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Associate/Sr. Associate - Global Pharmacovigilance

Date: Mar 22, 2021

Location: Mumbai, MH, IN, 400079

Company: Apotex

 

About Apotex Inc.

Apotex Inc. is a proudly Canadian, global pharmaceutical company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines for patients around the world. Apotex employs almost 8,000 people worldwide in manufacturing, R&D, and commercial operations.  Apotex Inc. exports to more than 100 countries and territories and operates in more than 45 countries, with a significant presence in Canada, the US, Mexico, and India. Through vertical integration, Apotex is comprised of multiple divisions and affiliates including Apotex Inc., focused on generics; Apobiologix, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on biosimilar development; Aveva, an affiliate of Apotex Inc. fully integrated global developer and manufacturer of complete transdermal solutions; Apotex Consumer Products, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on brand name products; and Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (GAPI), a division of Apotex Inc. focused on the manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) for Apotex and third parties. For more information visit: www.apotex.com.

 

Job Summary

Performs global Pharmacovigilance processes of the unit: Medical assessment and quality review of Individual case safety reports (ICSR), including submission to regulatory authorities as needed; Compliance monitoring and tracking; Reconciliation; Literature review, and occasional case processing as needed. Contributes to drafting and review of aggregate reports and Risk Management plans on products developed and manufactured by Apotex, in compliance with global drug safety regulations and ICH Guidelines. Interacts with health professionals and consumers and affiliate offices during investigation of all case reports. When required, participates in global new product development (NPD) project teams and supports Product Life Cycle Management (PLCM) activities relating to Risk Management programs as required.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform medical review of ICSRs and generate follow-up questions as appropriate.
  • Conduct literature assessment for ADRs and medical review of articles.
  • Conduct causality assessments for safety cases reports.
  • MedDRA coding assessment
  • Perform expectedness and listedness assessment and ICSR reportability.
  • Conduct quality review of ICSRs.
  • Contribute to submissions of ICSRs when required.
  • Assist in the preparation, review and evaluation of signals, aggregate reports and risk management plans
  • Contribute in generating responses to regulatory authority requests on product safety related issues for marketed products or product in development.
  • Respond to queries from clients (including internal and external to Apotex Inc.) in a timely manner.
  • Perform monthly or quarterly reconciliations of reports as required.
  • Assist in the maintenance of unit SODs, Safety Data Exchange agreements with business partners and internal work instructions.
  • Maintain departmental document management, including scanning and filing of source documents.
  • Contribute to maintenance and compliance oversight of PV processes, external service providers and business partners. May contribute to preparation and training of internal and external customers on adverse events reporting
  • Escalates to Project Leader, calls and requests for Health Care Professional consultation involving safety issues.
  • Contribute to process improvement initiatives in consultation with management.
  • Works as a member of a team to achieve all outcomes.
  • Performs all work in support of our Corporate Values of Collaboration, Courage, Perseverance, Passion; Demonstrates strong and visible support of our values.
  • Performs all work in accordance with all established regulatory and compliance and safety requirements.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

 

 

At Apotex, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported.
 
Apotex offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.