Associate Director, Global PV Operations, Oncology - Job ID: 1405

Ascendis Pharma

Ascendis Pharma

Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024

The Associate Director Global PV Operations reports directly to the Sr Director, Medical Safety Science-Oncology. Under the direction of the Sr Director, Medical Safety Science-Oncology, is responsible for all assigned Drug Safety PV Operations related activities for Oncology molecules in the Ascendis portfolio. This individual has accountability for the assigned PV Operations activities for Ascendis Oncology.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support Oncology Study Management Teams (SMTs) as an active member representing PV Operations team.
    • Participate in the conduct of Sponsored and Investigator Initiated Trials for Ascendis Oncology products
    • Responsible for the review of Oncology study documents including but not limited to Study Protocol, Safety Management Plan (SMPs), Data Management Plan etc.
    • Support SAE Reconciliation activities for assigned studies as applicable
    • Responsible for study classification (i.e. interventional studies, noninterventional studies, Post Approval Safety Studies (PASS) etc.)
  • Oversees the PV vendors/service providers for Oncology to ensure that they fulfill their accountabilities and responsibilities, which includes, but is not limited to:
    • Responsible for assigned PV activities/projects and working collaboratively with other teams within Ascendis.
    • Act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) with regards to processing of Individual Case Safety Reports (ICSRs) and provide strategic input on case processing activities for Ascendis products.
    • Ensures that adverse events from spontaneous cases, solicited cases and from studies and programs involving Ascendis products be collected, reported, and handled in accordance with global/local regulatory requirements and company policies
    • Responsible for operational activities of ICSRs processed by PV Vendor and provide feedback and guidance as applicable
    • Responsible for identifying and developing training documents (i.e., SOPs) for the targeted audience (as needed)
    • Functions as a PV advisor to Ascendis Clinical Development Organizations, Medical Affairs, Commercial Organizations and PV staff
    • Ensures processes are adhered to that support on-time and appropriate ICSR submissions
    • Supports the preparation of expedited and aggregate safety reports (e.g., 15-day Alert Report, SUSAR, PSUR, US PADER, Annual Safety Report, DSUR, IND Annual Report, etc.)
    • Provides pharmacovigilance expertise to Ascendis or CRO/Vendor staff when needed
  • Pharmacovigilance related responsibilities over GVP, Patient Support Programs (PSPs) and other Service Providers (SPs) vendors. These activities include, but is not limited to:
    • Ensuring SP/vendor oversight under the guidance of Sr Director, Medical Safety Science-Oncology by contributing to the Vendor Quality Agreements
    • Accountable for maintaining oversight over Source data quality check [SDQC] activities and/ or Case Transmission Verification (CTV) activities and ensure tracking and timely completion
    • Raises or increase awareness, knowledge and understanding of pharmacovigilance requirements by conducting education/training sessions with functional partners / vendors as required.
    • Monitoring GVP and PSP SPs to identify areas of risk and develop strategy and action plans to ensure compliance
    • Overseeing and supporting implementation of CAPAs as necessary
    • Work Closely with Ascendis GCP/PV Compliance team and Commercial organization as required to ensure oversight of GVP and PSP SPs
  • Additional activities may include but is not limited to:
    • Through coordination with Ascendis GCP and PV Compliance team will provide appropriate representation during PV related regulatory inspections or internal quality assurance/corporate compliance audits
    • Work collaboratively with Medical Safety Science Director-Oncology for assigned activities
    • Is responsible for any assigned US applicable Risk Management Plan
    • Implementation Coordination activities and associated tracking as necessary
    • Maintain selected oversight of activities within the scope of Ascendis Oncology PV group under the direction of Sr Director, Medical Safety Science-Oncology (example: Local PV agreements, CRMs, Digital Media etc.)
    • Participate in relevant crisis management activities within the scope of Ascendis PV Oncology group

Competencies Identified for Success:

    • Works effectively, independently, and collaboratively
    • Strong organizational skills, detail oriented and adapts in a dynamic, fast paced environment
    • Demonstrates ownership, initiative, and accountability
    • Ability to interact as an effective team player encouraging collaboration in a multifunctional and multidisciplinary team setting
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with credibility and confidence
    • Sound strategic evaluation, analysis, and decision-making skills as demonstrated in effective strategy formulation, tactics, and action plans to achieve results
    • Displays a high level of commitment
    • Estimated compensation $180-205K/year