Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Oncology Early Development

Redwood City, California
Jul 18, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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Regulatory Affairs Manager, Oncology Early Development Oncology is a key therapeutic area for AbbVie, with a portfolio consisting of both marketed products and a pipeline containing multiple promising new molecules that are being studied in nearly 200 clinical trials in 19 different types of cancer. AbbVie is focused on the discovery and development of novel oncology therapies. More than 1,000 AbbVie scientists, clinicians, and product developers with strong entrepreneurial roots work to combine their expertise in immuno-oncology, stem cells, and cell-signaling with their knowledge of bispecific antibodies, antibody drug conjugates (ADCs), and covalent-inhibitor technologies to discover and develop novel cancer treatments. This role may be based in the San Francisco Bay Area or in Lake County, IL. We are currently seeking a Regulatory Affairs Manager to join our growing regulatory team. In this role you would be supporting multiple Global Regulatory projects, contributing to the advancement of leading-edge cancer research as part of a nimble, biotech–like environment within a large, well established pharmaceutical company.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Support multiple Global Regulatory project teams and key sub-teams; provide functional expertise to GRLs and matrix early development teams.
  • Collaborate with AbbVie regional and country regulatory affiliates to support ex-US clinical development activities.
  • Provide support to prepare for presentations of Regulatory strategies and issues at team or governance meetings.
  • Serve as primary Health Authority contact for assigned projects and foster positive and effective working relationships between project team members and regulatory authority reviewers.
  • Assist in preparing teams and materials for FDA (or other regulatory authority) meetings.
  • Participate in the creation, review, assembly and submission of regulatory documentation including clinical trial applications and amendments to these regulatory files, as appropriate.
  • Ensure consistency/completeness/adherence to standards for all regulatory submissions.
  • Coordinate and consult with other departments on the content, review of publication materials, and assembly of regulatory documentation.
  • Support non-program specific projects as assigned such as department initiatives, business development assessments, clinical assessments and department training, etc.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required in related discipline.
  • 5+ years of experience in biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry, including R&D/related disciplines.
  • 3+ years of experience in Regulatory Affairs within biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry.
  • Demonstrated understanding of regulations and guidelines governing drug development; has relevant knowledge and experience in applying these to strategic drug development.
  • Effective interfacing with regulators; has experience working with Health Authorities.
  • Works effectively in complex, matrix organizations; drives outcomes and recommendations for action/consideration.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate expertise and knowledge of oncology and relevant indications.
  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance.
  • Learns fast, grasps the 'essence' and can change the course quickly where possible.
  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status-quo.
  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement.
  • Embraces the ideas of others, fosters innovation, and recommends new ideas.

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