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Welcome to Next Phase Recruitment! Please see below our current jobs that match your search criteria. For a broader job search please visit the home page or call us on 01403 216216 to discuss career options in other areas of Life Science and Technology.

Welcome to Next Phase Recruitment! We are very experienced in helping people to progress their careers in Reg Affairs. Firstly, here is a general guide to a career path in this sector. Please also scroll further down the page to see and apply for our current jobs that match your search criteria. We also invite you to go to the main page of our website for a broader job search and call us on 01403 216216 for a confidential discussion about your career options. 

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.

Sandwich

Sandwich is a town in the east of Kent in the South East region of England.  Other towns and cities close to Sandwich include Canterbury, Ashford, Dover, Ramsgate and the revitalised resort town of Margate.  The name of the town is probably of Saxon derivation meaning a “sandy place” rather than the well-known lunchtime food item.  It is thought that the term “sandwich” came about when the 4th Earl of Sandwich asked for his lunchtime meat to be served between slices of bread so that he did not have to interrupt his gambling for lunch!  Sandwich was one of the Cinque Ports which was a confederation maritime towns and villages in Kent and East Sussex dating back 1000 years that supplied fleet, military and transport services to the Monarchy prior to the creation of the Royal Navy.   Although it was a major port in bygone days, Sandwich is now two miles from the sea and the reclaimed land is home to nature reserves and golf courses including Royal St George’s.

Pfizer, the multinational pharmaceuticals company, is a major employer in Sandwich and many well-known drugs including Viagra were developed in their laboratories in Sandwich.  In addition to Pfizer, Discovery Park in Sandwich, the leading science park in Kent, is home to numerous Life Science, Biotech, Technology and R & D companies which employ a total of 3000 staff.