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How did you get your start doing drug safety associate work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position?

Do you need a particular educational background?

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wannabDSA in New Orleans, Louisiana

102 months ago

any comments? I'd really like to hear from someone in the field.

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jai singh in Washington, District of Columbia

100 months ago

I would like to know how to go about getting a DSA position. I have M.D CRA and self trained in drug safety and pharmacovgilence from FDA.

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wannabDSA in New Orleans, Louisiana

100 months ago

jai singh in Washington, District of Columbia said: I would like to know how to go about getting a DSA position. I have M.D CRA and self trained in drug safety and pharmacovgilence from FDA.

I'm getting a little off topic, but Jai, how did you get a CRA position and also, how did you go about getting "self trained" in drug safety and pharmacovigilance from the FDA? I also have a M.D. (not licensed)and have been looking into these fields for the last 6 months with no luck. Any advice?

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jai singh in Washington, District of Columbia

100 months ago

wannabDSA in New Orleans, Louisiana said: I'm getting a little off topic, but Jai, how did you get a CRA position and also, how did you go about getting "self trained" in drug safety and pharmacovigilance from the FDA? I also have a M.D. (not licensed)and have been looking into these fields for the last 6 months with no luck. Any advice?

I enrolled in a CRA online program course with Krieger research center in Toronto
in 2005.Then I got a CRA position after lot of struggle.My honest advice to you is to hide your M.D and get into the door on any position.Otherwise you will be overqualified for any job in pharmaceuticals. over educated and no experience will make it very challenging to land a position.To be drug safety associate you need to know FCR21,ICH GCP and various guidelines and regulations that can be found on the FDA web site under pharmacovigilance and drug safety.

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wannabDSA in New Orleans, Louisiana

100 months ago

Thank you for the information, jai singh! I was told by one recruiter after he had submitted my resume for a DSA position, that the company did not want to hire anyone with an M.D. Do you think the online CRA program was worth it or helpful in getting you the CRA position?

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priyapatel in London, United Kingdom

91 months ago

I am a UK qualified pharmacist with extensive experience in hospital and retail. I am now looking for a career move into industry and am interested in drug safety. Anyone know how I can apply for entry level jobs in USA to help me train my way up. I am a USA resident.

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Rajani Kumari in Bangalore, India

85 months ago

I want to know more about this job can any one help me out? I am graduate in science and working as a medical trasncriptionist.

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ravi in Hackensack, New Jersey

82 months ago

wannabDSA in New Orleans, Louisiana said: I'm getting a little off topic, but Jai, how did you get a CRA position and also, how did you go about getting "self trained" in drug safety and pharmacovigilance from the FDA? I also have a M.D. (not licensed)and have been looking into these fields for the last 6 months with no luck. Any advice?

hi....i am in the same position as u..i mean..i am physician..lokking for dsa job
can we discuss things together..so we can share knowledge....

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Mitu786 in Morris Plains, New Jersey

78 months ago

ravi in Hackensack, New Jersey said: hi....i am in the same position as u..i mean..i am physician..lokking for dsa job
can we discuss things together..so we can share knowledge....

Hi all I am MD (not licensed) I was lokking to break in the pharmaceautical industry for two years, but didnt get lucky, There is a new field out there in the neurosurgery, called intraoperative neurosurgery monitor. This is really hot right now and looking for physicians (not licensed) the starting salary is high 40' and is very promissing. log on to ASNM.ORG good luck

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ravi in Hackensack, New Jersey

78 months ago

hi
may i know ur name and contact number
im in jersey

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ravi in Hackensack, New Jersey

78 months ago

Mitu786 in Morris Plains, New Jersey said: Hi all I am MD (not licensed) I was lokking to break in the pharmaceautical industry for two years, but didnt get lucky, There is a new field out there in the neurosurgery, called intraoperative neurosurgery monitor. This is really hot right now and looking for physicians (not licensed) the starting salary is high 40' and is very promissing. log on to ASNM.ORG good luck

dear mitu
can i know ur contact info..so we can share things

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TL in Hackensack, New Jersey

78 months ago

ravi in Hackensack, New Jersey said: hi....i am in the same position as u..i mean..i am physician..lokking for dsa job
can we discuss things together..so we can share knowledge....

Hi Ravi,
I am in hackensack too. Maybe we should develop the support group in our are. Get together and discuss industry news?
Please share your thoughts.

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ravi in Brooklyn, New York

78 months ago

TL in Hackensack, New Jersey said: Hi Ravi,
I am in hackensack too. Maybe we should develop the support group in our are. Get together and discuss industry news?
Please share your thoughts.

yea sure
my email...ravikanthmedico@yahoo.com
email me a test mail
we can get in touch and discuss

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TL in Hackensack, New Jersey

77 months ago

Anyone knows what company interviewes in drug safety or how to get a job in contract research organization?

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prvn.patel in Scottsdale, Arizona

73 months ago

ravi in Brooklyn, New York said: yea sure
my email...ravikanthmedico@yahoo.com
email me a test mail
we can get in touch and discuss

Hi Ravi,

It seems like you are famous now. I will appreciate for contacting me to get to know each other with similar situation and to discuss the best way to approach for a job. Regards: prvn.patel@gmail.com

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IRI in New Jersey

72 months ago

We at Integrated Resources Inc are constantly looking for foreig MDs who have experience/ knowledge of drug safety. We work with major pharma companies and are looking for well seasonsed professionals in the areas of Drug Safety, CRA, Regulatory Affairs, Scientist. Please send your resumes to us at vidhu@irionline.com

I look forward to hearing from you.

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Lina in Wembley, United Kingdom

59 months ago

I am a medical writer with 2 years of experience. Though I have done some projects in regulatory writing, my core area is more of scientific writing. I have completed my Masters in Translational Medicine and Clinical Research from Cardiff University, UK and have a indepth knowledge of clinical research and drug development process. I want to take a leap in pharmacovigilance and drug safety field. Was just wondering if my qualifications and experience would be relevant for entry level to mid level openings in drug safety arena. Would appreciate inputs and suggestions. Thx

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djamel 63 in Hempstead, New York

52 months ago

IRI in New Jersey said: We at Integrated Resources Inc are constantly looking for foreig MDs who have experience/ knowledge of drug safety. We work with major pharma companies and are looking for well seasonsed professionals in the areas of Drug Safety, CRA, Regulatory Affairs, Scientist. Please send your resumes to us at vidhu@irionline.com

I look forward to hearing from you.

hi good evening i am very interested to get in pharma domain, i couldn't find away , iam medical lab technologist , i occupied position supervisor for 4 years and iam working medical technologist for more than 15 years

ihave md out usa and i get my master in immuno chemistry in ny long island university
if you have any opportunity for me will be great i live in ny
my email dbenta9563_5@hotmail.com
my name is djamel

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sam in Beaver, Pennsylvania

40 months ago

Hi,
I did my b.Pharmacy and PGD in clinical research. I have 2 years of experience in drug safety/Pharmacovigilance. Currently I live in USA on H4 visa and im looking for H1 sponsorship. Can you suggest me on this.

Thank you

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JL in Kernersville, North Carolina

29 months ago

I am a registered pharmacist with more than 20 years clinical and informatics experience including leadership roles. I am looking for a change and drug safety/pharmacovigilance seems a perfect fit. It appears that employers are big on specific drug safety experience making it hard to break into the field. There is a certificate program I am looking into, anyone have insight into if training would make up for the lack of experience? I've played up the experience that being a pharmacist gives me but no bites thus far. It has been hard connecting with someone similar to me working in the field. Any relevant advice would be appreciated.

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DP in Sartell, Minnesota

21 months ago

JL in Kernersville, North Carolina said: I am a registered pharmacist with more than 20 years clinical and informatics experience including leadership roles. I am looking for a change and drug safety/pharmacovigilance. ......

JL, any luck yet in getting a start in Drug Safety? I am a Pharm D grad and would like to enter the industry.

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Pinky in Anantapur, India

21 months ago

Hi, I am presently working as a Drug Safety Associate with two years of experience, but I am looking forward for a job abroad in the same..No idea how to apply, can anybody suggest me...

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drkarim in East Orange, New Jersey

16 months ago

I am currently working in Academia as a postdoc. I have an MD and i would like to move to pharmaceutical company as a DSA or something similar

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mehtajb in Somerset, New Jersey

11 months ago

This is very Hot Topic going on:

So many Foreign Medical Drs ( MBBS/ MD etc) struggling to survive or to utilize their knowledge / Experience . And for this to be successful in Job Market spending Money and time for Training/ online / classroom in Clinical Research area But Later on Job placement not so Hopeful mostly! That's better to be or RN or RPH from here in US. ! Even National Board Certificate for Pharmacy Tech ? Medical Assistant may or may not working out! HERE ONE Can Hire any one at will for non licentiate position disregard of Education / certificate! Every thing Goes By Business// Industry out of control??!!
And we and people suffering!
All the Best God Bless

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Dhwani in Sunnyvale, California

11 months ago

Hi All,

Myself is Dhwani Banker. I have done Master of Pharmacy in Clinical Research at India. I have 3.6 years of Pharmaceutical experience as a Drug Safety Associate at India in two firms (Claris and Zydus Healthcare Limited). Now I am in USA with Valid work visa. I possess EAD also.
I tried hard to get job here in San Francisco-California, but its really tough for me to get job at a entry level also as a Drug Safety Associate. Please suggest some option to get job as a DSA in USA.

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crys. in Herndon, Virginia

9 months ago

Hi i am a dentist from india, i trained my self for DSA and trying to get a job since 2 months but unable to succeed can any one here guide me to face the interviews and get into a job please.

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crys. in Herndon, Virginia

9 months ago

Pinky in Anantapur, India said: Hi, I am presently working as a Drug Safety Associate with two years of experience, but I am looking forward for a job abroad in the same..No idea how to apply, can anybody suggest me...

Hi pinky i am in USA trying to get a job in drug safety , can you please give me some guide lines to obtain a job here?? it will be very helpfull thank you.

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Dhwani in Sunnyvale, California

9 months ago

Hi,

Myself is Dhwani Banker. I am also trying to get DSA job here. I have 3.6 years of Indian experience, but wherever I have applied recruiter wants USA experience. So its really tough to get job here as DSA.If you get information from any other source please let me know how to get job in USA as DSA.

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