Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities


Patients are at the heart of everything we do at Loxo Oncology, and we continue to be motivated by our goal of improving the lives of people living with cancer. We pursue this goal with a tenacity, focus, and commitment to excellence that defines who we are and how we work.

We seek dedicated, passionate, hardworking, intelligent, thoughtful, and authentic individuals who thrive within a collaborative and fast-paced environment and will bring their experiences, unique perspectives and problem-solving skills to the team. In return, we cultivate an environment that rewards and recognizes hard work and provides opportunities for learning and growth as part of a team making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients.

Drug Safety Specialist

Location: South San Francisco, CA

Reports To:

Senior Director, Drug Safety

Position Summary

Loxo Oncology at Lilly conducts discovery research, clinical development and regulatory affairs for oncology, with the goal of creating a pipeline of therapies that have the potential to make a meaningful difference for patients. Loxo Oncology at Lilly was created in December 2019, combining the Lilly Research Laboratories oncology organization and Loxo Oncology, which was acquired by Lilly in early 2019. The unit has team members in Boulder, CO, Indianapolis, IN, New York City, South San Francisco, Stamford, CT, and Madrid, Spain.

The Drug Safety Specialist will be responsible for providing Drug Safety/Pharmacovigilance support for new and ongoing clinical trials including the collection, processing, and reporting of adverse events/endpoints while adhering to International Council for Harmonization (ICH) guidelines, Good Clinical Practices (GCP), applicable regulatory guidelines, data protection guidelines and study procedures. 

Roles and Responsibilities of the Position*

  • Perform triage of incoming Serious Adverse Event (SAE) reports and consider assessments of seriousness, listedness, and causality; coordinate triage review with medical monitor.   
  • Review case narratives, including identifying relevant information from source documents and write/review queries when additional information needed 
  • Review data entry of SAEs in safety database including MedDRA coding
  • Coordinate medical monitor case review
  • Assist with the management of case processing deadlines
  • Assist in reconciliation between the safety and clinical databases for serious adverse events.
  • Compile safety information for aggregate safety reports and other safety related reports.
  • Assist with ongoing safety surveillance
  • Assist with compilation and updating of safety related spreadsheets including metrics and SUSAR submissions
  • Review and update existing standard operating procedures (SOPs) and assist with creation of new SOPs for safety department as indicated  
  • May oversee work performed by a safety Contract Research Organization (CRO)

Physical Demands / Travel

The physical demands of this job are consistent with light office duties.

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Work Environment

This position’s work environment is in an office.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered by an employee while performing the essential functions of this job.

*To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each role and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Loxo Oncology, Inc. is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.