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Regulatory Affairs

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

Salary Levels

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.

Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire is a county in South East England, to the north west of London.  Major towns and cities in Oxfordshire include Oxford, Banbury, Bicester, Witney, Thame, Abingdon, Wantage, Didcot, Harwell, Wallingford and Henley-on-Thames.  Oxfordshire has the largest concentration of research and development activity in Western Europe.  Harwell Oxford Campus, part of Science Vale Oxford UK, is being developed as a world-class centre for science, innovation and enterprise.   Milton Park is of the UK’s foremost science communities, housing companies ranging from start-ups to global organisations with particular strengths in the biotechnology and ICT sectors.  Education and tourism are major employers in Oxfordshire.  Tourist attractions in Oxfordshire include the stunning city of Oxford, Blenheim Palace, Henley-on-Thames, Bicester Shopping village and numerous attractive towns dotted along the river Thames.

Famous people born in Oxfordshire:  Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister and Stephen Hawking, theoretical physicist.

The Oxforedshire Life Sciences and Healthcare ckuster spans a whole range of life sciences enterprise including drug discovery and development, diagnostics, medical devices, digital health, regenerative medicine, precision medicine and genomics. With world-leading research and teaching providing the ideas and talent to develop ground-breaking new technologies, we also operate as a global powerhouse for clinical trials.

Oxfordshire is a major site for biotechnology, rare disease, ATMP, cell therapy, gene therapy and pharmaceutical development. It houses a number of university spin-out businesses, start-up biotechs and other organisations attracting seed investment. If you are looking for career opportunities in life sciences within the Oxford, call the Next Phase Recruitment team on 01403 216216.