Rapidly evolving regulations and expansion of international markets creates an increasing need for highly trained professionals in the complex industry of Regulatory Affairs. As domestic and international laws and regulations change, the need for regulatory affairs professionals who can help companies navigate this ever-changing environment and bring biomedical and food products to market continues to grow.
Professionals in the field can serve any number of diverse functions including the formation of efficient public policies, the implementation of regulatory guidelines, ensuring industry’s compliance with regulations, and developing regulatory strategies of companies looking to create a sustainable competitive advantage in the food, drugs, biologics and medical devices industry. Careers in this field can be found in private corporations, nonprofit regulatory organizations and the federal government.
|Compliance Manager||Project Manager|
|Clinical Scientist||Public Policy and Legislative Affairs Manager|
|Data Analyst||Quality Assurance Manager|
|Data Security Analyst||Quality Control|
|Drug Safety Analyst||Regulatory Affairs Specialist|
|International Regulatory Associate||Regulatory Reviewer|
|Post Market Surveillance Officer||Regulatory Writer|
Some positions may require additional experience or licensing.
|Bain Capital Ventures||New England HealthCare Institute|
|Dana-Farber Cancer Institute||RevereIT LLC|
|Enanta Pharmaceuticals||SpineFrontier Inc.|
|Food and Beverage||Pharmaceutical|
|Government||Research and Safety|
These samples titles can be used to research internship opportunities.
- Data Security Intern
- Pharmacovigilance Intern
- Post Professional Masters (PPM) Intern in Regulatory Affairs
- Quality Assurance Intern
- Regulation Development Intern
- Regulatory Affairs Intern
Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.
Websites for Career Exploration
- Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook
- MassCIS – Massachusetts Information System
- Vocational Biographies (username: NE Univ; password: RAZDE)
Websites for Job Search
Campus Organizations and Activities
- Biochemistry Club (BCC)
- Biology Club (Bio Club)
- Biomedical Engineering Society
- Graduate Student Biology Club
- NU Science Magazine
- Pre-Health Society
For additional student organizations click here.
For additional student involvement opportunities click here.
Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.
- American College of Toxicology
- Drug Information Association
- Food and Drug Law Institute
- Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society
- The Organization for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs
- BioProcess International
Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups and Twitter handles. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media and LinkedIn pages for more information on how to leverage your social media network.
- Northeastern University Career Development
- Northeastern University International Students and Alumni Networking Group
- sheLEADS at Northeastern