Pharmacovigilance Director

Pharmacovigilance DirectorGuildfordReference: 2986
  • Drug Safety oversight of the UK office
  • Management of international EU Projects
  • Excellent prospects of growth within small/mid sized CRO environment
  • End to end service provider giving a wide scope for skills development

Are you a commercially minded Drug Safety or Pharmacovigilance Professional? Are you ready to take oversight and leadership responsibilities of a quickly expanding UK CRO? Are you interested in opportunities in Surrey? Zest Scientific welcomes applications from credible candidates on behalf of their client - a fantastic, rapidly growing CRO - who are keen to employ a Pharmacovigilance Director to take oversight of their UK offices.


Your experience:



  • 8+ Years’ experience in Pharmacovigilance / Risk Management / Drug Safety
  • A life sciences degree or other relevant academic qualifications
  • Background in leadership positions within the pharmaceutical / biotech / CRO industry (CRO / Consultancy experience preferable but not essential)
  • A keen listener with cross functional management experience
  • Strong commercial focus, experience of previous client interaction and Business Development Activities


Role Specific:


Mainly oversight of the entire team for PV operations on international, EU based projects

  • Leadership of the:
    • Pharmacovigilance team in the UK office
    • Preparation of Individual Case Safety Reports (ICSRs)
    • Creation of Risk Management Plans and Periodic Reports
    • Regulatory Inspections, Safety Reviews and PV audits
    • MedDRA coding activities
    • Aggregate report writing (e.g. DSURs, PSURs/PBRERs and PADERs)
    • Assessment of Adverse Reaction Reports for potential signal detections
    • Representation of the company at client led meetings
    • Supervision of the UK office and joint oversight of international activities with the CEO


Previous roles may include: Director of Pharmacovigilance, Associate Director of Pharmacovigilance, Associate Director of PV, Associate Director of Drug Safety, Associate Director of Risk Management, Deputy QPPV, EU QPPV Etc.


The company:


  • A small/medium sized CRO, operating internationally with multiple offices across the globe
  • Enjoying a period of Organic growth, providing PV services to the drug development / pharmaceutical sector
  • An admirable office environment, with a friendly culture and importance placed on team work


The Salary:


In order to obtain the services of the best talent in the sector, our client is willing to be flexible on salary.


Zest Scientific is working to a strict deadline on this position, so please apply now, or contact Jason Cox on or 0114 229 1672 to learn more.


Contact: Jason Cox
Telephone: 0114 229 1672