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Pharmaceutical Assessor

Veterinary Medicines Directorate
Addlestone, Surrey
£ 42,577 - £47,039 per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Pharmaceutical Assessor

Addlestone, Surrey KT15 3LS


£ 42,577 - £47,039 per annum

+ 25 days Annual leave

+ Pension Scheme


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 a Pharmaceutical Assessor 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:

You must have the experience and qualifications set out below:

Relevant experience is required for this post. Knowledge of regulatory authorisation systems for veterinary medicinal products is essential.

•            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.

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.



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


The closing date for applications is 25 June 2024.


The Veterinary Medicines Directorate is an Equal Opportunity employer.


No Recruitment Agency, Newspaper or Publication calls please.


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