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    RAPS Southeast Regional Career Day Educates Participants on Regulatory Careers

    After participating in the RAPS DC/Baltimore Chapter’s career day in 2014, Marcia Johnson, RAC, CBA, was inspired to create a similar event closer to home in the Atlanta area. Together with the Chair of the RAPS Atlanta Chapter, Penny Northcutt, RAC, FRAPS; Grace Powers, RAC; and several chapter volunteers, Marcia started pulling together sponsors and panelists. On 8 October 2015, the RAPS Southeast Regional Career Day brought together those interested in regulatory ...
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    RAPS Virtual Career Fair to Take Place 10 December

    RAPS will host its final Virtual Career Fair of 2015 on 10 December from 12:00 to 4:30 pm EST. The online event provides a convenient venue for regulatory job seekers and recruiters to connect confidentially and in real time without having to leave the comfort of their homes or offices. Confirmed exhibitors for the 10 December fair are: BioNJ Globus Medical Abiomed Bovie Fresenius RTI Surgical Participation in the event is free for job seeke...
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    RAPS to Host Career Fair in Minneapolis

    On 24 September, RAPS will host a career fair for regulatory professionals and other interested job seekers in Minneapolis. The fair will take place 5:30–8:30 pm at the Marriott Minneapolis West and will give attendees a chance to network and meet in person with hiring managers and recruiters from a number of leading medical device and biotech organizations seeking to fill regulatory positions in the Twin Cities area. Participating exhibitors include: ACI...
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    RAPS to Host San Jose Career Fair

    On 10 September, RAPS will host a career fair and networking event for regulatory job seekers and employers in the San Jose area. The event will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 pm PDT at the Biltmore Hotel & Suites in Santa Clara, CA, and will give attendees a chance to network and meet in person to discuss open regulatory positions and career opportunities. The career fair is free for job seekers to attend. To register, fill out this online form . Employers int...
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    RAPS Virtual Career Fair to Take Place 13 August

    RAPS will host another in its series of Virtual Career Fairs this Thursday, 13 August from 12:00 to 4:30 pm EDT. The event, held completely online, provides a venue for regulatory job seekers and recruiters to connect conveniently, confidentially and in real time without having to leave their desks. Confirmed exhibitors for the 13 August fair are: Mylan Globus Medical Hollister Arazy Group Participation in the event is free for job seekers, who ...
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    RAPS Mid-Atlantic Career Day Draws Nearly 100 to Learn, Network

    Earlier this month, nearly 100 regulatory professionals, career changers, students and others gathered at the Montgomery County (MD) campus of Johns Hopkins University to learn, network and perhaps take the next steps in their regulatory careers. This was the second year for this regional career event. It was organized by RAPS DC/Baltimore Chapter Co-Chairs Nancy Singer (pictured), RAC, FRAPS, JD, president, Compliance Alliance LLC; and Daniela Drago, PhD, assis...
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    RAPS Virtual Career Fair Planned for 18 June

    RAPS’ next Virtual Career Fair is planned for Thursday, 18 June 2015, from 12 to 4:30 pm EDT. RAPS has been hosting these online events regularly since 2010, and they have proved extremely popular. Average attendance is 200–300. This is will be the second one this year; the first was held in April. The Virtual Career Fair allows regulatory job seekers the opportunity to chat live in an interactive virtual environment with hiring managers and recruiters from to...
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    Regulatory Pros and Hopefuls Gather in Chicago for Midwest Career Day

    The first-ever RAPS Midwest Regional Career Day was held last month outside Chicago, attracting 75 attendees from surrounding areas and as far away as Minneapolis and Louisville, KY. Attendees came to network, meet with recruiters and hear presentations from a range of speakers. Presenters included the event organizers from the RAPS Chicago Chapter, several experienced regulatory professionals talking about their own career paths, job search experts, an investigator...
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    Next RAPS Virtual Career Fair Coming Up 23 April

    The next RAPS Virtual Career Fair will take place on Thursday, 23 April 2015, from 12 to 4:30 pm EDT. This virtual event brings together hiring managers and recruiters from leading healthcare organizations with regulatory job seekers in an interactive online job fair. Using an online platform, job seekers can chat in real time with representatives from companies that are hiring now, submit resumes and respond to multiple job openings securely and easily. Registrati...
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    Transforming Temporary Resourcing into Strategic Resourcing

    • 26 March 2014
    Human resourcing in the pharmaceutical, device and biotech industries is characterized by tremendous upsizing and downsizing, a direct reflection of the ever-changing pace of product development. The focus everywhere is on flexibility, scalability and profitability. These conditions have led to a seismic change: from a primary dependence on long-term hiring of permanent full-time employees (FTEs) to an "on-demand" approach to human resourcing. The market has adapted to th...
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    First Years in a Regulatory Career

    "The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them." --George Bernard Shaw Entering a new field is often a challenge, but knowing what to expect and how others have prepared for it can help. The best information comes from people who are right in the middle of the challenge. Therefore, as a professor in the University of Washington's Biomedical Regulatory Affairs Master's Progr...
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    RAPS DC/Baltimore Chapter Career Day Offers Insight, Opportunity to Meet Employers

    • 10 June 2013
    "Don't always assume you don't have the experience." That was the message to, students, graduates and seasoned regulatory professionals from Andrea Chamblee, regulatory counsel, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). She presented her insights at the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) DC/Baltimore Chapter Career Day, 11 May 2013. Nearly 100 people participated in the event held at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus. Attendees were welcomed...