Job Details
  • Reference383189A_1636523867
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted29 days ago
  • ConsultantLeanne Porter

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage two APS6 Regulatory Scientists on a contract for 6 &12 months.

About the Role:

The APS6 Regulatory Scientist will assist with the management of shortage notifications submitted by industry, with responsibilities for market assessments and evaluation of applications for supply of overseas-registered medicines to mitigate shortages of Australian medicines. They will also be responsible for handling phone and email enquiries to the Medicine Shortages Section, in a roster system with other APS 6 staff. The role requires extensive liaison with patients and consumers, the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare practitioners and other areas within agency.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate documents, applications and submissions relevant to the approval process for supply of overseas-registered medicines in Australia.
  • Prepare a range of written communication materials, including correspondence with stakeholders, briefs, reports, scientific and/or technical documentation and policy papers.
  • Assist with the provision of expert advice to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Liaise, engage and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to resolve complex and/or sensitive issues in relation to compliance with legislation and agency requirements.
  • Assist with implementation of reform work and business improvements.
  • Represent the agency at cross agency meetings, conferences and other forums.
  • Contribute to team goals and broader organisational objectives by undertaking other tasks as required.

Key Capabilities

  • The ability to work collaboratively and contribute as an effective team member
  • A sound understanding of the regulatory framework for therapeutic goods in Australia, including applicable standards and guidelines, or demonstrated ability to rapidly learn and apply this knowledge
  • Strong scientific analytical ability
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects, work to tight deadlines and respond quickly to changing priorities
  • The ability to work flexibly in a high-pressure environment
  • High-level written and verbal communication skills
  • High-level interpersonal, negotiation and stakeholder management skills, including the ability to develop productive working relationships with external stakeholders to identify opportunities, facilitate cooperation and achieve outcomes.

Mandatory requirements:

Candidates must be able to demonstrate:

  • A degree in pharmacy, pharmacology, chemistry/biochemistry, biology, or in another relevant science from an Australian tertiary institution, or comparable overseas qualifications.


  • Regulatory affairs, supply chain or quality assurance experience in the pharmaceutical industry; project or program management experience. Given the volume of written communication with consumers, sponsors and stakeholders, well developed and experienced written skills are highly desirable.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Leanne Porter on 02 6268 9926 or email for further discussion.