This two-year Fellowship Program in collaboration at Northeastern University and GSK Oncology is designed to offer Doctor of Pharmacy graduates an in-depth experience in a biopharmaceutical industry setting.
GSK Oncology is committed to the discovery and development of new and potentially life-changing therapies for patients with cancer. Our vision is for people with cancer to not only to live, but to live well, because we are delivering innovative and transformational medicines. GSK’s approach to oncology is focused on innovation in the areas of immuno-oncology, cell therapy, cancer epigenetics, synthetic lethality.
The Pharmacy Postdoctoral Fellow (fellow) will join the Global Medical Information team for a two-year commitment, where they will be immersed in all Global Medical Affairs activities. The focus of the fellowship will be in Medical Information with an initial 6-month rotation with the Global Medical Information team followed by 3-month rotations available in various Global Medical Affairs functions including: Oncology Program Strategy & Engagement, Scientific Communications, Medical & Scientific Director, Early Innovation & Alliances, Business Planning & Operations, and Global Medical Affairs Research. During the rotation period, the fellow will be expected to dedicate at least 25% of their time to supporting the Global Medical Information Team. The fellow will also have the opportunity to learn about various industry functions such as Pharmacovigilance, Value Evidence & Outcomes, Clinical Development, or the Commercial Organization through longitudinal projects. Rotations may be extended at the discretion of the rotation supervisor. The remaining six months of the fellowship will be fully dedicated to Medical Information activities.
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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:
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
GSK Oncology Global Medical Information
Develop cross-functional relationships across the organization through implementation of the Global Medical Strategy
Develop medical response letters, slide decks, infographics, videos and literature summaries for both internal and external stakeholders
Provide medical review support of medical and promotional materials for the copy approval committees
Support medical information call center training and escalations and analyze medical information request metrics
Attend major medical congresses, including ASHP, SITC, SGO, ASH, ASCO; attend sessions and medical education symposia and provide summary reports.
Develop pre- and post-authorization payer dossiers and submissions to guideline compendia and pathway companies
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 GSK’s office in Waltham, 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
Passion for science and medicine
High degree of curiosity and determination
Ability to effectively engage others with integrity
Self-driven to implement innovative ideas and seek unique experiences
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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