Pharmaceutical jobs of the week: 13/03/2015

Here are our pharmaceutical jobs of the week 12/03/2015:


Clinical operations jobs:

Clinical Study Manager – London

Investigator Initiated Trials (IIT) Coordinator – Middlesex

Clinical Project Manager – South East

Contracts Coordinator – Berkshire


Regulatory affairs jobs:

Senior Regulatory Executive – Middlesex

Head of Regulatory Affairs – Essex


Biometrics jobs:

Principal Programmer – Hertfordshire

Senior Programmer – Hertfordshire

Statistical Programmer – Hertfordshire

Clinical Data Manager – UK anywhere


We have hundreds of other pharmaceutical roles on our website, search them here

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CK Clinical welcomes 2 new Recruitment Consultants!

CK Clinical Expand their Biometrics and Regulatory Affairs Recruitment Teams

Due to our great success recruiting for the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries, here at CK Clinical we have expanded our Biometrics and Regulatory Affairs recruitment teams with the appointment of two new Recruitment Consultants – Mylene Paumier and Shreeya Patel.

Meet Mylene – Biometrics Recruitment at CK Clinical

Mylene Paumier - Biometrics Recruitment at CK ClinicalWe are very excited to welcome Mylene Paumier to the CK Clinical Team. Mylene has joined us as  a Recruitment Consultant and will be working along side Priya Mukherjee, specialising in Biometrics recruitment.

Mylene completed her studies in International Business in France at Rouen Business School, during which she spent one year in Japan at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University as exchange student. Following this, Mylene completed her Master 2 in International Business at Aston University in the UK.

During her studies, Mylene worked as a recruiter at ExxonMobil as a recruiter for almost one year and focused on recruiting in engineering and business people across France and Europe. After completing her Master 2, Mylene joined Michael Page for 6 months before joining CK Clinical.

Mylene’s big passion is travelling the world, and also enjoying going to the gym, aerobics and fitness.

Meet Shreeya Patel – Regulatory Affairs Recruitment at CK Clinical

Shreeya Patel - Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Recruitment at CK ClinicalWe are also extremely excited to welcome Shreeya to the CK Clinical team. Shreeya has joined us as a Recruitment Consultant specialising in Regulatory Affairs.

Shreeya is a graduate from the University of Manchester where she studied Business Management and German (and loved every minute of it!). Following university, Shreeya worked for a high street recruitment consultancy for 8 months.

In her spare time, Shreeya enjoys socialising with her friends and travelling around the country visiting her friends from University. She also is a big fan of shopping, hitting the gym and watching television.

The team here at CK Clinical wish Mylene and Shreeya a very warm welcome to our team and wish them every success if their new recruitment roles.

Meet the CK Clinical Recruitment TeamClick here to meet the CK Clinical team >



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CK Group Celebrate 20th Year of Science Recruitment

Here at the CK Group, we are proud to announce that we have reached our 20th year of science-based recruitment!

We would therefore like to say a big thank you to all of our fabulous clients who we have had the pleasure of working with over the past 20 years.

Not already working with CK?

With 20 years of experience behind us you can be assured that we know our stuff, so why not consider using one of CK’s dedicated divisions next time you are expanding your team or looking for a new position:


Contact Us

Want more information about how we can help you? We’d love to hear from you. Please contact us on + 44 (0) 1438 743 047 or email You can also visit our website:

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CK Science to Feature on The Guardian’s Live Q&A: What can I do with a degree in physics?

CK Clinical’s sister company, CK Science will be featuring on the panel of experts for The Guardian’s Live Q&A discussing the skills physics graduates have gained – and the career options available to them.

Along with the other expert panel members, Director at CK Science, Ashley Kirk, will be offering insight into the types of jobs physics graduates can get into and the skills you will need to get them. With 20 years of experience in dealing with scientific careers, Ashley is well placed to provide some invaluable advice.

So if you have recently graduated in a Physics related degree or are looking for a new position in the area, why not join the discussion. It’s taking place tomorrow at 1-4pm. Please click here to find out more and to join the discussion tomorrow.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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CK Science and CK Clinical…The Perfect Merger

CK Science and CK Clinical…The Perfect MergerWe are proud to announce that as of 1st November 2010, the two specialist recruitment consultancies, CK Science and CK Clinical will be merging and will now be known as the CK Group.

We hope you will agree that this is great news for both clients and candidates alike. As the newly formed CK Group, we aim to deliver a world class recruitment service in a socially responsible and fun way. At the core of this will be our main company values of honesty, integrity and transparency.

Here at CK, we are extremely proud to have such a rich pool of internal talent that will continue to provide you with an even more polished specialist recruitment service. In fact, one of the key reasons for the merger was to make the best use of the skills of our senior management team and to offer further training to staff. As a result, we will be continuously building on our existing strengths whilst helping to develop areas in which we as a company can improve, thus ultimately provide you with the best recruitment service possible.

Speaking of the merger of CK Clinical and CK Science, newly appointed Managing Director, Jonathan Hart-Smith stated,

“The combination of CK Science and CK Clinical as the CK Associates Group is extremely good news for our customers and the candidates we help.

“This merger creates a powerful leader in the niche recruitment industry sector, with greatly expanded areas of recruitment and a wider client and candidate base.  This means clients only have to come to one place and candidates have twice as many job opportunities available to them from one company.

“I am genuinely excited when I say that this is a great opportunity for our clients both old and new to receive a consistent quality service from the one company and the CK brand.”

Please note, that as a result of the merger, CK Science and CK Clinical will retain these trading names and the group will be known as the CK Group. The corporate entity will retain the CK Associates Ltd name.

About CK Science

CK Science was founded in 1991 by Ashley Kirk and Liam O’Connell and specialises in the recruitment of permanent and contract scientific and engineering staff for the chemical, environmental, pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields.

About CK Clinical

CK Clinical was founded in 2005 by Liam O’Connell, Ashley Kirk and Jonathan-Hartsmith. CK Clinical was founded to recruit any clinical discipline from Phase I to Phase IV and post market


Want to find out more? Contact Jonathan Hart-Smith on 01438 743 047 or email

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CK Clinical Attend the AstraZeneca Careers Fair



CK Clinical at the AZ Careers Fair

CK Clinical at the AZ Careers Fair

Pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca (AZ), announced in March 2010 that it plans to close its UK research centre in Charnwood near Loughborough. The closure could lead to the loss of up to 1,200 jobs.

With many staff facing possible redundancy, a careers fair was organized at the site to give staff an insight into possible scientific opportunities that are available.

As the UK’s specialist scientific recruitment consultancy, CK Clinical was there in full force providing advice, support and information to AZ staff facing redundancy.

Speaking of the Careers Fair, Liam O’Connell, Director at CK Associated stated,

“It was a very productive event. We met lots of very good people who are going to be looking for work over the next few years. We are looking forward to meeting up with candidate who are interested to discuss their career options in more depth over the coming weeks.

It was also great to meet a lot of our clients and we were pleased to see some cause for optimisim as things seem to be getting better all round.’

Are you facing redundancy? Click here for advice to help you cope.

Looking for a job in the scientific industry? Click here to search our current science job vacancies.

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CK Team Building Day – Coghlans Cookery School

The CK Team donned their aprons earlier this month for the annual team building day.

A great day was had by all at Coghlans Cookery School in Chesterfield – where we cooked a gourmet 3 course lunch and canapés!

Lunch menu:

–          Spinach and ricotta ravioli with pesto

–          Chicken stuffed with wild mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes wrapped in parma ham

–          Focaccia bread

–          Tiramisu

–          Panna cotta


–          Chicken with peppers, garlic and olive oil

–          Confit of duck with mango chutney

–          Melon with mango salsa

Team spirit was high with each team dressing in their chosen team costumes – we had everything from chefs hats to bandanas and moustaches.

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GSK Braced for Pharmaceutical Drug Cuts

As reported in the Daily Telegraph, the global pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is well prepared to take cuts in pharmaceutical drug prices as government budgets are squeezed.

At yesterday’s annual meeting, Andrew Witty, GSK’s Chief Executive, reassured stakeholders that the pharmaceutical company was already experiencing prices cuts of 3% and that it was something they ‘were used to.

Witty stated, ‘We are moving into unpredictable times. Just in the last week, we have seen the government in Greece cut prices by 24% and Germany cut prices by 10%

Witty also recognised that these price pressures mean it is even more important that GSK offered “value-for-money propositions on great medicines that make a difference to people’s lives and are priced at a level for government’s to purchase.

Pharmaceutical investors have recently been focusing their attention to the US, where health reforms are also driving down prices. Not only that but in Greece new regulations have been introduced resulting in cuts of up to 27% for the highest priced pharmaceutical drugs.

However, Citi yesterday stated that GSK had only 21% of sales exposed to potential European drug price action, the second lowest in the sector, “GSK is helped by the high level of sales from vaccines, over-the-counter and also its solid geographic mix.”

Looking for a job in the pharmaceutical industry? Click here to search our current pharmaceutical job vacancies now.

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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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Biomedical Scientist job in North East

Our client is currently seeking to recruit an experienced Biomedical Scientist with extensive Transfusion and/or Transplantation knowledge to work with them on an ongoing locum basis to cover long term sick leave.

This Biomedical Scientist role will involve performing, analysing, interpreting, documenting and reporting routine and complex investigations in any diagnostic laboratory e.g. Red Cell, Immunohaematology, histocompatibility and immunogenetics, reference microbiology, donation testing or research. You will also be involved in leading and mentoring other staff members.

The successful candidate for this Biomedical Scientist role Candidates will be a registered Biomedical Scientist and will also be HPC registered. Candidates must also have experience within Transfusion and or Transplantation laboratory. Candidates must be eligible to work in the EEA.

If you would like more information about this Biomedical Scientist role, please contact Philippa Robertson on 0114 2839956 or email Please quote HC19265 in all correspondences.

About CK Healthcare

CK Healthcare is the new name in healthcare recruitment, specialising in the recruitment of locum Allied Health Professionals and Health Service Scientists to the NHS. Our team of specialist recruiters are here to help you achieve your career ambitions within the scientific industry. We actively offer you careers advice, help with writing your CV, assistance with interview preparation and up-to-date information about the industry. We pride ourselves on providing an honest, straight-forward and trustworthy service to both our clients and candidates.


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