Global Safety Scientist (m/f/d)

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Research & Development
Job ID:  40461


If you’re passionate about changing lives for the better, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. In Research & Development, we’re continuously exploring innovative new treatment options to make a stronger, more positive impact on the lives of the patients we serve. You’ll work with talented colleagues in a state-of-the-art Research & Development environment, developing innovative medicines that change the live of patients for the better and help us make progress towards our vision of a world free of pain. Join us today, and discover the difference you can make.


What the job looks like

Each day you'll enjoy a variety of challenges, such as:

  • Characterizing, establishing and re-stating the benefit-risk balance of assigned medicinal products
  • Signal management activities incl. signal detection, validation, and evaluation
  • Authoring periodic safety reports (DSURs, PSURs, PBRERs, etc.)
  • Risk management activities incl. maintenance of risk management plans, monitoring of risk minimization activities incl. effectiveness measurements
  • Be responsible for the safety input for assigned sub-projects (e.g. safety process subteams, label update activities, safety publications, due diligence projects) incl. interaction with other departments within Grünenthal HQ, Grünenthal local subsidiaries, and external stakeholders.


What you'll bring to the table
To make the most of this role and truly thrive, you should have:

  • A scientific university degree in human medicine or pharmacy, with a doctoral degree
  • Preferably working experience in pharmacovigilance and/or medical writing
  • Profound medical and scientific understanding for assessing safety data
  • In depth interest in pharmacovigilance
  • Project management skills would be a plus
  • Very good knowledge of English language (both spoken and in writing); knowledge of German and/or Spanish would be a plus
  • Willingness to take responsibility and to proactively contribute to a high-performing, international team


"Join our international, high-performing Safety & Benefit Risk team and become proud to work on our mission for a world free of pain!"

Arne Wolfgang Sprünken, the Hiring Manager


About Grünenthal

Grünenthal is a global leader in pain management and related diseases. As a science-based, privately-owned pharmaceutical company, we have a long track record of bringing innovative treatments and state-of-the-art technologies to patients worldwide. Our purpose is to change lives for the better – and innovation is our passion. We are focussing all of our activities and efforts on working towards our vision of a world free of pain.

Grünenthal is headquartered in Aachen, Germany, and has affiliates in 29 countries across Europe, Latin America and the US. Our products are available in more than 100 countries. In 2020, Grünenthal employed around 4,500 people and achieved sales of € 1.3 bn.

Your HR contact: 
Angelika Will

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