Global Drug Safety (GDS) provides continuous and proactive assessment, management and communication of patient risks associated with Alexion products. The department aims to optimize patient safety while complying with global regulatory requirements, supported by an agile organization, rigorous process management and operational excellence.
Develop the ability to think strategically and understand the role of Drug Safety in the lifecycle of products
Understand the benefit/risk balance of orphan drugs designed to treat devastating diseases
Cultivate and utilize knowledge in international pharmacovigilance regulations and guidelines, to increase process effectiveness
Participate and engage in cross-functional team projects involving Commercial, Marketing, Medical Affairs and Regulatory Affairs to disseminate Global Drug Safety messages
Utilize scientific knowledge and research skills to support safety surveillance and risk management decisions
Develop skills to communicate complex safety messages cross-functionally and influence decision making
Eligibility The MCPHS Biopharmaceutical Industry fellows will be selected on a nationally competitive basis, with interviews at the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear meeting.
Applicants must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy at the commencement of the program.
Candidates must have strong written and verbal communication skills and a strong interest in pursuing a career within the biopharmaceutical industry.
All candidates must have authorization to work in the United States throughout the duration of the one or two-year fellowship. No visa sponsorship will be provided.
To be considered for an interview at Midyear, please register for both ASHP Midyear and PPS and then complete a fellowship application on the MCPHS Fluid Review application portal. Visit https://mcphs.fluidreview.com/
Please DO NOT request an interview within PPS. Our recruitment teams will contact qualified candidates via PPS to schedule interviews.
Before ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting Applicants must upload the following application materials to the online portal by December 2, 2019:
Letter of intent
Unofficial college transcript
Contact information of three references for their recommendations.
Incomplete applications WILL NOT be reviewed. ASHP Clinical Midyear Meeting interviews CANNOT be scheduled until these materials have been submitted. Please keep in mind that this is a competitive process and applicants are encouraged to complete their applications as soon as possible.
After ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting The three recommendations must be submitted by the three provided contacts no later than December 16th
Onsite Interviews Top candidates will be invited for onsite interviews at the sponsoring company’s location. Final candidates will be required to go through additional screening / onboarding as required by MCPHS University.
Additional Salary Information: Fellows will receive a competitive stipend and benefit package, including comprehensive health insurance.
About MCPHS University/Alexion
Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and delivering life-changing therapies for patients with devastating and rare diseases. Patients with these life-threatening diseases often have no effective treatment options, and they and their families suffer with little hope. Our goal is to deliver medical breakthroughs where none currently exist. We are driven because we know people's lives depend on our work.
Alexion was established in the U.S. in 1992 and became a public company in 1996 (NASDAQ: ALXN). Alexion's employees around the world serve patients in approximately 50 countries. Our ambition is to be the global leader in rare diseases by leveraging our 20+ years of expertise in complement biology and our capabilities in hematology, nephrology, neurology and metabolic disorders to bring additional life-changing therapies to patients.
MCPHS University provides an academic environment to guide and support fellows toward a successful career in the biopharmaceutical industry. As a private institution with a history of specializing in health sciences, MCPHS University offers programs that embody scholarship, professional service, and community outreach....
Through MCPHS University, the fellow will have the opportunity to gain teaching and research experience in an academic setting. MCPHS University faculty and company program leaders mentor fellows according to their scholarly and professional interests throughout the two-year program.
As an adjunct instructor at MCPHS, the fellow may have the opportunity to:
• Develop, coordinate, and teach courses
• Co-precept pharmacy students on advanced experiential rotations
• Create and publish scholarly research and/or review articles
• Present research at scientific and clinical meetings
• Participate in professional development seminars with other fellows and residents from MCPHS-affiliated programs