Pharmacovigilance Scientist, Pharmacist

Uppsala Monitoring Centre/WHO Collaborating centre · Uppsala


Ansök senast 17 aug. (10 dagar kvar)

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Would you like to contribute to the safe use of medicines globally? We are looking for a talented, early-career pharmacist to join our multi-disciplinary research team. You will help advance the science of pharmacovigilance by exploring the risks and benefits of medicines. Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC) is an independent non-profit foundation and centre for international service and scientific research. As the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring, we seek to identify adverse effects of medicines based on real-world data – so-called safety signals. An important source of information are the over 20 million individual case reports of suspected adverse drug reactions in the WHO global database, VigiBase, which we maintain and analyse. These reports have been collected by more than 130 national pharmacovigilance centres across the world who are members of the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring. In UMC’s Research section, we analyse risks and benefits of medicines in use. We do this on our own and in collaboration with experts around the world. We develop improved or new methods to analyse observational medical data to support wise therapeutic decision-making, in relation for example to drug interactions or risk factors for adverse drug reactions. Finally, we contribute to education and product development initiatives to support effective pharmacovigilance practices around the world. What you will do Contribute with pharmaceutical knowledge and experience to scientific development and analysis for pharmacovigilance Work closely with a passionate team of pharmacists, medical doctors and data scientists in multidisciplinary and interdependent teams Contribute to the detection and assessment of possible safety signals Support external domain experts in their assessment and evaluation of data from VigiBase Write and edit texts communicating pharmacovigilance findings to a broader audience Help continually develop and improve UMC processes for signal detection and assessment Participate in the scientific development and evaluation of methods to analyse individual case reports, electronic health records, medical literature, and other data sources Contribute to scientific papers and presentations of results Contribute to training initiatives for the benefit of national pharmacovigilance centres across the world Who you are You have recently graduated with a MSc degree in pharmacy, or equivalent field You have strong analytical capability and interest You have excellent English skills and enjoy scientific writing You are innovative, driven and enjoy using data to better understand the world You are generous and enjoy working with others to solve problems It is an advantage if you have hands-on experience of pharmacovigilance, medical writing, medical informatics, medical terminologies, or data analysis About us Our vision is a world where all patients and health professionals make wise therapeutic decisions in their use of medicines. Our mission is to support and promote patient safety through effective global pharmacovigilance practice. Located in the heart of Uppsala, three minutes away from the rail and bus stations, we are currently around 110 employees and consultants and have generous employee-benefit policies. Applications: Please send your application with the reference number 2020-10 to by 17 August 2020. The position requires an EU work permit.

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Uppsala Monitoring Centre/WHO Collaborating centre




Who Collaborating Centre For Int Drug Monitoring

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