Drug Safety/ Pharmacovigilance Manager

Hays Life Sciences
Home Based
£45k.00 - £50k.00 pa + Bonus + Benefits
17 Oct 2016
16 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Drug Safety/ Pharmacovigilance Manager

Your new company

An international CRO, this company is a full service clinical research organisation delivering the full range of phase I to IV Clinical Development services for the world's pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical Device industries. They focus on the therapeutic and operational experiences that form the foundation for taking medicines successful through clinical development. They are looking for a Manager to lead a team of Safety Specialists to be based in Camberley, Edinburgh or regionally from home.

Your new role
As a Drug Safety/ Pharmacovigilance Manager, you will be responsible for line management duties, focusing on transfers, hiring, and utilisation, terminations, training and professional development. The Drug Safety/ Pharmacovigilance Manager must assign project work and review workload for all direct reports, providing oversight and guidance on the company's organisational goals and objectives. In addition, the Drug Safety/ Pharmacovigilance Manager must work alongside the Associate Director/ Director/ VP to complete target project goals. These target project goals consist of reviewing study projects and budgets; ensuring all study-related contractual and budgeting issues are upheld and performed; working with Finance to ensure appropriate customer invoicing (when required); approving project time cards and invoicing; providing sponsors with scheduled project updates and reports. In addition, the Drug Safety/ Pharmacovigilance Manager will need to participate in the management of the Safety and Pharmacovigilance department in accordance with departmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) or ensure compliance with sponsor SOPs. The Drug Safety Manager must execute the Safety Management Plan/ Safety Reporting Plan to improve efficiency of departmental functions.

What you'll need to succeed
In order to succeed in this role, you will need to have a BA/BS in the biological sciences or related disciplines (natural sciences/ healthcare fields/nursing degree). You will need to demonstrate leadership skills; be a team player, adaptable; moreover, excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills are key. You must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Project) and the use of email. Moderate clinical research/ drug safety experience or an equivalent combination of education/ experience is key. Clinical Research Organisation (CRO) experience with therapeutic specialities and competency in financial budgets and analysis tools is desirable.

What you need to do now
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