Sr. Regulatory Affairs Specialist/ Regulatory Affairs Manager
US - California - Carlsbad Update time: September 17,2020
Job Description

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Location/Division Specific Information
Location: Role can be based in Carlsbad, CA, Pleasanton, CA, or South San Francisco, CA

How will you make an impact?

  • Thermo Fisher is seeking an experienced Regulatory Affairs professional to join the exciting area of molecular diagnostic products. Main area of focus is Oncology including Companion Diagnostics (CDx).
  • This position will provide strategic and tactical support to In-Vitro Diagnostic core teams and can be located at either the Carlsbad, CA, Pleasanton, CA, or South San Francisco, CA sites.
  • The position will work in the Global Regulatory Affairs department and will establish and execute the regulatory strategies, lead FDA pre-submission package development and subsequent meetings and author final product submissions: PMA, PMA supplement, or 510(k).
  • This Regulatory Affairs professional will support the Oncology business through utilization of our Next Generation Sequencing and PCR technologies.

What will you do?

  • Responsible for providing guidance to assure that all regulatory submissions are planned, communicated and executed per regulatory and business requirements. In addition, this position serves as a subject matter expert on various regulations and coordinates regulatory issue resolution through the use of internal resources, regulatory agencies, and outside consultants as needed.
  • The delivery of regulatory guidance to project teams and external partners are key activities toward assisting the Company in achieving its business goals. Incumbent will serve as a member of the Global Regulatory department.
  • Serve as the regulatory core team lead and provide active and ongoing regulatory guidance to project teams
  • Document regulatory strategies for product submissions.
  • Facilitate and prepare U.S. regulatory Pre Submission documents for Next Generation Sequencing and/or PCR assays
  • Facilitate FDA pre submission meetings
  • Prepare U.S. regulatory submissions (PMA, PMA supplement, and 510(k)) for Next Generation Sequencing and/or PCR assays
  • Support EU representatives in their creation of CE/IVD Technical Files
  • Support global regulatory registration representatives for product global registration activities
  • Perform regulatory assessment of new and changed products.
  • Keep abreast of new or revised regulations, guidelines, points to consider, compliance guides, inspection reports, journals, meetings, etc.
  • Conduct trainings and/or communicate appropriate materials, as needed, in order to enhance team’s knowledge of working in a regulated environment.
  • Assist Regulatory department in the update, enhancement, and creation of internal policies and procedures.
  • Participate in business meetings with potential new external partners

How will you get here?


  • A minimum B.Sc. degree in Biology, Chemistry, bio-engineering or related science.


  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of IVD Regulatory Affairs experience.
  • This experience must include either 510(k), PMA, PMA supplement submissions. Must be well versed in the aspects of regulatory strategy creation, design control, cGMP/Quality Systems, and import/export requirements.
  • Experience as the RA representative on project core teams providing active and successful regulatory guidance and RA strategies.
  • Experience in the balance and application of regulatory requirements
  • Direct and positive experience in communicating with Regulatory Authorities and co-development partners.
  • Regulatory review of promotional marketing materials, press releases, labeling, etc.
  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of advanced technical/scientific principles related to IVD reagent chemistry, laboratory automation, and software components of IVD medical devices.
  • Capacity to communicate regulations to technical functions within the company

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • High energy level; positive attitude; works well under stress, Strong communicator and leader
  • Hands-on, action-oriented, and able to implement effectively through his/her team
  • Continuous improvement minded; familiar with balancing the need for Quality and the need for efficiency
  • Able to work autonomously in a matrix-managed organization
  • Ability to provide solutions based on knowledge of regulation and industry experience
  • Willingness to travel (~10-15%)
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and change

This position does not have allocation for relocation

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit

Apply today!

Get email alerts for the latest"Sr. Regulatory Affairs Specialist/ Regulatory Affairs Manager jobs in "