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Senior Specialist Patient Safety (part time)

Location Budapest, Budapest, Hungary Job ID R-199875 Date posted 05/06/2024

Senior Specialist Patient Safety (part time)

Location: Budapest, Hungary

Introduction to role:

Join AstraZeneca, a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. We are now looking for a Senior Specialist Patient Safety that will act as the deputy PV contact person for Hungary and manage or coordinate the pharmacovigilance activities in the country. You will report into the Patient Safety Cluster Lead and be part of the Global Patient Safety Organisation.


You will manage pharmacovigilance tasks for the AZ product portfolio in the country in alignment with applicable regulations and AstraZeneca Standard Operational Procedures.

You will act as the contact person for Pharmacovigilance towards the local health authorities, coordinate and maintain oversight of PS activities done by vendors for the country, and represent Safety on cross-functional teams and steering committees related to the country.

You will also participate in the preparation and local implementation of EU Risk Management Plans and local RMPs, participate in inspections and audits, review Market Research activities and Patient Support programs, contribute to the setting up of Safety Agreements with collaborative partners, provide PV awareness training to internal employees and vendors, ensure a local Business Continuity Process (BCP) for Patient Safety is in place and tested at least annually, and ensure that all local information relating to pharmacovigilance activities is reflected accurately in the Pharmacovigilance System Master File (PSMF).

Crucial Skills/Experience:

  • Experience in Bio/pharmaceutical industry within the Pharmacovigilance space.
  • University degree in pharmacy, life sciences or related discipline OR statutory qualifications required within local country.
  • Proven ability to work independently and in project settings to deliver objectives.
  • Able to lead trouble shooting activities to resolve existing problems, make complicated judgements and anticipate future developments.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills.
  • Proficiency in Hungarian and English.

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to encourage life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca, we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science, challenge convention and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. To embrace differences and take bold actions to drive the change needed to meet global healthcare and sustainability challenges. There is no better place to make a difference in medicine, patients, and society. An inclusive culture where you will connect different thinking to generate new and valuable opportunities. Where you will find a dedication to lifelong learning, growth and development for all.

Join a place built on innovation and creativity developing the next generation of therapeutics. Be part of an environment where questioning minds never settle until new insights are uncovered that challenge convention. Acting with urgency, you’ll be empowered to take smart risks to push the boundaries. Committed to making the right choices to win, spotting opportunities and developing our resilience to solve complex challenges.

Ready to make a difference? Apply now and join our mission to save lives!

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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