Drug Safety Specialist

About Synthon

Synthon is an international pharmaceutical company, and a leader in the field of generic human medicines. Founded in 1991, Synthon has been working in biotechnology since 2007 and is developing rapidly into a specialty pharmaceutical company. We work to develop therapies that address the needs of people worldwide and help improve their health and well-being. With our portfolio of innovative medicines, we will provide treatment options for patients in selected therapeutic areas with high unmet medical needs. Through the provision of high-quality generic medicines, we make treatments more affordable and increase access to important remedies. Currently, our products are approved by regulatory agencies in more than 90 countries and marketed through strategic partnerships and – in dedicated areas – through direct sales.

Synthon’s head office is based in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and the company has affiliates in eight other countries. In 2018, it recorded a turnover of EUR 301 million. The company employs around 1,900 staff of whom over 500 work in Nijmegen.

We are interested in result-oriented people with a sharp mind and entrepreneurial spirit, who can contribute to our ambition to provide solutions to the healthcare challenges of today and tomorrow.

Job profile

As a Drug Safety specialist, you will be mainly involved in setting up pharmacovigilance agreements and performing compliance activities. You will track regulatory authorities’ requirements on pharmacovigilance, and translate these into departmental procedures. You will be involved in coordination of activities with third parties. Furthermore, you will be involved in implementing quality control steps and documentation of compliance on several processes within the department. Depending on your background and previous experience, you may also be involved in preparing/performing audits. If you like working in a busy, professional and friendly atmosphere, this position is ideal for you.

You will report directly to the head of the Drug Safety department.

Your profile

Your letter of motivation and CV should show that you have:

  • At least a master’s degree in a relevant discipline
  • Experience in pharmacovigilance (knowledge of the EU and/or U.S. pharmacovigilance legislation, knowledge of pharmacovigilance system components and processes)
  • Excellent command of the English language both in writing and speaking.

In interviews you will be able to demonstrate that:
You are able to work in a good pharmacovigilance practice environment. Working simultaneously on different tasks and projects does not bother you; you keep a good overview of all your projects and tasks. You are comfortable with prioritizing tasks, you work result-oriented and you are open to learn. You always strive to achieve the best within the company’s requirements. You can work in a small team and do not hesitate to help others or ask for help in order to get the job done. You can handle a big workload and the pressure of deadlines.

Important dates

Please send your application including motivation letter before 24 July 2019.The first round of interviews will take place on 1 August 2019 and the second round of interviews will be held on 6 August 2019.

Information and application

Contract hours: 32 or 40 hours/week.
Salary: depending on experience.
Location: Nijmegen.

For further information, please contact Ascanio Maia, head Drug Safety or Elisabeth Hertle, Drug Safety specialist at tel. +31 (0)24 - 372 77 00. If you are interested in this challenging position, we look forward to your application. You can apply via the button below.

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