Sanofi-Aventis Expands in Japanese Generics Market

Sanofi AventisAs reported on the PharmaTimes, Sanofi-Aventis, a global healthcare company, has been in talks with a partner to plan their expansion into the Japanese generics market.

Chief Executive of Sanofi-Aventis, Chris Viehbacher, stated: “we are interested in the Japanese generic market and we are in a discussions with a partner but we can’t officially confirm anything because we are not quite ready for that”.

Chris Viehbacher also spoke about Sanofi’s plans to become the fifth largest drugmaker in Japan in five years.

However, according the publication Nikkei Business Daily, Sanofi is planning to invest $56 million for a 5% stake in Nichi-iko. The newspaper has also reported that the two pharmaceutical companies will form a joint venture to share technology to develop new generics and import Sanofi products.

It is no surprise that the Japanese generics market is becoming more and more interested in big pharma – after all, the Japanese government has set a target to increase generics by 20% in the year to March 2013.

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Clinical Recruitment Consultant– Hertfordshire, UK

CK Clinical, the leading clinical and pharmaceutical recruitment consultancy, is looking for a Recruitment Consultant to join their team based in Hertfordshire, UK.

As one of the leading companies in its sector, this niche provider is looking for a proven Clinical Recruitment Consultant to join its established Clinical Division based in Hertfordshire, UK.

As an independent specialist recruitment company for the pharmaceutical industry, CK Clinical help recruit well-informed, qualified and motivated candidates for permanent and contract positions across the UK and Europe.

2009 has seen CK Clinical establish itself as one of the most respected and leading UK pharmaceutical recruitment companies for Clinical R&D staff.

Due to continued growth in key business areas and the award of several new preferred supplier agreements with some of the world’s largest Pharmaceutical companies, a new opportunity has arisen for an experienced Clinical Recruitment Consultant to join us.

Here at CK Clinical, we believe our staff are our greatest asset and have an enviable track record of training, retention and development which is second to none. We also have a strong client list and a solid reputation as being a fair and transparent recruitment company.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Clinical Recruitment Consultant to join a niche provider to the pharmaceutical industry which upholds the highest standards and that will recognise and reward your hard work and efforts.

If you want to work for a specialist pharmaceutical recruitment consultancy which stands for honesty, integrity, ethical business practices and success, CK Clinical are the employer of choice!

 

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Pharmaceutical Company MSD to Create 150 Jobs

MSD, Pharmaceutical Company, Pharmaceutical JobsThe world’s second largest pharmaceutical company, Merck Sharpe and Dohme (MSD), has chosen Dublin as the hub for its new Shared Business Services Centre (SBS Centre) for its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operations. The move will create 150 new pharmaceutical jobs.

The centre is planned to support areas such as finance, accounting and managed services such as travel and meetings. The move represents a significant investment by the pharmaceutical company in Ireland.

Stacey Gelman, Vice President Shared Business Services said: “Dublin was selected after careful consideration and evaluation of various options. We believe Ireland offers the best combination of factors to ensure the success of the Centre with a strong track record in the successful execution of complex projects such as this and an excellent business environment for the pharmaceutical and financial shared services industries.

“Other factors include the quality of Ireland’s educational system, quality of life, its highly educated workforce with excellent language skills, and its proximity to European markets.”

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PV Physician – 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.

 

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

 

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Senior Pharmacovigilance Scientist – Hertfordshire

A new Senior Pharmacovigilance Scientist job is now available with a CRO based in Hertfordshire.

The main purpose of this Senior Pharmacovigilance Scientist job is to provide effective drug safety guidance and support for client projects and to oversee the development and management of key accounts.

Further key responsibilities of this Senior Pharmacovigilance Scientist job will include to:

  • Provide advice on EU drug safety strategy and requirements for investigational and marketed products to pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients.
  • Lead/participate in specific projects as directed by the Director of Drug Safety.
  • Participate in client meetings and liaise with clients regarding ongoing projects.
  • Assist with establishing clients’ pharmacovigilance systems including SOPs.
  • Manage and support, as required, drug safety activities including SAE case entry, regulatory assessment of SAEs and submission to relevant Authorities.
  • Preparation, coordination and review of key drug-safety related regulatory documents for both investigational and marketed products, including the ASR, EU-RMP, PV Plan and PSUR.
  • Ensure compliance with EU regulatory requirements including contribution to client and/or company quality systems.
  • Provide input into clinical, regulatory and other services provided.

The ideal candidate for this Senior Pharmacovigilance Scientist job will be educated to a minimum degree level in a Life Sciences discipline and in addition will hold the following experience and qualifications:

  • Broad experience of EU drug safety regulation that could include early-and late-phase development.
  • Experience of using drug safety databases, including Eudravigilance, would be a distinct advantage.
  • Training and/or post-graduate qualification in Drug Safety and/or Regulatory Affairs<p>
  • Proven industry experience in a drug safety and regulatory environment, with good commercial awareness.

The successful candidate of this Senior Pharmcovigilance Scientist job will enjoy all the benefits of working with a global pharmaceutical company, including a competitive salary, holidays and career progression.

 

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For more information, or to apply for this Senior Pharmacovigilance Scientist job, please contact Hendre at CK Clinical on: +44 (0)1438 870 023 or email hmoolman@ckclinical.co.uk quoting 19712 to indicate your interest in this Senior Pharmacovigilance Scientist job.

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Pfizer Tops Big Pharma Company Rankings 2009

Pharmaceutical Sales RankingsAs reported in the Wall Street Journal, the global pharmaceutical company Pfizer have remained the world’s largest drug company based on sales in 2009.

1st Place: Pfizer

  • 2009 saw a major reshuffle of the top 15 players in the pharmaceutical industry. Pfizer’s $68 billion acquisition of Wyeth helped the pharmaceutical company to rank highly by generating sales of approximately $57.02 billion in 2009, up from $43.3 billion in the year earlier as a stand-alone firm.

2nd Place: Merck & Co

  • As a result, Pfizer generated 46.6% more in annual revenue than its closest rival Merck & Co. Merck’s $41million buy out of Schering-Plough catapulted the U.S. pharmaceutical company to second place in the rankings.

3rd Place: Novartis

  • The Swiss pharmaceutical giant, Novartis, generated revenues of $38.46 billion in 2009.

4th Place: GlaxoSmithKline

  • GSK remained on the sidelines during last years reshuffle and has lost their second place position, now ranking fifth, one place behind France-based Sanofi-Aventis.

Pharmaceutical companies such as AstraZeneca Plc, Switzerland-based Roche Holding, Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly & Co and Abbott Laboratories held on to their positions among the world’s ten largest pharma companies at the end of 2009.

Analysts believe that the consolidation will continue throughout 2010 has pharmaceutical companies make steps to react to slow growth rates in industrialised counties, cost cutting my governments and increased competition from generic drug makers. For example, the Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries could soon become a top player should the vision of Chief Executive Shlomo Yanai to double sales to $31 billion by 2015 materialise.

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SAS Programmer – South East, UK

An SAS Programmer is required to join an established pharmaceutical company on an initial 6 month contract basis based in the South East, UK.

The main purpose of this SAS Programmer role will be to support the Biostatistics team by carrying out statistical programming work and providing statistical programming and validation support for both internal and external projects.

The main duties of this SAS Programmer job include:

  • Providing statistical programming and validation support for analysis datasets, statistical tables, figures, listings, patient profiles, SAS transport files, Integrated Summaries of Safety (ISS), electronic submissions, related clinical trials, and other internal/external requests.
  • Working with external vendors in order to develop or monitor the content and structure of SAS datasets, when necessary.
  • Accessing and converting data to SAS from Clinical Trial Database management system and PC file formats.
  • Contributing to the overall efficiency and best practice running of the Biostatistics group, demonstrating the ability to work efficiently and to a high standard within a clinical team environment.
  • Developing and maintaining SOPs, SWPs and other related technical documents, providing input to the Database and CRF Development and providing feedback to Data Management.
  • Providing input in developing statistical analysis plans, specifications of analysis datasets, validation plans, and other related documents and determining and researching SAS software upgrades and related system maintenance issues.
  • Providing Statistical Support for the Statistician responsible for the study.
  • Pursuing individual professional development and continuing education opportunities, attending conferences and bringing in new ideas to improve the programming process.

The ideal candidate for this SAS Programmer job will have proven experience in SAS Programming

within Phases I-IV clinical trials in a Pharmaceutical/CRO environment. You will also have a working knowledge of CDISC (SDTM and ADaM) together with experience using SAS-Base, MACRO, STAT, GRAPH, and ACCESS within Unix and Windows operating systems. Applicants of this SAS Programmer job should also have good organisation, time management and attention to detail skills needed to work in an environment under tight deadlines while maintaining focus on details and quality.

How to Apply

For more information, or to apply for this SAS Programmer job, please contact Priya Mukherjee at CK Clinical on 01438 870028 or email an updated CV to pmukherjee@ckclinical.co.uk.

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Medical Writer I/II – Berkshire, UK

A Medical Writer is required to join an established Pharmaceutical company based in Berkshire, UK.

We are recruiting for a Medical Writer I/II to join an established Pharmaceutical company based in Berkshire. You will ensure that all clinical documentation for R&D project are sourced, tracked, reviewed, completed and processed in a quality, timely and accurate manner for regulatory submission.

The key responsibilities of this Medical Writer job will include:

  • Prepare clinical study reports and investigator’s brochures, and other documents
  • Carry out independent Quality Control of documents
  • Plan schedule and track all assigned medical writing activities to ensure high quality, timely and accurate completion
  • Support the senior team members in preparing clinical summary documents
  • Provide regular status updates for senior team members for all medical writing activities
  • Coordinate the activity of junior medical writers assigned to the project
  • Compile current and legacy study reports within the EDMS environment
  • Requesting required documents from the project manager, or other departments as appropriate
  • Assessing documents for completeness and quality prior to their entry into the EDMS
  • Checking documents for compliance with EDMS requirements
  • Accurately entering documents and appendix documents into EDMS
  • Publishing legacy CSRs and other CSRs as requested within EDMS
  • Interact and effectively communicate with other groups in order to source clinical documents as required by your team
  • Complete all activities within the framework and in compliance with ICH Guidelines, R&D and SOPs

The ideal candidate for this Medical Writer job will be educated to degree level in a Life Science discipline. You will have experience of medical writing, preferably with an ability to quickly assimilate new variety of therapeutic areas. This Medical Writer position also demands a candidate with demonstrable time management, communication, organisational and interpersonal skills.

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For more information, or to apply for this Medical Writer job, please contact Hendre Moolman at CK Science on +44 (0)1438 870 023 or email hmoolman@ckclinical.co.uk quoting 19412 to indicate your interest.

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Pharmaceutical Job Cut Fears at GSK

Pharmaceutical Jobs, Pharmaceutical Recruitment, UKDespite the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline’s recent announcement that their first quarter revenues rose to £7.4 billion following the swine flu pandemic, there are fears that there will be hundreds of cuts in pharmaceutical jobs in the coming months.

Sales of the pharmaceutical companies vaccine caused sales in the first three months of the year surged to 13%, driving profits up 16% to £2.2 billion.

However, due to the predicted dive in vaccine sales brought about due to the downgrading of the threat posed by H1N1 along with the rise in generic drugs, the drug giant are planning to roll out a series of cost-cutting measures in a bid to save them £1.5 billion by the end of the year.

It is expected that the pharmaceutical job cuts will be made in GSK’s research and development programmes, specifically those developing new therapies for depression and pain treatment. This has sparked fears that as many as 4,000 pharmaceutical job cuts could follow on top of previous reductions.

A representative from the pharmaceutical company said the pharmaceutical job losses in the UK would be in the “hundreds, not thousands” as it prepares for a tough 2010.

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Vice President, Medical Organisation – South East

CK Clinical is recruiting for a Vice President to join a rapidly expanding Biotechnology company in the South East of England.

As Vice President, you will be a member of the Medical Organisation Senior Leadership team and will report directly to the Executive Vice President, Clinical Research and Chief Medical Officer.

This individual will oversee all functions within the medical organisation, which encompasses clinical development, biostatistics, health outcomes and pharmaco-economics. This will be done through a local leadership team in collaboration with piers in the US, and therefore a sound understanding and demonstrable experience in those areas or oversight of these is essential.

In this key role you will work with multidisciplinary teams to provide clinical expertise and leadership in support of the organisations R&D and commercial activities. You will be expected to provide input and leadership for the development of new biological entities in the various therapeutic areas globally, including guidance for clinical programs developed in US.

The ideal candidate for this Vice President position will be medically qualified with demonstrated management experience in developing new therapeutic entities in either the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries. You will have been part of a senior leadership team responsible for strategy development. You will have led global multi-disciplinary teams and have demonstrated past experience leading programs to a successful filing or approval.

In addition to the above you will have a strong record of clinical achievements, experience conducting and designing global registration trials and have been responsible for the registration of one or more approved drugs. Global product development experience in major and emerging markets is essential.

If you are interested in learning more about this very rare opportunity please contact Ben Traies on 01438 870021 or email btraies@ckmedics.com for further information.

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