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Global Safety Officer



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Posted on Friday, November 3, 2023

Reference No. R2719829

Position Title: Global Safety Officer

Department: Therapeutic Area Dengue, Endemics & Travelers Vaccines, Covid

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Sanofi Vaccines

Sanofi's global vaccines business unit partners with the public health, medical and scientific communities to improve access to life-protecting vaccines and increase vaccination coverage, while striving to develop new and improved vaccines to enhance health and well-being.

At Sanofi, we chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. We believe our cutting-edge science and manufacturing, fueled by data and digital technologies, have the potential to transform the practice of medicine, turning the impossible into possible for millions of people.

Position Summary:

The Patient Safety & Pharmacovigilance (PSPV) aspiration is to be a cutting-age safety group, to enable us to optimize the benefit-risk profiles of our therapies, so we can best serve patients, care givers and health care professionals.

Global Safety Officers (GSOs) are part of an international, dynamic, and culturally diverse team. Our GSOs provide medical-safety expertise based on deep knowledge of the therapeutic landscape and up to date methodologies.

The GSO is responsible for performing core pharmacovigilance activities, in partnership with GPV colleagues and cross-functional experts, to evaluate benefit-risk profiles throughout the lifecycle of a broad range of marketed products and innovative therapies in clinical development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads cross-functional Safety Management Teams (SMT), PV contribution for Benefit Risk Assessment Committees (BRAC), and periodic safety reports for accuracy, completeness, quality, and timely finalization for assigned products.

  • Represents PV positions within Global Project Teams (GPT), Safety Management Committees (SMC) and Benefit Risk Assessment Committees (BRAC).

  • Contributes to continuous improvement and refinement of methodologies, processes, and to audits and inspections.

  • Provides safety evaluations and responses to safety inquiries from stakeholders (e.g. health authorities, business partners, etc.).

  • Collaborates with colleagues mainly from PSPV as well as Pre-Clinical & Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Affairs, Legal and Global Business Units.

  • Provides safety expertise, disease and patient knowledge for assigned products in terms of benefit-risk assessments, and risk management (incl. risk minimization measures.

Key Requirements:

  • Medical Doctor, preferably board-certified specialist in relevant therapeutic areas.

  • Alternatively advanced health care discipline degree (PharmD, PhD, etc.) specialized in relevant areas in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Clinical experience in relevant therapeutic areas (in hospital settings is a plus).

  • In-depth experience of pharmacovigilance and risk management, understanding of drug development and regulatory guidelines.

  • Expertise in signal detection / evaluation methodologies related to drug safety information throughout the product life cycle.

  • Applying biostatistical and pharmacoepidemiological science in the context of pharmacovigilance.

  • Strong team player who is able to collaborate in a cross-functional environment.

  • Self–motivated, able to prioritize and plan work independently.

  • Good communicator with attention to detail while seeing the big picture.

  • Open to learn and to use digital and innovative solutions in a changing environment.

  • Strong analytical thinking incl. evaluation, interpretation and synthesis of scientific data.

  • Ability to summarize, critically discuss key findings from safety data in both internal and external discussions.

  • Full professional English language proficiency.

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