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Senior Pharmacovigilance Scientist

AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

Do you have expertise in, and passion for Pharmacovigilance? Would you like to apply your expertise to deliver the safety strategy for drug development programmes in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

We are a science-based, leading and decisive Oncology enterprise united in our vision to eliminate cancer as a cause of death. The pioneers, we make bold moves that transform the way cancer is treated and  truly improve patient outcomes. With one of the broadest and deepest Oncology pipelines in the industry, there are many opportunities to work with new and novel drugs and help discover what’s next.


What you'll do

As a Senior Pharmacovigilance Scientist you will work collaboratively with scientists and physicians to deliver the safety requirements for your assigned drug project(s). You will collaborate with colleagues across AstraZeneca and externally, including counterparts within Clinical Project Teams, Global Regulatory Affairs, and Global Commercial teams.

You and your colleagues will be instrumental in delivering the safety strategy for the assigned drug development programme. This would include aggregating, reviewing, analysing and interpreting safety-related data to generate information to support safety decision making by prescribers, patients and payers, with the ultimate goal of protecting patients.

You will apply your pharmacovigilance and scientific experience, knowledge and skills, including authoring and or providing input to safety-related documents, e.g. regulatory periodic safety reports and safety content of marketing authorisation applications.

Essential for the role

  • A life sciences/pharmacy/nursing degree, an MSc/PhD in a scientific field preferred
  • Demonstrable Patient Safety and/or Clinical/ Drug Development experience across a range of activities
  • Solid understanding of PV regulations
  • Excellent communication skills in written and verbal English


Desirable for the role

  • Intermediate understanding of epidemiology

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what's next?

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.