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    Global regulatory workforce nearly 100K, says new report from RAPS, Elemed

    Nearly 100,000 professionals around the world currently work in the field of regulatory affairs for healthcare products, such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and biotechnology products, including vaccines. This is according to a new joint report from RAPS and Elemed , a leading technical recruiter specializing in regulatory affairs. The Global Regulatory Affairs Professionals Workforce report, previewed this week at the RAPS Convergence 2021 virtual conference...
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    Regulatory professionals’ average compensation continues to increase, according to RAPS’ 2020 compensation survey

    RAPS today released the results of its biennial global survey of regulatory professionals working in the healthcare products sector. RAPS’ 2020 Global Compensation & Scope of Practice Report for the Regulatory Profession provides a detailed look at how much regulatory professionals earn, who they are, and what their work entails. The comprehensive survey collected salary and demographic data for nearly 2,000 respondents from around the world. The average total compens...
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    Transitioning Between Medical Writing and Regulatory Affairs in a Contract Research Organization

    This article discusses transitioning from medical writing to regulatory affairs within a Contract Research Organization (CRO). Both roles are summarized and the similarities and differences between these two areas discussed. The author highlights why one might want to make the change in either direction and from her own transition experience, offers helpful hints for success. Introduction In the pharmaceutical industry, working in the regulatory field offers many possi...
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    How I Returned to Regulatory Affairs After a 10-Year Break

    The decision whether or not to take a career break can be an agonizing one. You might be thinking about stepping away to raise a family, care for an ailing relative, take a sabbatical, because of redundancy or for a number of other reasons. Whatever the reason, many consider it to be professional suicide. It doesn’t have to be. I was able to make a successful return to the world of regulatory affairs after a 10-year career break. That’s not to say it’s easy. There are m...
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    Making the Switch to Advertising and Promotion: My First 90 Days

    After more than three decades of working directly with the development, approval or clearance and subsequent commercialization of medical technologies, I made the switch to advertising and promotion regulatory review. For anyone considering a similar move, I have some advice: Go for it!   Making the transition to any new job—regulatory or otherwise—can be challenging, but I found I was able to make the move more smoothly and effectively by following some simple steps ...
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    GSK's Sue James Praises RAPS' Regulatory Competency Framework

    In 2016, RAPS released its Regulatory Competency Framework , a tool to help professionals and organizations develop regulatory training, and plan career and professional development. A few organizations began using the Framework immediately. We spoke to former RAPS Chair Sue James, who is vice president of global regulatory affairs at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare about the Framework and how it has been used at GSK. Regulatory Focus : What do you see as th...
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    RAPS Virtual Career Fair, 30 March, Connects Regulatory Job Seekers, Employers

    • 28 March 2017
    Regulatory professionals looking for new employment opportunities and employers seeking regulatory staff will have another opportunity to connect when RAPS hosts its next Virtual Career Fair this Thursday, 30 March, from 12:00 to 4:00 pm EDT. RAPS’ Virtual Career Fairs allow regulatory job seekers to explore openings and talk with employers in real time from anywhere in the world. Confirmed exhibitors for the 30 March fair are: Baxter International BD (B...
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    Regulatory Job Seekers, Employers to Connect via RAPS Virtual Career Fair, 23 June

    RAPS will host its next Virtual Career Fair on Thursday, 23 June, from 12:00 to 4:00 pm EDT. RAPS’ Virtual Career Fairs are held regularly throughout the year. They are a convenient way for regulatory job seekers and employers looking to hire regulatory talent to connect online in real time. Prestige Brands is a confirmed exhibitor for the 23 June fair. Other employers who wish to participate can find out how to exhibit here . Participation in the event ...
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    RAPS DC-Baltimore Chapter to Host Career Day This Weekend

    The RAPS DC/Baltimore Chapter will once again host its Mid-Atlantic Career Day this Saturday, 21 May, on the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County campus in Rockville, MD. This is the third year for the popular event, which in past years has drawn more than 100 attendees from all around the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. This year’s career day comes as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is placing a strong emphasis on developing a strong FDA wo...
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    RAPS Chicago Chapter to Host 2nd Annual Midwest Career Day

    This Saturday, 7 May, the RAPS Chicago Chapter will host its second annual Midwest Regulatory Career Day . The event will go from 10 am to 3:30 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn in Mettawa, IL. Speakers will include regulatory professionals working in industry, consulting and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as career experts and representatives from several respected regulatory and related academic programs. View the full program agenda online. ...
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    RAPS' New Regulatory Competency Framework Helps Organizations, Individuals Plan Professional Development, Training, Career Advancement

    RAPS has released its new Regulatory Competency Framework , a tool to help design training and map professional and career development plans for regulatory professionals. The one-of-a-kind Framework is beneficial for individual professionals as well as regulatory employers and academics developing curriculum and education. The Framework was previewed during last October’s 2015 Regulatory Convergence conference. In his opening remarks, then-RAPS Chairman Rainer ...
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    RAPS to Host First Virtual Career Fair of 2016 This Week

    RAPS will host its first Virtual Career Fair of 2016 this week on Thursday, 11 February, from 12:00 to 4:30 pm EST. RAPS’ Virtual Career Fairs are held regularly online and provide a convenient venue for regulatory job seekers and recruiters to connect confidentially in real time. Confirmed exhibitors for the 11 February fair are: GlaxoSmithKline Adecco Globus Medical Participation in the event is free for job seekers, who may register using th...