Director, Medical Safety Science - Acerta -- (Redwood City, CA) - Redwood City, CA | Biospace
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Director, Medical Safety Science - Acerta -- (Redwood City, CA)

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Redwood City, CA
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Job Description

                                       Location:Redwood City, California, United States
Job reference: 5000141414610

Posted date: Sep. 15, 2016

 Acerta Pharma is a leader in the field of covalent binding technology and is applying this technology to create novel, highly selective therapies for cancer. In February 2016, AstraZeneca acquired a majority share of Acerta Pharma via a USD $4 billion investment and is a committed partner to the development of these innovative drug candidates.

Acalabrutinib is Acerta's lead program which was developed based on our discovery efforts. It is an investigational covalent Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor currently under investigation in multiple Phase 3 clinical trials. The clinical program includes over 20 trials in hematologic malignancies and solid tumors. Over 1,800 patients have participated in these trials to date.

The Director, Medical Safety Science will participate in the development and review of appropriate safety sections of key safety documents including: IBs, CSRs, protocols, ICF, RSI, CDS, and participate in the preparation of DSURs, IND Annual Reports, PSURs/PBRERs, and other global periodic safety reports. You will also participate in and support management of medical review of individual case safety reports (ICSRs) for Acerta products throughout the life cycle, including review of SUSARs and IND Safety Reports, and including generation of Analysis of Similar Events as needed.

In addition, the Director, Medical Safety Science will ensure that the medical review workflow step for all safety reports received from any source are processed within timeframes that maintain compliance with ICH-GCP guidelines, regulatory requirements and company SOPs and procedures, and participate in identification and reporting on possible trends and concerns as they relate to Acerta-Pharma products, and key competitive products, including the identification and evaluation of safety signals through the assessment of single case reports, aggregate safety reports and review of relevant literature for safety information pertinent to product safety. Finally, you will monitors industry best practices, changes in global safety regulations and guidelines for marketed and investigational projects and recommend changes and upgrades to existing departmental policies, SOPs and systems.



*  Masters in life sciences  
 *  Ability to travel both domestically and internationally (<30%)  
 *  Minimum of ten years of drug safety, clinical research, or healthcare related experience  
 *  A minimum of two years must be derived from pharmaceutical industry experience directly related to adverse event reporting from clinical trials  
 *  Detailed knowledge of relevant FDA, EU and ICH guidelines, initiatives and regulations governing both clinical trial and post-marketing safety environments


*  MD; PharmD; Nursing /RN  
 *  Global experience  
 *  Oncology experience

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AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.