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Drug Safety Associate

Duchesnay Inc., located in Blainville, Quebec, in the Lower Laurentians, is a specialty pharmaceutical company with a long-standing commitment to women’s health. Until recently, the company focused on filling the void in terms of scientific research and education and on developing pharmacological solutions that are safe and effective for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Today, Duchesnay has broadened its portfolio of products to offer safe and effective therapeutic options that meet the health and quality of life needs of women and their family members at different stages of their lives.Duchesnay offers its employees state-of-the-art facilities and a stimulating and safe work environment.

Medunik Canada, a Duchesnay’s sister company also located in Blainville, is a specialized pharmaceutical company whose mission is to improve the health and quality of life of Canadian with rare diseases. To this end, the company works at commercializing orphan therapies currently not available in Canada. Visit our web site: www.medunikcanada.com

Role and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible to:

  • Provide safety information to healthcare professionals, consumers and medical sales representatives that are relevant, accurate, thorough, referenced and clear in an appropriate format (verbal and written) according to the approved product labelling and internal procedures
  • Respond to requests for information on adverse drug reactions (ADR) post-marketing and in the clinical setting
  • Process case reports according to the internal established procedure and to the federal drug safety regulations
  • Enter all requests for drug safety information in the computerized database system and generate reports as needed
  • Ensure that Duchesnay is compliant with drug safety regulations in the transmission of cases and periodic safety reports to the required health authorities in order to support our post-marketing drug safety program
  • Liaise with external study centers and clinics regarding safety reports and product surveillance programs
  • Provide support for health authority safety inspections
  • Conduct literature searches and content analyses, as needed
  • Assist in drafting product labelling (Product Monograph, Health Professional Information, Prescribing Information, Package Insert) for regulatory submissions


 Key Skills:

  • Demonstrates technical and scientific skills in the research and interpretation of scientific data
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Sense of organization
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Detail oriented



  • Bachelor of Science Degree (Health Science accreditation preferred)
  • Minimum 3 years of previous drug safety experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Ability to use a computerized database 
  • Proficient Microsoft Office and internet skills
  • Bilingualism (English/French)

We offer a competitive salary and a full range of fringe benefits. This is a permanent position and available immediatly.

If you are interested and have the required qualifications, please submit your resume by January 16, 2019 by e-mail: cv@duchesnay.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only selected candidates will be contacted.

Duchesnay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.