Director, Global PV Operations (00041) - United States - Remote

Director, Global PV Operations (00041)

Job Location: U.S. Remote (Company HQ: Palo Alto, CA)


Founded in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2007, Ascendis Pharma is a publicly held, biopharmaceutical company committed to addressing unmet medical needs. Ascendis Pharma is applying its innovative platform technology to build a leading, fully integrated biopharma company focused on making a meaningful difference in patients’ lives. Guided by its core values of patients, science and passion, the company utilizes its TransCon™ technologies to create new and potentially best-in-class therapies. Ascendis Pharma currently has a pipeline of three independent endocrinology rare disease product candidates in clinical development and established advancing oncology as its second therapeutic area of focus. The company continues to expand into additional therapeutic areas to address unmet patient needs. Ascendis is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, with offices in Heidelberg, Germany, Princeton, New Jersey, and Palo Alto, California.

In this role, you will be responsible for:

Ensure the PV operations for Ascendis Pharma portfolio products meet company objectives and comply with applicable regulations, policies and safety plans. Review study documents (Study Protocol, Safety Management Plans (SMPs), Data Management Plan (DMPs), and similar) and serious adverse events (SAE) reconciliation activities for assigned studies. Participate in sponsored and investigator initiated trials. Provide study classification, such as interventional studies, non-interventional studies, and post approval safety studies (PASS). Track Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to ensure quality of key deliverables. Ensure PV vendors and service providers meet company business objectives. Process individual case safety reports (ICSRs) and provide strategic input on case processing activities for Ascendis products. Track aggregate reporting activities, such as pharmacovigilance database listings, data distribution to CROs and safety vendor, and submission tracking. Collaborate with GCP, PV Compliance and Medical Safety Science teams on PV related regulatory inspections, internal quality assurance and corporate compliance audits. Implement Risk Management Plan and participate in crisis management activities within the PV group. Domestic and international travel required 20% of time to California and Denmark offices and vendor site visits, as needed. May work full-time remote from anywhere in the U.S.  


Minimum Requirements:

Master’s degree (U.S. or foreign equivalent) in Healthcare Management, Life Sciences, or related healthcare or life sciences field and eight (8) years of experience in the job offered or a related Pharmacovigilance role. Must have eight (8) years of prior experience in/with: strategy, design and implementation of pharmacovigilance programs; reviewing SUSAR SAE cases for regulatory reporting; ensuring PV and drug safety regulatory compliance in cross-functional clinical studies; supporting drug safety related activities related to new drug applications and regulatory filings; working with Food & Drug Administration (FDA) safety regulations, ICH guidelines, and similar regulatory guidance documents; working with global safety regulations, including FDA, EMA and MHRA; performing case processing for clinical studies, literature; and triaging ICSRs to qualify for expedited regulatory reporting. Domestic and international travel required 20% of time to California and Denmark offices and vendor site visits, as needed.

Salary: $227,000 to $265,000/year, M-F, 40 hours/week.

JOB TYPE:  Regular


SCHEDULE:  Full-time


TRAVEL:  YES (20% of time)

Ascendis is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class. 


  • Medical insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid maternity leave
  • Paid paternity leave
  • Commuter benefits
  • Disability insurance

External Posting Only




Job Profile


North America


United States


Clinical Development GCP Pharmacovigilance Regulatory Compliance Risk Management

  • Collaborate with teams on regulatory inspections
  • Ensure PV operations meet company objectives
  • Implement Risk Management Plan
  • Participate in trials
  • Process individual case safety reports
  • Review study documents and serious adverse events
  • Track KPIs

8 years


Life Sciences Master’s degree in Healthcare Management


Domestic and international travel required 20% of time


America/Anchorage America/Chicago America/Denver America/Los_Angeles America/New_York Pacific/Honolulu UTC-10 UTC-5 UTC-6 UTC-7 UTC-8 UTC-9