With over 120 years of experience and more than 17,000 employees in over 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo is dedicated to discovering, developing, and delivering new standards of care that enrich the quality of life around the world.

In Europe, we focus on two areas: The goal of our Specialty Business is to protect people from cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in Europe, and help patients who suffer from it to enjoy every precious moment of life. In Oncology, we strive to become a global pharma innovator with competitive advantage, creating novel therapies for people with cancer.

Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany, and we have affiliates in 13 European countries and Canada.

For our Headquarters in Munich we are looking for a

Safety Physician (m/f/x) – Director ADC

The position:
The Director, Clinical Safety, will be a product safety lead or part of a product safety team, and be responsible for overall product safety strategy or specific areas of safety surveillance and risk management, and provide safety leadership including but not limited to clinical studies, post-marketing surveillance, signal detection and management, important safety topics, and regulatory submissions. This individual will ensure proactive safety monitoring and risk management through the Safety Management Team framework. This individual will use strong leadership and communication skills to ensure effective collaboration across development functions and sites. The individual assuming this role may function as a key member of the Global Product Team in collaboration with Clinical Development, Regulatory, Project Management, Biostatistics, Pharmacology, and other departments to strategically manage benefit-risk throughout the lifecycle of the drug. Specific responsibilities will vary depending on the stage of development of assigned projects (i.e., Phase I through commercialization).

  • Depending on the status of development of the compound, lead and medical-scientifically direct a team of junior physicians and scientists responsible for a compound/product safety, including project-specific training and coaching of team members and review of team output cross-functionally.
  • Effectively represent the CSPV on the Global Product Team or specific sub-teams such as clinical study team and submission team, providing the safety leadership and serving as the primary point of contact.
  • Review and analyze data from clinical trials, post-marketing and other relevant sources for the prompt identification of safety signals. Review and evaluate serious adverse event reports from clinical trials or post-marketing for completeness, accuracy, expectedness and relatedness.
  • Lead internal and external (especially regulatory, but also expert advisory) interactions to ensure quality outcomes in the risk evaluation and management of assigned projects/products.
  • Define and implement strategies and action plans for identifying and managing risks throughout the product life cycle.
  • Effectively coordinate and manage available resources in developing and delivering high-quality safety evaluation related documents/deliverables on time.
  • Coordinate and participate actively in safety-related regulatory interactions (e.g., regulatory meetings, post-approval commitments)..
  • Works with CSPV senior management to create and align processes that address global CSPV objectives.

  • Prerequisite for this position is a successfully completed education as a physician, as well as an approbation as physician.
  • Professional experience of at least four years in a similar position in the pharmaceutical industry, regulatory agency or academia, with exposure to drug development, clinical pharmacology, and/or epidemiology required
  • Oncology product experience is preferred
  • Work experience with global teams (e.g. US, Japan) is preferred
  • Experience managing people preferred
  • Fluent English in written and spoken

We are looking for a flexible, stress-resistant team player who can work reliably also under time pressure. Your thinking is analytical and structured; your work style shows a high level of responsibility and quality consciousness. If you in addition like to work in a multi-cultural and international cooperation, then you are the right person for us.

  • Excellent Benefits
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Growth and Development
  • Health and Wellbeing Support