All I Want for Christmas is a Brand New Pharma Job

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The festive season is traditionally a time of utter indulgence; eating, drinking and relaxing. However, for some jobseekers in the pharmaceutical industry, the Christmas holidays may well be spent looking for a pharma job.

The festive period is the perfect time for you to find the perfect pharmaceutical job for you. Just think, whilst everyone else (i.e. your competitors) are choosing to kick back and relax; you can get ahead in your job search, and gain a real competitive advantage.

Job hunting over the Christmas period doesn’t necessarily have to be all doom and gloom. After all, Christmas is the party season of the year, so don’t miss out. You can use events such as company and family Christmas parties to network and get your name out there. After all, at Christmas time people tend to relax and have their guards down, making them more open to helping you with your search to find the perfect job for you.

You don’t have to be chained to your computer either. By searching for jobs on the CK Clinical website, you can search and apply for jobs quickly and easily. To search for a pharma job, click here.

CK Clinical is here to ensure that the festive season doesn’t slow your search for a pharmaceutical job one little bit. Remember, if you fail to remain visible in the market, someone else is bound to take your place. Afterall, no matter what time of year it might be, you’ve got be in it to win it!

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CK Clinical is Here to Help You Find That Perfect Pharmaceutical Job

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Here at CK Clinical we like to build long-term sustainable relationships with our candidates who are searching for pharmaceutical jobs. In order to achieve this, we educate and inform jobseekers by actively utilizing business networking sites such as Linkedin and Xing, with the aim of helping our candidates find that perfect pharmaceutical job for them.

In order to facilitate this, we have recently created groups on both Linkedin and Xing which are designed to provide help and support for those who are job hunting in the pharmaceutical industry. These groups are intended to be used as an open forum for group members to exchange their experiences of job hunting within the pharmaceutical industry with each other.

To improve your chances of getting that great pharmaceutical job and to receive advice and support during your job hunt in the pharmaceutical industry please join our groups on Linkedin and Xing:

Linkedin: Advice for Jobseekers in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Xing.com: Advice for Jobseekers in the Pharmaceutical Industry

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Director of Clinical Development – Greater London

Our client, a rapidly expanding global pharmaceutical company, is currently seeking a Director of Clinical Development to join their team based in Greater London.

This is a high profile Clinical Development role in which you will oversee and manage global or regional development programs or multiple multinational phase II/III clinical trials in order to achieve a high quality product for the marketplace and business success for the organisation.

You will be the point of contact for interactions with regulatory-agency clinical reviewing divisions on clinical matters. As Director of Clinical Development, you will also be responsible for both overseeing the management and performance of CROs, and for ensuring the high quality of the products for the business.

The successful individual will be educated to MD, PhD or DPharm level with demonstrable hands on experience leading a multi-country, oncology clinical program.

This is a very rare opportunity to join an expanding pharma company and to take your career to the next level.

If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity please contact Ben Traies at CK Clinical on 01438 743047 or email btraies@ckclinical.co.uk . Alternatively, please click here.

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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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Data Associate Required for Pharmaceuticals Company

Our client, a top UK pharmaceuticals company are currently seeking an experienced Clinical Data Associate to join their Data Sciences and Solutions department within the Clinical Development Organisation (CDO).This department is responsible for global consistency of medical data; structure, content and meaning, acquisition, storage, retrieval, interchange and representation. This requires an in depth understanding of data collection, data flow management, data quality, data technology, dataset delivery, data archiving and data standards.

The main purpose of this Data Associate role is to provide trial leadership and ownership for a particular trial, set of trials, or programs. The broad applications of the role are as follows:

  • To provide the single point of requirements definition, strategy communication, and deliverable acceptable of the vendors executing delivery of clinical data management.
  • To provide a single point of accountability and deliverable ownership for all aspects of clinical data management.
  • To act as the primary contact to the study team and program team members for data science and data solution application.
  • To act a primary contact within the Data Sciences & Solutions organization for all data issues related to assigned trials.
  • To apply specialized therapeutic knowledge and data management discipline knowledge to ensure database deliverables are consistent, accurate, adherent to the data strategy, and deliver the clinical, statistical, and business demands of the team.

Further key responsibilities of this Clinical Data Associate role include:

  • Deliverable Ownership and Vendor Management (50%)
  • Trial Leadership (35%)
  • Process Improvement (10%)
  • Asset Protection (5%)

The successful candidate will be educated to a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with experience in leading Clinical Data Studies. Ideally you will have some experience managing Phase I data studies. Knowledge of CDISC is also an advantage.

If you would like more information about this Clinical Data Associate role, please contact Sarah Brunnen on 01438 743047 or email sbrunnen@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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Novartis Oncology Using Video to Help Recruit Pharmaceutical Professionals

 

 

Novartis Oncology, one of the largest and most well respected pharmaceutical companies in the world, have launched a pioneering pharmaceutical recruitment campaign which focuses on using employee video testimonials to attract recruits. Novartis recognize that the best people to celebrate the company are those who are at the heart of it, their employees. Jobseekers within the pharmaceutical industry are urged to view the video testimonials on the Novartis Oncology Careers Site.

This global campaign has been aptly entitled The Open Employee Generation, and was created with the main aim of achieving Novartis’ ambitious recruitment plans to hire hundreds of new employees by the end of the year. During the process, employees were invited to share their unique experiences of working at Novartis by submitting a video testimonial. Employees also had the opportunity to view, comment and vote on their colleagues testimonials.

CK Clinical use video in a similar way. We use YouTube as a way to broadcast our current pharmaceutical and clinical vacancies and to connect in a more personable way to prospective candidates. To meet CK Clinical’s consultants and to hear more about our current vacancies please visit our YouTube Channel.

CK Clinical are a leading clinical recruitment company handling jobs in clinical research and drug development. Our 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 clinical recruiters and career consultants are here to help you achieve your career ambitions. We can actively offer you careers advice, help with writing your CV, assistance with your interview preparation and interview tips, and provide you with up to date information about the industry.

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Pfizer to Close Six Research Branches and Cut 15% of Research Jobs

Pfizer are the largest research-based pharmaceutical company in the world. Employing over 4,000 staff in the UK, they are a key player in the pharmaceutical job market.

Following their recent £40bn acquisition of Wyeth, it has been announced that Pfizer will close six of its twenty research and development sites and cut 15% research jobs at their UK and US branches.pfizer

The closures have come about as a result of Pfizer’s vast reorganization after acquiring the leading pharmaceutical and healthcare company, Wyeth. The aim of this acquisition was to improve research productivity, whilst cutting costs. Pfizer stated in a statement, “While these changes are expected to bolster productivity and reduce costs, they will result in staff reductions.” The money saved as a result, will be injected into research on key diseases Pfizer is targeting, including Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, pain and inflammation, diabetes and infectious diseases.

Pfizer’s research and development activities will now be focused at 5 main sites and nine specialized units, compared with 20 prior to Pfizer’s acquisition of Wyeth. Pfizer stated, “While these changes are expected to bolster productivity and reduce costs, they will result in staff reductions.”

The pharmaceutical industry is a fast-paced one. With constant innovation, comes constant and sometimes unwanted change. Unfortunately, as a result of mergers and acquisitions such as that mentioned above, there has been a spate of redundancies in the UK pharmaceutical industry.

If you have been a victim of redundancy in the pharmaceutical industry you may well be feeling disheartened, but CK Clinical can assure you that this will not affect your employability or hinder your career progression.

Here at CK Clinical, we understand that redundancy can be a stressful and difficult experience and we are here to help you get back into work. Our specialist pharmaceutical recruitment consultants aim to make this process as simple and enjoyable as possible for you by providing you with assistance with CV writing, interview preparation and advice about the career opportunities available.

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CK Clinical announced as speaker at Social Media Conference

Taking place on Thursday 22nd April 2010, the Social Media Recruitment Conference is the second largest of its kind in the UK. CK Clinical, a leading specialist clinical recruitment company, has been recognized by the conference organizers to be a pioneer in the use of social media, and has been invited to speak at the Conference.social-media-network

Here at CK Clinical, we recognize that there are not enough hours in the day for our specialist clinical Consultants to drive our social media strategy themselves. Therefore, one of the first steps taken was to recruit a Marketing Graduate, Catherine Gutsell, to further develop and promote our online brand and digital communications strategy. The main activities Catherine has engaged in are:

  • Search engine optimization.
  • Using social media such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook to both educate and inform clinical clients and candidates, not just to sell.
  • Using YouTube video job advertisements as a way to connect with candidates in a more human and personalised way.
  • Running regular surveys to gather information about the Clinical and Pharmaceutical industry and communicating findings back through relevant publications and social media.
  • Using online communities such as Ning.com and external blogs to candidates with industry updates and careers advice.

So far, our efforts appear to be working. We have seen a 33% increase in organic hits to our clinical recruitment website. Not only this, but the deployment of our social media strategy has also added value to the experience we provide to both candidates and clients. In terms of our candidates, our use of social media enriches their job seeking experience as it allows us to build long-term sustainable relationships, enabling us to completely understand their needs. From a client’s perspective, by using social media to really get to grips with what the clinical jobseeker is about, we are able to create a great match between candidate and job. This means we do not waste our clients’ time putting inappropriate candidates in front of them.

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.”

Here at CK Clinical, we are looking forward to sharing our story at the Social Media Recruitment Conference. Speaking of the conference, Catherine stated, “We are honored to be speaking at the Social Media Recruitment Conference and it’s brilliant that our efforts have been noticed by such a prestigious event within the Recruitment Industry. We are really looking forward to sharing our story.”

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.

CK Clinical are a leading clinical recruitment company handling jobs in clinical research and drug development. Our 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 clinical recruiters and career consultants are here to help you achieve your career ambitions. 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 CRA based in Oxford, UK

A rare and exciting Senior CRA opportunity has arisen to work on global oncology trials on a permanent basis. This is a highly autonomous Senior CRA role, which allows you to lead study and project planning and implementation; including protocol and Case Report Form preparation, study site evaluation and selection, study initiation, routine study monitoring, study closure and preparation of final study reports and IND annual reports.

As a Senior CRA, you will have a strong knowledge of GCP and/or ICH guidelines, regulatory requirements and quality assurance procedures. This CRA position will assist with establishing and monitoring study progress and updating study timelines. In addition to this you will be responsible for mentoring Clinical Research Associates and CTAs. In return, you will receive an excellent remuneration and benefits package.

If this CRA opportunity is exactly what you have been looking for at a time when permanent opportunities are hard to come, by please get in touch for further details.

For further information on this vacancy please contact Ben Traies on Tel: +44 (0) 1438 743047 Email: btraies@ckclinical.co.uk. Alternatively, to apply, please click here.

CK Clinical is a specialist Recruitment company offering job opportunities to Medically qualified Doctors seeking work in the Pharmaceutical industry. As part of CK Clinical we have an established and enviable track record of providing a high quality recruitment service to Pharmaceutical professionals.

CK Clinical know that looking for a job can be a stressful and difficult experience. We aim to make the process as simple as possible by providing assistance with CV writing, interview preparation and advice about the career opportunities available.

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Pharmaceutical Jobs in UK and Europe

CK Clinical is a leading clinical and pharmaceutical recruitment company.

Our clients include some of the top Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Clinical companies from around the world and our reputation for honesty and integrity is well known.

We recruit for contract and permanent job opportunities within the Pharmaceutical Industry within the following disciplines:

Search and apply for pharmaceutical jobs now!

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Contractors

Contract jobs in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Opportunities available in the UK and Europe for Clinical Research and Drug Development contractors. Search our current openings and see advice from other contractors on careers in pharma.

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