Senior Quantitative Safety Scientist *80-100%

Sep 10, 2021

Job Description

1 in 10,000 is the frequency of a rare safety event! The science of detecting, quantifying and communicating adverse drug reactions as well as designing measurable risk minimization activities – this is quantitative safety science. Providing patients with more benefits than risks is Novartis top priority.

As Senior Quantitative Safety Statistician you will shape the quantitative safety strategy of a drug during the whole life cycle.

• Owning the implementation of innovative quantitative methods to evaluate the safety and benefit-risk profile of a drug based on data from multiple sources
• Providing strategic direction and statistical expertise to collection, evaluation and presentation of safety data ensuring a holistic, efficient and consistent approach
• Coordinating quantitative safety activities to answer requests from health authorities
• Providing statistical expertise and oversight to non-interventional studies
• Proposing and implementing innovative and process improvement initiatives related to quantitative safety.

*Some restrictions may apply on flexible working and will be discussed at interview it applicable

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements


• University degree in statistics or mathematics or related area (PhD preferred)
• Proficiency in English
• 6+ years of experience in positions with growing responsibility in the Pharmaceutical Industry; with 4+ years applying statistical methods to drug development and post-marketing safety
• Demonstrated experience in developing and evaluating modern quantitative safety methodologies. Computing ability and experience with different data sources.
• Demonstrated contribution to external white-papers/policy shaping best practice in statistical science and experience in leading scientific improvement/ change initiatives
• Scientific curiosity combined with strong communication skills bridging scientific and business needs over different expertise areas
• Excellent strategic skills. Natural leadership style with the ability to build successful partnerships at all levels

*Some restrictions on flexible working may apply and will be discussed at interview if applicable

**Some restrictions to flexible working models may apply and will be discussed at interview if applicable

Why consider Novartis?
769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.
We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.
We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!
Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

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Senior Quantitative Safety Scientist *80-100%

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