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Associate Director, Pharmacovigilance & Epidemiology - Risk Management

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Job Description

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Authors of Risk Management Plans (RMPs) and Development RMPs for cellular therapy products
  • Participates in development of strategies for routine and additional risk minimization and PV measures, as applicable, in collaboration with Pharmacovigilance & Epidemiology Physicians
  • Contributes to development and execution of Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS), including the associated Elements to Assure Safe Use (ETASU), as applicable
  • Provides scientific and strategic input in development and execution of Post Authorization Safety Studies (PASSs), including Long-term follow up/Registry studies
  • Participates in or may lead cross-functional teams (e.g., Working Groups, Committees, etc.), involving interactions with Kite/Gilead staff within and external to PVE, to ensure timely advancement of deliverables and submission to health authorities as required
  • Authors responses to safety enquiries received from global regulatory agencies
  • Supports regulatory filing activities including analyses of aggregate safety data, review of filing documents (e.g., CSRs, ISSs, etc.)
  • Reviews draft periodic reports (e.g., PSUR/PBRER, PADER, DSUR, etc.); may author relevant sections as needed
  • Offers significant contributions to discussions at safety governance meetings (e.g., SMT, etc.), as applicable, for cellular therapy products
  • Presents results and findings from risk management activities (e.g. RMP, REMS, etc.) and applicable processes in formal settings as needed
  • Leads multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision
  • Leads the analysis and resolution of complex problems collaboratively with cross-functional staff
  • Establishes recognition within PVE as an expert in pharmacovigilance
  • Anticipates complex problems which may arise and resolves them in a collaborative manner

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS, BA, MSc or PhD or professional qualification in a health science field (e.g., nursing or pharmacy) or a relevant scientific/technical discipline (e.g., oncology, cellular therapy, etc.) with demonstrated experience with the responsibilities, deliverables, and skills
  • 8+ years in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry
  • 6+ years of direct experience in PV/Risk Management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of pharmacovigilance regulations, risk management plans, risk minimization/PV measures, signal detection, clinical trials and clinical development
  • Proven effective verbal and written communication and proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrates excellent attention to detail, project management skills, teamwork and initiative; maintains meticulous attention to project deadlines
  • Ability to influence others at all levels of the organization in a complex, matrixed environment
  • Demonstrates ability to assess complex data sets and understand the safety/medical implications
  • Working knowledge of observational studies used in pharmacoepidemiology

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