Global Safety Lead (m/f/d)

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Research & Development
Job ID:  40462


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:

  • Acting as a Global Safety Lead for assigned products (drug candidates from first-in-men to phase 3 clinical trials as well as authorized medicinal products)
  • Acting as a drug safety product responsible person (HQ function) and maintain a profound and up-to-date knowledge of assigned products in particular in terms of signaling, risk management, benefit/risk balance, and disease understanding;
    • Developing and overseeing the execution of product specific safety strategies
    • Writing and/or reviewing periodic safety reports (PSURs, PBRERs, DSURs, ASRs)
    • Creating and maintaining risk management plans and oversee the implementation of additional risk management activities
    • Chairing cross-functional Benefit-Risk Teams
  • Leading Global Drug Safety internal process and/or product sub-teams, interact and communicate proactively with Grünenthal in- and external stakeholders, and understand the strategic goals linked to assigned products/projects also as part of the overall corporate strategy


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 professional experience in pharmacovigilance
  • Profound medical and scientific understanding in assessing safety data
  • Strong interest in and knowledge of current pharmacovigilance environment, regulations, and processes
  • Willingness to take responsibility and to proactively contribute to a high-performing, multi-national team
  • Very good knowledge of English language (both spoken and in writing)
  • Good project management skills
  • Good medical writing skills
  • Knowledge of German and/or Spanish language would be a plus


"Broad medico-scientific knowledge is the foundation of our daily work, and we always put patient safety in the center of our activities."

Oliver Galm, 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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