Transferable Skills

Communication as a Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs in Regulatory and Clinical Affairs

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

Communication iskey for Regulatory Affairs. I once talked my way out of having to initiate a recall with regulators. I convinced them that it wasn't necessary and had the data to prove it. This was all due to having effective communication skills.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Basic writing and editing
  • Oral communication skills
  • Speaking clearly and effectively
  • Written communication skills

Managing Up/Down as a Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs in Regulatory and Clinical Affairs

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

In regulatory, it is imperative to have the ability to manage up/down and sideways. There was a looming risk to have certain products registered in a particular country, I had to convince my boss and other executives that we had to proceed with the registration.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Ability to manage others
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Negotiating difficult conversations

Strategic Thinking as a Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs in Regulatory and Clinical Affairs

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?
Regulatory is all about strategy.
What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems
  • Ability to set a vision and goals
  • Creating vision and goals
  • Creativity/innovative thinking

Communication as a Clinical Scientist in Regulatory and Clinical Affairs

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

Communication is a key part of clinical scientists. Half of the job is sitting in on meetings and influencing the team. The other half is communicating via email, publications, etc.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Basic writing and editing
  • Oral communication skills
  • Presenting research to scientists
  • Speaking clearly and effectively
  • Writing scientific publications
  • Written communication skills

Teamwork as a Clinical Scientist in Regulatory and Clinical Affairs

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

Clinical scientist is one role in a larger team. CS works closely with operations, regulatory affairs, medical writers, biostatisticians, etc.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Ability to work on a team
  • Ability to work with people outside the organization
  • Contributing to institution (ie participating on committees)
  • Providing constructive feedback

Managing Up/Down as a Clinical Scientist in Regulatory and Clinical Affairs

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

Clinical scientists work within larger organizations. Soft skills such as influencing both internal and external stakeholders are key to this role.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Ability to manage others
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Negotiating difficult conversations
  • Seeking advice from advisors and mentors

Strategic Thinking as a Clinical Scientist in Regulatory and Clinical Affairs

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

Clinical scientists may be involved in strategic thinking around how to best design a clinical trial; which indication to pursue for a particular molecule; how to best position the molecule for success.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems
  • Ability to set a vision and goals
  • Creating vision and goals
  • Creativity/innovative thinking

Integrity as a Clinical Scientist in Regulatory and Clinical Affairs

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

Clinical scientists design trials involving human patients, so integrity is key to every process.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Can identify and address research misconduct
  • Complying with rules and regulations
  • Demonstrating responsible authorship and publication practices
  • Demonstrating workplace etiquette
  • Maintaining positive relationships with colleagues
  • Upholding commitments and meeting deadlines

Project Management as a Clinical Scientist in Regulatory and Clinical Affairs

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

Clinical scientists are involved in the management of clinical trials.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Ability to manage a project
  • Delegating responsibilities
  • Developing/managing budgets
  • Managing data and resources
  • Planning and organizing projects
  • Providing instruction and guidance
  • Time management

Interpreting Information as a Clinical Scientist in Regulatory and Clinical Affairs

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

A key role of the clinical scientist is to stay abreast of the scientific literature and competitive landscape; it is important to fully understand how this information affects the clinical development plan.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Interpretation of data

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