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Are you looking for a dynamic company with daily new challenges and opportunities?
Then, Pharmalex is your career opportunity.  Pharmalex is one of the leading service companies for the Pharmaceutical Industry globally and is specialized in all aspects of drugs and medical devices approval, post-market product maintenance and development. 

We are looking for an experienced professional to join our team in Pharmacovigilance,  you can be based from any of our UK offices. 

Senior Manager,  Pharmacovigilance 

Your Job

You will be accountable for the execution of operational tasks in the field of pharmacovigilance and a leader for the coordination of projects where PharmaLex has been commissioned to take over comprehensive pharmacovigilance responsibility for a company‚Äôs medicinal product(s) in the pre-approval and post-approval phase.  You will manage a team of three Pharmacovigilance professionals and be responsible for their development and day to day workload.  This role would be ideal for someone who is already an experienced Pharmacovigilance Senior Manager and looking for more variety and the opportunity to develop further in a fast paced consultancy environment.

Safety management remits
  • Assume role of Qualified Person(s) for Pharmacovigilance (QPPV) or deputy for UK authorised products
  • Evaluation of the benefit-risk profile of drugs based on current scientific knowledge - this includes the creation of safety update reports PSURs (Periodic Safety Update Reports) and associated documents such as AdCOs (Addendum to the Clinical Overview), DSURs (Development Safety Update Reports), risk management plans and signal detection reports
  • Individual Case Safety Report (ICSR) assessment  of adverse drug reactions deriving from clinical trials, spontaneous reporting systems and the literature; decision on expedited reporting; reporting of ICSRs to the competent authorities
  • Identification of safety-related publications in the scientific literature
  • Preparation and review of Clinical Expert Statements
  • Communication with regulatory authorities and client companies with regard to all pharmacovigilance-focused aspects
  • Creation, review, update and implementation of Pharmacovigilance Agreements (PVAs)
  • Preparation and maintenance of Pharmacovigilance System Master Files (PSMFs)
  • Writing/Review of QA documents such as Working Instructions, SOPs, Working Procedures, Templates, Project Metafiles etc. for PharmaLex pharmacovigilance projects
  • To organise and perform training of the above mentioned QA documents
  • Preparation of and participation in internal and external audits/inspections
  • Guide clients through EV registration process. Act as a registered EV User of behalf of client companies
  • Complete and submit XEVPRMs on behalf of clients
  • Mentoring colleagues in the above tasks

Medical information remits

  • Writing/Review of QA documents such as Working Instructions, SOPs, Working Procedures, Templates, Project Metafiles etc. for PharmaLex medical information projects
  • Receive and handle medical information enquiries according to project processes
  • Identification and appropriate processing of safety information received within medical information enquiries
  • Mentoring colleagues in the above tasks

Your Profile

  • Degree in Natural Science or equivalent and ideally also a doctorate degree
  • Knowledge in the field of pharmacology and medicine
  • Knowledge of relevant legislative and non-legislative guidelines on pharmacovigilance
  • Ability to organise operating procedures and to take over project management duties
  • General knowledge of pertinent medical or pharmaceutical issues
  • Detailed knowledge regarding project-related SOPs (internal and client-specific), global PharmaLex SOPs  and pharmacovigilance related SOPs
  • Experienced line manager of a small team
  • Fluent English
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills with internal and external clients
  • Aim to regularly participate in internal and external professional training

We offer

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (increasing to 27 after qualifying service)
  • 8% employer pension contribution 
  • An opportunity to work within an organisation with a positive work/life balance environment 
  • Continuous development opportunities through knowledge and experience as well as training

If you are interested in joining our Pharmalex team taking over this challenging job opportunity in our future-oriented company, we are looking forward to receiving your CV and a covering letter, explaining how you meet or exceed the specifications for this position,  including your salary expectations on-line.

To apply, please don't hesitate to contact us:

Helen Pietropaolo
Manager, Human Resources UK/Ireland


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