Compared to other areas of the pharmaceutical sector, regulatory affairs is a relatively new profession. It has come from the need for companies to ensure the safety and effectiveness of their products for patients and consumers worldwide. Regulatory affairs is applicable to pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biologics and functional foods.

Bioinformatics is the branch of science concerned with the amalgamation of Biology, IT and Computer Science to form a single subject. This field allows Scientists to make new biological discoveries, as well as creating a unified platform from which principles in biology can be derived.

Bioinformatics combines these subjects in order to solve complex biological problems, usually at the molecular and genomic levels. The need for Bioinformatics has come from the masses of genomic information that has become widely available since the Human Genome Project.


There are several application areas for Bioinformatics, including:

  • Sequence Analysis
  • Protein Structure Prediction
  • Genome Annotation
  • Comparative Genomics
  • Drug Discovery
  • Analysis of Gene/Protein Expression
  • Analysis of Mutations in Cancer

Typical employers of Bioinformatics professionals include Research Institutes and Pharmaceutical Companies. Typical jobs include:

  • Head of Bioinformatics
  • Bioinformatics Manager
  • Biostatistician
  • Computational Biologist
  • Bioinformatics Scientist
  • Bioinformatics Database Developer
  • Bioinformatician
  • Statistical Programmer
  • Genomics Manager
Regulatory affairs is a niche field for which Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS) is a specialist recruiter. We list a variety of regulatory affairs jobs through our website, and we spend a lot of time networking with regulatory affairs professionals all over the world to ensure that we are up to date with the latest changes in regulatory legislation. Many of the regulatory affairs personnel we speak to are members of The Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs (TOPRA).