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Regulatory Affairs Industry Career Profiles

Below is a sample of stereotypical career paths within the Reg Affairs sector in Ireland. The below scenario is most likely in a large Regulatory department, like a large Pharma manufacturing facility. Dossiers are prepared and maintained to cover worldwide markets, with specific experience like FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in the US and / or the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) in the UK often being desirable.

In terms of organisational structure, a large Dept in a pharmaceutical firm could look something like this: RA Assistant - Regulatory Affairs Officer - QA / RA Officer - Regulatory Affairs Executive / Specialist- RA Manager - Regulatory Director. Roles outside of this framework also exist like Regulatory Engineer and Regulatory Consultant

Salaries generally range from €25,000 at the entry level, to €100,000+ and higher for Reg Directors in large organisations and Consultants at the senior level.

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