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Assoc Dir, Safety and PV

Syneos Health - USA
Boston, United States
Start date
24 Nov 2022
Closing date
25 Nov 2022

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Clinical Research, Pharmacovigilance
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
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Associate Director, Safety & Pharmacovigilance

Syneos Health is the only fully integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization purpose-built to accelerate customer success. We lead with a product development mindset, seamlessly connecting our capabilities to add high-value insights to speed therapies to patients and provide practical value to help our customers achieve their objectives.

Our Clinical Development model brings the customer and the patient to the center of everything that we do. We are continuously looking for ways to simplify and streamline our work to not only make Syneos Health easier to work with, but to make us easier to work for.

Whether you join us in a Functional Service Provider partnership or a Full-Service environment, you’ll collaborate with passionate problem solvers, innovating as a team to help our customers achieve their goals. We are agile and driven to accelerate the delivery of therapies, because we are passionate to change lives.

Discover what our 29,000 employees, across 110 countries already know:

Why Syneos Health
  • We are passionate about developing our people, through career development and progression; supportive and engaged line management; technical and therapeutic area training; peer recognition and total rewards program.
  • We are committed to our Total Self culture - where you can authentically be yourself. Our Total Self culture is what unites us globally, and we are dedicated to taking care of our people.
  • We are continuously building the company we all want to work for and our customers want to work with. Why? Because when we bring together diversity of thoughts, backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives - we’re able to create a place where everyone feels like they belong.

Job responsibilities
• Serves as interface between Company, sponsors, vendors, and other departments in the area of Safety and Pharmacovigilance.
• Line management responsibilities for Safety and Pharmacovigilance associates and managers. Approves courses of action on associate motivation, training, interviewing and selection, terminations, professional development, performance appraisals, and employee counseling.
• Provides operational oversight of functional teams and projects.
• Monitors quality of work and efficiency of team members with contracted scope of work and Safety Management Plan. Discusses below-target project goals with senior safety management.
• Oversees projects where Safety and Pharmacovigilance are the primary services.
o Reviews study budgets and expenses; ensures all study related contractual and budgeting issues are upheld and performed.
o Works with Finance to ensure appropriate customer invoicing, where required.
o Approves project time cards and invoicing.
o Provides sponsors with scheduled project updates and reports and acts as a point of escalation for sponsors.
o Coordinate with other internal departments and Safety functional areas to ensure timely review and submission of reports and documents relating to safety reporting as well as resolution of issues.
• Oversees the management of the Safety and Pharmacovigilance department with the following actions:
o Participates in the development, review, and approval of departmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
o Reviews, provides input, and ensures the execution of the Safety Management Plan/Safety Reporting Plan.
o Evaluates processes for potential improvement in efficiency and effectiveness and recommends changes. Participates in process development and improvement of departmental functions and technology.
o Works with Business Development to actively solicit new business, as needed.
o Represents Safety and Pharmacovigilance or ensure Safety representation at project team meetings and client meetings.
• Reviews, advises, and approves Safety portions of proposals to ensure wording adequately reflects the scope of work for Safety and Pharmacovigilance. Works actively in proposal development, prepares and participates in bid defenses as needed.
• Reviews clinical safety sections of study protocols and Case Report Forms (CRFs) to make sure information is consistent with the Serious Adverse Event form. Approves budget projections for the project
• Oversees resourcing needs/issues for Safety services and escalating to senior management as necessary.
• Interact with clients and internal staff to provide advice and guidance on safety review issues; provide training and consultation to clients.
• Maintains understanding and ensures compliance of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Work Instructions (WIs), global drug/biologic/device regulations, Good Clinical Practices (GCPs), ICH guidelines, GVP modules and the drug development process.
• Participates in audits/inspections and ensures inspection readiness. Participates in quality investigations and implementation of corrective and preventive actions.
• Performs other work related duties as assigned.
• Moderate travel may be required.


What we’re looking for
• BA/BS in the biological sciences or related disciplines in the natural science/health care field or nursing degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Progressive responsibility with demonstrated leadership skills and project management.
• Clinical Research Organization (CRO) experience with therapeutic specialties preferred.
• Working knowledge of financial budgets and various financial analysis tools preferred.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Visio, email (Outlook), TeamShare (or other management/shared content/workspace), and internet.
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with strong graphic presentation skills.
• Ability to establish effective relationships with clients as well as team members.
• Ability to be flexible, adapt to change, work independently, as well as part of a team in a matrix environment.
• Ability to make effective decisions and manage multiple priorities while delivering high quality work in a dynamic environment.

Get to know Syneos Health

Over the past 5 years, we have worked with 94% of all Novel FDA Approved Drugs, 95% of EMA Authorized Products and over 200 Studies across 73,000 Sites and 675,000+ Trial patients.

No matter what your role is, you’ll take the initiative and challenge the status quo with us in a highly competitive and ever-changing environment. Learn more about Syneos Health .

Additional Information:
Tasks, duties, and responsibilities as listed in this job description are not exhaustive. The Company, at its sole discretion and with no prior notice, may assign other tasks, duties, and job responsibilities. Equivalent experience, skills, and/or education will also be considered so qualifications of incumbents may differ from those listed in the Job Description. The Company, at its sole discretion, will determine what constitutes as equivalent to the qualifications described above. Further, nothing contained herein should be construed to create an employment contract. Occasionally, required skills/experiences for jobs are expressed in brief terms. Any language contained herein is intended to fully comply with all obligations imposed by the legislation of each country in which it operates, including the implementation of the EU Equality Directive, in relation to the recruitment and employment of its employees. The Company is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, including the provision of reasonable accommodations, when appropriate, to assist employees or applicants to perform the essential functions of the job.


Syneos Health® (Nasdaq:SYNH) is the only fully integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization purpose built to accelerate customer success. We lead with a product development mindset, strategically blending clinical development, medical affairs and commercial capabilities to address modern market realities. We bring together more than 29,000 of the brightest clinical and commercial minds with the ability to support customers in more than 110 countries. Together we share insights, use the latest technologies and apply advanced business practices to speed our customers’ delivery of important therapies to patients. To learn more about how we are Shortening the Distance from Lab to Life® visit


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