Pharmacovigilance Specialist


About this role: Pharmacovigilance Specialist

About this role: Pharmacovigilance Specialist

We’re hiring a Pharmacovigilance Specialist for a highly successful Global Pharmaceutical client located in Laval, Quebec . This is an office based role, you would be joining the PV team in the Laval office. This is a full time need long term need.

To be successful in the role, you would need to be a Bilingual with previous in-depth experience of Pharmacovigilance activities.
The Pharmacovigilance Specialist is responsible for maintaining an efficient vigilance system in compliance with the Health Canada regulations and guidelines participating in other Pharmacovigilance processes (e.g., Post-market surveillance activities / Clinical trial activities / Training) Ensuring appropriate contacts with Regulatory Affairs, Quality, Medical Affairs, and Global Pharmacovigilance.
Post-market surveillance activities: •To collect, pursue follow-up information to complete quality adverse event reports and transmit all local adverse events to Global Pharmacovigilance.
•To document and update case information into the global safety database.•Analyze and process adverse events and safety reports with utmost quality and timeliness in accordance with Global and Local Pharmacovigilance procedures.
•To respond to queries and requests from Global Pharmacovigilance. •Interact with other functional areas/departments to process adverse events efficiently & reliably.
•To submit the reportable adverse reactions to Health Canada according to their regulations and guidance’s •To provide responses to questions from Health Canada and Health Care Professionals regarding adverse events cases.
•To collaborate in developing and maintaining the local Pharmacovigilance SOPs and procedures. •To review and submit Summary Reports to Health Canada according to their regulations and guidance’s
•To provide Pharmacovigilance input into labelling changes in conjunction with the Regulatory Affairs Department. •To have at disposal an updated list of all Canadian drug licensing status and renewals, in conjunction with Regulatory Affairs.
•To identify all local safety observational studies (-e.g., Phase IV studies), in conjunction with Regulatory Affairs. •To review and provide input into local contracts with third partners (licensing, distributor, etc.), in conjunction with Global Pharmacovigilance and maintain an updated list.
Clinical trials activities:
•To submit reportable adverse reactions to applicable divisions of Health Canada according to their regulations and guidance’s. •To inform Global Pharmacovigilance on all new local clinical trials and transmit the protocol if applicable.
Local regulations:
•To maintain current knowledge of all relevant local Pharmacovigilance regulations in regard to human and veterinary drugs and biological products •To participate in the screening of Health Canada’s website in conjunction with Regulatory Affairs.
•To educate internal stakeholders on the implications of existing regulations and guidance documents along with local and global procedures and policies. •Coordinate responses to questions and requests from Regulatory Authorities




  • Bilingual with great verbal and written communication
  • Degree within healthcare
  • Licensed Pharmacist within Quebec
  • Previous experience in a similar capacity
  • Advances software user



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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.

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Brunel Canada - Toronto

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