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Safety Scientist, SERM, VCSP

Rockville, MD
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Oct 28, 2021

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Physical Sciences, Chemistry
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Site Name: USA - Maryland - Rockville Posted Date: Sep 14 2021 Job Description Are you looking for a high-profile safety role that ensures the accuracy of critical safety data across multiple geographies? If so, this Safety Scientist role could be an ideal opportunity to explore. Work with the SERM physician to actively manage and evaluate risks associated with assigned vaccine projects, and make recommendations for the management and communication of risks in accordance with global legal and regulatory frameworks. This may involve the following: Coordinate and perform initial analyses of adverse event reports and/or signal detection activities for assigned vaccine projects in clinical development and post-licensure Be the safety contact person for Clinical, Regulatory Affairs, regional and LOC (local operating company) safety managers, manufacturing teams for assigned vaccine projects Provide input to Clinical Teams with respect to safety aspects of the design and preparation of protocols, investigators brochures, investigator letters and reports, for the follow up and processing of clinical study data and lead the safety analyses of the assigned projects. Contribute to the creation, maintenance and implementation of (D)CSI (Development, Core Safety Information) for the assigned projects. Contribute to the Benefit Risk Assessment and risk identification, assessment and mitigation activities for assigned vaccine projects Perform database searches to obtain information from the Safety Database Assist in the review of aggregated adverse event reports for signal detection, evaluation and management purposes for assigned vaccine projects. Assist in drafting relevant clinical safety reports (including labeling documents, ad hoc reports and position papers) in collaboration with the safety physician. Assist in the review of protocols, study reports, IDMC charters, and operational activities associated with appropriate data provision and presentation of material Contribute to appropriate and timely Benefit Risk Assessments for assigned vaccine projects Contribute to the design, tracking and follow up of risk management plans for the products assigned and assure their sound implementation. Assist in the review of safety data from other databases (literature review). Summarize safety data effectively for use in regulatory or clinical trial documents (e.g. ad-hoc queries, PBRERs, PSURs and DSURs). Assist in answering and follow-up of inquiries from regulatory authorities and other bodies (e.g., Ethics Committees) regarding safety-related aspects. Contribute to or even lead the cross-functional Safety Review Team for assigned vaccine project. Assist in the implementation and follow-up of safety data exchange agreements for products assigned. Contribute to process improvement and documentation/discussions on procedures; provide support for training to stakeholders. Generating reliable safety data from large and multinational study environment (200,000 subjects for the ongoing studies) Providing scientifically based safety assessments within complex public environment Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: Bachelors level or above degree in a biomedical or health care-related specialty. 2-3 years clinical safety experience or equivalent experience ( e.g. clinical development in a pharmaceutical company, regulatory authority etc.) Basic understanding of safety evaluation methodology/ process awareness of pharmacovigilance regulations and methodologies. Understanding of medical terminology. Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Experience in drafting responses to ad hoc queries or evaluating significant safety issues for regulatory submissions (e.g., PSURs ) under supervision. High degree of accuracy with attention to detail. Detail oriented, methodical and analytical approach. Good communication skills, team spirit, flexibility. Ability to manage crisis, monitor safety issues and work under pressure with a customer and solution oriented approach. Able to prioritize activities effectively and to meet multiple deadlines successfully with attention to detail, setting high performance standards for quality Demonstrate initiative and creativity in performing task and responsibilities. Proactively contributes ideas to improve existing operations Good English writing skills. Computer literate, familiar with using scientific and clinical databases. Why GSK? Our values and expectations are 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 *LI-GSK If you require an accommodation or other assistance to apply for a job at GSK, please contact the GSK Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US). GSK is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, in the US, we adhere to Affirmative Action principles. 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