ProClinical's specialist regulatory affairs recruitment team are looking for experienced candidates for permanent and contract regulatory affairs jobs in pharma, medical devices, biotech and other areas of the life sciences sector.
Searching for a new role within regulatory affairs can be time-consuming and not always easy to find suitable employers with vacancies. Registering with ProClinical can help narrow your search to the jobs that are best suited to your goals; whether to develop skills, further your career or increase your income. Even if you’re not looking for a new role in regulatory affairs right now, registering with a specialist recruiter increases your chances of being the first to be contacted should a suitable match arise.
As a leading specialist life sciences recruitment agency, we receive new jobs in this field every day and it is our mission to match the right companies with the right people. We work with some of the most recognised brands within the life sciences industry. We work with highly reputable pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, consumer health care and clinical research organisations and our dedicated specialists have in-depth knowledge of regulatory affairs and have undergone rigorous training.
Recruitment in this field has been driven by the need for governments to protect public health through regulation and compliance of products across pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, cosmetics, medical devices and food and nutrition products.
A regulatory affairs salary can vary greatly depending on the position and the amount of experience that you have. To find out what you could earn, use our salary calculator to check average salaries for your current or desired regulatory affairs job.
What types of vacancies are available?
We receive new vacancies regularly, both contract and permanent, ranging from manager roles to compliance, operations and labelling. The jobs are very diverse, and we focus on matching the right people to the right jobs, spanning regulatory clinical development, post licensing, labelling & artwork, compliance and chemical, manufacturing & control (CMC) roles. These range in level from Officer right up to Director and Vice President.
ProClinical recruit for regulatory affairs roles include in pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, food & nutrition, OTC and cosmetics.
What skills and experience are required?
If you have not worked in regulatory affairs before, we advise you to read our career advice blog on how to get a job in regulatory affairs. Suitable candidates are typically required to have knowledge of scientific, legal and business issues to ensure that products are developed, manufactured or distributed by a wide range of companies and meet the required legislation. People in pharmaceutical regulatory affairs jobs advise on and co-ordinate the approval and registration of products, submitting licensing documentation and liaising with government regulatory bodies such as the Medicines & Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the UK, the Irish Medicines Board (IMB), the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in the USA, and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for centralised, EU-wide licenses.
Jobs in regulatory affairs require refined skills in written and verbal communication, good attention to detail and a broad understanding of the drug development process. Our specialists are extremely knowledgeable in this area, which sets us apart from more generalist recruiters. We adhere to a service quality promise to ensure we uphold exceptional standards. Other skills that we know employers are looking for is the ability to analyse issues and present both written and oral evidence before a panel of experts such as scientists, pharmacists, doctors and lawyers who run the government agencies. This requires considerable understanding of scientific matters and changing regulations.
We also know that being proactive is important within regulatory affairs, and project management skills help to achieve the challenging goals that are set. People also need to be able to work as part of multidisciplinary teams and lead them when necessary. Skills are typically transferrable across all therapy areas, but regulations, and therefore specialisations, do vary greatly according to the type of product i.e. whether it is an over-the-counter (OTC) product, a prescription chemical drug, a biological drug or a medical device.
How can ProClinical help?
We truly understand the complexities and nuances of regulatory affairs jobs across compliance, labelling, operations, associate and management roles. Our dedicated specialists undertake thorough training and understand that a career in pharmaceutical regulatory affairs demands the ability to tackle data in a wide range of scientific areas and to quickly grasp new concepts and complex technical information. By understanding the skills that are required, our specialists can match you with the most suitable permanent or contract role dependant on your skills and experience and your career aspirations.
A generalist recruitment agency often may not understand the skills required for jobs in regulatory affairs. Our in-depth knowledge of the drug development life cycle and the regulatory bodies means that we better match people to suitable jobs. For example, most regulatory professionals possess a degree in a scientific discipline, commonly life sciences or pharmacy, although we know that increasingly biotechnology-based degrees are considered valuable by potential employers.
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