Posted to MedZilla on 9/21/2017


United States, Drug Safety Public Health Specialist US_DS_EF_13374-MZ


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Drug Safety Public Health Specialist to join a global biopharmaceutical company based in Foster City, California. A very patient-focused company, who scientific research has resulted in 15 marketed products that are benefitting hundreds of thousands of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them.  

Job Role and Responsibilities:

  • Review, extract and accurately enter AE data from ICSR reports from both investigational and postmarketing products.
  • Interpret case-related information including medical conditions, lab results and procedures, as well as compile complete narrative summaries.
  • Review, enter, and verify follow-up information for cases and make accurate determination of significant information
  • Performs review of ancillary documentation accompanying ICSR reports and identifies pertinent information for incorporations into the case narrative
  • Correctly identify cases requiring targeted follow-up, determine relevant follow-up required and prepare follow-up queries.
  • Have solid working knowledge of protocol design and details relating to the extraction and entry of SAE from clinical trials reports
  • Will have data review responsibility, to ensure data entries made by Safety Coordinators are accurate.
  • Will interact with other Drug Safety functional areas to process adverse events efficiently and reliably.
  • Remain current with case handling SOPs, guidance documents and database technology
  • Organizes workload to ensure compliance with SDEA and other global regulatory reporting requirements for ICSR.
  • Demonstrates general understanding of appropriate labeling documents for company products.
  • Ensures departmental workflow processes and timelines are followed
  • Works with Submissions Team to properly identify global regulatory reporting requirements especially for company sponsored clinical trials reports
  • May assist manager in the preparation of training material and assist in training new employees
  • May assist with other projects as necessary (i.e, study unblinding).
  • Perform clinical trial reconciliation with minimal supervision from Manager or Sr Safety Specialist
  • Identify cases requiring investigator letters and draft investigator letters with minimal supervision from Manager or Sr Safety Specialist
  • Acts as a trainer and mentor for more junior staff members.
  • Participate in some clinical trial activities with supervision from Manager or Sr Safety Specialist (i.e., protocol & CRF reviews, data management plan reviews, CRO agreements & flows)

Job Requirements:

  • Must be proficient in written and verbal communication. Contributes to full life cycle of safety data retrieval activities, data query, authoring, validation and publishing reports.
  • Executes validation protocols.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail, teamwork and initiative.
  • Understands relational databases and reporting tools. Sets work priorities and direction with input from manager.
  • Knowledge of computer systems, data processing, and enterprise software applications.
  • Technical experience with computer systems, databases, and end user support.
  • Good working knowledge skills with Microsoft Office Products, Microsoft Visio, and Microsoft Project.
  • Understands current regulations within drug safety.
  • Sets work priorities and direction with input from Manager.

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