Drug Safety Lead - Zurich

Location
Glattbrugg, Switzerland
Salary
Competitive
Posted
23 Feb 2021
Closes
25 Mar 2021
Ref
3194
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
About You
We are currently looking for a Drug Safety Lead to join our Global Drug Safety and Risk Management Team. Reporting directly to the Therapeutic Area Lead of Medical and Clinical Drug Safety, you will be responsible to ensure compliance of company drug safety. Your tasks and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Manage the review of worldwide reports on adverse events including confirming company causality assessments
  • Manage the timely authoring of high quality aggregate safety reports
  • Support the Regulatory department with evaluation of adverse event profiles of products to update regulatory documents
  • Support safety trainings for new staff, pharmacovigilance staff as well as refreshers
  • Implementation of documentation necessary for pharmacovigilance like Risk Management Plans, etc.
  • Ensure safety tasks in clinical trials (incl. protocol review, SUSAR, ASR/DSUR, safety reporting, informed consent forms) are handled appropriately and in compliance with regulations
  • Provide support in checking or preparing expert reports as appropriate and preparing safety regulatory files
  • Signal detection and benefit/risk evaluation including initiating appropriate measures e.g. preparing safety board presentations, change control of SmPC, updating risk management plan and resulting actions plans
  • Active involvement in PASS or other safety studies
  • Creation/authoring of Medical / Clinical Safety related SOPs


The ideal candidate holds an M.D. degree. Your profile consists of the following experience:

  • Medical Degree, ideally Specialist in Internal Medicine or Pharmaceutical Medicine
  • 3-5 years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience in data analysis, signal detection and benefit/risk evaluation
  • Excellent knowledge of international regulations (ICH, GVP/Volume 10, FDA regulations)
  • Experience in Pharmaceutical Medicine, particularly Clinical Research, Clinical Pharmacology, and Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Demonstrated ability to set up and implement drug safety strategies, risk management plans, develop Drug Safety systems and procedures, and elevate and resolve issues
  • Demonstrated proficiency in problem-solving with respect to pharmaceutical Drug Safety issues
  • Good computer literacy with experience with safety data bases (ArisG preferably)
  • Capable of exercising oversight in communications and problem solving liaisons with internal and external customers
  • Capable of exercising oversight in the understanding of Drug Safety issues with Clinical team members and ensure appropriate training through workshops, seminars, courses, literature, or other means consistent with Drug Safety development
  • Fluency in English


You bring very good scientific, pharmaceutical and medical knowledge. Your positive, optimistic attitude and behaviour is congruent with the company values. You show concern for standard and take a thorough approach, with high attention to detail. You can think and influence conceptually, strategically and rationally. You are interpersonally aware and culturally sensitive, with the ability to work in highly networked organisations with many partners. You are able to actively participate and contribute to an interdisciplinary team. You have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Affinity to IT would be an advantage. You are effectively able to plan and prioritise workload, with an accurate sense of urgency. You are able to interpret and apply global drug safety regulations and demonstrate a proactive attitude.

About Us
At Vifor Pharma, we use our skills, dedication, and entrepreneurial spirit to offer innovative solutions in iron deficiency, nephrology and cardio-renal therapies, so we can help patients around the world live better, healthier lives. This is why we come to work every day.
Are you empowered to create a better world, and be part of life changing work? As a global pharmaceutical company, we offer the chance to be part of a worldwide team, where passion and commitment are met with opportunities for professional and personal development. Learn more at viforpharma.com/career .
What you can expect of us
As we work to support patients, we also take care for our employees' professional and personal growth and well-being. We show appreciation and recognition through attractive benefits that will enhance your life, develop you, empower you to grow, and create your own career journey with us.

Including:
  • Open, safe and inclusive culture that fosters creativity and unleashes individual potential, whether in laboratories, manufacturing sites, in the field, or offices
  • Learning opportunities that enhances your skill set focused on business and personal effectiveness, leadership and management skills, and much more
  • Flexible workplace environment, home office opportunities, competitive vacation entitlement
  • Attractive financial participation schemes, adapted regionally, that provide employees with additional security for every life situation, including: Pension plans, participation schemes, and savings plans
Join Vifor Pharma Talent Community
If you find that the role above is not suitable for your experience or career goals, but you want to keep in touch and learn more about Vifor Pharma and future career opportunities, join our Vifor Pharma Talent Community .

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