Medical Information & Pharmacovigilance alliance Graduate

We offer an exciting 2-year graduate programme for graduates that are looking to work with us to deliver on our mission to save and improve lives. Our programme will give you the opportunity to collaborate alongside subject matter experts, bring your own ideas and share real responsibility whilst delivering on meaningful projects alongside a passionate, diverse and inclusive workforce.

Who we are…?

We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products. We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With over 70,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of over 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

We are officially certified by the Top Employer Institute and been awarded the exclusive Top Employer United Kingdom Certification for the third year running.

Job Description:

Our Medical Affairs team advances patient care by engaging in scientific exchange with external medical experts and industry leaders ensuring the scientific value of our products is understood. We connect, communicate and train internal employees to ensure a thorough understanding of the science behind the medicine and review further unmet medical needs to support collaboration to further differentiate our portfolio.

Our 24 Month Graduate scheme encompassing two 12-month rotations in Medical Information (London/Remote) and Pharmacovigilance (London/Remote)

Where do you start…?


12 months in Medical Information – based in London/Remote

You will begin your journey within Medical Information, within the Medical Affairs team, where you will be responsible for providing high-quality, non-promotional and unbiased medical and scientific information across a range of therapeutic areas and preparing scientific content for internal and external customers.

Duties & responsibilities

  • Conduct process assurance activities relating to outsource provision of Designated Point of Contact (DPOC) and Medical Information (MI)
  • Generate bespoke responses to address third line enquiries and preparing scientific documentation for internal and external customers
  • Localise Global Scientific Response Documents (SRDs) for local use
  • Review and approve UK-specific SRDs to respond to MI enquiries
  • Perform quality assurance of SRDs
  • Provide internal resource for product knowledge and responding to internal scientific enquiries
  • Ensure inspection and audit readiness for DPOC and MI activities
  • Support the technical and scientific review of non-promotional materials for assigned therapeutic areas, ensuring compliance with ABPI Code of Practice, statutory and Company requirements
  • Generate and provide metrics and insights for the wider business
  • What’s next?


    12 months in Pharmacovigilance – based in London

    Within Pharmacovigilance (PV) you will be responsible for day-to-day adverse events case management including case intake and follow-up activities in accordance with Global Safety procedures, the review of local literature as per company procedures and country regulations, and health authority submissions of cases in accordance with Global Safety procedures and health authority standards.

    Duties & responsibilities

  • Reconciliation of adverse event reports received from the company’s other operating units (e.g. DPOC, MI, etc.) and contractual partners, as applicable
  • Filing, storage and archiving of safety-related data in accordance with company policies and local requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with local PV regulations, company policies and procedures and Global Safety procedures at the country level.
  • Participate in case safety report compliance activities and take the necessary corrective actions locally for the late reporting.
  • Ensure inspection and audit readiness for Pharmacovigilance activities
  • Identify and communicate potential safety issues to PV Country Lead.
  • Assist in the delivery of training to PV staff, customer facing non-PV staff (e.g. Sales Reps, Medical Affairs, etc.) and distributors/vendors/business partners
  • Complete and document required PV training within the required timelines.
  • Perform other activities as requested by the PV Country Lead.
  • Technical Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in health, life science, medical science or equivalent healthcare qualification
  • Ability to resolve moderately complex problems
  • Literature searching skills and IT literacy
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written, high attention to detail, good interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates planning, time management and organizational skills
  • Qualities we look for

  • Operates with a high level of integrity, transparency and accountability
  • Comprehends and aligns with our organization’s core values
  • Aligns and fosters a culture of diversity and inclusivity
  • Demonstrates initiative, proactivity and academic curiosity
  • Encourages and boosts their colleagues through teamwork
  • Demonstrates clear and effective communication
  • Demonstrates a desire to learn and improve their performance through feedback
  • Demonstrates the ability to be comfortable raising potential risks and having difficult and candid conversations 
  • Demonstrates ability to work autonomously whilst also thriving from working productively within a cross-functional team
  • What happens at the end of the 24-month scheme?

    Throughout the 24 month scheme you will receive guidance and mentoring to not only help you through your current role, but also to prepare you for applications to permanent roles within the organisation, with the aim that you will continue your career journey with us.

    Start Date

    Summer 2022


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