Drug Safety / Pharmacovigilance Director

Posted 16 March by Zest Business Group Easy Apply

Are you a commercially minded Drug Safety or Pharmacovigilance Professional? Are you ready to take oversight and leadership responsibilities of a quickly expanding UK CRO? Are you interested in opportunities in Surrey? Zest Scientific welcomes applications from credible candidates on behalf of their client - a fantastic, rapidly growing CRO - who are keen to employ a Pharmacovigilance Director to take oversight of their UK offices.

Your experience:


  • 8+ Years’ experience in Pharmacovigilance / Risk Management / Drug Safety
  • A life sciences degree or other relevant academic qualifications
  • Background in leadership positions within the pharmaceutical / biotech / CRO industry (CRO / Consultancy experience preferable but not essential)
  • A keen listener with cross functional management experience
  • Strong commercial focus, experience of previous client interaction and Business Development Activities

Role Specific:

  • Preparation of Individual Case Safety Reports (ICSRs) and other relevant documentation
  • Creation of Risk Management Plans and Periodic Reports
  • Leadership of Regulatory Inspections, Safety Reviews and PV audits
  • Competent MedDRA coding experience
  • Understanding of aggregate report writing (e.g. DSURs, PSURs/PBRERs and PADERs)
  • Assessment of Adverse Reaction Reports for potential signal detections
  • Representation of the company at client led meetings
  • Supervision of the UK office and joint oversight of international activities with the CEO

Previous roles may include: Director of Pharmacovigilance, Associate Director of Pharmacovigilance, Associate Director of PV, Associate Director of Drug Safety, Associate Director of Risk Management Etc.

The company:

  • A small/medium sized CRO, operating internationally with multiple offices across the globe
  • Enjoying a period of Organic growth, providing PV services to the drug development / pharmaceutical sector
  • An admirable office environment, with a friendly culture and importance placed on team work

The Salary:

In order to obtain the services of the best talent in the sector, our client is willing to be flexible on salary.

Zest Scientific is working to a strict deadline on this position, so please apply now, or contact Jason Cox with Zest Scientific to learn more.

Required skills

  • Clinical Research
  • Drug Safety
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • PV

Reference: 34702983

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