Volunteering opportunities

From active participation in a SPIN group to sitting on the TOPRA Board, there are plenty of opportunities to contribute.

Current Opportunities


Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls CRED Course Working Party Members

Ways to contribute

The TOPRA Continuing Regulatory Education and Development (CRED) Programme is a series of regulatory affairs courses designed to help professionals keep up to date or develop their career in new directions.

TOPRA is seeking experts in Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls to become part of our CRED Course working party.

We are currently looking for someone to chair the working party and members to contribute to the planning and development of the course via teleconference meetings.

Experience/knowledge needed
  • Good presentation and interpersonal skills
  • At least 5 years experience working in the area of Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls
  • Previous experience of being involved in a 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.

 

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

 


Pharmacovigilance CRED Course Working Party Members

Ways to contribute

The TOPRA Continuing Regulatory Education and Development (CRED) Programme is a series of regulatory affairs courses designed to help professionals keep up to date or develop their career in new directions.

TOPRA is seeking experts in Pharmacovigilance to become part of our CRED Course working party.

We are currently looking for someone to chair the working party and members to contribute to the planning and development of the course via teleconference meetings.

Experience/knowledge needed
  • Good presentation and interpersonal skills
  • At least 5 years experience working in the area of Pharmacovigilance
  • 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.

 


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


Assessment panel members

TOPRA is currently developing a number of initiatives around CPD and are looking for five to ten volunteers who would be willing to contribute to the following:

  • Providing auditing and feedback of members CPD entries
  • Assessment of applications for chartered or registered status
  • Assessment of degrees or degree modules submitted for accreditation by TOPRA

We are looking for members who have five or more years experience in regulatory affairs and experience of line management and hiring regulatory staff. Professional registration such as CSci or equivalent would be helpful. You do not need to have experience in assessing CPD or other applications as we will provide training and we are looking for members in all areas of regulatory affairs including Human and veterinary medicines and devices.

We anticipate that this role will require attendance at an annual training day and approximately 10 hours per year. To register your interest for this, please send your CV to Samantha.



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:

  • Clinical Evaluation of Medical Devices
  • Electrical, Electronic and Software Medical Devices
  • Post Market Surveillance and Vigilance for Medical Devices

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.

 


Advocacy – spreading the message about regulatory careers

Ways to contribute

Spread the word about TOPRA and the importance of supporting the regulatory profession by active involvement in SPIN and/or TOPRA In groups, etc.

We are actively looking for TOPRA members to volunteer their time to present short careers talks at universities and schools in their area.

Experience/knowledge needed

Good interpersonal skills

Experience of presenting

Passion for raising awareness of Regulatory Affairs as a career

Location

Global –members can apply to be an advocate in their local territory.

How do I find out more?

Email Sinead


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



CPD/eLearning Working Party

Ways to contribute

This new Working Party will help shape TOPRA’s CPD and eLearning offerings – as well as contribute CPD content and articles.

Experience/knowledge needed

An enthusiasm for and practical experience of recording/delivering CPD, plus in-depth specialist expertise in a regulatory specialty.

Location

Virtual – Members from all locations welcome to apply.

How do I find out more?

Email Samantha



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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