Good news for pharmaceutical contractors

As reported by the BBC, the number of people unemployed in the UK has fallen for the first time in 18 months, ending the continuous rise in unemployment which started in the Summer of 2008.The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in December also seen a dramatic fall, dropping 15,200 to 1.6m.

Experts suggest that the fall in unemployment could be down to more people choosing to study or take on part-time or contract work. The CIPD’s John Philpott indicated that the number of people in full-time work actually fell by 113,000 over the period, while the number of people taking part-time work rose by 99,000.

Here at CK Clinical we have most definitely seen an increase in contract work within the pharmaceutical and clinical industries; in fact the number of contractors on our books has increased by 14% from January 2009 to January 2010.

Interested in contracting for some of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world? Search for contract work now.

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CK Expand Their Clinical Recruitment Expertise

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Due to their continued success, CK Clinical, the leading Pharmaceutical and Clinical recruitment consultancy, are continuing to expand their team through the recruitment of a Senior Consultant, Jim Gleeson.

Jim brings over eleven years of pharmaceutical recruitment experience, placing particular emphasis on clinical and late stage pre-clinical positions with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, CROs and health charities. He has enjoyed a high level of success in recruiting at a range of levels, from CRAs through to Director level positions.

Prior to recruitment Jim spent ten years in laboratory analysis and pharmaceutical manufacturing so is well placed to understand the requirements of both clients and candidates. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Biology from the University of Hertfordshire. To contact Jim you can either send email to jgleeson@ckclinical.co.uk or you can telephone +44 (0)1438 870027.

Speaking of Jim’s arrival to the company, Jonathan Hart-Smith,  Managing Director of CK Clinical, stated, “Having joined CK Clinical in December 2009, Jim has already established himself to be a great asset to our team and we are very much looking forward to him contributing to the continued growth and success of our company.”

About CK Clinical

CK Clinical are a leading clinical recruitment company handling jobs in clinical research and drug developments. Clients include some of the top Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies from around the world. 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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Head of Project & Portfolio Management based in London, UK

Our client, a renowned healthcare charity based in London, are currently looking to recruit a Head of Project and Portfolio Management, preferably with a background in oncology.

This is a senior level appointment and will involve leading a team of up to twelve Project Managers working on a range of non-clinical and early phase clinical studies in conjunction with internal groups, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and academic groups.

Working as Head of Project & Portfolio Management, you will have responsibility for a significant budget and will ensure that projects are successfully completed within planned time, financial and quality targets. You will also head the Portfolio Management Team, working at a strategic level to review current projects and assess new projects for acceptance.

The successful candidate will be educated to BSc (preferably PhD) in a relevant technical subject, with strong line management experience. A background in the management of multidisciplinary drug development projects, along with budgetary management experience is also essential for this role.

If you would like to hear more about this Head of Project & Portfolio Management role, please contact Jim Gleeson on 01438 870027 or email jgleeson@ckclinical.co.uk.

 

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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Fancy a New Pharmaceutical Job in 2010?

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New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for keeping fit or quitting smoking. Why not use yours to commit to finding yourself that dream pharmaceutical job in 2010?

Here are some tips to help that New Year’s resolution last longer than any other:

  • New Year is a great time for reflection, so think about why you really want a new pharmaceutical job. Why is it that you want to move on? Are you satisfied with your career path? What is it that you don’t like about your current job?  What do you like about your job?
  • Be careful not to set yourself unrealistic goals. If you do, you might become demotivated when you don’t achieve those goals.
  • Revamp your CV with a fresh set of eyes. To help you do so, please click here.
  • Put the feelers out – tell friends and family that you are in the market for a new pharmaceutical job.
  • Create a great Linkedin profile. Linkedin is an excellent way for you to create your online brand and essentially showcases your strengths to the world. To help you create a great Linkedin profile that will pave the way to your next pharmaceutical job, click here.
  • Sign up with a specialist scientific recruitment agency such as CK Clinical.  Our specialist scientific recruitment consultants are dedicated to finding all our candidates the perfect pharmaceutical job for them and will do a lot of the hard work for you!
  • Focus your pharmaceutical job search: Use search engines such as Google and Bing to find your next pharmaceutical job by searching for keywords that match your interests and the location where you would like to be based. By narrowing your search in such a way, your job hunt will be more focused and the search results will be more relevant to you.
  • Don’t give up! And do stay positive. Your attitude will potentially make the difference between a job offer and a job rejection.

For more tips and advice to help you get your dream pharmaceutical job in 2010:

CV Writing Tips for Jobseekers in the Scientific Industry

Dress to Impress at Your Pharmaceutical Job Interview

Make an Instant Impact with a Great Cover Letter

Interview Tips for Jobseekers in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Coping with Redundancy in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Create that Perfect Linkedin Profile to Get a Great Pharmaceutical job

Pull Off That Telephone Interview Without  a Hitch!

How Can Candidates Make the Best Use of Pharmaceutical Recruitment Agencies?

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Senior Data Associate, Drug Safety – South East, UK

Our client, a global leader in the commercialization of pioneering therapies, are currently seeking an experienced Senior Data Associate to join their team in the South East of England.

Working as a Senior Data Associate in Drug Safety you will be responsible for the following:

  • Adverse Event case management:          
    • Initial assessment and classification.
    • Perform follow-up review and close individual case safety reports.
    • Review case narratives.
    • Facilitate and ensure medical review of all adverse events from clinical trials and commercial use.
  • Participating in Pharmacovigilance reviews, identify/collate adverse event case series, assist in event signaling.
  • Identifying expedited reports and ensuring their timely evaluation and preparation for submission to regulatory authorities. 
  • Participating in PSUR preparation. 
  • Participating in the Post marketing and Clinical Trial Case Review Meetings.
  • Ongoing identification and implementation of safety process refinements.
  • Performing other duties as requested by Pharmacovigilance management.

The successful candidate will be educated to a minimum degree level in Biomedical Science, Pharmacy or Nursing and will have previous experience in Drug Safety and Clinical Trials. It is also essential that you have previous working experience in post marketing drug safety, clinical trial safety and pharmacovigilance.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Senior Data Associate to assist this global pharmaceutical company to meet the unmet medical needs of patients in more than 90 countries.

If you would like more information about this role, please contact Hendre Moolman on 01432 743047 or email hmoolman@ckclinical.co.uk. Alternatively, to apply for this Senior Data Associate job, click here.

Not quite what you're looking for? Click here to search our latest pharmaceutical job vacancies.

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GSK to Commit £500 Million to UK Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Plant

The world-class pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is set to spend £500 million on a new state-of-the-art biopharmaceutical manufacturing plant and on improving its facility in Ware, Hertfordshire. The move comes after a pre-Budget report reduced the rate of Corporation Tax on 10pc on income arising from UK patents.

It seems that over the past few months, GSK and the drug industry have been in talks with the government about the proposal, which has been labeled a “patent box”. Speaking of the ‘patent box’, Andrew Witty, chief executive of GSK, said: “The patent box is exactly the sort of active, long-term and creative support that we need from the Government to ensure that the UK remains an attractive place for highly skilled sectors such as pharmaceuticals. For GSK, assuming the new regime will apply to patents currently under development it will have the immediate impact of making the UK a priority area for future investments, particularly in manufacturing.”

There is much speculation regarding the location of the biopharma site, but Stevenage, Ulverston and Barnard Castle, where the company has existing sites, are all in the running. Products that could be developed there include Arzerra, for leukaemia, and Syncria, for type 2 diabetes. This move could lead to the creation of many pharmaceutical jobs. To search for your next pharmaceutical job, please click here.

This investment is GSK’s largest in the UK for at least a decade and highlights the impact that the new tax regime could have on companies investing in research and development.

To read more about this story, please visit the Telegraph website.

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Abbott Named as Company of the Year

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Abbott Announced as Company of the Year

Beating Astra Zeneca, Pfizer and Takeda to the top spot, Abbott has been named Company of the Year at the Pharmaceutical Marketing Effectiveness Awards (PMEA). This is one of the highest accolades a healthcare company can receive in the UK and further recognition of how Abbott makes a real difference to the UK’s health and healthcare.

Abbott are well known for their ‘Can Do’ attitude and gained recognition in 2008 as one the best places to work in the UK. In fact, Management Today ranked Abbott as one Britain’s Most Admired Healthcare Companies.

In addition to these stunning achievements, Abbott also picked up the Brand Revitalisation award and was also shortlisted in the following categories:

  • Healthcare Collaboration
  • Medical Devices/Diagnostics Marketing
  • Young Marketing Professional of the Year
  • Innovation

CK Clinical is a proud to provide unrivalled recruitment services to world class pharmaceutical company’s such as Abbott. Want to work for a top pharma company? Click here now to search for pharmaceutical jobs.

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Senior Data Associate, Drug Safety – South East, UK

Our client, a global leader in the commercialization of pioneering therapies, are currently seeking an experienced Senior Data Associate to join their team in the South East of England.

Working as a Senior Data Associate in Drug Safety you will be responsible for the following:

  • Adverse Event case management:          
    • Initial assessment and classification.
    • Perform follow-up review and close individual case safety reports.
    • Review case narratives.
    • Facilitate and ensure medical review of all adverse events from clinical trials and commercial use.
  • Participating in Pharmacovigilance reviews, identify/collate adverse event case series, assist in event signaling.
  • Identifying expedited reports and ensuring their timely evaluation and preparation for submission to regulatory authorities. 
  • Participating in PSUR preparation. 
  • Participating in the Post marketing and Clinical Trial Case Review Meetings.
  • Ongoing identification and implementation of safety process refinements.
  • Performing other duties as requested by Pharmacovigilance management.

The successful candidate will be educated to a minimum degree level in Biomedical Science, Pharmacy or Nursing and will have previous experience in Drug Safety and Clinical Trials. It is also essential that you have previous working experience in post marketing drug safety, clinical trial safety and pharmacovigilance.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Senior Data Associate to assist this global pharmaceutical company to meet the unmet medical needs of patients in more than 90 countries.

If you would like more information about this role, please contact Hendre Moolman on 01432 743047 or email hmoolman@ckclinical.co.uk quoting Job Reference No. 18622. Alternatively, to apply click here.

 

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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Synexus Acquire ClinPharm to Boost European Presence

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Synexus, the UK-based patient recruitment and clinical-trial management company has recently agreed to acquire ClinPharm International GmbH.

The acquisition, which is due to be finalized in January 2010, will provide Synexus with eight additional research centres in Germany, as well as reinforcing its presence in Austria and Ukraine. The deal is set to boost the company’s total patient population by 100% across Europe. Speaking of the acquisition, Michael Fort, CEO of Synexus, stated, “Germany is a very, very important market, it is one of the big five pharma economies”. The deal is also set to open Synexus’ focus up to different therapeutic areas; thus helping the company to recruit patients for rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes trials.

Commenting on the acquisition, ClinPharm’s founding CEO, Dr Stahl, stated, “It was a natural fit to team up with Synexus. We know each other very well and our geographic coverage is totally complementary. Together we are much stronger and I look forward to helping the new company with further expansion which delivers real benefits to our clients in pharma.”

This move good signal a growth in pharmaceutical job opportunities in Europe. To search for jobs in Europe, click here.

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Nurse Advisor based in the South East, UK

Our client, a global leader in technologies related to the blood and circulatory system, are currently seeking an experienced Nurse Advisor to join their team. The main purpose of this Nurse Advisor job is to train all relevant hospital personnel to use two new types of equipment, whilst ensuring that all nurses are trained to the highest standard so that the products are used safely and effectively. Consequently, this Nurse Advisor position will play an instrumental role in getting these new products into hospitals.

Coordinating with the Divisional Commercial Manager, further responsibilities of this Nurse Advisor role will include:

  • Driving a comprehensive training programme.
  • Planning and implementing all on-site training requirements.
  • Planning and preparing for each customer visit and record outcomes in line with weekly and monthly objectives.
  • Managing the day-to-day relationships with customers in support of company objectives and requirements of the team.

The successful candidate will be an experienced nurse with previous working knowledge of anesthetics and theatre. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have a strong passion to teach.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced nurse to work for a global organization that delivers critical therapies to people with life threatening diseases.

For further information about this role please contact Meera on 01438743047 or alternatively email you CV to mpattni@ckclinical.co.uk. Alternatively, to apply, please click here.  

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