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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.
West Sussex is a county on the south coast of England and over many centuries the strategic location of West Sussex has played a key part in history, defence and trade. West Sussex offers a wealth of interesting places to visit from historic West Sussex towns and cities such as Chichester, Arundel and Petworth to West Sussex coastal resorts including Worthing and Bognor Regis. A substantial part of the South Downs National Park is also located in West Sussex as are many West Sussex nature reserves and areas of outstanding natural beauty. West Sussex is also a great place to live and work, with a wide range of West Sussex industries and West Sussex businesses established in towns such as Crawley, Horsham, Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill to the north of the county. Gatwick airport, one of the busiest in Europe, is a further benefit to businesses, residents and international visitors to West Sussex.
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From world-renowned Medical and Diagnostic Technology companies, to major Pharmaceuticals and Industry Support services, West Sussex's Health and Life Sciences Cluster is booming. The country is home to over 90 diverse companies, contributing to the forefront of innovation in the Global Health and Life Sciences sector. A strong cluster has emerged in the county with collaboration between businesses, research and public health, facilitated by WSCC who is investing heavily in the growth of the sector. West Sussex provides a highly attractive offer for global and national businesses wanting to be in the forefront of innovation, in the heart of growth.
West Sussex is a great place to further your career in life sciences. If you are a looking for pharmaceutical jobs in West Sussex, scientific careers in West Sussex or want to discuss cell therapy, gene therapy, ATMP, medical device, technology, biotech or pharmaceutical job opportunities in West Sussex, give our Next Phase team a call. The West Sussex 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 West Sussex, 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 West Sussex area.