Recruitment for Principal Pharmacovigilance Scientist at Novartis - Degree in life Sciences/Pharmacy

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A global healthcare leader, Novartis has one of the most exciting product pipelines in the industry today. A pipeline of innovative medicines brought to life by diverse, talented and performance driven people. All of which makes them one of the most rewarding employers in their field.

Post: Principal Pharmacovigilance Scientist

Job Purpose
Responsible for monitoring the safety profile of newly launched Novartis products in collaboration with the Global Medical Safety Physicians , including authoring complex aggregated safety reports within agreed timeframes and to a high standard of accuracy, and evaluation & quality check of Individual Case Safety Reports (ICSR), in compliance with DS&E business rules, standard operating procedures and global regulatory requirements. Lead Global DS&E initiatives in collaboration with other Global Line Functions to develop business solutions and meet regulatory requirements.

Job Description:
-Collaborate with the Medical Safety Physicians and other line functions to monitor the safety profile of newly launched products, by analyzing large data sets, reviewing clinical study protocols, responding to inquiries from Health Authorities, drafting communications to Health Care Professionals, and responding to CPO requests. -Lead Global DS&E initiatives to develop business solutions and meet emerging regulatory requirements, by directing cross-functional teams, managing progress, quality and timely completion of deliverables, and reporting progress to DS&E leadership. -Develop procedures to monitor Central DS&E and CPO compliance to regulatory requirements.
-Drive the quality review/sampling of ICSRs and literature as part of DS&E quality management system. -Review global marketing programs and establish process for AEs collection with global marketing teams as required. -Review Risk Management Plans in coordination with Global Medical Safety groups and assess the operational feasibility and implications of pharmacovigilance commitments as required.
-Proactively collaborate with licensing partners and Clinical Research Organizations to meet joint accountabil-ties.
-Collaborate with Electronic Data Management team to reconcile Serious Adverse Events between the Clinical and Safety databases to meet joint accountabilities and enable locking of Clinical database.
-Co-lead Safety Profiling Teams for newly launched products to ensure that case reports are accurately evalu-ated and databased, and authoring Product Specific Guidelines for assigned products.
-Lead the preparation of Standard Operating Procedures and Argus processing conventions.
-Develop and test safety systems/IT applications as business lead/co-lead and support the preparation of rele-vant manuals.
-Review emerging regulatory guidelines and legislations and identification of impact to DS&E processes.
-Lead sessions during Health Authorities inspections and audits as Subject Matter Expert, and lead the development and implementation of Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPA) to address safety findings.
-Act as Subject Matter Expert in cross-functional projects and external meetings.
-Train and mentor new DS&E associates and associates from other line functions.
-Deputize for Team Leader/Group Head and assist with the recruitment of new staff.


Key Performance Indicators
1. Ability to lead cross-functional teams and represent DS&E at external meetings.
2. Drive continuous DS&E business improvements by initiating & managing initiatives.
3. Number, timeliness and quality of deliverables according to established directives.
4. Role model of company values & behavior.

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