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Safety Science Associate Medical Director

Company: Kelly Services
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

Safety Science Associate Medical Director

The Safety Science Associate Medical Director will work under the supervision of a Safety Science Group Director and will be responsible for particular aspect(s) of an overall program or a group of products. Applicable tasks are not limited to those described, may vary by product(s) assigned and may include signal evaluation, safety related activities associated with new drug applications/regulatory filings, benefit-risk assessment and safety risk management. The Safety Science Associate Medical Director may be accountable for a program or may work with Safety Science Medical Directors in support of programs. In some circumstances, the Safety Science Associate Medical Director may also have the role of Safety Science Leader (SSL) for a product/program. The Safety Science Leader (SSL) is the safety science representative on the Global Development Team (GDT), Lifecycle Team (LCT), Clinical Science Team (CST), Established Products Team (EPT) and/or other related project teams and leads

the cross-functional Safety Team. As such, the SSL is accountable for Safety deliverables for the product or program including the development and execution of the long-range safety strategic plans for the molecule, including the design, monitoring, analysis, and reporting of studies and other data sources throughout the product lifecycle. The SSL brings safety expertise to interactions with Health Authorities and Data Monitoring Committees and must have the ability to interact effectively in a multifunctional and multicultural team setting.

Job Responsibilities

Product Development Safety Risk Management:



  • Develop timely and scientifically sound clinical safety portions of a Product Development Plan (PDP), develop and maintain an expert understanding of the safety profile of the assigned product(s) as well as understanding of the relevant strategic context (e.g., disease under study, safety profile of competitors, mechanism of action)

  • Contribute to development the product safety strategy and provide drug safety input into the Clinical Development strategy aligned with the safety strategy and risk management plans (e.g., Integrated Safety Management Plan (ISMP), RMP)

  • Review of clinical protocols, study reports, Investigator's Brochure (IB), informed consent form (ICF) and other related documents to ensure alignment with the safety strategy and ensure the appropriateness of risk management strategies and risk communication

  • Contribute to regulatory authority submissions (Investigational New Drug/IND applications, New Drug Applications/NDAs, Marketing Authorization Applications/MAAs, Variations, Renewals, etc.) by reviewing safety data and preparing relevant sections of the filing and submission packages in consultation with a safety science physician.

  • Accountable for signal detection, evaluation and decision-making across the lifecycle of the product.

  • Participate in and provide input for Drug Monitoring Committees (iDMC) or internal monitoring committee (IMC) meetings, as applicable

  • Prepare and present (or support presentation) of important safety issues to the Drug Safety Committee (DSC), Development Review Committee (DRC) and other internal and external review and governance committees as needed.

  • Author or contribute to scientific publications (abstracts, posters, papers) for scientific meetings/journals

    Pharmacovigilance (PV) and Risk Management:



    • Contribute to the ongoing PV and Risk Management planning for designated products by preparation of the safety surveillance strategy

    • Contributes to the development and oversight of the signal detection plan (SDP) and the signal detection and assessment activities

    • As assigned, support the Safety Science Leader or Director/Group Head, Safety

    • Science or be responsible for the development of the RMP/ISMP or Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) for submission to regulatory health authorities (HA)

    • Prepare and review periodic aggregate safety reports (Periodic Benefit Risk Evaluation Report/PBRER, Periodic Safety Update Report/PSUR, EU renewal and other Safety Reports) and benefit-risk assessments

    • Support the preparation and maintenance of safety sections of the Company Core Data Sheet and/or Reference Safety Information in the IB

    • Contribute to the strategy and review of safety assessments and drug safety reports for signals or issues (product quality) or in response to HA requests

    • May be expected to support non-molecule projects, due diligence evaluations and other projects as needed.

    • Will work in partnership with CSSD team members to meet Safety Science deliverables

    • Consistently complies with all governing laws, regulations, Roche Standard Operating Procedures and other guidelines.

      All Safety Science Associate Medical Directors will provide medical expertise to Product Development Safety (PDS) Science teams as needed and will provide medical oversight to non-physicians in Safety Science. These additional responsibilities may include:



      • Medical interpretation of emerging clinical safety data for signal detection and signal evaluation purposes, and to determine the medical significance of any findings

      • Determining the causal relationship of events for Individual Case Safety Reports (ICSRs) when the task resides in PDS

      • Defining the safety question or issue requiring medical safety assessment

      • Reviewing and approving (i.e., signatory) for drug safety reports, PBRER/PSUR and other aggregate reports

      • Performing medical impact assessments for product quality issues

      • Determining medical impact of nonclinical safety findings

      • Reviewing and approving (if needed) clinical protocols to ensure medical appropriateness of safety relevant sections such as inclusion/exclusion criteria, safety monitoring and management, and schedule of assessments.

      • Providing medical interpretation of whether/how risks impact the overall risk-benefit balance

        Education, Skills and Experience

        Minimum:



        • Completed MD degree and postgraduate training with 2 or more years of clinical or academic experience. Specialty training and board certification or equivalent (current or past) strongly preferred.

        • Experience in the principles and techniques of data analysis, interpretation and clinical relevance

        • Experience publishing in a refereed journal preferred

        • Understanding of GxP and regulated processes and end-to-end clinical trial lifecycle

        • Strong orientation towards cross-functional teamwork

        • Effectively work with remote partners on a global team

        • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills


          Why Kelly--?With Kelly, youll have access to some of the worlds highest regarded scientific organizationsproviding you with opportunities to work on todays most challenging, research-intensive, and relevant projects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits youll be proud to help advance. We work with 90 of the Fortune 100 companies and found opportunities for more than 10,000 scientific professionals last year.

          You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the world a better place. Let Kelly fuel your careerconnect with us today.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. 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.

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