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Local Safety Officer


Field Based, Field Based, Switzerland

Job Function:  Drug Safety & Pharmacovigilance
Job ID:  71079

Help us transform patients' lives.

At UCB, we put our heart, soul, and skills into making a difference for people living with severe disease. Working together to push the boundaries, we blend the best of our talents to unlock innovation.  Will you join us in our pioneering adventure?

To strengthen our Patient Safety Department, based in Bulle, Switzerland, we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of: Local Safety Officer.

As a Local Safety Officer, you will be part of the Patient Safety team in charge of the respect of the pharmacovigilance systems to sustain public health and maintain compliance. Your proven expertise in a similar position on the Swiss market makes you a key player to support our activities.

You like to work in an environment where you can:

  • Have the exciting challenge, to be the UCB representative for pharmacovigilance in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
  • Be part of an ambitious and strong local pharmacovigilance team covering the DACH region.
  • Collaborate with both local and global teams to ensure the safe use of UCB’s products for our patients.


You will contribute by:

  • Overseeing the Pharmacovigilance system in the Swiss Affiliate.
  • Maintaining thorough knowledge of the local pharmacovigilance regulatory requirements and landscape as well as proactively monitoring for emerging regulations and communicate such to corporate teams.
  • Providing input into global/local processes to secure compliance.
  • Working in close collaboration with corporate Safety team to ensure that local obligations are managed and compliance to local authorities is maintained.
  • Performing root cause analysis ensuring timely management of deviations and risk mitigations by defining appropriate CAPAs.
  • Participating in and managing pharmacovigilance audits and inspections.


Interested? For this position you’ll need the following education, experience and skills:

  • Qualified to bachelor’s degree (medical and/or pharmaceutical background is a plus).
  • Proven Pharmacovigilance experience with an in-depth knowledge of associated regulatory requirements in Switzerland.
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and execute multiple tasks within assigned objectives to aim for compliance.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, especially in individual leadership and adaptability.
  • Ability to lead, motivate and influence in matrix organization at the Affiliate.
  • Team working and networking promoter.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, analyze and summarize scientific and medical information.
  • Problem solving, as well as solid foundation for quick and sound decision making based on limited information.
  • Languages: French & English (written and spoken), German is a plus.


Why you should apply

At UCB, we strive to attract passionate and outstanding talents who thrive on change and are ready to bring real value to patients. Working for us you’ll discover a place where you can grow and express your full potential. We place an emphasis on innovation, collaboration and impact. Through meaningful recognition and a motivating work atmosphere, we aim to provide an optimal experience by caring about and valuing our employees – just as we do for the patients we serve.


If you believe you are the perfect match to join us on our pioneering adventure, then we invite you to apply and tell us more about your profile and motivation.


About us.

UCB- Inspired by Patients. Driven by Science. Everything we do starts with a simple question: “How will this create value for people living with severe diseases?” By putting patients at the heart of what we do, our approach – from discovery to development to delivery – is continuously transformed and designed around patient needs and their journey.

With a team of approximately 7,500 employees and operations in more than 40 countries, we are a global biopharmaceutical company investing more than a quarter of our revenue in cutting-edge scientific research. We are focused on addressing chronic, neurological, immunological, and bone diseases.

Curious to know more? Please visit our website www.ucb.com.

UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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