Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Pharmacovigilance (PV) Associate

Tampa, FL, US
Apr 12, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

One shared journey is moving us forward at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious disease. Empowered to apply our individual talents and ideas so that we can learn and grow together. Driven to make a difference, from innovative research to hands-on community support. Bristol-Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

The Pharmacovigilance Associate is a member of the Epidemiology, Safety Science and Analytics group which coordinates, tracks and analyzes medical safety assessments, surveillance and data in clinical development activities.

  • The incumbent has a key role in tracking and following up on actions and responses of experts and and other stakeholders, ensuring that timelines, resources and information are coordinated and and documented accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Medical Safety Assessment Physicians, Medical Survelliance Teams, Safety Data Review Teams
  • Supports Medical Safety Assessment Physicians (MSAP) in leading and coordinating individual cross-functional Medical Surveillance Teams (MSTs) and assigned sub-teams, such as Safety Data Review (SDR) Teams.
  • Creates meeting agendas for MST and assigned sub-teams, and documents of decisions, conclusions, timelines, milestones and action items in team minutes.
  • Identifies post-meeting actions, and ensures responsibilitites and timelines are assigned and met.
  • Assesses and appropriately elevates issues impacting key MST activities, milestones, documents to the appropriate Global Pharmacovigilance & Epidemiology (GPV&E) colleagues.
  • Leads, plans, organizes, and forecasts requirements and/or resources based on Book of Work and other upcoming tasks and activities for assigned product portfolio.
  • Executes searches of the corporate safety database, J-review database and the worldwide literature, applying critical thinking and independent research skills to ensure the information is appropriate and usable.
  • Applies medical, life science and general scientific knowledge and expertise to create and manage plans and budgets for designated projects.


Must have requirements:




  • Bachelor of Science in life sciences or equivalent relevant scientific qualifications or professional training.
  • Minimum of 2 years' professional experience in health science or relevant life sciences/medical fields, or appropriate pharmaceutical industry or academic experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of global pharmaceutical drug development and drug lifecycles.


Ideal Candidates Would Also Have:






  • Demonstrated excellence in scientific technical skills with a comprehensive understanding of pharmacovigilance processes.
  • Extensive experience in the analysis and communication of data and information to key stakeholders.
  • Project or program management experience and/or qualifications
  • Experience in working with committees and diverse teams


Other qualifications:

US military experience will be considered towards industry and professional experience requirements