Careers in regulatory affairs

Regulatory professionals are responsible for meeting governments' requirements for the safety and efficacy of products in healthcare and veterinary medicine. They keep track of the ever-changing legislation in all the regions in which the company wishes to distribute its products, advise on the legal and scientific restraints and requirements, and collect, collate and evaluate scientific data.

If you are looking to become a regulatory professional TOPRA can assist you in developing your career.

What is regulatory affairs?

Find out about healthcare regulatory affairs and its role in the development of human and veterinary medicines and for medical devices.

Careers Information Pack

If you are interested in starting a career in regulatory affairs, be it as a graduate or someone working in an allied field looking for a change, this online pack has been developed with you in mind.

TOPRA's resources for new or prospective RA professionals

Information and ideas to help you get started in healthcare regulatory affairs.

Regulatory affairs progression pathway

Although every career path is different, five 'key stages' apply to every regulatory affairs career. Find out what TOPRA can do to help you in each of them.

Competency framework

Find out what TOPRA believes are the competencies needed for regulatory professionals working in human medicines, medical devices, chemicals, food additives, pesticides and veterinary medicines.

Established professionals

How TOPRA supports those at the top of the profession

CPD and lifelong learning

Record and plan your continuing professional development with our guidance and tools


Find the best regulatory affairs vacancies with TOPRA's specialist jobs board, hosted by 

Regulatory Careers Live

TOPRA’s annual careers fair for students, graduates and young professionals.