Drug Safety Associate / Pharmacist

Regulatory Affairs/Clinical Affairs Balcatta, WA Belrose, NSW


Perrigo Company is dedicated to making lives better by bringing high quality and affordable self-care products that consumers trust everywhere they are sold.  Help us do it.

About the role

Based at our offices in either Balcatta (WA) or Belrose (NSW), we have a fantastic opportunity for a Drug Safety Associate / Pharmacist to manage the pharmacovigilance systems for Perrigo in Australia and New Zealand. This is a broad role covering all aspects of pharmacovigilance working closely with Perrigo corporate functions in Europe and the United States. The incumbent must ensure the company is represented in a professional and ethical manner at all times.

Main Duties:

  • Maintain pharmacovigilance quality systems within the company's overall quality system framework.
  • Ensure all data is generated and maintained in accordance with record integrity and privacy requirements.
  • Oversee contract negotiations with distribution partners and vendors.
  • Conduct case processing and reporting.
  • Determine the need for case follow up and perform as appropriate.
  • Liaise with key local partners and corporate functions regarding safety data collection and data reconciliation.
  • Local and global literature searches.
  • Signal detection, validation and assessment.
  • Review FAQ’s, abbreviated product information and other medical information documents.
  • Subject matter expert representative for internal and external audits.
  • Act as primary point of contact with TGA and Medsafe.
  • Develop and maintain expertise on applicable corporate and local regulations for pharmacovigilance.
  • As medical information delegate co-ordinate and administer drug information services by providing technical/medical information to doctors, pharmacists, other healthcare professionals and consumers.

Skills & Experience:

  • Health Care Professional (e.g. pharmacist) or equivalent experience preferred.
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in pharmacovigilance.
  • Previous experience interacting with the public. Proven ability to handle sensitive situations appropriately.
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision and deal effectively with confidential information.
  • The ability to create meaningful relationships with a broad range of people.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point and ability to learn new software applications.
  • Experience in searching for scientific information with critical and thorough appraisal of the scientific literature.
  • Exceptional communication with the ability to effectively communicate medical and scientific information to audiences with varying medical/scientific understanding.
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of the relevant Industry Codes of Conduct relating to review of promotional materials and activities would be an advantage.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.

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