GSK to cut 380 pharmaceutical jobs in Essex

redundancy[1]The global pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have announced that they will be cutting 380 pharmaceutical jobs at their site in Harlow, Essex. The site currently employs 1,150 staff. The cuts come as projects for pain relief, anxiety and depression drugs come to an end. Despite reporting an annual rise in profits of 12% earlier this year, the pharma company are still stressing the need to make cost savings.

GSK’s CEO, Andrew Witty stated that “Glaxo would discontinue research in some areas including depression and pain, and would focus more on degenerative and inflammatory diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.”

 

Glaxo has its headquarters in Brentford, Middlesex, and research bases at Stevenage and Ware in Hertfordshire and Harlow in Essex.

Worried about redundancy? Search for Pharmaceutical Jobs in the UK now.

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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.

 

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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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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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Dress to Impress at Your Pharmaceutical Job Interview

What to wear for an interview?

First impressions are everything, so make sure you dress to impress at your pharmaceutical interview. After all, the harsh reality is that if you don’t look the part, you could slash your chances of getting the perfect pharmaceutical job for you.

The way you dress says a lot about you – If you are well groomed and presented and take pride in your appearance, this indicates to your potential pharmaceutical employer that you will also take pride in your work.

Need a few pointers? Here are a few tips to help you dress for success at your pharmaceutical interview:

Tips for men:

  • Wear a smart suit that is not easily wrinkled.
  • Don’t wear a crazy tie – keep it professional and simple.
  • Wear smart, polished shoes – no trainers please!
  • Don’t go overboard on the aftershave.
  • Make sure your hair is clean, neat and tidy.
  • Avoid having piercings and tattoos on display

Tips of women:

  • Don’t wear a short skirt- knee length or below is perfect.
  • Wear a conservative suit.
  • Choose sensible footwear – no platforms or stilettos!
  • Wear underwear that matches your top half – wearing a black bra with a white blouse is not a good look!
  • If you want to wear jewellery, keep it simple.
  • Check those tights for ladders and holes.
  • Avoid having piercings and tattoos on display.

Some great places to get yourself a smart suit for your pharmaceutical interview are Marks & Spencer, Next or John Lewis.

Here at CK Clinical, we are committed to helping our candidates get their dream pharmaceutical job. To improve your chances, we have produced a series of resources to help you along the way:

CV Writing Tips for Jobseekers in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Make an Instant Impact with a Great Cover Letter

– How to Prepare for an Interview for a Pharmaceutical Job

Interview Tips for Jobseekers in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Create that Perfect Linkedin Profile to Get a Great Pharmaceutical Job

Using Social Media to Get That Dream Pharmaceutical Job

Using a Pharmaceutical Recruitment Agency

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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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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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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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