Director, Medical Safety - Medical Safety Pharmacovigilance

Open for hire at one of the following locations –  Cambridge Erie Street, Gaithersburg, London, Mainz Goldgrube. - Job ID: 5187 


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Director, Medical Safety - Medical Safety Pharmacovigilance 


The Director of Medical Safety MSPv serves as the scientist lead, in partnership with the Medical Safety Physician and Safety Strategy Lead, for multiple and/or complex strategically important developmental programs within the oncology and/or infectious disease space.  This role is highly visible in the MSPv and the Global Development Organization and requires working collaboratively as a member of a flexible matrix team to ensure the safety of patients using BioNTech medicinal products. 


This is an exciting time to assume a strategic role in MSPv and help translate science into survival by shaping the culture of patient safety for the wider BioNTech organization.  




  • Leads the safety surveillance strategy and the presentation of sophisticated safety topics at cross-functional teams and internal governance committees 

  • Participates in safety management teams for assigned products 

  • Provides strategic input and authors periodic safety reports and regulatory health authority (HA) submissions & responses 

  • Partners with the Senior Medical Safety Physician /on the safety strategy for regulatory submissions of new products, formulations, or indications (NDA/BLA, MAA) 

  • Participates in due diligence activities, negotiating the PV agreements and safety components of contracts with vendors 

  • Leads alliance collaboration efforts and represents MSPv at external committees 

  • Ensures activities are performed in compliance with applicable law, global and local regulations, and in accordance with internal and external quality standards 

  • Provides training and mentorship to other MSPv Scientists and entry level safety physicians 

  • Requires 10-15% travel 




  • Bachelor's degree in science/pharmacy/nursing or related health field; Advanced/graduate degree (MS, MPH, PhD, MD, PharmD) preferred 

  • Extensive drug safety/pharmacovigilance experience within the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry that includes development of innovative drugs, preferably in immuno-oncology/ inflammation therapeutic area(s)  

  • 3+ years of medical safety leadership experience, inclusive of establishing program-level safety strategy, proactive signal detection & evaluation, risk identification & mitigation planning for early and/or late-stage clinical assets, preparation & authoring of periodic safety reports, Risk Management Plans, health authority responses, and supporting NDA/BLA/MAA submissions 

  • Has achieved demonstrable results in a matrix organization and in a multidisciplinary team, experience in implementing GCP standards in clinical trials, in particular safety reporting in compliance with global and local regulations 


Benefits for you

BioNTech is committed to the wellbeing of our team members and offers a variety of benefits in support of our diverse employee base. We offer competitive remuneration packages which is determined by the specific role, location of employment and also the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

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This vacancy is to be hired at one of the following locations – Cambridge Erie Street, Gaithersburg, London, Mainz GoldgrubeApply now for your preferred job and location through our careers site.

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