Sr Pharmacovigilance Principal Scientist

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Good Pharmacovigilance Practice (GVP)
  3. United Kingdom
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Posting date: 29 Mar 2019

ProClinical are currently recruiting on behalf of a leading global pharmaceutical company that specialises in multiple therapy areas. The organization is seeking for a Senior Pharmacovigilance Principal Scientist position to join their team in Massachusetts.

The Pharmacovigilance Scientist will provide pharmacovigilance functional area expertise and support to project teams for assigned developmental and/or marketed products. They will also be Responsible for operational pharmacovigilance activities for assigned developmental and/or marketed products.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing Overseeing report QCs, reviews, follow-ups, and reportability assessments, before inputting them into aggregate safety reports.
  • Liaising with other relevant functional areas both within and outside of global PV to best ensure the most efficient and timely attainment of compliant and patient focused safety data.
  • Representing the pharmacovigilance department in cross-functional teams, committees, and external environments at a global and regional level as required.
  • Acting as the company's lead responder and source of expertise for safety related issues for designated compound.
  • Closely interacting with senior PV physicians and the safety Therapeutic Area Lead (TAL), particularly when the responsible GSL.
  • Supporting and overseeing of pharmacovigilance operational activities for designated compounds, with lead responsibilities when acting as the GSL
  • Mentoring and guiding less experienced colleagues within the department.
  • Conducting project activities for designated developmental products:
  • Leading the setting up of safety procedures for complex developmental programs
  • Contributing to development of safety exchange agreements for co-development projects
  • Reviewing and providing functional area expertise for development of protocols, IBs, SAPs, CSRs, and other relevant project/study documents.
  • Close knowledge of protocols to effectively respond to safety issues.
  • Providing investigator and monitor training on safety procedures.
  • Participating in Global Safety Teams, coordinating all aspects of signal detection/safety review activities.
  • Drafting responses to regulatory/ethics safety questions.
  • Assisting with writing and maintenance of the Safety Monitoring Plan.
  • Assisting with the set-up and running of DSMBs.
  • Closely working with physicians, both technically and managerially.
  • Performing ad hoc analyses e.g. in response to regulatory queries
  • Responding to different audiences in a clear and concise manner.
  • Leading presentations to Safety Board, with the detailed preparatory work this implies and, where ad hoc issues arise, the short timelines that can ensue.

Skills and Requirements:

  • At least a Bachelor's degree, though an advanced degree or a specific pharmacovigilance qualification is preferred (MD, PhD, and PharmD).
  • Between 9-20 years of experience, depending on qualification, in a healthcare, clinical, or pharmacovigilance-related environment. (9 with a Ph.D., 15 with a Master's, 20 with a Bachelor's).
  • Excellent databases and coding skills including ability to perform advanced searches
  • An in-depth knowledge of clinical trial methodology, pharmacovigilance regulations, safety profile and risk/benefit analysis.
  • Global player in a global PV organization.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

To Apply:

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