Abbott Regulatory Affairs Project Manager in Sunnyvale, United States

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.


Primary Function

Recognized as an expert and resource in regulatory affairs for domestic and international filings.

In addition, provides strategy for protocols and approves product testing protocols and reports, and product approval strategies under the direction fo the Regulatory Affairs Manager.

Supports project teams to obtain worldwide regulatory approval or clearance for AVD products.

Provides regulatory support to ensure compliance with all FDA and international regulatory requirements.

Main Responsibilities

1) Serve as a mentor for Regulatory Affairs Coordinators, Associates, and Assistants.

2) Develop global regulatory strategies for new and modified products.

Participate in and provide input to project teams to assure that FDA and international product registrations and licensing applications (original submission and subsequent product enhancements.).

3) Prepare and submit PMA, IDE, 510(k) and international product registrations and licensing applications (original submission and subsequent product enhancements.).

4) Maintains a professional demeanor and technical expertise through familiarity with the literature, attendance at professional meetings and participation in team meetings.

5)Interpret new or existing regulatory requirements as they relate to AVD products and procedures.

Review and advise on labeling, product claims, marketing brochures, and other publications to ensure compliance with regulations.

Accountability / Scope / Budget

The nature and magnitude of the impact of this position's decisions and/or actions could potentially impact up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Earlier filings and/or approvals due to innovative strategy or excellence in execution can positively impact the company's revenues and corporate image.

Minimum Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree (preferably in medical, science or engineering related discipline) or equivalent combination of education and work experience is required. Preferably 8 years experience in the medical device industry, with 5 of those years related to the preparation of FDA submissions (PMA, IDE, 510(k)) for Class I, II, and III medical devices. Ability to work effectively on project teams. Must be able to juggle multiple and competing priorities. Strong written, verbal, presentation, and organizational skills. Scientific writing experience is required. Working knowledge of QSR, ISO, and EN standards. Strong working knowledge of regulatory requirements for European community, Japan, Canada, and other countries.


Regulatory Operations


ASJM Abbott St. Jude Medical


United States of America > Sunnyvale > S4494 : 645 Almanor Ave





Yes, 5 % of the Time




Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

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