The Pharmacovigilance Specialist is a professional with scientific, clinical, and therapeutic area expertise responsible for case management activities and expedited reporting activities for drugs, biologics, devices, vaccines, cosmetics, and/or animal products.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Essential Functions Statement(s):

  • Integrate scientific expertise with knowledge of safety database functions to ensure comprehensive case entry and identification of follow-up requirements for cases from multiple sources and for multiple case types, such as spontaneous, clinical trial, post-authorization safety studies, etc.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of the safety database.
  • Accurate case entry in the safety database.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with MedDRA and WHO Drug coding.
  • Knowledge of regulatory and compliance guidelines to ensure expedited and non-expedited submissions to the appropriate entities.
  • Complete medical literature search activities for pharmacovigilance purposes.
  • Complete social media search activities for Client products for pharmacovigilance purposes.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of content management systems as applicable.
  • Manage workload for a brand or therapeutic area.
  • Participate in staff training and other measures to ensure compliance with Client quality guidelines and key performance metrics.
  • Interact with Pharmacovigilance Physician for case management follow up and medical review and scientific information exchange pertaining to pharmacovigilance activities.
  • Supports the role of the QPPV and interacts as required.
  • Completes Quality Review of data entered into the safety system.
  • Complete REMS and RMPs activities as per Client specifications.
  • Demonstrate ongoing scientific and business expertise relevant to therapeutic areas, including products, disease state management, emerging therapies, and the competitive landscape.
  • Comply with all guidelines, policies, legal, regulatory, and compliance requirements
  • Meet or exceeds service levels and targets for internal and external customers
  • Participate in scientific training as appropriate to support assigned Client products.
  • Other pharmacovigilance activities as requested.




  • Above average attention to detail, teamwork and initiative.
  • Ability to interact with other departments within the company and be proficient in e-mail, written, and verbal communication.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Power Point and Word and quickly able to learn new software.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in drug safety systems, such as Oracle Argus Safety and Aris-G.
  • Ability to apply regulatory and compliance guidelines to content development.


Competency Statements

  • Self Motivated – Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of one’s ability using his or her own drive or initiative.
  • Organized – Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Accuracy – Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Technical Aptitude – Ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialized information.
  • Tactful – Ability to show consideration for and maintain good relations with others.
  • Responsible – Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.
  • Problem Solving – Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
  • Active Listening – Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.
  • Written Communication – Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Oral Communication – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Applied Learning – Ability to participate in needed learning activities in a way that makes the most of the learning experience.


Education: Advanced degree in nursing, pharmacy (PharmD preferred) or relevant, equivalent pharmacovigilance experience.

Experience: Minimum of one to three years related experience. Demonstrated expertise in pharmacovigilance activities with drugs, devices, vaccines, and biologics preferred.

Computer Skills: Prefer proficiency with Embase, Ovid, PubMed, Microsoft Office products, safety databases, such as Oracle Argus Safety and ArisG, and content management systems.

Other Requirements: Prefer pharmaceutical industry experience including an understanding of global legal, regulatory, and compliance requirements with regards to pharmacovigilance.

Physical Requirements


N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this position.
O (Occasionally) Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 – 2.5+ hrs/day)
F (Frequently) Position requires this activity from 33% – 66% of the time (2.5 – 5.5+ hrs/day)
C (Constantly) Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)
Physical Demand   Lift/Carry  
Stand F 10 lbs or less F
Walk F 11-20 lbs F
Sit F 21-50 lbs O
Manually Manipulate F 51-100 lbs N
Grasp F Over 100 lbs N
Reach Outward O
Reach Above Shoulder N Push/Pull
Speak C 12 lbs or less F
Climb N 13-25 lbs F
Crawl N 26-40 lbs N
Squat or Kneel O 41-100 lbs N
Bend O


Vision (Near, Color)


Speaking clearly



Telecommuting, or Med Communications, Inc. locations in Memphis, TN, or Geneva Switzerland, or at Client site.


The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee’s ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the company may deem appropriate.


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