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Careers in Pharmacovigilance & Drug Safety

Pharmacovigilance Career in Singapore | Drug Safety Career | Scope of Drug Safety | Pharmacovigilance Jobs | Drug Safety Associate

Preventing any harm to consumers is the number one priority in the development of new drugs and medical devices. To do so, it is important to collect, manage and analyze safety data obtained regarding these products from various sources. For drugs that are yet to hit the market this safety data is collected during clinical trials and for products already available in the market it is collected from the various adverse event reports submitted by medical practitioners, patients etc who may have come across any side effects. All this safety data is stored and maintained in various safety databases. All this falls under the domain of pharmacovigilance. People who work in pharmacovigilance departments take care of monitoring, controlling, processing and reporting all the safety data that is received during clinical trials and via post-marketing sources. Careers usually start off as a Drug Safety Associate, Executive, Officer, Scientist or Coordinator. There many possible career opportunities and scope for growth in this domain. Following are some of the responsibilities of pharmacovigilance professionals:

  • Adequately documenting all communication from study sites such as phone contacts, faxes, emails etc
  • Accurate and timely reporting of side effects
  • Processing of collected data in company databases as per applicable standards, regulations and guidelines
  • Ensuring that the data is accurate and free of any errors
  • Meeting project deadlines
  • Senior professionals may assist in creating pharmacovigilance project budgets
  • Participating in client meetings to provide a drug safety perspective

- A desired degree in Life Sciences or Pharmacy
- Training or certification in clinical trials and/or pharmacovigilance is highly recommended
- Perceptive of the ICH-GCP and all related guidelines

- Solid knowledge and comprehension of ICH-GCP and processes in clinical research
- Some basic knowledge of safety database operation
- Goal oriented and meticulous
- Strong management skills
- Responsible and dedicated
- Drug Safety comprehension
- Should be well-familiar with all industry trends
- Outstanding communication skills

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