Pharmacovigilance Scientist

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Drug Safety Physician
San Francisco
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Pharmacovigilance Scientist/ Drug Safety Associate

The Scientist will be responsible for assigned tasks related to core safety deliverables including scheduled and ad hoc aggregate reports and will serve as report owner for assigned reports (small to medium volume, standard complexity). Daily activities involve planning, conducting meetings, database searching, aggregate safety analysis and case level review, writing, and project management/coordination of strategic safety documents. The Scientist will partner with team members, stakeholders, and a vendor.


Ensure timely, quality deliverables for assigned tasks related to core deliverables with oversight as appropriate

  • Collaborate with PVER team members to perform assigned tasks, Interact with other stakeholders (e.g Safety Surveillance Physician (SSP), Medical Safety Officer (MSO)) on relevant deliverables
  • Initiate/conduct searches of internal and external databases
  • Perform aggregate safety analysis and case level review
  • Author/contribute to the preparation of core safety deliverables
  • Ensure commitments (e.g., Pharmacovigilance Agreements (PVAs), assessment reports) are met as appropriate for assigned tasks * Partner with vendor to develop reports/deliverables

Training, Meetings and Department Initiatives:

  • Participate in department training
  • Training of task or process-related activities
  • Participate in department initiatives as appropriate

Decision Making and Problem Solving:

  • Recognize potential issues and or safety issues and escalate to report owner or line manager
  • Ability to understand nature of adverse drug reactions
  • High level of flexibility and ability to (re)prioritize work
  • Data cleaning/QC skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to organize data
  • Ability to work across multiple functions and therapeutic areas
  • Evaluate and incorporate reviewer comments in draft reports and respond accordingly


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health or Biomedical Science (3-5 years industry experience or equivalent)
  • Advanced Degree Preferred in Health or Biomedical Science (2 years industry experience or equivalent)
  • Clinical/Medical writing or PV experience preferred
  • Strong English verbal and written communication skills

Get in contact with me now for this 12 month contract position

Contact Details:
Tel: 646-415-8221
Contact: Taylor Hodges

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