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Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many CRA jobs have been advertised within the last 7 days. As always, there is likely to be some repetition across jobs boards and some duplicate posting but our goal is to build up a picture of trends over time.
This week’s summary for week commencing the 14th of March 2016 relates to CRA vacancies posted on:
- New Scientist
- CV Library
- Willey job network
- Access Science jobs.
Our results showed that on these job boards a total of 664 CRA jobs were published in the last week:
- 556 permanent roles
- 108 contract roles
We predicted a few weeks ago that there would be an on going decline in the volume of advertised clinical research roles due to the approaching end of the tax year. Contrary to our expectations, last week the volume of jobs increased, especially for permanent roles. However, this week there has been a huge decline in job numbers, mostly within permanent roles, bringing the total number of CRA jobs to a low not seen since early 2016. We believe this is a short term issue and that we will see a recruitment drive once new budgets are in place.
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