Research Associate

Location US-TX-Austin
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LHS – Medical Devices – Analyze it

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

The Research Associate will work within Emergo’s regulatory affairs team supporting global research and regulatory intelligence development. This position provides a great opportunity to build your skillset with a leading regulatory consulting firm while learning the ins and outs of medical device regulatory environments. You’ll have the opportunity to work with colleagues around the world to provide medical device manufacturers with key and critical information that supports their market access goals.


Individuals are not required to have experience with medical devices to apply. Candidates should have an interest in and enjoy reading, researching, and interpreting nuanced, sometimes complex, information within legislative texts and delivering these technical details in a narrative form.


Key Responsibilities:

Research Associates support the development of Emergo’s internal regulatory intelligence tools and contribute to the digitization of these materials through our external, subscription-based platform, RAMS (Regulatory Intelligence Management Suite). This role also presents the opportunity to work directly with clients through more traditionally managed research and ad hoc consulting projects. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the creation of regulatory reports, generation and dissemination of market updates or announcements, development of regulatory FAQs, process workflows, and other materials that support our teams and clients.


Within the first 3-6 months the Regulatory Research Associate will focus on the following:

  • Developing knowledge of medical device regulations and requirements in various countries.
  • Increasing understanding of regulatory processes and the various regulatory authorities globally through study and review of internal regulatory intelligence materials.
  • Familiarizing with medical device regulations and how they may be applied practically.
  • Maintenance and organization of internal document libraries and lists in SharePoint.
  • Regular review and update of regulatory content to ensure accuracy of information.
  • Consistent monitoring of assigned regulatory authority websites and email communications for new or noteworthy information.
  • Learning to identify the key points and assess the impact of changes when they occur.
  • Conduct research on various topics or markets to support the development of internal regulatory intelligence tools.
  • Translation and interpretation of legislative documents that may not be available in English.
  • Assist in the development of templates and tools to support our consulting services.
  • Understanding of and adherence to Emergo’s processes and procedures.

After 3-6 months, we expect the Regulatory Research Associate responsibilities will expand and progress to include the following broader responsibilities in addition to the above:

  • Begin to leverage regulatory knowledge and practically apply within the scope of client facing research or ad hoc consulting projects.
  • Prepare regulatory reports of various lengths pending project scope. Perform activities such as:
    • Research on regulatory topics and developments, involving web searches, review of internal library, and other means.
    • Summarizing technical and regulatory information in various written forms.
    • Serve as Lead Consultant on multi-market research projects as needed.
  • Have a basic understanding of assigned markets and speak to requirements at a high level as needed.
  • Independently assess and identify when changes to materials are needed, and ensure new information is incorporated into all applicable materials.
  • Proactively manage content and understand how to take the appropriate action to update materials if needed.
  • Draft newsletter style communications to keep our clients informed of regulatory developments.
  • Peer Reviews, proofreading, and document editing activities.
  • Active participation in the continuous improvement of our processes and procedures.


What makes you a great fit:

  • Strong research, comprehension, and writing skills, including the ability to summarize technical and regulatory information in a narrative form.
  • Detail oriented and analytical.
  • Capable of working both independently and as part of a team.
  • Interest in the continuous improvement of processes.
  • Ability to perform research utilizing a variety of resources (internal, official government websites, general web searches, etc.)
  • Receptive to feedback and willing to engage colleagues to support learning.
  • Capacity to prioritize and manage projects to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent planning and time-management skills.
  • Ability to manage tasks and assignments with minimal oversight or follow up needed.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications is preferred; capacity to learn software programs quickly.
  • Two to Three years’ experience in a research focused role beneficial, but not required.

UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.
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