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Senior Pharmaceutical Assessor

Veterinary Medicines Directorate
£57,316 - £64,380 per annum + 25 days Annual leave + Pension Scheme
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Veterinary Medicines Directorate




Senior Pharmaceutical Assessor




Location: Addlestone, Surrey KT15 3LS


Salary: £57,316 - £64,380 per annum + 25 days Annual leave + Pension Scheme


Reference number: 334511


Contract type: Permanent


Working pattern: Full-time, Job share, Part-time




The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) is an Executive Agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and is responsible for ensuring the safety, quality, and efficacy of veterinary medicines in the UK.


We have a vacancy for two Senior Pharmaceutical Assessors in the Quality Team


This exciting and interesting job puts you at heart of authorising veterinary medicines for the UK market and plays a major role in assuring the quality and hence the safety and efficacy of these medicines. You will be a member of the Quality team, one of three specialist teams within the Pharmaceuticals Section, which is in turn part of the Authorisations Division.


The main role of the Quality team is to assess quality data submitted by companies in support of their applications for marketing authorisations for veterinary medicines, and applications to vary these authorisations. The Quality team also has a significant role in the delivery of the VMD’s regulatory science strategy, development of regulatory and scientific guidelines aimed at the pharmaceutical industry and supporting the delivery of VMD`s international activities, which includes training other veterinary medicine regulators.


Experience required:


Applicants must have a degree or equivalent in pharmacy, pharmaceutical science, chemistry or another relevant subject.


A substantial body of relevant experience is required for this post.


  • For applicants with a degree other than in pharmacy or pharmaceutical science, their experience must have provided an in-depth practical understanding of factors affecting the quality of medicines, for example, work in medicinal product development or as a quality assessor in a national competent authority working on complex applications. For applicants with a degree in pharmacy or pharmaceutical science, a broader type of experience might be acceptable, for example work in regulatory affairs or in an industry that is closely related to the pharmaceutical industry. Knowledge of regulatory authorisation systems for veterinary medicinal products is essential.

You must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office packages. particularly Word, Excel and Outlook.


You must use the internet effectively and have the aptitude to Learn how to use the VMD's bespoke IT systems.


You must make your application via the Civil Service Jobs website at Senior Pharmaceutical Assessor - Civil Service Jobs - GOV.UK where you will find a full job description including salary details.


Closing date: 26 February 2024.


The Veterinary Medicines Directorate is an Equal Opportunity employer


No Recruitment Agency, Newspaper or Publication calls please


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