Regulatory Affairs, Specialist III

San Jose, CA
July 20 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Job Description

When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work. Surrounded by collaborative colleagues, you'll have the support and opportunities that only a global leader can give you. Our respected, growing organization has an exceptional strategy for the near term and beyond. Take your place on our strong team, and help us make significant contributions to the world.

Position Summary:

The Regulatory Affairs Specialist III is responsible for providing technical support to the Regulatory Affairs Manager in order to remain in compliance with FDA, and all other U.S. and international regulatory requirements. The Regulatory Affairs Associate will prepare US and International regulatory submissions, including 510(k)'s, for LSMS products, including IVD as directed by the Regulatory Affairs Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Writes, coordinates, compiles, and submits Regulatory documents to FDA and other Regulatory Agencies, including International Authorities.
  • Prepares international documents, including Technical Files.
  • Works with Management to ensure rapid and timely approval of new products and continued Regulatory support of marketed products.
  • As directed reviews and analyzes technical protocols, data, and reports generated by Product Development, Operations, Clinical Research, Quality Assurance or other related departments.
  • Provides regulatory advice to project teams.
  • When required evaluates proposed product modifications for Regulatory impact on a world-wide basis.
  • Completes Regulatory Assessments.
  • Ensures compliance with regulatory agency regulations and interpretations.
  • Prepares responses to regulatory agencies' questions and other correspondence.
  • Gathers and assembles information necessary for submissions in accordance with regulations and relevant guidelines.
  • Develops timelines for submissions under the direction of the Regulatory Affairs Manager.
  • Engages regulators, when necessary, in oral and written communications to discuss pending or new submissions, regulatory requirements, etc.
  • Keeps current in regard to US and International regulations, guidance documents, Federal Register notices, and competitor news, and will assist in the development of best practices for Regulatory Affairs processes.
  • Reviews and approves proposed labeling, packaging, advertising and promotional materials after evaluating conformance to regulations.
  • Reviews regulatory authorization related to ongoing product design changes and field action investigations as directed by the Regulatory Affairs Manager.

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree is required, preferably in a scientific discipline.
  • Approximate experience of 4 to 6 years in the medical device and/or pharmaceutical industry OR an Advanced Degree and a minimum of 3 years of regulatory experience in the medical device and/or pharmaceutical industry is required. LCMS or Clinical Chemistry experience is preferred.
  • Solid knowledge of US FDA regulations and review processes are required.
  • Practical experience in a medical device Regulatory Environment, preparing US submissions and a successful track record are required.
  • Technical Files experience is required.
  • Experience interacting with US FDA is required.
  • Experience in Asia/Pacific and South American regulations and submissions is preferred.
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills are required, including the ability to communicate clearly, succinctly and effectively over the phone and in writing.
  • Solid interpersonal skills including the ability to remain calm, professional, diplomatic, and positive are required.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team in a timeline-driven environment with limited supervision is required.
  • Being detail-oriented, while having the ability to handle multiple ongoing projects/tasks is required.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 65,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands - Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services - we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services.

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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