Drug Safety Programmer

Reference Number: 895946-W
Type of placement: Permanent
Location: Switzerland, North West


Our client, a growing, dynamic biopharmaceutical company is looking for a Drug Safety Programmer for a permanent position based in Basel, Switzerland. The ideal candidate should have previous working experience in programming and strong knowledge of medical and pharmacovigilance terminologies.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop standard searches and ad hoc outputs within business Intelligence tool or based on SQL query for aggregated Periodic Safety reports, Health Authorities requests, compliance and case processing monitoring.
  • Work closely with the Safety Reports leader and Drug Safety Physician for standardization and maintenance of search criteria and outputs.
  • Contribute to in house system development projects (Business Intelligence solution: front end and back end parts) in Global Drug Safety/Clinical Development
  • Management of the system release process, including system configuration, outputs generation, coordination of validation activities and execution of testing.
  • Contribute to compliance in Computerized Systems Validation requirements, GxP & Pharmacovigilance standards
  • Coordination and provision of end user trainings

Qualifications and Experience:

  • University Master’s Degree in Computer science, Information systems, mathematics, life -sciences or related discipline
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in programming within a pharmaceutical company or clinical research organization ideally in drug safety area.
  • Strong Knowledge of medical and pharmacovigilance terminologies e.g. MedDRA
  • Knowledge in Pharmacovigilance business processes and computerized systems
  • Strong technical knowledge in database technology, query and reporting tool
  • Knowledge in quality insurance for regulated computerized systems
  • Good Business intelligence knowledge (development of listings and metadata)
  • Good analytical skills, able to understand problems and present solutions toward business partners
  • Good communication and listening skills, team player and change oriented
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English
  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required

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