Working in Drug Safety is all about pharmacovigilance, which is the science relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse events or drug side effects.
The drug safety department closely monitors each drug throughout its life cycle, from the moment it enters clinical studies, all the way to surveillance of its impact in the marketplace.
The roles include the Safety Officer, who is usually a Life Science graduate and who will work with the entry of the data to the Global Safety Database and be responsible for the crucial submission of the case reports to the Regulatory Authorities, to the Senior Safety Officers and Managers, responsible for coordination of the team activities and more complex scientific assessments of the collective safety data.
The Drug Safety Physician will usually have a broad background of Medical Practice or Pharmaceutical Medicine and makes the assessment of the case ‘causality’, assigns the coding for the event and decides what ‘follow-up’ questions need to be answered.
Working on projects in a smaller company, empowers me to learn and ultimately manage every aspect of the project.
I’ve worked for four different Japanese Pharma companies and working for MTPE is definitely the best as you are asked to ‘make it happen’.
Extra working time taken as 1/2 day flexi off is very valuable and gives me the flexibility we all need.
Even from the first interview, it was clear that MTPE encourages the continuation of professional development, education and revalidation activities – Pharmaceutical Physician Trainee ST5.
The company takes a scientific and evidence driven approach to drug development – this is a major attraction for me.
It’s fabulous to be able to combine working in a global pharmaceutical company in the heart of a city, furthermore, in the City of London. There are not many chances to do this!
I used to drive 1 hour each way to my previous office via the M4 and M25. However, having the MTPE office in the city makes my commute a lot easier and allows for a healthier lifestyle.
Good, competitive salary and benefits package.
I have not previously worked within a Japanese pharmaceutical company and I really enjoy it.
As a Pharmaceutical Physician in training with the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, MTPE offers an ideal environment for any physician regardless of training stage. There is ample opportunity to be involved in a variety of projects which provides significant scope for accomplishing the required learning outcomes while providing a broad breadth of experience.
You will be given a breadth and vision of what is expected of you and encouraged to utilise your expertise to the full.
The responsibility and broad range of roles available for the small sized growing companies has enhanced my capability and ability as a business person.
Excellent office location, close to Brick Lane, Shoreditch and Spitalfield Market if you want to get a ‘taste’ of east London or just enjoy east end culture.
Certainly the job is exciting, but it is the wide role and open-remit of the job that is the invigorating element.
Flexitime means suddenly 10 or more minutes later does not matter that much, and if your tube or train refuses to cooperate with your travel, you are still on time in the office.
Being a mid-sized set-up within Europe, my first experience within Pharma has allowed me to use all my strengths as a Project Manager and Manager, whilst getting involved in the early stages of Drug Development. This is a unique opportunity which I am very lucky to have had thanks to MTPE.
I’m impressed by the full suite of employee benefits, you hopefully won’t ever have to use them all but at least they are there in case you do.
MTPE’s approach to resolving challenges is different to that of all other of the nine Pharmaceutical companies I’ve worked at.
Although MTPE’s business size is still small in Europe, it has great potential to grow as a subsidiary of one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in Japan which is also a major affiliate of one of the world’s biggest chemical companies. This motivates me to work here in MTPE.
I have now been at MTPE for almost 5 years after working internationally – The attractions are for me : its small size and the opportunity to be involved in local project teams including a broad variety of functions, backgrounds and nationalities.
Good collaboration with our Japan based HQ colleagues.
I feel that MTPE is an excellent place to work, in a great location, with exciting projects and with the truly global experience that only comes with working for a Company of Japanese origin.
The flexi time system has ensured I can meet both my work and personal priorities – it makes my weekly juggling act easier.
Very nice, friendly and extremely professional people from nearly 30 nationalities – this is what I consider a truly international working environment.