Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC) is recruiting a Pharmacovigilance Education Specialist

Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC) is recruiting a Pharmacovigilance Education Specialist

21 March, 2022

About the job

Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC) is recruiting a Pharmacovigilance Education Specialist to join our highly motivated and experienced Education and Training team in their aim to strengthen pharmacovigilance systems globally. This is a full-time position based in the heart of Uppsala, Sweden, and may be filled before the close of applications, so please apply as soon as possible!

Your role

As a Pharmacovigilance Education Specialist, you will participate in/be responsible for planning, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of courses in pharmacovigilance that UMC offers to the global community. To support the safer use of medicine globally, training is offered to staff at national pharmacovigilance centers within the Programme for International Drug Monitoring (PIDM) but also to the public sector. The role therefore includes collaboration with internal and external experts when developing e-learning and face-to-face courses. Additional responsibilities may arise, as we are currently in an exciting phase of digitalization and growth.

Key responsibilities:

  • Plan, coordinate, and participate in the development of training activities in collaboration with colleagues and external experts
  • Develop and create new courses in response to needs expressed by the users and the WHO, or other stakeholders
  • In collaboration with colleagues, ensure that the learning objectives are aligned with UMCs education strategy, overall goals and other learning paths
  • Act as a trainer, and lead courses (e-learning, face-to-face etc.) and other training activities
  • Participate in the follow up and evaluation of new courses, based on scientific methodologies, to improve what we offer
  • Give internal and external presentations
  • Other tasks related to education/training

Skills & Requirements

The successful candidate has a university/college Bachelor or Master’s degree in life science, medicine, pharmacy, engineering, or similar. Knowledge in pharmacovigilance, experience of project management, and pedagogical skills are also required. It is an advantage if you have experience of teaching or developing training, especially e-learning or remote learning. You are fluent in written and spoken English, and it would be beneficial if you have other language skills, e.g. French or Russian.

You are someone who enjoys working in close collaboration both within your own team as well as with colleagues elsewhere in the organization. The role also requires a high degree of independent work. You also have an aptitude for development and innovation. To be successful in the role you will need to cope well with changes in internal or external demands with a flexible mindset. You are self-driven and result-oriented with excellent communication skills both written and orally with a clear focus on quality. Other desirable attributes include being responsible, analytical, organized, and solution-oriented.

About the company

Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC) is a centre for international service and scientific research in the field of pharmacovigilance. We are the WHO Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring, and manage the technical and operational aspects of the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring since 1978.

As an independent, non-profit foundation, we support the World Health Organization, regulatory authorities, and other stakeholders who share our vision of advancing medicines safety. Through research and development of new scientific methods, we explore the benefits and harms of medicines for patients, and offer products and services used by health authorities and the pharmaceutical industry worldwide.

UMC follows the collective agreements between the Swedish Agency for Government Employers and Saco-S and ST. Union representatives are Malin Zaar (Saco-S) and Jessica Avasol (ST), +46 (0)18-65 60 60.

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