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Principal Regulatory Affairs Specialist

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  • Waltham, MA

Status Regular Job ID JR-010146 Recruiting Region Americas

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and timely completion of FDA submissions for in vitro diagnostic devices (assays, instruments, software) to meet project and business needs (Pre-Submission, 510(k), de Novo, PMA supplement, PMA annual report, etc.)
  • Participation on cross functional project teams to provide strategic and tactical guidance to meet US FDA requirements,
  • Development of regulatory plan for US submission and/or global regulatory plan for US manufactured IVD products
  • Assessment and applicable documentation of changes in product, manufacturing processes, labeling affecting IVD products distributed in the US, including communication to global Regulatory and project teams for impact assessment
  • Support global Regulatory teams and/or in-country dealers/representatives with regulatory registrations of US manufactured IVD products
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of US IVD regulations and applicable guidances, monitor development of regulations and communicate impact to the business
  • Provide input and feedback on clinical study protocols to ensure US regulatory requirements are incorporated
  • Act as FDA liaison for US submissions and other interactions regarding regulatory matters, including preparing for and attending meetings with the FDA as required
  • Support CE marking activities for US manufactured IVD products
  • Review and approve promotional  materials and product labeling
  • Prepare USDA importation / exportation permits
  • Prepare export notification to FDA
  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the Regulatory Product Release system (product classification, set up of licences, release of orders, etc.)


  • Bachelors Degree in life science related field (Medical Technology, Clinical Chemistry, Biology)

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in managing all aspects of preparing and filing FDA submissions for IVD and/or medical devices and overall 5 year direct industry experience


  • Excellent understanding of FDA regulations and guidance documents required
  • Previous experience supporting international registrations (FDA, CE) required
  • RAC certification preferred
  • Limited travel (up to 10-15% of the time, or as circumstances dictate)
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills (in English)
  • Excellent time management, organizational, negotiation, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a matrixed organizational structure, developing strong relationships with peers and levels of management
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