Pharmaceutical job of the week: 02/06/2016

This week we have a fantastic job of the week, a Training and Support Specialist role. This has been chosen as it is:

  • Based with a pharmaceutical diagnostics and medical device company who are a global leader in diabetes care.
  • A field based role where the ideal candidate will be responsible for co-ordinating and carrying out all product related training for new and existing hospitals in ward based glucose monitoring.
  • Role includes developing relationships with both new and existing hospital accounts, whilst implementing regular audit visits to hospital accounts to review performance, user technique, training issues and QC performance, promoting the features and benefits of the company’s technology.
  • Territory covered includes sites in East Anglia, London, East & West Midlands and Oxfordshire.
  • Offering a flexible hourly rate, with a company car or car allowance for a 6 month contract initially for 35 hours per week, with the likelihood of contract extension.

Find out more about this job here

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CRA Vacancies Market – 27th May 2016

Whether you are a CRA looking for a new role or an employer seeking new CRAs to join your team, keeping up to date with industry news that impacts you is essential as the pharmaceutical jobs market in the UK moves incredibly fast.

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 27th May 2016 relates to CRA vacancies posted on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that on these job boards a total of 732 CRA jobs were published in the last week:

  • 593 permanent roles
  • 139 contract roles

This week there has been a small decline in the number of clinical jobs advertised, marginally affecting both permanent and contract jobs. However, this is the 2nd week running that CRA vacancy numbers have stayed above the average for 2016, which is 689 jobs.

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Senior Jobs in the Clinical Sector

CK Clinical caters for a wealth of positions which require varying levels of skills and experience. The recruitment team at CK are currently searching for specialised, experienced candidates to fill a range of senior positions within several major companies.

These companies are focused in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological sectors, with the positions on offer based in immunology and pharmacology, amongst others.

Positions such as these offer a chance for a strong candidate to lead a team, take responsibility for significant areas within the company they would join and fully engage with the work done, ensuring that their opinion and expertise is respected in the group that they join.

For further information on these positions, please click here, or contact one of our recruitment consultants.


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Rosy Future for Pharma

The future of pharmaceuticals may look worrying on the surface, but for many companies, such as GlaxoSmithKline, the opposite is in fact true, reports the Independent.

Whilst it seems that new drugs are becoming harder to develop as they often cannot effectively compete with existing drugs, most major pharmaceutical companies are more than equipped to continue successfully in the future. GSK, for example, has many promising drugs in the development stage at the moment, which the company believes will be granted regulatory approval in the next two years.

AstraZeneca, Shire and Hikma are three other companies who are facing the same problems and coming up with the same solutions. Shire in particular are doing well. The company has tripled profits in four years by buying and developing early stage drugs, with profits put back into the company to further develop their drugs. It seems with companies such as these, pharmaceutical development’s future is not so worrying as it has been portrayed.

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Biometrics jobs in the UK and Europe

Mylene Paumier at CK Clinical is currently recruiting for a number of biometric based positions in Europe and the UK:

Please click on the links below to find out more and apply:


Compliance Lead – Switzerland

Mylene Paumier is recruiting for a Compliance Lead to join a global pharmaceutical company at their site based in Switzerland on a 6 month contract basis


Clinical Operations Manager – Switzerland

Mylene Paumier is recruiting for a Clinical Operations Manager to join a global pharmaceutical company at their site based in Switzerland on a 6 month contract basis


Medical Information Associate

Mylene Paumier is recruiting for a Medical Information Associate to join a global pharmaceutical company at their site based in Surrey on a 12 months contract basis


Senior Biometrician – Switzerland

Mylene Paumier is recruiting for a Senior Biometrician to join a global pharmaceutical company at their site based in Switzerland on a permanent basis.


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Olympic anti doping lab to become research facility

The Telegraph has reported that the Olympics anti-doping laboratory  is to be developed after the Games into what officials say will be a world-class research facility that could help revolutionise healthcare.

The lab was provided and equipped by GlaxoSmithKline to carry out more than 6,000 drug tests during the London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

After the games, the London 2012 drug testing laboratories in Harlow, Essex, will become the world’s first “Phenome Centre”, where experts will explore how different people respond to particular diseases and treatments, David Cameron will say.

The £10 million project is aimed at discovering the biological reasons why some people are more vulnerable to particular diseases than others, and why some drugs are only effective in certain patients.  It is hoped that it will help find treatments for conditions like dementia and obesity.


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Novartis Afinitor cancer treatment gets EU approval

As reported by Pharma times, Novartis’s Afinitor has now been approved in Europe as a treatment for advanced breast cancer.

The European Commission has approved Afinitor (everolimus) for use in combination with Pfizer’s Aromasin (exemestane) to treat certain postmenopausal women with advanced hormone-receptor positive, HER2-negative breast cancer

Herve Hoppenot, Novartis Oncology president, said the approval of Afinitor is “an important milestone marking the first major advance for women in the European Union with hormone receptor-positive advanced breast cancer since the introduction of aromatase inhibitors more than 15 years ago!”

This could mean that by boosting the effectiveness of endocrine therapy, Afinitor significantly extends the time women with hormone receptor-positive advanced breast cancer live without tumour progression.

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Global Data Manager – Belgium

Priya Mukherjee at CK Clinical is currently recruiting for x 2 Global Data Manager to work within the Oncology therapeutic area of a leading pharmaceutical organisation in the EU.


As a Global Data Manager you will be:

  • Accountable for the project management, complete oversight and timely delivery of clinical trial data and documentation according to agreed upon timelines and quality expectations
  • The liaison between the trial customer, the CRO(s) and other functional partners(s) for all issues related to data for assigned trial(s)
  • Responsible for Inspection Readiness of all data management deliverables and ensures adequate archiving of data management documentation
  • A member of SMT and Clinical Working Group(s) and leads the trial subteam(s)/workstream(s) for data management deliverables (e.g., eCRF design, Database Lock)
  • Participating in or leading a non-trial related project within IDS or cross functionally
  • Liaises continually between the CRO, the trial customer(s) and other internal and external partners to establish, align and confirm data management expectations for assigned trial(s) With the trial customer, CRO and other functional partners:
  • Gathers content and integration requirements for eCRF and other data collection tools
  • Establishes conventions and quality expectations for clinical data
  • Establishes expectations for dataset content and structure
  • Sets timeline and follow-up regularly to ensure delivery of all Data Management milestones
  • Performs trial level oversight controls as described in the oversight plan, QC process and work instructions
  • Prepares or reviews clinical data management documents (including submission package) ensuring appropriate quality, scientific content, organization, clarity, accuracy, format and consistency; ensures compliance with regulatory guidelines and the documentation matrix
  • Ensures real-time inspection readiness of all IDS deliverables for the trial; Participates in Regulatory Agency and internal audits as necessary
  • Plans and tracks content, format, quality, and timing of data management deliverables, including, but not limited to, CRF, data review plan, QC plan, oversight plan, database release plan, final datasets, submission plan and archival; ensures deliverables are on time and within budget
  • Supports the assigned clinical working group(s) to ensure that IDS and TA trial needs and deliverables are met
  • Provides input to the DML on trial initiation needs (scope of work, budget, resources), and CRO selection in non-standard situations as appropriate
  • Identifies and communicates lessons learned, best practices and frequently asked questions at trial level
  • Identifies and participates in process, system, and tool improvement initiatives within IDS
  • Presents and trains at investigator and monitor meetings
  • Participates in or leads non-trial/non-program projects based on specific expertise


The successful candidate for this Global Data Manager should hold a degree in a scientific discipline with proven experience of working with a Pharmaceutical/CRO/Biotechnology organisation, as Project Data Manager.

Priya Mukherjee - European Operations Manager at CK ClinicalHow to apply:

Apply online:

For more information or to apply for this Global Data Manager please contact Priya Mukherjee on 0207 470 5673 or email Please quote reference CL24864 in all correspondence.


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GSK, UCB & Eisai partner with NHS in unique project

The PharmaTimes reported that GSK, UCB and Eisai have formed a unique joint working partnership with the public sector that aims to improve the management of patients with epilepsy in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

The 3 companies have joined with NHS Dumfries and Galloway and Epilepsy Scotland in the hope that working more closely together will significantly benefit over 1,500 patients with the condition living in the area

Under the plans a specialist nurse from Epilepsy Scotland will provide training to a wide range of healthcare professionals in order to enhance staff expertise, developing new pathways and protocols as well as providing advice and support for further staff training.


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Our Latest Pharmaceutical Jobs – 19.6.2012

Looking for a job in the Pharmaceutical Industry? Please click on the links below to find out about our latest pharmaceutical jobs new in this week:


Clinical Study Manager

Medical Information Manager

Clinical Operations Manager, Oncology


Senior Business Analyst – Germany

Contract Statistical Programmer

Contract Biostatistician

Regulatory Affairs Jobs:

Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs, CMC


Pharmacovigilance Standards Officer

PV Project Manager

Pharmacovigilance Manager

Senior Director, Human Resources

Senior Pharmacovigilance Scientist

Senior Director, Finance

Associate Director of PV

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Once registered, one of our specialist Pharmaceutical Recruitment Consultants will be in contact to discuss your requirements and any relevant pharmaceutical jobs we are recruiting for at the moment. Good luck with your job hunt!

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