Senior Medical Director, Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Pharmacovigilance, PV Physician, PV Scientist
  3. United States
Waltham, USA
Posting date: 17 Feb 2020

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Senior Medical Director of Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance (DSPV) with a biopharmaceutical company located in Waltham, MA. Successful candidate will serve as the therapeutic area lead for all investigational and/or marketed CNS products in pharmacovigilance and risk management activities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the therapeutic area lead for all investigational and/or marketed CNS products in pharmacovigilance and risk management activities.
  • Accountable for the strategic safety oversight of all company CNS products as well as the management, mentoring and development of assigned benefit-risk management staff.
  • Serve as a global safety officer for one or more assigned investigational and/or marketed products.
  • Provide safety leadership and advisement in a number of company-wide forums and initiatives.
  • Lead/oversee CNS product safety strategy, surveillance, and signaling activities in collaboration with DSPV staff.
  • Acquire a deep understanding of the disease process and assigned product(s) efficacy and safety profile including a working knowledge of other products in the class and therapeutic space.
  • Ensure development and implementation of other department goals, policies and strategies in collaboration with the DSPV management team, consistent with regulatory requirements and industry best practices.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely completion and reporting of periodic and expedited safety reports, in compliance with internal timeframes and timeframes dictated by regulatory authorities.
  • Ensure that routine signaling activities, assessment and investigation are completed and documented in a timely manner.
  • Respond to product safety queries from all sources including ethics committees and regulatory authorities.
  • Build high trust, accountability and demonstrate a sense of urgency in leading critical projects, show the capability to work either independently or collaboratively and be able to effectively communicate with varied stakeholders both verbally and in writing.
  • Interact with multiple levels of management, external stakeholders in the medical community as well with global regulatory authorities.
  • Oversee safety officers who are responsible for identification of safety signals, signal investigation and the proactive management of the benefit-risk profile for assigned products, the therapeutic area lead plays a critical leadership role in to program team through the product life-cycle working in close collaboration with Research, Pre-clinical Safety, Clinical Development, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs and other functions in product life-cycle management.

Skills and Requirements:

  • MD, or MD PhD, or MD MPH required.
  • Minimum of 7-years of experience in drug safety, with experience in CNS.
  • Minimum of at least 1 year experience in managing direct reports.
  • High EQ with a passion for Drug Safety and managing and developing direct reports as well as highly effective team.
  • Prior experience in patient care, clinical development and/or knowledge of clinical pharmacology desirable.
  • Demonstrated strategic and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership as well as the ability to perform effectively in a matrixed and dynamic environment, ability to lead and collaborate within complex organization, across functions and geographies; to work in an entrepreneurial culture
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) as well as organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated sense of urgency and accountability for both individual and team-owned work products.
  • Knowledge of pre- and post-marketing US and EU regulations.

To Apply:

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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.