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Veterinary Officer

Thornshaw Recruitment
Dublin (City), Leinster (IE)
Start date
3 Nov 2022
Closing date
3 Dec 2022

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Regulatory Affairs
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
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Job Details

On behalf of our client, we are currently recruiting for a  Veterinary Officer, Veterinary Assessment – Veterinary Sciences. This is a 3 year contract role. The role is hybrid with 3 days per week in the Dublin office.


 This post will appeal to a veterinarian with practice or industrial experience wishing to pursue a career in a dynamic regulatory environment with a European outlook and a focus on science-based decision making.

 The Veterinary Officer reports to the Veterinary Assessment Manager and will work with other members of the assessment team, including other vets and specialist assessors. 


The role of the Veterinary Officer is to:

  • Conduct scientific evaluation of safety and efficacy data submitted in support of applications for marketing authorisations for veterinary medicinal products.
  • Assess the benefit/risk profiles of proposed and existing veterinary medicinal products by critically appraising the benefits in terms of effectiveness whilst considering any potential risks to animals, public health, the user and the environment.
  • Prepare detailed assessment reports according to relevant EU and company standards and to the specified timelines. This includes:
  • Reviewing assessment reports prepared by other Member States from a national perspective and identify any concerns needing further clarification.
  • Following extensive training and under the direction of the manager, leading European procedures (where appropriate) relating to decentralised and mutual recognition applications for marketing authorisations for veterinary medicinal products and assuring compliance of these veterinary medicines with prescribed EU scientific standards.
  • Contribute to the development of EU regulatory standards on veterinary medicines.
  • Ensure that processes and procedures remain up to date with relevant developments in national, European and international regulations, legislation and guidelines.
  • Provide support to colleagues in the Safety & Efficacy assessment team in addressing pharmacovigilance-related matters.
  • Provide input into company communications on safety and efficacy matters.
  • Provide timely communication with applicants, other regulatory authorities, healthcare professionals and relevant stakeholders, including the provision of technical advice and information.
  • Work with other colleagues in the Veterinary Sciences Department to deliver on Departmental goals. Liaising with officers of the State, other bodies, and industry sections, as appropriate, on matters relating to safety and efficacy aspects of veterinary medicinal products.

The appointee may be requested to attend expert meetings of the European medicines network.


To be considered for this post, candidates must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine registerable with the Veterinary Council of Ireland
  •  A minimum of two years’ relevant experience in clinical veterinary practice, veterinary laboratory, academic institution or in an Animal Health company.
  • Experience in writing and/or reviewing scientific publications or reports.
  • Have excellent organisational, administrative, computer and communication skills along with demonstrable attention to detail.
  • An ability to deliver excellent customer service.
  • Sound decision making skills.
  • Proven track record of working in an environment requiring a high degree of flexibility.
  • Highly motivated with proven ability to manage multiple deadlines and tasks effectively.
  • Demonstrable ability to work both on own initiative and as part of a team.

In addition, the following would be considered an advantage:

  • A post-graduate qualification in veterinary medicine or other relevant discipline, e.g. regulatory affairs, statistics, clinical trials.
  • A sound understanding of the national legislation on the regulation of veterinary medicines.
  • An awareness of the EU regulatory systems for veterinary medicines.

Availability to travel for national and international meetings is a requirement in this role.

For full details contact Linda at +353 1 2784703 or email your CV to Thornshaw Scientific is a division of the CPL Group


Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment has been providing a reputable recruitment service to the Biopharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical, Clinical Research, Medical Device, Food and Healthcare industries for over 15 years.

Our strategic focus has always been to grow the business in a way which has ensured the quality of our service has never been compromised. In 2005 Thornshaw was acquired by Cpl Resources, one of Europe’s most successful recruitment companies.

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00 353 (1) 278 4671
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6 Old Dublin Road
Co. Dublin
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