Global Safety Officer

  • location: Waltham, MA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $161.02 - $189.44 per hour
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Global Safety Officer

job summary:
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location: Waltham, Massachusetts
job type: Contract
salary: $161.02 - 189.44 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Doctorate
Job Responsibilities

Internal & External Safety Expert

- Provide PV and risk management expertise to internal and external customers

- Safety expert for product

- Maintain knowledge of product, product environment, and recent literature

- Maintain PV expertise, and understanding of international safety regulations and guidelines

- Lead cross functional Safety Management Teams (SMTs) and GPE internal Safety Analysis

Teams (SATs)

- Communicate with and represent PV position within project/product teams, with external

partners, key opinion leaders, and Health Authorities, and during internal and external


- Provide strategic and proactive safety input into development plans

- Support due diligence activities and pharmacovigilance agreements


- Ongoing assessment of the safety status of the product

- Review, preparation, contribution and/or approval of clinical development documents

including clinical development plans, SAPs, study protocols, investigator brochures, data

monitoring plans, study reports, integrated summary of safety, summary of clinical safety,

and labeling

- Review, preparation, and/or contribution to questions from health authorities, ethics

committees, IRBs, external partners

- Management of product safety alerts

- Ensuring the GPE position is well articulated to and understood by its internal and external


- Establishment of credibility of GSO function and of GPE

Signal Detection and Assessment:

- Responsible for signal detection and analysis

- Collaborate with Center of Excellence for Signal Detection and Data Mining and Safety

Epidemiology group

- Identify and implement proactive safety analysis strategies to further define the safety


- Lead aggregate safety data review activities and coordinate safety surveillance activities


- Signal detection and analysis

- Development of safety action plans and implementation, as appropriate

- Enable effective development of product safety

- Enable appropriate risk management

- Enable up-to-date risk communication (e.g. labeling)

Risk Assessment/Risk Management/ Benefit-Risk Assessment:

- Provide proactive risk assessment

- Co-lead benefit-risk assessment with other relevant functions

- Develop risk management strategies and plans and monitor effectiveness

- Collaborate with Center of Excellence for Risk Management and Safety Epidemiology


- Optimization of the product benefit risk profile

- Development of REMS, Risk Management and Development Risk Management plans

- Identification and implementation of risk mitigation or other corrective actions as necessary

- Regulatory compliance

- Monitoring of risk mitigation tool effectiveness and adjustment of strategy, as needed

Education & Qualifications

  • M.D. Degree or degree in pharmacy, biological sciences or related disciplines.
  • For MD, Board Certified/Board eligible, or equivalent, is preferred; For other degrees,advanced post-graduate qualifications e.g. Master or PhD are preferred.
  • For M.D., minimum 3 years' and for other degrees, minimum 5 years' total experience in international pharmacovigilance, or equivalent relevant industry experience (e.g.clinical development) with relevant clinical experience considered. Exceptionally,candidates may be considered if they have proven excellence in a similar prior position,even if they have less than 3 years international PV experience.
  • Excellent clinical judgment
  • Excellent communication skills - written and verbal; fluent in English
  • Capability to synthesize and critically analyze data from multiple sources
  • Ability to communicate complex clinical issues and analysis orally and in writing
  • Able to develop and document sound risk assessment
  • Demonstrates initiative and capacity to work under pressure
  • Demonstrates leadership within cross-functional team environment
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills are required
skills: Pharmacovigilance, Drug Safety
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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