Regulatory Affairs

Regulatory affairs is the crucial link between us, our products and external regulatory authorities such as the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the UK.

The department plays a key role in maintaining the safety of our products and their ability to have the desired effect. It also ensures that they are developed, licensed, manufactured, distributed and marketed in compliance with the relevant local legislation in order to help our customers and patients do more, feel better and live longer.

What will this placement offer me?

You’ll play a key role in managing many of our trusted global brands such as Panadol, NiQuitin, Sensodyne, Aquafresh and Beechams. The role will give you great responsibility and involvement in a wide range of projects relating to marketed and development products.

Key responsibilities include:

  • progressing the regulatory status of our products in such a manner as not to interfere with the marketing and development activities of the business
  • preparing accurate, high-quality submissions and ensuring all files and databases are effectively managed
  • maintaining relationships with external regulatory authorities/bodies to ensure the smooth and timely assessment of all applications
  • providing advice to marketing and supply chain on the regulatory implications of technical changes
  • responding to queries/complaints raised by consumers and healthcare professionals, and documenting reported adverse events

Do I have the skills?

Regulatory affairs placements exist for students who are currently taking a degree in pharmacy, chemistry or life sciences and are on track for a 2:1 (or equivalent) or above. Your industrial placement must be recognised or supported by your university.

Strongly customer-focused, you should be able to prioritise your workload and demonstrate meticulous attention to detail. Core skills include communication, team-working, organisation and problem solving. Most importantly, you’ll be a team player who can work with people across functions and disciplines.

Where will I be based?

You will be based at our headquarters GSK House in Brentford.

When can I start?

Placements start any time between June and September 2018 (start and end dates are flexible for the outgoing and incoming needs of the students and the business). Placements run for twelve months.

How can I apply?

Applications for Regulatory Affairs will open on the 15th of November.