Director - Safety Evaluation and Risk Management - Open to flexible working

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Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
13 Jun 2022
04 Jul 2022
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This is an important Safety Evaluation and Risk Management (SERM) position within GSK’s Global Safety Department, largely focused on support of development products in the GSK Specialty Safety Group, including those in metabolic, immuno-inflammation, respiratory, and neurology.  Day-to-day, you will work hands on in monitoring and evaluation of safety profiles to ensure optimal decisions are made with safety in mind. You will have the opportunity to work across post-marketing products and activities too, conducting routine pharmacovigilance activities such as signal detection/evaluation, authoring key regulatory documents, managing regulatory requests and more.

As a SERM Director, you will also play a strategic role, driving discussions and improvements in product benefit-risk management. You’ll represent SERM in development matrix teams, with your strong communication skills you’ll present safety findings to senior stakeholders and governance bodies and will therefore be comfortable engaging with colleagues at all levels of the organisation. This position offers the successful candidate the chance to develop your scientific and safety expertise while working on novel therapies including those recently marketed.  You’ll be exposed to a large organisational matrix, building further skills in partnership, negotiation, and stakeholder management. Additionally, you’ll slot into an extremely skilled and supportive team – a group where individuals help one another both in their progression and growth, and in their regular activities.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Representing SERM as a member of development matrix teams, ensuring studies are designed and delivered with a focus on the safety of participants and safety objectives
  • Leading the monitoring and evaluation of safety data for allocated products to ensure that optimal decisions are made at all stages of the product lifecycle
  • Conducting routine pharmacovigilance activities, signal detection/evaluation and leading authoring of key regulatory documents (e.g. DSURs, EU RMPs and PBRERs)
  • Ensuring that all safety documentation is accurate and available to meet global compliance and regulatory requirements
  • Driving discussions and the management of safety issues within the matrix and the wider safety team
  • Leading presentation of safety-related findings to senior stakeholders (including Vice President, Senior Leadership Teams, and Governance Bodies)

About You:

This role is high-profile within the Global Safety Department. As such, you will need to be highly self-motivated with a true passion for pharmacovigilance.  You will also be resilient and calm under pressure, with strong interpersonal skills, and a continuous improvement mindset.  You will be comfortable working with complex matrix organisation, as you will frequently collaborate with other safety staff and other groups such as clinical development and regulatory affairs. Due to the nature and importance of these products, we need someone in this role who is comfortable working at pace, who can deal with change, and who is able effectively and efficiently to respond to a broad range of queries and requests.

Why You?

Required Qualifications and experience: 

  • Significant pharmacovigilance experience relating to Safety Evaluation and Risk Management, encompassing both clinical development and post-marketing activities
  • Relevant Degree qualification.
  • Knowledge/experience of international pharmacovigilance requirements (e.g., ICH, GVP modules, CIOMS initiatives) and drug development and approval processes. 
  • Experience working in large matrix organisations

Preferred Qualifications and experience:

  • Higher level education/qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Experience in Safety for metabolic disorders is an advantage

Why GSK?

GSK is a place where outstanding people do amazing things. As a science-led global healthcare company, we exist to help people do more, feel better, live longer. This special purpose – along with our goal of being one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies – helps us attract some of the best and brightest minds in the world.

We take pride in providing access to all and continually focus on our opportunity and obligation to do more to improve inclusion and diversity: for our people inside GSK; in the way we do business; and in the communities where we operate. 

We want our company to be a place where diversity of people and thought is valued everywhere and where we’re all able to be ourselves and feel a sense of belonging. An inclusive organisation where we all feel valued, engaged, and supported, knowing that our work makes an important contribution to our mission. Reinforced by our clear values and expectations, it is part of our DNA. Together we achieve extraordinary things for our patients, who rely on us each and every day.

As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers.  As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only).

We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.

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