Staff Regulatory Affairs Specialist (Remote) (R448181)
Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, is driven to make healthcare better. We offer innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. We are proud to be named one of the World’s Best Workplaces and a Best Workplace for Diversity by Fortune Magazine. Learn more about our award-winning organization by visiting stryker.com
We are currently seeking a Staff Regulatory Affairs Specialist to join our Joint Replacement Regulatory Affairs Market Access Division to be based in Weston, FL or remotely anywhere within the United States.
WHO WE WANT:
•Self-directed innovators. People who take ownership of their work and need no prompting to drive productivity, change, and outcomes.
• Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to drive continuous improvement in functions.
• Dedicated achievers. People who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
As the Staff Regulatory Affairs Specialist, you will support Stryker’s Joint Replacement sensor-assisted orthopedic technology portfolio new product development for both US and OUS Global Regulatory release by contributing to the development and updating of regulatory strategy based upon regulatory changes.
You will advise project and/or product development teams on, and to ensure compliance with, applicable global regulatory requirements. You will support the product lifecycle through obsolescence by assessing changes made to the device post launch to determine regulatory impact of changes to the current clearance. You will ensure regulatory compliance by completing thorough assessments and completing the appropriate submissions pertaining to product clearances/approvals by FDA, Notified Bodies, and other regulatory bodies.
Assesses regulatory intelligence to assist in the development of local, regional, and global regulatory strategies Participates in advocacy activities of a technical and/or tactical nature
Evaluates the regulatory environment and contributes to providing internal advice throughout the product lifecycle (e.g., concept, development, manufacturing, marketing) to ensure product compliance
Anticipates regulatory obstacles and emerging issues throughout the product lifecycle and develops solutions
Identifies requirements and potential obstacles for market access distribution (federal, provincial/territorial state, reimbursement, purchasing groups, etc.)
Assists in the development of regulatory strategy and updates strategy based upon regulatory changes
Evaluates proposed products for regulatory classification and jurisdiction
Determines requirements (local, national, international) and options for regulatory submission, approval pathways, and compliance activities
Provides regulatory information and guidance for product development and planning throughout the product lifecycle to the regulatory groups and others within the organization
Compares regulatory outcomes with initial product concepts and recommends changes or refinements based on initial regulatory outcomes
Negotiates with regulatory authorities throughout the product lifecycle
Identifies the need for new regulatory procedures, SOPs, and participates in development and implementation
Helps train stakeholders on current and new regulatory requirements to ensure organization-wide compliance
Assists other departments in the development of SOPs to ensure regulatory compliance
Provides regulatory input and technical guidance on global regulatory requirements to product development teams
Advises stakeholders of regulatory requirements for quality, preclinical, and clinical data to meet applicable regulations
Assesses the acceptability of quality, preclinical, and clinical document for submission filing to comply with applicable regulations
Evaluates proposed preclinical, clinical, and manufacturing changes for regulatory filing solutions and proposes plans/strategizes (if appropriate) for changes that do not require submissions
Provides knowledge and guidance on preapproval inspections, GCP inspections, and clinical investigator relationships
Identifies, monitors, and submits applicable reports or notifications to regulatory authorities during the clinical research process
Provides regulatory information and guidance for proposed product claims/labeling
Ensures that the clinical and nonclinical data, in conjunction with regulatory strategy, are consistent with the regulatory requirements and support the proposed product claims
Prepares and submits electronic and paper regulatory submissions according to applicable regulatory requirements and guidelines
Monitors the progress of the regulatory authority review process through appropriate communications with the agency
Communicates and interacts with regulatory authorities before and during the development and review of a regulatory submission through appropriate communication tools
Works with cross-functional teams for interactions with regulatory authorities including panel meetings and advisory committees
WHAT YOU NEED:
A Bachelor’s Degree (B.S or B.A) in Engineering, Science or equivalent focus is required.
5+ years of experience in an FDA regulated industry required; preferably with medical devices.
3+ years of Medical Device Regulatory Affairs experience required.
RAC certification or Advanced Degree (Masters in Regulatory Affairs) preferred.
General understanding of product development process and design control.
General understanding of regulations applicable to the conduct of clinical trials.
Thorough understanding of FDA and international medical device regulations.
Previous experience with Class II/III medical devices preferred.
Previous experience drafting regulatory submissions required.
Experience interacting with regulatory agencies preferred.
Ability to comply with constantly changing regulatory procedures and prioritize work effectively.
Ability to analyze and resolve non-routine regulatory issues using independent judgment.
Excellent analytical and writing skills.
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
Effective organizational skills.
Advanced PC skills with proficiency in Microsoft office Suite, including Excel.
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