Pharmacovigilance Assistant


About this role

About this role

We’re hiring a Pharmacovigilance Assistant with our client, a global pharmaceutical company, to join their team. This is a 1-year contract renewable and home-based opportunity for now, however it will be required to go to the office some days a week. This professional will be supporting the Pharmacovigilance department.


  • Forward ICSRs (initial, follow-up, serious, non-serious, solicited, non-solicited, drug, medical device) to GPE (Global Pharmacovigilance and Epidemiology) or licensed partners as per corporate and local requirements and timelines.
  • Process CIOMS reports received from GPE for domestic and international cases in preparation for evaluations by PV specialists. Following evaluations by PV specialists, process reports for submitting to Health Canada.
  • Ensure that all ICSRs for drugs and medical devices subject to expedited reporting according to Canadian regulations are submitted to Health Canada within prescribed timelines. PV specialists will identify such ICSRs as well as deadlines.
  • Prepare written follow-up requests for ICSRs as per corporate and local requirements.
  • Document in the local PV tracking database (Remedy) all activities related to Canadian ICSRs and international reportable ICSRs.
  • Process medical device ICSRs and PTCs (Product Technical Complaints) as per local and corporate requirements, including ICSRs from the Lantus Pen Call Centre. Maintain paper and electronic filing of such activities, including data entry in the local PV tracking database.
  • Maintain paper files for all PV activities as per Canadian and corporate requirements and according to GDP (Good Documentation Practices).
  • Maintain an accurate and efficient electronic filing system for all PV activities to ensure efficient functioning of the team.
  • Participate in the administration of the PV tracking database (Remedy) including modifications, corrections, and adjustments for continuous improvement of the system.
  • Participate in the development of quality documents (e.g. working documents) describing the technical steps of coordinator activities.
  • Provide overall support to the PV team, including the PV Head and PV specialists, on all team activities




  • 1 year of Pharmacovigilance experience and a bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • OR Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and experience in related field
  • Ability to work in a group setting and independently, good teamwork skills
  • Good communication and analytical skills
  • English required; French is desirable.



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Application process


We carefully review your application and in the coming weeks, you will be notified for an interview session if you are selected. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 7 days.


After being shortlisted, you will be contacted via email or telephone to arrange for a date on your availability for the qualification interview.


During the interview, you will be assessed on your level of experience and skills, work history, availability, and the qualifications the company is seeking for the position.


After successfully making through the phone interview, a face to face interview will be scheduled between the candidate and recruiter. This session can be a more in-depth interview to review your communication and interpersonal skills.


Submission of candidates resume for client’s approval and screening.

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Your consultant, Monnatha Grego is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

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Monnatha Grego
Brunel Canada - Calgary

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