Nominations Process

RAPS is seeking qualified individuals to serve on the REC (RAPS European Council) for a 2021-2023 term. This is an opportunity to lead the premier global organization for regulatory professionals and to help shape the future of the regulatory profession in Europe. The REC guides RAPS’ efforts to advance and support the regulatory profession in Europe and serves as a resource for identifying needs and issues affecting the profession, including regulatory, cultural, political and other relevant perspectives.

This opportunity is open to all Europe-based voting members in good standing. Associate and student members are not eligible to apply.

REC Position Openings

  • Member (one open position for a two-year term for 2021 - 2023)
  • To ensure the continued knowledge diversity on the REC, preference for this current opening will be given to regulatory professionals with pharma and/or biotech backgrounds

Timeline for Nomination Process

The general process and timeline for the 2021 nomination process are:

  • Call for applications open to all European-based voting members: 4 June – 18 June 2021
  • Nominations Committee review and selection: June/July 2021
  • Nominations Committee announces slate: July 2021

How to Submit a Nomination

Potential nominees must be full members in good standing and be permanently based in Europe. Self-nominations are encouraged. Nominees must complete and submit the following materials by 18 June 2021:

  • Review below criteria used for the selection of REC candidates.
  • Nomination Form
  • Submit completed application, current resume or abbreviated curriculum vitae and two letters of support to (Letters do not need to be attached to the nomination but must be received by 18 June 2021. Letters should address the candidate’s professional leadership experience and abilities, ability to serve as an ambassador for RAPS, and the candidate’s ability to engage in collegial, strategic discussion and debate.)
  • For assistance, please email or dial +1 301 770 2920 ext. 271.

Criteria Used for the Selection of REC Candidates

In reviewing candidates, the REC nominations committee will consider:

  • Leadership and experience in the regulatory profession in Europe.
  • Previous or current involvement with and service to RAPS.
  • Strategic thinking and the ability to envision opportunities for the profession in Europe.
  • Positive leadership attributes and the ability to work enthusiastically and collaboratively with other REC members and RAPS stakeholders.
  • Commitment to actively participate in several meetings per year and to engage in regular communications.
  • Ability to represent RAPS as an ambassador with regulatory affairs community stakeholders.