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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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    8 Pieces of Advice for New Regulatory Professionals

    The sheer volume of laws, regulations and guidance documents covering medicines and medical technology means new regulatory professionals have a lot to learn. Even those who have regulatory experience may find themselves behind a steep learning curve when taking on new responsibilities or switching jobs. What should new regulatory professionals or those changing product lines or industries do to position themselves for success? David Chadwick, PhD, RAC, FRAPS, who is ...
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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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    Disruptive Technologies Expert Ray Wang to Keynote Regulatory Convergence in San Jose, CA

    R “Ray” Wang, principal analyst, founder, and chairman of Silicon Valley-based Constellation Research will deliver the opening keynote Sunday evening, 18 September, at RAPS’ 2016 Regulatory Convergence conference in San Jose, CA. The Convergence, the largest annual gathering of healthcare product regulatory professionals, will be held at the San Jose Convention Center 17–20 September. Wang works with Global 2000 companies on areas including innovation, busines...
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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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    Updated: RAPS Calls for Board Nominations Deadline Extended to 1 June

    RAPS has opened the nomination process for four open positions on its board of directors for the 2017–19 term. Regulatory leaders are needed to serve as president-elect, treasurer and directors (two open positions). Nominations and supporting materials, including resume or curriculum vitae (CV) and two letters of support, must be submitted to RAPS by 1 June 2016. Nominees must be active RAPS members in good standing. “This is a great opportunity to lead the pre...
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    RAPS Releases Position Specification for New Executive Director

    RAPS has taken the next step in its search for a new executive director , releasing the position specification , which details the qualifications, responsibilities and competencies required of potential candidates. RAPS' board of directors and its executive director search committee worked with executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates (RRA) to develop the specification. The full position specification document is available online or by contacting RRA...
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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 Seeks Applications for 2016 Fellows

    RAPS is now seeking applications for the 2016 class of RAPS Fellows. Being named a RAPS Fellow is a unique and exceptional achievement within the regulatory profession. Since 2008, the RAPS Fellows program has recognized senior-level regulatory professionals for continued significant contributions to, and leadership in advancing, the global regulatory profession. “Selection as a RAPS Fellow is an honor and an important recognition of those individuals who have ...
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    RAPS Launches Global Survey of Regulatory Professionals' Work and Compensation

    RAPS has just launched its biennial global survey of regulatory professionals who work with healthcare and related products. RAPS’ Scope of Practice & Compensation Survey of the Regulatory Profession , conducted every two years, is the largest and most comprehensive survey of professionals in this important field, vital to ensuring healthcare products are safe and effective. Respondents work in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, governme...
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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...
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    RAPS Announces Holiday Schedule

    RAPS will close its headquarters office this year from Christmas Day until 4 January 2016. However, during the office closure, online orders may still be placed and will be shipped. Please note: some orders placed 22 and 31 December may experience slight delays. RAPS’ free shipping offer on any orders placed in December is still in effect. Regulatory Focus will publish news items and distribute issues of the RF Today e-newsletter until 23 December, then be on hiatu...