Job ID R-380771 Date posted 11/17/2020

Be part of something bigger at BD. Here, you’ll help us maintain our high standards from a regulatory perspective at all levels, with a keen focus on submissions. It requires acute attention to detail, excellent communication skills and a passion to keep learning and updating your knowledge, which we’ll help you do with regular learning opportunities. Here, you’ll use your in-depth knowledge of FDA, Canadian and ISO/MDD regulations and requirements surrounding medical devices to ultimately achieve a singular goal: advancing the world of health™. At BD, you can make a true difference of one.

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Job Description Summary

The Staff Regulatory Affairs Specialist is responsible for developing strategies for moderately to highly complex submissions to regulatory agencies worldwide, and directly accountable for executing the US and EU registrations. This position is responsible to support new product development, post-market sustaining activities and international registration activities to enable BD Point of Care business objectives. Interprets regulations, guidance documents and standards, and communicates internally with project teams and international regulatory affairs colleagues how these impact BD’s ability to register product(s). Coordinates and support global product registration requests; interfaces with international regulatory affairs and marketing contacts to support regional registration requirements and develops and maintains department procedures for international product registrations. Assembles technical information, in order to fulfill registration requirements.

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Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages planning and preparation of regulatory submissions (e.g. 510(k), PMA, Technical Files and other regulatory documentation) for product approvals/clearances required by the US FDA and international government agencies, including requisite pre-submissions and post-market approval reports.  Ensures regulatory submissions are prepared and processed in a proactive expeditious and timely manner.
  • Accountable for establishing, maintaining, adjusting and communicating regulatory submission deadlines to ensure that all product-launch related functional area activities can be planned accordingly.
  • Assesses regulatory pathways for new product platforms and product modifications; develops regulatory strategies and tactical plans for submissions to US FDA and international regulatory agencies.
  • Partners with business leadership to develop, maintain, and execute domestic and international regulatory strategies to ensure the business is positioned to meet strategic corporate goals.
  • Identifies and communicates potential risks and mitigations associated with regulatory strategies to stakeholders.
  • Participates on cross-functional product development teams to ensure the business is positioned to meet strategic corporate goals.
  • Assists in the planning and design of internal studies (including feasibility studies), premarket clinical studies and post-market studies in support of US FDA and international regulatory submissions, as required.
  • Develops policies and procedures which provide direction to the business on regulatory processes and requirements in support of product development.
  • May participate in the regulatory review of labels, labeling, advertising and promotional materials.
  • Represents the business in interactions with regulatory authorities. Plays a prominent role in complex negotiations regarding clinical and analytical study designs during the product development (pre-submission) phase, as well as the appropriateness of product claims, wording, and interpretation/presentation of performance during the verification/validation(pre-clearance/approval) phase.
  • Interprets statutes, regulations, policies and guidance documents for business teams and product development/support teams. Communicates impact to product development, manufacturing, and/or marketing.
  • Remains current on regulatory issues/trends affecting business unit products, assessing and communicating their impact to RA colleagues, product development/support teams, and to others in the business.



  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in regulatory/quality area for medical device and/or in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) manufacturers.
  • Experience interpreting subjective and complex aspects of specific regulations and thorough understanding of multiple sets of associated regulations.
  • Demonstrated success preparing, filing, and completing regulatory submissions (510(k), PMA, Technical Files and other regulatory documentation).
  • Experience supporting product development and product support projects, including complex projects involving ambiguity and rapid change.
  • Demonstrated success understanding advanced technical/scientific principles that relate to multiple, diverse, and/or complex product lines or manufacturing processes.
  • Experience analyzing complex issues and formulating cogent approaches to address them.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion within a broadly defined range of policies and practices.
  • Successful history of handling multiple tasks, prioritizing activities, and scheduling work to meet business needs.
  • Experience maintaining confidential information at appropriate levels within an organization.


  • Direct experience with US Class I, II and/or III medical devices/IVDs
  • Expertise and experience in US and EU registrations.
  • Direct experience with broad range of IVD device types
  • Experience working directly with FDA, notified bodies and/or international health authorities



  • Bachelor of Science degree in a technical discipline (e.g., natural science or engineering) or equivalent regulatory/scientific experience.


  • Advanced degree (MS, Ph.D., etc.)
  • RAPS Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC)

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USA CA - San Diego (Diagnostic Sys.)

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NA (United States of America)

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BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health™ by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD helps customers enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care.

At BD, we are committed to global inclusion and diversity. Increased inclusion and diversity drives innovation, allows us to better understand patient and customer needs, and ultimately makes BD the best possible place for all associates to thrive.

Brian Carney
Staff Regulatory Affairs Specialist

I love working with high powered leaders on a day to day basis who are respectful to my opinion and who I was never exposed to in my past job.

Robin Cassell
Global Regulatory Operations Labeling Specialist

I have been trusted in my ability to lead exciting and challenging projects with excellent upper management support. This in-turn has allowed me to grow and expand my regulatory knowledge that I believe will lay as a foundation to build my Regulatory career on.

Nikita A Mahendra Kumar
Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist



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