This two-year Fellowship Program in collaboration at Northeastern University and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals is designed to offer Doctor of Pharmacy graduates an in-depth experience in a biopharmaceutical industry setting.
In 2015, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals partnered with Northeastern University to offer a unique fellowship opportunity in the heart of Boston. The program set out to equip postdoctoral PharmDs with the skills necessary to develop the advanced medicines of the future, like RNAi. The goal was and remains the same: to cultivate the future leaders of biotechnology and allow fellows to pioneer new therapies for patients. Alnylam fellows are grounded in their core expertise area but utilize the fellowship’s flexibility to branch out and discover other opportunities throughout the organization with personalized rotational experiences. Part of the backbone of the fellowship program is the Northeastern University teaching opportunities which allow fellows to share their knowledge in an educational setting.
The purpose of the Value and Evidence Strategy team at Alnylam is to lead evidence generation and value demonstration activities through cross-functional collaboration with Clinical Development, Market Access, Market Insights, Field Medical, and other expertise areas. VESt’s goal is to ensure excellence in evidence generation to allow Alnylam’s innovative medicines to reach patients and healthcare systems. The fellow will develop a thorough understanding of and hands on experience in health economics and outcomes research methodologies through various research initiatives and optional Master of Science coursework. The experience gained throughout this fellowship will allow the VESt fellow to scientifically evaluate a therapeutic’s clinical, humanistic, and economic impact.
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Applicants should submit the official application along with the following APPLICATION MATERIALS by the priority deadline of December 1, 2019 through NUFellowship.com or apply here to be eligible for interviews. Do not request an interview through PPS.
Curriculum vitae (CV)
Unofficial college transcript(s)
Three formal letters of recommendation (LORs) sent directly from the letter writer to PharmDFellowships@northeastern.edu by December 13, 2019. LOR writers should include the candidate’s name and fellowship program(s) in the subject line (e.g. Smith, John – Alnylam).
Address cover letter and three LORs to:
Andrew Orr-Skirvin, PharmD, BCOP Associate Clinical Professor, School of Pharmacy Chair, Department of Pharmacy & Health System Sciences 360 Huntington Ave 140 The Fenway, R218 Boston, MA 02115
Alnylam Value and Evidence Strategy (VESt)/HEOR
Conducting evidence gap analysis and data generation strategy to communicate the value of Alnylam’s products
Contributing to prospective and retrospective observational studies, cost-effectiveness analyses, comparative effectiveness research, chart review studies, claims analyses, patient-reported outcomes research, and other studies with potential for publication
Conducting burden of illness studies, epidemiologic research, and pharmacoeconomic analyses, as well as developing evidence dossiers for use by key healthcare decision makers
Collaboration with peers/KOLs to obtain clinical input into evidence generation activities
Leading a Medical Affairs product sub-team and participating in cross-functional working groups.
Northeastern University School of Pharmacy
Develop teaching skills through participation in our Teaching and Learning Seminar series
Facilitate small and large group didactic education in partnership with a faculty mentor
Utilize a layered learning model in experiential education by co-precepting students on pharmacy practice experiences including Northeastern’s unique co-op program
Create, present, and publish scholarly research through collaborative industry and university relationships
Engage with faculty who participate in various interdisciplinary graduate programs including biotechnology, nanomedicine, immunology, health informatics, and drug discovery
Network with local residents and other Northeastern fellows via professional development programs, teaching seminars, and participation on fellowship committees
The fellows will primarily work at Alnylam’s office in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Northeastern University responsibilities will be carried out on the Northeastern Boston campus.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited institution, eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the State of Massachusetts, excellent communication, time management, and leadership skills, ability to work independently and take initiative on a variety of projects at Alnylam and Northeastern.
WHAT WE VALUE
Eagerness to find solutions to clinical and economic challenges in multiple therapeutic areas
Willingness to ‘own’ complex projects with mentorship and guidance from preceptors and colleagues
About Northeastern University Pharmaceutical Fellowships
The NORTHEASTERN FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM provides fellows with dynamic biopharmaceutical industry experiences with the benefits of an academic environment. Over two-years, fellows work at one of the partner companies located in the greater Boston and Cambridge, MA areas and at Northeastern University’s School of Pharmacy.
WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE: Comprehensive understanding of drug development and commercialization. Robust program personalization to advance the fellow’s career goals. Large and small group teaching; scholarly research with opportunities to publish. Opportunity to pursue graduate degrees in business, public health, regulatory affairs, and others. Network with leaders, entrepreneurs, and drug developers in the biotech capital of the world.
PARTNER COMPANIES & POSITIONS: Alkermes, Alnylam, Bluebird Bio, Blueprint Medicines, Flexion, Ipsen, GSK, Tetraphase, Vertex, Verastem Oncology.
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