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Regulatory Affairs Future Leaders Programme

Who are we?

We are one of the world’s leading healthcare companies.  GSK researches, develops, manufactures and distributes life-saving vaccines, prescription medicines and consumer health products such as Sensodyne, Savlon and Panadol.

The size and scope of our organisation allows our people to answer some of the biggest questions facing everyone on the planet – questions about future healthcare needs.

What’s this area all about?

Regulatory Affairs team ensures that all new drugs meet the most rigorous standards set by the regulatory bodies across the world. We collect, collate and evaluate scientific data which confirms the Quality, Safety and Efficacy of our medicines – all while keeping track of changing global health authority requirements. These standards must be met as part of the registration processes for clinical trials and marketing approvals across the world.

What will the Programme be like?

Regulatory Affairs includes a wide range of responsibilities and fields of expertise, and you’ll experience many of them on our graduate programme. In a series of rotations over a two-year period, you’ll spend time in at least four of the following teams: Therapeutic, Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC), Non-Clinical, Labelling, Quality & Risk Management and Professional Development, Operations and Regional teams.

What’s will I learn?

You’ll follow a structured development programme that incorporates business leadership and technical training. We’ll help you build knowledge of the drug development process, as well as regulatory agency guidelines and expectations. You’ll also learn about the principles of regulatory agency review processes in Europe, Emerging Markets, Asia Pacific and North America

What’s expected of me?

We’ll expect you to manage projects and prioritise a series of tasks effectively. This means you’ll need to build working relationships with people at all levels of our organisation. Not least, we want you to keep developing new skills and knowledge wherever you find the opportunity.

What do I need to succeed?

We’re looking for graduates or post-graduates with a Life Sciences degree. You’ll also need ambition, a genuine interest in the pharmaceutical industry and a self-motivated, proactive approach. We’re looking for clear, effective communicators who can quickly build a rapport with a wide range of people. It’s also important that you can adapt to change and keep focused when the pressure is on. While you’ve got drive, you’re a real team player who actively collaborates with others. In addition, you’ll need an analytical mind, a talent for multi-tasking and the ability to influence others.

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