A day in the life of a scientific regulatory affairs manager

Original article written by Elisabeth Palin| November 4, 2020| Sciencemag.org


In his scientific career, Adrian Land has hit all three of the classic academia-government-industry triumvirate. “The problems have changed,” says Land, who after completing a Ph.D. and postdoc in microbiology worked at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before moving to regulatory affairs at consumer goods company Procter & Gamble. And “the environment in which I’m going to answer them is a bit different.” But, Land continues, “I still see myself as a deeply analytical thinker and a problem solver.” All the skills he gained in academia “allowed me to get a fast start in each of my roles, whether I was shifting from academia to government or from government to industry.”

Land’s current job as a global senior regulatory manager involves figuring out the regulatory landscape for a given market and devising pathways and rules to ensure that his company’s R&D, legal, and marketing efforts converge into a compliant product….Read more here!

By Erica Kryst, PhD
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