Canada - Eastern Canada – Newfoundland
May 23 2023
As a Senior Medical Director within our Safety, Evaluation and Risk Management group, you will be responsible to lead medical and scientific staff within the SERM (Safety Evaluation & Risk Management) and defining and driving the strategy and vision of clinical safety and pharmacovigilance activities in alignment with Global Safety business strategies.
As a senior member of the Global Safety organization the role is responsible to:
Implement policy, processes and support the implementation of operational and strategic plans
Ensure scientifically sound review and interpretation of data and management of safety issues and escalates safety issues identified through the safety review process to senior management and safety governance as appropriate. Makes recommendations for the further characterization, management, and communication of safety risks
Focus on efficiency and effectiveness to meet the needs of our Patients and HCPs. Supporting the pharmacovigilance and benefit-risk management of the assigned portfolio of GSK global assets to ensure Patient Safety globally.
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Scientific/Medical Knowledge PV Expertise
Expert in clinical safety and pharmacovigilance activities.
Demonstrated record of sound judgement and decision making in safety evidence generation, benefit-risk assessment, causality assessment, evaluation of safety signals, and of proactive risk management strategies including management of labelling changes, physician and patient education and monitoring of safety issues in the real world.
Coaches and mentors SERM colleagues in the [scientific/medical] aspects of signal evaluation methodology and risk management and preparation of regulatory safety reports and other documents.
Demonstrated track record of quality decision making and creative problem resolution in critical situations, based on assessment of all relevant supporting and conflicting information/factors and understanding of the wider context.
Provides excellent medical/scientific judgment, strong analytical skills, proactive approach in drug safety and high sense of urgency.
Champions/sponsors safety governance by development of safety strategy and its execution for products in clinical development and post marketing settings. Anticipates, detects and addresses product safety issues and ensures that risk-reduction strategies are implemented appropriately.
Leads cross-GSK activities such as safety advisory panels, interfaces with and assumes ad hoc membership of a Senior Governance Committee.
Ability to engage in, and contribute to, broad GSK environment and pharmacovigilance environment outside GSK with confidence, impact, integrity and professionalism
Cross-functional Matrix team leadership
Champions/sponsors safety governance by development of safety strategy and its execution for products in clinical development and post marketing settings. Anticipates, detects and addresses product safety issues (e.g., product incidents) and ensures that risk-reduction strategies are implemented appropriately.
Proven ability to affect department, or product strategies with a strong understanding and ability to incorporate global considerations into decision making.
Builds strong collaborative relationships and displays excellent leadership skills on safety issues whilst working in a matrix team, with an outstanding track record leading a team in a matrix setting.
Demonstrates resilience and ability to adjust behaviours and priorities based on changing environment.
Leads or oversees SERM contribution to due diligence activities.
Communications (verbal, written) and Influencing (internal PV Governance and External LTs)
Excellent communication (verbal, written) and influencing (internally and externally) skills.
Leads cross-GSK activities such as safety advisory panels, interfaces and assumes ad hoc membership of a Senior Governance Committee. Influences others external to GSK to meet organisational objectives and may be recognised as a key player in external international pharmacovigilance activities (i.e., may be a member of trade association or external initiatives).
Leads driving change until their implementation.
Recognised as an authority with expert knowledge of relevant pharmacovigilance regulations and methodologies applicable to SERM activities.
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Qualifications & Skills:
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
Comprehensive experience in the Pharmaceutical or Biotech industry working in Medical Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, Drug Safety or a related field.
Significant pharmacovigilance experience relating to Safety Evaluation and Risk Management, encompassing both clinical development and post-marketing activities
Relevant MD qualification.
Knowledge/experience of international pharmacovigilance requirements (e.g., ICH, GVP modules, CIOMS initiatives) and drug development and approval processes.
Experience working in large matrix organizations.
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