Medical Director, Medical Safety Evaluation

North Chicago, IL, US
Oct 18, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Responsible for supporting the Product Safety Leads (PST) and potentially support one or more products as the PST Lead under the direction of the Therapeutic Area (TA) Lead and Global TA Head in ensuring safety in one or more products to through surveillance, signal detection, validation and assessment. Interpreting regulations related to pharmacovigilance supporting all patient safety activities.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Understanding and application of the pharmacology, chemistry and non-clinical toxicology to effectively conduct safety surveillance
  • Safety surveillance for pharmaceutical / biological / drug -device combined products
  • Contribute to the authorship of key pharmacovigilance documents, including but not limited to, medical safety assessments, regulatory responses and risk management plans
  • Apply current regulatory guidance as appropriate for safety surveillance and authorship of PV documents
  • Analyze and interpret aggregate safety data and communicate these analysis and interpretation to cross-functional teams
  • Ability to effectively write, review and provide input on technical documents
  • Lead the strategy for periodic reports (PSUR's, PADER's etc.)
  • Oversight of safety surveillance and pharmacovigilance activities for products in clinical trials and post marketing
  • Lead and implement risk management strategy for assigned products

Position can be hired at an Associate Medical Director or Medical Director based on the candidate's level of experience.

  • MD / DO with 2+ years of residency with patient management experience and Master Public Health is preferred in addition to MD / DO but not required. Preferred US trained
  • 2 - 4 years of Pharmacovigilance experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Effectively analyze and guide analysis of clinical data and epidemiological information
  • Effectively present recommendation / opinions in group environment
  • Write, review and provide input on technical documents
  • Self-starting and can work independently
  • Work collaboratively and lead cross-functional teams

Key Stakeholders:

Global TA Head MSE, PST Lead, TA Lead, Analytics / Data Scientists, Project Management and Data Management