US-TX, Safety Lead/Sr Safety Lead, Device Medical Safety (Surgical) 218229BR-MZ
Safety Lead/Sr Safety Lead, Device Medical Safety (Surgical)
Global Drug Development
CMO & PATIENT SAFETY GDD
Fort Worth, TX
Research & Development
Novartis is seeking a Safety Lead/ Sr Safety Lead, Devices Medical Safety (Surgical) to perform device safety activities for assigned Novartis/Alcon projects or products, including identification and comprehensive assessment of safety signals from all sources (clinical through post-approval life-cycle management and externally).
Perform single case medical review in the safety database or line listings. Medical review will be performed by clinically/medically qualified associates.
Monitor the clinical safety of assigned products/projects, including literature review, adverse events, patient impact from technical complaints, and signal detection.
Provide safety input into clinical and regulatory deliverables, including Investigator s Brochures, study protocols, reports, and clinical submission documents, as needed.
Identify safety signals based on the review of solicited or unsolicited single cases. Performs signal triage activities, evaluation, and presentation to Novartis/Alcon Boards including preparatory activities.
Author or provide safety input to the product labeling and related documents.
Contribute to the safety profiling and risk management documents.
Provide guidance for coding, causality assessment, and determination of anticipated vs. unanticipated adverse event reports.
Provide relevant safety input and collaborates productively with colleagues from CMO & Patient Safety and business franchise functions.
Provide expert medical/scientific input into responses to inquiries from health authorities, healthcare professionals, or local affiliates on safety issues. Prepares safety data for health authority review boards.
Support licensing activities, health authority inspections/audits, and project/product recall activities, as needed.
Mentor and coaches junior associates within the Safety Management Team or cross-functionally.
May function as a deputy for Brand Safety Lead (BSL) or Sr. Safety Lead for assigned activities.
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Position will be filled at level commensurate with experience
Master of Science or health-related discipline is required.
MD or OD is preferred but essential for associates performing medical review of single case reports.
Fluent in spoken and written English.
Knowledge of other languages desirable.
At least 3 years of industry experience in product development, including 2 years in safety at an operational or medical position.
Clinical knowledge of ocular anatomy and ophthalmic procedures.
Proven ability to analyze, interpret, and discuss safety information. Good written and verbal communication.
Experience in product development, clinical trial methodology, regulatory requirements, scientific methodology, statistics and writing of publications.
Experience in preparing or contributing to preparation of clinical safety assessments and regulatory reports/ submissions involving safety information.
Demonstrates strategic thinking and problem solving skills.
Experience with (safety or others) issue management.
Ability to work independently and meet targeted timelines.
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