Medical Director - Drug Safety

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Pharmacovigilance, Product Vigilance, Good Pharmacovigilance Practice (GVP)
  3. United States
San Francisco, USA
Posting date: 21 May 2020
This vacancy has now expired

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Medical Director - Drug Safety with a biotechnology company. This is a fully REMOTE position available for candidates across the U.S. The successful candidate will demonstrate the flexibility and capability to function at a high level across multiple disease areas and will be comfortable working in an entrepreneurial environment to advance the safety and biological understanding of compounds through life cycle. The individual who assumes this position will interact with multiple levels of management, external stakeholders in the medical community as well with global regulatory authorities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for global pharmacovigilance for marketed and/or investigational products, including review and analysis of safety data from post-marketing sources and from clinical trials, the identification and investigation of safety signals, management of benefit-risk profile for assigned compounds and products.
  • Responsible for keeping upper management informed of safety issues and may work with clinical programs as medical advisor.
  • May represent Drug Safety and Risk Management at internal and external meetings.
  • The MD can be appointed as the Global Safety Officer for a specific compound / product.
  • Manage safety surveillance for assigned compounds / products
  • Manage collection, in cooperation with a PV scientist, of current data for safety signaling and identify and investigate safety signals.
  • Conduct analysis of safety data.
  • Ensure adequacy of recording, summarizing, and handling of adverse events for investigational and/or marketed products including decisions on seriousness, expectedness, and causality.
  • Provide safety strategic leadership for clinical development programs / program teams
  • Integrate the safety scientific component to build a strategic framework for clinical development plans.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with program counterparts in Clinical Development, Pre-Clinical Safety, Research, Regulatory, Clinical Operations, Clinical Pharmacology, Quantitative Sciences, Translational Sciences, Worldwide Medical.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely completion and reporting of periodic and expedited safety reports, in compliance with internal time frames and time frames dictated by regulatory authorities.
  • If applicable, manage Associate Medical Director(s) overseeing their activities for assigned compounds/products

Skills and Requirements:

  • MD, or MD PhD, or MD MPH required; subspecialty training highly desirable
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry or clinical care setting.
  • Preferably has prior experience in pharmacovigilance or clinical development.
  • Knowledge of pre- and post- marketing US and EU regulations
  • Knowledge of clinical epidemiology/biostatistics or clinical pharmacology highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated strategic and critical thinking.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and excellent organizational skills.
  • Capacity and willingness to work effectively across disease areas.
  • The ability to lead directly and by influence, including strong problem solving, conflict resolution, and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated sense of urgency and accountability for both individual and team-owned work products.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an entrepreneurial culture.

To Apply:

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In case you have difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Zachary Hines at 215-531-6914 or upload your resume on our website -

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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.