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Drug Safety Scientist
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Posted on Jul 14
Purpose of Role
Established and growing biotech in Boston suburbs is seeking a contractor in the role of Drug Safety Scientist who would utilize medical knowledge and operational expertise to ensure patient safety by performing medical assessment of adverse events, assembling up-front safety information, collecting quality follow-up and ensuring medical information is included in cases for investigational and marketed products. To facilitate operational integration and alignment with US Drug Safety Medicine and providing training to US Drug Safety on relevant activities.
Key Tasks & Responsibilities:
Provide initial medical evaluation of adverse events on company investigational and marketed products by determining the seriousness, expectedness, and therefore reportability of adverse events in line with FDA and global regulatory guidelines.
Collect high quality medical follow-up information for serious cases.
Perform quality review of clinical trial cases and develop queries as appropriate.
Perform quality review of post-marketing serious adverse event reports as applicable.
Perform initial assessment of non-adverse events to evaluate validity of report and identify requisite follow up.
Log onto USDS phone line to receive incoming calls of potential adverse event reports and document information according to approved standards.
Determine reportability including assessment of labeling for clinical trial and post-marketing cases processed by Global Drug Safety and distributed to US Drug Safety for potential reporting.
Determine if adverse events should be reported to other manufacturers as required.
Coordinate development of periodic safety reports and contribute to the development of aggregate reports as requested by US Drug Safety Medicine.
Support Product Lead in signal detection activities as assigned.
Participate in the set-up and approval of local clinical trials by developing drug safety manuals and SAE reconciliation plans, and conducting CRF reviews, and collaborating with US Drug Safety Medicine and GDS for the development and execution of Clinical Development plan as needed.
Collaborate with GDS Staff to ensure a consistent global approach to safety by participating in meetings and implementing global standards within the department.
Work closely with Medical Directors and Associate Medical Directors to ensure alignment by providing operational expertise.
Represent USDS Operations with respect to the safety aspects of investigational and marketed products with external groups and on select cross-functional teams as appropriate.
Provide medical operations expertise and help develop relevant training content for the case processing group and external vendors.
Participate in internal and external training programs, meetings, and conferences to continually improve and build a knowledge base of product safety and risk management.
Perform Sample QA per USDS and Company guidelines in order to identify quality trends and implement preventative actions.
Obtain detailed knowledge of FDA and global safety regulations as applicable to assigned products and responsibilities.
EDUCATION & LANGUAGES
Health care professional
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Minimum of 2 years of drug safety experience required
Project Management Skills
PERSONAL SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
Ability to work in intense, fast paced, matrixed, multinational work environment
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to effectively communicate with employees, colleagues, and global counterparts
Normal and routine office duties
Position requires both domestic and international travel up to 5% of time
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