Director, Regulatory Affairs (Drug)

Basel, Switzerland | Munich, Germany | Paris, France


Alira Health is a very dynamic company that aims to provide best-in-class regulatory services adapted to the needs of our clients. Our regulatory department is growing, and we are looking for a director in drug regulatory affairs to be a key contributor by providing sound experience in the field of drug development in the pharmaceutical industry (or consultancy).

As Director you will be responsible to manage your own clients, drive the business development of the regulatory practice and support the growth and development of a local team.

While the position will be based in Europe (Basel, Paris, Munich etc.) and report to the VP Regulatory Affairs, a global experience (FDA and other countries) is preferred.


  • Be in contact with clients and advice to develop a regulatory proposal based on their business needs
  • Develop business proposals, assess and organize regulatory activities to be executed for projects
  • Develop and lead regulatory activities for their own projects with the support of Alira Health consultants if needed e.g.:
  • Provide regulatory strategy advice for clinical development or registration
  • Interact with health authorities
  • Prepare and submit packages for regulatory agencies EMA, EU National Health Authorities, FDA (e.g. CTA/IND, scientific advice, Orphan drug designation, MAA experience is a plus)
  • Conduct due diligence road map or gap analyses
  • Contribute to the development of the regulatory practice
  • Coach development of competencies and skills of junior colleagues
  • Support the VP to define the strategic orientation of the practice
  • Represent Alira Health external to congress
  • Develop webinar or white paper to promote Alira Health
  • Contribute to the development of a network of industry contacts


  • 5-year degree in a scientific discipline (Pharmaceutical Science, Chemistry, Biology)
  • At least 10 years regulatory affairs experience in the pharmaceutical industry (or regulatory affairs consulting) with preferably at least 3 years in a  complex global environment
  • Hands on experience and sound understanding of regulatory processes and drug development
  • Ability to lead and motivate teams
  • Analytical and systematic thinking organization, with business orientation
  • Highly motivated, open and agile personality able to work in an international environment
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Organizational skills and regulatory project management skills, ability to successfully manage multiple projects to deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and writing)
  • Fluent in English (knowledge of second language would be an asset)


  • Ability to travel internationally


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.




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