Abbott Regulatory Affairs Specialist II in St. Paul, Minnesota

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.

This position performs specialized level work assignments and/or analyses, evaluation, preparation, and submission of documentation for the worldwide regulatory registration, ensuring products and procedures comply with regulatory agency specifications. Supports necessary regulatory activities required for product market entry.

Job Duties:

  • Prepares robust regulatory applications (either for FDA or for international regulatory agencies) to achieve departmental and organizational objectives.

  • Creates, reviews and approves engineering changes.

  • Acts as core team member providing review and analysis of applicable regulatory guidelines and project regulatory assessments as needed.

  • Reviews and evaluates communications to ensure communications convey all necessary detail and adhere to applicable regulatory standards including those set by the FDA or other worldwide regulatory agencies to various international affiliates.

  • Maintains pertinent domestic and international medical device regulations to ensure submission requirements world-wide are current, up-to-date and are entered into regulatory submission data base and file systems. Ensures that information of such regulations and requirements, especially those that are new or modified, are distributed to appropriate personnel.

  • May interface directly with FDA and other regulatory agencies.

  • Supports the product release process by creating GTS licenses or reviewing and approving requests for product release.

  • Review protocols and reports to support regulatory submissions.

  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.

  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and international regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Completed BA or BS degree

  • Minimum 3 or more years of experience, including a minimum of two years regulatory experience.

  • Experience with either 510(k) applications, PMA supplements and US device regulations; or, with EU and other international medical device regulations and submissions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model

  • BA / BS or higher degree in a technical discipline

  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment

  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment

  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail

  • Ability to travel approximately 5%, both domestic and international

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 corpjat@abbott.com