John Snow India Private Limited JSIPL
Research Associate (Pharmacovigilance)
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Nov 28 2021


John Snow India Private Limited (JSIPL)

Terms of Reference


Position Name:

Research Associate (Pharmacovigilance)

Position Type: 



JSIPL/ M-Rite Covid 19 Vaccination Project

Reporting to: 

State Support Lead 


New Delhi (Secondment at MoHFW)




John Snow India Private Limited (JSIPL) is a subsidiary of John Snow, Inc. (JSI), a health care consulting and research organization dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities in the U.S. and around the world. Our mission is to improve the health of underserved people and communities and provide a place where people of passion and commitment can pursue this cause. For more than 40 years, Boston-headquartered JSI and its affiliates have provided high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. 


JSI has implemented projects in 106 countries and currently operates from eight US and 81 international offices, with more than 500 US-based professionals and 2,700 host country staff. In India, JSIPL implements and manages several public health projects in maternal, child, and newborn health, supply chain logistics; immunization; digital health; and HIV. Please visit our website at www.jsi.comto find out more about our work.


The Project


Under a USAID grant, JSI Research and Training Institute Inc., (JSI) has been mandated to provide technical assistance to the Government of India and State governments of several states to identify challenges and facilitate feasible solutions to address them to rapidly ramp up COVID 19 vaccination in the country, aligned with the prevalent Government of India policy. John Snow India Pvt Ltd (JSIPL) will be the lead partner to aggregate, coordinate, and support the National and State Governments with the technical assistance required to facilitate the scale-up of COVID 19 vaccination in the population, supported by several sub-partners. The interventions will support demand and supply-side acceleration at the national, state, and sub-state levels. The technical assistance areas will be flexible and depend upon the needs expressed by the national and respective state governments and include but are not limited to supply chain, technology support, last-mile delivery, micro-planning, demand generation, data analysis, workforce expansion, and other areas. 


Job Summary


The Research Associate will support State Support Lead in setting up processes with the AEFI Secretariat for signal detection and management; identifying and conducting assessments of priority identified signals; develop dossiers for each signal with data and information from different sources (large pharmacovigilance databases, systematic reviews, case studies in journals, clinical trial reports, etc.), assessment reports, vaccine specific safety database, etc. till specific end points for signal detection. Prepare summaries and presentations of each processed signal for sharing with experts during signal review panel meetings.  



  • Support the State Support Lead to develop SOPs, assessment tools, guidelines, etc. for the smooth and efficient functioning of the Signal Management Team. 

  • Conduct literature searches on vaccine adverse events and vaccines 

  • Develop dossiers for each signal under assessment which includes properly indexed references of sources of information and data. 

  • Assess each signal using the available information from each source and record in a crisp report with recommendations as per international standards 

  • Prepare powerpoint presentations for each signal for sharing with Signal Review Panel • Support the organization and conduction of signal review panel meetings and minute them. 

  • Ensure recommendations of the signal panel review meetings are shared with all stakeholders 

  • Develop a system for dissemination of signal management findings to stakeholders 

  • Regularly review national and international scientific evidence and support in knowledge management. 

  • Any other project related activities may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor/

  • Assist in any other research and programmatic work for day to day functioning of the unit

Qualifications and Skills 


JSIPL seeks a results-oriented individual with the ability to produce high quality deliverables, managing multiple concurrent tasks, and meet tight deadlines with attention to detail. The successful candidate is required to have:

  • A minimum qualification of Pharma.D or M.Pharma is required 

  • Two - three years’ experience in Adverse Drug Reaction reporting, MedDRA coding and signal detection processes 

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct extensive literature searches and review, collate information from different sources in a coherent manner and prepare concise reports 

  • Ability to work on large pharmacovigilance databases such as VigiBase, etc 

Application Process


Please review the detailed Position Description and submit your application at the following link (please copy and paste the link in your browser): 


Your application should consist if the following:

  • Detailed Resume

  • Suitability Statement (max. 500 words) describing your specific past experience in similar assignments. 

  • Minimum Notice Period

JSI India subscribes to a policy of equal opportunity. Applicants for employment will not be discriminated against on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, caste, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information, political affiliation, or military status (special disabled veterans or veteran status) in any employment decisions.  


This is an urgent requirement and those who can join early will be preferred. 


Please note that the last date of applying for this position is November 28, 2021 and only the shortlisted candidates will be called for the interview.