Safety Analytics & Reporting Area Lead (AD)
Cambridge , Massachusetts
March 07, 2017

Newly combined with Baxalta, Shire is now the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people affected by rare diseases and highly specialized conditions. These diseases are often misunderstood, undiagnosed and life-threatening. Our 22,000 employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.

At Shire, we are dedicated to expanding, building and sustaining leadership across our key therapeutic areas through our extensive portfolio of products, innovative pipeline and collaborative approach to working with diverse partners around the globe. We strive to earn and keep the trust of our patients, their families and physicians, and all others who support and advance their care. Working together, the possibilities for our patients, healthcare partners and employees are unprecedented, with significant growth potential for our shareholders.

Responsible for ensuring high quality of aggregate report production, Safety Review meeting coordination, signal detection activities, and clinical development and product registration activities. Supports the Safety Analytics & Reporting Team Lead to ensure that their responsibilities as SA&R Lead are in accordance with global regulations and in collaboration with the Global Safety Leads physicians and other key PVRM and R&D stakeholders.

•30%- Aggregate report production.
Oversees or is responsible for the production of periodic and ad-hoc safety reporting for therapeutic team products, where Shire is the Global Safety Database holder. Creates, coordinates, prepares and completes aggregate reports (e.g. PBRER, DSUR, PADER, as well as ad hoc queries or reports) for submission to regulatory agencies around the world. Collaborates with the Global Safety Lead to ensure that all information is available to allow for informed medical review and benefit-risk assessment. Responsible for the quality of the final document and uses Shire's EDMS system to provide quality control.

•30%-Safety Review Meetings and signal detection.
Oversee or is responsible for the technical and scientific support for safety surveillance and signal detection activities for assigned Shire products via established signal detection methodology and tools. Evaluate signals promptly in signal detection reports and ad-hoc responses to regulatory authorities.
Responsible for efficiently planning Internal Safety Review Committee and Safety Review Team (SRT) meetings, ensuring that stakeholders provide input from their respective areas of responsibility.

•20%-Product management/oversight.
May act as a line manager or mentor to PV Scientists, or as a manager for a product or group of products. Oversees and assumes responsibility for assigned therapeutic products and PV activities through the lifecycle of the product.

•20%-Support for investigational products and registration activities.
Effectively collaborate with stakeholders outside of GDS. Represent GDS department in cross-functional clinical programs and registrational activities and provide GDS support for clinical developmental programs.


•Life Science Degree or Healthcare Professional.
•Post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline preferred.
•Minimum of 8 years previous experience working in a global pharmaceutical Pharmacovigilance Department
•Supervisory experience preferred
•Experience in the support of post marketing surveillance and reporting to Regulatory Authorities worldwide.
•Strong understanding of the clinical development and regulatory process.
•Practical experience in the interpretation of global Pharmacovigilance regulations and implementation within an industry setting.
•Competence in conducting safety data reviews for investigational and/or post marketed products.
•High level of expertise and experience in the preparation of aggregate safety reports, including ICH-compliant PBRERs and responses to ad hoc regulatory queries; significant experience in the mentoring, training and assessment of staff involved in the preparation of aggregate safety reports.
•Experience with MedDRA and drug coding reviews.
•Ability to contribute to and review standard operating procedures and other process-related documents.
•Excellent communication, collaboration and networking skills.
•Strong understanding of the interface between Pharmacovigilance and external departments.
•Ability to influence others within a matrix environment.
•Must be able to work in a fast paced environment with demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple competing tasks and demands.
•Ability to work independently, take initiative and complete tasks to deadlines.
•Forward-planning and proactive.
•Support global decision-making and direction setting, including devising of future strategy and the management of complex tasks. It is expected that the incumbent will adapt quickly to changing business and healthcare needs, and be autonomous, while working in consultation with the SA&R Team Lead on the implementation of major decisions
•May be required to travel domestically and internationally to other Shire sites and CROs or to external meetings (<10>
Reports directly to SA&R Team Lead. Accountable to the EEA Qualified Person for PV and other senior stakeholders and/or customers. Interacts across multiple functions and geographic locations and supports senior levels of the organization. Particularly important relationships are with Global Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Affairs, and Non-clinical Development. Key external contacts include regulatory agencies, contract research organizations and vendors. Needs to be able to form partnerships with key stakeholders that address the strategic and operational needs of Shire. Represents the department in cross functional initiatives.

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A little about us:
At Shire, we help people with rare diseases and specialized conditions live their lives to the fullest.

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