Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist

in Lake Forest, IL

Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist Job

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    Lake Forest, IL, US

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    Full time

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    40 hours per week

Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.

  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.

  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

The position of Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist is within our Toxicology Business Unit located in Lake Forest, IL. This role is responsible for directing and coordinating the implementation of regulatory compliance programs as required by federal, state, and local government agencies.  This includes achieving government registration and licensure approval of new products and assuring that current products and manufacturing operations are in compliance with applicable regulations. You will interact with Marketing, Sales Regional Regulatory Affairs staff, regional distributors, governmental regulatory agencies and other third-party accrediting bodies.

This job description will be reviewed periodically and is subject to change by management.

What You’ll Work On

  • Provides regulatory support for commercial diagnostic products  

  • Develops regulatory strategies to achieve clearance/approval internationally (outside United States)

  • Compiles and publishes all material required for submissions, license renewals, and annual registrations

  • Works with governmental regulatory agencies and other third-party accrediting bodies

  • Maintains approvals/licenses/authorizations for existing marketing authorizations

  • Adds and maintains information contained in the Global Regulatory Information Database

  • Provides recommendations on labeling, for regulatory compliance

  • Develops internal procedures and tools

  • Conducts informational or training sessions for stakeholders

  • Organizes and maintains hard copy and electronic department files

  • Keeps informed of global regulatory information

  • Carries out duties in compliance with established business policies

  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal/external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company’s policies and practices.

  • Demonstrates commitment to the development, implementation and effectiveness of Company Quality Management System per ISO, FDA, and other regulatory agencies.

  • Understands and is aware of the quality consequences which may occur from the improper performance of their specific job. Has awareness of device defects that may occur in their area of responsibility, including product design, verification and validation, manufacturing and testing activities.

  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned

Required Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) in a scientific field

  • 3-5 years of experience in a regulated industry

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio

  • Able to work on multiple tasks as a team member and/or ability to operate as an individual contributor

  • Must be detail-orientated, self-motivated and available for flexible scheduling

  • Strong written and verbal communication, problem solving and motivational skills

Preferred Qualification

  • 3 years of experience in Regulatory Affairs

  • Three plus years in an IVD or medical device manufacturing environment

  • 510k submission experience

  • Technical file creation and maintenance experience

  • Strong knowledge of US and Foreign regulations

  • Able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously as a team member and/or ability to operate as an individual contributor

  • Possess a high degree of accuracy, detail-orientated, self-motivated and available for flexible scheduling

Apply Now

* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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The base pay for this position is $71,300.00 – $142,700.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • regulatory affairs
  • regulatory compliance
  • quality management
  • self-motivated
  • detail-orientated
  • medical device manufacturing
  • product design

Additional Information

Who We Are


Abbott values the leadership skills developed through military service and we have a broad range of functional areas to put your talents to work. Our organization is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve with a diverse offering of healthcare products. We have a strong veteran employee community to help with your transition from the military to the corporate world.

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