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Senior Regulatory CMC Consultant

Barrington James
United Kingdom (GB)
Competitive salary
Start date
23 May 2024
Closing date
22 Jun 2024

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Regulatory Affairs, CMC
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Job Details

An exceptional opportunity awaits with our client, a dynamic Regulatory Affairs Consultancy with a presence in the UK, Switzerland, and Ireland, serving global clients. In this role, you will join a team of seasoned experts in Regulatory, CMC, Clinical, and Non-Clinical fields, leveraging your CMC and Regulatory expertise to provide comprehensive support and guidance to clients throughout the product development lifecycle.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of delivering top-notch regulatory advice and support to both internal and external stakeholders. Experience with innovative biological products and small molecules is essential, and a background in vaccines, ATMPs, or previous experience with FDA/EMA/National regulatory authorities is highly desirable. The successful candidate will possess a solution-oriented mindset, a proactive attitude, and the ability to think creatively to achieve optimal outcomes for clients and products.

Qualifications (Senior Consultant)

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree; PhD or Pharmacy degree preferred.
  • At least 3-5 years of regulatory experience in the industry, with significant experience with EU and US Regulatory Authorities strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in English is required; proficiency in an additional European language is an asset.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Advanced analytical thinking with a solution-focused approach.
  • Collaborative and forward-thinking attitude.
  • Proven consulting skills desirable (training available).
  • Advanced Microsoft IT skills (training available). Previous experience with industry document management systems is highly desirable.

Responsibilities (Senior Consultant)

  • Provide CMC advice and support on client engagements for both biological and small molecules, including innovative and first-in-class products.
  • Support CMC regulatory activities such as dossier authoring (IND/IMPD, MAA/NDA Module 3), preparation of Scientific Advice briefing documents, and responses to Requests for Information. Lifecycle maintenance activities.
  • Gather and process data, collaborating with technical functions within client organizations to generate necessary submission documents.
  • Offer regulatory and strategic advice to address issues raised by Regulatory Authorities.
  • Prioritize tasks effectively, remaining agile and responsive to changing and conflicting priorities.
  • Deliver high-quality work that exceeds client expectations.
  • Proactively seek opportunities to develop and enhance professional skills.
  • Take initiative and actively seek out solutions aligned with client business needs.
  • Contribute to thought leadership activities, including attending conferences, authoring journal and website articles, and expanding the client database.

Qualifications (Principal Consultant)

  • All qualifications of a Senior Consultant, with at least 10-15 years of industry experience, including time spent within a National Competent Authority, FDA, or EMA.
  • Proven business development skills with a track record of creating or developing client relationships.
  • Experience advising senior leadership within client organizations (e.g., CEO, CSO, COO).
  • Strong understanding of the challenges faced by smaller biotech companies in early development (Proof of Concept to Phase 2).
  • Ability to tailor advice to client constraints, navigating regulatory requirements to streamline development activities.
  • Willingness to travel within Europe occasionally (<10% of the time).

Responsibilities (Principal Consultant)

  • All responsibilities of a Senior Consultant, plus:
  • Take an active role in business growth by creating, leading, and managing client relationships.
  • Lead and manage multi-functional (Clinical, Non-Clinical, CMC, Regulatory) Subject Matter Expert teams to deliver client engagements.
  • Lead CMC development activities on behalf of clients, integrating seamlessly into their teams to deliver CMC programs in collaboration with clients, CROs, and CDMOs.
  • Conduct technical due diligence on client assets for both buy and sell sides, advising on communication strategies and risk management.
  • Coach and mentor less experienced colleagues in areas of expertise.

Our Offer

  • A supportive and collaborative environment with opportunities for professional development.
  • An outstanding opportunity to join a small consultancy and contribute to its growth.
  • A home-based role with high flexibility.
  • A competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • An excellent bonus scheme.


We’re great at what we do. A collection of the worlds finest Life Science recruiters working for the worlds best Life Science consultancy.

Originally, a purely contingency and contract recruiter, focused in the UK, Barrington James is now a sophisticated, highly effective provider of human resources solutions up to full RPO, partnering the pharma, medical devices, and healthcare industries right across the globe.

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01293 776644
Victoria House
Consort Way
United Kingdom

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