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Sr Pharmacovigilance Principal Scientist

Kelly Services
Cambridge, MA 02238
Kelly is hiring a **Sr Pharmacovigilance Principal Scientist** for one of our biotech clients

+ Remote

+ 6 month contract to start

+ $80-100/hr

+ Need: Bachelors with minimum 20 years of experience in healthcare, clinical or pharmacovigilance related environment

+ Masters with minimum 15 years of experience in healthcare, clinical or pharmacovigilance related environmentPhD with minimum 9 years of experience in healthcare, clinical or pharmacovigilance related environment


Provides pharmacovigilance functional area expertise and support to project teams for assigned developmental and/or marketed products. As appropriate and exceptionally, may be the lead safety support for a compound as the Global Safety Lead (GSL).

Responsible for operational pharmacovigilance activities for assigned developmental and/or marketed products

Represent pharmacovigilance, both regionally and globally as an authoritative and knowledgeable member of Global Clinical Development Teams (GCDTs) and similar, commensurate with positions seniority/experience and particularly when the designated GSL.

Closely involved in signal detection/safety monitoring activities for pharmacovigilance operations with a lead responsibility if the designated GSL.

Provide functional & therapeutic area expertise, supporting less experienced colleagues and the safety effort more generally

Flexible outside of primary therapeutic area as directed by business and departmental need


Technically fully competent to perform all usual Senior Pharmacovigilance Scientist workload, including case report QC, review, follow-up and reportability assessments and input into aggregate safety reports, with the flexibility of mindset this requires.

The attainment of advanced compound expertise might, for exceptional individuals, allow for Global Safety Lead (GSL) responsibilities where the individual has demonstrated both the requisite depth of knowledge and associated advanced communication skills.

Liaise with other relevant functional areas both within and outside of global PV to best ensure the most efficient and timely attainment of compliant and patient focused safety data.

Represent pharmacovigilance department in cross-functional teams or committees and external environments at a global and regional level as required, with the advanced communication skills this requires.

In depth knowledge and understanding of designated products/studies. If the responsible GSL, will be seen as the companys lead responder and source of expertise for safety related issues for designated compound.

Expect close interaction and involvement with senior PV physicians and the safety Therapeutic Area Lead (TAL), particularly when the responsible GSL.

Provide support and oversight of pharmacovigilance operational activities for designated compounds, with lead responsibilities when acting as the GSL

Mentorship and guidance for less experienced colleagues within the department.

Conduct project activities for designated developmental products:

Lead set up of safety procedures for complex developmental programs

o Contribute to development of safety exchange agreements for co-development projects

o Review and provide functional area expertise for development of protocols, IBs, SAPs, CSRs and other relevant project/study documents

o Close knowledge of protocols to effectively respond to safety issues.

o Providing investigator and monitor training on safety procedures

o Participate in Global Safety Teams, coordinating all aspects of signal detection/safety review activities.

o Draft responses to regulatory/ethics safety questions

o Assist with writing and maintenance of the Safety Monitoring Plan

o Assist with set-up and running of DSMBs

o Close working relationship with physicians, both technically and managerially

o Perform ad hoc analyses e.g. in response to regulatory queries

o Integral to Global Safety Teams and associated support

o Other functions as directed by departmental and business needs

Proficient in all communication skills, with the agility to respond to different audiences in a clear and concise manner. Where acting as the GSL can expect to lead presentations to Safety Board, with the detailed preparatory work this implies and, where ad hoc issues arise, the short timelines that can ensue.


Bachelors degree required. Advanced degree or specific pharmacovigilance qualification preferred (MD, PhD, and PharmD).

Excellent databases and coding skills including ability to perform advanced searches

In depth knowledge of clinical trial methodology, pharmacovigilance regulations, safety profile and risk/benefit analysis.

Critical thinking and decision making skills

Ability to review, analyze, interpret and present complex data to a high standard

Global player in a global PV organization

Excellent communication and presentational skills

Good level of computer literacy

Excellent organization skills and ability to prioritize


Estimated 5-10 times per year including possible international travel.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (
Posted: 2021-05-28 Expires: 2021-06-28

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