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, and synthetic lethality.
US Medical Affairs
The Pharmacy Postdoctoral Fellow (fellow) will join the US Medical Affairs Niraparib Team for a two-year commitment, where they will be immersed in various activities to ensure the successful development and execution of the US Medical Affairs plan. The focus of the fellowship will be in US Medical Affairs Oncology, with an initial 9-month rotation with the US Niraparib Team followed by 3-month rotations (3) available in various US Medical Affairs functions as interests align (including but not limited to Scientific Communications, Field Medical Affairs, Value and Evidence Outcomes, and US-based Medical Information). During the rotation period, the fellow will be expected to dedicate at least 25% of their time to supporting the Niraparib US Medical Affairs 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 US Medical Affairs Niraparib activities.
Example job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Develop cross-functional relationships within the organization through implementation of the US Medical Strategy
Help develop and drive US medical affairs plan, including successful execution of the tactics therein
Analyze and apply key medical insights from external experts and other medical customers to evolve medical strategy
Provide medical review support of independent medical education grants, investigator-initiated study concepts, training materials, health economics resources, and tools for field medical and cross-functional use
Attend major medical congresses, including ASHP, NRG, SGO, ASCO; attend sessions and medical education symposia and provide summary reports.
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: 502200
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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