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Full time
Job Category:
Project Management
Regulatory Project Manager, Clinical Evaluation
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Abbott Laboratories | Santa Clara, CA
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Job Description

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.


The function of a Clinical Evaluation Report Project Manager supporting our Structural Heart Clinical Trials is to combine understanding of scientific and research methodology, medical device regulations and guidelines, and product knowledge, to support Regulatory Affairs submissions for CE Marking of new devices and maintaining of CE Mark for existing devices in accordance with MEDDEV 2.7/1 Rev 4, MDD, AIMDD, and EU MDR 2017/745. This role will support the Structural Heart product line.

The CER PM is recognized as a subject matter expert for guidelines and regulations regarding the clinical evaluation process and its consequent documents (e.g., CEP, PMS/PMCF Plan, SSCP and PSUR, and CER). As such, this person has oversight of one or more CER Specialists guiding the development, or update, of CERs and CER-related documents. In addition, the Scientific CER PM will interact cross-functionally with various personnel to identify and obtain relevant documentation and data on safety, performance, adverse events and risk/benefit profile of a device or devices. Moreover, the Scientific CER PM may be requested to contribute to other activities such as risk assessment and management, and review of informational documents like the Instructions for Use. The Scientific CER PM also may sit in on core team product development, CER-related SOP development and revision, and interact with regulatory agencies' representatives as needed.

The role of Scientific CER PM plays a significant part in new product development, as well as in the subsequent evaluation of the safety and performance of a device over its lifecycle. The position reports to the Director of Clinical Research Regulatory (CEP CER).

Main Responsibilities:

* Compliance with applicable corporate and divisional policies and procedures.
* Manage CER Specialists' efforts in writing and editing of scientific content of deliverables, and the timelines of these documents.
* Write and edit, as needed, Clinical Evaluation Plans and Clinical Evaluation Reports, and other clinical CER deliverables.
* Facilitate communication and exchange of documents between stakeholders (e.g., internal personnel such as Regulatory Affairs, R&D, Clinical R&D, Sales and Marketing, Library Services, Quality Engineering, Clinical Affairs, Risk Management, Project Management, as well as external vendors such as CROs, Medical Writers and Reviewers).
* Provide strategic guidance on regulatory requirements to new product development teams and sustaining teams.
* Participate in and support audits and responses to audit findings as appropriate, in root cause analysis, preventive or corrective actions, effectiveness monitoring, and other quality metrics.
* Develop and update new policies, processes and SOPs for clinical evaluation process, and train key personnel on them.
* Function independently as a decision-maker on CER-related regulatory issues, and must assure that deadlines are met.

Required Qualifications:

* A college degree (Bachelor's) is required; post graduate degree (Masters or Doctorate) preferred.
* Experience writing CERs and related documents in accordance with MEDDEV 2.7/1 Rev 3 and 4.
* 3-5+ years of experience in clinical research, quality systems, or regulatory experience in medical device or pharmaceuticals industry
* Training and degree in science, engineering, or medical fields. Scientific/research background (i.e., has understanding of research design, methodology, and statistics)
* Training and degree in science, engineering, or medical fields. Scientific/research background (i.e., has understanding of research design, methodology, and statistics
* Understanding of regulations, standards and guidelines related to medical devices clinical studies, and quality systems, including: 21 CFR (e.g., 803, 812, 814, 820, 822, and 830); MDD 93/42/EEC; AIMDD 90/385/EEC; MDR 2017/745; MEDDEV 2.7/1 Rev. 4; ISO 14971; ISO 14155; ISO 13485
* Effective written, verbal and presentation skills in the area of technical/clinical applications.
* Strong command of medical and surgical terminology.
* Project management and/or management of people experience.
* Demonstrated ability to identify and adapt to shifting priorities and competing demands.
* Highly-developed interpersonal skills, and strong attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Experience in Structural Heart therapy area or other active implantable devices preferred.
* Audit experience (front room or back room) preferred.
* Certification is a plus (e.g., RAC and PMP).
* Experience with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), or Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP) is preferred.


Regulatory Operations


AVD Vascular


United States > Santa Clara : Building A - SC Floor-2





Yes, 5 % of the Time


Not Applicable


Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

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About Abbott Laboratories

Abbott Laboratories is engaged in the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of a diversified line of healthcare products. It has four segments. The Pharmaceutical Products segment's products include adult and pediatric pharmaceuticals. The Diagnostic Products segment's products include diagnostic systems and tests for blood banks, hospitals, commercial laboratories, physicians' offices, alternate care testing sites, plasma protein therapeutic companies and consumers. The Nutritional Products segment's products include a line of pediatric and adult nutritional. The Vascular Products segment's products include a line of coronary, endovascular and vessel closure devices. In February 2008, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Company's SIMCOR (Niaspan/simvastatin), a medicine for cholesterol management. In January 2008, Abbott's HUMIRA (adalimumab) received approval from FDA, for moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis.