Scientific Officer, Assessment & Surveillance - Medical Devices

Closing date for applications: 16/06/2019

We are currently recruiting a number of Scientific Officers to work within Assessment & Surveillance section, Medical Devices.

Working as part of a team within the Assessment & Surveillance section, the Scientific Officer post will work to:

  • Ensure effective and efficient responses to all medical device (including active implantable devices) vigilance and market surveillance issues that arise.
  • Ensure that the assessment of technical data for medical devices (including active implantable devices) are carried out effectively and efficiently across the HPRA’s medical device regulatory activities (e.g. review of clinical investigations applications, notified body designation and oversight).
  • Ensure that accurate regulatory information is provided to and understood by economic operators and that medical devices assessed comply with relevant regulatory requirements Ensure that specific projects are carried out as required.
  • Provide support and technical advice within the Medical Devices department as required.


The Scientific Officer will work closely with their Manager and will maintain effective working relationships with colleagues in other sections and departments of the HPRA, and with stakeholder sections, to ensure that medical device issues requiring cross functional input are effectively investigated and followed up on.


It is envisaged that the successful candidate in this role will undertake a broad range of regulatory activities in device assessment throughout the product lifecycle including implementation of the new medical device regulation at both a European and national level.

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