Regulatory Science Specialist

Job Locations US-WI-DeForest
Job ID
Position Type
Full Time
Reports To
External Affairs Sr Director

Role Overview

Genus PLC has an exciting opportunity. We are looking for a Regulatory Science Specialist to develop and manage regulatory submission documentation and ensure compliance of Genus research and product development activities with applicable laws and regulations. The position is located in our Deforest office and remote work is an option. The Regulatory Science Specialist will execute the plan for development and submission of global registration dossiers related to the new products developed through gene-editing and other new technologies. The chosen candidate is accountable for establishing Regulatory Science strategy to obtain timely global approvals, including addressing country specific requirements, by aligning and collaborating with cross-functional teams.  As part of our Global Regulatory team, you’ll be at the forefront of our business and building solutions that ultimately provide genetic improvement to help nourish the world.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Lead the development of regulatory science data for approvals and product registrations.
  • Develop and submit all necessary documents for global regulatory approvals for new products developed via gene-editing and other new technologies.
  • Develop and manage all approvals for regulated research and development activities to ensure compliance with all domestic and global regulations.
  • Identify and mitigate potential risks associated with regulatory submission and/or associated timelines, and action planning as needed.
  • Develop and coordinate responses to any questions received from regulatory agencies.
  • Assist with development of budget and forecast projections for the regulatory science function and key regulatory phase projects.


Basic Qualifications: (required)

  • Advanced degree required in Animal Science, Plant Science, Life Sciences generally or another relevant field.
  • A minimum of 5 years regulatory science and compliance experience
  • Ability to educate relevant parties on global regulations and policies that require compliance
  • Demonstrated success and extensive knowledge of applicable government regulations and in regulatory filings for US and other key countries/regions (and ability to stay current)
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with cross-functional teams and influence to achieve deliverables
  • Familiarity with gene editing technology and global biotech regulations for in-country production and import of biotech products
  • Ability to work in and maintain performance expectations in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong project management and communication skills with the ability to communicate in an organized and concise manner.
  • Self-starter capable of personal and professional growth
  • Ability to work both autonomously and collaborate across teams and functional areas
  • Work requires continual attention to detail and ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other relevant software applications
  • Ability to travel when required both domestically and internationally, maximum 25%
  • Authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship


Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated experience making regulatory submissions to Food and Drug Administrations/Center for Veterinary Medicine

Business Overview

Genus is an agricultural biotechnology pioneer. We are a global FTSE 250 company, headquartered in the UK, and listed on the London Stock Exchange.  Genus PLC has a presence in over 70 countries and a global workforce of over 3,000 employees and growing.  We are a worldwide leader in porcine and bovine animal genetics, partnering with farmers to transform how we nourish the world – a mission that is important to a sustainable future. 


Our vision is clear: Pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world.

Benefits Overview

At Genus we offer a competitive salary. Benefits include health, dental, vision, FSA/HSA, long and short-term disability, 401K, tuition reimbursement, paid holidays and ETO (employee time off). This position will have opportunity for growth.

Equal Employment Opportunities

Genus is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. Genus prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Genus conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.


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