Interview with Qserve's consultant Samuel Golub
1. Tell us a bit about yourself.
I studied Medical Biology at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. During my master’s in Medical Biology, with a focus on the interface between science, management and innovation, I had my first encounter with the medical device industry (in the form of interviewing key opinion leaders for a medical device startup company). My interest was piqued and I began a search for regulatory positions in the medical device industry. Eventually, I was offered a position at a software consultancy firm in the plant breeding industry.
2. What does a typical Qserve work day look like?
My daily tasks range from doing clinical evaluations (e.g. literature searches) for certain medical devices, to assisting companies draft quality agreements or resolve issues between them and their upstream/downstream third parties. I mostly enjoy working on projects in which my subject-matter expertise has a substantial presence (see question 4). I assist manufacturers seeking compliance for procedures concerning privacy legislation, train companies on the legal ‘ins and outs’ of subjects such as economic operators and assist them with implementing such matters in their daily operations.
3. How would you describe your work experience thus far as a Regulatory Affairs Consultant with Qserve?
It has been a really good experience to work among consultants with various backgrounds and with different levels of expertise. This means that there is always a colleague available to help answer a difficult question about any topic. For me, the best part of my job is helping clients meet their goals and targets, while utilizing my position to significantly and positively influence healthcare and patient outcomes.
4. What is your specialization?
Economic operators, GDPR & contract law.
5. What do you hope your position contributes to the team?
I think that the combination of my biomedical and legal backgrounds will be of added value, especially as those areas are intertwined in the medical device industry. Most significantly, my perseverance, analytical way of thinking, the willingness to be frank with clients and decisive in situations that call for it, will make for a positive contribution to the team.