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Medical Director, Safety

Reference Number: 3839
Location: PA

Our client is a global biopharmaceutical company.  They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Medical Director, Safety.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Leads multidisciplinary teams regarding safety relevant topics.
  • Reviews safety data and literature through all phases of the life-cycle of medicinal products.
  • Serves as subject matter expert for safety relevant discussions with regulatory agencies and internal/external stakeholders.
  • Monitors and assesses the safety profile through systematic signal detection.
  • Provides expert advice and serves as expert witness to legal counsel regarding safety issues, as required.
  • Provides guidance to the clinical development teams regarding all aspects of clinical safety.
  • Serves as liaison with KOLs and license partners.
  • Responsible for coordinating Advisory Boards and Drug Safety Monitoring Boards.
  • Ensures timely delivery of all safety deliverables towards Clinical Study Reports.
  • Ensures timely preparations for market applications and all other regulatory documents.
  • Prepares and analyzes safety data for manuscript/publication submissions.
  • Analyzes safety relevant matters, escalates safety issues to the appropriate decision-making level and proposes solutions.
  • Provides strategic input to key stake holders in relation to product safety.
  • Investigates the safety profile of potential product acquisitions.
  • Ensures that all necessary requirements are included in pharmacovigilance agreements.
  • Actively participates in the continuous improvement of quality of processes, methods, and communications.
  • Reviews, prepares and/or contributes to safety relevant SOPs.
  • Contributes to the clinical safety risk management training and mentoring.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications: 

  • Advanced degree (MD or equivalent) required.
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years of pharmaceutical industry experience within pharmacovigilance and/or clinical research/clinical safety.
  • Requires a minimum of 2 years of medical practice experience.
  • Solid understanding of clinical research methodology, clinical epidemiology/biostatistics, relevant regulatory framework, and pharmacovigilance tools and processes highly preferred.
  • Must have sound clinical acumen and a wide range of therapeutics expertise.
  • Requires the ability to synthesize and analyze safety data from various sources.
  • Expertise in international regulations governing drug safety highly preferred.

If interested, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 3839.  No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.

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