Clinical Safety Scientist in Basel

Audrey Bisch, Basel Professionals Health Care & Life Sciences
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Basel, Basel-Stadt
Life Sciences
Audrey Bisch, Basel Professionals Health Care & Life Sciences
058 201 55 50


For our client, an international company in Basel we are looking for a

Clinical Safety Scientist


  • Start date: asap ( max 2 months notice period)
  • End: 18 months duration
  • Workplace: Basel
  • Workload: 100%
  • Remote/Home Office: home office at the moment


Tasks & Responsibilities:


  • Develop and maintain an expert understanding of the safety profile of the assigned product(s) as well as understanding of the relevant strategic context (e.g., disease under study, safety profile of competitors, mechanism of action)
  • Responsible for signal detection and management activities including, but not limited to STAR maintenance, ISMP maintenance.Contribute to the review of safety assessments and drug safety reports for signals or issues (inc, product quality) or in response to Regulatory Authority requests
  • Provide expert contribution to the development of the product safety strategy
  • Take independent responsibility for risk management activities including preparation and maintenance of CCDS, labeling document maintenance (including IB), risk communications, RMP, REMS
  • Review of clinical protocols, study reports, Investigator's Brochure (IB), informed consent form (ICF) and other related documents to ensure alignment with the safety strategy and ensure the appropriateness of risk management strategies and risk communication
  • Take responsibility for safety science contributions to regulatory authority submissions (Investigational New Drug/IND applications, New Drug Applications/NDAs, Marketing Authorization Applications/MAAs, Variations, Renewals, etc.)
  • Responsible for the preparation and maintenance of safety sections of the Company Core Data Sheet and/or Reference Safety Information in the IB
  • Participate in and provide input for Drug Monitoring Committees (iDMC) or internal monitoring committee (IMC) meetings, as applicable
  • In partnership with the SSL, support presentation of important safety issues to the Drug Safety Committee (DSC), Development Review Committee (DRC) and other internal and external review and governance committees as needed.
  • May be expected to support non-molecule projects, due diligence evaluations and other projects as needed.
  • Perform specialised roles with PCS. These may include, but are not limited to; functional business process owner, subject matter expert, safety committee member.
  • Responsible for coordination and collaboration with vendors servicing Safety Science
  • Contribute and/or lead the development of the safety components of the Target Product Profile (TPP), key claims and other lifecycle strategic planning documents (e.g., IDCP, CDP)
  • Accountable for the safety components of study reports, aggregate reports and high level regulatory documents
  • Acquire and contribute knowledge of relevant drug class and/or competitor safety issues. Lead development of the safety surveillance strategy, identify potential clinical safety issues and recommend appropriate safety monitoring measures
  • Lead the development of scientific publications (abstracts, posters, papers) for scientific meetings/journals and approve the submissions from a safety perspective
  • Enable/facilitate the transition of appropriate drug candidates from EMS to LMMS


Behaviours and responsibilities:


  • Demonstrates behaviors consistent with values and engenders confidence from senior management
  • Actively emulate and role model the values, culture (mindset and behavior), core competencies and PD/PDS strategy and drive for similar performance across relevant team
  • Understands how safety activities contribute to company development and commercialisation goals and take measures to maximize safety value to the organization
  • Demonstrates independence and high competence in the conduct of all safety science responsibilities
  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all key stakeholders, and internal and external customers and ensure the same across relevant teams
  • Consistently comply with all governing laws, regulations, QMS,  standard operating procedures (SOPs) and other guidelines
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and drug development, including a comprehensive knowledge of pharmacovigilance activities and requirements Acts independently and with minimal supervision to manage safety responsibilities on study teams and in activities supporting safety science
  • Trains and mentors more junior PCS scientists
  • Proactively takes on responsibility for complex deliverables
  • Takes on team leadership responsibility in order to manage and complete medium and high priority projects
  • Seen by peers and cross-functional colleagues as an expert in many safety science activities
  • Contributes to embedding the agreed organizational models, and the necessary mindsets
  • Leading self and others, often influencing without authority, to deliver outcomes.
  • Brings critical, systematic thinking to shape current issues and opportunities into meaningful, deliverable actions.
  • Willing to challenge embedded behaviors/mindsets, in order to bring new and agile approaches to ways of working, and/or to improve quality and efficiency.
  • Holds themselves and peers accountable for their behaviours and actions


Must Haves:


  • Education in Life Sciences
  • Minimum 5 to 7 years of relevant hands on experience in Safety/Pharmacovigilance
  • Hands-on experience with clinical trial and mature products safety
  • Hands on working experience with Risk Management Plan, Protocols, DSR, DSUR, CSR, IB, Adverse Events, etc. 
  • The ability to demonstrate a broad understanding of the scientific aspects of safety, PV and clinical/patient risk management (e.g. via demonstrable knowledge of the application of GVP, GCP & CTR requirements) is essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence, with and without authority, in a global matrix environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven success in creating and sustaining strong relationships with internal and external business partners across an organization to create positive partnerships.
  • Evidence of proactive, structured thinking with the ability to rapidly respond to an evolving and complex environment.
  • Apply complex data analysis / statistical methods to evaluate, interpret and present scientific data with clarity
  • Strong presentation skills, effective at summarizing and presenting the key considerations and decision points