Posted to MedZilla on 8/20/2017


United States, Drug Safety Public Health Specialist DS_MG_13085-MZ


A leading US biopharmaceutical organisation with a solid commercial portfolio of life-saving drugs within a number of therapy areas have a new Drug Safety Public Health Specialist position at their offices in Foster City, CA. The company has a growing pipeline of investigational drugs and approximately 5,000 employees in offices across four continents. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Safety Specialist, Operations Support team within DSPH Operations
  • Establishes work priorities and direction with input from Manager.
  • Provides new hire (onboarding) Argus training within DSPH and CROs as required.
  • Assists in development and maintenance of Ops Support training materials as required.
  • Provides training to DSPH Operations personnel on company data entry conventions as required.
  • Assists with other Operations Support training activities as required.
  • Performs quality control (QC) checks for data entered for ICSR reports from both investigational and post marketing products to ensure accuracy and compliance with company conventions and regulatory standards.
  • Provides feedback on results of QC check to DSPH Operations Case Owners and Managers.
  • Collates findings from QC checks.
  • Seeks assistance from appropriate internal and external resources.
  • Will interact with other DSPH functional areas to QC ICSRs efficiently and accurately.
  • Identifies issues/concerns in a timely and appropriate manner and communicates these to Manager.
  • Remains current with case handling SOPs, WRKs, manuals and database technology.
  • Organizes individual workload to ensure compliance with PVA and other global regulatory reporting requirements.
  • Ensures departmental workflow processes and timelines are followed.
  • Understands DSPH Business Continuity processes, as applicable.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft environment (Microsoft Excel, Power point and Word).
  • Safety database, data entry and QC experience preferred.
  • Training experience preferred but not required.
  • Understanding of medical terminology and the ability to summarize medical information required.
  • The ability to assess data and understand the medical/safety implications.
  • Knowledge and experience with safety reporting and regulatory compliance and experience with international safety reporting/regulations is preferred.
  • Demonstrates initiative, teamwork and accountability.
  • Demonstrated success working both independently and in collaboration with others.
  • A quality driven individual with strong attention to detail and accuracy is required.
  • Strong organizational skills, and ability to adapt to change.
  • A demonstrated ability to manage own workload, prioritize, plan and organize assignments and work under strict timelines is required.
  • Ability to follow guidelines and procedural documents.
  • Case processing experience is required.
  • 2+ years of drug safety experience and a BS degree in a life sciences field
  • 3+ years of experience in the drug safety field and an AA degree.
  • Experience in both clinical and post-marketing environment preferred.

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