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Senior PV Scientist

Waltham, MA 02451

Posted: 11/29/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Pharmacovigilance Job Number: 589647 Pay Rate: 75.00 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Pay is commiserate with experience and ranges between $50-70/hr.

The Senior PV Scientist serves as a critical medical analytic and coordinating role in partnership with the Safety MD for assigned investigational and/or marketed product(s).  The Senior PV Scientist is expected to be equally effective in working collaboratively or independently. She/he must demonstrate effective leadership skills with cross functional partners to ensure that signaling, safety data analyses/authorship for ad hoc queries and aggregate reports are of high quality and are completed and submitted according to required timelines. Demonstrated ability to assimilate clinical data, and through its analyses/review be able to make crisp assessments and be able to communicate this effectively both verbally and in writing plays a critical capability in this job. The successful candidate will have demonstrated successful mastery of the above responsibilities in their work.  Accountability and a sense of urgency in leading/managing projects is a key success factor for this role.  
Position will report to the Senior Medical Director of DSPV  
Duties and Responsibilities:

•    Serve as key analytic and safety support lead in close collaboration with the product safety physician for the assigned product(s)
•    Responsible to analyze potential safety issues, including signal detection, signal evaluation and signal management. This includes coordination and documentation of all signal review activities.
•    Contribute to signaling and data mining activities utilizing internal and external sources of data 
•    Coordinate with Safety physician to lead Safety Committee meeting preparation and documenting of meeting minutes
•    Performing sponsor review of serious adverse events outsourced to our PV vendor
•    Responsible for safety review of protocol and CRFs, safety content of IB, ICF, and other documents to appropriately support Clinical study activities. 
•    Lead and author aggregate safety reports (e.g., DSUR/PSUR/PADER) in collaboration with key stakeholders and vendor. 
•    Coordinate ad hoc safety query or health hazard evaluation response plan for analysis in conjunction with the safety physician, Biostatistics and others as needed, including performing analysis and drafting of query responses for review and finalization.   
•    Key safety representation in Integrated Safety Summary reviews, Clinical study reports which may include narrative generation, review and approval for filing related activities.  
•    Keeping updated on relevant regulations associated with the above activities.  Contributes to initiatives for process improvement and cross-product process consistency.
•    Other tasks as assigned or required

•    Minimum 5 years relevant medical, scientific/clinical, or pharmaceutical experience, including 3 years of experience in drug safety serving in a PV Scientist or similar role.
•    Demonstrated experience in analyzes, and interpretation of medical and scientific data and excellent verbal and written skills.
•    Demonstrated ability to work effectively either independently or collaboratively in a team environment (including Safety, Biostatistics, Clinical Development, Medical Affairs, Clinical Operations, and Regulatory), as well as with external colleagues
•    Strong organizational, project management and leadership skills: Leads and conducts, independently and/or collaboratively, all aspects of substantive projects such as signaling, authoring of aggregate data reports, and responses to regulatory agency requests. 
•    Applies clinical judgment to interpret case information.
•    Familiarity with pharmacovigilance and drug development, including knowledge of applicable clinical trial safety regulations and post-marketing safety regulations. Includes familiarity with case processing, expedited reporting rules, and safety database concepts.
•    Strong  knowledge of common data processing software (EXCEL, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Business Objects) and  Argus Safety systems

•    Advanced degree (PharmD, RN, MD, PhD, MPH, NP)
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