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Scientific Regulatory Specialist

Keller and Heckman LLP
Washington D.C.
Dependent on qualifications
Closing date
Nov 2, 2022

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Field of specialization
General / Technical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

International law firm, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is seeking a Scientific Regulatory Specialist with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, or related science to work in our Washington, D.C., Office to provide support to our partners, associates, and scientists in our Food and Drug practice group.

The essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assist in collection and preparation of product information needed to conduct legal and regulatory reviews
  • Research and prepare summaries of laws, regulations, and technical guidance documents
  • Monitor regulatory and legislative initiatives of relevance at the state and federal levels
  • Assist in the preparation of government submissions and filings
  • Track submissions filed with government agencies in the US and abroad

This position requires a self-starter who is detailed oriented, organized, and dependable with a demonstrated ability to handle tasks independently and with little supervision.  Other required skills include strong oral and written communication skills, excellent online research skills, ability to work well in a team environment and accommodate changing priorities, and ability to exercise sound judgment.

We offer a 35-hour work week, a convenient Metro Center address, a professional and friendly work environment, an excellent benefit package, and salary commensurate with experience.  Some overtime and travel may be required.

Send resume and cover letter to Jennifer Ireland, Human Resources and Recruitment Manager, Keller and Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, NW, Suite 500 West, Washington, D.C. 20001 to  E.O.E.


Keller and Heckman, founded in 1962, has a broad practice in the areas of regulatory law, litigation, and business transactions, serving both domestic and international clients. Our firm is a pioneer in the use of interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving. Since 1971, we have had an in-house scientific staff that works closely with the firm's attorneys on matters of technical complexity. Many of our attorneys also have government experience and expertise in multiple areas of the law. Keller and Heckman represents a wide spectrum of companies and trade associations servicing a range of industries, including food and food additives, plastics, pesticides, industrial and specialty chemicals, drugs and medical devices, transportation, and telecommunications. The firm's practice covers the diverse regulatory areas that affect these industries, as well as business counseling and litigation issues. Our attorneys and scientists emphasize creative service to clients involved in the development of new products, services, and markets. Our attorneys and staff serve clients from offices in Washington, DC, Brussels, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Paris.

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