Veterinary Officer, Veterinary Assessment – Veterinary Sciences

Closing date for applications: 12/02/2019


The role of the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) is to protect and enhance public and animal health by regulating medicines, medical devices and other health products. The HPRA is the national competent authority with responsibility for the assessment of applications relating to veterinary medicinal products.

The Veterinary Sciences department within the HPRA wishes to appoint a veterinarian to the role of Veterinary Officer within the Safety & Efficacy assessment team of the Veterinary Sciences Department.

The role of the Veterinary Officer is to:

o Conduct scientific evaluation of safety and efficacy data submitted in support of applications for marketing authorisations for veterinary medicinal products.
o Assess the benefit/risk profiles of proposed and existing veterinary medicinal products by critically appraising the benefits in terms of effectiveness whilst considering any potential risks to animals, public health, the user and the environment.
o Prepare detailed assessment reports according to relevant EU and HPRA standards and to the specified timelines.
o Review assessment reports prepared by other Member States from a national perspective and identify any concerns needing further clarification.
o Contribute to the development of EU regulatory standards on veterinary medicines.
o Work with other colleagues in the Veterinary Sciences Department to deliver on
departmental goals.
o Provide input into HPRA communications on safety and efficacy matters.
o Provide advice and information to stakeholders.

The appointee may be requested to attend expert meetings of the European medicines network.

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