Senior Local Patient Safety Associate

Posted 03 Oct 2022

Mississauga, Ontario - Canada

Req Id 256623


A career with EMD Serono is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Serono is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


United As One for Patients, our purpose in Healthcare is to help create, improve and prolong lives. We develop medicines, intelligent devices and innovative technologies in therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Neurology and Fertility. Our teams work together across 6 continents with passion and relentless curiosity in order to help patients at every stage of life. Joining our Healthcare team is becoming part of a diverse, inclusive and flexible working culture, presenting great opportunities for personal development and career advancement across the globe.


Your Role:

The Senior Local Patient Safety Associate (LPSA) is directly accountable for performing all pharmacovigilance (PV) tasks allocated to the Local Patient Safety organization under the supervision of the Local Patient Safety Officer (LPSO) in Canada. Tasks must be performed in full compliance with all relevant global and local regulatory requirements and company standards. The Senior LPSA is required to make local PV related decisions in the absence of the LPSO.

Individual with extensive PV experience and knowledge pertaining to the Canadian and international regulations. Proven ability to work individually and within a team environment.


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in health care or life sciences
  • Fluent in written and spoken local language; English. French is a definite asset
  • 5+ years experience in PV or related areas (i.e. Clinical Research, Medical or Regulatory Affairs...) in the pharma industry/health authority


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Audits internal/external


What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!


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