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Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Apply now Job no: 608795
Work type: Permanent
Location: Centennial
Categories: North America, Individual Contributor, Quality & Regulatory

Job Title:  Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist        

Change people’s lives and love what you do!  Cochlear develops world-leading medical devices that help people hear. As the top 100 medical device company and market-leader in implantable hearing devices, more people choose a Cochlear-branded cochlear implant system than any other. Our employees tell us that the number one reason they enjoy working for Cochlear is the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives.

About the role:

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist to work in our Americas’ office based in Centennial, CO, reporting directly to the Head of Regional Regulatory. In this role, you'll have an opportunity to work with class II and class III medical devices. You will be working as part of a collaborative team reporting to a manager who supports development and growth.

In this role, you will work closely with Cochlear teams as well as with the FDA and Health Canada, ensuring compliance with regulatory bodies. By working collaboratively with Clinical, Regulatory, Research & Development, Quality, and Marketing teams, you'll make certain all submissions lead to timely approvals, clinical evidence satisfies all regulatory bodies’ standards, and marketing materials support product claims. You'll know you've been successful in this role when you’ve helped design, document, and implement improved regulatory processes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create regulatory submissions to the FDA and Health Canada including PMAs, PMA supplements, 510(k)s, and pre-submission meeting requests within agreed timelines. 
  • Liaise with health authorities as needed to meet project goals.
  • Manage assigned post-approval reporting obligations in the areas of progress reports for post-approval studies and other conditions of approval.
  • Assess proposed manufacturing or product changes with an appropriate level of justification.
  • Work with studies and research groups to secure approval for Investigational Device Exemptions and coordinate the creation of required progress reports. 
  • Coordinate and recommend changes to sales and marketing literature, product labels, and Cochlear’s website to ensure regulatory compliance.

Key Requirements

To add value to Cochlear in this role you'll be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience in your application and at interview:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences
  • 5+ years of regulatory experience in a medical device or pharmaceutical company
  • Experience in management, compilation, and submission of regulatory submissions
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated analytical thinking skills to identify and resolve problems
  • Ability to work with cross functional teams in a commercial environment
  • Computer literate with experience in Microsoft Office


  • Advanced degree in the health sciences or RAC certification
  • Proven track record of management, compilation and submission of regulatory submissions
  • Thorough knowledge of U.S. and Canadian regulations regarding Class II and Class III medical devices

Apply now by completing your application form online. Cochlear is an equal employment opportunity organization. Applicants must meet the job specific application criteria to be considered.

Working at Cochlear Americas:

  • Work with dedicated and passionate colleagues to help more people hear
  • Highly collaborative global team environment
  • Opportunities for growth and development
  • Competitive salary and bonus
  • Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plans, paid holidays/vacation, tuition reimbursement, and extended Paternity Leave.
  • State of the art facility with great work/life balance conveniences (onsite gym, wellness programs, dry cleaning services, company-sponsored monthly food truck and more!)

Cochlear Globally:

Cochlear pioneered and is the global leader in the research and development, manufacture and marketing of implantable hearing solutions. Cochlear’s global headquarters is located in Sydney, Australia where we design and manufacture the leading cochlear implant devices in the world. A success story in the commercialization of R&D, Cochlear has more than 60% share of the global market, employs more than 3,500 people worldwide, operates directly in over 20 countries and sells in over 100 countries. Over 550,000 people across more than 100 countries now experience hearing as a recipient of a Cochlear hearing solution.

As a world-leader in innovative medical devices, Cochlear encourages continuous learning for employees. Visit for more information.

Cochlear Americas is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law In addition, Cochlear will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.  If you require accommodation with completing the online application, please contact us via web or phone at 303-264-2349.

Relocation: Relocation for this position is available.

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