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about 1 year ago
Johnson & Johnson
Location: High Wycombe
Job type: Permanent
Category: Research and Analytics Jobs
Safety - Industrial Placement

Duration: 12 months

Location: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Sector: Pharmaceuticals

What type of mark will you make?

Your unique talents and perspective can make a vital
contribution to innovative products that improve the lives of people
everywhere. Career opportunities within Johnson & Johnson companies may
provide you with an ideal setting to build your experience; express your
passion and touch the world.

Position summary:

Drug safety scientists collect and evaluate information from
patients and healthcare professionals to try and identify new information about
the use of medicines and any side effects experienced by patients.

Safety monitoring of medicines is a continuous process, it
is performed during clinical trials when medicines are developed, once
medicines are launched (also called ‘licenced’) and throughout the entire
period where a medicine is available for patients to use. The team is the first
point of contact within the company for incoming adverse event reports. The
department also monitors our pharmaceutical products across their lifecycle,
from clinical trials through to post-marketing surveillance, in order to
detect, assess, understand and prevent adverse events. Ultimately the team
works to evaluate drug efficacy and maintain patient safety.

You will join our Pharmaceutical business in the role of a
Drug Safety Scientist and will be given a high level of exposure to many
aspects of the Pharmacovigilance division. This is an exciting and unique
opportunity to be at the forefront of drug development in one of Europe’s
fastest growing top ten pharmaceutical businesses.

Main duties and responsibilities:

* Receipt and processing of incoming
safety information from multiple sources, both internal and external to the
* Responsible for the collection,
review and reporting of Adverse Events (AEs) and pregnancy reports obtained
through spontaneous reporting, solicited reports, clinical study, Local Health
Authorities (LHAs) and other potential sources
* Assist with initial quality review
and assessment of individual cases
* Provision of safety
information/acknowledgement to marketing partners/other third party
partners/Global Medical Safety within the internal and contractual timelines
* Co-ordinate/perform the follow-up of
missing information from the AE reporter
* Assist in the provision of local
data as required supporting the preparation of Safety Summary reports (PSURs,
ASR, etc.)
* Assist in the quality review of data
captured in the Global Safety Database
* Ensure that day-to-day
Pharmacovigilance functions are performed satisfactorily and that full
regulatory compliance is maintained at the Local Operating Company (LOC) level
* Accurate and timely documentation of
deviations to process/timelines. Including root cause analysis and
documentation of Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPAs)
* Support all occurrences of internal
and external audits and inspections
* Support the onboarding activities of
placement student successors where possible


Requirements of the role:

2 years of degree level study

A minimum of 2:1 achieved in first
year of study

Bio science degree types only

Key skills and competencies:

High level of accuracy and attention
to detail

Passion for working in the
pharmaceutical industry

Excellent communication skills both
written and oral

Seeks opportunities to learn and
grow professionally

Able to prioritise and manage own
workload autonomously

Flexible and adaptable team player


Actively seeks feedback, appreciates
and uses constructive criticism

Bounces back quickly from
disappointments and mistakes; learns and moves on quickly

Primary Location
United Kingdom-England-High Wycombe
Janssen Cilag Ltd. (7360)
Job Function
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