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Randstad US Medical Director Pharmacovigilance in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Medical Director Pharmacovigilance

job details:

  • location:Cambridge, MA

  • salary:$180.41 - $212.24 per hour

  • date posted:Sunday, October 10, 2021

  • experience:7 Years

  • job type:Contract

  • industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

  • reference:37789

job description

Medical Director Pharmacovigilance

job summary:

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location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

job type: Contract

salary: $180.41 - 212.24 per hour

work hours: 9 to 5

education: Doctorate


This role requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to a valid medical or religious accommodation.

  • Support developmental programs, including both early and late stage development as required.

  • Responsible for the oversight of signal detection and risk management activities for designated global/regional product(s), together with global safety lead responsibly as appropriate.

  • Supporting Therapeutic Lead

  • Line management responsibilities for junior physicians and/or scientists

  • Flexible to support compounds/initiatives outside of primary therapeutic area(s) as directed by business and departmental needs

  • Expectation of GSL role for compound(s) both in development and marketed in close association with the TAL.

  • Company wide safety expert for his/her compound responsibilities

  • Intimate knowledge of safety, including any emerging safety concerns and risk/benefit profile for 'own' compounds with input for other compounds as needed.

  • Serving in a leadership capacity for complex and strategically important programs

  • Responsible for development of documents and for negotiation with Regulatory authorities on safety matters involving these compounds. This includes but is not limited to: direct interaction with Regulatory authorities, authorship of safety summaries to support changes to the PI/SmPC, significant contribution to MAAs and NDAs, authorship of Executive Summaries on special safety topics, authorship of Integrated Analyses of Safety (IAS) for CTDs etc

  • Training and mentoring of Pharmacovigilance Physicians and Specialists

  • Perform activities required to serve as Global PV physician:

  • Review and oversight of safety data, both non-clinical and clinical

  • Review and/or sign off of protocols, SAPs, clinical study reports, IBs, IMPD and other documents developed for submission to regulatory authorities

  • Interactions with external experts and regulatory agencies and partner/co-development companies

  • Review of safety data and participate in dose escalation decisions

  • Authorship and sign off of Safety Monitoring Plan/Risk Management Plan

  • Lead data analysis and writing of regulatory submission documents, for license application and variation activities and for safety issues and questions from regulators

  • Direct the set up of safety procedures and development of safety exchange agreements for co-development projects

  • Maintain professional knowledge and accreditation by active participation in continuing medical education activities


  • Qualified physician (License, e.g. GMC registered, preferred)

  • Minimum of 8 years' experience in pharmacovigilance, clinical research or clinical development

  • 2-3 years clinical experience with patients following post-graduate training with significant knowledge of general medicine

  • Knowledge of principles of epidemiology and statistics.

  • Critical thinking and analytical skills and ability to make high level decisions

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including ability to present to large internal/external groups

  • Good level of computer literacy with Microsoft applications

skills: NDA, Maa, Pharmacovigilance, Regulatory Affairs Operations, Submissions

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.