Senior Specialist, Global Pharmacovigilance- Training

Date: May 17, 2019

Location: Madison, NJ, US

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Requisition ID: DRU000928

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world’s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we’re doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck’s leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases. 

  • Establish and maintain an effective and in–depth  pharmacovigilance (PV) training program for national and regional affiliates.  
  • Deliver face-to-face training for national and regional PV teams worldwide for existing regulations/policies and procedures.
  • Create recorded instructor-lead training.
  •  Designing and develop training materials.
  • Track training and training records.
  • Perform project management and logistics for face-to-face training meetings.
  • Participate in internal audits and external inspections in terms of document requests or questions regarding training

  • Assist with other Global PV Quality tasks as needed (such as procedure management, audit/inspection preparation, compliance reports, etc.)



Education Minimum Requirement:  
  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

Required Experience and Skills:
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in the pharmaceutical or related industry. 
  • Knowledge of pharmacovigilance and associated quality management systems.
  • Knowledge of major pharmacovigilance regulations and procedures ( e.g., EMA, FDA,(V) ICH).
  • Familiarity with global safety database. 
  • Familiarity with learning management systems. 
  • Well-developed presentation skills, proficiency in PPT.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to gain the cooperation and support of others; ability to lead by example and foster collaborative relationships.
Preferred Experience and Skills:
  •  Experience developing/facilitating/delivering learning solutions.
  • Experience in assessing competency gaps and identifying what people need to learn for successful individual and organizational performance. 
  • Project management experience.

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 


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