Consultant Medical Director, Drug Safety Pharmacovigilance

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Contract
  2. PV Physician
  3. United States
Cambridge, USA
Posting date: 06 Nov 2019
This vacancy has now expired

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Consultant Medical Director or Drug Safety Pharmacovigilance for a biotechnology company located in Cambridge, MA. Successful candidate will be responsible for and recognized as the go-to person for the safety strategy throughout the product lifecycle for assigned marketed and development products.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Medical safety review of all available safety data generated from various sources throughout the product life cycle for assigned products.
  • Conduct signal activities, including monitor, evaluate, interpret, manage and communicate safety information.
  • Lead the Product Safety Teams for assigned products and manage benefit-risk profiles along with the related actions, including writing and updating of the benefit-risk documents for assigned products and development compounds.
  • Medical expert safety review of and input into all critical documents for assigned products in clinical development.
  • Collaborate with the Head of Safety to develop and implement the strategy for benefit-risk management for assigned products.
  • Author important medical content of Risk Management documents (e.g., RMPs, REMS)
  • Write periodic reports for assigned products and provide medical interpretation, review and approval for required reports where applicable.
  • Provide expert safety input into clinical development programs for assigned products.
  • Provide the medical safety content for responses to inquiries from regulatory authorities related to safety topics and integrated safety input into any applicable regulatory documents where required.
  • Provide Drug Safety input for individual product quality complaints, aggregate product quality associated Health Hazard Evaluations, product recall issues and Dear Healthcare Professional letters/communications.
  • Review scientific literature for assigned products, identify case reports that meet criteria for entry into the safety database; identify relevant safety articles / references involving the active ingredients of the assigned products; and create literature summary sections for PBRERs/PSURs and other required reports.
  • Represent Global Drug Safety on leadership committees and related activities both internally and externally as required.

Skills and Requirements:

  • MD Degree required.
  • Minimum of 4 years of clinical experience as a practicing physician.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years pharmacovigilance drug safety experience including benefit/ risk analysis and safety evaluations.
  • Expert knowledge of FDA regulations, GVP in the EU, ICH guidelines, and other applicable regulatory guidance documents required.
  • Experience with pharmacovigilance audit and regulatory inspection processes.
  • Ability to write SOPs and other working practices and documents within the context of clinical and post-marketing drug safety reporting.
  • Familiarity with common adverse event management databases (e.g. Argus) Knowledge of MedDRA and WHO Drug coding dictionaries.
  • Excellent clinical judgment and ability to communicate complex clinical issues in a scientifically sound and understandable way Comprehensive experience with obtaining, analyzing, disseminating, and reporting safety information in compliance with safety regulations, including periodic safety reports.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including formal presentations. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word required.
  • Sound organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Excellent interpersonal, team management and leadership skills.
  • Prior experience in interactions with regulatory authorities on drug safety aspects as well as risk management strategies and pharmaco-epidemiology.

To Apply:

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A full job description is available on request.

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.