Associate Medical Director I

Lake County, Illinois, USA
Mar 08, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

The Pharmacovigilance and Patient Safety department (PPS) at AbbVie is dynamic and evolving. Our Pharmacovigilance staff identifies, investigates, mitigates and communicates drug safety issues from molecule to market. Technology and integrated systems provide the opportunity for AbbVie to implement proactive, data-driven and science-based approaches to pharmacovigilance.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performs causality assessment of individual case safety report (ICSR) postmarketing adverse events and medical review of clinical serious adverse events utilizing extensive medical expertise, clinical judgment and logic
  • Develops Company Analyses for Suspected, Unexpected Serious Adverse Reactions (SUSARs)
  • Serves as leadership backup for therapeutic area

Other Responsibilities:

  • Understands safety profile of assigned AbbVie products and development molecules as well as safety aspects of relevant therapeutic area drugs and patient populations
  • Understands disease state(s) for each indication within assigned AbbVie products and development compounds and applies knowledge in daily work
  • Responsible for understanding the regulatory requirements related to pharmacovigilance and accountable for complying with those requirements
  • Contributes as requested to PPS initiatives
  • Aligns functional and personal goals with corporate and department initiatives; demonstrates corporate values and leadership attributes


  • MD required


  • Some drug safety experience preferred, but not required
  • Patient care expeirence
  • Board certification highly desired

Key AbbVie Competencies:

  • Accountable for personal compliance, productivity, and quality
  • Impacts assigned AbbVie marketed drugs (generally a therapeutic area) worldwide
  • Works as an individual contributor once fully trained
  • Exercises judgment within well-defined practices and policies
  • Can address moderately complex problems within defined, routine scope

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled