Senior Regulatory Specialist/ RA Manager

Location
Carlsbad, CA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
March 29 2017
Ref
46924BR
Position Type
Full Time
Job Description

When you're part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do challenging work, and be part of a team that values performance, quality and innovation. As part of a successful, growing global organization you will be encouraged to perform at your best. With revenues of $17 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Sr. Regulatory Analyst or Manager

Thermo Fisher Scientific is seeking an experienced Sr. Regulatory Analyst or Manager to join the exciting area of Molecular Diagnostic products. Main area of focus is Oncology including Companion Diagnostics. This position will provide strategic and tactical support to In-Vitro Diagnostic core teams and can be located at its South San Francisco, Pleasanton or Carlsbad facilities. The incumbent will work in the Global Regulatory Affairs department and will establish and execute the regulatory strategies, lead FDA pre-submission package development and subsequent meetings and author final product submissions. These activities are key to supporting our Oncology business through the utilization of our Next Generation Sequencing and PCR technologies. In addition, incumbent will ensure adherence to established processes, policies and procedures.

Position Objective Overview:

Provides Regulatory Affairs guidance/support to Thermo Fisher Scientific project teams and external partners. Main activities surround developing product regulatory strategies, guiding joint project teams through the “regulatory terrain”, determining submission requirements, facilitating and authoring pre-submission documents and subsequent meetings, as well as authoring final submission packages. The delivery of regulatory guidance to the business, project teams, and external partners are key activities toward assisting the Company in achieving its business goals. Incumbent will serve as a member of the Global Regulatory department and will have direct line reporting to: either a Sr. RA Manager or the Director of Regulatory Affairs/ Clinical.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide guidance to assure that all regulatory submissions are planned, communicated and executed per regulatory and business requirements. In addition, this position serves as a subject matter expert on various regulations and coordinates regulatory issue resolution through the use of internal resources, regulatory agencies, and outside consultants as needed.
  • Requires the ability to provide solutions based on their own knowledge and industry experience base. Detailed activities include:
  • Provide active and ongoing regulatory guidance to project teams
  • Document regulatory strategies for product submissions.
  • Facilitate and prepare U.S. regulatory Pre Submission documents for Next Generation Sequencing and PCR assays
  • Facilitate FDA pre submission meetings
  • Prepare U.S. regulatory submissions (PMA and 510(k)) for Next Generation Sequencing and PCR assays
  • Support EU representatives in their creation of CE/IVD Technical Files
  • Perform regulatory assessment of new and changed products.
  • Keep abreast of new or revised regulations, guidelines, points to consider, compliance guides, inspection reports, journals, meetings, etc.
  • Conduct trainings and/or communicate appropriate materials, as needed, in order to enhance team's knowledge of working in a regulated environment.
  • Assist Regulatory department in the update, enhancement, and creation of internal policies and procedures.
  • Participate in business meetings with potential new external partners


Educational Requirements:

  • A minimum B.Sc. degree in Biology, Chemistry, bio-engineering or related science.
Experience Requirements:
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of IVD Regulatory Affairs experience.
  • This experience must include either 510(k) or PMA Submissions. Must be well versed in the aspects of regulatory strategy creation, design control, cGMP/Quality Systems, and import/export requirements.
  • Experience as the RA representative on project core teams providing active and successful regulatory guidance and RA strategies.
  • Experience in the balance and application of regulatory requirements
  • Direct and positive experience in communicating with Regulatory Authorities and Distributors.
  • Regulatory review of promotional marketing materials, press releases, labeling, etc.

Desired Profile:

  • High energy level; positive attitude; works well under stress, Strong communicator
  • Hands-on, action-oriented, and able to implement effectively through his/her team
  • Continuous improvement minded; familiar with balancing the need for Quality and the need for efficiency
  • Able to work autonomously in a matrix-managed organization
  • Willingness to travel (~10-15%)
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and change



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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.



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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.