Sr. Safety Scientist

Bothell, WA, United States
Sep 14, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

The Sr. Safety Scientist will report to the Head of Safety Surveillance and Epidemiology in Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance and will be primarily responsible for the support of the signal management activities for medical products under development or post marketing.

Safety Scientist conducts aggregate analysis for signal detection, signal analysis, signal evaluation and risk management.

  • Support safety surveillance activities and contribute to safety analysis and risk management planning for designated products
  • Track, detect and evaluate safety signals in consultation with the SERM leads
  • Prepare safety evaluation reports for safety signals or other issues (e.g., product quality)
  • Support the preparation and maintenance of safety sections of Company Core Data Sheet, Investigator's Brochure and ICF for assigned products
  • Prepare and review periodic aggregate safety reports (PADER, PSUR/PBRER, DSUR, IND Annual Report, 6-month line-listings)
  • Support SERM lead in the development and/or execution of RMP, REMS, and Benefit risk analysis
  • Contribute to safety content in the review of clinical protocols and study reports, as needed.
  • Support the SERM Lead in responding to safety requests for assigned product(s) from regulatory authorities, affiliates and other internal functions
  • Represent Drug Safety in cross-functional team meetings for designated product(s)
  • Attend weekly internal safety meetings (Safety Surveillance & Epidemiology and Global Safety Team) and cross-functional meetings to discuss safety concerns and analytic plan
  • Present signal analysis strategy and results to joint safety meetings with co-license partners

  • Medical/Clinical degree including MD, PharmD, MPH/PhD, or BS RN degree
  • Minimum of 4-5 years of industry experience or clinical trials research experience in drug safety, epidemiology and/or risk management is desired
  • Oncology safety science experience preferred
  • Experience as a safety epidemiologist or appropriate epidemiology qualification will be desirable
  • Good Knowledge of FDA and EMA drug safety and pharmacovigilance regulatory guidance
  • Good knowledge of drug safety/pharmacovigilance practices and tools (e.g., ARGUS database, TIBCO Spotfire, MedDRA, Medidata)
  • Good medical and scientific judgement, attention to detail and excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to work effectively cross culturally and cross functional
  • Prefer experience in managing direct reports and projects, independently

As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Genetics is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seattle Genetics, please visit

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