Collins McNicholas

Role Responsibilities:

  • Supports new product development for both domestic and international release by contributing to the development and updating of regulatory strategy based upon regulatory changes.
  • Supports the product lifecycle through to obsolescence by assessing changes made to the device post launch to determine regulatory impact of changes to the current clearance.
  • Ensures regulatory compliance by completing thorough assessments and completing the appropriate submissions pertaining to product clearances/approvals by FDA, Notified Bodies, and other regulatory bodies.
  • Viewed as regulatory team resource
  • Developing and applying basic knowledge and understanding of the regulatory and legal frameworks, regulatory requirements, legislation, processes and procedures
  • Assisting in SOP development and review
  • Assisting in the development and update of regulatory strategy based upon regulatory changes
  • Providing regulatory input to new product development and product lifecycle planning
  • Evaluating regulatory impact of proposed changes to launched products
  • Demonstrating understanding and ability to investigate and evaluate regulatory history/background of class, disease/therapeutic/diagnostic context in the assessment of regulatory implications
  • Determining and communicating submission and approval requirements
  • Participating in risk-benefit analysis for regulatory compliance
  • Continuing to revisit and compare regulatory outcomes with initial product concepts to make recommendations on future actions
  • Maintaining annual licenses, registrations, and listings
  • Ensuring compliance with product post-approval or clearance requirements
  • Approving labelling, advertising and promotional items for compliance before release
  • Reviewing publicly disseminated information to minimize regulatory exposure
  • Reviewing product claims and preserving confidentiality of applicable product information
  • Providing regulatory input for and appropriate follow-up to inspections and audits
  • Reviewing change management to determine the level of change and potential submission requirements
  • Identifying product-associated problems and developing proposals for solutions
  • Advising responsible personnel on regulatory requirements for quality, preclinical and clinical data requirements for clinical study applications or marketing applications
  • Evaluating proposed preclinical, clinical and manufacturing changes for regulatory filing strategies
  • Assessing the acceptability of quality, preclinical and clinical documentation for submission to comply with regulatory requirements
  • Monitoring impact of changing regulations on submission strategies
  • Identifying issues early in the submission preparation process that could impact product launch
  • Compiling, preparing, reviewing and submitting regulatory dossiers to authorities
  • Participating in negotiations and interactions with regulatory authorities during the development and review process to ensure submission approval/clearance
  • Ability to contribute to the resolution of routine regulatory issues using sound judgment
  • Ability to understand and explain detailed regulatory compliance programs and/or issues
  • Ability to comply with constantly changing regulatory procedures and prioritize work effectively
  • Ability to communicate and network with regulatory personnel to obtain relevant information


Role Requirements:

  • BSc in Engineering, Sciences or equivalent preferred
  • 1-3 years regulatory experience in the medical device or pharmaceutical industry
  • RAC certification (preferred)
  • Knowledge of the Quality System Regulations (21 CFR), Medical Device Directives (MDD) and MEDDEV guidance
  • Knowledge of other regulations related to Pre-Market Clearance and Post Market Support
  • Ability to work with cross functional teams
  • Ability to plan and conduct meetings
  • Ability to negotiate internally and externally with FDA, NB and other regulatory bodies
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Effective organizational skills


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Emer O’ Callaghan on 021 4911061 or email

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