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Careers in Regulatory Affairs

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
9:00 am to 10:00 am

Regulatory Affairs (RA) has developed from the desire of governments to protect public health by controlling the safety and efficacy of healthcare and related products, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biologics and nutritional products. Organizations including major multinational pharmaceutical corporations, small biotech companies, and research universities like Duke and UNC have specialist departments of Regulatory Affairs professionals. RA is a promising field for scientists searching for alternative careers because it offers a multitude of starting jobs and opportunities for advancement.


  • Josh Johnson, PhD (Experimental Psychology) Regulatory Affairs Manager, Merz Pharmaceuticals (former Duke postdoc) 
  • Kelly Lindblom, PhD (Pharmacology), Regulatory Affairs Scientist, Duke Office of Regulatory Affairs and Quality (former Duke PhD student) 
  • Kelly McKnight, PhD (Genetics), Regulatory Affairs Coordinator, Duke Cancer Institute (former Duke postdoc) 
  • Xiaoting (Tina) Wang, PhD (Neuroscience), Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist, GW Pharmaceuticals (former Duke postdoc)

This event is part of the 2016-17 Careers Beyond Academia Series, co-sponsored by The Graduate School's Professional Development Series, the Duke Career Center, and the Office of Postdoctoral Services. Questions about this event? Contact Molly Starback, Director of Duke Postdoc Services, at

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Jones Building, Room 143
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Event Category

  • Professional Development