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Director, Pharmacovigilance Operations

Department: 123 Pharmacovigilance

Location: Waltham, MA

Company Overview:

Dyne Therapeutics is a clinical-stage muscle disease company focused on advancing innovative life-transforming therapeutics for people living with genetically driven diseases. With its proprietary FORCE™ platform, Dyne is developing modern oligonucleotide therapeutics that are designed to overcome limitations in delivery to muscle tissue seen with other approaches. Dyne has a broad portfolio of programs for serious muscle diseases, including candidates for myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). For more information, please visit, and follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

Role Summary

The Director, Pharmacovigilance (PV) Operations at Dyne is responsible for tactical and strategic aspects of PV operations activities involving Dyne programs. This individual is accountable for ensuring compliance with and continuous improvement of Dyne PV process related to safety governance, management of individual case safety reports, aggregate reporting, signal detection, implementation of safety language in clinical trial and regulatory documents, and corporate training on safety SOPs and Policies. Oversight of the Pharmacovigilance Service Provider (PSP) is a key aspect of this role. This role partners closely with the Head of PV in the implementation of signal detection plans and be an integral member of study teams across Dyne programs. Ultimately, this position is accountable for resourcing, development, training, and management of a high-performing PV operations team.




Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic planning, implementation, and management of Dyne Pharmacovigilance Operations activities
  • Provide expert guidance and leadership both internally and externally based on in-depth knowledge of development and post-marketing safety requirements, per ICH; US and international regulations and guidelines; and EU Good Pharmacovigilance Practice (GVP)
  • Responsible for managing external PV vendors, and internal staff (when added) related to PV operational activities, creating a highly efficient team across insourced and outsourced resources commensurate to the needs of Dyne clinical programs
  • Oversee the set-up of new safety projects, including development of study-specific Safety Management Plans and set up of safety systems and configurations in the PV database to accommodate these trials and products, including specific workflows and reporting/querying functionalities
  • Build and implement pharmacovigilance systems fully compliant with the applicable worldwide Health Authority PV regulations
  • Responsible for successful oversight of systems and MedDRA updates in collaboration with the relevant vendor(s)
  • Responsible for compliant and quality execution of all operational activities related to safety case management and related PV activities, and participation in safety case review
  • Oversee and ensure timely submissions of expedited reports to the FDA & other health authorities and to EC/IRBs via external vendors
  • Effectively collaborate with key stakeholders at all levels in the organization and represents PV Operations on program teams and applicable governance committees
  • Support, with Dyne Data Management, reconciliation activities performed by the PSP between the safety DB and the clinical database
  • Assist in the preparation and management of aggregate safety reports (e.g., IND safety reports, DSURs, PSLLs etc.)
  • Assist with the development, implementation, maintenance, and continuous improvement of pharmacovigilance related SOPs, policies, and work instructions
  • Create and track PV Operations-related metrics, e.g., case processing, for internal monitoring of performance of the PV function
  • Participate in the development and implementation of an inspection readiness program with the contribution of other PV and non- PV stakeholders including the quality function
  • Participate in regulatory inspections/audits as they relate to PV activities
  • Work with QA department to maintain a state of high PV inspection readiness across all regions/countries
  • Work with QA to ensure root cause analysis of any deviations from PV process, and the implementation of effective corrective and preventative action plans for any PV-related quality issues


The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principles functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance workload.

This description is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements for the position. This position may change or assume additional duties at any time.  The employee may be requested to perform different or additional duties as assigned. All Employees are expected to adhere to all company policies and act as a role model for company values.

Dyne Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.