Medical Writer - Zurich

Location: Switzerland - Glattbrugg/Zurich

Division: Drug Safety/Pharmacovigilance

Company: Vifor Pharma

Seniority Level: Manager

Medha Khanna

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+41 58 852 90 82

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About You

Vifor Pharma is a world leading specialty pharmaceutical company. Our pharmaceutical business focuses on the development, manufacture and marketing of anemia products and the development of medicines for the treatment of renal related autoimmune diseases. Our consumer healthcare business manufactures both internally developed and in-licensed products, which we market internationally.

We are currently looking for a medical writer based in Glattbrugg/Zurich. 

Reporting to our Head of Medical Writing Unit based in Geneva (Switzerland), you will contribute to excellence in PV document coordination and writing by:

  • Production of high quality periodic and cumulative aggregate safety reports (e.g. PSURs, PBRERs, DSURs, RMPs, Addendum and Summary Bridging report, etc.) for the different Vifor products in compliance with ICH, FDA and EMA guidelines
  • Participation in signal detection and assessment
  • Quality control of reports written internally and from external support
  • Timely handling of aggregate safety reports to Regulatory Affairs (RA) for compliant submissions 
  • Providing support for compliance of benefit/risk surveillance to Clinical, Medical, Regulatory and Safety teams (CMRSTs), 
  • Effective and timely implementation of CAPA as result of Audits and Inspections
  • Maintenance of updated SOPs as per new regulations and change in processes
  • Developing further support activities of the Medical and Clinical Safety Center of Excellence
Requirements

The ideal candidate will hold a university degree in pharmacology, medical or other life science field. Additionally, you will have the following profile:

  • Minimum of 5 years of working experience in post marketing surveillance / drug safety operations including: medical writing of ASRs, case classification, causality, labelling, MedDRA, WHO-Drug coding and narratives
  • Good understanding of aggregate reporting; benefit-risk assessment; signal detection and risk management
  • Good knowledge of ICH, FDA and EMA guidelines
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent user of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Experience in PV Quality Management, procedural documents, compliance metrics, PV training, audits and inspections, CAPA management
  • Strong analytical skills
This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of an interesting and challenging function in a motivated team as well as the advantages of a modern company with excellent social benefits.

If this opportunity is of interest to you, please apply by submitting your updated CV via our careers portal.

About Us

Vifor Pharma Group is a global pharmaceuticals company. It holds a leading position in all its core business activities and consists of the following companies: Vifor Pharma and Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (a joint company with Fresenius Medical Care). Vifor Pharma Group is listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX Swiss Exchange, VIFN, ISIN: CH0364749348).

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