Posted to MedZilla on 11/11/2019

Randstad Pharma

Medical Writing 20491-MZ


Job Title: Associate Director / Director Pharmacovigilance Safety Science

Position Responsibilities

  • Perform medical review of pre- and post-marketing individual case safety reports (ICSRs) and/or aggregate safety data involving company products to ensure accuracy of ICSR MedDRA coding, assessments of seriousness, expectedness, causality, and regulatory reporting.
  • Assist in follow-up of important ICSRs to ensure relevant information is sought.
  • Collaborate with Clinical Science, Medical Affairs, and Pharmacovigilance colleagues and applicable functional specialists to identify, evaluate and manage safety signals.
  • Participate in the development of safety surveillance and risk management plans for drug development programs.
  • Contribute to the preparation of expedited and aggregate safety reports (e.g., 15-day Alert Report, SUSAR, PSUR, US PADER, Annual Safety Report, DSUR, IND Annual Report).
  • Serve as medical safety expert and liaise with clinical study/project teams, Clinical Operations, Medical Affairs, Biostatistics, Regulatory Affairs, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), Data Monitoring Committees and other entities as needed.
  • Provide medical advice and inform Director of PV as appropriate.
  • Participate in the preparation and revision of company core safety information and associated product labeling.
  • Collaborate with Medical Directors in both Clinical Development and Medical (Commercial) Affairs to provide expertise in both US and ex-US post-marketing safety surveillance requirements (e.g., registries).
  • Review and advise on safety/medical information in advertising and promotional materials as needed.
  • Help prepare and review safety section(s) of investigator brochures, protocols, informed consent forms, statistical analysis plans, clinical study reports, NDA/BLA/CTD submissions and other documents.
  • Interface with business partners as needed in accordance with applicable safety Data Exchange Agreements.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Medical degree (e.g., MD, DO) with the appropriate clinical and pharmacovigilance experience required.
  • Minimum 3-5 years' experience in Pharmacovigilance with specific drug safety operational experience.
  • Prior experience in pharmaceutical industry with international experience preferred.
  • Excellent medical knowledge with the ability to interpret, synthesize and communicate complex medical/pharmaceutical information and safety data to both healthcare professionals (HCPs) and non-HCPs.
  • Experience reviewing cumulative safety data.
  • Strong working knowledge of US and ex-US PV requirements (e.g., US Code of Federal regulations; European Union Volume 9A for post-marketing PV and Volume 10 clinical trials directive; and ICH Guidelines).


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K Plan with Company Match
  • Life and AD&D Insurance

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