Sr. Scientist – Pharmacovigilance

October 1, 2020
Horsham, PA
Job Type


Kelly is looking for a Sr. Scientist - Pharmacovigilance to be responsible for core safety deliverables including scheduled and ad hoc aggregate reports and will serve as report owner for assigned reports (medium to large volume, standard complexity).
The Sr. Scientist will have in-depth product knowledge and will support Safety Management Team deliverables as required. Daily activities involve planning, conducting meetings, database searching, aggregate safety analysis and case level review, writing, and project management/coordination of strategic safety documents.  The Sr. Scientist will partner with team members, stakeholders including Medical Safety Officers (MSOs), and a vendor.

  • Ensure timely, quality reports/safety analyses related to core deliverables with oversight as appropriate
  • Collaborate with Therapeutic Area Safety Head (TASH)/MSO/Safety Surveillance Physician (SSP) and other stakeholders on strategy development
  • Initiate/Conduct/Oversee searches of internal and external databases
  • Perform and/or lead aggregate safety analysis and case level review
  • Author, contribute, and coordinate the preparation of core safety deliverables
  • Ensure commitments (e.g., Pharmacovigilance Agreements (PVAs), assessment reports) are met
  • Partner with vendor to develop reports/deliverables


  • Recognize potential issues and or safety issues and escalate to the attention of the report owner, line manager, or Medical Safety Officer
  • Ability to understand nature of adverse drug reactions and complex associations
  • High level of flexibility and ability to (re)prioritize work of oneself and others
  • Attention to detail and ability to analyze data in broader context
  • Ability to work across multiple functions and therapeutic areas
  • Review regulatory assessor comments/requests and accommodate/address as appropriate with guidance


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health or Biomedical Science (6-8 years industry experience or equivalent)
  • Advanced Degree Preferred in Health or Biomedical Science (4-6 years industry experience or equivalent)
  • Clinical/Medical writing or PV experience preferred

50/50 shared healthcare cost (Kelly pays 50% of the monthly premium, employee pays 50%)
Paid sick days and vacation days
•benefits to be received upon meeting eligibility requirements
Important information: This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. To be considered for this position, you must use the Submit Resume or Apply Now button to submit your resume. 

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