CK Clinical debates recruitment practices with ICR

CK Clinical Director, Ben Traies was recently offered the opportunity to contribute to the Institute of Clinical Research’s publication, CR Focus, to counter a debate sparked by Danielle Jacobs, the Director of the ICR.

Danielle had highlighted some of the more dubious recruitment practises so offered CK the chance to respond. We took this as an opportunity to tackle misconceptions but also to advise candidates and clients on how to recruit the best recruiter for you and then how to get the most from them.

The article was published in this months edition of CR Focus.

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BBC Launches Britains Best Laboratories Series

The BBC will be broadcasting five programmes looking into Britain’s leading laboratories. In the first episode, Professor Iain Stewart takes a trip to the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in Sutton, Surrey.
This laboratory developed from the Royal Marsden Hospital and is one of the main centres for the investigation of the genetic causes and possible treatments for cancer. A huge amount of effort has been centred around indentifying the genetic drivers for the disease and then finding a way to turn these off. The work has been spurred on by the completion of the Human Genome Project and by the information technology which has allowed researchs to sift through genetic data at an unprecendented speed.
In the first of five episodes, Professor Stewart gains insighty into new drugs which are being developed and about ho we will think differently about the nature of cancer in years to come.
The programme was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 31st May 2010 and will be available at the following link until 7th June 2010:
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CK Clinical Exhibit at the ICR Conference 2010

Prize draw ICR, Clinical Research ConferenceCK Clinical, the specialist pharmaceutical recruitment agency, exhibited at the ICR (Institute of Clinical Research) Annual Spring Conference at the London Hilton Metropole earlier this week. The theme of the event was science, society and economics.

As well as a number of exhibitors the conference programme featured a number of clinical research professionals discussing and debating key topics.

CK Clinical exhibit at the conference year on year and find it to be consistently valuable.

CK Clinical also ran a prize draw to win an Apple iPod Touch. The winner was an employee from ICN Research and was drawn by Lucy Watson, ICR Conference Organiser. Thank you to all those who entered!

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