In partnership with Wilkes University, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, the two-year Sanofi Pasteur Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program is a comprehensive experience for Doctor of Pharmacy graduates to gain exposure in pharmacovigilance for vaccines. The Swiftwater, PA, site offers a beautiful campus in the scenic Pocono Mountains and a unique opportunity to encounter the full lifecycle of a vaccine from early stages of research and development to manufacturing and post-marketing surveillance. With headquarters in Lyon, France, the Fellow will interact with colleagues at a global level.
The Fellow will have the opportunity to rotate across the various Sanofi Global Business Units within Pharmacovigilance, including Neurology, Oncology, Rare Blood Disorders, Rare Disease, and Inflammation and Immunology. The Fellow will also gain exposure to other functional areas based on individual interest including Biostatistics, Clinical Development, Medical Affairs, Pharmacoepidemiology, Regulatory Affairs, and Research and Development.
The Fellow is appointed as adjunct faculty at Wilkes University. Academic opportunities include didactic teaching, precepting pharmacy students, global presentations, and projects. The Fellow will be a primary resource to the student chapter of Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPhO).
During this two-year program, the Fellow will:
Understand the mission of a pharmacovigilance department and the role of GPV in clinical development and product lifecycle management
Become knowledgeable in current global pharmacovigilance regulations and guidelines, including US and European regulations
Develop the ability to think strategically with a global pharmacovigilance and regulatory perspective
Enhance the ability to critically evaluate, interpret, synthesize, and present safety data in a clear and concise manner through written and verbal communication
Expand medical and scientific knowledge of products within various therapeutic areas
Actively participate in:
Safety surveillance and signal detection
Preparation of various regulatory documents (e.g. Periodic Safety Reports, Product Label Updates, and Risk Management Plans)
Fellows for the Wilkes University Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program are selected on a nationally competitive basis, with interviews at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Meeting.
Applicants must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy before the beginning of the Fellowship.
Candidates must have strong written and verbal communication skills and an interest in pursuing a career in the biopharmaceutical industry.
All candidates must have authorization to work in the United States throughout the duration of the two-year Fellowship. No visa sponsorship will be provided.
Attendance and participation at ASHP Midyear/Personnel Placement Service (PPS) is strongly recommended. Please submit an interview request via ASHP/PPS with your curriculum vitae and letter of intent.
Founded in 1933, Wilkes University is a private, co-ed, comprehensive institution. The university is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Dating back more than a century, Sanofi Pasteur is the largest company in the world devoted entirely to human vaccines. The vaccines division of Sanofi, the company's driving goal is to protect people from infectious diseases by creating safe and effective vaccines.