Xcenda is looking for one Medical Communications Fellow to join the organization in our Palm Harbor office near Tampa, Florida.
This 2-year, degree-granting Fellowship, sponsored by Xcenda, in conjunction with the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, provides a unique research, medical writing, and education experience in a healthcare consulting environment. The Fellow will work on numerous projects in various disease areas, and interact with many of the top pharmaceutical companies, managed care organizations, and healthcare providers throughout the United States and abroad. During the Fellowship, professionals from Xcenda will mentor the Fellow in multiple consulting projects with a focus on medical writing and medical communications. This Fellowship places an emphasis on review and evaluation of the medical literature and the healthcare landscape, with the intent of developing various stakeholder communication pieces, including Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Format formulary dossiers, global value dossiers, scientific publications (eg, posters and manuscripts), and field-based scientific slide decks. In addition, training will be provided on how to systematically review the literature and conduct either qualitative or quantitative analyses. At the conclusion of the Fellowship, a driven Fellow will possess the skills and knowledge necessary to enter a successful career in a consulting firm, pharmaceutical company, managed care organization, or academia. In addition, the Fellow will earn a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy through the University of Florida School of Pharmacy.
Fellowship Goals and Objectives:
To provide the Fellow with training and experience in medical writing, as well as in verbal and written scientific communications
To enhance the Fellow’s knowledge of literature searching, critical evaluation of study design, and health outcomes research methodologies
To develop an understanding of pharmaceutical manufacturers’ business and how companies interact with consulting firms to meet their business objectives
To gain relevant didactic training by completing 32 units of online coursework through the University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Candidates will be selected by our Fellowship Selection Committee from a national pool of individuals who possess a strong interest in medical writing and medical communications. Although not required, applicable experience, such as an internship in a related field, is preferred. A successful candidate must have earned a PharmD from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy before July 1, 2020. US citizenship or lawful permanent resident status is required.
To Request a PPS Interview
Interested individuals must apply for an interview through the Personnel Placement Service (PPS), held in conjunction with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Meeting in December. To request an interview through PPS, candidates are required to provide a copy of their CV and are highly encouraged to provide a letter of intent as well. School transcripts and letters of recommendation are NOT needed for PPS interview purposes.
Onsite Interview Process
After 2 rounds of interviews at PPS, selected candidates will be invited to attend an onsite interview in December 2019 for the Medical Communications Fellowship on either December 18 or 19, 2019. Candidates offered an onsite interview will be asked to submit the following items no later than December 13, 2019. Instructions for submitting this information will be sent to each selected candidate.
Letter of intent
Curriculum vitae (CV)
Unofficial school transcripts
3 letters of recommendation
Xcenda is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) with excellent compensation package including competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Xcenda also provides tuition for all required classes, as well as travel expenses to at least one national meeting per year.
Xcenda, a business unit of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, is an integrated, world-class health care consulting organization focused on value, reimbursement, and patient access. For more than 25 years, Xcenda has helped global biopharmaceutical companies as well as emerging early-phase firms successfully commercialize innovative medical treatments and technologies in complex and cost-constrained global markets. Our broad, yet strategically connected, array of consulting services supports all phases of the product lifecycle. Our experts provide customized solutions and innovative approaches that discover and communicate the value of pharmaceuticals and other healthcare technologies.
US citizenship or lawful permanent resident status is required.
About Xcenda / AmerisourceBergen
Xcenda, a business unit of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, is an integrated, world-class healthcare consulting organization focused on value, reimbursement, and patient access. For more than 25 years, Xcenda has helped global biopharmaceutical companies as well as emerging early-phase firms successfully commercialize innovative medical treatments and technologies in complex and cost-constrained global markets. Our broad, yet strategically connected, array of consulting services supports all phases of the product lifecycle. Our experts provide customized solutions and innovative approaches that discover and communicate the value of pharmaceuticals and other healthcare technologies.
As a member of the Xcenda team, you will be working, learning, and teaching alongside intelligent, collaborative, and experienced professionals who are inspired by what they do and highly motivated to make a difference. Xcenda has offices in Palm Harbor, FL, Fort Mill, SC, Washington, DC, and Hanover, Germany, in addition to having many associates working remotely. You will experience what we call "Commitment that Counts" – a mindset and attitude that we all share. It is the commitment that we have to o...ur clients, to each other, and to the patients we serve that makes Xcenda a special and unique organization and more than just a place to work. We value accountability, collaboration, customer focus, innovation, integrity, and passion. We believe life is meant to be pursued and enjoyed through creative thinking and ethics, and we bring an entrepreneurial spirit to everything we do.
Share in our commitment to excellence. Play a vital role in helping patients gain access to life-saving therapies. Take the next step today and learn how you can join us.