Safety Scientist II

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 02/13/2020 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 17146

Job Description


Bayside Solutions is seeking a Safety Scientist II to be part of our client’ s team in South San Francisco. This is an opportunity to work with the largest privately held pharmaceutical corporation in the world and ranks among the world' s 20 leading pharmaceutical corporations.

Our Client’ s culture is highly collaborative, offers an environment that encourages employees to expand their knowledge in order to make a profound impact on patients’ lives. This could explain why their company has been recognized as one of the “ Top Twenty Employers” in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals by Science Careers.

Our Company Bio:  Bayside Solutions was founded in 2001, Bayside was recognized as one of the fastest growing professional staffing companies in Northern California. The numbers tell the story: We have close to a 100% client retention rate, 700% growth in four plus years and over 95% repeat business. Our dedication to building partnership relationships with both our clients and our recruits is the key to our phenomenal success.

You can find additional information on our company website at www.baysidesolutions.com.

Safety Scientist II

Job Benefits:
  • An opportunity to join a patient-focused organization that is driven to develop, manufacture and commercialize medicines to treat life threatening conditions.
  • Work for a company that is local to the bay area and recognized as a leader of innovation.
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience.
  • This position is eligible for medical, vision, dental benefits, paid sick time, and 401K.

Summary of Responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of the safety profile of their assigned product(s) or therapy areas. Develop and maintain an expert understanding of the safety profile of the assigned product(s) as well as understanding of the relevant strategic context (e.g., disease under study, safety profile of competitors, mechanism of action)
  • Portfolio Safety Scientists (PCS-Sci) provide safety science and pharmacovigilance support to molecules across company portfolio. Group is responsible for all aspects of safety science/pharmacovigilance, with accountability being held by PCS leadership and experts or SSLs (Safety Strategy Program Leaders) depending on the deliverable/activity.
  • Responsible for individual and aggregate case reporting activities including ICSR case management (medical review) and aggregate reporting (i.e. DSUR, PBRER)
  • Responsible for signal detection and management activities including, but not limited to STAR maintenance, ISMP maintenance. Contribute to the strategy and review of safety assessments and drug safety reports for signals or issues (inc, product quality) or in response to Regulatory Authority requests
  • Contribute to the development of the product safety strategy and provide drug safety input into the Clinical Development strategy
  • Contributing to risk management activities including preparation and maintenance of CCDS, labeling document maintenance (including the IB), risk communications, RMP, REMS
  • Contributing to study management from a safety perspective through SMT/PET activities and document review and maintenance across the development continuum (early phase to post marketing studies), including PASS
  • Contribute to regulatory authority submissions (Investigational New Drug/IND applications, New Drug Applications/NDAs, Marketing Authorization Applications/MAAs, Variations, Renewals, etc.) by reviewing safety data and preparing relevant sections of the filing and submission packages in consultation with SPL
  • Responsible for the preparation and maintenance of safety sections of the Company Core Data Sheet and/or Reference Safety Information in the IB
  • Participate in and provide input for Drug Monitoring Committees (iDMC) or internal monitoring committee (IMC) meetings, as applicable
  • In partnership with the SSL, support presentation of important safety issues to the Drug Safety Committee (DSC), Development Review Committee (DRC) and other internal and external review and governance committees as needed.
  • Author or contribute to scientific publications (abstracts, posters, papers) for scientific meetings/journals
  • Acts independently to manage safety responsibilities on study teams and in activities supporting safety science
  • Take on the responsibility for specialized roles with PCS. These may include, but are not limited to; functional business process owner, subject matter expert.
  • Trains and mentors more junior PCS scientists

Summary of Qualifications:
  • Minimum Qualifications: Qualified healthcare professional or Life Sciences graduate.
  • Preferred Qualifications: A relevant postgraduate qualification (e.g. PHD/MSc in a Life sciences discipline; PharmD or other post-graduate health professional qualifications) would be advantageous.
  • 4 or more years of drug development experience in the pharmaceutical or related industry including at least 2 years in drug safety or a closely related field.
  • Understanding of GxP and regulated processes and end to end clinical trial lifecycle
  • Strong orientation towards process improvement and cross-functional teamwork
  • Effectively work with remote partners on a global team
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Apply complex data analysis / statistical methods to evaluate, interpret and present scientific data with clarity
  • Strong presentation skills, effective at summarizing and presenting the key considerations and decision points
  • Ability to effectively train others on departmental practices and processes
  • Application of project management methodology

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