Global Drug Safety, Senior Scientist (Safety Information Management)
Forest Laboratories, Inc. 113 reviews - Jersey City, NJ

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The Forest Research Institute (FRI) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Forest Laboratories, Inc. drives the scientific research and development behind Forest's top-quality therapies that help people lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. With operations in Jersey City, NJ and on Long Island, plus clinical trial personnel across the country, the Institute's highly skilled professionals enable Forest to license compounds at virtually any stage-from preclinical development to products that are ready for FDA review, and then complete the development and regulatory work to successfully bring vital new therapies to market. Each of Forest's more than 5,000 employees, including our 1,000 person strong Research Institute, contributes to our quest to deliver quality products with entrepreneurial spirit, integrity and deep respect for people and community. Explore your potential to thrive with a career at Forest.

Our Jersey City,NJ office has an exciting opportunity available in Global Drug Safety for a Senior Scientist, Safety Information Management.

Duties and Responsibilities -The Senior Scientist in PVRM Safety Information Management group is responsible for safety surveillance documentation, archiving, and preparation of aggregate safety reports of the company products.
-Contribute to safety Management Team (SaMT) meetings (internal or with partner companies).
-Author associated supporting safety documentation for SaMT.
-Summarize highly complex safety data from clinical studies and post-marketing, and writes and prepares safety regulatory documents and submissions, including complex stand-alone documents and submissions.
-Author aggregate safety reports including ASRs and future DSUR.
-Author responses to regulatory agency safety enquiries.
-Collaborate with product safety physicians to compile safety data for presentation at internal, external and professional meetings.
-Work effectively both independently and within a team and collaborates cross-functionally when required.
-Critically review documents produced for scientific content and alignment with company position, clarity, accuracy, and consistency.
-Chair round table meetings in order to produce reports with consensus of all concerned with respect to scientific standards and regulatory authorities.
-Assist in the development of formats and guidelines for safety documentation.
-Assist in the facilitation of document review meetings and discussions.
-Ensure that the afore-mentioned reports and plans become available within strict timelines and according to the required regulatory quality standards.
-Prepare internal guidelines for safety document preparation.
-Prepare templates for safety documents that are consistent with FDA and ICH guidelines.

Requirements Education:
RN/BSN degree
MSN/BPharm/PharmD is a plus

Minimum 5 years in aggregate safety reporting across all safety regulatory documents (e.g., IND annual safety report, ASR, DSUR, PSURs, and PADERs).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Understanding/knowledge of the following areas:
FDA, EU, and ICH guidelines and regulations
Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management
Clinical Trials, Drug Development
Coding dictionaries (e.g., WHO ATC drug dictionary, and MedDRA)
Drug safety database knowledge: ARISg and DS Explorer (data mining software tool) experience and navigation skills preferred
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat Professional
Familiarity with Microsoft Visio and Microsoft Project is a plus
Experience with Business Objects (BOXI) is a plus
Ability to work with templates

Must possess excellent skill/ability in the following:
Oral and Written Communication
Planning and Organizing
Decision Making, Judgment, and Problem Solving
People Relationships and Team Building
Initiative and Accountability
Promoting Innovation and Process Improvement
Mentoring is a plus
Strong presenting skills
Good team player
Ability to work to tight timelines while maintaining accuracy
Ability to summarize complex data and identify relationships
Attention to accuracy and a flexible attitude
Ability to work proactively with minimal supervision

Forest offers generous compensation packages; comprehensive training programs; stock options, profit sharing and 401(k) company match; excellent benefits packages; and a supportive work environment that thrives on teamwork and a commitment to excellence.

Committed to continuing diversity at work.
EOE m/f/d/v

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Posting Date: 11.20.12

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