Relaunch of CK Aspire website

CK Groups outsourcing division, CK Aspire, has relaunched its client-facing website with additional functionality intended to enhance the user experience. The site now offers a refreshed look and feel, simplified navigation and case studies on recent projects.

CK Aspire was established in 2010 to deliver Functional Service Outsourcing (FSO) and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) services to the clinical and science-based industries. With the demand for flexible workforce solutions growing across the UK and Europe, CK Aspires new website now provides an insight to potential clients about how outsourcing can help.

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Senior Compliance Officer – Cambridgeshire

Hendre Moolman is recruiting for a Senior Compliance Officer to join a pharmaceutical company in the Cambridgeshire area on a permanent basis.

The main responsibilities for this role include being a subject matter expert for the ABPI Code of Practice, lead the development of Code compliance processes and systems, and manage the Compliance Co-ordinator.

If you are a Registered Pharmacist, who is also a Code of Practice Final Signatory this is a great opportunity to develop your career.

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Kelly Services award CKA Group with top prize

Last night it was confirmed that CKA Group had won the 2013 Supplier Excellence Award for Science for the second year in a row.  Having been benchmarked and awarded against tough criteria which included our cost, compliance and performance metrics in the following areas:

  1. Professionalism
  2. Responsiveness
  3. Quality
  4. Problem Resolution
  5. Partnership
  6. Innovation

Jonathan Hart Smith, Managing Director of CKA Group has said, “Having been notified of our selection last month we have been anxiously awaiting the results and are absolutely thrilled to have won! Ultimately we value our relationship with Kelly Services and place great importance on our performance, which is clearly recognised and appreciated by Kelly.”

The EMEA Supplier Excellence Award Ceremony takes place on Monday 31st March, and representatives from CKA Group will be there to accept the accolade.

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Regional Medical Liaison – UK

CK Clinical is recruiting for a Regional Medical Liaison to join a company in the pharmaceutical industry in a contract role in the South of England.

The main purpose will be to support a large scale phase 3 clinical trial of a key pipeline molecule in a cardiology/lipidology therapeutic area to help deliver recruitment targets.

To be considered for this role you will have a scientific degree a minimum (preferably a higher degree) and have excellent knowledge of the drug development process.


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Biopharmaceutical launches data sharing venture

reported by As of the 1st January 2014 the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations’ (EFPIA) and the Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturers of America’s (PhRMA) joint agreement on the sharing of clinical-trial data came into effect.

Under the newly established ‘Principles for Responsible Clinical Trial Data Sharing’, it is now possible for researchers to request access to patient-level data, clinical-trial protocols and clinical-study reports for any new medication approved in the US and the European Union after 1st January 2014.

This new venture highlights the biopharmaceutical sectors commitment to data-sharing as it will dramatically expand the volume of information from clinical trials available to qualified researchers as well as patients and members of the public.

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Eli Lilly Drugs Trial Success

Eli Lilly has had success in its Phase III trial for necitumumab, the company’s successor to Erbitux.

The study produced promising overall survival data for non-small cell lung cancer which means that a regulatory filing has been slated for 2014. The drug, when combined with others, allowed for a much better survival rate when compared to chemotherapy alone for people with stage IV metastatic squamous non-small cell lung cancer.

The results were a surprise, coming off the back of fears that the drug caused blood clots in some patients. However, instances have become less frequent. If approved, necitumumab may become the first drug to treat squamous lung cancer.

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GSK Reaffirms Vaccination Commitments

GSK has reaffirmed its commitment to the GAVI Alliance by providing vaccinations to children in developing countries.

240 million doses of Synflorix will be provided by GSK at a small fraction of the price the drug is usually sold for in developed countries. The doses will be given over the next ten years and are set to benefit 80 million children by protecting them from pneumococcal diseases such as meningitis and pneumonia.

GSK had already provided 480 million doses of Synflorix at a heavily discounted price to a number of the poorest countries in the world. The pharmaceutical company also provides the GAVI Alliance with many other drugs, including ones capable of protecting against the rotavirus, cervical cancer, hepatitis B and diphtheria, amongst others. Over 300 million children are to be expected to be protected by 2024 thanks to GSK’s commitment.

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Senior CRA – France

Mylene Paumier is recruiting for a Senior CRA to join a contract research organization at their site based in France on a permanent basis.

As a Senior CRA you will be responsible for:

  • Vous serez le contact principal des sites expérimentaux
  • Vous serez chargé(e) également de la gestion des médicaments de l'étude
  • Vous serez en étroite collaboration avec les gestionnaires hiérarchiques, les cadres supérieurs et les gestionnaires de projet pour s'assurer du financement approprié des études

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Clinical Project Assistant – France

Mylene Paumier is recruiting for a Clinical Project Assistant to join a contract research organization at their site based in France on a permanent basis.

As a Clinical Project Assistant you will be responsible for:

  • Accueillir et former les nouveaux collaborateurs aux méthodes de travail et aux procédures du service
  • Vous pourriez être amené(e) à passer des commandes et/ou faire des réservations
  • Vous assurerez le tri des documents concernant les études auxquelles vous participez, l'enregistrement et l'archivage de ces derniers

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