Abbott Regulatory Affairs Specialist - I in Sylmar, California

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their 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, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Individuals coordinate and support technical and scientific regulatory activities, research regulations and guidance, and maintain and organize key information sources.


  • Provides support for regulatory processes and procedures.

  • Maintains current registrations by preparing documentation required and submitting documentation on schedule as directed.

  • Completes daily work to meet established schedule with guidance from supervisor on prioritization of tasks.

  • May exercise authority within pre-established limits and approval.

  • Failure to achieve results can normally be overcome without serious effect on the business.

  • Medical and regulatory terminology

  • Regulatory history, guidelines, policies, standards, practices, requirements and precedents

  • Regulatory agency structure, processes and key personnel

  • Principles and requirements of applicable product laws

  • Submission/registration types and requirements

  • GxPs (GCPs, GLPs, GMPs)

  • Principles and requirements of promotion, advertising and labeling


  • Bachelor's degree in science (biology, chemistry, microbiology, immunology, medical technology, pharmacy, pharmacology), math, engineering, or medical fields is preferred.

  • 2+ years experience in a regulated industry (e.g., medical products, nutritionals). Regulatory area is preferred but may consider quality assurance, research and development/support, scientific affairs, operations, or related area.

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Handle detailed tasks and prioritize them

  • Meet deadlines

  • Think analytically and critically

  • Review and analyze documentation

  • Work on projects/problems of limited scope

  • Research and locate information on regulatory requirements and similar products

  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action

  • General knowledge of technical alternatives and an understanding of their impact on the systems environment

  • Apply business ethical standards

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email