offer you careers advice, help with writing your CV, assistance with your interview preparation and provide you with up to date information about the industry.

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Senior Informatics Scientist based in Cambridge, UK

Our client is one of the fastest growing Biotechnology companies in the world. We are currently helping them recruit for an experienced Senior Informatics Scientist with a life sciences background to help them compile complex analytical data from various sources into one manageable tool. Whilst you will be a good all rounder a good working knowledge of Java is essential.

As a Senior Informatics Scientist your role will be to:

  • Design, develop and maintain systems and software required by the business goals.
  • Execute computational procedures or scientific analysis.
  • Contribute to tactical and strategic planning and concept creation as overseen by Head of Informatics and/or a Senior Informatics Scientist.

 

How to Apply

For an informal discussion about this Senior Informatics role or to view a full copy of the job description, please contact Jonathan Hart-Smith on 01438 743047 or email at jhartsmith@ckclinical.co.uk. Please note that this role is being managed by the new division of CK Clinical: IT Pharma Jobs.

Alternatively, click here to apply for this Senior Informatics Scientist job now.

 

About CK Clinical

Here at CK Clinical, we pride ourselves on our honest and supportive approach. Our team of specialist recruiters and career consultants are here to help you achieve your career ambitions within the clinical and pharmaceutical industry. We can actively offer you careers advice, help with writing your CV, assistance with your interview preparation and provide you with up to date information about the industry. 

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Double Whammy: Two Big Cancer Drugs Fail Trials

pillsIn recent years, big pharma companies have put more targeted cancer drugs into trials than ever before. These drugs aim to target one or more defective growth my promoting genes inside tumour cells.

Two big cancer drugs from leading pharmaceutical giants, Roche and Pfizer have failed their late stage trials.

1.       Roche’s Avastin failed in a giant trial of prostate cancer patients.

Roche’s drug Avastin performed well in the ovarian cancer studies but unfortunately failed to meet its endpoint in a gastric-cancer trial. Had the drug beat prostate cancer in this latest study, it was expected to add somewhere between 500 million and 1 billion Swiss francs, or $471 million to $943 million, potentially cutting sales forecasts by 2%. Roche will now be studying Avastin in earlier stages of the disease and in other tumour types.

2.       Pfizer’s kidney drug Sutent flopped against breast cancer in two separate studies.

Pfizer stopped a trial of the drug in advanced colon cancer. One of the new studies looked at Sutent as a first-line treatment with chemo in patients with HER-2 negative breast cancer. The other focused on patients who had been previously treated. In neither case did the drug significantly improve progression-free survival. Pfizer will continue to research Sutent as a treatment for solid tumours such as prostate cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and others.

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Team Leader Required for Blue Chip Pharma Company

Would you like to work for one of the top pharmaceutical companies in the world, with an exciting and vast product portfolio?

Due to continued growth a reputable Blue Chip Pharmaceutical company has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Line Manager to join their Data Management functional group.   This Team Leader role will see you providing top quality leadership, ensuring the company’s continued success and development, while you get to work in an exciting global environment.

Duties of this Team Leader job will include:

  • Assist the Local Head in the provision of planning and on-going leadership to ensure timely, accurate and efficient data management support to clinical studies.
  • Manage the performance, training, resource management and the development of the team.
  • Actively participate as a member of the Global Management Team and will build close working relationships with key players both within the organisation and externally.
  • Identify strategies for the development and enhancement of study data management processes, setting goals and objectives within the function, and providing direction for new initiatives.

If you are looking for a varied role that will allow you to utilise both your people management skills and your extensive Clinical Data Management experience then this could be the role for you.

How to Apply

For more information, or to apply for this Team Leader (Clinical Data Management) job, please contact Sarah Brunnen on 01438 743 047 or email sbrunnen@ckclinical.co.uk.

 

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Here at CK Clinical, we pride ourselves on our honest and supportive approach. Our team of specialist recruiters and career consultants are here to help you achieve your career ambitions within the clinical and pharmaceutical industry. We can actively offer you careers advice, help with writing your CV, assistance with your interview preparation and provide you with up to date information about the industry.

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Teva Achieves Best Companies One Star Status

teva-pharmaceuticalsAs reported on Pharmiweb.com, Teva UK Limited, one of the UK’s largest pharmaceutical companies, has achieved a One Star Status under the Best Companies Accreditation 2010.

The pharmaceutical company scored particularly highly in the My Team category, which is based around the following:

  • Encouraging team spirit
  • Feeling part of the company
  • Having fun
  • Belonging

Dipankar Bhattacharjee, Teva’s Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We’re delighted with our Star Status, especially with this being our first attempt at these prestigious awards. We value the feedback from our employees, so we’re particularly pleased to have been rated so highly by colleagues across a number of areas.”

The Best Companies accreditation acknowledges excellence in the workplace and it based on staff feedback.  Jonathan Austin, CEO and founder, Best Companies comments: “An engaged workforce is essential … only those that have kept on engaging their staff and making sure they are involved in the business will be in a good position for the future … the companies that have achieved accreditation are among the best employers, and are to be congratulated.”

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Regulatory Affairs Manager (Emerging Markets), based in Uxbridge, UK

Regulatory Affairs Manager required for biotechnology company based in Uxbridge, UK.

Our client, a pioneering biotechnology company, is currently looking for a Regulatory Affairs Manager to join their team based in Uxbridge, UK.

As a Regulatory Affairs Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Using your knowledge of internal regulatory affairs to provide input into product strategy for the IE region.
  • Preparing internal market applications for new products.
  • Reviewing post market variations.
  • Liaise with CMC and help support the execution of labelling variations within the region.
  • Keep the IE project lead informed of all developments to do with the life cycle activity.
  • Provide advice and support on regional regulatory mechanisms to optimise product registration.
  • Contribute to product strategy.
  • Track status of MAA, variations, submissions and approvals.
  • Lead preparation of responses to questions raised by regulatory authorities.

The ideal candidate for this Regulatory Affairs Manager job will be educated to minimum Bachelors degree or will have equivalent education/experience. A Masters or Doctorial degree would be advantageous.

 

How to Apply

In order to register your interest in this Regulatory Affairs Manager job, please contact Meera Pattni on 01438 743047 or email mpattni@ckclinical.co.uk.

Alternatively, click here to apply for this Regulatory Affairs Manager job now.

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Napp Announced as 5th Best Company to Work for 2010

Napp Pharmaceutical Holdings, part of a worldwide association of independent pharmaceutical companies, has been announced as the 5th best company to work for by The Sunday Times. This is the first time in the 4 years the company has entered the contest, that they have broken into the top 5.

According to the survey conducted by The Sunday Times, one in five employees at Napp has worked at the company for over a decade. Further impressive findings include:

  • 84% of staff believe the company makes a difference to the world.
  • 83% love working for the company and are happy with their pay and benefits.
  • 69% of staff believe they are paid fairly for the work they do relative to others in the organization.
  • 71% say their salary reflects their responsibilities.
  • 77% of staff report that Managers regularly express their appreciation when a team member does a good job.
  • 80% believe that working at Napp is good for personal growth.

This positive culture at Napp has been the product of Managing Director, Antony Mattessich. He introduced the company ‘charter’ which established four core aims of the organization. This initiative allows employees to have their say on the direction of the business, giving them the freedom to discuess with the departments as to how they can help the firm meet its objectives.

Julie Worth, Area Sales Manager, has been part of the charter group. “It just amazed me — I was actually having a say in how the business was run,” she says. “You’re working with directors and you learn that people are genuinely approachable. They really listen.”

Mattessich’s positive impact on the company was reflected in the results of the survey conducted by The Sunday Times:

  • 73% of employees agree that senior managers listen to staff.
  • 81% feel inspired by Mattessich’s leadership.
  • 87% of employees are proud to work for the company.

So, what in your opinion makes a company a good place to work? Please feel free to share your comments and stories below.

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