Drug Safety & Product Safety Jobs

ProClinical are recruiting for various pharmacovigilance and product safety jobs and our team of recruitment specialists are seeking drug safety pysicians, risk management and signal detection specialists, pharmacovigilance managers and drug safety officers for roles at leading pharmaceutical companies and CROs. 

Pharmacovigilance (also known as PV, PVG or drug safety) is a specialist industry requiring companies to monitor medicines, collect information, research, assess and evaluate information about potential drug-related adverse events, to prevent unwanted side-effects and understand the risks and benefits of a medicine.  

Developing your career within pharmacovigilance and searching for a new drug safety job can sometimes be a lengthy process. ProClinical understands the complexities of this field and is connected with over 250 smaller pharmaceutical companies as well as larger well-known brands within the industry. Our knowledge and experience of what is involved in a pharmacovigilance job means that we understand the skills and competencies that potential employers are looking for. Our recruiters know that a degree in a scientific discipline together with effective time management and good communication are just some of the skills required. 

A Drug Safety & Pharmacovigilance salary can vary greatly depending on the position and the amount of experience that you have. To find out what you could earn, use our salary calculator to check average salaries for your current or desired Drug Safety & Pharmacovigilance job.

Why do companies recruit for PVG jobs?

Recruitment for PV roles is driven by the need for pharmaceutical companies to detect, assess, understand and prevent possible side-effects of a medicine. Roles in pharmacovigilance can involve case processing, signal detection and risk management which reports to the drug safety physician. PV departments are also responsible for submitting regular individual product safety reports to the Regulatory Authorities through its clinical and post-market lifetime and must ensure that all its working practises are compliant with local and EU Regulations.

What pharmacovigilance vacancies does ProClinical recruit for?

We represent a range of roles in PVG and drug safety for world-leading pharmaceutical, clinical research and biotechnology companies across Europe, the USA and Asia Pacific. With such a broad spectrum of roles within the field, we aim to match the right people to the right jobs. We regularly receive vacancies for pharmacovigilance jobs from officer and associate level to manager, specialist and drug safety physician roles. Whether your career goals are to earn a higher salary, work for a specific brand, or develop new skills, we can help find the right permanent or contract role to match your needs. Simply upload your CV, to our candidate database and as soon as a suitable match arises our specialist drug safety recruitment team will be in touch.

What do drug safety / pharmacovigilance jobs entail?

Generally speaking, the main purpose of drug safety jobs is to monitor and analyse unexpected side-effects of a medicine during clinical trials and after the product is marketed. Pharmacovigilance professionals will also evaluate information from patients and healthcare professionals to understand the risks and benefits of a medicine and to promote the safe use of it. From our experience of placing candidates in these roles, we know they are also required to report any potential issues to regulatory authorities in accordance with employer, sponsor and government safety regulations and policies.

What skills and experience do companies look for?

Drug safety associates are expected to have a degree in a scientific discipline and some senior positions require a medical degree. Our recruitment specialists are extremely knowledgeable in this field and know that employers also look for core competencies such as effective time management, good communication, strong writing ability, analytical and problem solving skills. 

How can ProClinical help?

Our dedicated specialists understand the intricacies of the pharmacovigilance industry, having worked with employers in the field for a number of years. Generalist recruitment agencies may not understand the specific skillset that is required for many of these jobs, making it harder to match the right individual to the right company. Our consultants have considerable experience in drug safety recruitment and each recruiter has undergone rigorous training to help match the right people to the right roles.

Confidentiality and discretion

Our specialists never send unsolicited CVs or contact potential employers without your permission. Our recruitment consultants are fully trained and operate with the highest level of discretion.

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If you’re actively searching for particular drug safety jobs, browse our current vacancies below and apply for a specific role. We often have vacancies for associate, officer, manager and director level positions as well as specialist roles.

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