Job Title: Safety Evaluator
Location: Silver Spring MD
Contact: S. Christopher Jones, Director Division of Pharmacovigilance II (Steven.Jones@fda.hhs.gov)
The US Food and Drug Administration's Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology-Division of Pharmacovigilance (DPV) is recruiting for a pharmacist for the position of Safety Evaluator at our beautiful campus in Silver Spring, MD. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team of Safety Evaluators and Physicians responsible for the surveillance of adverse events associated with drugs and biologics which are regulated by FDA. Safety Evaluators review, evaluate, interpret, analyze, and abstract pertinent information from adverse drug reaction reports in the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS). This evaluation requires the utilization of the incumbent’s medical-scientific judgment in determining the adequacy of clinical documentation, the severity of the adverse reaction, and the possible causal relationship between specific therapeutic agents and the adverse reaction. Safety Evaluators are members of drug safety teams that identify emerging signals from marketed products, conduct an evaluation of the available data and write scientific reviews to summarize the evidence. We currently have an opportunity on our anti-infective drug product pharmacovigilance team.
At FDA/DPV, you can make a difference in protecting the health of the American people. FDA serves as the consumer watchdog of America’s healthcare system by making sure that safe and effective drugs are available to improve the health of consumers and that prescription and over-the-counter drugs, both brand and generic, work correctly and that the health benefits outweigh known risks.PharmD, current licensure in any US state, and completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 residency are required credentials. Preference is given to those candidates with completion of PGY2 training in infectious disease, completion of a Master of Public Health degree, or evidence of scholarship.