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Senior Device Vigilance Manager, Global Pharmacovigilance

Driven by research and a passion for science Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of innovative treatments that make a real difference in people’s lives all over the world. Active in the areas of reproductive health, urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and orthopedics, we develop medicine on the body's own terms. We believe in the power of people and research - and go where ideas and research take us. 

Do you thrive in an international environment of great change where you can influence the surroundings? Do you like to work both with post-marketing and clinical trial activities? And do you like having to work very independently within devices in a pharmaceutical company? 

We are looking for a permanent, experienced Senior Device Vigilance Manager with good drive and positive energy to fill the newly established position. 


In Global Pharmacovigilance we are more than 40 international employees responsible for the surveillance of Ferring’s medicinal products and medical devices. We are organized in two staff functions and three teams. In the Urology, Endocrinology & Devices team we are currently 11 employees working as Pharmacovigilance Managers and Pharmacovigilance Physicians and furthermore one student – all working in dedicated project/product teams. The work in our department is carried out in the mindset of the Ferring Philosophy; trust, integrity, commitment and openness.  


As Senior Device Vigilance Manager you will play an important role in leading device safety for a growing area of Ferring’s device portfolio working as an integrated member of a highly motivated and dedicated team collaborating with clinical development, regulatory affairs, affiliates and partners for assigned medical devices/projects.  

Your essential tasks include case processing, post-marketing surveillance, post-marketing reports and safety handling in clinical trials in collaboration with a Pharmacovigilance Physician. In addition, you will participate in cross functional projects of further development of our processes within medical devices which is still a new area to Ferring. 


As a person you are highly motivated, self-driven and able to work in teams. You are flexible, supportive, detail- and action-oriented and keen on working in an international, multi-cultural corporate environment. Good communication skills and fluency in English is essential. Finally, you thrive in a feedback culture. 

The preferred candidate has a scientific degree e.g. M Sc Pharm., M Sc Human Biology and with at least 5 years of experience from the medical device industry; experience in vigilance is expected, and experience from regulatory or clinical development will also be relevant. Seniority will be assessed based on the candidate’s qualifications. 


Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting Pernille Hjarnaa, Director, Global Pharmacovigilance via email Your application and CV in English should be sent as soon as possible but no later than 11 December 2016, as we will be reviewing incoming applications on an on-going basis. 

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Senior Device Vigilance Manager

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Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a growing organisation offering employees opportunities for personal development within an international environment. Working across teams, with different cultures, on different continents is not uncommon. Employees are encouraged and welcomed to bring forth new ideas, discuss concerns and share feedback with colleagues and management. It is this freedom and respect shown to all employees that makes Ferring an attractive place to work.
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