Senior Drug Safety Contractor

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Good Pharmacovigilance Practice (GVP)
  3. United States
Waltham, Massachusetts
Posting date: 01 May 2019

ProClinical, in support of our client, are seeking an individual to fill the role of Sr. Drug Safety Specialist Contractor, based in Waltham, MA.


  • Perform case processing activities including triage, data entry, adverse event extraction and ranking, selecting or verifying the appropriate coding, narrative preparation, and case submissions.
  • Perform initial case assessment for seriousness and expectedness/labeling based on medical context and regulatory requirements.
  • Perform initial assessment to determine if the case meets criteria for adverse event of special interest.
  • Generate follow-up requests and contact reporters as appropriate to obtain missing case information and/or additional clarifications.
  • Ensure that all required follow-up attempts for assigned cases have been completed. Track and document all queries.
  • Determine and/or confirm if the case meets expedited reporting criteria.
  • Maintain working knowledge of regulatory requirements, guidance documents, SOPs, work instructions and other internal documents as related to ICSR processing and evaluations.
  • Assist with AE/SAE reconciliation prior to clinical trial database closure.
  • Assist with preparing and/or reviewing ICSRs or safety summaries for aggregate safety reports.
  • Interface with relevant external and internal partners.
  • Assist with the development and/or updates of relevant internal documents as needed.

Skills and Qualifications

  • PharmD/BA in a related life sciences field; advanced degree a plus, and 3+ years of relevant PV/drug safety experience.
  • Working knowledge of drug safety databases required.
  • Working knowledge of MedDRA and WhoDrug coding principles and practical applications
  • Knowledge of guidance documents and regulatory requirements as applied to clinical trial and post-marketing adverse event reporting
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, work independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated ability to apply clinical judgment and clearly communicate complex issues
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to focus on quality with attention to details.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.

To Apply:

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In case you have difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please call Brendan Dunn at (+1) 646-481-1930 or upload your resume on our website -

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.