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Regulatory Affairs professionals are responsible for ensuring that all documentation relating to the licensing, marketing and legal compliance of pharmaceutical and medical products complies with relevant legislation. The Regulatory Affirs role requires knowledge of scientific, legal and business issues.
Regulatory affairs officers are the crucial link between their company, its products and regulatory authorities, including the European Medicines Agency, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
A new pharmaceutical product can take many years from inception to launch and a regulatory affairs officer will be involved from the start. The Regulatory Affairs Officer has very wide ranging responsibilities which include keeping up to date with international legislation, guidelines and customer practices; collecting, collating and evaluating scientific data; writing applications for new product licences and licence renewals as well as product labels and patient information leaflets; advising colleagues and senior management on regulatory requirements and liaising and negotiating with regulatory authorities to gain market authorisation for the company’s products.
Skills and Experience required for a craeer in Regulatory Affairs
First degree in a life science or other relevant science
Higher degree in Regulatory Affairs (e.g. MSc offered by The Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs (TOPRA)
Detailed understanding of regulatory affairs and the drug development process
Knowledge of legislation governing the approval of products
Understanding of both legal and scientific issues
Ability to assimilate data from a variety of scientific areas
Excellent communication skill, both written and oral
Experience in Regulatory Affairs, drug development, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, clinical trials or other relevant business area
Typical starting salaries range from around £20,000 to £27,000 while experienced senior Regulatory Affiars managers/directors can earn £60,000 - £80,000 and above.
In addition to being the capital city of the United Kingdom, London (aka Greater London) is one of the nine official regions of England and consists of 32 boroughs plus the City of London. London is a global city with a population of 9 million and is the most densely populated region in Europe.
London is one of the centres in Europe for cell therapy, gene therapy and advanced therapies (ATMPs). Next to Stevenage, Cambridge and Oxford, London is a major site for biotechnology innovation, pharmaceutical development and rare diseases. London is the world's leading financial centre for international business and as such the financial services industry in London, including banking, insurance, broking and fund management make the largest contribution to London's economy. Other major industries in the London region include real estate, legal, accountancy, creative industries such as fashion, design and art, media and TV, legal, construction, London tourism, pharmaceuticals, biotech and retail. In recent years many technology companies, especially those in FinTech, have set up in the area of East London known as the “Silicon Roundabout”, putting London on the map as a key area of growth.#
The vibrancy of the London life sciences cluster is reflected in the activities of various networking groups which provide regular opportunities to make new contacts via events, conferences and other meetings:
One Nucleus: Established in 1997, a not-for-profit Life Sciences & Healthcare membership organisation centred on the Greater London-Cambridge-East of England corridor. Through providing local, UK-wide and international connectivity, One Nucleus seeks to enable its members to maximise their performance.
The Royal Veterinary College (RVC): The RVC is pre-eminent among veterinary schools, and offers the highest quality in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research - meeting the growing demand for veterinary professionals and biomedical scientists. It also provides support for the veterinary profession through its three referral hospitals, diagnostic services and CPD courses.
MedCity: MedCity represents the life sciences cluster of London and the Greater South East of England. Their expert knowledge, industry experience and sector-wide perspective means they can maximise opportunities for growth and collaboration within the region and beyond.
The BioIndustry Association: The BioIndustry Association (BIA) is the trade association for innovative enterprises in the UK's bioscience sector. Its mission is to encourage and promote a thriving, financially sound sector of the UK economy, built upon developments across the biosciences.
London has a wealth of iconic and world famous London attractions such as Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, beautiful parks, numerous world class museums, a vibrant London theatre land and global cuisine, the combination of which attracted over 19 million visitors to London in 2016. London tourism numbers have received a substantial boost thanks to the hugely successful Olympic Games held in London in 2012.
London is a great place to further your career in life sciences. If you are a looking for pharmaceutical jobs in London, scientific careers in London or want to discuss cell therapy, gene therapy, ATMP, medical device, technology, biotech or pharmaceutical job opportunities inLondon, give our Next Phase team a call. The London area is continuing to expand as a centre for jobs in science, process development, technology, software development, project management, informatics, quality, reg affairs and supply chain.
At Next Phase we help people find new jobs in life sciences across the UK, Europe and USA. This page lists some of the job opportunities in London, and if you give us a call we can also talk to you about other scientific jobs, pharmaceutical career opportunities and the latest updates in cell and gene therapy and ATMP development in the London area.