This two-year Fellowship Program in collaboration at Northeastern University and Blueprint Medicines is designed to offer Doctor of Pharmacy graduates an in-depth experience in a biopharmaceutical industry setting.
Blueprint Medicines will offer three 2-year Fellowship Programs in collaboration with Northeastern University designed to offer Doctor of Pharmacy graduates an in-depth experience in a biopharmaceutical industry setting. Blueprint Medicines is a global precision therapy company striving to improve human health. With a focus on genomically defined cancers, rare diseases and cancer immunotherapy, we combine our leading expertise in protein kinases with a uniquely targeted, scalable approach to empower the rapid design and development of transformational medicines.
Global Medical Affairs
The Medical Affairs fellowship at Blueprint Medicines will offer an opportunity for fellows to develop a proficient understanding of Global Medical Affairs, including analyzing, developing and delivering scientifically-balanced data to healthcare providers to improve patient outcomes. Throughout the fellowship, the fellow will engage in projects to learn and understand disease state and master product data while gaining experience in various functions within Medical Affairs. The fellow will develop an understanding of industry regulations and guidance governing medical communications/interactions and advertising/promotional materials by working in cross-functional teams outside of Medical Affairs including Legal/Compliance, Marketing, Clinical Development and Regulatory. The fellow will also participate in key Medical Affairs Launch and Pre-Launch Activities including the following:
Work cross-functionally within Medical Affairs to strategically plan and develop medical information letters and reactive/proactive scientific communication materials for customer facing teams
Collaborate with marketing, legal, and regulatory to review promotional materials for scientific accuracy
Manage a global medical information call center, deliver responses to escalated inquiries, and ensure training on updated product information and related materials such as standard response letters
Provide support for publications by strategically identifying data gaps, developing and executing publication plan
Assist in developing and presenting training materials for Medical Information call center and field medical on new or updated scientific information on our products, if approved
Engage in the exchange of data and knowledge in a scientific and balanced manner as they relate to clinical research, disease state awareness, pipeline assets, and therapeutic trends
Work with the Field Medical Affairs Team to gain an understanding of thought leader engagement and territory management by developing and fostering relationships with critical HCPs and institutions
Staff medical Information and pipeline booths at scientific congresses
Northeastern University Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowships
The Northeastern University Fellowship Program provides a dynamic academic environment offering fellows the opportunity for a wide breadth of experiences:
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 area residents and other Northeastern fellows via professional development programs, teaching seminars, and participation on fellowship committees
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited institution, eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the State of Massachusetts. Excellent oral and written communication, time management, and leadership skills, ability to work independently and take initiative on a variety of projects at the industry site and Northeastern.
Please note that applications will only be accepted via Northeastern University's website.
Applicants should submit the following APPLICATION MATERIALS by the priority deadline of December 1, 2019:
Curriculum vitae (CV), uploaded
Unofficial college transcripts, uploaded
Cover letter, uploaded
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
Director of Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program
360 Huntington Ave
140 The Fenway, R218
Boston, MA 02115
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 501792
About Northeastern University Pharmaceutical Industry 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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