Pharmacovigilance Safety Scientist, Manager

    • Brentford, United Kingdom

Site Name: UK - London - Brentford
Posted Date: May 12 2020
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Manager, CH Safety Evaluation and Risk Management to join GSK's Consumer Healthcare Safety Evaluation and Risk Management (SERM) group to be responsible for the continued safety assessment, evaluation and risk management of major GSK products in the post-marketing setting. GSK's Consumer Healthcare business develops and markets brands in the Oral Health, Pain Relief, Wellness and Respiratory & Skin Health categories. We are one of the world's leading Over the Counter healthcare companies and our strategy is to meet the everyday healthcare needs of our consumers through building consumer preferred and expert recommended brands, differentiated by science and insight driven innovation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the safety physician, performs routine signal detection activities (literature review, tools for individual case awareness and aggregate data review) in order to identify, assess and escalate signals appropriately.
  • Conducts, or leads with guidance, the discussion and management of safety issues through matrix teams across the global organisation and the presentation of findings to GSK governance bodies.
  • Authors regulatory documents (e.g. PSURs, renewal documents, risk management plans, submission documents) according to the agreed process and timelines.
  • Contributes to labelling updates by preparing documentation and presenting to relevant boards.
  • Participates in project focused meetings and provides safety expertise along with safety physician
  • Contributes to advancement of methodology and process within SERM by generating new ideas and proposals for implementation

Why you? Basic Qualifications:
  • Bsc Biomedical Science / Pharmacy degree (or equivalent), or above.
  • Background in pharmacovigilance or other relevant field
  • Experience in Signal Detection
  • Experience in authoring periodic reports eg. PSURs, DSURs, renewals documents and Risk Management Plans
  • An awareness of international pharmacovigilance requirements (e.g. ICH, EU pharmacovigilance regulations, FDA and CIOMS initiatives) and the drug development and approval process in major countries

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with consumer healthcare products eg. medicinals, cosmetics, devices and nutritional supplements
  • Attention to detail and the ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment characterised by tight timelines and changing priorities.
  • Highly effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective negotiating, influencing and persuasion skills.
  • Knowledge of other relevant disciplines (e.g. statistics, pharmacoepidemiology) pertinent to safety at the population level.
  • MHRA experience

Why GSK?
Our values and expectationsare at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.
These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being .
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness.


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