Life Scientific International

Our Regulatory Science team are recruiting

Regulatory Specialist in Residues and Analytical Methods

 Who we are

Specialising in the development and registration of plant protection products, Life Scientific Ltd is now located its purpose built facility in Belfield Office park located adjacent to the UCD campus.

Together with our partner InVivo (, France’s largest co-op (€6billion global sales; 8,800 employees worldwide), we are expanding our R&D pipeline to support our global growth.

Our goal is to be the most successful agrochemical innovator ever. Everything we do supports this goal, scientifically and commercially. Our company culture is based on shared leadership and coupling responsibility to expertise; creating a flexible, collaborative environment for a uniquely rewarding and enjoyable work experience.

Life Scientific’s competitive advantage is based on being first to market. The laboratory and regulatory teams work seamlessly together to ensure the best possible outcomes in the shortest possible timeframes. Our Supply Chain team manage a virtual, global supply chain, sourcing active ingredients from China and outsourcing manufacturing to toll manufacturing partners in Europe.

Our products are quality assured by our Quality Compliance team, and sold through exclusive relationships with distributors in key chosen markets.

The role:

Due to ongoing growth of our product portfolio and the continual defence of existing product authorisations through the renewal process, we have exciting opportunities in our Regulatory team for scientists who wish to put their knowledge and training to use in a fast-paced, results-focused commercial R&D environment. The role is suitable for graduate level scientists with a background in analytical chemistry. The main responsibilities of this role include:

  • Preparing position papers and higher tier refinements to support residue risk assessment
  • Conducting dietary risk assessments for humans and livestock
  • Design and troubleshooting of residue trials, metabolism studies and analytical methods supporting these studies
  • Data gap analysis for active substances and products
  • Preparation and review of draft registration reports, with a particular emphasis on residues and analytical methods sections
  • Liaison with Member State regulatory authorities, consultants, CROs, test facilities and other internal departments (e.g. laboratory)


  • Excellent academic record in a relevant scientific subject (chemistry or related disciplines). A degree is essential, with a masters or PhD being an advantage
  • Ability to present clear and concise written arguments to support a specific regulatory or scientific position on a topic
  • Perform tasks in an accurate, timely and efficient manner
  • Excellent attention to detail is a must
  • Ability to work on own initiative or as part of a team, in meeting strict timelines
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to multi-task and work in an environment with shifting priorities
  • Proactively seek to add value to processes, both existing and new
  • Performance driven, with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel,
  • Proficiency in an EU language (French/German/Spanish/Italian) would be an advantage

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