Safety Surveillance Specialist - FDA

Clearance Level
Fort Detrick, Maryland
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Clinical Protocols

Serious Adverse Event Reporting



REQ#: RQ142726
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description
GDIT's Military Health team is hiring a Safety Surveillance Specialist to support the Office of Regulated Activities (ORA), United States Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) under the DoD (Dept. of Army) located at Ft. Detrick in Frederick, Maryland.The Office of Regulated Activities (ORA) is a multidisciplinary team of regulatory affairs, compliance, and clinical support professionals dedicated to supporting the USAMRDC mission of developing Food and Drug Administration regulated medical products for the Warfighter. The ORA provides full-service, oversight, and consultation for regulatory, clinical, non-clinical, manufacturing, data management, biostatistics, product technical, safety monitoring, and medical and regulatory writing support for FDA-regulated drug, biologic, medical device, and combination products.This position is based at Ft. Detrick, Frederick MD.HOW YOU WILL MAKE AN IMPACT
  • Develop pre-market and post market safety surveillance plan(s) specific to products/protocols that include signal detection tools and templates necessary to implement the safety surveillance
  • Develop and maintain safety management plan(s) that delineate the roles, responsibilities, processes, and timelines for safety activities and drives the execution of the safety related activities during a trial
  • Establish Data Safety Monitoring Boards/Committees, which includes identifying members, developing, reviewing and finalizing the initial Charter and any revisions
  • Schedule and coordinate Data Safety Monitoring Board/Committee Meetings (organizational, in-process, executive, and ad hoc), including a face to face initial data safety monitoring board/committee organizational meeting at a central location within the continental United States, and provide an agenda
  • Receive, process, evaluate, and manage reported safety cases through electronic systems which may include but are not limited to data entry and preparation of serious adverse event narratives, generating analyses of similar events, data element coding of event terms in the safety database utilizing the Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities and preforming quality control reviews of the entered data
  • Monitor the safety mailbox for new incoming unexpected and related serious adverse events
  • Triage safety reports, interpret clinical data, and perform regulatory evaluation for regulatory reporting purposes
  • Track follow-up information /correspondence through to case closure
  • Notify the investigator(s) of safety information, including expedited serious adverse events, according to Government procedures and in accordance with 21 CFR 312.32 and 312.33 and ICH Guidelines
  • Develop and/or review protocol specific documents and clinical safety documents including but not limited to clinical protocols, informed consent forms, investigator brochures, data monitoring committee charters, safety management plans, safety surveillance plans, safety-related source document and other associated clinical safety documents
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent combination of education, professional training, or work experience.
  • Required Experience:8+ years of related experience - clinical drug safety, FDA regulations
  • Must be highly organized, detail oriented, and perform independently. 
  • Have excellent Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Location: Onsite Ft Detrick, some remote but local in the area
  • US Citizenship Required: Must be U.S. citizen and be able to obtain a TI (Public Trust) clearance.
  • Challenging work that makes a real impact on the world around you  
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career 
  • 401K with company match 
  • Diverse, highly collaborative teams
  • Professional development, education assistance, certification and training opportunities
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Work Requirements
Years of Experience

5 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree

Travel Required

Less than 10%


U.S. Citizenship Required

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

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