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Drug Safety Physician

Covance 6/20/2018 5:22:45 AM
JOB ID: 20036 Category: Physicians
Regional, Poland



Job Overview

Covance is looking to recruit Drug Safety Physician in Poland or Bulgaria - full time permanent, office or home based role.

Therapeutic And Scientific Expertise

Responsible for medical review of serious adverse events and nonserious adverse events from spontaneous reports and reports derived from regulatory authorities and the medical literature during postmarketing surveillance in support of drug safety activities for clients.

Assumes responsibility for medical and safety monitoring on assigned projects

When applicable, responsible for preparation and medical review of Aggregate Reports (Periodic Safety Update Reports – PSURs, Periodic Adverse Drug Experience Reports – PADERs) required by global regulatory agencies for review of safety information for assigned products, when authorized to perform this function on behalf of a client.

Participates in training opportunities to advance knowledge of pharmacovigilance as it relates to drug/product development and drug/product marketing utilizing good clinical practice guidelines

Provides medical/safety expertise to project teams, including communicating information regarding drug safety regulations and any changes that have occurred

Provides pharmacovigilance support to project physicians, as appropriate

Reviews laboratory values, adverse events, coding dictionaries and data tables, listings and figures as needed to identify drug safety issues in collaboration with the project physician

Assists in the preparation of pharmacovigilance materials for investigator meetings

Participates in project risk assessment activities

When applicable, responsible for signal detection and evaluation activities and preparation and submission of Ad Hoc Reports reviewing specific safety issues to the global regulatory agencies for assigned products, when authorized to perform this function on behalf of a client.

Managerial Responsibilities
Ensures adequate coverage of all project related duties
Responsible for communicating status of projects and other activities to the Senior Medical Director (Lead) and others as appropriate.
Provides mentoring to and responsible for supervision of Associate Medical Directors and Senior Managers, and mentoring to and indirect supervision of Senior Drug Safety Associates, and Drug Safety Associates
Involved in identification, interviewing and selection of candidates for Associate Medical Director and other staff positions such as DSPMs, Managers and Director of Operations as applicable

Business Development Activities

Develops new, and enhances existing, client relationships whenever possible

Presents pharmacovigilance capabilities to clients as a participant of a proposal team, when appropriate

Supports Company's visibility and position within the contract research organization environment through publications and presentations at national or international meetings

Education / Qualifications


MD or DO with at least one year of postgraduate training or equivalent.


MD who has completed an accredited residency program or equivalent and is board-eligible or certified with at least 4 years Experience with substantial knowledge of drug safety and the global regulations governing pharmacovigilance and risk management

- Substantial knowledge of pharmacovigilance and the global regulations governing drug/biologics/device safety activities both during clinical development and during the postmarketing phase of lifecycle management.
- At least 3 years of Experience in pharmacovigilance & drug safety working either for a pharmaceutical company, health authority or a contract research organization

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Regional, POL - Poland


Covance Recruiting Process

Below is a general Overview of Our Recruiting Process

If you’d like to work for us, please submit your resume/CV online. If your ability to use or access our electronic application is limited due to a disability, please visit or call 1-800-978-4473 for help.

We consider applications from everyone who is interested in a position with us and who meets the required criteria and qualifications.

If your application is selected, someone from our recruiting team will contact you to arrange an initial screen. We may carry this out over the phone or at a face-to-face meeting. You must complete the screen to be considered for the position.

Based on the results of the initial screen, we may invite you to an interview. One of our recruiting team members will contact you to arrange this. The process may involve several interviews, initially over the phone, and then face-to-face with different members of the hiring team.

Our interviews follow a behavioral-based format. This means we’ll ask you to give us information that’s specific to your professional and educational experiences.

Hiring team members will share and discuss their input and then make their decision.

If you’re the person who best meets the requirements of the position, a member of the hiring team will get in touch to make you an offer of employment. Covance is an eVerify employer (United States only).