Senior Patient Safety Associate

Posted 27 Nov 2019

South East England - all, South East England - United Kingdom

Req Id 200733


A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our around 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.

Your Role: The Senior Local Patient Safety Associate (SLPSA) is directly accountable for performing all pharmacovigilance (PV) tasks allocated to the Local Patient Safety organization under the supervision of the Local Patient Safety Officer (LPSO) in a given country/territory. The Senior LPSA supports, contributes and proactively maintains the local PV System in accordance with legal requirements, corporate standards and best practice within the pharmaceutical industry. Contributes to all local safety aspects of clinical development programs, observational studies and Patient Data Collection Systems sponsored by the company; performs active pharmacovigilance and product surveillance at local level in close collaboration with Global Patient Safety, to ensure up to date benefit-risk profiles of all products marketed by the affiliates.


Who you are:

  • A life sciences education (Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Biomedical Sciences)
  • Sound knowledge of GVP, GCP
  • Inclusive and dynamic team player
  • Excellent planning, organisational and prioritisation skills twinned with a positive mindset


To all recruitment agencies/suppliers: we are lucky enough to receive fantastic applications and have an in house recruitment team. Therefore unless you are formally requested by a member of the in house recruitment team to support us and then given access to our portal you are not engaged to work with Merck. Please do not contact hiring managers directly or send speculative profiles or CVs – we will not accept these as an introduction and you will not be paid any fee or considered for our preferred supplier list.

What we offer:  With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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