Local Specialist Safety Officer – Hungary

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Job description

Created in 2014, Excelya is a people-centered Contract Research Organization (CRO) that excels with care.

We offer a personal and authentic experience within a young, ambitious health company on the path to becoming the clinical research leader in Europe thanks to our 800 Excelyates. Our unique one-stop provider service model – leveraging full-service, functional service provider and consulting – allows our Excelyates to evolve through a diverse array of projects. In collaboration with preeminent experts, Excelya advances scientific, managerial and human knowledge to improve the patient journey.

For our team members, excelling with care means benefitting from a stimulating professional environment that encourages personal, intellectual, and operational participation so that together we can be the best in our field. We commit to giving each Excelyate the means to express their natural talents, develop their full potential and invest their unique selves in our unique project.

To learn more about us, visit www.excelya.com.

Exceya is looking to collaborate with a Freelancer or Permanent Employee Local Specialist Safety Officer (Pharmacovigilance), part-time (0.4-0.6 FTE, approximately 70 hours per month), based in Hungary. The position is full remote. Excellent knowledge of English and local language are required for this role.

The role:

The Local Specialist Safety Officer is Accountable for ensuring Pharmacovigilance systems, operations and procedures are in place within the local organization for all territories assigned to the Affiliate. They are the primary contact for pharmacovigilance at the Affiliate and the nominated contact person for pharmacovigilance (“Local QPPV” equivalent) as notified to the local Health Authorities. They are also responsible for Medical Information at the affiliate.


  • Serves as the local PV contact for the authorities, is accountable for PV inspections and is nominated as local Responsible Person for Pharmacovigilance (RPP/QPPV) for the CHC products where applicable per national regulations. Designate a back-up who replaces him/her when he/she is out of the office.
  • Is recognized as the key leader for all PV related activities at country level, including but not limited to case management, local safety surveillance, signal detection, risk management and risk mitigation activities, patient support programs market research programs for PV aspects.
  • Ensures that local PV activities in the assigned country are performed in compliance with the Global PV policies, as well as global, regional and local PV regulations to warrant safe and appropriate use of CHC products on the market in the assigned country.
  • Establishes and maintain robust and efficient local PV systems in the designated country by ensuring the availability and implementation of proper systems/procedures tools and training. Support the QPPV in overseeing the PV activities in the country.
  • Support the CHC Head of Safety with regards to local budget planning and management.
  • Builds close and robust relations/collaboration with the in-country partner functions, including but not limited to Medical, Regulatory, Quality, Commercial, Legal, and Country Manager.
  • Act as Deputy CSH for a partner country.

Education – Work experience

  • At least 3 years of experience in pharmacovigilance/clinical development, pharmacovigilance systems and safety related product management.
  • Appropriate experience with Regulatory Agency interactions.
  • Medical Doctor, Pharmacist, Pharm D, Veterinary Doctor, Health Sciences PhD, MPh or Master Degree will be a plus.
  • Knowledge of national PV regulations and international regulations regarding safety requirements as well as industry standards.
  • Pragmatic, solution oriented mindset, problem-solving, prioritize, take initiative and meet challenges.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English and local language are required.



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