Director of Human Products Authorisation and Registration

Closing date for applications: 26/01/2018

The Director of Human Products Authorisation and Registration leads a department responsible for the delivery of the HPRA’s public health protection remit through the assessment of the quality, safety and efficacy of human medicines, which are authorised for use in Ireland and across the European Union. This role also supports research and development through the assessment and authorisation of clinical trials.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Director will play a full and leading part in managing and further expanding the HPRA’s European influence with respect to the authorisation and registration of human medicines.

Experience and Qualifications

To be considered for this post, candidates must, in addition to an appropriate scientific or clinical background, have over six years relevant experience at a management level which will include a minimum of three years at a senior level involved in strategic decision making in any of the following areas: the healthcare industry, clinical medicine or regulatory affairs. Significant experience in the leadership and motivation of large, high performing multi-disciplinary team(s) is required as is a strong track record in the area of performance management with the ability to communicate direction to the team, set standards for high performance and drive the achievement and delivery of results.

Further Information

Further details about the post are included in the Role Profile. Any queries should be directed to Deirdre O’Shaughnessy at OdgersBerndtson.


To pursue an interest in this position, candidates must forward a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and supporting letter by email to Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 26 January 2018.

Candidates for this role will be sourced through both an advertising and search process.

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