Drug Safety Physician


medical device pharmaceutical food industry

About this job

  • Industry: Research Facilities
  • Area of expertise: Safety
  • Location: Ontario

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Other
  • Closing date: Saturday, 20 November 2021

About this role: Drug Safety Physician

About this role: Drug Safety Physician

We’re hiring a Drug Safety Physician for our client, a large international organization focusing on research development, production, and commercialization of innovative therapeutic solutions. This a one-year contract opportunity covering a maternity leave. The ideal candidate would be in Canada and would be able to work remotely. The purpose of the Drug Safety Physician is to act as a Medical Reviewer and safety expert for projects and studies conducted within the organizations Rare Disease unit.

  • Provides medical input to clinical teams with respect to safety aspects of the design and preparation of protocols, investigators brochures, and reports
  • Supports and reviews safety data in clinical trials, study protocols, statistical analysis plans and other clinical study-related documents
  • Reviews of AEs/SAEs from clinical trials as needed
  • Participates in study team meetings as requested or needed
  • Assists in preparation and if required, presents Medical Safety’s recommendations on safety issues to the cross-functional decision-making body
  • In collaboration with Global Pharmacovigilance, works on development of risk management strategy and activities for products in clinical development
  • Supports activities related to new drug applications and other regulatory findings
  • Coordinates and perform the medical analysis of adverse event reports and/or signal detection activities for assigned projects in clinical development and post-licensure (if needed)
  • Assists in creation, maintenance, and implementation of (D)CSI (Development, Core Safety Information) for the assigned projects.



  • MD required.
  • 5+ years clinical research experience.
  • In depth understanding of relevant safety and pharmacovigilance guidelines as well as relevant clinical trials regulations.
  • Ability to make independent clinical assessments and decisions, based on professional and scientific responsibilities to patients, prescribers, regulators, and providers.
  • Ability to analyze large datasets and lead multidisciplinary teams to provide accurate and robust assessments of such safety-related data.
  • Demonstrated ability with computer software packages (Microsoft Office applications, Internet, Adobe Acrobat Exchange and Safety Database software)
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated effective organizational and time management skills. Ability to manage multiple priorities in an efficient manner under pressure.
  • Proven ability in implementation of new initiatives and receptive to change in demands and workload.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, management and customers.
  • Experience with safety databases (ARGUS preferred).
  • Experience with medical terminology (e.g., MedDRA and WHODRUG).



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How to apply

How to apply

If you meet the above requirements and would like to be considered for this role, please submit your interest using the ‘Apply’ button. Applying is quick and easy – just make sure you have the following documents ready to go:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (optional)
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Do you have questions?

If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of this role, please contact Chris Kapusta via the details below, quoting publication number:

Account manager

Chris Kapusta
Brunel Canada - Calgary

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