Scientific Officer – Exempt Medicinal Products, Market Compliance, Compliance

Closing date for applications: 23/09/2019

Role Summary

Reporting to the Quality Defects & Recalls Manager, the role of the Scientific Officer in the Exempt Medicinal Products area is to ensure compliance with Irish regulations of wholesalers and manufacturers that supply Exempt Medicinal Products (EMPs) to Ireland, by providing guidance in this area as needed.

Key aspects of the role of Scientific Officer – Exempt Medicinal Products include:

  • Assisting in the management of the HPRA Exempt Medicinal Product Notification System to ensure that all wholesalers or manufacturers bringing such products into Ireland for supply on the Irish market are notifying receipt of EMPs correctly. This involves liaising closely with such wholesalers to set up such notification accounts and dealing with any problems with product information notified as they arise.


  • Analysing EMP notification data in order to understand the usage of EMPs in Ireland and the factors that may lead to fewer EMPs being required.


  • A decrease in supply of high-risk or high-volume exempt medicinal products and products with an authorised alternative is a key HPRA objective and, in conjunction with other HPRA Departments, this role has involvement in achieving this.


  • On an ongoing basis liaise with Healthcare Professionals to address queries or concerns they may have in relation to EMPs. Consideration is given to patient needs, balanced against the legislative requirements when handling such requests or queries.


Applications should be submitted via the HPRA Recruitment Portal.

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