Drug Safety Associate Apprenticeships

Drug Safety Associate Apprenticeship opportunities with local companies

Are you a military veteran, student, mother returning to the workforce or an individual coming off disability?  We may have an opportunity for you to develop or enhance your career.

The Drug Safety Associate program is an 18-24 month apprenticeship designed to train for a career as a drug safety associate within the scientific products industry this includes practical, on site instruction at a host company in areas such as support to drug safety management and medical monitoring activities, compliance with relevant regulations and standard operating procedures and triage of incoming reports for completeness, legibility and validity. Complementary topics such as introduction to good clinical practices, safety and adverse event reporting, investigator, sponsor, monitor roles and responsibilities, industry regulatory guidances and a recognized industry certification.

Our apprentice program provides on the job training.

Earn while you learn in these areas:

  • Drug Safety Associate
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Labeling for FDA regulated industry

Each apprenticeship opportunity includes a certification upon completion.

This 18-24 Month apprenticeship includes the goal of becoming an employee upon completion of program.  The Drug Safety Associate will provide technical and process-related support to drug safety management (clinical trial and post-marketed) and medical monitoring activities, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Triage of incoming reports for completeness, legibility and validity.


Drug Safety Associate Apprentice Responsibilities

  • Initial data entry of case reports into safety database/tracking system
  • Data mining/extrapolation, source data examination and cleaning
  • Assessment of case reports for seriousness, causality and expectedness
  • Adverse event (AE) and drug coding
  • Requesting follow-up i.e. written, telephone
  • Perform query resolution and initiate direct contact/follow-up with sites for additional information
  • Create and maintain project specific working files, case report files and project central files
  • Writing case narratives; medical and technical writing for clinical study reports and annual reports
  • Inform Medical Project Managers and Regional Head of PV Operations of potential change-in scope of projects
  • Work with Medical Directors/Safety Physicians, as needed, with medical monitoring activities
  • Assist with additional Drug Safety activities as required

Included Instruction

  • Introduction to GCP
  • FDA and Institutional Review Board (IRB)/Independent Ethics Committee (IRB/IEC)
  • Investigator Role/Responsibilities
  • Sponsor’s Responsibilities
  • Monitor’s Responsibilities
  • Safety & Adverse Event Reporting
  • Clinical Trial Protocol and Amendments
  • Investigator Brochure
  • Essential Documents
  • Additional Draft FDA Guidelines
  • Other Useful Documents


If you are interested in a career in Drug Safety then read more about the Drug Safety Associate position, contact a talent manager or visit the Hot Jobs Section for all positions.


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