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Working As A Drug Safety Scientist

  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $76,179

    Average Salary

What Does A Drug Safety Scientist Do At Nektar Therapeutics

* Monitors and analyses evolving risk/benefit profile of the assigned products in various stages of clinical development to identify potential safety signals and implements appropriate safety monitoring and risk mitigation plans.
* Leads role to help respond to and resolve safety questions from regulatory authorities, investigators, internal development teams, external development partners, as well as regulatory agency audits and corrective action plans.
* Closely collaborates with various internal stakeholders such as clinical operation, clinical development, clinical pharmacology, regulatory affairs, biostatistics, data management, project management, toxicology teams as well as external development partners to ensure delivery of quality pharmacovigilance and meet all regulatory obligations and company SOP requirements.
* Leads the development and preparation of periodic safety reports (eg, DSUR and PSUR), response to safety-related queries from health authorities, investigator communications, and other ad hoc reports as necessary.
* Conducts real-time medical review of individual clinical safety reports (ICSRs) received from ongoing clinical trials, including providing company causality assessment and similar-event analyses, and timely communicates AEs of special interest cases to clinical development teams.
* Develops and/or negotiates safety contracts, safety data exchange agreement, interacts and coordinates activities of contract organizations or consultants for pharmacovigilance services as well as developmental/business partners.
* Provides ongoing advice to senior management (ad hoc or through periodic safety review committee meetings) on the changing risk-benefit profile of company drug products in clinical trials, based on analyses/evaluation of potential safety signals and implements appropriate safety updates and risk mitigation strategies.
* Provides medical expert safety review input into all critical documents for clinical development of the assigned products (eg. protocols and amendments, ICFs, IBs, IMPDs, clinical research reports, risk management plan, INDs, CTAs, NDAs/BLAs, briefing documents, etc).
* Establishes and manages independent Data Safety Monitoring Boards (DSMBs) or internal safety data monitoring committee for clinical studies, if required.
* Performs research on safety profiles of competitor products within therapeutic areas of interest to help develop effective competitive strategies, for clinical development of company drug products

What Does A Drug Safety Scientist Do At Glaxosmithkline

* Act as the “Named Safety Contact” in Hong Kong, has overall responsibility for the day to day management of pharmacovigilance for marketed products including all Pharma products, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare products.
* This includes ensuring compliance with local regulations and GSK global pharmacovigilance requirements, and includes but is not limited to perform all duties as highlighted in GSK HK SOP /HKMD/0001 (Standard Operating Company Procedure for Pharmacovigilance, Materiovigilance and Human Safety Related Activities in GSK Hong Kong Pharma/Biologicals and Consumer Healthcare)
* Report and follow up all Adverse Events in HK and Macau market to Global Safety Departments according to company Policies and Procedures
* Submit PSUR to local health authorities according to agreed timelines
* Handle the 24 hours AE reporting hotlines
* Submit CIOMS reports to Hong Kong Department of Health on a daily basis
* Conduct literature searches for POLOs
* Address queries and requests from Global Safety Department
* Maintain and manage all safety related documents filing and tracking.
* Ensure product complaints, product recalls and incidents, spontaneous adverse events, pregnancy cases, incidents and near-incidents are handled according to company policies.
* Why You

What Does A Drug Safety Scientist Do At Boehringer Ingelheim

* Conduct, interpret, and report data from routine invitro studies using a variety of cellular and subcellular systems such asmicrosomes and hepatocytes.
* Participate in the development andimplementation of new technologies in the field of Drug Metabolism.
* Comply with applicable regulations, performall work in a safe and responsible manner, and maintain proper records inaccordance with SOPs and corporate policies

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How To Become A Drug Safety Scientist

Medical scientists typically have a Ph.D., usually in biology or a related life science. Some medical scientists get a medical degree instead of a Ph.D., but prefer doing research to practicing as a physician.


Students planning careers as medical scientists typically pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or a related field. Undergraduate students benefit from taking a broad range of classes, including life sciences, physical sciences, and math. Students also typically take courses that develop communication and writing skills, because they must learn to write grants effectively and publish research findings.

After students have completed their undergraduate studies, they typically enter Ph.D. programs. Dual-degree programs are available that pair a Ph.D. with a range of specialized medical degrees. A few degree programs that are commonly paired with Ph.D. studies are Medical Doctor (M.D.), Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.), and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.). Whereas Ph.D. studies focus on research methods, such as project design and data interpretation, students in dual-degree programs learn both the clinical skills needed to be a physician and the research skills needed to be a scientist.

Graduate programs emphasize both laboratory work and original research. These programs offer prospective medical scientists the opportunity to develop their experiments and, sometimes, to supervise undergraduates. Ph.D. programs culminate in a thesis that the candidate presents before a committee of professors. Students may specialize in a particular field, such as gerontology, neurology, or cancer.

Those who go to medical school spend most of the first 2 years in labs and classrooms, taking courses such as anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, microbiology, pathology, medical ethics, and medical law. They also learn how to record medical histories, examine patients, and diagnose illnesses. They may be required to participate in residency programs, meeting the same requirements that physicians and surgeons have to fulfill.

Medical scientists often continue their education with postdoctoral work. Postdoctoral work provides additional and more independent lab experience, including experience in specific processes and techniques such as gene splicing, which is transferable to other research projects.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Medical scientists primarily conduct research and typically do not need licenses or certifications. However, those who administer drugs, gene therapy, or otherwise practice medicine on patients in clinical trials or a private practice need a license to practice as a physician.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Communication is critical, because medical scientists must be able to explain their conclusions. In addition, medical scientists write grant proposals, because grants often are required to fund their research.

Critical-thinking skills. Medical scientists must use their expertise to determine the best method for solving a specific research question.

Data-analysis skills. Medical scientists use statistical techniques, so that they can properly quantify and analyze health research questions.

Decisionmaking skills. Medical scientists must determine what research questions to ask, how best to investigate the questions, and what data will best answer the questions.

Observation skills. Medical scientists conduct experiments that require precise observation of samples and other health data. Any mistake could lead to inconclusive or misleading results.

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Drug Safety Scientist Demographics


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  • White

  • Asian

  • Hispanic or Latino

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Hindi

  • Spanish

  • Nepali

  • German

  • Marathi

  • French

  • Gujarati

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Real Drug Safety Scientist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Drug Safety Associate Ascent Services Group Brisbane, CA Sep 01, 2015 $171,134
Drug Safety Scientist Pharmacyclics LLC Sunnyvale, CA Jul 23, 2015 $135,000
Drug Safety Scientist Pharmacyclics, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Jan 05, 2015 $135,000
Drug Safety Associate Clinron LLC Foster City, CA Jun 01, 2015 $114,785
Drug Safety Associate Inventiv Health Clinical SRE, LLC Somerset, NJ Sep 21, 2015 $100,818
Drug Safety Associate Dohmen Life Science Services, LLC Emeryville, CA Sep 15, 2016 $100,000 -
PV Scientist/Drug Safety Inventiv Health Clinical, LLC Edison, NJ Sep 19, 2016 $99,840
Drug Safety Associate Inventiv Health Clinical SRE Montville, NJ Sep 22, 2015 $99,632
Drug Safety Associate Incyte Corporation Chadds Ford, PA Jan 09, 2016 $98,000
Drug Safety Associate Inventiv Health Clinical SRE, LLC South San Francisco, CA Aug 23, 2015 $93,600
Drug Safety Associate Inventiv Health Clinical SRE, LLC South San Francisco, CA Aug 05, 2015 $93,600
Drug Safety Inventiv Health Clinical SRE, LLC South San Francisco, CA Aug 23, 2015 $93,600
Drug Safety Associate Clinron LLC Morrisville, NC Sep 30, 2015 $89,741
Drug Safety Associate Unicon Pharma Inc. Edison, NJ Aug 21, 2016 $76,149
Drug Safety Associate Thea Solutions, LLC. Piscataway, NJ Aug 21, 2016 $76,149
Drug Safety Associate The Veritas Healthcare Solutions LLC Nashville, TN May 09, 2016 $75,132
Liposome Drug Delivery Scientist Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Cambridge, MA Jan 07, 2015 $75,105
Drug Safety Associate TEVA Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. Horsham, PA Feb 25, 2015 $72,100 -
Drug Safety Associate Unicon Pharma Inc. San Diego, CA Dec 09, 2016 $71,573
Drug Safety Associate Klinexa Inc. Princeton, NJ Jul 09, 2016 $70,958
Drug Safety Associate The Veritas Healthcare Solutions LLC Morrisville, NC Sep 01, 2015 $62,610
Drug Safety Associate Synmeta LLC Irvine, CA Feb 13, 2015 $62,610
Drug Safety Associate Clinron LLC Morrisville, NC Sep 23, 2015 $62,610
Drug Safety Associate Synmeta LLC Morrisville, NC Sep 23, 2015 $62,610
Drug Safety Associate The Veritas Healthcare Solutions LLC Morrisville, NC Jun 01, 2015 $62,610
Drug Safety Associate Global Pharma TEK, LLC Horsham, PA Sep 09, 2016 $61,000
Drug Safety Associate Global Pharma TEK, LLC Montgomery, PA Sep 09, 2016 $61,000
Drug Safety Associate Global Pharma TEK, LLC Horsham, PA Oct 09, 2016 $61,000

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Top Skills for A Drug Safety Scientist


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Top Drug Safety Scientist Skills

  1. Regulatory Authorities
  2. Drug Safety Database
  3. Drug Safety Associates
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintained Drug Safety files for record maintenance as required by the Regulatory Authorities for an extended time frame.
  • Create Med Watch reports by entering information into Sponsors Drug Safety database.
  • Drug Safety Coordinators, Drug Safety Associates, to facilitate efficient case processing.
  • Performed coding by the use of MedDRA.
  • Write descriptive case narratives for Clinical Trials and Post Marketing cases.

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