Volunteering opportunities

Volunteering opportunities are for TOPRA members only.

Current Opportunities

Call for European Regulatory Procedures (ERP) CRED Course Working Party Members

TOPRA is seeking experts in ERP to become part of our Continuing Regulatory Education and Development (CRED) Course working party. Working party members contribute to the planning and development of the course via teleconference meetings. The CRED Programme is a series of regulatory affairs courses designed to help professionals keep up to date or develop their career in new directions.

Experience/knowledge needed
  • Good presentation and interpersonal skills
  • At least 5 years experience working in the area of ERP
  • Previous experience of being involved in an RA related working party would be useful
Location

Suitable for European based Members.

How do I find out more?

If you have expertise in this area and are interested in getting involved please send your CV to Samantha


TOPRA IN Switzerland Steering Group Members

Aims of TOPRA IN Switzerland

TOPRA IN Switzerland was created for TOPRA members to provide a local forum for regulatory affairs professionals working and living in Switzerland. The aims of this group are:

  • To raise awareness of regulatory affairs in Switzerland with support from TOPRA
  • To support the local TOPRA members by providing a space for meetings and discussion (online and/or face to face)
  • To feedback on Regulatory changes and interpretations impacting regulatory affairs professionals in Switzerland
  • To work cooperatively with other not-for-profit or government organisations and relevant academic institutions
Ways to contribute

You must be able to commit to the role for a minimum of one year and actively contribute to teleconference meetings and activities such as articles, webinars and annual symposia sessions.

Experience/knowledge needed
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Experience of leading or being a key member of a working party or steering group in any RA field
  • Presentation skills
Location

Virtual – Members based in Switzerland are welcome to apply.

How do I find out more?

Email Sinead


Call for Generics CRED Course Working Party Members

TOPRA is seeking experts in Generics to become part of our Continuing Regulatory Education and Development (CRED) Course working party. Working party members contribute to the planning and development of the course via teleconference meetings. The CRED Programme is a series of regulatory affairs courses designed to help professionals keep up to date or develop their career in new directions.

Experience/knowledge needed
  • Good presentation and interpersonal skills
  • At least 5 years experience working in the area of Generics
  • Previous experience of being involved in an RA related working party would be useful
Location

Suitable for European based Members.

How do I find out more?

If you have expertise in this area and are interested in getting involved please send your CV to Samantha.


MedTech SPIN Chair

Aims of the MedTech SPIN

The activities of the Medical Technologies SPIN include:

  • Technical input to the MSc in Medical Technologies Regulatory Affairs
  • The production of one-day training courses on Medical Technology topics including those which are part of the CRED programme
  • Input on device topics to TOPRA's Introductory Courses
  • Development of the Medical Technologies Symposium as a parallel track for the TOPRA Annual Symposium
  • Contribution of material for special medical technology editions of the Regulatory Rapporteur

Members of the SPIN meet to exchange regulatory intelligence and experiences, particularly useful to those working in smaller companies.

Ways to contribute

The Chair role leads the steering group of up to 15 regulatory affairs professionals with expertise in medical devices. The role involves setting agendas for steering group meetings (f2f and virtual), building relationships with TOPRA and other stakeholders as part of planning activities and providing medical device expertise to the wider membership through creation of articles, webinars, course creation etc.

You must be able to commit to the role for a minimum of one year and actively contribute to telecon meetings and activities such as articles, webinars and annual symposia sessions.

Experience/knowledge needed
  • Leadership skills
  • Organisational and delegation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • At least 3 years experience working in the area of medical devices
  • Experience of leading or being a key member of a working party or steering group in any RA field
Location

Virtual – Members from all locations welcome to apply.

How do I find out more?

Email Sinead

Pharmacovigilance SPIN Chair & Steering Group Members

Aims of the Pharmacovigilance SPIN

The PV Special Interest Network (SPIN) was created for TOPRA members in January 2009 to provide a forum for regulatory affairs professionals working in the field of Pharmacovigilance. The aims of this SPIN are:

  • To raise the awareness of global pharmacovigilance in a European context
  • To promote collaboration between individuals and with other organisations involved in drug safety
  • To contribute to the raising of professional competency, standards and understanding of PV
  • To provide a forum for the exchange of information/knowledge transfer
  • To provide insights in and raise awareness of future developments.
Ways to contribute

Be a key member of the PV SPIN steering group, including the newly vacant Chair role. You must be able to commit to the role for a minimum of one year and actively contribute to telecon meetings and activities such as articles, webinars and annual symposia sessions.

Experience/knowledge needed
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • At least 3 years experience working in the area of pharmacovigilance
  • Experience of leading or being a key member of a working party or steering group in any RA field
Location

Virtual – Members from all locations welcome to apply.

How do I find out more?

Email Sinead

 


Electronic Regulatory Affairs (eRA) SPIN Steering Group

Aims of the eRA SPIN

To promote and promulgate e-Working and enable the transformation process.

Ways to contribute

Be a key member of the eRA SPIN steering group, TOPRA’s Member Community space for those interested in Electronic Regulatory Affairs (eRA). You must be able to commit to the role for a minimum of one year and actively contribute to telecon meetings and activities such as articles, webinars and annual symposia sessions.

Experience/knowledge needed
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • At least 3 years experience working in the area of electronic regulatory affairs
  • An interest in all things digital/ e-Regulatory
  • a willingness to contribute content as well as opinions
Location

Virtual – Members from all locations welcome to apply.

How do I find out more?
Email Sinead


Masterclass course leaders

TOPRA has been developing some new Masterclasses in Medical Device Regulatory Affairs that we hope will become part of a new MSc in this area. We are currently looking for course leaders to plan the programme, find speakers and organise case studies for the following courses:

  • Electrical, Electronic and Software Medical Devices (Co leader)
  • Post Market Surveillance and Vigilance for Medical Devices
  • Regulatory and related activities during the device lifecycle

Our current Masterclass module leaders estimate that this commitment takes two weeks per year in addition to the three days that the course runs. The time required for this will be reduced if two volunteers can be identified who could share the work.

Location

Suitable for European based Members.

How do I find out more?
If you have expertise in these areas and are interested in getting involved please send your CV to Samantha.

 

Ongoing Opportunities

Regulatory Rapporteur magazine

Ways to contribute

For one-off activities, you can offer to write an article or peer review one on your specialist area. Or if you are in a position to offer long-term commitment you can put yourself forward to join the editorial board.

Experience/knowledge needed

At least two years’ experience of working in regulatory affairs and ideally specialist expertise in a relevant area.

Location

Virtual and UK Face to Face meetings– Members from all locations welcome to apply.

How do I find out more?

The editorial team constitution (PDF) outlines the roles, expectations and time commitments.



InTouch newsletter

Ways to contribute

Send in your news and pictures, eg new job, or report from an activity relevant to TOPRA, eg a talk to sixth formers about RA.

Experience/knowledge needed

Just your TOPRA membership and enthusiasm!

Location

Virtual – Members from all locations welcome to apply.

How do I find out more?

Email InTouch



Mentoring

Calling all fellows! Here’s a chance to share your wealth of experience and regulatory wisdom with a young professional either by phone or online.

Ways to contribute

You can offer an insight into a specific regulatory specialty via a webinar or be available to answer questions via a TOPRA online community.

Experience/knowledge needed

You must be a TOPRA Fellow and be prepared to commit a certain number of hours per month to mentoring.

Location

Virtual – Members from all locations welcome to apply.

How do I find out more?

Email Sinead



Standing for election

Ways to contribute

Consider standing for election to the Board of Directors, the legally and financially responsible body that sets the strategic direction of TOPRA and makes sure that all is running smoothly.

Elections are held annually, and a request for nominations is usually sent out to all members by email in early July. There is an election in the autumn and our members vote on who should be part of the Board.

Experience/knowledge needed

Any member, whatever their regulatory experience, can stand for election. It is usually preferred that the nominee has done some volunteering work in TOPRA but this is not obligatory. Successful nominees must be able to become a Company Director in UK law.

Location

Global –members can apply from any country. Board meetings are held in the UK office with teleconferencing available.

How do I find out more?

Email Lynda


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