Global Program Safety Lead(pharmacovigilance)

326672BR
Sep 02, 2021
India

Job Description

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Provides expert safety input to the clinical development program for assigned projects/products and be an active member of the Global Program Team (GPT), Global Clinical Team (GCT) and Clinical Trial Team (CTT). Is responsible for safety issue management from formation of Global Program Team (GPT) through Life Cycle Management.
• Develops and is responsible for key internal Novartis safety documents: reviews these documents regularly and updates as required (e.g. when significant new information received). Ensures that these, and all other project-related safety documents, are consistent in safety messages.
• Owns the safety strategy and document it in the corresponding documents (e.g. dSPP, SSPT) and leads the production of the medical safety deliverables (e.g. DSUR, PSUR, RMP) for the assigned products.
• Is responsible for overall signal detection, monitoring, evaluation, interpretation and appropriate management of safety information, based on information from all relevant line functions, post-marketing data, and other sources. To this end, constitutes and runs the Safety Management Team (SMT). Ensures that this team appropriately and timely reviews all medical safety data from various sources (e.g. pre-clinical, clinical trial data post-marketing, literature) throughout the development and post-approval process.
• Responsible for documentation/tracking/record keeping of the assigned compounds medical safety activities. Is responsible for initial development and ongoing maintenance of safety information in Core Data Sheet (core global labeling), including addressing safety issues optimally in all project/product labeling indications.
• Is responsible for responses to inquiries from regulatory authorities or health care professionals on safety issues. Leads the preparation of the safety strategy for health authority responses and strategy, in collaboration with other project team members.
• Prepares safety data for health authority review boards (together with the clinical and biostatistical functions). Attends Health Authority Meetings in person, as required. Is responsible for responses to legal queries and Country Organization (CO) requests involving safety issues. Provides integrated safety input into all regulatory documents required during active development.
• Ensures safety information is communicated/escalated to HPS/MPH, HMS HYD and/or EU Qualified Person in a timely fashion. Facilitates involvement of external experts (e.g. authors of white papers, members of trial- specific data safety monitoring boards, ad-hoc support for HA meetings, etc.).

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

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

Minimum Requirements

• Medical Degree or equivalent (preferred), PhD, PharmD or equivalent graduate level health care professional degree required. Specialty Board certification desirable.
• Post graduate degree in Pharmaceutical Medicine; Master of Public Health in Epidemiology (or equivalent)
• 3 years clinical experience postdoctoral; At least 5 years are in drug development in a major pharmaceutical company (of which 2 years in a global position), including 2 years in safety at an operational or medical position
• Experience in preparing or contributing to preparation of clinical safety assessments and regulatory re- ports/submissions involving safety information
• Experience in leading cross-functional, multi-cultural teams; Experience with (safety or others) issue management
• Experience in drug development, clinical trial methodology, regulatory requirements, scientific methodology, statistics and writing of publications

WHY 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 is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.
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Global Drug Development
CMO & PATIENT SAFETY GDD
India
Hyderabad, AP
Research & Development
Full Time
Regular
No
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326672BR

Global Program Safety Lead(pharmacovigilance)

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